San Jose

2:58pm

Tue March 17, 2015
Arts & Culture

$5,400 for a piece of cardboard? The allure of 'Magic: The Gathering'

Our heroes prepare their decks for battle. Michelle Roberson, Mike Conn and Matt Wilcox.
Jeremy Dalmas


Suddenly the peace is broken.

A mountain shoots out of the Earth and Planeswalker Mike Escalante begins amassing his army. A pack of goblins surf towards Planeswalker Matt Wilcox, but he is unfazed. He summons a demon - Archfiend of Depravity. Escalante’s reinforcements arrive on horseback just in time, squawks with pride, and Wilcox admits defeat.

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12:00am

Wed March 11, 2015
Cops & Courts

Your Call: How does citizen oversight of police departments work?

How does citizen oversight of police departments work?  On the next Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing different models in Northern California. Where is citizen oversight working? San Diego, Oakland, Riverside, Long Beach, Sausalito, Novato, and Berkeley have review boards, but few people know these boards even exist. What power do citizen oversight boards have to ensure police accountability? How should these boards work? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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6:00pm

Mon February 23, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

San Jose permanently okays killing wild pigs

A wild pig in the hills of Santa Clara County.
Under CC license from Flickr user Don McCullough

For this story we head down to San Jose, where wild pigs have been causing quite a stir. These big, burly beasts weigh around 300 pounds. All that weight can do a lot of damage when it goes tearing through a suburban lawn or golf course. That’s what these animals have been up to lately around San Jose, especially in the neighborhoods that border rural hillsides. So, in January, the San Jose City Council voted to extend a law that allows licensed people to trap and shoot the animals. The law was set to expire, but now it’s in effect permanently. To find out what this means for San Jose and it’s pig population, KALW’s Audrey Dilling spoke with Terris Kasteen from California Fish and Wildlife.

TERRIS KASTEEN: The pigs come through in one night and the sod is completely roto-tilled. It's torn up. Gone.

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6:05pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Transportation

Finding a home on Hotel 22

Elizabeth Garber talks to the bus driver at the Palo Alto Transit Center
Isabel Angell

I’m on the Valley Transportation Authority’s Line 22 bus somewhere between East San Jose and Palo Alto. It’s 2:30 a.m., and it’s raining. I start a conversation with a man sitting down, and ask him if he’s heard the nickname for the bus.

“Yeah, well there's the Motel 22 or Hotel 22. That's the big one I've heard.”

I ask him what he calls the bus.

“I call it home.”

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6:02pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

San Jose’s homeless shuffled along the tracks

A man looks through bikes at a homeless encampment in San Jose. Many people removed from a camp known as The Jungle have tried to find other safe places to live as a community but keep getting moved.
Leslie Griffy

The gravel edge of the railroad tracks that backs on to a warehouse wasn’t the end of the line for Marshawn Lewis and his neighbors. In fact, they’ve already scattered.

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