Far-Right Rally Draws Counter-Protesters Outside WorldCon 76

Dueling protests took place Saturday outside the San Jose Convention Center, where science fiction fans gathered for WorldCon 76.

San Jose May Place Police Activities League Under New Management After Critical Audit

An audit exposing mismanagement at San Jose’s Police Activities League has officials debating whether to bring it under the city’s control.

San Jose Receives $150K Knight Cities Grant to Fund New City Designer, Avoid RDA Pitfalls

After receiving a $150,000 grant from the Knight Cities Challenge, San Jose has hired a new city designer in Timothy Rood.

SJPD Criticized for Deploying Snipers at Peaceful Protest

Local activists call on San Jose police to be more transparent about when and why they deploy snipers to monitor peaceful protests.

Statue Featuring Rod Diridon Sr. in Works for Diridon Station

A curious cultural taboo has been openly flouted over the last two decades in San Jose, and it seems one local institution could soon double down.

Starbucks, Developer Want to Bypass City’s Living Wage Policy

San Jose will consider skirting its living wage policy to appease a massive corporation and some developers. The City Council on Tuesday will discuss an appeal from Starbucks and other vendors to be exempt from the rule—they’re interested in leasing space at City Hall and the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

Council to Talk Team San Jose, Art

Nothing as contentious as last week’s vote to put a pension reform ballot measure to voters is featured on this week’s San Jose City Council agenda, but there are a few items of note in the final meeting of the year. Team San Jose gets kudos from the mayor and two councilmembers, funding for incubators could get the axe and an artist is tabbed in the hopes that he can create something “magical.”

Why a Unanimous Vote?

The vote on the convention center has been covered extensively, but a resident I spoke to asked me to please share my view on San Jose Inside. As we know, the Council vote was unanimous in supporting the renovation and expansion.  Although I cannot speak for my colleagues, I would say there were four major constituencies who advocated for the renovation and expansion of the convention center.