Author: Tran Nguyen (Tran Nguyen)

After publishing wrong COVID-19 vaccine numbers, Santa Clara County blames technical error

Santa Clara County published inaccurate demographic data on its COVID-19 vaccination dashboard and only updated the errors after San José Spotlight brought it to officials’ attention. “There’s a discrepancy in the data,” Santa Clara County spokesperson Roger Ross confirmed Thursday. “We have been looking into it.” The majority of the data on the county’s vaccination...

San Jose scrambles to respond to attacks on elderly Asian Americans

San Jose lawmakers took steps this week to deter hate crimes and protect would-be victims after a string of seemingly xenophobic attacks targeting Asian American elders around the Bay Area hit close to home just before Lunar New Year. Elected officials, including members of the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and the Alameda County...

Dave Cortese scores endorsement from outgoing Sen. Jim Beall

After remaining mum for months, outgoing San Jose Sen. Jim Beall has endorsed Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese in the neck-and-neck senate race, Cortese’s campaign confirmed late Thursday evening. The highly-anticipated decision came as the race between the local veteran lawmaker and Ann Ravel, the Obama-backed attorney, heats up in the last few weeks....