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A new training program aims to help San Jose mobile food vendors

What sprouted at a community farm in East San Jose as a workforce development program for mobile food vendors has blossomed into something rare — an advocacy group pushing to make it easier for food cart operators to earn a living. It’s a community that needs advocates. The work is hard: profit margins are slim,...

Massive Santa Clara project with tall towers blocked by FAA

One of the largest proposed developments in Santa Clara will get a shakeup this year after the Federal Aviation Administration raised red flags about the tall towers in the project, according to the developer, Kylli Inc. The Chinese developer has been working since early 2018 on a tall, mixed-use proposal called Mission Point that would...

San Jose art studio lands a permanent home near Google campus

After months of bouncing around from different spaces in downtown San Jose, community art studio Local Color, formerly known as the Exhibition District, has partnered with a top investment firm to secure a permanent fixture — for free. The partnership between Local Color and the investment firm, Urban Catalyst, provides the nonprofit with 10,000 square...

South Bay independent contractors share mixed feelings about AB5

Update: California legislators approved Assembly Bill 5 in a 29 to 11 vote in the State Senate Tuesday night. The most recent amendment added manicurists to the list of professions affected, including both Uber and Lyft drivers.  Independent contractors across Santa Clara County might soon be classified as employees if a new bill continues to...

San Jose: Google grants $1.5M to The Salvation Army for new homes

Google will give The Salvation Army $1.5 million to expand the legacy nonprofit’s footprint and housing in San Jose and support veterans’ programs in San Francisco. The donation, through Google.org, is the first grant the company has distributed after announcing this summer it would open up $50 million in funding to nonprofits focused on homelessness...

Takeaways from top female leaders during Women Equality Day

Monday marked Women Equality Day and in Silicon Valley, more than 20 high-ranking female business and government leaders convened to share their stories and hard-earned lessons. The event, hosted in a modest, single-story building at NASA’s Ames Research Center, was filled with some of the most accomplished women in Silicon Valley and the country, including Speaker of...

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