Politics & Government

Politics & Government

UPDATE: Fund for Santa Clara County nurses raises nearly $600K as more first responders fall sick with coronavirus

One day after Santa Clara County nurses put out a plea for donations of medical safety supplies to protect themselves from the coronavirus pandemic, a powerful group of allies came together to answer the need. On Friday, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group announced it had launched a drive to collect money and supplies for the...

What does California’s ‘stay at home’ order mean for Silicon Valley?

Want to do your part in fighting coronavirus? Then stay home. That was the message California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered Thursday night to all 40 million Californians as he announced an official “stay at home” order. So far, 675 people have tested positive for the virus statewide and 16 people have died from coronavirus, known as COVID-19....

San Jose officials push efforts to eliminate empty downtown storefronts

San Jose has long had dozens of boarded-up businesses lining the main drags of the city’s downtown core, giving way to unsightly scenes of blight, drug use and crime. As residents gripe about empty storefronts plaguing downtown’s streetscapes, Councilmember Raul Peralez, who represents downtown, has vowed to put an end to the drab storefronts by...

San Francisco 49ers announce donation for coronavirus recovery

Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, sat empty Thursday amid the county’s “shelter in place” order to slow the spread of coronavirus, as the NFL team announced plans to help residents get back on their feet. 49ers President Al Guido announced the team donated $49,000 to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s newly-created emergency...