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San Jose

August 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Startups are increasingly abandoning the suburban office park to try their luck in denser urban cores. According to this study, good transit is one factor behind that trend. But it's not the only one.
CityLab
July 3, 2019, 8am PDT
While most Bay Area communities are pursuing housing solutions "individually," local planners acknowledge the need for strategies that address the regional as a unified whole.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 18, 2019, 10am PDT
The tech industry giant answers a call to do more to help alleviate housing prices in the region it calls home by promising to build tens of thousands of units on its own land.
The Mercury News
June 15, 2019, 11am PDT
The communal living opportunity for San Jose residents was made possible by the creation of an entirely new designation in the city's zoning code.
CityLab
June 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
Why isn't there a place for a major grocery store brand in the downtown of one of the most economically active cities in the country?
The Mercury News
June 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
San Jose, California is the latest city to consider raising its real property transfer tax to fund homeless programs.
The Mercury News
May 19, 2019, 11am PDT
A group has proposed a monumental tower to advertise San Jose and Silicon Valley to the world. The city would be better off focusing on its streetscape rather than its skyline.
California Planning & Development Report
May 18, 2019, 11am PDT
Google has expanded its footprint in North San Jose to cover 1.27 million square feet. Local officials are saying that the company's acquisitions ensure the long-term financial stability of the city.
The Mercury News
May 14, 2019, 11am PDT
San Jose wants to remake the North San Jose neighborhood as "Uptown San Jose," but the amount of development that will require isn't proving an easy sell with some locals.
The Mercury News
March 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
The San Francisco Chronicle offers a round-up of 11 big transit projects, by Caltrans, BART, SFMTA, and others, making progress around the bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of San Jose has the "least distinctive" downtown skyline of the nation's major cities, according to editorial board of The Mercury News. The City Council has a chance to change that.
The Mercury News
February 8, 2019, 8am PST
Cupertino Mayor Steven Scharf, a fervent opponent of a new Bay Area housing initiative, opened his Jan. 29 state-of-the-city address with a short joke about "building a wall around Cupertino and making San Jose pay for it" that didn't go over well.
East Bay Times
January 2, 2019, 10am PST
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, an "avid biker," spent Tuesday night in the hospital after the driver of an automobile struck him as he biked through the city.
Los Angeles Times
December 15, 2018, 1pm PST
A law under consideration in San Jose would prohibit landlords from disallowing Section 8 voucher users, though landlords could still turn away renters based on other criteria.
The Mercury News
December 11, 2018, 2pm PST
The Bay Area's most populated city is taking a small step to house its homeless population.
The Mercury News
December 8, 2018, 9am PST
A $25 million operating deficit will inspire some soul searching, and structural changes.
The Mercury News
November 25, 2018, 7am PST
The city of San Jose is pushing Google to mitigate the effects of gentrification and displacement at its planned transit oriented facility in downtown San Jose.
The Mercury News
November 9, 2018, 1pm PST
The city of San Jose in California's Silicon Valley is familiar with self-driving cars on the road, but this is its first partnership with self-driving car companies.
The Mercury News
October 15, 2018, 12pm PDT
A conspicuous benchmark in the epicenter of the Silicon Valley.
The Mercury News
October 9, 2018, 12pm PDT
A San Jose Unified School District plan to relocate several schools and build affordable housing in their place has sparked controversy. The district says teachers increasingly can't afford to live in the area.
The Mercury News