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Silicon Valley

September 5, 2019, 11am PDT
Northern San Joaquin Valley transit officials are eying a $100 billion Bay Area transportation measure to potentially fund a $1 billion rail tunnel for two commuter railroads to bring workers to the East Bay and Silicon Valley.
The Sacramento Bee
May 19, 2019, 11am PDT
A group has proposed a monumental tower to advertise San Jose and Silicon Valley to the world. The city would be better off focusing on its streetscape rather than its skyline.
California Planning & Development Report
May 18, 2019, 11am PDT
Google has expanded its footprint in North San Jose to cover 1.27 million square feet. Local officials are saying that the company's acquisitions ensure the long-term financial stability of the city.
The Mercury News
February 15, 2019, 10am PST
The Nuevo development will bring close to 900 homes and apartments along with commercial and outdoor space to a location near a Caltrain station.
The Mercury News
December 8, 2018, 9am PST
A $25 million operating deficit will inspire some soul searching, and structural changes.
The Mercury News
November 15, 2018, 2pm PST
Cities outside of the big coastal tech hubs have characteristics well suited for the high-tech sector.
TechCrunch
October 15, 2018, 12pm PDT
A conspicuous benchmark in the epicenter of the Silicon Valley.
The Mercury News
October 3, 2018, 10am PDT
In California, rent control continues to be a hotly contested issue at both the local and state levels.
Los Angeles Times
September 27, 2018, 9am PDT
A $450 million bond referendum will come before San Jose voters this November. Mayor Sam Liccardo promises it is "a necessary but not sufficient tool" to provide stable housing at an epicenter of the housing crisis.
Next City
June 6, 2018, 10am PDT
To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it's the housing, stupid! In addition to the troubling findings of the Bay Area Council poll, a California housing report found that Silicon Valley had the highest percentage of residents leaving their counties.
The Mercury News
May 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
A "floating village" has been proposed for a San Jose neighborhood, with building riding on pontoons as a safeguard against repeated flooding.
San Jose Mercury News
May 21, 2018, 12pm PDT
Even with tons of building permits already issued this year, the outlook for the state’s affordability crisis is pretty grim.
The Mercury News
May 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Apple is pondering a major move into Northern Virginia. For comparison, state officials have pitched sites covering about half the desired size of Amazon's second headquarters and two-thirds the size of the Pentagon.
The Washington Post
March 22, 2018, 11am PDT
Though a handful of recent articles predicted "peak Silicon Valley," new numbers show the region is still producing lots of good jobs and attracting plenty of venture capital.
Bloomberg View
March 16, 2018, 8am PDT
The Onion burns Elon Musk in a totally fake news story (really) about a bad day for the billionaire.
The Onion
December 18, 2017, 8am PST
File under 'high-tech urban dystopia.”
Business Insider
December 6, 2017, 11am PST
Microsoft is the latest tech industry titan to announce a major construction project in the Silicon Valley.
The Mercury News
November 30, 2017, 7am PST
Could development fights in the home of the biggest tech companies be avoided if cities just talked to each other?
The Mercury News
October 13, 2017, 10am PDT
The product of a single developer, San Jose's Santana Row is a pocket of urbanism in a sea of sprawl. But can it influence development patterns beyond its bounds, and should it?
Public Square
September 25, 2017, 2pm PDT
A lack of housing is responsible for an expected decline of the Silicon Valley's economic dominance, according to this opinion piece.
Bloomberg View