Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Sizing up our City in succinct syllables of sound is a soliloquy of silliness. While Shakespeare was a master at forming phrases filled with fortuitous fortune, failure and folly, most mortals are relegated to meek and modest meanderings. Our City has a Shakespearean similarity; a dim and dark drama driven into dilemma by dubious decisions. On a dark and dreary night at the City Council...

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Looking Back

Looking Back July 2017

  • By the Editorial Board
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Week of July 5th Headlines 100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (July 6, 1917) Many Attend 4th of July Celebration Held Under Auspices of Santa Clara Woman's Club School Board Elects Teachers for Coming Year for Grammar School and High School Town Trustees in Regular Meeting: Only 3 Trustees Show Up: Little Business Transacted Santa Clara County Red Cross Chairman, Arthur M. Free Thanks...

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Work Daze

2017-2018 Capital Improvement Budget: Big Plans, Little Money

  • By Carolyn Schuk
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Santa Clara has over $1 billion penciled into its capital improvement plans for the next six years, if you include the planned $200 million new swim center and a $94 million youth sports complex. But the only year it's going to meet its goals is the present one, according to the Capital Improvement Plan budget the City Council finalized on June 27. By 2023 the City will face a $600 million...

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Work Daze

Charter Review Committee’s Proposed Two 3-Member Council Election Districts Doesn’t Give City Safe Harbor From CVRA

  • By Carolyn Schuk
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Santa Clara's 2017 Charter Review Committee will recommend to the City Council dividing the City into two election districts with three representatives each. The decision was made at the June 26 meeting. The committee's stated goal was to create a safe harbor for Santa Clara in the face of a pending California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) lawsuit. But whatever benefits might come from creating two...

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Call a Plumber for the Leaks and Faulty Pipes Behind Santa Clara

  • By the Editorial Board
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Keeping secrets might not be easy for everyone. However, when a confidential document that can potentially ruin a huge City money-maker–like Levi’s Stadium–lands on your desk, it’s best that it stay there. The now infamous confidential Measure J Draft Audit slipped out of someone’s hands and into the pages of the San Francisco Chronicle. The report was completed sometime in May...

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Police Report

Police Report

  • Submitted by Santa Clara PD
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The Police Blotter highlights a partial list of incidents in the city and is distributed on a weekly basis. The Blotter provides the date, time, approximate location, a narrative summary of the incident, case number and the most serious arrest charge. Meanwhile, the Arrest Log provides a timely, chronological summary of all of the arrests made by the Santa Clara Police Department. It includes...

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Work Daze

Work Daze – Fake It Until You Break It

  • By Bob Goldman
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I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that anyone with the level of global success I have achieved must have been incredibly brilliant and hardworking from the jump. Not the case. When I was just a tyro in the global success biz, I had none of the skills one needs to succeed. It was just me and my really good looks against the world. What did I do to get ahead? I could have...

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San Jose Teen in Grave Condition After Santa Clara Shooting

  • By the Editorial Board
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On July 5 at approximately 10:44 p.m., a Santa Clara Police Officer was parked and monitoring traffic when he heard what he thought were illegal fireworks going off in the vicinity. The officer drove towards the noise and discovered a vehicle that had crashed into a parked vehicle at Brookdale Dr. and Bing Dr., Santa Clara. The officer found that the driver of the crashed vehicle was suffering...

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