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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.

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

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