Author: Sonya Herrera (Sonya Herrera)

Assembly candidate Bob Brunton says he will walk the walk

Bob Brunton’s campaign message is printed on his transparent face shield —  a symbol of his willingness to speak with people face-to-face, including and especially those who belong to the opposing Democratic party. “Most of these issues aren’t really Republican-Democrat,” said Brunton, a Republican who is running to represent District 25 in the California Assembly....

Union blames lack of overtime for San Jose’s fire inspection backlog

Despite having filled nearly all of its vacant positions, San Jose’s Fire Prevention Bureau will likely fall behind in conducting fire inspections — and largely because of its failure to pay overtime. “There’s a short-term solution to try to bring down the backlog and that is to reinstate the allowance of (paid) overtime,” said Matt...

New program guides East San Jose parents through online learning

As school districts across Silicon Valley extend online learning to stop the spread of COVID-19, one local school district is helping parents — mostly immigrants and communities of color — get comfortable with the technology. This week, the San Jose Evergreen Community College District began its Parent Academy, a series of courses that train East...

Proposed housing project at San Jose’s Blossom Hill station would help fund transit

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is looking to build 328 apartments at the Blossom Hill light rail station in south San Jose, with revenue from the development to be used to fund transit operations. “It’s all about generating revenue and riders in order to reinvest into our existing transit system,” said Kelly Snider,...

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