Author: Carina Woudenberg (Carina Woudenberg)

San Jose: Panel decides two Evergreen schools will close this spring

After several weeks of discussion, an Evergreen School District committee tasked with selecting two schools to shutter before the next school year came to a decision during a meeting Wednesday. If the school district’s Board of Trustees approves the selections at its Feb. 13 board meeting, Laurelwood and Dove Hill Elementary schools will officially close after...

Cambrian Park Plaza redevelopment will include more bike amenities, open space

Plans for a massive renovation of the historical Cambrian Park Plaza shopping center are taking a new direction to include public art and more pedestrian and bike friendly amenities. “It is substantially different from the original proposal,” said Councilmember Pam Foley whose district includes the 17-acre shopping center famous for its carousel display. Foley met...

San Jose residents can now text anonymous complaints about police

For the first time in San Jose’s history, residents can share anonymous feedback about their experience with police via text message or online and file official complaints about alleged police misconduct online. In a move toward improving police and community relationships in San Jose, the city’s Independent Police Auditor announced this month the launch of...

Meet Peter: The robot barista at San Jose’s airport

A new barista at the Mineta San Jose International Airport is impressing travelers with quick moves, unique charm and expert multitasking over long stretches  — in fact, this server never leaves its post at Cafe X. Meet Peter. Named for the company’s former director of hardware, Peter is a robot capable of serving a variety...

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