Google Poised to Strike $111 Million Land Deal with San Jose

It will take years before the tech company realizes its vision for the city’s core. But a key vote this week lays the groundwork.

Newest Addition to Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Represents Critical Swing Vote

Susan Ellenberg’s election to the Santa Clara County District 4 seat stands to shift the board to the center in the years ahead.

San Jose’s Moment: Google and Downtown’s ‘West Side Story’

Is this finally San Jose’s moment for downtown to realize its potential as a vital and beautiful urban community?

Op-Ed: Only Young People, Not Google, Can Make Downtown San Jose a Vibrant Destination

The Google development will lead to a more vibrant San Jose. But we don’t have to wait seven years to shed the bedroom community moniker.

San Jose Downtown Association Executive Director Scott Knies Pushes Back on Diridonification

Scott Knies, executive director of the San Jose Downtown Association, has quite a few initiatives—none bigger than his quest to stop Diridonification.

Downtown San Jose’s Yoga Shala Searches for New Digs After Lease Deal Fell Through

The future of longtime yoga studio in San Jose has suddenly been thrown into doubt, prompting its owner to ask the city for help.

Long-Shuttered Downtown San Jose Venue Gets a Lifeline

Renovations are underway to transform the old Toons lounge, a 5,528 square-foot property at 52 E. Santa Clara St., into a bar and arcade.

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.

Google Unveils Plan to Set Up Shop in Central San Jose—Will Downtown Ever Be the Same?

The proposed Diridon Station Googleplex has San Jose officials seeing dollar signs while local businesses, residents suspect the end is nigh.