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Police at the scene where a body was found near the intersection of Audubon and Santee Drives, May 30, 2013. (CBS)

San Jose Crime Report: Homicides Down, Other Violent Crimes On The Rise

San Jose is seeing an increase in violent crime this year even as homicides are on the decline.

08/26/2014

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Department Of Justice Visits San Jose As Gang Violence Trends Downward

Officials with the U.S. Justice Department are paying a visit to San Jose this week to see for themselves how the city’s anti-gang programs are working. The visit comes as city officials say gang violence is trending downward.

08/22/2014

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San Jose’s Rapid Housing Construction Causes Concerns Of Overbuilding

The demand for additional housing in Silicon Valley is producing results, but some are concerned over-building could create the next housing bubble.

07/11/2014

San Jose's largest homeless encampment, The Jungle (photo courtesy housing1000sv.org)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Bringing Medical Care To San Jose’s Largest Homeless Encampment

Residents of The Jungle, San Jose’s largest homeless encampment, have recently received on-site medical care after the county moved a mobile clinic to the site.

07/08/2014

"The Jungle" homeless encampment in San Jose (Colgan/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Welcome To ‘The Jungle,’ San Jose’s Rapidly-Growing Homeless Encampment

While Silicon Valley is known for its high tech entrepreneurs who are making millions of dollars, the latest numbers show that the homeless population in San Jose has grown by about 20 percent since 2011. That increase is visibly evident in an area known as “The Jungle”—arguably the largest homeless encampment in the nation.

07/07/2014

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San Jose Pot Clubs Stand Up Against Tough New Regulations

Pot clubs are gearing up for a war against the city of San Jose after the City Council voted in tough new pot club regulations.

07/04/2014

Dave Armstrong's cannabis operation MediMart is able to stay open because of Sam Jose's "closed loop collective" rule. (CBS SF)

San Jose Man Protects Cannabis Collective During City-Wide Crackdown

MediMarts owner Dave Armstrong will be the last man standing in what might be the only legal outdoor marijuana farm in Santa Clara County thanks to the closed collective system.

06/24/2014

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San Jose City Council’s Diridon Station Vote Could Vastly Change Landscape

San Jose City Council is poised to vote on a plan to transform the city’s train station over the next few years into a world-class transit hub with the surrounding area as the main focus.

06/10/2014

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San Jose Deadlocks Over Medical Marijuana Legislation

The San Jose City Council deadlocked on Tuesday in its years-long effort to regulate medical medical Marijuana collectives and dispensaries.

06/04/2014

San Jose mayoral candidates Dave Cortese (left), Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

Liccardo, Cortese Headed For Runoff In San Jose Mayor’s Race

In a low-turnout primary election in Santa Clara County Tuesday, the races for mayor of San Jose and three of five San Jose city councilmembers are headed for runoff elections this fall, Sheriff Laurie Smith was re-elected, and all eight ballot measures passed, according to unofficial results.

06/04/2014

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