SJ Inside expands on an item first exposed on The Left Hook about the largest dump in the South Bay, owned by Republic Services, allegedly, stiffing its workers out of millions in back pay. Does San Jose’s living wage ordinance apply to the workers that sort our recyclables or can Newby Island continue to trash the rights of its workforce?
In a new poll released today, Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio has surged into a virtual tie for 2nd place in San Jose’s June Mayoral primary. Full results of the poll can be found here. The poll, conducted by an independent business shows that “Mayor Sweatpants” could be the cat’s meow this year.
In more campaign news, Ash Kalra sent a letter trying to help SJ’s libraries that, apparently, crossed some line and the Metro’s Josh Koehn reports on it. Koehn’s breaking the law headline is a little much, it’s not as if Kalra was gunrunning or something.
And in more campaign news, residents in one SJ neighborhood are organizing to apprehend a serial…killer, no, burglar, no, car thief, no…lawn vandal. Some loon, no offense Rose, is destroying lawns and these neighbors are ready to mow him, or her down.
Obamacare sign ups are surging as the deadline in California has been extended to April 15 due to the computer system crashing….Again! Sign ups were fast and furious yesterday and this made accessing the website spotty, so Covered California will give folks some more time.
A drive-by shooting in San Jose leaves one injured and the shooter on the loose.
KTVU reports on the send off of the Century Dome theaters and provides preservationists another chance to make their case for saving the movie houses that are on life support.
Metro’s Media Mogul, Dan Pulcrano will bring his type of journalism to South County as he gobbled up the Morgan Hill and Gilroy weekly newspapers. (Apparently) Pulcrano knows how to make money from print and is expanding while San Jose’s daily continues to struggle.
Women continue to get shafted when it comes to equal pay for equal work. As of 2012, men working full time in Santa Clara made a median $91,471 annually, compared to $56,996 for women. The SV Biz Journal provides a link to the full report here at Nerdwallet.
Joel Vanlandingham is running for Congress and does not want any campaign contributions. He will lose.