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Our Beautiful Bay is At-Risk

Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino’s statement on the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority vote to place the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention, and Habitat Restoration Program, known as the “Clean and Healthy Bay Ballot Measure,” on the June 2016 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties. SILICON VALLEY, Calif. – January .. read more

On January 13th, 2016, posted in: Press Releases by

The Leader – December 2015

Click here to read The Leader December 2015 TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley” By Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group When a door is closed, a window might be open. Five years ago, the Governor and state Legislature took away “Redevelopment Agencies” from local jurisdictions, including cities like San Jose. Right or .. read more

Santa (Run) is Coming to Help Fund Christmas (in the Park)

Media Contact: Nancy Sánchez, nsanchez@svlg.org or 408-501-7879 SAN JOSE, Calif. – Thousands of Santas are helping save San Jose’s holiday traditions: Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation’s Fourth Annual TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley” – a 5K run/walk on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13. Runners are encouraged to .. read more

Eleven Years of Helping Families in Need through the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 2015”

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 17, 2015 – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation is celebrating 11 years of helping local families in need through the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.” The Silicon Valley Turkey Trot needs community support on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, to raise $1 million for the five beneficiaries: Second Harvest .. read more

On November 18th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by

The Leader – November 2015

Click here to read The Leader November 2015 Powering the Grid of the Future By Tim McRae, Senior Energy Director The grid of the past can be thought of like a wheel – a centralized power plant at its hub, sending out electricity over spokes that are transmission lines and delivered to end points that .. read more

93 CEOs urge San Jose City Council to find workable ridesharing solution

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and 93 of its CEOs (listed below) have sent the San Jose City Council the following letter in support of a workable ridesharing pilot program at Mineta San José International Airport. Join us in urging the city council to find a solution for customer choice when leaving SJC. Read Carl .. read more

On October 28th, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by , , ,

The Leader – October 2015

Click here to read The Leader October 2015 Introducing the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Technology & Innovation Policy Portfolio By Peter Leroe-Muñoz, Vice President, Technology & Innovation Policy From an agricultural Valley to one leading the world in technology and innovation, Silicon Valley has gone through many iterations to become home to industries that drive .. read more

Silicon Valley Leadership Group stands with Governor Brown on balanced transportation funding plan

September 3, 2015 SILICON VALLEY – “With a great combination of reform and revenue, Governor Brown’s transportation proposal released today is the right remedy to help cure California’s ailing local streets and roads and state highway system. Governor Brown’s proposed $3.6 billion a year transportation funding package is a sensible solution to fix the cracks .. read more

On September 3rd, 2015, posted in: Press Releases by ,

The Leader September 2015

Click here to read The Leader September 2015 Clean Energy Goals for California: Ambitious Yet Achievable By Tim McRae, Senior Energy Director What do we want California’s energy future to be? That is the question posed by SB 350 (de Leon, Leno). The legislation sets three ambitious but achievable goals: Double energy efficiency in buildings .. read more

On September 3rd, 2015, posted in: The Leader by

The Leader – August 2015

Click here to read The Leader August 2015 Educational Equity, Innovation as a Means to Participate By Kristina Peralta, Director of Education & Workforce Preparedness In Silicon Valley the most recent data showed that only 34 percent of Latino students and 43 percent of African-American students were proficient in 3rd grade English. In Santa Clara .. read more

On August 6th, 2015, posted in: The Leader by