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The Bay Area is home to a large homeless population, and San Jose is doing more to create resources for the homeless than other cities in the area.
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June 14, 2017, 11am PDT
Residents of homes designed by Joseph Eichler are concerned that new two-story homes could invade their privacy and block sunlight and views. They have sought and won zoning protection.
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June 12, 2017, 9am PDT
There's a reason it can take decades to increase gas taxes — and many California legislators may soon found out why in November 2018, if not earlier. On November 1 of this year, state gas taxes will increase 12 cents per gallon.
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June 8, 2017, 2pm PDT
Are the energy and money savings from modern street lamps worth the proliferation of surveillance technology around the city? San Jose, California is considering just such a quandary.
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June 7, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of San Jose is working with tech giant Google to plan a massive expansion into the Diridon Station district. Millions of feet of development and thousands of new jobs are at stake.
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May 25, 2017, 11am PDT
A staple of the California driving experience will soon be a thing of the past.
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May 23, 2017, 8am PDT
A week ago, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao indicated she would not sign-off on the $647 million federal grant for the $2 billion Caltrain electrification project. On Monday, she changed her mind.
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May 19, 2017, 8am PDT
An op-ed written by city officials from two South Bay Area cities argues that reform of land use regulations won't be enough to solve California's housing crisis.
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May 14, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of San Jose, California is crafting regulations to give renters and low-income residents more rights and access to fair housing.
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May 8, 2017, 7am PDT
Strapped for cash and faced with rapidly declining ridership, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is reorganizing its service in the hopes of stopping the bleeding.
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May 5, 2017, 11am PDT
As usual, California's fastest growing counties were inland, far from coastal job centers. The big surprise was that the fastest growing city was an affluent Silicon Valley suburb that had been sued in 2012 by affordable housing advocates.
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March 28, 2017, 10am PDT
Planetizen rounded up the pertinent news stories on the big move by the NFL's Raiders from their home in the East Bay to Sin City. The Las Vegas Raiders will be a thing by 2020 at the latest.
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March 18, 2017, 9am PDT
What drivers are to rideshare companies, landlords are to Airbnb. In response to complaints, the company is upping outreach to its hosts.
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March 14, 2017, 11am PDT
The Mercury News issues a pointed critique of the public relations efforts at the California Department of Water Resources in the shadow of this winter’s Oroville Dam crisis.
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February 16, 2017, 6am PST
Had federal authorities acted on the motion filed by three environmental groups in October 2005, nearly 200,000 people in three counties would not have been forced to evacuate due to a poorly constructed emergency spillway for Oroville Dam.
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February 13, 2017, 12pm PST
California's GOP congressional delegation has written the U.S. DOT asking them to delay a vital $647 million grant needed to electrify the 55-mile, San Francisco-to-San Jose commuter line on which 92 diesel-powered commuter trains operate daily.
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August 21, 2011, 5am PDT
Gary Richards, the Roadshow columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, provides many examples of redesigning streets for bikes, peds, and transit throughout the Bay Area, a direct result of the 2008 California Complete Streets legislation.
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December 8, 2006, 7am PST
<p>As suburbs have increased in population, so too have their rates of poverty, according to a new Brookings Institution Report. Suburban poor now outnumber their inner-city counterparts for the first time.</p>
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January 29, 2006, 9am PST
Nevada's latest tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign to lure California businesses features a missing California Grizzly Bear and 'California happy cows'.
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December 11, 2005, 11am PST
Suburban ecosystems are one of the last frontiers for scientists trying to understand how people change the natural world.
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