Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Majority rule has its flaws. Paradoxically, our democracy—considered a pretty good means of governing—is decided by majority rule…except when it isn’t. Let’s look at our City Council where decisions are made bi-weekly. There are seven Council Members and when there are four votes for an issue and three votes against it, the majority rules. Now, there may be exceptions. For...

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Police Report

Police Report

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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...

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Forty-Niners, City Settle Dispute About Curfew

  • By David Alexander
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The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to cease scheduling events at Levi’s Stadium that run past the City’s 10 p.m. weeknight curfew. At a special meeting of the Santa Clara Stadium Authority Board Tuesday night, City Manager Deanna Santana told the Board that she has been in contact with the 49ers’ Stadium Management Company (ManCo) and learned that no events set to run past the curfew...

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Looking Back

Looking Back

  • By The Editorial Board
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Looking Back October 2017 Week of October 18th Headlines 50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (October 18,1967) Irving Cabral Seeks Parking Plan: Wants 4-hour Parking Zones from Jefferson to Lincoln on Franklin Street 3% Pay Hike for Principals Rejected by SCUSD Board as Larger Budget Required for Much Needed School Supplies New Look at West Valley College: As Fall Semester...

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Santa Clara Around Town

Santa Clara This Week

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Weekly Events Calendar Thursday, October 19 Noon@the Triton featuring Nicole Lopez-Hagan: Triton Museum of Art—1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. 12-12:40 p.m.  Friday, October 20 Santa Clara Chorale presents Bavaria and Beer: Mission Santa Clara de Asis—500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 8 p.m. Tickets: ~$37. www.scc.org Saturday, October 21 Environmental Day: Recology...

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Work Daze

CIVICS 101: It is Time to Abolish the Electoral College

  • Column by Dominic Caserta
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Another divisive Trump tweet was the backdrop of the question asked by my student “John” as we began our unit on presidency.  His questions were simple ones:  How does one candidate get more popular votes but lose the presidency?  Is the presidency the only election in the United States where that happens?  I said sadly YES!  In fact, it has happened FOUR times in our nations’ history:...

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Work Daze – Quench Your Burnout

  • By Bob Goldman
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You're tired, ambivalent, stressed, cynical and overextended. Are you in love, or are you burned out at work? It could be love, but according to a recent "Smart Living" article by Kenneth R. Rosen in The New York Times" the correct answer is behind door No. 2 -- burnout. According to data from the General Social Survey presented by Rosen in "How to Recognize Burnout Before You're Burned...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Vice Mayor Dominic Caserta went out on a fragile limb at City Council in September to challenge Mayor Lisa Gillmor. He made a passionate plea for a pragmatic and practical position to prevent the posibility of our public province being pushed into poverty. Having sat on prior Councils, Caserta has a very good understanding of where our money comes from and where it goes (or where it should...

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Variance Brings Larger Issues Into Crisp Focus

  • By David Alexander
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The Santa Clara City Council overturned a Planning Commission ruling denying a variance for a single-family home, going against urging from the City Attorney and a recommendation from the Director of Community Development. At the Council’s Tuesday night meeting, the minor variance raised larger issues of setting precedence for following city code as well as the need not to alienate and...

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Confidentiality Agreement Violated in Police Brutality Case, Settlement Forfeiture Demanded

  • By Carolyn Schuk
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It ain't over 'til it's over, as Yogi Berra said. And it looks like the excessive force lawsuit against the City of Santa Clara that appeared to be settled a few weeks ago likewise ain't over. The day after the City announced the $6.7 million settlement, plaintiff Danielle Harmon Burfine posted on her YouTube page a police body-cam video of the incident, violating the confidentiality terms of...

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