In the Spotlight

Welcome to In the Spotlight.

This monthly feature spotlights the people who make San José an incredible place to call home. From unsung heroes to former city leaders and politicians who’ve disappeared from the public eye, we catch up with San Joseans who are doing amazing things — and we share the awe inspiring stories behind their struggles and successes.

We are telling the unique, ever-changing, diverse story of San José. One person at a time.

Who should we feature next? To nominate someone for our next In the Spotlight profile, email

Gay Crawford champions the fight against cancer in Silicon Valley

Gay Crawford is Silicon Valley’s most renowned cancer advocate. As a cancer survivor herself, Crawford knows how isolating one can feel when diagnosed with cancer. Before she began her cancer advocacy, Crawford was a journalist. She learned the basics of the trade working for newspapers around the East Bay, but Crawford felt she hadn’t found...

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