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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

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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

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Proposals Aim To Recoup Training Costs For Departing San Jose Rookie Officers

This comes as the police department is struggling to retain officers, amid cuts in pay and pension benefits.

10/30/2013

downtown San Jose skyline

San Jose Plans For Future By Putting Jobs Ahead Of Housing

In an effort to avoid another housing bubble, the City of San Jose will begin to create a plan on Tuesday that will set aside more land for employment rather than housing.

10/22/2013

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Approves Money To Add Police Officers, Restore Services

The San Jose City Council Tuesday approved a funding strategy that backers claim would add 141 new police officer positions and restore other city services but would require tens of millions in revenue the city does not yet have.

09/04/2013

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Unveils New Plan To Strengthen Police Force

The plan from San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Councilman Sam Liccardo calls for adding hundreds of officers over the next four years.

08/29/2013

San Jose City Hall

List Of San Jose Mayoral Candidates Grows

The list of candidates officially running for mayor of the city of San Jose in 2014 has started to become crowded.

08/10/2013

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