Measure B Proving to Be Divisive Issue Among San Jose City Council Candidates

Jack Barnwell and Kelsey Lynn Lester-Perry

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Measure B, the pension reform initiative aimed at controlling escalating city employee retirement costs, is emerging as a divisive issue at candidate forums in the five races for San Jose City Council.

Ten of 17 candidates running in the June 5, 2012, election favor [...]

Council’s Work on Budget Picks up Pace; Here’s How to Stay Informed, Speak Out

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For the first time in a decade, San Jose is working on a budget that doesn’t have a huge gap to fill. But it doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room either.

The San [...]

Churches, Cities, Neighborhoods Unite to Help Troubled San Jose Communities

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This pile reflects a morning's work of cleaning Coyote Creek.

And Dorian Silva

Faith-based communities, city governments and neighborhood associations across San Jose joined forces to repair homes, rid creek sides of debris, tend gardens, spruce up schools, clean parks and foster a sense of community pride in troubled areas targeted by [...]