The Mercury News has an editorial about the demise of Ballet San Jose.

It includes this:

City Hall can help by investing in creating places for arts and culture to thrive, as city revenue improves, and by partnering in events that showcase what we have to offer — planting seeds and helping them grow.

Mayor Sam Liccardo likes to call out the best of the city with a cheer of “We are San Jose.” We are not San Francisco. Or New York. Or London. But we can build strength and value in the community that we are — honoring older institutions that have faded but focusing on the future.

The Mercury News writes that.

The paper that got rid of their classical music reviewer.

I guess they don’t believe they play a role in this at all?