Author: Lorraine Gabbert (Lorraine Gabbert)

San Jose: How to talk to your kids about the coronavirus

In a TikTok video, toddlers wearing pajamas sing, “We’re in quarantine. Yes, we’re in quarantine. Germs go away! Germs go away!” Although adorable, the video exemplifies that even kids are processing the effects of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, especially as they’re cooped up at home with a barrage of information surrounding them. Some...

Santa Clara County lawmakers to approve $137.4M for affordable housing

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is expected to approve $137.4 million in funding for seven new supportive and affordable housing developments, Supervisor Cindy Chavez announced during a news conference Monday. That means another 865 units added to the affordable housing market, which could shelter up to 2,059 of the county’s most vulnerable people....

Sam Liccardo celebrates with Measure E tax in lead

Jubilation broke out at the Measure E headquarters on Second Street after the first round of elections results were released Tuesday night. Although the lead was slight, Mayor Sam Liccardo waved his fist in the air, delivering fist bumps around the room. “What heartens me as a public servant in this city,” Liccardo said, “is...

LIVE BLOG: Election Day is underway in the South Bay

After a long and at-times grueling campaign season, South Bay voters on Tuesday headed to more than a hundred vote centers to fulfil their civic duty, casting votes at the top of the ticket for president down to the consequential San Jose City races that could shake things up at City Hall. 11:30 p.m. San...

Ruben Navarro wants to make history in San Jose

Ruben Navarro said he doesn’t mind having the odds stacked against him — he’s been “fighting those odds” his whole life. Now, Navarro, along with Jake Tonkel and Marshall Woodmansee, is challenging Councilmember Dev Davis for the San Jose City Council District 6 seat, which covers Willow Glen and the Rose Garden. His launch into...

Silicon Valley candidates vying for Senate seat face off

Article courtesy of Lorraine Gabbert / Almaden Times Candidates for state Senate in District 15 faced off this week on issues ranging from education to housing at a debate hosted by the Almaden Valley Community Association. The candidates included former California Assemblymember Nora Campos, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ken...

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