Posts Tagged ‘ San Jose ’

Wall Street Journal examines sniper attack on San Jose power plant

February 5, 2014

The Wall Street Journal published a piece yesterday that looks deeply at an apparent sniper attack on a power station in San Jose that apparently occurred in April. As a journalist, I pride myself in keeping as on top of the news as I can, but somehow this one completely passed me by. Apparently I’m…

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Santa Cruz selected as a “Silicon Valley city to watch” in 2014

December 31, 2013

The Silicon Valley Business Journal has picked five cities in the region as “Silicon Valley cities to watch” in 2014. The list includes Santa Clara, Menlo Park, Fremont, San Jose and in the number 2 slot, Santa Cruz. Lauren Hepler reports: Will 2014 be the year that lesser-known Silicon Valley cities cash in on 49ers…

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San Jose baby boomers the fittest in the nation

October 3, 2013

Apparently our baby boomer friends to the north are the fittest in the nation. According to a study produced in conjunction with the American Physical Therapists Association and the Huffington Post, San Jose is currently the fittest city for baby boomers in the country. That includes having the highest life expectancy and the fewest “unrestful”…

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San Jose tests out ways to cut benefits

September 24, 2013

This story from the New York Times about our neighbors to the north is pretty interesting. Like many places in California, San Jose is struggling financially. “San Jose now spends one-fifth of its $1.1 billion general fund on pensions and retiree health care, and the amount keeps rising. To free up the money,¬†services have been…

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San Jose State suspends online classes

July 22, 2013

Slate is reporting that San Jose State University is suspended its online courses after more than half the students taking them failed. “In January, San Jose State University made a big announcement: It had reached a deal with the startup Udacity to¬†offer college classes for credit online, for a modest fee, not only to its…

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