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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

The Britannia Arms in San Jose (CBS)

Man Hospitalized After Being Shot During Raiders-49er Fan Dispute Outside San Jose Pub

A man who was shot outside a bar in downtown San Jose Sunday night is fighting for his life after an apparent dispute between 49ers and Raiders fans.

12/08/2014

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‘All Clear’ : Suspected Gas Leak Briefly Shuts Down VTA Building In Downtown San Jose

A suspected gas leak has shutdown the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority downtown customer service center in San Jose Friday morning, a VTA spokeswoman said.

12/05/2014

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Residents In San Jose Express Relief At Closure Of ‘The Jungle’

While the homeless residents that lived in “the Jungle” and their advocates are unhappy with their eviction from the makeshift encampment, many nearby residents and businesses are expressing relief that the city of San Jose is finally shutting down what they say is a constant source of blight and pollution.

12/05/2014

Move-out day at "The Jungle" a massive homeless encampment in San Jose for over 200 people. (photo credit: Mike Colgan)

San Jose’s ‘Jungle’ Homeless Encampment Mostly Vacant Ahead Of Eviction Deadline

Wednesday was move-out day for many of the more than 200 residents of “The Jungle” a massive homeless encampment near downtown San Jose, after the city served a 72-hour notice to vacate the premises.

12/03/2014

A San Jose Police officer tries to slow down a driver before he plows into a massive puddle.

Exasperated Officer Throws Flare At Driver To Warn Of Car-Swallowing SJ Floodwaters

Kiet Do reports from Downtown San Jose, where a woman escaped a flooding car and a police officer threw a flare at a driver trying to protect him. 12/3/14

12/03/2014

"The Jungle" homeless encampment in San Jose (Colgan/CBS)

Notice Given To Residents Of San Jose Homeless Encampment To Clear Out

City officials in San Jose have began posting 72-hour notices about the closure of “The Jungle”, a homeless encampment where about 200 people reside. About 50 have agreed to leave and are said to be transitioned into housing.

12/01/2014

Sam Liccardo, candidate for San Jose Mayor. (CBS)

San Jose Mayor-Elect Sam Liccardo Says He’s Ready To Face The Many Challenges Of The Country’s 10th Largest City

KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro interview San Jose Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo about the challenges ahead for the nation’s tenth largest city, including crime, housing, transportation and more.

12/01/2014

Mosquitofish (Wikimedia Commons)

Santa Clara County’s Supply Of Free Mosquito Larvae-Eating Fish For Distribution Nearly Gone

This year’s supply of mosquitofish is nearly gone in Santa Clara County, but the county’s Vector Control District is planning to renew in April its program offering the mosquito larvae-eating fish for free to the public.

11/28/2014

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San Jose Considers Tax, Regulations For Airbnb And Other Short-Term Housing Rentals

San Jose is the most recent city to consider slapping a hotel tax on short-term rentals from websites like Airbnb, but the city maintains it’s not trying to discourage the “shared economy”.

11/21/2014

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