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San Jose advocates want more money for non-police crisis team

San Jose officials plan to allocate additional funding toward mental health services in the upcoming budget, after advocates pushed for more non-police emergency response. The Santa Clara County-operated Trusted Response Urgent Support Team (TRUST) program will receive about $450,000 from San Jose to fund another mobile crisis response team for a year. But advocates for...

San Jose wage theft policy compromises with developers

San Jose could withhold certifications from big developers who use contractors with unpaid wage theft judgments in California under a new construction policy. The San Jose City Council unanimously approved the “responsible construction” policy on Tuesday after first reviewing it last year. Companies found to have unpaid wage theft settlements must address those before the...

San Jose recycling company faces federal labor complaint review

For nearly two years, drivers working cleanup on the Bay Area’s biggest development projects have gone without a new contract while fighting their employer, Premier Recycle, for the right to hold union activities. The local branch of the National Labor Relations Board is now taking up their case. A May 21 complaint from the federal...

Disabled San Jose tenants stranded by broken elevators

Disabled San Jose residents have been confined to their apartments for more than a week after the second elevator in their supportive housing complex went down. Residents said the slow response by the housing operator to this and other issues is upending their lives. Villas on the Park, located in the heart of downtown San...

Vibrant San Jose mural draws locals downtown

The promenade at San Pedro Square has a stunning new look after more than 1,000 volunteers picked up a paint roller. A new mural called “Threads Woven” has dramatically changed San Pedro Square. The brainchild of the San Jose Downtown Association and arts nonprofit Local Color, the mural was funded through the Adobe Hometown Grant....

San Jose war monument marks milestone for Vietnamese community

A long delayed monument to fallen Vietnam War fighters will finally be unveiled at San Jose’s Vietnamese Heritage Garden, a planned cultural gathering space waylaid by community divide. The life-size statue of two armed soldiers — one American and one South Vietnamese — could be ready for public viewing this month or early July. It...

San Jose named one of top U.S. cities to raise a family

San Jose ranks as one of the top cities in the country to raise a family, but lack of affordability is also pushing some people out the region. WalletHub ranked San Jose seventh as the best place to raise a family out of 182 U.S. cities surveyed. Four other California cities made the top 10, with...

Willow Glen residents oppose homeless safe sleeping site

Willow Glen residents are protesting a proposal to turn a vacant lot in their neighborhood into a city-sanctioned homeless encampment, or safe sleeping site. About 50 people rallied Saturday at the intersection of Willow and Lelong streets against the idea, citing neighborhood issues they believe stem from nearby homeless residents. City officials have revisited the...