Paolo Zialcita

Paolo Zialcita is a proud San Jose native. He spent his high school days running around the various South Bay running trails and enjoying the fantastic Asian cuisine. After leaving the Bay Area four years ago, he’s back after accumulating first hand reporting experience at Connecticut Public Radio and KUNR Public Radio.

Paolo mostly covers politics and education, but he’s not afraid to step outside of that beat. He’s written about the financial impact of the local craft beer industry and directed a documentary about the last business in Reno’s razed Chinatown.

In another life, Paolo plays soccer for Tottenham Hotspur FC, alongside international superstars Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.

San Jose school district unveils plan to hire special education teachers

The number of special education students across the country is rising, but teachers qualified to teach those students aren’t — especially in the South Bay where soaring rents and cost-of-living are squeezing educators out. The National Center for Education Statistics reported that the number of public school students that required special education services rose 14...

VTA votes to discontinue Route 65 despite strong support

Transportation leaders voted Thursday to eliminate Route 65, a bus route that runs from Cambrian Park and as far north as Japantown, citing low ridership and alternative routes available. The discontinuation comes after the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority organized a $100,000 two-month ridership community campaign to attempt to increase ridership. This effort included social...

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