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Wesley Severson

Wes Severson is a native Californian and veteran local broadcast news producer that has worked at 4 stations in 3 west coast markets. He is currently the producer of a local evening newscast that airs across the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mar 19, 2021
San Jose

Large downtown San Jose housing project clears final hurdle

Another piece of downtown San Jose’s revitalization puzzle has gotten the green light. A large, new housing development called ‘Madera @ Downtown West’ hopped over a major hurdle this week when the San Jose Planning Department gave the project final approval. Read More

Mar 12, 2021
San Jose

Advocates upset over recent Palo Alto RV tow warnings, mayor not sure why

Since 2018, the city of Palo Alto has been enforcing stringent parking restrictions on people living in motorhomes and vans on El Camino Real, and this week the debate about the parking enforcement has resurfaced. Read More

Mar 02, 2021
San Jose

Prestigious Silicon Valley school faces $2M lawsuit after claiming student photo was ‘blackface’

Two former students of Saint Francis High School and their parents are suing the prestigious, private, Catholic institution in Mountain View for $20 million dollars in what they claim was a case of mistaken racism that cost the teen boys and their families irreparable harm. Read More

Mar 02, 2021
San Jose

Park-like rooftop ‘people deck’ planned for large South Bay parking garage

Another innovative and ambitious project is now being proposed that could be a huge game-changer in the effort to revitalize and transform downtown San Jose. Read More

Mar 02, 2021
San Jose

Uniquely-designed high-rise would transform downtown San Jose skyline

Something new called "The Energy Hub" is in the works that could dramatically transform the skyline of downtown San Jose. Read More

Feb 25, 2021
San Jose

New fees, capacity limits, and name change for newly public Palo Alto park

After decades of being strictly accessible to only people with a Palo Alto address, the 1,440-acre park is now open to the public. Since its opening in late December, the park’s popularity has soared among hikers and sightseers across the Bay Area. Read More

Feb 23, 2021
San Jose

Large, new affordable housing complex could be built on old San Jose restaurant site

Bay Area developer Jemcor Development Partners is looking at the site of shuttered South San Jose restaurant The Fish Market as its location for a large new housing project that would be 100% affordable. Read More

Feb 22, 2021
San Jose

Concessions contract manager of Earthquakes stadium pleads guilty to sabotaging concessions system

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern California District announced that Salvatore La Rosa, who formerly was a contract manager for concessions at Earthquakes Stadium has pleaded guilty to accusations that he sabotaged the menus and payments systems at the stadium last year on opening day. Read More

Feb 19, 2021
San Jose

Investigation reveals controversial San Jose church received $340K in PPP funds

Calvary Chapel in San Jose owes more than $2 million dollars in fines for openly defying the ban on indoor gatherings imposed for months by Santa Clara County. Read More

Feb 17, 2021
San Jose

San Jose offers tiny homes to homeless in exchange for cleaning Guadalupe River Park

The City of San Jose is trying something new to battle the homeless crisis, and this latest solution could solve two problems at once. Read More

Feb 12, 2021
San Jose

Days after allowing indoor worship services, Santa Clara County reinstates ban setting up big court ruling ahead

Churches across Santa Clara County were rejoicing this week when they were told they could resume indoor worship services under limited capacity and with new guidelines. But just a few days later, that hope was pulled out from under them when the county was told by a U.S. District Judge that it could reinstate the ban on indoor church gatherings. Read More

Feb 11, 2021
San Jose

Two large Silicon Valley office projects halted as demand for office space plummets

The coronavirus pandemic has made working from home commonplace for hundreds of thousands of people in the Bay Area, which means the demand for office space has plummeted over the past year. Read More

Feb 09, 2021
San Jose

SJPD implements new LGBTQ policy, officers to receive special new training

San Jose Police officers will now get specialized training that is aimed at improving the relationship with the members of the city’s LGBTQ Community.  Read More

Feb 08, 2021
San Jose

Levi's Stadium to transform into the state’s largest mass vaccination site

We’re used to seeing football games or concerts at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Now the massive facility will turn into what will be the biggest mass-vaccination site in the state. Read More

Feb 05, 2021
San Jose

New evidence revealed in allegedly faked Santa Clara County deputy shooting

Last week we learned the shocking accusations against a Santa Clara County Deputy who allegedly lied about surviving an ambush-style, drive-by, hate-crime shooting on a dark, rural road over a year ago. Read More

Feb 02, 2021
San Jose

Suspect accused in brutal San Jose tortoise attack is taken back into custody after returning to crime scene

A 40-year-old homeless man from San Jose is back in jail after police say he returned to the scene of a preschool where he was arrested days before for a bizarre crime spree. Read More

Jan 27, 2021
San Jose

San Jose police say person of interest in Gilroy murder was unarmed when he was fatally shot by officers

The man who was killed on January 21 by SJPD officers has now been identified as 27-year-old David Lee Tovar Jr., and police say he was unarmed when they shot him. Read More

Jan 22, 2021
San Jose

Homicide suspect shot and killed by San Jose police

Officers with the San Jose Police Department shot and killed a homicide suspect near an apartment complex on the east side of the city Thursday morning. Read More

Jan 21, 2021
San Jose

Inmate hunger strike reaches one week at Santa Clara County Jail

A hunger strike is underway at the main jail in Santa Clara County with inmates not eating for one week so far. The inmates are trying to draw attention to what they call unsafe pandemic conditions and unfair treatment of inmates who test positive for Covid-19. Read More

Jan 19, 2021
San Jose

New coronavirus variant spreading through Santa Clara County, linked to Kaiser outbreak

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department held a press conference Sunday to announce that the area is dealing with the growing threat of a new coronavirus variant that appears to be the source of several outbreaks in the county. Read More

Jan 12, 2021
San Jose

Kaiser San Jose hit with huge fine months before fines were issued in deadly Christmas outbreak

Kaiser Permanente in San Jose has been dealing with the aftermath of a deadly outbreak in its Emergency Department that started Christmas morning and now we are learning it also paid a hefty price for similar allegations months before. Read More

Jan 09, 2021
San Jose

Vaccine distribution in Santa Clara County falls well below expectations

Like many other areas of the county, Santa Clara County announced today that it is falling behind in coronavirus vaccine distribution and has given out less than half of its inventory. Read More

Jan 08, 2021
San Jose

Massive fire engulfs downtown San Jose building, damaging city’s oldest bar

The cause of a massive, four-alarm fire that shot flames hundreds of feet into the sky on Thursday morning in downtown San Jose remains under investigation by fire investigators. Read More

Jan 08, 2021
San Jose

Price of new Santa Clara County reservoir skyrockets, new alternatives proposed

Plans have been in the works for the last three years to build what would become one of the Bay Area’s biggest dams. But now, after a huge price increase, the much-anticipated project could be taking some big steps backward. Read More

Dec 31, 2020
San Jose

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo: "The state of our city? Our city is suffering"

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo waited until the second to last day possible to deliver his city-required, annual State of the City address. The speech happened virtually and was originally supposed to occur in the spring but was put on hold because of the pandemic. Read More