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San Jose police memorial sparks controversy

A new memorial that honors fallen police officers in San Jose is causing a stir for some who say it’s a slap in the face to families affected by police violence. The sculpture, which will sit at the police administration building, commemorates the 13 San Jose police officers killed since 1924. It is expected to go...

You might see more beat cops in San Jose neighborhoods

San Jose is ready to bring back police foot patrols to address rising safety concerns and build trust with residents, a service that has not gotten consistent funding for decades. The City Council unanimously approved a proposal from Mayor Sam Liccardo last month to fund 16 police to patrol San Jose streets. The program, which costs...

Safe parking set for South San Jose homeless residents

South San Jose residents are up in arms over a plan to turn a light rail station parking lot into a space for homeless people to park and live in RVs. More than 100 people showed up to a virtual community meeting Wednesday led by Councilmember Sergio Jimenez’s office to share concerns over a safe parking program at the VTA...

San Jose’s oldest 4th of July parade invigorates businesses

San Jose’s oldest Independence Day parade is not only a favorite among local residents, but also small businesses. The Rose, White and Blue parade and festival has been around since 1901, drawing hundreds of people every year. A decked out parade filled with lowriders, classic cars, patriotic floats and festive vehicles grace Alameda and Naglee...

Police officers will remain on San Jose school campuses

Six months after San Jose’s largest school district voted to boot cops off campuses, it quietly brought them back on an individual basis. Now those officers will remain on campuses until June, trustees decided in a controversial vote this week. The San Jose Unified School District Board of Trustees on Thursday voted unanimously to extend...

San Jose airport to see 20% passengers boost this week

As traffic picks up nationwide ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, San Jose’s airport is running without hiccups. A spokesperson for Mineta San Jose International Airport said they’re expecting more than 280,000 passengers between June 30 and July 8. That’s a 20% increase compared to the 232,000 passengers during the same week last...

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