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Measure A

Education and affordable homes are critical to our Valley’s success.Sadly, these important building blocks of a strong economy and community are often pitted against each other. That is exactly what has happened in North San Jose with Measure A. Measure A is a ballot measure before the voters of North…

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Here’s food for thought . . . It was 1863 – Abraham Lincoln was president – when Caltrain service between San Francisco and San José began. Fast forward 150 years, and this venerable service is at risk of going away.The popular line, running 79-miles from Gilroy to San Francisco, carries…

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Steve Jobs

In a Valley known globally for innovation and entrepreneurship, Steve Jobs is a first among equals. He co-founded apple with Steve Wozniak, came back to revive the company years later, and came back again after his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer and a liver transplant. Sadly, he has announced an indefinite…

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Civic unrest

The tragedy in Tucson, AZ serves as a stark reminder that our nation needs to be knit back together.All too often, partisan politicians attack individuals rather than ideas; some in the media reward those who divide us rather than unite us; and even religious leaders on occasion offer anger over…

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Governor Schwarzenegger

In 14 days, California will have a new governor. Last week, I joined our current governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and first-lady Maria Shriver, for a special dinner as he concluded his seven years of service.Governor Schwarzenegger leaves Sacramento still viewed globally as an international super-star, but with a paltry 25 percent…

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