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Public Pension Reform

Public Pension Reform

Santa Clara County The public pension system is broken and needs fixing.  Despite being a long-time beneficiary of the system, County Assessor and past Rotary Club of San Jose President Larry Stone has championed meaningful pension reform that has earned...
Magdalena Carrasco, New Year Message

Magdalena Carrasco, New Year Message

Dear Neighbor, It’s January and I want to start by wishing everyone a happy New Year! I am excited for all that we can accomplish together in 2016. We will continue to work with Neighborhood Associations to host litter pick up and dumpster days, support...
New Park Coming to North San José

New Park Coming to North San José

Orchard Park dedicated on Wednesday San Jose / CALIfORNIA  The City of San José, in conjunction with The New Home Company, held a dedication ceremony for Orchard Park on Wednesday on the new park site, located on the southwest corner of Oakland Road...
VTA “FLEXES”

VTA “FLEXES”

San Jose /CALIFORNIA A new VTA service, FLEX, will debut in a pilot program on January 11, 2016 in a select area of Santa Clara County, specifically Northern San Jose. FLEX is an “On-Demand” connection service between regular transit stops and high-density...
Acaba “No Child Left Behind”

Acaba “No Child Left Behind”

Docentes de CA aplauden aprobación de iniciativa para sustituir a la ley “No Child Left Behind” Suzanne Potter/ California News Service LOS ANGELES – El Senado de los EE. UU. voto el miercoles pasado en una iniciativa que al ser aprobada sustituira...
Pension Reform Alternative Settlements

Pension Reform Alternative Settlements

San Jose / CALIFORNIA Office of the Mayor, City of San Jose, CA, December 4, 2015: San José & Eight Federated Employee Unions Reach Tentative Agreement on Franework to reach settlement.   Mayor Sam Liccardo, members of the City Council and representatives...
Taking Your Social Security Too Early

Taking Your Social Security Too Early

Suzanne PotterCalifornia News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Californians planning for retirement and wondering what the best age may be to start receiving Social Security may want to wait a few additional years, according to experts, who say waiting...
Education Upgrade

Education Upgrade

San José-Evergreen Community College District and Milpitas Unified School District Break Ground on New Shared College Facility San Jose, CA. — On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, construction will officially begin on a joint-use facility fulfilling a partnership...
A $15 Minimum Wage

A $15 Minimum Wage

New Ballot Initiative Filed to Raise California Minimum Wage to $15 SACRAMENTO, CA – Supporters of workers’ rights filed a ballot initiative Tuesday to raise California’s minimum wage from $9 to $15. Comment from Alma Hernandez, political director...
Vet Financial Aid

Vet Financial Aid

Assemblymember Catharine Baker’s Veterans Financial Aid Bill Signed By Governor Brown Sacramento Assemblywoman Catharine B. Baker (R-San Ramon) announced in September that Governor Brown had signed her bill, AB 1401, providing veterans of the California...

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