While Mountain View considers upping the hourly minimum wage from $9 to $10.15, activists are saying that’s not enough.
California looks poised to become the first state to pass a plastic bag ban. Senate Bill 270, which passed out of the Assembly on a 44-29 vote, would phase out single-use plastic bags starting in 2015. A vote on the issue failed earlier this week, but it’s now expected to move through the Senate.
San Jose Inside takes a look at several programs designed to reduce homelessness in Silicon Valley. The different approaches show there is no easy solution.
Twenty-nine baby chicks are currently nestled in the soil tunnels of northern San Jose, according to city officials. It’s a record rebound for the western burrowing owls, a California Bird Species of Special Concern.
With a week left to gather signatures for two November referendums, local medical marijuana advocates attracted hundreds of San Jose residents Thursday with the offer of free evaluations. Naturally, a line stretched down the street.
San Jose police officer Huan Nguyen’s generosity has exceeded even his own expectations. The officer set up an online fundraising page, which has now raised more than $100,000 for a road rage victim’s family.