Sam Liccardo

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

San Jose City Hall

KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA Poll Finds 2 Candidates Breaking Away In San Jose Mayor’s Race

With less than a week until the primary election, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found two candidates for San Jose mayor are separating themselves from the crowded field of candidates.

05/29/2014

Casino M8trix in San Jose. (CBS)

Gaming Commission To Review Licenses Of San Jose’s Casino M8trix Amid Skimming Allegations

The California Gaming Control Commission on May 29 could pass judgment on gambling licenses held by owners of the San Jose-based Casino M8trix cardroom, who are accused of hiding tens of millions in profits from regulators, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

05/14/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

San Jose City Council To Vote On Reducing Pot Clubs

The San Jose City Council is expected to vote on Tuesday to drastically reduce the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city and create some rigid new rules.

05/13/2014

A shed similar to this one could be used to help house the homeless in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Leaders Look To Build ‘Pods,’ ‘Microhouses’ To Shelter The Homeless

A new idea is taking shape in San Jose to help the down and out get out of tents and doorways and into more sturdy shelters. The idea involves building new neighborhoods for the homeless with shed-sized buildings.

04/29/2014

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Plan For Free Motel Rooms For San Jose Homeless Would Also Target Prostitution

The city of San Jose is exploring a new strategy to help the homeless and fight prostitution at the same time, by giving away motel rooms to the homeless where prostitutes have set up shop.

02/25/2014

A rendering of what a downtown San Jose ballpark would look like. (SJ Redevelopment Agency)

San Jose Vows Litigation After MLB Reveals A’s Relocation Request Denied

Major League Baseball revealed over the weekend that their commissioner sent a denial letter to the Oakland Athletics over the summer, to block their plans to move to San Jose.

12/09/2013

San Jose City Hall

Candidates Crowd the Field in San Jose Mayoral Race

Fundraising and campaigning in the race to replace San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed kicked off with a crowded field of candidates, mostly city council members who support the termed-out mayor’s pension reform policies.

12/05/2013

(Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Councilman Wants Longer School Day For Kids

San Jose City Councilman Sam Liccardo would like to extend the school day for kids to something more like an adult eight-hour workday.

12/03/2013

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