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.

Santa Clara officials push forward plan to reimagine north side neighborhood

Santa Clara officials Tuesday night pushed forward a new land use and zoning plan that will help transform an industrial neighborhood of the city into a dense, mixed-use hotspot. The Patrick Henry Drive Specific Plan, which will be studied for its environmental impacts through 2020, encompasses the city’s northernmost neighborhood on the border of Sunnyvale,...

Google unfurls more details, draws big crowd at San Jose meeting

New details are emerging around the design of Google’s massive San Jose development as community meetings officially kicked off this week and the tech titan races toward a 2020 vote on its mixed-use proposal. On Thursday night, San Jose officials hosted hundreds of residents at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown to present...

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