Kansen Chu for Assembly 2020 mailer raises eyebrows

California Assemblymember Kansen Chu surprised political insiders and voters alike when he announced earlier this year he planned to leave Sacramento to run for Santa Clara County supervisor. Despite the decision, some voters this holiday season received a one-page mailer detailing all of the legislator’s accomplishments in Sacramento — but the “paid for” disclaimer at...

San Jose residents can now text anonymous complaints about police

For the first time in San Jose’s history, residents can share anonymous feedback about their experience with police via text message or online and file official complaints about alleged police misconduct online. In a move toward improving police and community relationships in San Jose, the city’s Independent Police Auditor announced this month the launch of...

Santa Clara: First supportive housing project breaks ground

The first supportive housing complex in the city of Santa Clara broke ground Monday morning, the latest in a line of projects funded by a massive county tax for affordable housing. Calabazas Community Apartments – a 5-story, 145-unit building at 2904 Corvin Dr. – will reserve 80 of its studio apartments for homeless individuals, offering on-site...

Meet Peter: The robot barista at San Jose’s airport

A new barista at the Mineta San Jose International Airport is impressing travelers with quick moves, unique charm and expert multitasking over long stretches  — in fact, this server never leaves its post at Cafe X. Meet Peter. Named for the company’s former director of hardware, Peter is a robot capable of serving a variety...

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