Politics & Government

Politics & Government

San Jose: World AIDS Day is a time of remembrance, hope

Dennis Pitt-Clute takes 31 pills a day to combat his AIDS diagnosis, but when the 70-year-old works at PACE Clinic, a primary care facility dedicated to serving those who HIV, he’s more concerned about whether clients take their medications and make their appointments. “Some people really have difficulty getting to PACE, and I don’t understand...

San Jose lawmakers approve new tax for primary ballot

A hotly contested real property transfer tax will be placed on the March 2020 ballot, but it wasn’t easy getting there. Several lawmakers reignited a debate Tuesday around putting the measure on the ballot before settling on a draft. In a 8-3 vote, the councilors approved the ballot draft language for next year’s primary election,...

Santa Clara approves affordable for-sale homes, electricity deal for ‘Related’ project

Santa Clara leaders Tuesday night approved agreements that will bring four new affordable condos to the city, endorsed a revamped recycling contract for residents and pushed forward plans for a new power substation to serve the city’s most anticipated development. As the 9.2 million-square-foot Related Santa Clara mixed-use project begins to rise, officials are making...

San Jose: Annual UnThanksgiving event highlights dark side of the holiday

Hours before the sun rose and turkeys went in the oven, a ceremonial fire illuminated traditional dancing and drum at the Mexican Heritage Plaza early Thursday morning. Organized by local Aztec dance group Calpulli Tonalehqueh, the 8th annual UnThanksgiving event in East San Jose was a way to honor the history of indigenous peoples in...

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