Nadia Lopez

Nadia Lopez covers politics and government in Santa Clara County for San José Spotlight.

A Bay Area resident of almost ten years, Nadia is passionate about the democratic role of the press. She cares deeply about telling stories that expose wrongdoing and encourage locals in making thoughtful decisions on leadership and policy in their communities.

Nadia attended San Francisco State University, where she discovered her love of writing and developed an appreciation for language as an instrument of self-expression.

She is excited to be based out of the South Bay and report with a team of equally passionate journalists who are highly committed to providing unbiased, meaningful news coverage.

San Jose lawmakers adopt new fee for Diridon Station, discuss airport closure

For decades, local officials have wanted to shut down San Jose’s Reid- Hillview Airport, serving local pilots, aviation students and educators as a hub for flight trainings and the local community as a resource for disaster relief. But after hours of discussion, the San Jose City Council on Tuesday reviewed how the nearly 60-year-old airport’s closure...

National watchdog investigates San Jose’s award to Catholic school

One day after a San José Spotlight report highlighted concerns over a six-figure grant the city awarded to a private Catholic school, a national watchdog group announced it is investigating the “unconstitutional grant.” “The city’s decision to award more than 800,000 dollars of discretionary funds to a private religious school, subsidizing religious instruction, is unconstitutional,”...

San Jose: Affordable housing project for seniors raises concerns

An ambitious, urban village project is underway and coming to Blossom Valley, but within it, a proposed affordable housing complex for seniors has some residents shaking their heads. On Monday, city planning officials rolled out a plan to build a 147-unit affordable housing project for seniors at a community meeting at the Hayes Mansion. Hundreds of...

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