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Raging Waters Announces Permanent Closure of San Jose Water Park

City officials are reportedly scouting for a new operator of the park, located on 23 acres on South White Road in East San Jose.

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San Jose City Council Averted a Strike, Now Faces Tough Decisions

The City Manager's Office on Sept. 1 wrote to city council members, saying the new employees contracts will mean minimal service cuts and minimal layoffs, but warned of additional impacts in future years.

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The Wait List

With the government’s official pandemic end earlier this year, it’s an open question why so many downtown San Jose restaurants and office spaces remain vacant. Some of them believe it’s the result of Covid. Others theorize that elevated rental costs …

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San Jose’s Biggest Union Says Its Members Will Strike for 3 Days Next Week

The unions are seeking a 7% pay increase, and complain that many city departments are understaffed. The city in June said its final pay offer was 5% the first year of the contract, 4% the second, and 3% the third.

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Santa Clara County and Its Largest Union Reach Tentative Agreement on 3-year Contract

More than 12,000 county workers will get a 5% raise this fiscal year, followed by two years of annual increases of 4%, plus a $1,200 one-time payment.

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San José City Council Approves Hiring Acting Independent Police Auditor

Karyn Sinunu-Towery is a former assistant district attorney and victims’ rights advocate with the Northern California Innocence Project.

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VTA Signs Deal for 100% Affordable Housing Development at Berryessa Transit Center

In 2020, VTA entered into a cost-sharing agreement with the Santa Clara County Office of Supportive Housing, leveraging Measure A tax funding and VTA land to build four 100% affordable housing developments.

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San Jose Will Target Junk, Weeds, Graffiti in Aggressive Cleanup Program

San Jose will no longer wait for citizen complaints to remove graffiti, junk cars and trash from city streets in downtown and other selected areas.

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Union Contracts Are Unfinished Business for San Jose, as Budget Decisions Loom

The city this week announced with enthusiasm tentative agreements with three bargaining units, but the unions representing police dispatchers, building inspectors and park rangers account for a little more than just 7% of the contracts that end June 30.

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Latest Homeless Count Shows Decrease, with More Sheltered

The latest Point-in-Time census showed slight decreases in the number of unhoused individuals counted across Santa Clara County and in the City of San José.

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Mahan Says Not to Worry About Slowdown at Google’s Downtown West Site

Mayor Matt Mahan tried to reassure the public that Google remains committed to San Jose in the long term, and San Jose is committed to Google.

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SJ Fire Chief Provides Details of Fire Crew’s Stops at Strip Club and Local Bar While on Duty

San Jose Fire Chief Robert Sapien Jr. told City Council members Tuesday that unspecified “appropriate disciplinary action” had been taken and that he considered his investigation of the Oct. 5 incident at The Pink Poodle closed.

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San José Mayor Endorses New State Bill in Bid to End Unsheltered Homelessness

SB 634 would make the task of housing unhoused and low-income residents on vacant land easier for California cities.

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New State Audit of Homelessness Spending to Target San Jose

The state has spent billions of dollars on homelessness in recent years. So why is the crisis statewide and in San Jose getting worse instead of better? The need for more affordable housing as a solution to growing numbers of …

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HUD Announces $11.1M Grant to Combat Homelessness in Santa Clara County

The federal grant targets unsheltered and rural homelessness in San Jose and Santa Clara County.

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Mayor Mahan Says ‘Quick-Build’ Temporary Housing Will End San Jose Homeless Encampments

The mayor said the new temporary housing units for unhoused residents will be built “at a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the construction time of building long-term permanent housing.”

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City, DA Defer to Feds and POA to Continue Fentanyl Probe

As Homeland Security investigators continue their probe of an international drug smuggling scheme operated out of the office of the San Jose police union, the union announced April 7 that it will conduct its own independent “no-holds-barred” investigation. The San …

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California Announces San Jose Will Receive 200 Tiny Homes to Ease Homelessness

Tiny homes from the state will help the City of San Jose reach Mayor Matt Mahan’s ambitious goal of sheltering 1,000 unhoused residents by the end of the year.

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Silicon Alleys: San Jose and Dublin Celebrate Their Sisterly Ties

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, once again brought a delegation to San Jose last week, enabling politicians from both sides of the Atlantic to reconnect and discuss shared values, including academic exchange programs. San Jose and Dublin have been …

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San José Reports No Citations under New Gun Law, and Gun Fees Are Months Away

The city had estimated that the $25 fees would yield $1.3 million, to be collected by a non-profit foundation established to distribute all fee revenue to community-based programs focused on reducing gun violence. That revenue estimate was based on 100% …

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