Nov 30, 2007 by John McEnery IV Comments (7)
Harmony in the South Bay Priority For Bush Administration
The United States and Russia have been working quietly on scheduling a follow-up to the Annapolis Middle East Peace Conference that ended Tuesday which is rumored to include talks on a very complex and vexing problem to the world: Coyote Valley.
Nov 29, 2007 by Jack Van Zandt Comments (8)
According to a very good and informative article by Vrinda Normand in the Metro last week, San Jose is the only city in Santa Clara County that allows developers to contract directly with consultants to write environmental impact reports for their proposed projects. The problem with this policy was made evident recently in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Coyote Valley Specific Plan.
Nov 28, 2007 by Tom McEnery Comments (30)
It is now firmly established that we no longer enjoy the title of “Safest City in America.” I am glad that it’s over because now we can continue the effort to make our city as secure in all its parts—each and every neighborhood—as any city can be in twenty-first century America. The title, awarded by some group in Washington D.C. (nobody can remember who; okay, who was it, wise guys?), now rests on the sun-kissed head of Honolulu. However, the real question is still the same: are people in San Jose safe in their homes and blissfully free of crime? The answer, as always, is a big “no.” But the struggle endures.
Nov 27, 2007 by Single Gal Comments (20)
If you haven’t had the chance to visit the San Pedro Square Bistro and Wine Bar, you are missing out on one of the best restaurant experiences I have had in San Jose in a long time. Because of it’s proximity to many downtown offices (it is on Almaden Ave., across the street from the CBRE building), I am sure it does a nice lunch business. However, it also has many different things going for it as a dinner spot.
Nov 26, 2007 by Pierluigi Oliverio Comments (62)
History was made last Tuesday night at City Hall when over 1,000 people gathered there, packing the Council Chambers, the rotunda and all the community rooms. Approximately 200 people from the crowd spoke at the meeting. They were old and young, male and female, recent immigrants and those here for decades. The topic was the naming of a business district
Nov 22, 2007 by Jack Van Zandt Comments (13)
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
Single Gal started the holiday season off this week by posting the items she felt thankful for. Now I would like to ask you this: What would you like to see happen this coming year that you will be thankful for next Thanksgiving?
I’ll start. Naturally, I turn to politics first.
Nov 21, 2007 by Tom McEnery Comments (22)
San Jose is in trouble. No, it’s not about losing our title as “safest” big city in America and other meaningless titles. If I had to lose the “safest” and also the “10th Largest City in the US” titles, it would be a more than fair exchange, for few monikers have been so graspingly offensive as that last residue of the ancient regime. Never forget that not only was the Gonzales tenure venal, it was also incompetent and just plain dumb.
Nov 20, 2007 by Single Gal Comments (11)
With the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, it is always a good use of time to reflect on what is important to you and those you care about. In addition to the obvious, friends and family, here are some things that I’m thankful for this year:
Nov 19, 2007 by Pierluigi Oliverio Comments (58)
Would you pay 25 cents a mile to drive in the carpool lane? A coin is being thrown around as an option for drivers to pay when driving on Hwy 85 or 101 in a few years. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is proposing HOT lanes—not “hot” as in temperature but rather HOT as in High Occupancy Toll lanes.
Nov 16, 2007 by John McEnery IV Comments (13)
Deportation Promised If Cooperation Not Achieved
A group of nearly 27 American expatriates from San Jose stormed the offices of the People’s Committee Chairman in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday and demanded a renaming of a concentrated strip of American businesses that has become known as “Little San Jose.”
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