Long-Shuttered Downtown San Jose Venue Gets a Lifeline

Renovations are underway to transform the old Toons lounge, a 5,528 square-foot property at 52 E. Santa Clara St., into a bar and arcade.

San Jose City Council Considers Updating P-Card Policies

San Jose may update its procurement card policies to keep employees in check, after a recent audit found several examples of overspending.

A’s Agreement to Stay in Oakland Put on Hold

Though Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff has long wanted to move his team to San Jose, he has reached a tentative lease agreement to stay put for another decade. But a vote Friday to approve the deal was delayed after four of eight Coliseum Joint Powers Authority board members did not show.

Mercury News Comes Back Downtown with Sweet Deal

The Mercury News will return to downtown San Jose, the newspaper announced Thursday in a deliciously meta article of self-praise. But the adulation of the expected move isn’t the real takeaway from this story. The real takeaway is a sweetheart parking deal.

County Exhibit Highlights Gender Pay Gap in Silicon Valley

Though it boasts some of the highest median incomes in the nation, Silicon Valley also claims one of the greatest disparities between men and women’s earnings.

San Jose Considers New Tax to Pay for Affordable Housing

Business groups worry that San Jose could scare away developers if it imposes a fee on new home construction to pay for more affordable housing, an effort to recoup a fraction of the money lost when the state closed all redevelopment agencies. The City Council, which was supposed to talk about the inclusionary housing fee in December, decided to table the discussion until the new year.