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San Jose mayoral candidate admits employee classification error

San Jose Councilmember Matt Mahan’s mayoral campaign is correcting the misclassifying of some of its employees, weeks after...

South County school trustee scrutinized for past behavior

Morgan Hill educators are questioning whether a school board member is fit for reelection after an independent probe...

Santa Clara lags behind on low-income housing

Santa Clara has thousands of homes in the pipeline, but advocates are skeptical if these developments will make...

Following San Jose, state tosses parking requirements

San Jose and California are in a race to leave the 1960s in the past, at least when...

The Podlight

Homeless deaths spike in Silicon Valley

Homeless deaths on the streets of Silicon Valley are on the rise -- with 14 people dying in one month alone. Host Nick Preciado digs into the troubling trend with two homeless experts and advocates, Todd Langton and Shaunn Cartwright.

Latest Opinion

Collins: Can a homebuyer find a home under $1M in today’s local market?

Collins: Can a homebuyer find a home under $1M in today’s local market?

Lately, the media has reported extensively on a slowdown in housing sales, but what is really happening here in Santa Clara County? This month, I dig deeper into the market data and what it means for homebuyers. If we are experiencing a slowdown in housing sales, then a slowing market should lead to an increase in inventory and lower prices. Last August, according to MLS Listings, there were 1,112 single-family homes sold. At the same time this year, sales of single-family homes dropped to 794 units. That’s a decline of nearly 30%, which really does sound quite alarming. However, last...