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Secret Ballot

Secret Ballot

The monstrosity that is California’s 15th state Senate District stretches over strategic portions of Santa Clara County, Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and San Luis Obispo County, clear into Santa Barbara County. And for many, including the Democratic former assemblymember running to represent the district, this poster child for bizarre gerrymandering is a good illustration of everything that’s wrong with California politics.

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The 2010 San Jose Jazz Festival

The 2010 San Jose Jazz Festival

This year’s San Jose Jazz Festival features everything from funk gods George Clinton, Maceo Parker and Tower of Power, to a whole stage devoted to blues, to salsa, to…oh, yeah, jazz! Besides the Mothership landing, highlights to watch for include bassist and producer Marcus Miller performing the music of Miles Davis.

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It’s a Homebuyers Market

It’s a Homebuyers Market

Looking for a new home in San Jose? This is when to buy. Real estate search company Trulia reports a 13 percent increase in price reductions in July and August. Discounts are highest for luxury homes, valued at $2 million or more, where prices have gone down by as much as 14 percent.

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Governor Drops by to Talk Budget

Governor Drops by to Talk Budget

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped by the San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to get some ideas on how to handle the state’s budget crisis. Despite the economic crunch, San Jose and Silicon Valley are the most important sectors for growth in California’s ailing economy, with green tech creating ten times as many jobs as any other sector in the state over the past ten years.

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SJ Giants’ Slugging Second Baseman

SJ Giants’ Slugging Second Baseman

San Jose Giants second baseman Charlie Culberson was drafted by the same organization that drafted his father. Baseball is a family affair for the Culberson family. His father and uncle both played baseball professionally, and they are just two of many who provide Culberson with support from his hometown in Calhoun, Ga.

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Pegram Receives Mayor’s Backing

Pegram Receives Mayor’s Backing

Larry Pegram, head of the Values Advocacy Council, has received the backing of Mayor Chuck Reed in his bid for a City Council seat. Pegram will be facing Don Rocha, Business Development Officer for San Jose’s Redevelopment Agency. “I need his help at City Hall in the difficult budget years ahead,” Reed said.

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The Buzz at HempCon

The Buzz at HempCon

The crowds that visited the San Jose Convention Center for the medical marijuana fest this weekend were not able to smoke pot on the premises. Authorities denied organizers the right to set up a self-medication tent on the premises. There were, however, plenty of other ways for visitors to get a buzz.

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San Jose No 2 for Business Travel

San Jose No 2 for Business Travel

The National Business Travel Association has listed San Jose as the second most friendly place for business travelers in the U.S., topped only by Orange County. San Jose has some of the lowest taxes on everything from hotel stays to car rentals to eating meals out.

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Soot and Global Warming

Soot and Global Warming

When we think of global warming, we immediately think of carbon dioxide, or perhaps even methane, the two invisible gases that have the greatest impact on the planet’s temperature. Now Mark Jacobson of Stanford wants us to add a new culprit to the list: Soot.

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Earthquakes Midseason Report

Earthquakes Midseason Report

The first two modern-era Earthquake campaigns ended without a playoff appearance. Both of those teams finished at the bottom of the league. The current version of the Earthquakes is 6-4-4 and in the mix for a playoff spot.

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