Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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David Copperfield is America’s greatest and most successful illusionists. His magic tricks have entertained, baffled and amazed millions. He does more than 500 performances every year, most in his hometown of Las Vegas. One illusion that helped launch his career was making a Lear Jet disappear on television in front of a live audience surrounding the plane. Not to rest on that famous...

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Civics 101: Rock the Vote

  • Column by Dominic Caserta
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One of my favorite units to teach in Civics is political participation.  I begin the unit by asking students this question: Does one vote matter in the United States?  Overwhelmingly students say “No.” I vividly remember one student, "Sue," raising her hand and confidently saying in a county of 323 million people one vote does NOT matter.  I replied with one of my favorite phrases: “Well...

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Santa Clara Insurer Settles Litigation with Mother of Arson Suspect: Decision Minimizes Trial Costs, City Defends Good-Faith Actions of Police

  • City of Santa Clara Press Release
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The Santa Clara City Council approved a $6.7 million settlement on Tuesday by the City’s insurance carrier with the mother of an arson suspect who allegedly suffered nerve damage to her foot when attempting to help her daughter avoid arrest. The insurance settlement minimizes further legal costs for the City, dismisses the involved police officers and Chief of Police Mike Sellers as...

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Curfew Inspires Harsh Criticism, Mission Library Over-budget

  • By David Alexander
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Finger-pointing and vitriol were in abundance during the Santa Clara City Council’s discussion of enforcing the weekday curfew for Levi’s Stadium. Tuesday night’s meeting centered around an informational report discussing the 10 p.m. curfew for weekday, non-NFL events and how the Council/Stadium Authority Board should proceed in regards to that City policy. “We have to do a better...

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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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Santa Clara Around Town

Santa Clara This Week

  • By The Editorial Board
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Weekly Events Calendar Thursday, September 28 Pilot Food Scrap Recycling Program Community Meeting: City Hall Council Chambers. 6:30-8 p.m. 408-615-3080. Noon@the Triton Fall Concert Series: Triton Museum of Art. 12-12:40 p.m. Free Event. Friday, September 29 City of Santa Clara Democratic Club Oktoberfest: Santa Clara Woman’s Club—3260 The Alameda, Santa Clara. 5:30-8:30...

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Looking Back

Looking Back

  • By The Editorial Board
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Week of September 27th Headlines 50 Years Ago: Santa Clara Journal & News (September 27,1967) United Black Students for Action, Led by Harry Edwards, Issues Open Invitation to Work with Anyone in an Effort to Solve Racial Problems at San Jose State College: College President Robert D. Clark Offers Proposals Aimed at Ending Alleged Racial Discrimination On or Off Campus Although Not...

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Work Daze – Get Out of Town

  • By Bob Goldman
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You may find this difficult to believe, but not everyone loves his or her job as much as you do. It's true! The working world is full ungrateful malcontents who actually want to take vacations. Instead of taking advantage of the opportunity to spend their vacation days crammed into a cozy cubical, or aimlessly wandering an open office, these losers would prefer to bake their bodies on talcum...

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