Author: Grace Stetson (Grace Stetson)

Food banks prepare for record numbers this Thanksgiving in Silicon Valley

As 2020 comes to a close, many Americans are yearning to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones and uphold yearslong traditions. However, as COVID-19 continues to spurn closures across the country and in our own backyard, the holiday season — starting with Thanksgiving — will look different from years past. With COVID-19 shuttering businesses...

Silicon Valley Turkey Trot goes virtual for 16th annual race

Thanksgiving Day in Silicon Valley means more than family dinners, touch football and volunteering. For the past 15 years, families across the Bay Area have flocked to downtown San Jose to participate in the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. This year, the race is taking another page from 2020: it’s going virtual. Since its...

Dave Cortese leads in Senate District 15 race

Dave Cortese, the 30-year veteran of Santa Clara County politics, will soon bring those skills to Sacramento, representing California’s Senate District 15. As of 9 a.m. Nov. 4, Cortese has a solid lead over rival Ann Ravel, winning 53.8% of the vote. Ravel garnered 46.1% of the vote with 58% of the ballots counted. In...

New tax data platform fuels Prop. 15 debate in South Bay

Proposition 15, one of the most highly-contested issues on the ballot, has given hope to those who believe it will eventually lead to changes in how residential property taxed. The measure, if approved, would require commercial and industrial properties to be taxed based on their market value rather than the price at which they were purchased....

Beloved San Jose museum names its first female president

The Tech Interactive — the innovative downtown San Jose museum that’s brought family-friendly STEM education to Silicon Valley since the 1980s — will soon see an innovation to its leadership. Earlier this month, the center named Katrina Stevens — the director of learning science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative — as The Tech’s new president and CEO,...