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Pushing code and pulling communities together: how some Bay Area tech workers juggle jobs, advocacy work and public office

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SUNNYVALE — While Silicon Valley has long drawn skilled workers hoping to “think different,” “disrupt,” and “make the world more open and connected,” in recent years the Bay Area’s new arrivals have been accused of enjoying lives of leisure at the expense of longtime residents and against the backdrop of increasing levels of homelessness, a housing crisis and gentrification. But some techies are trying to invest in their communities through advocacy work and engagement in local government.

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Santa Clara County considers proposed sand mining operation on indigenous sacred land

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The San Diego-based investment company Debt Acquisition Company of America gained control over the land’s development rights through their work helping the property transition from bankruptcy to foreclosure after its former owners, Sargent Ranch LLC, put it up for auction. In 2016, DACA proposed a sand and gravel mining quarry on approximately 320 acres of the land for the next 30 years. There is a plan to work towards restoring the land once the project is completed.

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