2018: A Year in Review

In which we look back on all the strange, infuriating and preposterous things that went down in 2018 and say, “Sayonara!”

VTA Considers Service Cuts, Fare Hikes, Employee Buyouts to Cope with Budget Shortfall

The VTA is bracing for employee buyouts, fare hikes and reduced bus service to cope with a $20 million deficit in 2019.

San Jose Unveils Land-Purchase Agreement for Google’s Planned Transit Village in Downtown

San Jose reached a milestone in its land negotiations with Google, releasing a purchase agreement that comes up for a vote next month.

San Jose Considers $2.9 Million Tax Break for Post Street Towers

A residential high-rise being proposed in downtown San Jose is vying for a few million bucks in city subsidies.

San Jose’s Moment: Google and Downtown’s ‘West Side Story’

Is this finally San Jose’s moment for downtown to realize its potential as a vital and beautiful urban community?

SVO Uninvites San Jose Vice Mayor From Seattle Trip to Make Room for Mayor Sam Liccardo

Sam Liccardo almost had to stay home from a business delegation to Seattle—until the SVO, invoking Beyoncé, gave him an out.

Omar Torres Withdraws Challenge to 22-Year Incumbent in Santa Clara Valley Water District Race

Omar Torres has dropped his challenge to Tony Estremera for the District 6 Santa Clara Valley Water District seat.