Column contributed first Monday of every month
Journalists know a little bit about a lot of topics.
But we don’t know it all. And we certainly aren’t subject matter experts on some of the topics that matter most to you — education, housing, homelessness, development, immigration and the environment.
That’s why we’ve called on a team of experts to write regular columns on these important issues. Our San José Spotlight columnists are prominent industry experts and leaders in their respective fields. Every week, they’ll share inside information, insights on trends and patterns and a deep understanding of the issues.
We’ll feature new columns every Monday, as we work to expand the topic areas. Know an expert who might be a good fit to write a regular column? Email ideas and suggestions to [email protected].
Featuring voices of formerly homeless residents
Column contributed third Thursday of every month
Attorney, Rimon Law
Column contributed second Thursday of every month
I recently participated in two peaceful and inspiring protests close to where I live in downtown San Jose. I was moved by the diversity of the participants, their eloquent and strong demands for change and especially by the voices of our youth. At this point, it’s important we listen to the voices emerging from the...
In California, the housing crisis has often made news with skyrocketing rents and affordable housing shortages. Yet, there is something many California residents need for survival, even more than a roof over their heads, that has increased at a rate that far outpaces even our housing market. That necessity is insulin, the price of which...
Nearly 50,000 Californians on parole today are ineligible to vote. They pay taxes at the local, state, and federal levels, but are prevented from their fundamental voting rights. Taxation without representation is present yet again; this time, there is no tea party. For those who have served their time to be truly free, it is...