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!”

Op-Ed: Google Bought Land in Downtown San Jose—Now What?

San Jose has arrived at a fork in the road: we can either tax tech to build homes and transit, or we can recommit to a broken status quo.

Google Poised to Strike $111 Million Land Deal with San Jose

It will take years before the tech company realizes its vision for the city’s core. But a key vote this week lays the groundwork.

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.

Lawsuit Targets Secrecy Agreements Linked to Google’s Planned San Jose Campus

A new lawsuit filed against San Jose claims city officials signed illegal NDAs at Google’s behest to secure a $67 million land deal.

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.

Op-Ed: Is San Jose Deliberately Trying to Displace People?

Is the Affordable Housing Network the only organization in San Jose that believes San Jose’s general plan is a blueprint for a train wreck?

How Smart is San Jose? Silicon Valley’s Biggest City Tries to Catch Up with the Digital Future

As local governments chase universal connectivity, San Jose considers how to digitize a city already grappling with user error.