President Obama throws down for women and equal pay by issuing several executive orders that attempt to level the playing field. It’s about time this issue is getting some play nationally as the fight for increases to the minimum wage has taken center stage of late. The White House fact sheet on equal pay for equal work is here and CNN provides this look at the issue here.
Hopefully the fight for equal pay for women will be a topic discussed this Thursday night, April 10th, when Hillary Rodham Clinton graces the stage at San Jose State University’s Unique Lives series.
The daily reports that in a short 5 days the cap for H-1B visas has been met. The tech industry is up in arms and is turning to the SVLG to help lobby for an expansion of the program.
The Sunnyvale City Council will discuss speed limits, a tot lot and determine just how high it can get in their city.
SJ Inside provides a run down of the issue that the council will grapple with at their meeting today; How to fix a broken disability system that does not guarantee a disability retirement for city workers hurt on the job and how to attract wanna be po-po to work in SJ. How many times will councilmembers say that public safety is their top priority? Over/Under is 25.
When it comes to fixing San Jose’s recruitment and retention issues the Merc Ed Board admits that having five council members running for mayor complicates matters. Wait a minute, we thought only 4 city councilmembers were running for mayor…who is the 5th? It’s not this groovy dude is it?
Who will save the Mercury News is the topic of this piece in the SV Biz Journal. Pure speculation, rumor and gossip are in this piece, sort of reminds Fetch of a Merc Herhold column.
Speaking of Herhold, Scotty writes the second of his five part “series” taking a look at the top contenders for Mayor of San Jose. His first profile was of Mayor Sweatpants Oliverio and today he tells readers about Madison Nguyen, who for some reason hasn’t quite figured out that whole Measure B thing she still champions.
Looks like San Jose’s pro-weed folks are getting serious. They have launched this website to cut through the smoke and tell their story. Catchy name and now the Fetch has the munchies.
A massive fire in San Jose scorched one of those famous “Eichler Homes” and spread to two (we love writing to two) adjoining homes , displacing 7 residents. San Jose Firefighters arrived within minutes, seriously they did, but the home went up like a Roman Candle and could not be saved.
Across town, another fire in San Jose took the life of one person who could not make it out of their RV in time. KTVU-2 has the details.
Baseball is back!! The Giants home opener is today at 1:35 pm against the Arizona Diamondbacks. First place, sunshine, and baseball…makes for a good day.
TheSanJoseBlog lists all the happenings at Santana Row for what remains in the month of April. The sun is out so go and enjoy yourself.