Author: Janice Bitters (Janice Bitters)

Silicon Valley company makes strides toward space economy

Humans have been dreaming of the next frontier for decades, imagining what humankind might find among the stars. But in a stout, two-story building in Mountain View, one group is taking it a step further by imagining an entire new space economy. Made In Space, which leases land for its headquarters at Moffett Field from...

Massive Santa Clara project with tall towers blocked by FAA

One of the largest proposed developments in Santa Clara will get a shakeup this year after the Federal Aviation Administration raised red flags about the tall towers in the project, according to the developer, Kylli Inc. The Chinese developer has been working since early 2018 on a tall, mixed-use proposal called Mission Point that would...

Santa Clara bucked city rules with Singer public relations contracts

Two years after Santa Clara officials worked to fix a botched public affairs contract, a San José Spotlight investigation found city leaders repeated some of the same errors mere months after vowing not to make those mistakes again. Public documents show city officials didn’t follow the city’s code, typical timelines and industry best practices when...

Santa Clara leaves police chief decision to voters, disputes scathing grand jury report

It’s official: Santa Clara will have two police chief elections in 2020 after councilmembers on Wednesday night said they couldn’t agree on who to elect to the newly-vacant position between now and Dec. 2020. The decision comes after a contentious meeting where elected officials were set to decide what to do about the retirement of longtime Chief Mike...

San Jose: Google grants $1.5M to The Salvation Army for new homes

Google will give The Salvation Army $1.5 million to expand the legacy nonprofit’s footprint and housing in San Jose and support veterans’ programs in San Francisco. The donation, through Google.org, is the first grant the company has distributed after announcing this summer it would open up $50 million in funding to nonprofits focused on homelessness...

Takeaways from top female leaders during Women Equality Day

Monday marked Women Equality Day and in Silicon Valley, more than 20 high-ranking female business and government leaders convened to share their stories and hard-earned lessons. The event, hosted in a modest, single-story building at NASA’s Ames Research Center, was filled with some of the most accomplished women in Silicon Valley and the country, including Speaker of...

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