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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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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Looking Back

Looking Back

  • By The Editorial Board
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Week of October 11th Headlines 100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (October 12, 1917) Liberty Bond Committee Working Hard: Why the Bonds are Necessary for War Effort Bond Drive Opens at Rex Theatre Lonely Solder Boy Wants to Hear from Real Girl: Send Christmas Mail to Soldiers at Once: Post Office Department Arranges Mail for Soldiers in France Fifth Regiment Band Presents Plan to...

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Santa Clara Around Town

Santa Clara This Week

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Weekly Events Calendar Thursday, October 12 Website Redesign Community Meeting: Central Park Library—Redwood Room. 6-7 p.m. Friday, October 13 Friday Night Live Featuring Tezkatlipoka: S.E.S Hall—1375 Lafayette St., Santa Clara. 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, October 14 Family Day 2017: de Saisset Museum—500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 1-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. ...

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Work Daze – The Sunday Situation

  • By Bob Goldman
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You won't believe it, but there are people who actually can't wait until the workweek ends. "Thank God It's Friday" -- "TGIF" to its friends -- is the battle cry of these misguided miscreants who count the minutes until the 5 p.m. whistle blows and the weekend begins. Crazy, right? How could anyone prefer two days of freedom to the pure joy of five grueling days shackled to your desk,...

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Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Common sense is such a wonderful commodity. It is what makes most organizations succeed. The lack thereof…causes them to fail. However, the application of common sense is a rarity, particularly at Santa Clara City Hall. Now, you can be sure that if common sense could be bought, this Council majority would spend millions to buy some. However, as suggested, the application thereof...

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Not Liking the News Doesn’t Make It Fake

  • By Thomas W. Newton
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There have been a lot of words published, posted and uttered about fake news and real news and whether Americans have the tools necessary to differentiate between the two. President Trump seems to simply label stories he doesn’t like and the institutions responsible for them as fake news. This last sentence is an opinion – neither fake nor real news – yet it seems many people would like to...

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Full Circle Farm Future Finally Coming into Focus

  • By Melissa McKenzie
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The fate of the former Full Circle Farm location on the Peterson Middle School campus is finally coming into focus. On Sept. 21, a second “Community Conversation” between Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) and members of the community was held, and the district shared its plan for the future of the 11-acre site and surrounding area and, again, asked for input on partnerships,...

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