Author: Stephanie Lam (Stephanie Lam)

San Jose State offers beds on campus for homeless students

After several years of grappling with student homelessness, San Jose State is finally offering beds on campus for students living outdoors or in their cars. The 12-bed pilot program launched last month, provides on-campus beds for SJSU students seeking emergency housing. The beds are located in University Housing. Students facing housing insecurity can apply for...

Santa Clara County registrar ready for recall election

Anticipation surrounding a potential replacement for Gov. Gavin Newsom could contribute to high voter turnout for the upcoming Sept. 14 recall election. Shannon Bushey, registrar of voters for Santa Clara County, estimates a 50-60% voter turnout for the recall election. Part of the reason, Bushey said, is because residents have been expecting the recall election for...

San Jose State University alumni compete in Tokyo Olympics

Among the 11,000 athletes competing for medals in the Tokyo Olympics, several have ties to San Jose State University. Ten residents — who are San Jose State University alumni — are representing nine different sports at the international competition, according to the city’s website. The athletes weren’t immediately available for comment. Lawrence Fan, spokesperson for...

Some San Jose public workers to see wage increase

After months of negotiations with San Jose, some city employees are one step closer to receiving higher wages for the upcoming year. Municipal Employee’s Federation (MEF) 101 President Steven Solorio told San José Spotlight that union leaders and the city recently agreed to a 3.25% wage increase for the first year of a two-year contract....

Urban farm housing project moves forward in Santa Clara

An innovative housing project in Santa Clara that will feature a large urban farm will be ready to welcome tenants in 2023, officials announced Thursday. A first-of-it’s-kind project, Agrihood will span 5.8 acres of land and include 160 mixed-income apartments, 165 homes for low-income seniors and veterans and 36 townhomes. The complex located at N. Winchester Blvd across...

San Jose restaurants have tough time hiring workers

Some San Jose restaurants are having a difficult time hiring employees, despite the state easing coronavirus restrictions. Ronald DeVries, owner of Pizza Bocca Lupo in San Pedro Square Market, said he’s noticed fewer applicants applying for jobs at the restaurant. Rather than seeing 20 applicants a month as in pre-pandemic times, the owner says he now sees...

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