Audit: San Jose Should Slash Vehicle Impound, Towing Fees

A new audit coming before the City Council on Tuesday recommends slashing car impound fees and subsidizing rates for low-income drivers.

City, County Officials Find Temporary Site for San Jose’s ‘Hope Village’ Homeless Camp

Local leaders found a place to relocate Hope Village, an un-permitted homeless camp created by activists and advocates for the un-housed.

San Jose Vies for FAA Funding to Replace Aircraft Rescue Facility

San Jose is trying to secure federal grants to replace its 58-year-old aircraft rescue and firefighting facility, which has fallen into disrepair.

Schurra’s Announces Closing of Century-Old Chocolate Shop

San Jose will lose a bit of its soul when a 106-year-old business closes shop on The Alameda and moves operations to Santa Clara.

San Jose City Council to Vote on Ambitious New Climate Plan

San Jose aims to become one of the first cities in the U.S. to curb greenhouse gas emissions to the levels set in the Paris accord.

San Jose to Evict Christopher Columbus Statue from City Hall

After months of ongoing discussion, San Jose’s City Council has voted to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from City Hall.

San Jose Considers Removing Columbus Statue from City Hall

San Jose may finally decide to remove a Christopher Columbus statue from City Hall, where it has been the target of repeated vandalism.

Op-Ed: Revisiting Silicon Valley’s Best, Worst Political Decisions

A recent column in the Mercury News listed the best and worst local decisions in the last 50 years. Here’s a few more to add to the pile.