Election 2018: San Jose Councilman Battles SJUSD Trustee for County’s D4 Seat

The race for county supervisor pits a trustee of the South Bay’s largest school district against a councilman of Silicon Valley’s largest city.

Santa Clara County Considers Proposal for $222 Million Youth Psychiatric Inpatient Hospital

Santa Clara County is debating whether to create a new behavioral health center that offers psychiatric services for children and teens.

Op-Ed: Are We Serious About Ending Homelessness—or Pushing Out Homeless People?

San Jose, a city with a million residents and 4,000 people living on the streets, no longer has a 24-hour emergency homeless.

Santa Clara County Adopts ‘Hope Village’ as 6-Month Pilot Program

Hope Village, a homeless camp that moved onto state land without permission, has been adopted as a pilot program by Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara County Wants a Closer Look at Sheriff Laurie Smith’s Overtime Spending

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has far exceeded its overtime budget in the past six years, according to a newly published audit.

Op-Ed: We Need Housing, Not Parking, at Old City Hall Annex

This is an opportunity for the county to save a viable building from demolition and to provide much-needed housing for the homeless.

City, County Officials Find Temporary Site for San Jose’s ‘Hope Village’ Homeless Camp

Local leaders found a place to relocate Hope Village, an un-permitted homeless camp created by activists and advocates for the un-housed.

Proposed Carve-Out of Homeless Housing Bond Meets Resistance from Silicon Valley Nonprofits

The county will consider setting aside 5 percent of a homeless housing bond for developmentally disabled people who are already housed.

Will SVO Schism Undermine Group’s Political Influence?

Infighting at the Silicon Valley Organization (SVO)—neé San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce—finally reached a breaking point.