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 could set a precedent by requiring gun insurance

San Jose may become the first city in the nation to mandate an annual gun owner fee and liability insurance in an effort to curb gun violence. The City Council will take a vote on Tuesday and if passed, San Jose residents who own guns will have to pay a $25 fee per household and...

UPDATE: Developer drops proposal for 6-story hotel on Winchester Boulevard

A controversial plan for a 6-story hotel on Winchester Boulevard in San Jose will not move forward after strong opposition from nearby residents. On Tuesday, councilmembers unanimously approved rezoning a 0.69-acre parcel at 1212 S. Winchester Blvd. from residential to commercial development, but rejected a plan to build a 119-room hotel on the plot. The...