San Jose police officers have tentatively agreed to continue a 10 percent pay cut for the next fiscal year to prevent additional layoffs, the San Jose Police Officers' Association announced Wednesday.
The union said the agreement would save the city $25 million.
"The police officers of this city are stepping up to the plate once again to help San Jose through these difficult fiscal times," Jim Unland, president of the Police Officers' Association, said in a statement. Read More
At least one Bay Area baby entered the world today at the stroke of 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2011.A baby girl with the distinctive birth date arrived at Kaiser Permanente’s San Jose Medical Center this morning in a natural birth, said hospital spokesman Karl Sonkin.The mother, Tanya Reyes, and the father, are “absolutely over the moon” and everyone is doing well, Sonkin said. Read More
An Occupy San Jose protester was allegedly attacked by a group of people in a fight early Sunday morning, police said.Around 1:40 a.m., officers saw a fight at the intersection of East Santa Clara and Fourth streets. They intervened and arrested Anthony Armenta, 27, of San Jose on suspicion of assaulting, battering and fighting with a 39-year-old Occupy participant. Read More
A man on the tracks was struck by a Caltrain vehicle this morning, resulting in delays for northbound passengers.
The incident happened at about 7:45 a.m. near Virginia Street in San Jose. The man was transported to a local hospital. There is no further information about the extent of his injuries.
Due to the incident, two Caltrain lines — the 329 and 227 — have been delayed.
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A San Jose man took part in a San Francisco Police Department sting to win back his bicycle on Friday.The 27-year-old victim told cops that his $1,200 bicycle was stolen from Pier 39 on Oct. 23, police at Park Station said. Later, he saw his bike for sale online and arranged to buy it, police said. The victim contacted police and plainclothes officers accompanied him to buy the bike back. Read More
It may be a Monday, but people all over the Bay Area will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Halloween today.The Hell on Wheels Haunted House at 346 Fair Oak St. in San Francisco is in its fourth year and, in coordination with San Francisco Recreation and Parks, will produce “The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.” Read More
Police arrested seven more Occupy San Jose protesters early this morning, and one protester remains perched atop a large wall outside City Hall.It was Shaun O’Kelly’s third night on the wall, said Occupy San Jose protester Peter Brown, who is acting as a spokesman for the group. Brown said O’Kelly won’t come down until he gets what he wants: the end of the ongoing removal of protesters from the plaza below. Read More
A red-tailed hawk that was shot in the head with a nail gun earlier this month and rescued in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park over the weekend is recovering at a San Jose animal hospital.The injured hawk, a female juvenile, was lured into a trap around 5 p.m. Saturday at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, according to WildRescue, a Monterey-based wildlife rescue group. Read More
A protester with “Occupy San Jose” climbed to the top of a large wall outside City Hall early this morning to protest the continued removal of protesters from the plaza below, police and protesters said.The man, identified by another protester as Shaun O’Kelly, climbed up during the night and was still on the wall as of 8 a.m. Read More
An armed suspect was shot and injured by a police officer shooting at a San Jose hotel this morning, a police spokesman said.Officers responded to reports of an armed man at the Extended Stay Hotel at 55 E. Brokaw Road at about 7:45 a.m., San Jose police Officer Jose Garcia said.Responding officers found the suspect who displayed “threatening behavior,” prompting one officer to shoot at the suspect in self-defense, Garcia said. Read More