Author: Staff Reports

Santa Clara County supervisorial candidates release fundraising hauls

The newly-released fundraising totals in the Santa Clara County supervisor’s race show a few unexpected front-runners as the candidates bolster their war chests. Five candidates are vying to replace Supervisor Dave Cortese and represent a district that spans San Jose, Alviso, Sunnyvale and Milpitas. According to the latest county finance reports, former Sunnyvale Councilmember Otto...

How you can help Gilroy Garlic Festival’s youngest victims

A day after a gunman opened fire on a crowd enjoying the Gilroy Garlic Festival, tributes poured in for the rampage’s youngest victims — Stephen Romero, 6, and Keyla Salazar, 13. Katiuska Pimental Vargas, a community organizer with San Jose-based nonprofit Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) posted on Facebook that her niece —...

NextSpace coworking office in downtown San Jose closing

Coworking is on the rise in Silicon Valley, but one popular coworking space in downtown San Jose will close its doors. After eight years, NextSpace on 97 S. 2nd Street will close on Aug. 31 after its lease was not renewed. At least 24 companies and individuals will be scrambling to find a new office...

San Jose seniors facing displacement reach agreement to stay housed

Hundreds of San Jose seniors at risk of being displaced will receive a new home when their mobile home park closes, ending a painful saga that ignited a citywide debate about preserving mobile home parks in pricey Silicon Valley. The announcement six years ago that Winchester Ranch Mobile Home Park would close to make way...

San Jose political advisor Alex Lee jumps into Assembly race

Another candidate on Monday entered the race to replace Silicon Valley Assemblyman Kansen Chu, setting the stage for one of the region’s most closely-watched races next year. Alex Lee, 23, a policy advisor and former field representative for Assemblyman Evan Low, announced he’s jumping into the fray. He joins a slew of other candidates, including...

Bob Wieckowski jumps from Congress to supervisorial race

Three weeks after declaring his candidacy for Congress to succeed presidential hopeful Rep. Eric Swalwell, Fremont state Sen. Bob Wieckowski is shifting gears. Now he wants to run for Alameda County Supervisor to replace Supervisor Scott Haggerty, a position that would afford him no term limits. Wieckowski, a bankruptcy attorney who sat on the Senate...

San Jose lawmakers call on mayor to address inequity

Five progressive San Jose lawmakers on Monday criticized Mayor Sam Liccardo for not going far enough in his proposed budget to address inequities that plague Silicon Valley’s poorest neighborhoods. “San Jose’s working families face issues of poverty, blight, crime and neglect that sometimes go back generations,'” said Councilmember Sylvia Arenas during a news conference at...

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