Work Daze

Out With the Old, In With the New—Voting Rights Lawsuit

  • By Carolyn Schuk
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A week ago a California Voting Rights Acts (CVRA) lawsuit against the City of Santa Clara was dismissed on a technicality; namely it was impossible for the parties bringing the suit to comply with changes to the CVRA prior to the new law (AB 350) taking effect Jan. 1, 2017. However, the City's possible liability is unchanged because a new CVRA lawsuit was filed on Nov. 30. That case, Ladonna...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber - Publisher
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Santa Clara has been fortunate in having some very talented staff members who have made wonderful contributions to our City. While many of our elected politicians come and go and come again, it is usually different when staff members leave as it is usually into retirement. One of our memorable members on City Staff was Rajeev Batra who retired in September. Rajeev had served Santa Clara...

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WORK DAZE: Losing Wait

  • By Bob Goldman
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Applying for a new job? What's the worst that can happen? Getting a flat and irreversible rejection is bad, yes, but what's even worse is the waiting. It may only be a matter of days, or weeks, or, in your case, minutes, but it's long enough to leave you twisting in the wind, wondering if you've gotten the job or not. What makes the wait so painful is not the thought that you'll get turned...

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Police Report

  • Submitted by the SC Police Department
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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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Santa Clara This Week

  • The Santa Clara Weekly
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 Weekly Events Calendar Thursday, December 7 Bethlehem: Santa Clara First Baptist Church—3111 Benton St., Santa Clara. Dec. 7-11. 6:30-9 p.m. Historical and Landmarks Commission Meeting: City Hall Council Chambers. 7 p.m. Community Engagement Meeting for 2330 Monroe St.: City Hall Cafeteria. 7-9 p.m. Questions: 408-615-2490 or communityservice@santaclaraca.gov   Friday,...

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Looking Back

  • Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara
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Week of December 6th Headlines   100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (December 7, 1917) *Active Campaign Launched for Santa Clara and Alviso Waterway and Terminals: Chamber of Commerce Will File Elaborate Data with Government Supporting Plan for Reduction of Freight Rates *New Stamps are Popular: Santa Clara Letter Carriers Sell Government Thrift Stamps and War Saving...

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Milestones

  • By Miles H Barber, Publisher
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  When under attack…deflect and blame. Blame the 49ers, blame past City managers, blame opposing Council Members, blame the Mercury News, the Santa Clara Weekly, KPIX or blame outspoken citizens who have a brain. Folks, whatever you think of the 49ers, they are not the cause of the outrageous actions by the Mayor and her Council majority. The unmasking of the now known...

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Second Stadium Audit Slated for 2018

  • By Carolyn Schuk
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On Monday the City Council's ad hoc Measure J compliance audit committee reconvened to review activity with regard to Harvey M. Rose's (HMR) final report and to launch a second project, this time to review operating costs and revenues at non-NFL events in Levi's Stadium. Santa Clara receives 50 percent of the net revenue for non-NFL events, minus credits that are specified on the contracts, as...

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WORK DAZE: Asleep at the Wheel

  • By Bob Goldman
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Did I wake you? Sorry. I didn't expect you to be sleeping this time of day, but now that I've read Tim Herrera's eye-opening article in The New York Times, I realize that a good time to expect you to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed is never. While I'm sorry to rouse you from your slumber, "Feeling Groggy? Here's How to Stop Robbing Yourself of a Good Sleep" raises issues so relevant to...

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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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