San Jose Students Ready to March Against Gun Violence

Silicon Valley students will descend on downtown San Jose this weekend as part of a worldwide day of protest against gun violence. 

South Bay Schools Continue to Prepare for the Worst in Wake of Devastating Parkland Shooting

High-profile school shootings have prompted local parents and educators to take another look at their school safety plans.

‘Civility Roundtable’ Forum to Explore Limits of Free Speech

The city of Mountain View will host a forum on Wednesday to discuss the limits on our right to free expression.

Santa Clara County Activists Celebrate Bail Reform Ruling

Activists in Santa Clara County and throughout the state held rallies this week to call for an end to the money bail system.

Protesters Disrupt San Jose Mayor’s State of City Speech

Sam Liccardo touted the city’s collaborative ethos and acknowledged its struggle to address housing affordability in his annual address.

Mercury News Hit by Another Round of Layoffs, Buyouts

It was another hard week for local journalists, as several Bay Area News Group employees accepted buyouts in exchange for leaving their jobs.