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San Jose airport adapts to new world of travel

Ridership is climbing back up across Bay Area airports after COVID-19 sent traffic plummeting, and the battle for airway dominance is intensifying. Oakland officials this week approved renaming its airport to include “San Francisco” in the title, provoking a lawsuit from the region’s dominant competitor across the bay, San Francisco International. But it also raises...

Santa Clara County nurses threaten a second walkout

Thousands of nurses across Santa Clara County’s strained and overburdened public hospital system may go on strike again — just weeks after taking to the picket line. Contract negotiations between county management and leaders with the Registered Nurses Professional Association have stalled, with a Thursday bargaining session lasting just 17 minutes. A looming $250 million...

Silicon Valley cities work with transit agency on safer route to school

A partnership between multiple cities and a Silicon Valley transit agency is going to construct a long-needed safer route for students biking and walking to school. The Homestead Safe Routes to School project aims to make traveling to school easier for students attending Cupertino Middle School, Homestead High School and West Valley Elementary School by...

Last-minute recount requests pending in Silicon Valley congressional race

Two recount requests are pending for the highly anticipated race to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo’s Silicon Valley congressional seat — potentially changing who advances to the November runoff. County election officials have confirmed Jonathan Padilla, a former finance director for Sam Liccardo’s San Jose mayoral campaign, and Dan Stegink, a former San Mateo County supervisor...

Is San Jose one of the healthiest U.S. cities?

San Jose has made the top 25 in a nationwide healthiest city survey, but advocates say deep inequities still persist. San Jose ranks 22nd in a study compiled by personal finance outlet WalletHub, which pitted 182 of the nation’s most populous cities against each other on various health metrics, such as available health care, healthy...

Santa Clara County looks for missing Medi-Cal members

Low-income residents in Santa Clara County are losing their state-sponsored health care at a time when the public hospital system is experiencing unprecedented demand for services. Medi-Cal members dropped from 458,000 to 425,000 in the county between June 2023 to January, according to a report released last month. Yet the Social Security Administration said these...