Archive for January 2023
San Jose police arrest man on Coyote Creek homicide charge despite lack of body.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Even though Samuel Torres’ body has never been found, San Jose police announced on Tuesday that his alleged killer has been arrested in connection to his shooting death by Coyote Creek nearly two years ago. Torres had been missing since July 4, 2021. Investigators said that over the course of their lengthy investigation,…Read More
San Jose mayor supports public records reform.
San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan agrees with his predecessor that some public records requests burden the city, but says City Hall shouldn’t limit what journalists ask for. The newly-elected mayor also wants to make technology part of the solution to reduce the workload and costs of providing records. San Jose is in the process of…Read More
Will San Jose’s homeless count be higher than last year?
Hundreds of volunteers are searching San Jose streets to get an updated count of its homeless population. Across Santa Clara County, roughly 300 volunteers, elected officials and unhoused people ventured out in 30-degree weather Tuesday morning to scour under bridges, along creeks and outside businesses to tally up homeless people living in the region. The…Read More
Storms & Homelessness Update with Irene Smith
Hello all, Below is a letter from Regan Henninger and was sent out via Council-member Jimenez’s Newsletter. The weather has enabled the city to provide shelter in the form of tents and organize folks off of the creek sides much like the Incremental Ladder of Housing Success. It’s not a pilot but city officials are…Read More
Economic and Mayors’ Forecast – 2023
Join 4 local Mayors as they discuss the economic outlook for Silicon Valley. The event opens with a presentation from Bank of America’s Senior US & Global Economist, Aditya Bhave. When: Where: Thursday, January 26, 2023 The Westin San Jose- in person 8:00am- 10:30am 302 S. Market St, San Jose CA 95113 About the Event…Read More
Tech Layoffs Won’t Hurt Downtown San Jose.
Recent tech layoffs likely won’t prevent downtown San Jose from becoming a thriving commercial and residential hub. But uncertainty around remote work culture and lengthy timelines for completing major transit and development projects could spell years more struggle for the area and its businesses. Three regional experts said while tech company layoffs have captured big…Read More
Santa Clara County Sinks Millions into Mental Health Crisis.
Santa Clara County is investing millions in mental health programs and workers to address an ongoing crisis. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved roughly $9.5 million to continue several mental health programs, such as residential treatment services, at its Tuesday meeting. Local officials also voted to spend more than $14 million to create 38 full-time…Read More
How to Prepare for this Week’s Atmospheric River Storm: Sandbags, Emergency Kits and More.
Another intense storm is heading toward the Bay Area, while the region is still recovering from the New Year’s Eve deluge that killed one person, triggered several landslides, blocked off highways and flooded hundreds of homes. The heaviest rain is expected to arrive on Wednesday afternoon and last through Thursday. Just like the New Year’s Eve…Read More
Matt Mahan- Day 1 in Office.
Dear Neighbor, I am humbled and honored to start my term as your Mayor. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on common-sense solutions to combat the homelessness epidemic, take on crime, clean up our streets, and build housing where it makes sense. I had the honor of being sworn in during…Read More