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Q&A: Where San Jose District 4 candidates stand on issues

Out of several San Jose City Council races this election, one will be decided in the upcoming March 5 primary instead of in a November runoff. That contest is between District 4 incumbent Councilmember David Cohen and Kansen Chu, a former state assemblymember, District 4 councilmember and Berryessa Union School District board member. Unlike the...

San Jose candidates claim political ads are racist

Silicon Valley election attack ads have reared once more, and some are being viewed as racist. Labor-leaning candidates and leaders are accusing the Silicon Valley Biz PAC and the California Association of Realtors PAC of racist ad tactics against left-leaning candidates running for San Jose City Council. The candidates include Kansen Chu, Domingo Candelas and...

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...

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...

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...

San Jose parents strengthen school safety

One San Jose high school is stepping up its safety measures following threats to students last year. Parents, teachers and officials hope the improvements will be adopted by other schools in the district. Willow Glen High School’s school site council updated its safety plan after a series of incidents, including an arrest of a Willow...

UPDATE: San Jose plans to reopen beloved water park

Fans of all things San Jose and water enthusiasts could cool off this summer with the return of Raging Waters. The San Jose City Council will vote on Feb. 27 to approve California Dreamin’ Entertainment as the water park’s new operator for the 2024 season. If passed, the park will welcome back visitors in a...

State gives San Jose money instead of tiny homes

Gov. Gavin Newsom has cut a multimillion-dollar check to San Jose as part of the state’s promise to build 200 tiny homes for the city’s homeless residents. Newsom made a $30-million promise in March 2023 to deploy the California National Guard to build 1,200 tiny homes across the state to combat growing homelessness. San Jose...

San Jose sets fines for catalytic converter thefts

Reported thefts of catalytic converters are trending down in San Jose, and city officials are strengthening policies to ensure that thefts keep dropping. The San Jose City Council last week unanimously approved a policy that makes it a misdemeanor to possess a catalytic converter that is not attached to a vehicle without proper documentation, punishable...