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After months of dispute, Caltrans and San Jose reach agreement on tiny homes

A longstanding battle between Caltrans and San Jose has had Mayor Sam Liccardo wrought up, as he continues to fight for tiny homes on the state agency’s vacant property. Nearly a year after the City Council approved the tiny homes for homeless residents on the agency’s land, challenges with lease negotiations and legal disputes stalled the construction of the 40 tiny...

San Jose lawmakers to discuss earthquake preparations

The Bay Area, home to more than 7.5 million residents, is notorious for its predisposition to earth-rattling quakes. As a result, San Jose leaders want to ensure residents’ safety in the event that the next “Big One” hits. On Tuesday, lawmakers are slated to amend the city’s building standards code, as San Jose’s local climate,...

San Jose: Senate candidates debate immigration, public safety and more

Five candidates vying to replace Sen. Jim Beall in Sacramento next year took the stage in San Jose this week at a neighborhood group’s forum to field questions on immigration, public safety and transportation. Hosted by the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association on Thursday night, the District 15 candidates included former Assemblywoman Nora Campos, Santa Clara...

Report: Downtown San Jose businesses move northward as tech keeps Bay Area market hot

Companies in downtown San Jose are getting pushed out as redevelopment hits the city’s center and major companies expand, causing many businesses to head north toward the city’s airport, according to a newly released report. The report, released Friday by Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and brokerage firm JLL, shows that commercial...

Poll: San Jose Councilmember Johnny Khamis leads Senate race

A new poll obtained by San José Spotlight shows San Jose Councilmember Johnny Khamis gaining steam in the crowded Senate race to replace Jim Beall next year. The poll, which was funded by Khamis’ campaign, shows him garnering support from 22 percent of likely voters who were surveyed. A similar poll six months ago, funded...

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