Since an historic flood in February, San Jose and the water district have spent the past nine months bolstering defenses against future disasters.
David Vossbrink, the city of San Jose’s longtime airport and City Hall communications director, called it a career after four decades.
It wasn’t Katrina, but officials failed in every way when it came to notifying San Jose residents of flooding—and it could have been a lot worse.
Santa Clara County plans to sue POTUS over his crackdown on so-called sanctuary jurisdictions that protect immigrants from deportation.
SJPD has a White privilege problem, which starts and ends with officer Phil White. But if not addressed properly it could infect the rest of the force.
San Jose has blocked the release of hundreds of emails sent and received by Eddie Garcia, who will become interim police chief in January. San Jose Inside has appealed this decision and will make arguments to release these messages at this week’s Rules and Open Government Committee meeting.
Over the last year, San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel and his command staff have sent emails that suggest indifference for rules on accepting gifts while also routinely disparaging civilian oversight.
Residents and businesses fled a two-block area of downtown after construction workers ruptured a gas line.
It’s a common practice to use old, gutted patrol cars as mechanical scarecrows, according to San Jose Police Department spokesman Officer Albert Morales. But police are pretty miffed that they weren’t notified about a plan to park a defunct cruiser near the San Jose Repertory Theater for about a week.
San Jose’s parking enforcement officers are a notorious bunch. The cash-strapped city, not too proud to strip the couch cushions as it scavenges for revenue, has an army of these ticket punchers at the ready, ruthlessly hunting down the tardy. But a recent Smart Meter malfunction had me questioning what kind of program they’re running over there.