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].
Director of Programs, PATH San Jose
Column contributed fourth Monday of every month
Climate Reality Leader at Climate Reality Project
Column contributed third Wednesday of every month
Attorney, Rimon Law
Column contributed second Thursday of every month
Featuring voices of formerly homeless residents
Column contributed third Thursday of every month
Chief Executive Officer, Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS
Column contributed fourth Thursday of every month
Railing against lawyers is pretty much a national pastime, and has been for decades. Why not? Lawyers make easy targets because litigation often results when there is no other option for the parties to assert their rights. However, because blanket insults against lawyers are such easy things to do, this method of communication is used...
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