Jana Kadah

Jana Kadah is an award-winning bilingual journalist and photojournalist covering San Jose City Hall.

Kadah, who grew up, studied and worked in San Jose, has a deep understanding and love for her city. She seeks to translate that into meaningful stories that keep the community informed and hold powerful leaders and institutions to account.

She has experience reporting on breaking news, local government, evictions/homelessness, social movements and everything in between while racking the muck as Bay City News’ South Bay Reporter. Before that, she reported on the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Greece, Italy and Germany while getting her undergraduate degrees in political science and journalism at San Jose State University.

San Jose’s oldest 4th of July parade invigorates businesses

San Jose’s oldest Independence Day parade is not only a favorite among local residents, but also small businesses. The Rose, White and Blue parade and festival has been around since 1901, drawing hundreds of people every year. A decked out parade filled with lowriders, classic cars, patriotic floats and festive vehicles grace Alameda and Naglee...

San Jose nixes ‘blatantly racist’ policy

Growing up in San Jose, Councilmember Raul Peralez found himself sitting on a curb while police searched his car — dozens of times. His crime? Driving slowly in his forest green 1965 Impala Super Sport lowrider as a person of color. “I was often told (by officers) that because of the car I drove, the...

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