San Jose Talks Climate Change, Surveillance, Litter and Pensions at Tuesday’s Council Meeting

Since launching its climate action plan, San Jose has created its own clean energy system and won a $2.5 million Bloomberg grant.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hires 2nd Law Firm to Investigate ‘Toxic’ Workplace

An investigation into sexual harassment at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation has expanded to address “a larger culture issue.”

Silicon Valley Honors Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Day of Service, Celebration

People throughout the South Bay are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in marches, church services, vigils and volunteer work.

Local Charities Need Volunteers, Donations for Thanksgiving Drive

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the holiday, local charities will spend the rest of the week distributing turkeys to needy families.

San Jose to Host Community Forums to Build Trust in Police

San Jose will launch a campaign next month that aims to improve the relationship between local law enforcement and communities of color.

Still Too Many School Districts in Santa Clara County

Three years since a study to look at school district consolidation in Santa Clara County, we have not been able to make any progress due to the controversial nature of the topic.

Silicon Valley Must Lead the Nation in Improving Public Education

How many more years will the country and Silicon Valley put up with broken promises made to our children, before it is too late for us to recover from the lack of political will? This year we commemorate the 30-year anniversary of a national report that provided a clarion call to improve our public education system.

Turf Wars Overshadow Education Priorities

With its vastly superior public education system, will Boston surpass Silicon Valley as the global leader of technological innovation? It’s a distinct possibility unless we get our act together. Boston is poised to win, considering the current fights focus on turf instead of better educational results for our children.