Author: Jana Kadah (Jana Kadah)

Santa Clara County requires COVID boosters for workers in high-risk settings

Some workers in Santa Clara County will soon need a COVID-19 booster shot in order to continue working in high-risk settings. Santa Clara County health officials announced a new, limited health order Tuesday that requires some employees to have a booster shot as a condition of employment. The mandate will effect all public and private employees...

In annual speech, San Jose mayor says homelessness is city’s ‘biggest failure’

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo painted a realistic picture of the city’s failures while highlighting a hopeful future at his State of the City address on Thursday. In his seventh annual address, and second virtual speech, Liccardo discussed the city’s biggest issues. He focused on homelessness, public safety, community resiliency and environmental improvements. The city’s biggest failure...

San Jose mayoral candidate fundraiser triggers COVID case

A Friday fundraiser for San Jose mayoral candidate Dev Davis has resulted in one confirmed COVID case, and a few others feeling symptoms. The fundraiser, hosted by Davis’ campaign team was held at an Almaden mansion owned by Harmoz Barandar, where roughly 100 people attended. There were no vaccination checks in place, and little to no people were...

San Jose mayor wants city workers to get COVID boosters

San Jose city employees may have another vaccine requirement coming their way. On Tuesday, Mayor Sam Liccardo introduced a proposal to require all city employees to get COVID-19 booster shots as a condition of employment. Visitors to city-owned facilities such as the SAP Center and San Jose McEnery Convention Center would also need a third...

San Jose-Evergreen Community College trustee running for council

A longtime San Jose politico is throwing his hat into the race to represent the city’s downtown core. Omar Torres, a San Jose-Evergreen Community College District board trustee, director of the California Democratic Party and Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco’s former deputy chief of staff for nearly seven years, is running for the District 3 City Council seat....

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