Christine Gonzalez, a domestic violence victim who lost her home after battling a drug addiction and spending years couch surfing, completed an application to participate in the program. Gonzalez said she’s been volunteering with Downtown Streets Team for several years — and receiving gift cards for basic necessities in return — but appreciates the opportunity to earn a paycheck. … [Read more...] about San Jose: Homeless people will be paid $15 an hour to pick up trash in ‘hotspots’
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SANTA SUNDAY IN SAN JOSE: The seventh annual Santa Run Silicon Valley will hit the streets of San Jose at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, with the 5K run again supporting Christmas in the Park, Downtown Ice and Reading Partners. Of course, the biggest delight will be seeing the expected 4,000 runners — dressed in Santa outfits or other holiday-themed gear — chasing after a pace car carrying the Grinch (once again played by Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone). As usual, there will be milk and cookies at the finish line at Christmas in the Park. … [Read more...] about San Jose Light Tower project finding a new direction
And despite fierce competition from six challengers in District 7, Councilman Tam Nguyen appeared likely to keep his council seat. In a possible repeat of the 2014 race, challenger Maya Esparza was in second place, with Van Le in third. Esparza lost in 2014 by only around 200 votes. … [Read more...] about San Jose races: Tam Nguyen hangs on, Evergreen developers possibly headed for defeat
On Monday, spokeswoman Elisabeth Handler couldn’t say yet how much the city was paying for the trip, but she said a total of 34 people went on the trip, including a worker from the city’s Office of Economic Development, five City Council staffers, six family members of City Council members, and eight members of the city’s San Jose-Okayama Sister City Committee. … [Read more...] about Why is half of San Jose City Council in Japan on taxpayers’ dime?
With San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo virtually guaranteed to win another four-year term this June, any shift in the balance of power will hinge on the five other City Council races. But it’s too soon to tell whether the labor unions or the Chamber of Commerce — the two traditional strongholds of influence in the city — will emerge victorious. … [Read more...] about San Jose City Council races could mark power shift