“Civic-minded citizens are not simply born, they must be taught and nurtured,” writes Norman Mineta. In an article published on “Constitution Day,” Mr. Mineta—a former San Jose mayor and US Congressman, who also served in the Cabinet under both Bill Clinton and George Bush—laments the decline in civic engagement, and expresses his concern that the public education system needs to do more.
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Norm Mineta will turn 82 on Nov. 12. His accomplishments from mayor of San Jose to U.S. cabinet secretary under two administrations are legendary. San Jose’s airport is named after him. But Mineta’s most important role has been that of a mentor for two generations of leaders.
The Silicon Valley assemblyman has been tapped as the national co-chair of Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign.
A petition that has gathered 500-plus signatures is asking city leaders to name a street after President Barack Obama.
Don Edwards, who died last week at the age of 100, held a special place in the political prism of Silicon Valley.
No rest for the weary: Congressman Mike Honda spent his birthday weekend hopping from one fundraiser to the next.
Inaugurations have a way of oscillating between solemn occasions and celebrations. And then there’s the slightly absurd—a San Jose specialty.
A curious cultural taboo has been openly flouted over the last two decades in San Jose, and it seems one local institution could soon double down.
The November election will either shift the body politic in San Jose toward change or provide a continuation of the status quo. With the problems facing the city, change should be in the air.
Janet Gray Hayes, San Jose’s first female mayor and the first woman to lead a major US city, died Monday in the Saratoga home she shared with her daughter.