Vicente Vera

Vicente Vera is a freelance reporter based in Fremont. He is a 2020 graduate of San Jose State University.

While studying journalism at the university, Vicente freelanced for the music blog, The Bay Bridged, and interned for a year at NBC Bay Area.

He covers politics, culture and other social issues surrounding communities in San Jose for San José Spotlight. Multimedia, video and audio journalism are some of his favorite forms of storytelling.

Santa Clara County voters overwhelmingly reject Newsom recall

Santa Clara County isn’t ready to fire Gov. Gavin Newsom. Results for the gubernatorial recall election Tuesday show a large majority of Santa Clara County voters saying no to kicking Newsom out of office. About 76% of county voters don’t want to recall the governor, while 24% cast ballots against him, according to the latest...

San Jose tenants allege management kept COVID hospitalization quiet

Raymond Ramsey says he never relies on his property manager to share details about other tenants—because they often don’t. But he’s baffled that he learned about a recent COVID infection in his building through the local gossip mill. Ramsey, a former unhoused resident, moved into Santa Clara County’s first supportive housing complex, Second Street Studios...