Lorraine Gabbert

Lorraine Gabbert is a freelance reporter for San José Spotlight. She brings years of writing experience to the job, including articles for 90210, Almaden Times, b.a.b.y, Bay Area Parent, LG Magazine, San Jose Magazine, the Mercury News and South Bay Accent.

She previously worked in film and video production in Los Angeles and for the American Broadcasting Company in New York. She studied journalism at Pennsylvania State University and film at the New School in New York.

San Jose hotel converts to foster youth housing

Hope in the form of housing is becoming a reality for youth emerging from foster care or experiencing homelessness. Construction is underway to convert the 61-room Pavilion Inn, a former hotel on North Fourth Street in San Jose, into affordable, supportive housing to help young adults become self-sufficient and avoid a lifetime of homelessness. In...

San Jose residents want police to clamp down on noisy neighbors

Residents in the West San Jose Starbird neighborhood are wondering why parties with loud music and strobe lights aren’t shut down. The noise and at times lack of response by the San Jose Police Department may have led some residents to believe the city doesn’t have a noise ordinance, but that is not the case....