Janice Bitters

Janice Bitters is a senior reporter at San José Spotlight, covering Santa Clara city government and real estate in fast-growing San Jose and Santa Clara.

Prior to joining San José Spotlight, Janice spent more than two years as the commercial real estate reporter for the Silicon Valley Business Journal, breaking news on major real estate deals, following market trends and analyzing the often complex politics that influence land use and development in Silicon Valley cities.

Janice holds a degree in professional journalism from the University of Minnesota, but cut her teeth on business and government reporting while writing about about transit, regional planning and transit-oriented development at Finance and Commerce, a daily business journal based in Minneapolis. She has also written for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and a few business and trade magazines.

Since arriving in Silicon Valley in early 2017, Janice has won multiple California Newspaper Publishers Association awards, including first-place honors for her land use and local government reporting. She is excited to continue telling important stories with balanced analysis on politics, land use and real estate in the South Bay.

Coronavirus LIVE BLOG: Newsom orders moratorium on evictions, SJ rent assistance fund tapped out

Bay Area businesses, residents and elected officials are reacting by the hour to the spread of coronavirus with new announcements, closures and legal orders. The novel coronavirus has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Despite precautions taken by public and private entities, the virus also known as COVID-19 is ripping through...

More deputies fall sick as COVID-19 cases, deaths rise in the South Bay

A sixth Santa Clara County deputy has fallen sick with the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, marking the fifth case on a single team within the county’s “Custody Bureau.” The county’s Custody Bureau includes several divisions at the Main Jail and the Elmwood Correctional Complex. The sheriff’s office hasn’t said where the deputies were based....

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