San Jose

In San Jose, Dedicated Community Policing Officers Take To The Streets

San Jose's 18 dedicated community policing officers focus on responding to community concerns and addressing problems. Kiet Do reports. (9/19/17)

Policing

Seniors walk with animals at Happy Hollow Zoo

SAN JOSE — It is never too late to cross going on a safari off of your bucket list — just head to Happy Hollow Zoo.<p>“Such a nice place to walk, the …

Santa Clara

‘Welcome back, Officer Peralez’: San Jose councilman rejoins police force

SAN JOSE — They are just three words. But Councilman Raul Peralez hasn’t heard them in nearly a decade.<p>“Congratulations, Officer Peralez.”<p>Those …

Policing

San Jose’s Stockton Avenue urban village gets neighbors’ nod

With the San Jose Planning Commission poised to consider approving or denying a Midtown land use change that would clear the path for an urban …

San Francisco Bay Area

Google grabs Sunnyvale building as footprint widens

SUNNYVALE — Google has widened a Sunnyvale expansion that has dazzled experts and observers, extending its growth spurt in the Moffett Park district …

San Francisco Bay Area

Internal Affairs: Christopher Columbus statue will likely depart San Jose City Hall — but not anytime soon

SAN JOSE — A controversial Christopher Columbus statue is set to be removed from City Hall — but how soon and where it ends up is anyone’s guess.<p>A …

Santa Clara

San Jose man, 19, identified as Mendocino County homicide victim

MENDOCINO COUNTY — A San Jose man has been identified as a homicide victim whose body was found on the side of a road last week in the remote …

Santa Clara

Bay Area housing report: more starter homes are coming — OK, but who will be able to afford them?

With the housing supply shrinking and prices rising around the Bay Area, potential first-time homebuyers are likely to think they might as well …

Real Estate

Editorial: Alum Rock keeps Supt. Hilaria Bauer–but board’s still a disaster

Alum Rock Union School District Superintendent Hilaria Bauer’s three-year contract extension last week was a hard-fought victory by so many …

Santa Clara

Google, San Jose making progress in downtown campus negotiations, councilman tells meeting

SAN JOSE — Google has embraced city aspirations that a proposed Google transit village near Diridon Station in downtown San Jose would be fully …

San Francisco Bay Area

Two people injured, dog killed in San Jose duplex fire

SAN JOSE — Two adults suffered minor smoke inhalation injuries and a dog was killed early Wednesday in a duplex fire, according to the fire …

Santa Clara

Weekend Top 10 for Sept. 21

<b>1 “Measure for Measure”:</b> Is there any work by Shakespeare that hasn’t taken on new meaning and fresh relevance in the wake of November 2016? …

Music

Family disturbance shuts down busy San Jose street

SAN JOSE — Police have closed down West San Carlos Street between Buena Vista and Willard avenues in response to a family disturbance.<p>The disturbance …

Santa Clara

UC Berkeley grad to head KNTV and KSTS stations in San Jose

Stacy Owen, a UC Berkeley graduate, is returning to the Bay Area to serve as President and General Manager of the Bay Area NBC and Telemundo-owned …

Santa Clara

San Jose staff whips Almaden area parks into shape

Several parks in the Almaden Valley area should be in top shape after San Jose public works crews checked off a long list of improvements throughout …

Santa Clara

No license? No problem for rogue dentist in San Jose

SAN JOSE — He ignored a judge’s order, then the state Dental Board. Now, a former San Jose dentist, whose license has been revoked, is in trouble …

Santa Clara

Off-duty California Highway Patrol officer killed in crash in San Martin

SAN MARTIN — An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer on his way to work was killed Tuesday morning in a crash on Monterey Highway, according to …

Santa Clara

Senseless stabbing leaves widow braving another family tragedy

SAN JOSE — Friends say Esmeralda Garcia had already endured a lifetime’s worth of family heartache after she lost her teen daughter to cancer a …

Crime

San Jose appoints its new city manager in a unanimous vote

SAN JOSE — After serving as the number two top administrator in San Jose City Hall for two years, Dave Sykes will be the new city manager.<p>The …

Santa Clara

Pizarro: San Jose Jazz expands Progressions program to 1,000 students

San Jose Jazz’s music festivals are great, but they really just pay the bills for the nonprofit’s education programs. And one of those, Progressions, …

Santa Clara

Frontier Airlines adds non-stop San Jose flights amid expansion push

SAN JOSE — Frontier Airlines, the latest airline to announce a major expansion of its routes out of San Jose international airport, said Tuesday it …

Airlines

Fliers Call Out Troubled Homeless Men Harassing San Jose Neighborhood

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – The owners of several San Jose businesses are trying to encourage action against two homeless men who have been damaging property …

Santa Clara

Bathroom birth was second for McDonald’s worker accused of trying to flush baby

REDWOOD CITY — A McDonald’s employee accused of trying to flush her newborn baby down a toilet at a Redwood City location this month also gave birth …

Santa Clara

Willow Glen/Rose Garden sports briefs

Field hockey<p>The Willow Glen field hockey team fell to power Archbishop Mitty 6-0 in its first Blossom Valley Athletic League-Mt. Hamilton Division …

Santa Clara

Branham volleyball starts 2-0 in league

The Branham High School girls volleyball team opened its 2017 Blossom Valley Athletic League-Mt. Hamilton Division schedule with a pair of victories …

Santa Clara

San Jose developer fined $125K for Aptos project misstep, per settlement

San Jose-based developer Swenson, formerly Barry Swenson Builders, has agreed to pay a $125,000 environmental fine related to a major Aptos …

Santa Clara

San Jose man killed in rollover crash on Highway 85

SAN JOSE — Authorities have identified the person who was killed early Sunday morning in a car crash on Highway 85 near Bernal Road as Samuel Garcia …

Santa Clara

San Jose police: Deadly shooting of unarmed robbery, drive-by suspect capped lengthy cat-and-mouse pursuit

SAN JOSE — An unarmed man shot and killed by police Friday was being closely monitored and pursued for over a week by San Jose police who linked him …

Policing

San Jose: Elderly woman dies of injuries suffered in July 1 crash

SAN JOSE — A 94-year-old San Jose woman died Sunday of injuries she suffered in a July 1 vehicle collision, bringing the number of roadway fatalities …

Santa Clara

San Jose looks at ramping up affordable housing laws for rentals

SAN JOSE — In the wake of the state Legislature’s passage of a landmark housing law, San Jose officials may soon activate a city policy that requires …

Housing