Chuck Reed

"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

san jose, marijuana, cannabis, yes we cannabis, weed, pot clubs

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

(Chris Enright/Wikimedia Commons)

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

A vial of medical marijuana

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

San Jose City Hall

San Jose Voters To Select From Crowded Field Of Mayoral Candidates To Replace Termed-Out Mayor Reed

Tuesday’s primary election will decide the top voter-getters for a new San Jose mayor as Mayor Chuck Reed ends his eight-year tenure.

05/30/2014

(David McNew/Getty Images)

KCBS Campaign 2014 Special Report: San Jose Mayor’s Race

The five main candidates to replace Mayor Chuck Reed include four members of the city council and one candidate who sits on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

05/28/2014

A sign at the site where construction is set to begin on one of the biggest development projects in San Jose history. (CBS)

Clues Point To Apple As Mystery Tenant Of Massive San Jose Construction Project

Nobody loves a secret – and the associated publicity – more than Apple Inc. That’s why many in the tech community are betting that iPhone maker is the future resident of the city’s biggest-ever office project.

04/25/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Shrinking San Jose Police Department Has Few Recruits For New Academy

San Jose’s police department has only filled 29 of 60 slots in next month’s police academy. Mayor Chuck Reed is calling the recruitment efforts unsuccessful.

04/02/2014

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