Articles by Ted Cox

Senate Bill to Ban Ex-Gay Camps

Senate Bill to Ban Ex-Gay Camps

Ex-gay programs, the vast majority connected to conservative Christian denominations, subscribe to a developmental model of homosexuality: Emotional wounds from childhood cause men and women to become gender-confused, which leads them to cannibalize their God-given gender identity by having same-gender sex.

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San Jose Ponders Relaxing Building Height Requirements

San Jose Ponders Relaxing Building Height Requirements

Eager to build, San Jose ponders relaxing downtown building height requirements. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is pushing for development sooner rather than later in the downtown core, but some business leaders feel it would be wise to wait for large-scale projects.

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Upstart Churches Use New Approach to Target Young Adults

Upstart Churches Use New Approach to Target Young Adults

A few months ago, with just $3,000 in his pockets, Justin Buzzard packed up his car and drove down the bay toward San Jose. Like so many young people, Buzzard came to Silicon Valley with big dreams. Start something new. Find a following. Get funding. Change the world. But Buzzard didn’t come here to found the next tech startup. He came to “plant,” or open, a church.

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Trail System Leaving Some Residents in the Dust

Trail System Leaving Some Residents in the Dust

For weeks, Willow Glen resident Betsy Preciado couldn’t figure out why dust covered her patio and clouded her pool. She soon noticed dusty cars parked in the business lot next to her. “We thought maybe it was pollen from the trees or wherever,” says Preciado, whose six grandchildren visit on weekends and spend a lot of time in the back yard and pool. Finally, Preciado remembered that the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) had mailed her a work notice.

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No Losing the Need for Speed

No Losing the Need for Speed

H. Alex Balogi knows about power. A hobbyist mechanic most of his life, last year the San Jose resident set a motorcycle class land speed record on his red 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport, a brand known more as a touring bike than for speed.

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Will Sharks Join Anti-Bullying Campaign?

Will Sharks Join Anti-Bullying Campaign?

Sharks fan and social justice activist Gloria Nieto wants her team to stand up for picked-on gay and lesbian teens.

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South Bay Grocers Struggle to Stay Open

South Bay Grocers Struggle to Stay Open

Longtime South Bay and Peninsula grocers hae two options: go the way of the dodo bird or adopt new strategies to take on the big guys.

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Branching Out

Branching Out

Metal koalas are suddenly inhabiting the eucalyptus trees near the Fourth Street entrance to SJSU.

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Low Life

Low Life

Japantown’s Cukui hosts an exhibition of lowrider photography by Trevor Traynor, opening Friday, Apr. 8.

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