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Silicon Valley Turkey Trot returns for its 15th year

Bright and early on Thanksgiving, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation will hold its 15th annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot in downtown San Jose with more than 25,000 runners from across the country. The Turkey Trot has become the largest in the world, serving different charitable programs that model the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation’s...

San Jose airport receives $10 million to kickstart plans for expansion

It’s Christmas in November for airports across the country. On Friday morning, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren announced the Department of Transportation is awarding San Jose’s Mineta International Airport $10 million to revamp its Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting building. “That’s really just the tip of the iceberg in terms of new stuff coming right behind it,”...

San Jose lawmakers voice support for Laura’s Law for mentally ill

For years, a San Jose lawmaker has been advocating to implement Laura’s Law to help the growing number of mentally ill people in need of treatment living on the streets. Now, for Councilmember Johnny Khamis, that hope might become a reality. On Wednesday, the council’s Rules and Open Government Committee unanimously voted to draft a letter to...

San Jose leaders split on how to spend housing tax revenue

San Jose lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to approve drafting an affordable housing tax measure for the March 2020 ballot, but differ on how to divvy up the funds that the tax will generate — a frequent dilemma among a City Council that is often at odds with one another. In a memo to their...

Audit: Team San Jose exceeds revenue and tourism goals

In the last year, Team San Jose — a nonprofit that manages the city’s tourism, arts and cultural centers — exceeded its targeted revenue goals by more than $19 million, qualifying for an additional $200,000 in funds from the city as a result. According to an annual audit, the nonprofit outperformed its goals across all...

Amid growing income disparities, Silicon Valley nonprofit aims to redirect donors to their own backyards

Nearly one-third of Silicon Valley adults are considered “upper-income,” outpacing every other region in the country, according to Pew Research Center data. But local philanthropy is lagging, nonprofit leaders say. “Silicon Valley is home to more than 86,000 millionaires and billionaires – and many are incredibly generous – but not nearly enough of Silicon Valley...

San Jose lawmakers study sexual assault data amid spike in rapes

In a heavy-hearted conversation on sexual assault Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved the findings of two reports from the San Jose Police Department on the spike in rapes and child molestation across the city, where at least half of the reported victims are children under the age of 14. Councilmembers Johnny Khamis, Dev Davis,...

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