William Street Park Arch, Garden Created With Strong Community Support

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A couple strolls under the William Street Park Arch on a Saturday afternoon.

In a collaborative effort to beautify the place they call home, San Jose’s Naglee Park residents raised money to build a majestic metal arch and plant a garden at William Street Park.

Campus Community Association member Karen English said [...]

Neighborhoods Commission Weighs In On Consolidation Plan; Cost Savings Unknown

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Neighborhoods Commission may be eliminated.

San Jose’s plan to consolidate volunteer boards and commissions is aimed at cutting the costs of staff support and meeting facilities. But how much money would it save?

That’s what the plan’s critics would like to know. City Clerk Dennis Hawkins told the Neighborhoods Commission at a [...]

San Jose Rescinds Medical Pot Ordinance; Seeks Clarity From Legislature, Court

Hoping to get clarity from future actions by the California Supreme Court and the State Legislature, the San Jose City Council voted unanimously to rescind an ordinance approved in September 2011 to regulate medicinal marijuana dispensaries.

In the meantime, police, code enforcement staff and other departments will focus on cracking down on dispensaries that draw [...]