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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.

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

Dec 23, 2020
San Jose

SJSU football team headed to bowl game facing possible punishment for breaking quarantine rules

The San Jose State Spartans football team is coming off what could arguably be their best regular-season performance in school history. But their epic undefeated championship season is being shrouded in controversy because the team appears to be breaking coronavirus travel guidelines put in place by Santa Clara County.  Read More

Dec 12, 2020
San Jose

South Bay church leaders warn people not to attend huge annual religious event

With the pandemic worsening across Santa Clara County, leaders of the Catholic Church came together Friday to issue a stern message to people who were planning to celebrate Our lady of Guadalupe: Don’t come! Read More

Dec 10, 2020
San Jose

No ICU beds left at three South Bay hospitals as county sets new daily case record

The holiday gathering-fueled coronavirus surge in the South Bay is getting more and more alarming by the day, but Wednesday’s announcement by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department sounds more like the area is headed toward catastrophe. Read More

Dec 09, 2020
San Jose

San Jose church vows to fight on despite pastor held in contempt over indoor services

A Santa Clara County judge has held Calvary Chapel in San Jose and its pastor Mike McClure in contempt for holding large indoor worship services with up to 600 people, which is in direct violation of state safety guidelines. Read More

Dec 08, 2020
San Jose

Silicon Valley planning non-profit issues its second-highest score ever for downtown Google Village project

One of the biggest, most ambitious development projects in the history of downtown San Jose, known as Downtown West, continues to make headlines.  Read More

Dec 04, 2020
San Jose

Five Arrested by Sunnyvale authorities in unemployment benefits fraud case

The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety announced on Twitter that it recently busted a crew of five suspects who they say ripped off at least 100 people for a million dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefit payments. Read More

Dec 03, 2020
San Jose

Santa Clara County runs dangerously low on ICU beds, releases vaccine distribution information

Officials with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department said Wednesday that just 12% of the hospital beds in the county were available and that there were only 44 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds countywide that were not being used. Read More

Dec 01, 2020
San Jose

San Jose mayor breaks gathering guidelines on Thanksgiving, issues apology

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is the latest public figure to say sorry for essentially breaking his own rules. On Tuesday, Liccardo issued an apology for what he did on Thanksgiving which was in direct violation of state coronavirus guidelines. Read More

Nov 27, 2020
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