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San Jose fast-food workers question city official’s support

Dozens of fast-food workers and their families swarmed San Jose Councilmember David Cohen as he walked to his office, chanting “which side are you on, Cohen?” Members of the California Fast Food Workers Union held posters of his face plastered with the same phrase, and followed the North San Jose representative from the council chambers...

Santa Clara County deal brings teacher housing to Cupertino

Living as a teacher in the West Valley may become cheaper as more affordable housing is prioritized for educators. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors earlier this month unanimously approved a proposal from developer Eden Housing to build affordable teacher and school worker housing in Cupertino. The move aims to address the county’s high cost...

Upcoming San Jose budget avoids shortfall — for now

Contrary to prior predictions, San Jose will not see a budget shortfall this upcoming fiscal year. San Jose is in better financial shape than expected for the 2024-25 budget. The city will not see a surplus or deficit, but will still have to be conservative with spending as it braces for the years ahead, according to...

Former San Jose mayor quietly starts consultancy before congressional run

Congressional candidate Sam Liccardo is best known as San Jose’s former mayor, but now he’s describing himself to voters as a small business owner. The designation on the March 5 primary election ballot may be surprising to some. While Liccardo made a name for himself as a politician, prosecutor and Stanford University professor, businessman hasn’t...

Santa Clara political ads pulled after flubbing endorsements

Political advertisements promoting a Santa Clara ballot measure have been pulled after misrepresenting endorsements. Proponents of Santa Clara’s Measure B have removed a series of Facebook and digital ads that wrongfully portrayed former police chiefs’ positions on the measure. Measure B is on the March 5 primary election ballot and asks voters if they want...

UPDATE: Santa Clara County school superintendent still on the job

It was an emotional night for Santa Clara County’s top educator, as she wondered whether her time as superintendent might end. Residents waited for more than two hours at Wednesday’s Santa Clara County Board of Education meeting as trustees weighed Superintendent Mary Ann Dewan’s performance behind closed doors — which could have led to discipline...

San Jose works out deal to build thousands of homes

San Jose and a developer have reached a tentative agreement officials hope will ensure plans to build thousands of homes and possibly millions of square feet of commercial space at the sprawling San Jose Flea Market site. The deal looks likely to head off a potentially arduous and lengthy legal fight over the 61-acre property...

Santa Clara County nurses rally over pay, working conditions

Santa Clara County nurses are rallying at Valley Medical Center in an effort to bring renewed attention to familiar concerns including pay, working conditions and patient care standards. About 100 nurses and other health care workers gathered Wednesday afternoon at the hospital courtyard, holding signs, yelling chants and calling on county leaders to meet their...