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Google submits formal campus plan to San Jose

Google submitted its formal application and master plan for its sprawling downtown San Jose campus Thursday, setting in motion its countdown to a late 2020 City Council vote on the 60-acre project. The submission is a “significant step toward bringing the project to reality,” according to Timothy Rood, a division manager in San Jose’s Planning...

Google launches $10M grant contest for Bay Area nonprofits

Google on Monday launched a $10 million contest for nonprofits around the Bay Area to win grants ranging between $100,000 and $1 million from its philanthropic arm, Google.org. The contest, called the “Bay Area Impact Challenge,” marks the third time in five years Google.org has held the challenge. This year’s awards, however, will go to more organizations and...

The end of the road for Santa Clara’s Freedom Bridge in sight

The future of Santa Clara’s Freedom Bridge has been uncertain for years, but now the end may be near for the bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail near Intel Corp.’s campus. Tucked between Highway 101 and Mission College Boulevard, the bridge was always meant to be temporary, even when Intel...

Silicon Valley company makes strides toward space economy

Humans have been dreaming of the next frontier for decades, imagining what humankind might find among the stars. But in a stout, two-story building in Mountain View, one group is taking it a step further by imagining an entire new space economy. Made In Space, which leases land for its headquarters at Moffett Field from...

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 new location near Google campus

As a temporary creative space, community art studio Local Color, formerly known as the Exhibition District, is used to bouncing around from different spaces in downtown San Jose. But now, the studio has partnered with a top investment firm to secure a new fixture — for free. The partnership between Local Color and the investment...

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