San Jose

5:04pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

A bike shop called Good Karma

A bike hangs on the wall outside Good Karma Bikes in San Jose
Leslie Griffy

Getting around sprawling Santa Clara County is a trick for anyone, but for those without housing, getting to and from services and opportunities is even tougher.

That’s where Good Karma Bikes comes in. On Saturdays, the volunteer and job-training cycling clinic and store does free repairs on bikes brought in by homeless folks.

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5:57pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

San Jose dismantles The Jungle

An abandoned shelter in the Jungle. You can see a shelf with ceramic ducks, carpeting, and welcome sign.
Isabel Angell

Crews dismantled a large homeless encampment in San Jose Thursday. Called the “Jungle,” it’s thought to be the biggest homeless camp in the country. The camp was home to up to three hundred people who occupied over sixty acres of a park along a creek bed. But San Jose has been under pressure from different agencies who say the Jungle is polluting the creek.

Early Thursday morning, Tamara Cockrell walked away from the Jungle, pushing a shopping cart piled high with all her belongings.

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9:52am

Fri October 17, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 10.17.14

transmitdistort

Ups and downs for dispensaries… Thousands arrested for possession in California… DEA looks across our northern border… Hillary’s cannabis joke…  and more

LEGALIZATION        

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12:39pm

Mon October 13, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Who’s ready to drink recycled water?

Silicon Valley Advanced Purification Center plant operator Kristopher Filice shows a cross-section of one kind of filter used in the plant.
Audrey DIlling

Bay Area homes, businesses, and factories send about 550 million gallons of wastewater to treatment plants every day. That’s enough water to fill 750 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Just six percent of this water gets re-used for agricultural, industrial, and other non-potable purposes – meaning nobody drinks it. The rest gets discharged back into the Bay.

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6:06pm

Thu September 11, 2014

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