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San Jose water rate hikes could drop

The for-profit company feeding water to six Santa Clara County cities may agree to walk back its plan for a 22% water rate hike over three years. State officials are in the process of developing a settlement with the San Jose Water Company that would adjust its controversial January proposal, after residents during hearings this...

Summer movie screenings return to downtown San Jose

Summer in San Jose has brought back the classics: a scorching heat wave, crowded conventions and an almost decade-long tradition of outdoor movies. In partnership with the city’s Viva Parks program, the San Jose Downtown Association is hosting Starlight Cinema — a seasonal summer event that provides free movie showings on Saturday evenings in St....

San Jose hotel workers want higher wages as industry bounces back

San Jose hotel guests looked on as hundreds of hospitality workers marched and picketed major hotel chains across downtown Tuesday — calling for higher wages, benefits and more staffing after their collective bargaining agreement recently expired. It’s been four years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and many hotels have maintained reduced staffing levels,...

San Jose unveils war monument at Vietnamese Heritage Garden

San Jose’s Vietnamese community is celebrating a long-anticipated monument symbolizing its post-war roots in the city after the project faced years of delays. The statue, unveiled Saturday at the Vietnamese Heritage Garden, features a Vietnamese soldier and an American soldier, both armed and standing beside each other atop rocky terrain in front of the flags...

San José Spotlight wins 4 first place state journalism awards

San José Spotlight brought home seven California Journalism Awards in the annual contest sponsored by the California News Publishers Association, including four first-place wins. The yearly competition showcases the best print and digital reporting and photography statewide. News organizations compete in divisions based on size and circulation and, for the first time, the awards combined...

South San Jose tiny homes project long overdue

By next fall, San Jose aims to have a long-awaited temporary housing site on the south side of the city for homeless individuals, though some are questioning why it’s taking so long. The temporary emergency housing site will be built across from the Blossom Hill Hampton Inn on land owned by Valley Water. The 2.5-acre site...

San Jose businessman says he didn’t defame embattled CEO

A feud is heating up between two businessmen with big reputations in San Jose’s Little Saigon, including David Duong — the subject of an FBI probe involving Oakland’s mayor. Duong, CEO of trash and recycling hauler Cal Waste Solutions, has hurled a defamation lawsuit against Hai Huynh, a bail bonds businessman described by some in...

San Jose Sharks remain hush over negotiations with city

The San Jose Sharks are still being tight-lipped about their closed door discussion with city officials over the team’s future at the Shark Tank. As the NHL team’s 10-year agreement at the SAP Center transitions to an annual renewal starting next year, Sharks representatives are not only eager to stay in San Jose through 2040,...

San Jose ramps up funding to enforce ‘no return zones’

San Jose is set to pay for more employees and police patrols to enforce “no return zones” for homeless camps along the Guadalupe River and those surrounding temporary shelter sites citywide. An initial plan to expel more than a dozen homeless residents off the trail between Julian Street and Woz Way earlier this year has expanded to...