Eduardo Cuevas

Eduardo Cuevas is a freelance reporter for San José Spotlight. Like many other Bay Area workers, he commutes from his hometown of Salinas, California, an agricultural hub located just south of Santa Clara County.

His reporting seeks to highlight people actually affected by policy issues, whether that ranges from city, state or federal governance.

As a former Salinas Californian reporter, Eduardo covered education, immigration, homelessness and agricultural labor in the nation’s salad bowl. He also reported on the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting for the USA Today Network.

He graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in history.

Eduardo is always reminded that his dad, eight tíos and tías, and grandparents used to pick prunes on Pearl Avenue and pears on Zanker Road — among other South Bay spots — back when there were orchards.

Access to voting, election security a focus in San Jose ahead of Super Tuesday primary

Less than two weeks before an early California primary, access to voting and election security were the top issues for state elected officials and congressional representatives who met in San Jose Thursday. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla met with congresswomen Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) and Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), speaking at the unveiling of...

SJSU students look to Sacramento to help low-income students

With San Jose State having one of the largest homeless student populations in California, a group of students hope to address the problem by pushing for a bill that’s stalled in the state capitol. The Student Homeless Alliance (SHA) is backing Assembly Bill 1314, which would expand Cal Grant student aid to cover more college...

Formerly homeless residents fear eviction from San Jose affordable housing project

Despite the affirmations and empowering quotes covering San Jose native Marcelina Taguinod’s apartment door, she’s been feeling down. Taguinod, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, has isolated herself in her room in downtown San Jose’s Second Street Studios, a permanent supportive housing complex for formerly homeless people. A tenant at the development since it opened in early May,...

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