Xander’s Crossing Opens in Memory of Toddler Who Died on Tracks in 2005

A tearful Nicole Wilson was among the first to cross a new pedestrian bridge that would have saved her 2-year-old son’s life.

Elijah Arriaga, 11, cuts the ceremonial ribbon to officially open his brother’s bridge.

“I feel his presence,” she said, as photographers and TV cameras captured her image and relatives and friends consoled her. [...]

Washington Residents Take To The Streets to Protest Prostitution Surge

Holding signs that reflected their frustration over a surge of prostitution in San Jose’s Washington neighborhood area, about 100 residents marched along South First Street, chanting, “No more prostitution in our community.”

Children join parents at rally.

The rally and march on Thursday, September 27, was organized by Omar Torres, director of Santa Maria [...]

Mobile App Outpacing Other Methods of Reporting Graffiti Tags in San Jose

In its first six months, the San Jose Clean app for Smart Phones has become the No. 1 method of reporting graffiti tags to the contractor hired to remove them.

San Jose Clean app

From December 2011 until June 2012, residents sent 4,102 requests for graffiti cleanup using the app available for the iPhone or [...]