The Bay Area's push to end homelessness reached new heights on Saturday.
A statue inside of San José City Hall is creating controversy and now there is a petition to have it removed.
City officials, community organizations and well-known public figures came together Wednesday to donate nearly $500,000 in gifts and cash — including a new mobile home — to families that lost loved ones in a triple fatal mobile home fire last week.
Almost a week after a tragic fire killed two schoolchildren and a man at Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park, a team of generous donors have stepped up to replace the charred mobile home for the mourning family.
A decadeslong tradition for downtown’s hungry and homeless — snagging a free bite to eat at one of the many clandestine feedings at St. James Park — is coming to an end, as the city has decided to crack down on unauthorized distributions at the park.
It’s when a politician has to say no to backers that he or she is put to the test.
For nearly 60 years, it was the downtown hub for intercity bus trippers, but soon it will be a pair of new high-rises that thousands of people will call home.
The fundamental question about Museum Place, the massive 24-story project planned behind the Tech Museum of Innovation, is whether it is too complex for San José.
San José City Councilman Raul Peralez is hurling harsh criticism against his counterparts at the Santa Clara County Water District for failing to adequately manage millions of taxpayer dollars earmarked for flood protection projects.
A day after the San José City Council narrowly approved historic new tenant protections, including a “just cause” policy requiring landlords to give a reason for ousting tenants, renters celebrated a victory they have sought for decades.
San José City Council narrowly passed two measures Tuesday night designed to protect hundreds of thousands of renters in the city with stricter regulations for evictions.
City elected leaders Tuesday approved sweeping new measures to strengthen renter protections in one of the nation’s most expensive markets — including a requirement that landlords cite a reason for refusing to renew a lease — a move advocates called “historic.”
“I feel outstanding gratitude to the six members of the City Council who had the courage and compassion to make this happen,” said longtime advocate Bob Brownstein, who said he’s pushed for these policies for 40 years.
In a memo co-authored Friday by Mayor Sam Liccardo and council members Raul Peralez, Sergio Jimenez, Magdalena Carrasco and Sylvia Arenas, the missive lays out discussion points to provide legal assistance to immigrant communities, broaden emergency communication networks and create partnerships with faith-based organizations. A rubric attached to the memo mentions the need to identify sanctuaries to “shelter undocumented from deportation at local institutions,” which would most likely require revisions to city building codes and permits due to capacity restrictions.
Tackling homelessness topped City Council agendas in 2016, and it appears to be a priority in the new year as elected leaders consider several proposals Tuesday, including new studio apartments for downtown homeless residents.
In a rare showing of disagreement, San José elected leaders are at odds with city administrators over how quickly the city’s minimum wage should hit $15 — but they’re also at odds with themselves.
The San José City council has approved an emergency action for its police department on Tuesday, according to KRON’s Rob Fladeboe.
San José Councilman Raul Peralez says a police officer pointed a gun at him at his downtown home not long ago. Peralez, a former officer himself, revealed the incident when taking on a Nevada legislator who he says is giving “insane” advice — that it’s OK to point a gun at a police officer if the cop aims one at you.
Dozens of units are expected to be available by the end of the year at an empty downtown San José hotel that will be renovated for the homeless.
Sometimes the folks at City Hall literally jump into action to tackle a problem, as an alleged carjacker and kidnapper discovered early Monday night.
City Councilman Raul Peralez, a former police officer, and Deputy Fire Chief Robert Sapien were speaking at a neighborhood meeting at a downtown coffee house when a car crashed outside on Auzerais Street.