Politics

San Jose police are looking for a man who they said tried to sexually assault a woman in a grocery store restroom last month, and then forced his way into the home of a 13-year-old girl this week. (San Jose Police)

San Jose Residents Sound Off To Mayor Over Rising Crime, Lack Of Officers

Residents in San Jose are fed up with crime, and they let Mayor Sam Liccardo hear that frustration at a meeting Tuesday night.

05/12/2015

A disc golf course. (CBS)

Neighbors Teed Off By Plan For Pleasant Hill Disc Golf Course In Popular Park

Neighbors are teed off over a plan for a disc golf course in Pleasant Hill’s Paso Nogal Park.

05/12/2015

Sam Liccardo, candidate for San Jose Mayor. (CBS)

San Jose Mayor Liccardo Calls For Police Accountability After Data Shows Department’s Potential Racial Bias

San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo is calling for increased police accountability in the wake of data that shows the department routinely stops or detains blacks and Latinos at disproportionate rates.

05/12/2015

Justin Herman Plaza Ice Rink

Petition Aims To Rename Justin Herman Plaza After Maya Angelou

There is a new push to rename a San Francisco park after poet Maya Angelou.

05/12/2015

Cross Silhouette

Less Than Half Of U.S. Now Protestant As Number Of ‘Unaffiliated’ Soars

The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones” the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday.

05/12/2015

A $20 bill imagined with Harriet Tubman (CBS NEWS)

Harriet Tubman Wins Vote To Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 Bill

A group that has been campaigning to replace Andrew Jackson’s face on the $20 bill with a woman has chosen 19th-century abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.

05/12/2015

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

California Beagle Owners Push For Stricter Rules On Animal Testing

Beagles and their owners have been regular visitors to the state capitol in Sacramento to support AB147, a bill that would require publicly funded labs using dogs and cats for research to put healthy ones like Riley up for adoption rather than put them to sleep once the research is over.

05/11/2015

`Designs for a development at Alameda Point. (CBS)

Developers Aim For Affordable Housing, New Community At Alameda Point

A new development plan is taking shape at Alameda Point that will bring affordable housing to the area.

05/11/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

San Jose Bans Filling Hot Tubs, Pools Amid California’s Historic Drought

San Jose is the latest big city in the state to ban filling outdoor swimming pools, and business at hot tub stores in the city has gone cold.

05/11/2015

BART workers pose with campaign signs supporting Susan Bonilla. (CBS)

BART Workers Possibly Violated Rules For Posing With Campaign Signs In Maintenance Yards

With one week to go until a heated East Bay special election, a candidate who seeks to ban BART strikes is raising questions after some transit agency workers posed with signs backing his opponent on BART property.

05/11/2015