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Audit: Team San Jose exceeds revenue and tourism goals

In the last year, Team San Jose — a nonprofit that manages the city’s tourism, arts and cultural centers — exceeded its targeted revenue goals by more than $19 million, qualifying for an additional $200,000 in funds from the city as a result. According to an annual audit, the nonprofit outperformed its goals across all...

Amid growing income disparities, Silicon Valley nonprofit aims to redirect donors to their own backyards

Nearly one-third of Silicon Valley adults are considered “upper-income,” outpacing every other region in the country, according to Pew Research Center data. But local philanthropy is lagging, nonprofit leaders say. “Silicon Valley is home to more than 86,000 millionaires and billionaires – and many are incredibly generous – but not nearly enough of Silicon Valley...

San Jose lawmakers study sexual assault data amid spike in rapes

In a heavy-hearted conversation on sexual assault Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved the findings of two reports from the San Jose Police Department on the spike in rapes and child molestation across the city, where at least half of the reported victims are children under the age of 14. Councilmembers Johnny Khamis, Dev Davis,...

Immigrants in Washington and San Jose await fate amid Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supreme Court Justices on Tuesday heard oral arguments from lawyers on behalf of government and immigration advocates over the legality of President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program. Members of the public who wanted to witness the highly-anticipated hearing started forming a line outside the...

A split San Jose City Council votes to weaken rent control law

Housing was at the forefront of Tuesday’s City Council meeting, as San Jose lawmakers weighed making changes to several crucial housing laws. Among them was amending the city’s Ellis Act, where lawmakers voted 6-5 in favor of reducing the number of units developers have to put back under rent control after redevelopment. Councilmembers Sergio Jimenez,...

San Jose expected to preserve northern part of Coyote Valley

For more than five decades, San Jose has been divided on whether to preserve or develop Coyote Valley, the 7,400 acres of land between the Santa Cruz mountains and the Diablo range. This week, city leaders are expected to make major moves toward preservation. San Jose elected officials on Wednesday will vote on whether to...

Major housing policies top San Jose City Council agenda

For months, some San Jose lawmakers have wanted to amend the city’s Ellis Act ordinance by tweaking how many units would have to be put back under rent control after redevelopment — a move spurred by a fear that the current law’s requirement is halting housing production in the region. Now, the City Council on...

San Jose to receive $500,000 from state for PG&E power outages

Following a tumultuous month of power outages and fire warnings, San Jose lawmakers announced on Friday that San Jose, alongside other California cities, will receive half a million in state funds to help cover costs accumulated as a result of last month’s recent set of blackouts. In addition to San Jose, other large cities including...