Congress Hears Plight of San Jose Woman Evicted From Her Home of 41 Years

A seriously ill South San Jose woman who recently was evicted from her home of 41 years by Wells Fargo Bank is receiving support from Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, who wrote a letter to the bank’s CEO on her behalf.

Darlene Bowland

Darlene Bowland, 68, lost her home through foreclosure proceedings and was evicted last [...]

San Jose City Council Places Pension Reforms on June Ballot on 6-5 Vote

The San Jose City Council narrowly approved placing a pension reform measure on the June, but declined, for now, to declare a fiscal emergency.

After three hours of discussion and public comment, the council voted 6-5 on Tuesday, December 6, to put a measure on the June 5, 2012, ballot that would allow cost-saving [...]

Lower Pension Costs Could Slash Budget Deficit; Reform Plan Still in Play

An unexpected drop in pensions costs for San Jose police officers and firefighters could slash the projected $80 million deficit for the 2012-2013 budget to $25 million, which may keep community centers and libraries open next year and avoid cutting public safety officers.

Mayor Chuck Reed, City Manager Deb Figone

However, Mayor Chuck Reed and [...]