Mike Colgan

Backpack Giveaway

Sacred Heart Backpack Giveaway Sends San Jose Students To School With Confidence

Parents from low-income families lined up in San Jose Friday morning to register their kids for a free backpack giveaway.

07/11/2014

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

"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

Yahye Abdi in an interview with KPIX 5. Abdi stowed away on the wheel well of Hawaiian Airlinesjet from San Jose to Maui on April 20, 2014 and survived the flight despite freezing temperatures and low oxygen. (CBS)

San Jose Airport Officials Maintain Perimeter Security Has Been Strengthened Following Stowaway Teen Incident

The airport’s security has been in question since an incident in April, when a teenage boy hopped a fence and stowed away on a flight to Hawaii.

06/26/2014

Aerial view of downtown San Jose, California. (Helene Labriet-Gross/AFP/Getty Images)

Tax Measures Being Considered For The November Ballot In San Jose

City leaders are considering a sales tax increase, or possibly increasing the tax for marijuana shops, as a way to increase revenues.

06/18/2014

Silicon Valley Cities To Tackle Increase Of Landlord Neglect

mid soaring rents in Silicon Valley, a concerted effort by police, the District Attorney’s Office and the city officials is underway to ensure that landlords and investors are managing their properties responsibly in Santa Clara County.

06/12/2014

Shelter Dog

National Pet Adoption Promotion Helps Clear Out South Bay Shelter

203 animals were adopted over the course of a single weekend at a South Bay animal shelter as part of a national free pet adoption promotion.

06/06/2014

Earthquake

New Technology Can Give Up To 30 Second Warning In Advance Of Earthquake

Newly developed technology by a Scotts Valley company can give schools, cities, and businesses a 10 to 30 second advance warning of an earthquake depending on their distance from the epicenter.

06/02/2014

(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

An exterior view of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara as it nears completion. (CBS)

Hotel Business Booming In Silicon Valley As Levi’s Stadium Gets Set To Open

Many hotel development projects are already underway, as the city prepares to host not only NFL games, but some of the biggest events in the world in coming years.

05/16/2014

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