Josh Koehn

Josh Koehn

Josh Koehn is the news editor for San Jose Inside and Metro Newspaper. Email tips to josh@metronews.com or follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Koehn.

Posts by Josh Koehn

Anybody Else Get a Parking Ticket They Didn’t Deserve?

San Jose's Smart Meters are supposed to make parking easier, but it will cost you.

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.

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FDA Should End Gay Blood Ban

Congressman Mike Honda, left, and Lynn Walton, who has a gay son barred from donating blood to help his younger brother, speak at a press conference held Monday outside the county building.

The Food and Drug Administration is the man at the end of the bar that you would prefer tells his story walking. His claims are rote, the bark of calamity whistling through his toothless bite. But the FDA’s continued ban on allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood is not toothless—it’s spineless.

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