Vicente Vera

Vicente Vera (he/him) is a San Jose City Hall reporter covering politics, policy and government in the Bay Area’s largest city.

He has experience at NBC Bay Area and ABC10 in Sacramento where he produced heartwarming and informative stories on local communities. Before that, he graduated from San Jose State University where he worked as news editor for The Spartan Daily during its last years as a print publication.

On his downtime he enjoys writing, photography and driving through the city.

San Jose Sharks remain hush over negotiations with city

The San Jose Sharks are still being tight-lipped about their closed door discussion with city officials over the team’s future at the Shark Tank. As the NHL team’s 10-year agreement at the SAP Center transitions to an annual renewal starting next year, Sharks representatives are not only eager to stay in San Jose through 2040,...

San Jose ramps up funding to enforce ‘no return zones’

San Jose is set to pay for more employees and police patrols to enforce “no return zones” for homeless camps along the Guadalupe River and those surrounding temporary shelter sites citywide. An initial plan to expel more than a dozen homeless residents off the trail between Julian Street and Woz Way earlier this year has expanded to...

San Jose officials support retail theft crackdown reform

San Jose’s top political leader supports harsher penalties for drug dealers as voters consider new measures to hold thieves and drug suppliers accountable. California voters passed the criminal justice proposition in 2014 and established a $950 threshold for determining whether a theft would be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. But opponents of Proposition 47...