LGBTQ History Comes out of the Shadows, into K-12 Classrooms

Five years after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the FAIR Education Act, California’s public schools are now rolling LGBTQ history into the coursework.

Police Watchdog Urges SJPD to Resume Use-of-Force Tallies

In his inaugural report as SJPD watchdog, Walter Katz urges the city to take better accounting of how and when officers resort to force.

San Jose Debates Endorsement of State Minimum Wage Hike

Two years after upping its local minimum wage, San Jose may back a statewide effort to raise the minimum to $13 an hour by 2017. Mayor Sam Liccardo, who voted against San Jose’s minimum wage increase in 2012, says the policy makes more sense at a state level.