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San Jose: Hayes Mansion slated for new name, major renovation

JMA Ventures, LLC — new owners of the Hayes Mansion in south San Jose — has plans to begin a multi-million dollar makeover on the luxury hotel in December. Although plans haven’t been finalized, the renovation includes an upgrade of the hotel’s guest rooms and common areas, said Hayes Mansion General Manager Jeff Carpenter in...

San Jose’s new website won’t debut until late fall

A massive makeover of San Jose’s antiquated website planned for March has been delayed, in part, because of the webmaster fleeing for a neighboring city and San Jose’s difficulty finding a replacement in the heart of tech innovation. However, city staff say an even better design is expected to launch late this fall. “I would say what...

San Jose City Council: Who pays their staff the most?

Who pays interns?  Also working on the floor is a few dozen interns – but they’re not all paid. Most of the councilors without paid interns, however, said that they often offer interns salaries if they wish to continue past their internship period. A spokesperson for Liccardo confirmed that while his office offers year-round paid fellowship programs,...

2020 census citizenship debate erodes trust in Santa Clara County

President Donald Trump’s exhausted attempts at including the citizenship question on the 2020 census proved unsuccessful, putting to rest a matter that some officials worried would affect local turnout. On Thursday, the president announced that he’s backing down on his efforts of including the question after admitting that an ongoing, raging legal battle would interfere with printing...

Why are Silicon Valley socialists targeting a veteran congresswoman?

Silicon Valley Congresswoman Anna Eshoo sits on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, an affiliation that by itself is enough to raise the hackles of many red-blooded American socialists who aren’t fond of commerce or its regulators. They tend to see business interests and politicians as working hand in glove to maximize their profits...