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Year of the Woman in South Bay Elections

As American voters sent a record-high 124 women to Congress in Tuesday’s elections, voters in Santa Clara County also entrusted female candidates with the most powerful local political posts. If results as of Saturday evening hold, 45 of the 91 members of the 15 city councils in the county will be…

Don Rocha Proposes Leaf Blower Ban

San Jose City Council member Donald Rocha is asking his colleagues to allow city staff to investigate a potential ban on gasoline-powered leaf blowers in the city, due to the high levels of pollution they emit. The Rules and Open Government Committee (Rules), a five-member subcommittee of the City Council,…

Viva Calle San Jose Is Wonderful

The City of San Jose connected Japantown, Downtown, and the East Side with seven miles of car-free streets on Sunday, September 17. The city’s annual Viva Calle lures residents out on foot, bicycle, and skates with special events all along the route. “This is a fantastic annual event in San Jose…

San Jose’s Subsidy for Airlines

San Jose’s latest corporate giveaway is $740,630 to Frontier Airlines and Alaska Airlines over the next 18 months, approved unanimously by the City Council on Tuesday, September 12. The City of San Jose doles out millions of dollars every year to “help airlines offset initial large costs to start new…