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San Jose council candidate loses endorsements after divorce claims come to light

Political and business leaders on Wednesday pulled their endorsements of San Jose District 8 candidate Jim Zito, after San José Spotlight reported details about his divorce that include an alleged history of controlling behavior and emotional abuse. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Councilmembers Pam Foley and Johnny Khamis, the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors and...

San Jose rejects controversial hotel project, approves wage theft policy

San Jose lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously rejected a proposal to build a new hotel with two entertainment venues in a sleepy suburb of the city, following immense pressure from residents who voiced opposition to the project. The hotel, which would have been located at 615 and 623 Stockton Ave., was heavily protested for being plopped in...

San Jose: Census officials work to gain trust in Vietnamese community

Census officials are determined to count each and every member of San Jose’s substantial Vietnamese community, pulling out all the stops through local partnerships and widespread publicity. Yet, an extensive outreach plan may not fully reach a group that’s held on to a distrust of government and faced deportations. A priority in this year’s U.S....

San Jose approves new anti-graffiti efforts and Diridon Station design

San Jose elected leaders Tuesday unanimously approved beefing up anti-graffiti efforts with a new policy that reduces the time it takes to paint over tagging on private property when more than one complaint has been filed. The new shortened process means city officials can re-inspect a private property site where graffiti was previously reported and immediately issue...

Rule change prompts San Jose lawmakers to reduce travel

San Jose lawmakers have significantly reduced city-funded travel, a San José Spotlight analysis found, and some say it’s because of a trip five elected officials took to Japan nearly two years ago. The city has since implemented a new travel policy, which restricts how many councilmembers can travel at a given time. The policy, approved in...

National debate over universal health care spills into San Jose

Democrats — especially on the presidential debate stage — have been throwing around the term “Medicare for All” for quite some time, confusing the American electorate on the different policy proposals the umbrella phrase could be referring to. To set the record straight, a panel of elected leaders and policy experts Tuesday hosted a discussion...

Thousands march in downtown San Jose for Women’s March 2020

“People united, will never be divided!” “Show me what democracy looks like!” “This is what democracy looks like!” “What do we want?” “Justice!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” The chants and cheers at the 4th annual San Jose Women’s March were deafening. Thousands poured onto the streets from City Hall to Arena Green in...

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