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Residents Gloomier in Oakland than San Francisco, San Jose

March 6, 2013 | 2:34 pm

Residents Gloomier in Oakland than San Francisco, San Jose

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Bummed out by rising crime, Oakland residents are turning their thumbs down on their city’s prospects, according to a new opinion poll. Sixty-five percent say the town is headed in the wrong direction, compared to only 22 percent with the opposite feeling, and 12 percent who can’t decide, Survey USA reported. The findings contrast with […]

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Just How Bad is San Jose’s Budget Situation, Really?

September 23, 2011 | 2:55 pm

Just How Bad is San Jose’s Budget Situation, Really?

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On Wednesday of this week, one could read an account of the previous day’s San Jose City Council meeting in the Mercury News that started this way: Every San Jose branch library shuttered. All city community center programs shut down. No more school crossing guards or park rangers. Even fewer cops. That will likely be […]

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Morning Splash: Bay Area Heat Advisory; AG Harris’ ‘Serious’ Concerns on SJ Pension Proposal

June 22, 2011 | 7:01 am

Morning Splash: Bay Area Heat Advisory; AG Harris’ ‘Serious’ Concerns on SJ Pension Proposal

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Heat advisory declared for Bay Area (SF Chronicle) The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Bay Area through 8 p.m. tonight, saying temperatures could reach triple digits in some places. The advisory covers Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties in addition to the Bay Area. Locations in the North and […]

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Morning Splash: Big Fine for PG&E; SJ’s Reed Delays Pension Reform Bid; DiFi Support Dives

June 21, 2011 | 7:09 am

Morning Splash: Big Fine for PG&E; SJ’s Reed Delays Pension Reform Bid; DiFi Support Dives

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$26 million fine for PG&E in Sacramento area blast (SF Chronicle) California’s pipeline regulators intend to levy a $26 million fine against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for federal and state safety violations that the company committed in connection with a fatal explosion in a Sacramento suburb in 2008, state officials said Monday. The fine, […]

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June 14, 2011 | 7:14 pm

San Jose City Council Approves Budget, Cuts 500 Jobs

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Update 7:15 p.m. The San Jose City Council has adopted a budget that closes a projected $115 million deficit. But as KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm reports, the pain in the spending plan involves cutting 500 positions. Listen here: Earlier post: San Jose’s City Council is reconvening at 1:30 p.m. to discuss and vote on the city […]

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Live: San Jose City Council Discusses ‘Fiscal State of Emergency’ as Labor Invokes Wisconsin

May 24, 2011 | 11:45 am

Live: San Jose City Council Discusses ‘Fiscal State of Emergency’ as Labor Invokes Wisconsin

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The San Jose City Council meets today at 1:30 p.m. and you can watch the proceedings live online. Here is today’s agenda, which includes discussion of a controversial fiscal reform plan, outlined in this memo from Mayor Chuck Reed, Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, Councilmember Rose Herrera, and Councilmember Sam Liccardo to the City Council. The […]

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February 18, 2011 | 9:39 am

Watch San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s “Dire” State of the City Address

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Here’s the video of San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s State of the City address last night. The San Jose Mercury News described the speech as a “dire talk,” with Reed asserting massive layoffs unless city employees agreed to concessions in their pay and benefits. Here’s Reed putting the city’s dilemma in stark terms, as he […]

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January 28, 2011 | 4:30 pm

Interview: San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed on New Police Chief and Community Relations

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Some community groups are unhappy over reports that San Jose acting Police Chief Chris Moore will be appointed to the position permanently. KQED’s Tara Siler spoke to San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed today about the appointment of a new chief and about the state of the department’s community relations. Tara Siler speaks to San Jose […]

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Protests Over Choice of Moore as San Jose Police Chief

January 28, 2011 | 12:33 pm

Protests Over Choice of Moore as San Jose Police Chief

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KQED’s Lauren Sommer has written up this report on the protests gathering steam over San Jose’s pick of Chris Moore as police chief: Community groups in San Jose are rallying today over the city manager’s selection for the next chief of police. City manager Debra Figone had narrowed the search to two candidates, Oakland Police […]

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January 26, 2011 | 3:20 pm

Governor, Cities Locked in Fight Over Redevelopment Funds

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Jerry Brown is meeting with the mayors of nine California cities today, including four from our neck of the woods: Ed Lee of San Francisco, Jean Quan of Oakland, Chuck Reed of San Jose, and Kevin Johnson of Sacramento. On the agenda? Brown’s proposal to eliminate hundreds of redevelopment agencies around the state. This article […]

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