One of the main challenges the Silicon Valley Roller Girls face in 2014 isn’t in the rink — it’s the rink itself. San Jose Skate, the place where they currently practice, will close permanently on June 1.
Every third Friday, hundreds — and sometimes thousands — of participants gather to partake in a cycling tour of San Jose that hopes to shed a new light on the suburban landscape of Silicon Valley’s largest city.
The county has beefed up its efforts to increase and encourage testing by offering free at-home HIV test kits and by refunding a county-funded health center in San Jose.
The city has set an ambitious goal to reuse 100 percent of its wastewater by 2022, and officials say the current drought highlights the need to look at long-term water supply challenges.