Civil Grand Jury Investigates Stadium Authority for Levi’s Stadium, Site of Super Bowl 50

The civil grand jury has been quietly investigating the stadium authority for Levi’s Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50, while billionaire developers play chess for Santa Clara’s future.

Activists Revive Effort to Overturn San Jose’s Pot Laws

A political action committee has revived an effort to replace San Jose’s pot ordinance with one approved by voters.

Aviation Expert Complains to NFL about San Jose Airport Curfew

In a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, an aviation expert calls San Jose’s airport curfew insulting, and wonders why city leaders can’t get residents to put up with the noise, like they do in Oakland and San Francisco.

Emails Show Cozy Relationship between San Jose Police, 49ers

Weeks after San Jose police suspended off-duty work with the 49ers, emails show just how cozy the relationship was between some officers and the team.

Education and the State of the Union

Two eagerly awaited American events take place this week: the State of the Union address and the Super Bowl. The broadcast audience for Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday will be significantly larger than the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. However, there should be no doubt that the state of the National Football League—concussion issues aside—is better than our Union’s.

August Observations: Jazz Fest, Developers and the Life Expectancy of the Gold Club

News slows down in the summertime, so San Jose Inside columnist Rich Robinson takes note of some of the bigger and more under the radar stories of August.