Author: Janice Bitters (Janice Bitters)

Plans for San Jose’s Diridon Station area push forward

This week was a big one for the area around San Jose’s Diridon Station, a busy transit hub where Google has submitted plans for a massive new campus, drawing other developers with their own projects as city planners race to keep up with it all. And as city planners this week collected the last questions...

Cupertino commissioner threatens lawsuit for Nextdoor posts

The Cupertino Planning Commission chair who in July came under fire for a past harassment lawsuit and more recent controversial posts on social media site NextDoor says a former resident’s postings on the site have defamed his character and he is considering legal action. Planning Commission Chair R “Ray” Wang’s attorney, Krista Baughman, a partner...

Amid growing income disparities, Silicon Valley nonprofit aims to redirect donors to their own backyards

Nearly one-third of Silicon Valley adults are considered “upper-income,” outpacing every other region in the country, according to Pew Research Center data. But local philanthropy is lagging, nonprofit leaders say. “Silicon Valley is home to more than 86,000 millionaires and billionaires – and many are incredibly generous – but not nearly enough of Silicon Valley...

Frustrated Santa Clara leaders to mull $500K in potential convention center over-charges

Frustrated Santa Clara leaders decided Tuesday to meet privately to sort out a recent audit that claims the former Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce owes the city nearly $580,000 for alleged over-billing while running the city’s convention center and the Convention-Visitor’s Bureau, or CVB. The report, by city-hired consultant TAP International, details about five years...

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