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Tim Henry

Tim Henry is a long-time resident of the Bay Area whose family is spread from the South Bay to the North Bay. With a degree in journalism, Tim is a writer, editor and satirist who has been published in varied topics ranging from public transit, homelessness, environmental issues, and sailing and adventures.

Jun 17, 2021
San Jose

South Bay residents revel in California’s reopening

It might be one of the most anticipated social and economic events in modern times: a return to normalcy. And many business owners and residents of the South Bay have been celebrating their new/old freedoms. Read More

Jun 14, 2021
San Jose

San Jose woman dies after truck crashes into sidewalk dining area

On Friday, a suspected drunk driver ran into an outdoor dining area outside a San Jose bar, killing one person and injuring two others.  Read More

Jun 10, 2021
San Jose

As drought deepens, Valley Water imposes 15% water cutback

As California heads into the height of summer during one of the state's driest years in history, the water provider in the Bay Area's largest county has declared a water-shortage emergency. Read More

Jun 04, 2021
San Jose

Traveling pavilion set to host events in downtown San Jose

San Jose's SoFA neighborhood will soon be home to a striking new outdoor pavilion that will host a number of art-themed events, and potentially serve as a symbol for a reimagining of Silicon Valley's built space. Read More

Jun 03, 2021
San Jose

Owner of San Jose taproom becomes latest craft-beer magnate to resign over sexual harassment allegations

The owner of a popular San Jose taproom has become the most recent high-profile figure in the craft brewery industry to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. Ryan Summers, the owner of Good Karma Artisan Ales & Cafe and Pizza Flora in downtown San Jose, formerly resigned on Sunday, and promised to remove himself from his ownership role. Read More

Jun 03, 2021
San Jose

South Bay businesses are ready to open up. They just need workers

As South Bay counties continue to ease COVID restrictions — and as the California economy is on the verge of a full reopening — the Bay Area, and the nation, faces a worker shortage crisis. With the number of available jobs far exceeding the number of available workers, several businesses are struggling to staff reopenings, potentially threatening the speed and vitality of the recovery.  Read More

May 28, 2021
San Jose

With new campuses approved, Google may lead the post-pandemic return to the office in Silicon Valley

Google/Alphabet has announced plans to return to "campus-focused" employment, and may serve as an example of the "hybrid-approach" of returning to the office. Read More

May 25, 2021
San Jose

South Bay dentist has been marshaling ventilator drive for over a year

As the pandemic worsens in India, a South Bay dentist continues to champion efforts to fabricate "homemade" ventilators to send to COVID-ravaged nations. Read More

May 21, 2021
San Jose

San Jose opens vacant senior apartments to the unhoused

On Monday, a handful of unhoused residents in San Jose moved into a vacant senior housing complex. Santa Clara County officials said the Willow Glen apartments represent a stepping stone for homeless residents, who will eventually be placed into permanent housing at other locations as it becomes available.  Read More

May 20, 2021
San Jose

Two 'digital food halls' open in Cupertino and San Jose — ghost kitchens that allow on-site orders from multiple restaurants

Embracing digital platforms and offering take-out and delivery food, new business models like this will likely have a lasting foothold in the restaurant industry. Read More

May 17, 2021
San Francisco

California is set to rescind mask mandates next month, but Bay Area counties likely to sort out their own new rules

With California less than a month away from its "full-reopening" on June 15, and after the Centers for Disease Control rescinded its mask mandate last week, it's still not clear what a mostly vaccinated, maskless, post-pandemic Bay Area will look like. Read More

May 14, 2021
San Jose

Solar-roof manufacturer to open new San Jose facility, potentially staking their dominance in the market

A South Bay solar-panel manufacturer announced its plans to open a manufacturing facility in San Jose, potentially bringing hundred of jobs to Silicon Valley. Read More

May 13, 2021
San Jose

Santa Clara County will see a nearly 10% water-rate hike as residents asked to voluntarily curb use

On Tuesday, the Santa Clara Valley Water District (or Valley Water) announced a nearly 10% water-rate hike for San Jose Municipal Water users. Set to take effect on July 1, Valley Water said the price increase is in response to California's deepening drought, as well as an effort to fund water infrastructure projects. Read More

May 11, 2021
San Jose

Santa Cruz begins to break up homeless camps as city debates where to relocate the unhoused

This week, Santa Cruz is dispersing several encampments located near highways while discussing city policy on camping in general, putting its homelessness problem again in the spotlight. Read More

May 10, 2021
San Jose

San Jose's controversial Thomas Fallon statue appears destined for removal

After more than 30 years of controversy, a statue commemorating the raising of the U.S. flag in 1846 — when California declared war on Mexico — seems destined to be removed. Read More