Author: Tran Nguyen (Tran Nguyen)

How progressive is Silicon Valley? The answer might surprise you

Among the seemingly solid-blue picture of the Bay Area, pockets of a more conservative population are growing. When former President Donald Trump first ran for office in 2016, roughly 20% of Santa Clara County residents, or 144,514 people, voted for him. As hundreds of thousands turned out to vote again last year amidst the rampant...

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...