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Breland: SJECCD supports undocumented student week of action

The San Jose – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) is committed to the proposition that quality, affordable higher education, job training and career development opportunities should be available and accessible to every individual and family in California, regardless of ethnicity, religion, national origin, immigration status, age, gender or socioeconomic status. As such, our board of...

Gerston: David takes on Goliath on air pollution, but will he win?

The battle between California and the Trump administration reached a crescendo of sorts last month, with the outcome very much in “the air.” The president instructed the Environmental Protection Administration Agency (EPA) to revoke California’s long-standing ability to set automobile emissions standards that are firmer than federal rules. If the new direction of the Trump...

Bonilla: I challenge my Planning Commission rivals to a public discussion

In anticipation of next week’s Planning Commission appointment, SOMOS Mayfair this week released an op-ed seeking an opportunity “to hear directly from the candidates and learn about their qualifications to represent us.” I completely agree with this request and find it to be reasonable for candidates seeking to fill a position of public service. Since...

Portillo: San Jose has a chance to truly promote diversity 

As the daughter of two Mexican immigrants who has lived on the East Side of San Jose my entire life, I grew up with great pride and love for my home. Surrounded by neighbors, classmates and local businesses rich in culture, I’ve always felt privileged to have been raised in such a vibrant and welcoming community. But despite this rich identity and connection to my neighborhood, places...

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