San Jose Speaks: A conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna

Please join us for our next community conversation, as part of our San Jose Speaks series, with Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna. Hear his thoughts on renewed efforts for gun control measures in the wake of a mass shooting in San Jose, an investigation into the attack on the U.S. Capitol and legislation he’s working...

Opportunity Housing: EXPLAINED

Join San José Spotlight, in partnership with Silicon Valley At Home, for a forum on Opportunity Housing. Hear from our expert panel to learn more about the proposal and its potential impact on housing in San Jose: Panelists: Rosalynn Hughey, Deputy Manager, City of San Jose Matt Hertel, Long Range Planning Manager, City of Sacramento...

Understanding Emergency Rent Relief in Santa Clara County

The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted renters and tenants over the last year. Hear from our expert panel of government officials and service providers who will share eviction protections and state and local emergency rent relief programs serving our community at this free online event. Panelists: Consuelo Hernández, Santa Clara County Office of Supportive Housing...

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone

San José Spotlight welcomed Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone in its latest San Jose Speaks series, which features interactive conversations with South Bay leaders, influencers and decision makers. Stone discussed Proposition 19, which was approved by voters in 2020 and significantly complicated the rules for transferring property tax assessments. Thank you to our sponsor:...

Two-Year Anniversary Celebration

We’re turning two! Join us for our annual birthday celebration and fundraiser. Hear about our accomplishments and what we have in store for 2021. We’ll feature a special keynote on the state of journalism in the Black community from Paul Cobb, longtime civil rights activist and publisher of Post News Group. Plus: A special announcement...

Surviving COVID-19: What’s Next for Downtown San Jose?

State and county restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have halted downtown development and closed businesses for months. What are the opportunities post-COVID-19 when business is back to usual? Hear from our distinguished panel on the future of downtown San Jose and its economic recovery.

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with VTA General Manager Nuria Fernandez

Join us for our next Q&A webinar with VTA General Manager Nuria Fernandez, as part of our San Jose Speaks virtual series of community conversations, and get an update on transportation projects such as BART to San Jose, light rail to Eastridge and more. Moderated by San José Spotlight transportation columnist Jayme Ackemann

First Amendment Under Fire

What has San Jose — its people, elected leaders and civic institutions — learned from a season of protest? How does a community balance First Amendment rights with public safety? Join First Amendment Coalition and San José Spotlight for a dynamic discussion between policymakers, activists and legal experts. We’ll dive deep into the movement for...

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with Dr. Sara Cody

Tune in to an exclusive Q&A webinar with Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody to hear an update on the COVID-19 spread and response in Santa Clara County on Thursday, October 8 at 10 am and answer reader questions. Thank you to our sponsors: The Health Trust and Gardner Health Services