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The San Jose Public Library Foundation, a non-profit that brings in money to support the city’s libraries, is hoping this year’s city budget will include $2 million which the group says would allow the libraries to return to their normal operations before the pandemic.
San Jose has one of the largest Vietnamese populations in the U.S., and now, a brand new building known as the Vietnamese American Service Center will soon help serve the estimated 140,000 residents in the area.
Apple and the city of San Jose apparently have a new challenge on their hands after the tech giants cleared a large homeless camp on its 55-acre property in North San Jose and moved the residents into various locations.
Clean up the massive homeless camp near Mineta San Jose International Airport or risk getting some of the airport’s federal funding stripped — that’s the ultimatum that was dished out by the Federal Aviation Administration in June.
Berryessa BART-adjacent transit village moves forward; San Jose Flea Market vendors still hope to relocate
Many of the vendors who make their livings selling food, clothes, crafts, and other items at the San Jose Flea Market are now left waiting for answers and wondering what their next move may be in the coming years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wastewater testing for coronavirus prevalence to begin in Santa Clara County ahead of national CDC effort
A program to test wastewater at sewage treatment plants in order to better assess the presence of the coronavirus in a community is set to begin via a partnership between Stanford University, Santa Clara County, and San Jose’s Environmental Services Department.
Temporary tombstones displayed in San Jose to honor the 196 homeless people who died in the county this year
The Silicon Valley Interreligious Council continued its annual tradition of temporarily erecting tombstones to honor those who didn't have a place to call home in Santa Clara County. This year's event featured 196 tombstones representing the highest number of unhoused people who died in Santa Clara County in the past year.