2018: A Year in Review

In which we look back on all the strange, infuriating and preposterous things that went down in 2018 and say, “Sayonara!”

Fatal Fall at Silvery Towers Prompts Cal OSHA Investigation

Someone fell to his death early Thursday at downtown San Jose’s Silvery Towers, a project already tainted by claims of wage theft and slavery.

‘Slavery Towers’ a Flashpoint in Debate Over Labor Standards, Responsible Development

The 643-unit Silvery Towers climbing 22 stories into the sky from the heart of San Jose have become a monument to unfettered greed.

San Jose High-Rise Contractor Pays $250,000 Over Alleged Wage Theft, Labor Trafficking

The builder of a downtown San Jose apartment tower shelled out $250,000 to workers to settle alleged labor violations.