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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featuring voices of formerly homeless residents
Column contributed third Thursday of every month
Laura’s Law is a statewide law that started as AB 1421 and was enacted in 2002 as a result of Laura Wilcox, a 19 year old volunteer at a mental health clinic in Northern California, who was shot and killed by a mentally ill man who refused treatment. It allows counties the ability to force...
This week, as thousands of people marched in youth-led climate strikes, a movement is well underway. With our state hit by natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, it’s increasingly untenable to deny its impact on our daily lives. Yet current projections have us getting nowhere near the action needed to keep warming below two degrees...
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump has more animus for California than perhaps any other state. Trump has gone out of his way to deny California an exemption for automobile pollution settings higher than national requirements, threatened to cease federal funds for San Francisco because its streets are cluttered with homeless people and tried...
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