Author: Adam F. Hutton (Adam F. Hutton)

A new training program aims to help San Jose mobile food vendors

What sprouted at a community farm in East San Jose as a workforce development program for mobile food vendors has blossomed into something rare — an advocacy group pushing to make it easier for food cart operators to earn a living. It’s a community that needs advocates. The work is hard: profit margins are slim,...

South Bay labor leaders sanction strike of thousands of Santa Clara County employees

The South Bay Labor Council’s Executive Board — which represents nearly 100 local unions in Silicon Valley — voted Monday night to sanction a strike by members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521, including more than 11,000 Santa Clara County employees. “Today, the South Bay Labor Council on behalf of first responders, teachers,...

Santa Clara County DA applauds high court ruling giving prosecutors access to police misconduct records

The Constitutional rights of criminal defendants in California are not outweighed by state laws protecting the confidentiality of police personnel records, the state Supreme Court ruled last week. In a way, the court’s opinion vindicates Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen’s approach to balancing the rights of law enforcement officers to keep their personnel...

Comic Con Councilmember lets “nerd” flag fly at City Hall

To herald the arrival of Silicon Valley Comic Con this week San Jose officials gathered in front of City Hall Tuesday afternoon to raise its official flag over municipal plaza. But what’s that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive!...

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