Shaun Borland

Shaun Borland is a former educator and brewer who calls the Bay Area home. He has a Master's in Special Education, loves Star Wars, and reports for Hoodline South Bay.

Feb 04, 2021
San Jose

East San Jose gym earns $550,000 in fines while remaining open to protest COVID restrictions

California Ripped Fitness in East San Jose has defied county orders to close indoor operation since December racking up over $550,00 in fines and 35 complaints. The gym is protesting that gyms should be considered essential business since they promote a healthy lifestyle. Read More

Jan 28, 2021
San Jose

San Jose’s M8trix and Bay 101 casinos waste no time reopening after stay-at-home order ends

M8trix Casino opened its doors two days after Governor Newsom ended the stay-at-home orders allowing non-essential businesses to open in a limited capacity. And Bay 101 Casino, which also put up an outdoor gambling tent in September, reopened Thursday morning. Read More

Jan 25, 2021
San Jose

Google to help vaccine rollout through Google Maps support and $100 million in ad grants

Google announced new initiatives to help more Americans get the COVID vaccine. The latest efforts include $150 million in donations to nonprofits and grants for Google Ads. The company will also be offering its sites for vaccination locations and add new panels to "vaccine near me" searches. Read More

Jan 12, 2021
San Jose

Elected GOP figure in Santa Clara County called out for posting 'Citizens take arms' on Facebook

Phil Reynolds, an elected member of the Santa Clara County Republican Central Committee, is under pressure from Democratic leaders in Santa Clara to resign after posting "The war has begun!" on Facebook while the pro-Trump rioters were breaking into the Capitol Building in Washinton, D.C. last week. Read More

Jan 07, 2021
San Jose

Sexually abused student files lawsuit against private San Jose high school

Valley Christian High School is being sued by Allison Brown, a former athlete, who was sexually abused by her basketball coach, Gregory Marshall. Brown wants the school to be accountable after she said they "did nothing to protect me." Marshall is currently facing 24 felony counts of sexual abuse of minors. Read More

Dec 24, 2020
San Jose

Temporary tombstones displayed in San Jose to honor the 196 homeless people who died in the county this year

The Silicon Valley Interreligious Council continued its annual tradition of temporarily erecting tombstones to honor those who didn't have a place to call home in Santa Clara County. This year's event featured 196 tombstones representing the highest number of unhoused people who died in Santa Clara County in the past year. Read More

Dec 15, 2020
San Jose

San Jose school board updates agreement with SJPD

San Jose Unified School District unanimously votes to update the memorandum of agreement with SJPD. Protesters have been pushing the district to end relations with the police since protests in the summer for defunding the police and police reform. Advocates want more money for mental health services. Read More

Dec 11, 2020
San Jose

Retiring SJPD chief might be next police chief in Dallas

After a 28-year career serving the city of San Jose, Police Chief Eddie Garcia might be on his way to the top cop job in Dallas, TX. Garcia received high praise for growing the police ranks, building community, and creating progressive policies. Saturday will be his last day as police chief. Read More

Dec 09, 2020
San Jose

No charges filed against San Jose police officers who fatally shot murder suspect

That fatal police shooting of a 26-year old murder suspect was justified, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. The suspect was covered in blood and armed with a knife after stabbing a 51-year old in the middle of the street. The police attempted multiple non-lethal tactics before firing their weapons. Read More

Dec 04, 2020
San Jose

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is moving its primary headquarters from San Jose to Texas

As some report an exodus of technology companies from the Bay Area, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has added its San Jose HQ among those on their way out. HPE is relocating its home-base to Houston, Texas - a state with lower costs and a favorable tax structure. Read More