Author: Elizabeth Mendez (Elizabeth Mendez)

Major changes coming to San Jose’s upcoming elections

WASHINGTON. D.C. —  Preparations are underway across California for the upcoming March 3 primary election, which for the first time since 2008, will allow California voters to participate near the beginning of the presidential primary process. Plus, a new law called the California Voter’s Choice Act takes effect in Santa Clara County this year. That...

San Jose Iranian group considers security amid tensions over U.S. attack

WASHINGTON. D.C. — On the heels of an announcement Thursday that the U.S. military had killed Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top military leader, one Iranian advocacy group in the South Bay is preparing for heightened security risks. “Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the...

Zoe Lofgren’s bill to provide green cards to undocumented farmworkers passes House

WASHINGTON. D.C. — A bill that would give undocumented farmworkers a way to earn citizenship status passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, marking a major victory for agricultural workers. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, or H.R. 5038, was a major bipartisan agreement spearheaded by San Jose Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren. It passed, 260 to...

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo raises eyebrows with Mike Bloomberg endorsement

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo’s announcement Tuesday that he’s endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, just one week after his last pick, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., dropped out of the race is raising eyebrows from critics. Some are questioning the Silicon Valley mayor for backing a billionaire after Harris dropped out because she didn’t have enough capital...

Silicon Valley congressmembers may soon vote to impeach the president

WASHINGTON. D.C. — Democratic leaders in the House announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday morning, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. “It is an impeachable offense for the president to exercise powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the national interest,”...

San Jose airport receives $10 million to kickstart plans for expansion

It’s Christmas in November for airports across the country. On Friday morning, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren announced the Department of Transportation is awarding San Jose’s Mineta International Airport $10 million to revamp its Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting building. “That’s really just the tip of the iceberg in terms of new stuff coming right behind it,”...

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