Sonya Herrera

Sonya Herrera is a freelance reporter for San José Spotlight. She lives in Mountain View, but 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.

Policy to build dense housing in San Jose neighborhoods delayed

Amid public pressure, San Jose’s General Plan review committee postponed a vote on whether to study “opportunity housing,” a controversial initiative to build more homes in single-family neighborhoods. “Not all of our neighbors are on social media or can Zoom in order to be heard,” said resident Tim Clauson said during the public comment period. “Please...

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