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October 14, 2020, 12pm PDT
A driver lost control of his SUV in San José, California this week, plowing into an outdoor dining area and killing one customer.
The Mercury News
October 14, 2020, 9am PDT
California's third most populous city has a new plan to add hundreds of miles of protected bike lanes.
San José Spotlight
October 13, 2020, 12pm PDT
Google's plan for a mixed-use transit village at a mile-long site near the Diridon Station in San Jose has a newly released planning document available for public review.
Smart Cities Dive
September 21, 2020, 8am PDT
A groundbreaking study provides some of the strongest evidence yet of the powerful results of permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless.
The Mercury News
September 3, 2020, 12pm PDT
The city of San Jose will charge developers a fee to help fund affordable housing projects in the city. But critics say the fees are insignificant compared to the scale of the need.
The Mrecury News
August 20, 2020, 10am PDT
Highlighting the ways in which the pandemic’s disruption is unleashing innovation, panelists share their hope for streamlining public-private collaborations to solve some of the region’s housing, transportation, and equity challenges.
The Planning Report
August 14, 2020, 8am PDT
San Jose banned new billboards in 1985, but a proposal making its way through the planning department would allow for a wave of new billboards in the city. One local columnist isn't buying it.
The Mercury News
July 23, 2020, 10am PDT
A regional plan for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area is available for public comment.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 13, 2020, 9am PDT
Issues of track blending and electrification factor heavily in the latest environmental impact report and environmental impact statement released last week for the California High-Speed Rail project.
California High-Speed Rail Authority
June 30, 2020, 8am PDT
The public relations and marketing messaging of the new normal.
The Mercury News
Blog post
May 28, 2020, 8am PDT
The al fresco streets movement, moving dining and retail space into the public realm in space historically devoted to automobiles, continues to gain momentum around the country.
James Brasuell
May 20, 2020, 10am PDT
Twenty years after voters first approved funding to build a BART extension into the heart of the South Bay Area, the project is finally ready to offer rides to the public.
The Mercury News
May 17, 2020, 11am PDT
The city of Berkeley is pursuing an aggressive plan to open the streets for outdoor dining as an economic development tool for local commercial businesses.
Eater San Francisco
April 27, 2020, 10am PDT
According to reports, Google parent company Alphabet is pulling back on two massive land acquisition deals amidst the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. A development approval setback will also slow the company's expansion.
San Jose Inside
April 9, 2020, 10am PDT
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will start running trains again today, two weeks after shutting down service.
The Mercury News
April 1, 2020, 12pm PDT
The extension to downtown is a complex and ambitious project facing many challenges and questions about feasibility.
The Mercury News
Feature
March 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Cities, states, and the federal government are trying to prevent a repeat of 2008 while still facing the challenges of inequality and poverty that grew out of the previous recession.
James Brasuell
December 6, 2019, 12pm PST
Google has laid the foundation for four large, and distinct, employment centers in just one city of the South Bay Area.
The Mercury News
December 2, 2019, 9am PST
Inequality is growing faster in large metropolitan areas, according to a New York Times data visualization.
The New York Times
November 30, 2019, 9am PST
A court ruling means a state law intended to spur affordable housing development by providing incentives for the sale of surplus public land will apply equally in every city in California.
San Francisco Chronicle