Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Owner of troubled San Jose apartments is a lawsuit magnet

After residents at Foxdale Village Apartments complained about their water being shut off without notice, KDF Communities offered tenants a three-day rent credit and reimbursement for hotels. This might be too little, too late. If history is any indicator, KDF and its property manager, VPM Management, may soon have lawsuits on its hands. KDF Communities,...

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna

San José Spotlight hosted an exclusive conversation with Silicon Valley Rep. Ro Khanna in the latest San Jose Speaks series, which features interactive conversations with South Bay leaders, influencers and decision makers. Khanna discussed federal gun control policy in the wake of a mass shooting at a VTA rail yard, universal health care, the housing crisis,...

Masks mandatory for Santa Clara County students

The excitement of returning to school may be dimmed for Santa Clara County students, as they’ll have to wear masks when they go back to the classroom this fall. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended indoor masking for all teachers, school employees, students and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status....

San Jose police evaluators vying for public trust

San Jose residents already have a tough time trusting cops, but now they must also work on trusting consultants reviewing the police department’s behavior and policies. More than 40 people came together virtually on Tuesday to meet for the first time with CNA Institute for Public Research, a Virginia-based nonprofit recently brought in by the...

Santa Clara County to require COVID shots for public employees

Santa Clara County will require its 22,000 employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in an attempt to curb infections driven by unvaccinated individuals. The vaccine policy and timeline are still under development. The vast majority of county employees across all departments are fully vaccinated, a county spokesperson told San José Spotlight. The spokesperson did not provide...