Sonya Herrera

Sonya Herrera is a freelance reporter for San José Spotlight. She was born and raised in Stockton and lived in San Jose for years while attending San José State University.

At SJSU, Sonya studied economics while writing about how local government policy affects businesses, workers and society at large. She has interned and reported for the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and aims to bring life and color to every story she writes. Sonya can be bribed with coffee, seasoned potato chips and veggie burritos.

Please feel free to contact Sonya at [email protected] for tips, feedback or fun conversation.

San Jose Sharks oppose Google development agreement

The San Jose Sharks are taking a bite out of Google’s plan to build a massive downtown campus. The NHL team voiced deep concern with the city’s development agreement with Google for its proposed campus, saying efforts to preserve parking near SAP Center are inadequate. “The city and Google are heading down a path that...

South Bay residents worry Opportunity Housing will worsen parking and traffic

South San Jose residents voiced fears about parking, traffic and development during a Monday night community meeting on Opportunity Housing, a controversial initiative to increase the number of homes that can be built in single-family neighborhoods. “I don’t care who lives in my neighborhood,” resident Christina Ferrigno said. “What I do mind is if a...