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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.

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San Jose

Deadly church stabbing suspect’s long criminal history pushes San Jose mayor to call for changes to sanctuary policies

San Jose Police have released the name of the man who they say stabbed two people to death and injured three others in a savage attack inside Grace Baptist Church on East San Fernando Street Sunday Night. Read More

Nov 25, 2020
San Jose

No more warnings — businesses breaking coronavirus rules will be fined in South Bay

For months now, most businesses have been adhering to health measures and restrictions brought on by the pandemic, but there has never been full-blown enforcement of the rules in Santa Clara County, until now. Read More

Nov 23, 2020
San Jose

Santa Clara County undersheriff indicted in corruption scandal involving gun permits

Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung has now been indicted in a long-running corruption scandal allegedly involving dirty campaign money in exchange for concealed-carry gun permits. Read More

Nov 18, 2020
San Jose

Charges dropped against George Floyd protester injured in altercation with San Jose Police

In September, San Jose Police released officer body-camera video of the incident which also included an aerial video from KPIX. In the video, you can see Baca walk up to an officer while holding a cell phone. As the video plays out, Baca grabs onto an officer’s baton before he is dragged to the ground and arrested. Read More

Nov 19, 2020
San Jose

State tells Palo Alto to add 10,000 housing units, City Council continues to protest

The City of Palo Alto has decided to protest a sprawling plan for future Bay Area housing that was recently announced by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), which would require Palo Alto to build 10,000 new housing units in the next decade. Read More

Nov 14, 2020
San Jose

Santa Clara County supervisors push for affordable housing at Reid-Hillview Airport site

There’s no debate San Jose can use more affordable housing. But a debate that seems to never go away is whether or not to close the Reid-Hillview Airport in East San Jose. Read More

Nov 13, 2020
San Jose

San Jose launches program to pay homeless people to clean up trash

The City of San Jose has partnered with Mastercard to actually pay homeless people to clean up their own trash at messy camps. Read More

Nov 13, 2020
San Jose

Major changes coming to beloved San Jose tradition, 'Christmas in the Park'

By now many of us realize that the Christmas season may not be as merry this year compared to years past. With COVID-19 cases rising as we approach Thanksgiving, many communal Christmas experiences we’ve come to count on will likely be curtailed. Read More

Nov 12, 2020
San Jose

Fry’s Electronics shuts down yet another longtime location, in Campbell

Like other once-thriving brick-and-mortar retailers, Fry’s Electronics stores seem to be slowly disappearing. The latest casualty for the San Jose-based chain is its store on Hamilton Avenue in Campbell.  Read More

Nov 12, 2020
San Jose

With other counties forced to roll back reopenings, Santa Clara County is likely next

Coronavirus cases are surging to record-breaking levels across the U.S. and California, and with several Bay Area counties already rolling back their reopenings, it appears Santa Clara County is on track to follow along. Read More

Nov 11, 2020
San Jose

Silicon Valley Organization vows to stay intact, releases initial racist-ad investigation

The largest South Bay business group, Silicon Valley Organization (SVO), says it's not going anywhere and plans to continue to fight calls to dissolve after the group posted a racist and disturbing political ad leading up to the November 3rd election. Read More

Nov 06, 2020
San Jose

From his mom’s house in San Jose to Sacramento: Alex Lee becomes youngest state lawmaker

Move over veteran California legislators, Alex Lee, who just became California’s youngest state assemblymember to be elected in 80 years, is promising to make some pretty big changes once he starts his term. Read More

Nov 10, 2020
San Jose

Political shuffle on Santa Clara City Council means tough road ahead for mayor

The 49ers may not be winning on the field this season but last week marked a huge victory for the team’s owner Jed York, who basically placed a massive bet that he could shift the power of the Santa Clara City Council, and won.  Read More

Nov 10, 2020
San Jose

Spike in coronavirus cases among young adults in Santa Clara County has health officials sounding the alarm

Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody displayed a graph showing a dramatic spike representing 358 new Coronavirus cases reported on Sunday. That is the second-highest number of cases reported on one day in the county since the pandemic began in March. Read More

Nov 06, 2020
San Jose

Historic downtown San Jose building, the Bank of Italy tower, gets ready for makeover

A newly-proposed renovation project will breathe new life into the 94-year-old building that has sat dormant for years, adding dining and entertainment space to an annex at the rear and a striking exterior staircase. Read More

Nov 03, 2020
San Jose

Santa Clara County hits huge milestone with its most important tool in the fight against coronavirus

Santa Clara County announced that health professionals across the area have conducted more than 1 million coronavirus tests since the pandemic began. Read More

Nov 02, 2020
San Jose

San Jose church fined $350,000 for holding large services in violation of health orders

A San Jose Church that has been slapped with repeat violations of coronavirus health orders has now been issued a court order by Santa Clara County. Read More

Nov 02, 2020
San Jose

Expanding gambling to raise revenue — a San Jose ballot measure creates a moral dilemma

Measure H, also known as the Cardroom Tax, would increase the gross revenue tax for Bay 101 Casino and Casino Matrix from 15% to 16.5% while expanding the number of gaming tables. Read More

Oct 28, 2020
San Jose

Santa Clara County law enforcement vows to keep the vote safe from possible election crimes

Polling sites and drop boxes are popping up across the state ahead of Election Day, and Santa Clara County officials are taking steps to ensure safety from things like fraud and voter intimidation with vows from law enforcement. Read More

Oct 29, 2020
San Jose

Santa Cruz triples fines for public health violations over Halloween weekend while also encouraging people to come downtown

A recent change in Santa Cruz County’s status on the state’s tiered reopening list means the downtown area won’t be entirely closed down over Halloween weekend. That doesn't mean cops won't be out enforcing public health and open-container regulations. Read More

Oct 23, 2020
San Jose

Later-night dining to be allowed for San Jose restaurants after unexpected crackdown by police

Enforcement of outdoor dining seemed to suddenly change last Saturday, when police visited and shut down a number of restaurants in Pedro Square. San Jose City Council is now set to extend Al Fresco dining hours, as a result. Read More

Oct 21, 2020
San Jose

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's inaugural trick-or-treat event to go on, despite health officials saying it’s a bad idea

Despite objections from health officials, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk plans to move forward with a total Halloween experience in the midst of this coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Oct 21, 2020
San Jose

49ers organization holds out hope as Santa Clara decides there will be no fans at Levi’s Stadium games

Santa Clara County isn't playing along with the state's new stadium reopening guidelines, declining to allow fans to watch the 49ers play anytime soon. 49ers president Al Guido still holds out hope that the team and the County can work together to achieve this goal. Read More

Oct 20, 2020
San Jose

Santa Clara County steps up to help hard-hit businesses survive pandemic downturn

Thanks to a new round of Coronavirus aid, struggling businesses across the South Bay may soon get access to new support to stay afloat. Some business owners fear taking on more debt. Read More

Oct 16, 2020
San Jose

Ready or not South Bay, here comes Amazon with a huge new fulfillment center in San Jose

In an unexpected deal welcomed by city leaders, Amazon - one of the big winners of the pandemic - is planning a huge new South Bay industrial center. Read More