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POLITICS of SAN JOSE’s “PUBLIC SAFETY” ISSUES, COLLIDES WITH WILLOW GLENS’s “ROAD DIET” PROJECT

It’s approaching two weeks since San Jose’s neighborhood retail strip, Lincoln Avenue has been temporarily painted-up and reconfigured for its “road diet” (also known as a “lane reduction”).   In of that, … Continue reading

Thursday 12 March 2015 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE ELECTION 2014 and THE MYTH OF AMERICA’S “SAFEST BIG CITY”; Starting on a doubtful premise (editorial, part 2 of 3)

San Jose, the nation’s tenth largest city, has somehow shaped itself within the urban legend of being America’s so-called “safest big city”; that’s despite the controversies associated with such rankings.  … Continue reading

Thursday 30 October 2014 · Leave a comment

NEW DEVELOPMENT MEETING FOR COMMUNICATIONS HILL 2 CAUSED HOMEOWNERS TO SPEAK OUT WITH LACK OF CONFIDENCE; PAST PERFORMANCE CONTRASTS FUTURE UNDERTAKINGS

ALTHOUGH IT WAS JUST BEFORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND, RESIDENTS APPEARED IN GOOD NUMBERS AT A MEETING FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS HILL 2 PROJECT, THE MAJORITY OF THEM EXPRESSING LACK OF CONFIDENCE, IF … Continue reading

Sunday 31 August 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE’S MAYORAL CANDIDATES SCHEDULED FOR NEW DEBATE AS OF 2nd OCTOBER AT WILLOW GLEN

SAN JOSE MAYORAL CANDIDATES DAVE CORTESE and SAM LICCARDO ARE SCHEDULED TO DEBATE IN WILLOW GLEN, MODERATED BY  LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY. INFORMATION FOR THE MAYORAL ELECTION DEBATE:  Day: 02 October 2014 Time: 6:30pm Place: Starlite Banquets Facility, 680 Minnesota Avenue, … Continue reading

Thursday 21 August 2014 · Leave a comment

GUADALUPE RIVER — AT THE CROSS OF SAN JOSE DISTRICTS & NEIGHBORHOODS — SHOWS SIGNS OF DROUGHT AND BLIGHT FROM HOMELESSNESS

SAN JOSE’S GUADALUPE RIVER CROSSES THROUGH SAN JOSE AT THE INTERSECTION OF OLD ALMADEN ROAD & THE CAPITOL EXPRESSWAY/HILLSDALE AVENUE CORRIDOR; WHERE AT, SIGNS OF DROUGHT AND BLIGHT FROM HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS ARE BECOMING EVER … Continue reading

Friday 18 July 2014 · Leave a comment

FATE OF WILLOW GLEN TRESTLE GOES TO SANTA CLARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT AS OF 18 JULY 2014

FRIENDS OF WILLOW GLEN TRESTLE SUED THE CITY OF SAN JOSE AND THE CITY COUNCIL IN A CASE KNOWN AS “FRIENDS Of THE WILLOW GLEN TRESTLE vs CITY OF SAN JOSE, ET AL,” WHICH IS TO BE HEARD AT SANTA CLARA COUNTY … Continue reading

Tuesday 15 July 2014 · Leave a comment

CENTURY 21 THEATERS, “SAVE THE DOMES,” BECOMES “ELIGIBLE” FOR NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

THE “CENTURY 21 THEATER,” NOW “ELIGIBLE” FOR THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, IS CELEBRATED BY LOCAL GROUPS— PRESERVATION ACTION COUNCIL of SAN JOSE & CALIFORNIA PIONEERS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY — AS ONE OF VINCENT RANEY’S … Continue reading

Monday 14 July 2014 · Leave a comment

DROUGHT CONDITIONS IMPACT LOS GATOS CREEK & OUTLYING AREAS

A TOUR OF LOS GATOS CREEK PROVIDES EVIDENCE OF CALIFORNIA’S SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS, as they were evoked by Governor Brown’s “Proclamation of a Continued State of Emergency,” aside from Santa Clara Valley Water District’s neighborhood updates, stream alerts and … Continue reading

Saturday 12 July 2014 · Leave a comment

SJ CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS BAN of E-CIGARETTES (UNDECIDED); FOLLOWS COUNTY & OTHER CITIES

SAN JOSE COUNCILMEMBERS CONSIDERED BANNING E-CIGARETTES AT ANY BUILDING OWNED, LEASED OR OCCUPPIED BY THE CITY.   While a decision seems not to be concluded yet, the matter was mentioned in the … Continue reading

Wednesday 9 July 2014 · Leave a comment

TOP NOSH & STUMPY’S TO FEATURE “CURBSIDE DINING” AT WILLOW GLEN’S GARDEN THEATER

    DOWNTOWN WILLOW GLEN IS JUST ABOUT READY TO SET THE TABLE FOR IT’S FIRST “CURBSIDE DINING” improvement, which will be an added feature for two foodservice establishments that are … Continue reading

Wednesday 9 July 2014 · Leave a comment

LOWER GUADALUPE TRAIL, EXTENDED CLOSURE (AUG-OCT 2014)

THE CITY OF SAN JOSE ANNOUNCED AN EXTENDED CLOSURE OF THE LOWER GUADALUPE TRAIL, which concerns the Gold Street to Tasman Drive area.  Closure of the trail is required as … Continue reading

Wednesday 9 July 2014 · Leave a comment

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