Memorial Honors Homeless Men and Women Who Died Last Year in Santa Clara County

Frances Herbert knew that her brother’s name would be among those read to remember the 39 homeless men and women who died last year in Santa Clara County. But when she heard it, it was still a shock.

Frances Herbert, at right, remembers her brother at memorial.

Andrew Todd Moe was just 23, the youngest [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]