PolitiBeat 2023

Silicon Valley’s first all-day political festival featuring marquee names in media and politics for exclusive interviews, expert panels and in-depth conversations at the iconic Hammer Theatre in downtown San Jose. Learn more and reserve your tickets here. Interested in sponsoring? Contact [email protected]

Coffee with the Editor

Join us for a cup of coffee and meet our new managing editor Alexandria Bordas. Hear about her vision for our newsroom and share your ideas to help shape our public service journalism. RSVP here.

De-Escalate: A conversation on public safety

Join us for our first event of 2023! With tensions rising in communities throughout the nation, we are bringing together law enforcement leaders and community advocates to discuss solutions for police-community relations in Silicon Valley. The event will be held in our new offices at Open San Jose and also live streamed. Featuring panelists: Santa...

Coffee with the Vietnamese community

Meet our two Vietnamese reporters and learn more about how Silicon Valley’s nonprofit newsroom is serving this important community. RSVP here.

Santa Clara candidate forum

The Santa Clara City Council faces some important races this November. Three seats on the city council are up for grabs, including the mayor who is facing reelection. It’s a critical time for the Mission City as it confronts challenges with its budget, homelessness crisis, growth and development, and its complicated relationship with the 49ers....

San Jose mayoral candidate forum

Hear from the two candidates vying to be San Jose’s next mayor this November. Learn more about where they stand on issues such as homelessness, transportation, public safety and their plans for the nation’s 10th largest city. Tabard Theatre: 29 N. San Pedro Street in San Jose Event will also be livestreamed Moderated by Ramona Giwargis,...

Exploring the Systemic Causes of Homelessness

While homelessness is often perceived as the result of a personal or moral failure, a growing body of research has shown that homelessness is the result of entrenched, structural inequities plaguing our society. In this forum, we’ll convene a panel of experts to dig into the systemic root causes of homelessness, debunk common myths and...

County and State Candidate Forum

Join our next candidate forum and hear from candidates running for county and state offices. Get to know the candidates and where they stand on the issues that matter most to you. Participating Races: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors District 1 District Attorney Sheriff California Assembly District 24 Have questions for the candidates? Email...

San Jose City Council Candidate Forum

Four San Jose City Council races will be on the ballot this June. Get to know the candidates and where they stand on the issues that matter most to you. Participating Races: District 1 District 3 District 5 District 7 Have questions for the candidates? Email them ahead of time to [email protected] RSVP here. Thanks...

San Jose Mayoral Candidate Forum

The race to replace San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, who terms out at the end of the year, is poised to be the most contested and costly contest. This forum provides an opportunity to get to know where the five frontrunner candidates—Cindy Chavez, Dev Davis, Matt Mahan, Raul Peralez and Jim Pence—stand on the issues...

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