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, homelessness, development, transportation, real estate, the environment and more.
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 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 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].
Regional Director, PATH San Jose
Column contributed fourth Monday of every month
Interim Chancellor, San Jose – Evergreen Community College District
Column contributed first Wednesday of every month
Climate Reality Leader at Climate Reality Project
Column contributed third Wednesday of every month
Silicon Valley Political Strategist
Column contributed fourth Wednesday of every month
Labor and employment lawyer
Column contributed second Thursday every other 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
Civil rights attorney and criminal justice reform expert
Column contributed first Friday of every month
Attorney, Rimon Law
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