Santa Clara County

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 29, 2015

Jun 29, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

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Marriage equality: Euphoria in Bay Area follows historic Supreme Court gay union ruling // Inside Bay Area News

To puff or not to puff: The public vape debate

Apr 28, 2015

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 23, 2015

Feb 23, 2015

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Meet the space cadets: 5 Bay Area residents selected to compete for one-way Mars voyage // The Examiner

Finding a home on Hotel 22

Feb 11, 2015
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.”

San Jose dismantles The Jungle

Dec 4, 2014
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.

All week long, we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

M.W. Benutzer

Statewide regulation proposal revised… Santa Clara County tightens rules on dispensaries…  Why not sell CBD-rich pot in pharmacies? …Which state has the heaviest users?... and more.

LEGALIZATION        

 “Clear benefits for patients” in latest revisions on SB 1262 // Americans for Safe Access   Changes in statewide regulation are outlined.

Checking out of Hotel 22

Apr 9, 2014
Isabel Angell

While I was reporting “Finding a home on Hotel 22” about the way some homeless use Line 22 in Santa Clara County as a shelter, I looked up the bus line on Yelp. I found a bunch of reviews, mostly from regular riders of the bus. 

People said pretty typical things, like “love those fast aggressive male drivers” and “bus drivers please lower the bus so I can get my bike on the rack easier.”

But the one that caught my eye was from Helen Garcia. She wrote: