Politics & Government

Politics & Government

San Jose: More arrests mark second day of George Floyd protests

Nearly 24 hours after a peaceful march Friday turned into a tense riot with injuries, a handful of arrests and vandalism in downtown San Jose, a group of about 200 protesters took to the streets again Saturday. They began in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library around 7 p.m. About 90 minutes later,...

Surviving earthquakes, recessions and Amazon, San Jose bookstore asks for community’s help

After surviving the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Great Recession and advent of Amazon, Hicklebee’s bookstore in Willow Glen is facing its next great challenge with the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The 41-year-old San Jose literary institution is calling for the community’s help with a GoFundMe page that has already received more than 1,000 donors in just more...

Coronavirus LIVE BLOG: Gov. Newsom extends statewide action on banning evictions

Bay Area businesses, residents and elected officials are reacting by the hour to the spread of coronavirus with new announcements, closures and legal orders. The novel coronavirus has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Despite precautions taken by public and private entities, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease is spreading...

San Jose Councilman Raul Peralez eyeing run for mayor

After more than a decade of public service, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is in the final stretch of his tenure with a little more than two years before the nation’s 10th largest city votes for a new leader. And a handful of political leaders are being eyed to replace him, including downtown Councilmember Raul Peralez. Peralez...

San Jose leader unveils task force to tackle COVID-19 racial disparities

San Jose City Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco alongside regional leaders at a virtual meeting Thursday announced the creation of a new task force aimed at tackling the disproportionate number of growing coronavirus cases among the region’s minorities. Carrasco was joined by Assemblymember Kansen Chu of Milpitas, Stephanie Kleinheinz, a nurse practitioner and CEO of School Health Clinics...

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