Author: Carina Woudenberg (Carina Woudenberg)

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...

New figures show success in housing Santa Clara County’s homeless veterans

Amid a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents in Silicon Valley, homelessness continues to be a growing and seemingly intractable problem. However, for homeless veterans in Santa Clara County, this Veterans Day marks some major successes. According to newly-released data from nonprofit Destination: Home, 1,602 homeless veterans have been housed since the launch of the “All...

Angry, tearful parents plan to fight San Jose charter school’s closure

Parents, teachers and school officials at Cornerstone Academy Preparatory School — a kindergarten through eighth grade charter school in the Franklin-McKinley district — are surprised and disappointed by district board members’ recent decision to close the school. Roughly 150 parents filled the school’s cafeteria on Lucretia Avenue Tuesday night in search of answers and school officials...

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