Chuck Reed

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

Sam Liccardo Takes Slim Lead In San Jose Mayor’s Race

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, with all precincts reporting, Liccardo took home 51 percent of the vote. But the race could be decided by absentee ballots turned in at the polls that will not be counted until later Wednesday and this week.

11/05/2014

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

San Jose Mayor’s Race Between Dave Cortese, Sam Liccardo Too Close To Call

Voters in the Bay Area’s largest city are deciding between City Councilmember Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese in the race to replace outgoing Mayor Chuck Reed. With 126 of 495 precincts reporting, Liccardo is leading Cortese, 50.85 percent to 49.15 percent.

11/04/2014

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

San Jose’s Mayor Considers Investigation Of Police Officer Union Leader Over Alleged Comments

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has asked that the city council appoint a special investigator as well as a U.S. attorney to look into the alleged comments made by the head of the police officers’ union to a police academy class during their orientation.

10/22/2014

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San Jose City Leaders Call Police Quitting Threats A ‘Scare Tactic’ During Mayoral Race

A story KPIX 5 broke last week has people in San Jose talking about next month’s mayoral election.

10/10/2014

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San Jose Fire Department Under Pressure To Improve Emergency Response Times, Gets Better

New data reveals the San Jose Fire Department is arriving on the scene of emergency calls within eight minutes, close to 90 percent of the time—an improvement over the end of last year.

10/02/2014

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Former San Jose Police Chiefs Say Pension Reforms Have Created A Public Safety Crisis

Four former San Jose police chiefs announced their support for county supervisor Dave Cortese in the mayor’s race on Thursday citing crime and police staffing as the two of the main issues in the campaign. Mayor Chuck Reed, however, is endorsing Councilman Sam Liccardo and has dismissed the chiefs’ endorsement as political theater.

09/12/2014

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

San Jose

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

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