Work Daze

Sources Say

  • Weekly Staff
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New Math Santa Clara City Attorney Brian Doyle appears to be working overtime on some new math, City Hall sources tell the Weekly. Under last Tuesday's directive of "exploring options" for filling the now-vacant Council Seat 5, Doyle appears to be on the prowl for a legal angle that will let Mayor Lisa Gillmor install another personal ally on the Council without the inconvenience of an...

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Milestones: Four Wives and a Funeral (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber, Publisher
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The political death of Dominic Caserta has been reported with precision, passion and prolific phrasing. We have not come to praise Caserta, but to bury him. There was no escape from the avalanche of angry victims who sought retribution and only wished for the wrongs to be made right. Every person who listened to the testimony of those offended felt compassion, empathy and appreciation...

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Work Daze

No On A: Fair Elections Demand Better

  • Submitted by Patricia Mahan
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Measure A is an initiative to amend our city’s charter to change the process for electing our City Council. Measure A would change Santa Clara from at-large council representation to a city split into two districts, with three members from each district, and change voter selection to a rank choice system. Ranked choice voting as the way of the future and I trust it will be adopted county-wide...

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Santa Clara Unified School District Superintendent Announces Plans to Strengthen Harassment Reporting, and Processing, Education, and Training

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Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) Superintendent Dr. Stanley Rose announced today that the District will begin to implement several steps to inform and educate students and staff on recognizing, responding to and reporting all forms of harassment in order to create safer and more supportive learning and working environments. These actions will include appointing a harassment task force,...

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Work Daze – Weekend Update

  • By Bob Goldman
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TGIFridays It's not just a gourmet restaurant, where the Philly cheesesteak eggrolls alone are worthy of three Michelin stars. It's also an expression that sums up your entire working experience. At the start of the workweek, you put your head down and muscle your way through a miserable Monday, a terrible Tuesday, a weird Wednesday and a thrombotic Thursday. But then, just before you reach...

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Police Report

Police Report

  • Submitted by the Santa Clara 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 includes...

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Santa Clara this Week

  • By The Santa Clara Weekly
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Weekly Events Calendar Thursday, May 17 San Jose Improv Festival: Black Cat Licorice Theatre, 260 McEvoy St., San Jose. Performances will be May 17-20. www.sanjoseimprovfestival.com   Friday, May 18 Coffee with a Cop: Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery on Homestead Road. 1 p.m.   Saturday, May 19 National River Cleanup Day. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration: ...

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Looking Back

  • Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara
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Week of May 16th Headlines   100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (May 17, 1918) *Red Cross Campaign Drive Begins May 20th *Farm Work to be Done by Women: Women's Land Army Challenges California Women Over 18 to Enroll as Farmerettes *Camp Fremont Ranks High: Healthiest of All Camps on West Coast *Save Wheat: Vital to Solving America's Food Problem *Fruit Growers Discuss Plans...

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Work Daze

Two Districts – One Santa Clara

  • By the City of Santa Clara
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Santa Clara voters have the opportunity to vote on “Measure A,” a community solution established by residents to update the way future Council Members would be elected. Aimed at enhancing candidate representation with geographic and diverse inclusiveness on the Council, Santa Clarans will cast their vote on creating two districts, each of which would be represented by three Council Members,...

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Work Daze: Mistaken Identity

  • By Bob Goldman
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We all make mistakes, or do we? When it comes to doing your job, you're famous for doing everything right. You're perfect, and that's why everyone at work hates you. (Well, it's not the only reason, but it is one we can discuss in public.) While your faultless record is admirable, there could come a time when making a mistake would not be a mistake. According to Sara McCord, in a posting on...

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