San Jose, Santa Clara Valley Water District Improve Flood Protections in Time for Winter

Since an historic flood in February, San Jose and the water district have spent the past nine months bolstering defenses against future disasters.

San Jose City Council Promotes David Sykes to City Manager

San Jose has named a successor for outgoing City Manager Norberto Dueñas: his second-in-command, David Sykes.

Water District Resists Installing Low-Tech Pumps that Might Have Prevented San Jose Flood

Silicon Valley’s flood protection agency might have prevented the Anderson Dam from overflowing earlier this year, but failed to act.

Water District, San Jose Mayor Form Uneasy Alliance at Meeting on February Flood Disaster

The water district took a combative tone from the start of Wednesday’s meeting to discuss how San Jose found itself underwater.

San Jose Is Lucky No One Died in Inexcusable Response to Floods

It wasn’t Katrina, but officials failed in every way when it came to notifying San Jose residents of flooding—and it could have been a lot worse.