Nick Preciado

Nick is an editor at San José Spotlight with a drive to keep the community informed. He has experience covering local politics and government, transportation, land use, and business, among other topics.

He previously managed a small reporting team at BenitoLink, a nonprofit news site in San Benito County. Prior to that, he reported for the Hollister Free Lance, Gilroy Dispatch and Morgan Hill Times newspapers.

Nick graduated from Humboldt State University in 2013 with a degree in English writing practices and a minor in journalism. While at school, he helped lead the editorial team at the student-run Lumberjack newspaper.

Santa Clara County plans Major League cricket stadium at fairgrounds

Santa Clara County is moving forward with plans to build a cricket stadium at the county fairgrounds. The county and Major League Cricket (MLC) announced an exclusive negotiating agreement Wednesday to move forward with lease negotiations and design approvals for a 15,000-person stadium planned to sit on 14-acres of the fairgrounds. A statement from the...

CSU head names interim San Jose State University president

The interim president of San Jose State University has been named and will take on the role early next year. On Monday, California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro appointed Stephen Perez to take on the interim position. Perez is provost and vice president of academic affairs and a professor of economics at Sacramento State. He...

Santa Clara County holds hearing on long COVID

Santa Clara County has led the way when it comes to managing COVID-19 infection. But now officials are grappling with a growing concern: long COVID. Long COVID is when symptoms continue for more than 12 weeks after infection. A recently published study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one third of...