Matt Bigler

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Cheaper Gas Prices Not Deterring Bay Area Commuters From Using Mass Transit

Drivers are not the only ones excited about cheaper gas prices; transit agencies are also saving money on diesel fuel. But public transit ridership remains high despite the low fuel costs.

01/06/2015

Dozens of undocumented immigrants applying for AB60 driver's licenses at San Jose DMV on January 2, 2015. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Undocumented Immigrants In San Jose Begin Seeking Driver’s Licenses Under New AB 60 Law

Several dozen people stood outside in line before dawn at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Jose, as California began taking driver’s license applications from illegal immigrants.

01/02/2015

Tully Road homeless encampment in San Jose (photo credit: Matt Bigler)

Santa Clara Co. Health Care Workers Seek Homeless Who Refuse Shelter To Bring Them Blankets, Supplies

There’s a push to get Santa Clara County’s homeless in from the below-freezing cold. Health care workers are working to bring warm clothing, blankets and supplies to those who refuse to seek adequate shelter.

12/31/2014

A guard at a Palo Alto train crossing. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Palo Alto Community Pitches In For Holiday Gifts For 11 Guards Who Watch Dangerous Train Crossings

$350 gift cards were handed out this week to the 11 guards who keep watch at Palo Alto train tracks as part of the city’s Track Watch program.

12/24/2014

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San Jose Group Offers Environmentally-Friendly Living Christmas Tree Rentals

If you’re still looking for a Christmas tree for the holidays, here’s an idea: rent one. A San Jose group is offering potted trees to people concerned about the environment.

12/19/2014

FedEx courier David Kramer pulls a hand truck with packages as he makes a delivery in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Grinch Strikes In San Jose As Neighborhood Hit With Rash Of Package Thefts

Some residents have reported seeing a gold-colored van following delivery trucks, then waiting for packages to be dropped off.

12/18/2014

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All Lanes Open On Highway 17 In Santa Cruz Mountains After Closure Due To Fallen Tree, Power Lines

State Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains is closed Tuesday morning in both directions because of a downed tree and downed power lines, California Highway Patrol officials said.

12/16/2014

A power poll sticks through the roof of a carport in South San Jose (CBS)

2 Downed Power Poles, Transformer Damage 3 Mobile Homes In South San Jose

Two power poles came down on two different mobile homes in South San Jose Monday morning. In addition, a transformer damaged a third mobile home, but everyone escaped injury according to the fire department.

12/15/2014

Tully Road homeless encampment in San Jose (photo credit: Matt Bigler)

San Jose’s Homeless Brace For Another Round Of Outdoor Encampment Evictions

A splinter group of about 50 former residents of San Jose’s homeless encampment—“The Jungle”, are bracing for yet another eviction by the city.

12/09/2014

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San Jose Firefighters Knock Down Overnight Fires In The Former ‘Jungle’ Homeless Encampment

San Jose firefighters knocked down a large trash fire Tuesday morning in the former homeless encampment known as “The Jungle.” It was second overnight fire, officials said.

12/09/2014

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