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Paying the Homeless to Clean Trash: Will This Solve the Pollution Issue?

SAN JOSE, California — Together with the Downtown Streets Team and Goodwill, San Jose offers homeless people jobs. The jobs will concern cleaning up trash and debris at “hotspots” near freeways.

Over $200,000 grant funded in the jobs by the city, according to Mayor Sam Liccardo, who announced the amount at a conference. The min amount for the first will be $15 per hour and over dozen people will be selected for the first unit in November.

san jose newsNear U.S. Highway 101 and I-880 and I-680, as well as Capitol Expressway and Story, Tully and Senter Roads. polluted hotspots are found over 40 trash spots which will need the restoration.

Although the issue of garbage is coming from different sources, due to Liccardo, homeless are often blamed for it.

According to Liccardo, they are going to change the idea of homeless people trashing the streets to making opportunities for them to be part of the solution.

Mercy Wong, at her age of 63, is looking for a living space. She is living on the street on downtown San Jose for more than 5 months. She is determined that will apply for the job program, and she currently is preparing her application. Moreover, she said that the county has helped her with the resume printing.

The groups will work for 4-5 hours per day every 1 to 2 weeks.

City hopes this will solve some of the pollution issues.

Violent Sexual Assault of 17-Year Old Girl in San Jose Right Behind the Church

San Jose violent assaultSan Jose, California – 20-year-old man was arrested for the violent sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl right behind a church in San Jose.

The crime happened in an Eastside neighborhood, as San Jose Police Department.

The suspect named Esteban Mosqueda lured the 17-year-old girl to a secluded area on Sunday, at about 6: 30 p.m.

As San Jose Police reported, 20-year-old man identified as Esteban Mosqueda violently assaulted a teenage girl at the location 2700 block of South King Road, where the Liberty Baptist Church is situated.

Esteban Mosqueda was charged with the assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, and sexual battery. Detectives with SJPDS’s Covert Response Unit took Mosqueda into a custody and sent him to Santa Clara jail.

There is no information available about the victim’s physical condition after the assault.

Police Chief Eddie Garcia said the detectives have done an amazing work by using the police instincts to identify the violent predator and take them off the streets.

San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigation Unit ask anyone with information about the suspect or the victim to contact detective Beth Stenger.


1-Alarm Fire Damaged San Jose House: Dog died, 4 People Dislocated

Fire in the San Jose houseSan Jose, California – A one-alarm fire occurred in the house of East San Jose overnight. The fire incident happened just after 11: 30, Monday night.

The house in fire is located on Mt. McKinley Court near Clayton Road. As a result of the one-alarm fire, the dog died and four people were dislocated. The house got severely damaged.

There were two other pets that escaped and remained undamaged. The huge fire flames were hard to extinguish.

The firefighters worked on extinguishing the fire for about a half hour to knock down the flames.

The actions were a bit delayed due to the fact that the electric power was still on to the home.

That was one of the biggest challenges for the firefighters. According to the San Jose Fire Captain Mike Van Elgort was having a live wire.

It was not a good idea to stream water while the building is still charged with the electricity. According to the fire captain, it could transmit the current to firefighters.

Besides he mentioned the fire gets additional energy from electrical current.

As about the cause of the fire, the firefighters say it was accidental and probably started in the kitchen.


San Jose International Airport will Test New Security Technologies

airpotsSAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — The Transportation Security Administration reported this week that Mineta San Jose International Airport has been selected for pilot security technologies.

Test new perimeter intrusion detection and deterrence technologies will be tested in the airport given its active counties and surroundings. Since 2013, the surveillance cameras observed many intruders.

The most notable breaches were in 2014 April when 15-years old Santa Clara boy traveled to Hawaii in the wheel well of a plane. In August of the same year, Marilyn Hartman was able to fly from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass.

The pilot will including installing, testing, and analyzing video cameras, analytics software for detecting some security areas, laser, fence and ground sensors. Within the pilot, new radar, microwave, and passive Infra-Red sensors will be installed and deployed in the airport area.

The airport serves around 14 million passengers a year. A survey was conducted to learn the public opinion about the new technologies. Travelers agreed that the advanced technology will definitely add more confidence and ease.

San Jose International Airport is one of the two airports that were selected for the pilot. If the project is successful, it will be duplicated in other major airports.

Names of San Jose Priests Accused for Sexual Abuse Will Be Released by Mid-October

San Jose abuseSan Jose, California –Catholic leaders in San Jose are working to improve transparency in regard to sexual abuse by priests within the Roman Catholic Church.

By mid-October, the names of priests in the city who is believed to have abused minors will be released.

The issue brought more attention in August. The grand jury report found that two Roman Catholic bishops in Pennsylvania helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children.

Those children were abused by more than 50 church figures across the state.

Pope Francis had a meeting with leaders of the American Catholic Church in Rome.

The case of sexual abuse including 12 boys at St. Martin of Tours church was in 1970, San Jose. The 12 survivors testified about their sexual abuse by Joseph Pritchard.

One of the survivors named John Salberg said he was abused since he was in the second grade. The abuse lasted for seven years.

He said even though it was 40 years ago, he could remember that day like yesterday. It took a decade for Pennsylvania grand jury to bring the issue of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church to light.

The diocese will release the names and statues of those credibly accused of abuse.

Actions by the diocese include three listening sessions that will seek input from parishioners and victims.

The internal investigation will be conducted by a former FBI executive. Salberg believes these actions will allow victims the opportunity to heal.


28-Year-Old Father Was Fatally Stabbed in Front of His House in San Jose

San Jose stabbed manSan Jose, California—-A man was killed right outside his home with his wife and two young boys inside. A tragedy happened on Sunday, in a distinct part of San Jose.

A family of a stabbed man is in deep grief. They are trying to find answers for this cruel incident.

The stabbed man was identified as Frankie Santos Jr, 28 –year-old.

According to his family, the day he was stabbed, he came home at about 1.30 a.m. after attending a Fantasy Football party.

Sky, Santo’s wife told the police about a truck on Raymond Avenue that she saw approaching the vehicle with the lights turned off.

Santo’s wife said the guy was wearing a Raider. Sky ran out of the house as soon as she heard screaming. She found her husband struggling to breathe.

The wife of a stabbed husband was terrified. She said she was scared because she could tell he was not responding, but he was still there with the fluttering eyes.

Frankie Santos was taken to the hospital, where an hour later he was pronounced dead.

Police are looking for two suspects associated with a dark, full-size GMC or Chevrolet truck. The police still don’t know the motive for the stabbing. The victim’s wife said he was not involved in anything.

She said they were always going to work, gym and home.

Frankie Santos father said he was a family person, who always took care of the family.

Erica Rego, victim’s mother said she wants resolution, she wants justice. Anybody with the information about the murder will be rewarded up to 5000 by his family.


A Man Was Stabbed At Chevron Gas Station Early Thursday Morning

SAN JOSE STABBED MANSan Jose, California —A man was sent to a hospital with unknown injuries early Thursday morning.

The police are investigating a stabbing after the injured man was found at a Chevron gas station.

The gas station is located in the 300 block of Bird Avenue near West San Carlos Street, according to Officer Gina Tepoorten.

At 5.15 a.m. San Jose Police responded to a ‘’suspicious circumstance’’ at the Chevron gas station.

An injured man was found by the police around 5.15 a.m. According to the police, the officers found the man suffering from at least one stab wound.

Gina Tepoorten said the man was taken to the hospital. No information was immediately available about the condition of the victim.

Besides, the physical condition of the victim, the police still needs to find out his identity.

At this time police say they have not identified or apprehended the suspect.

The police are trying to find out the details of the incident. The investigation will reveal the unknown identity of the victim. The news will be updated later on.

Police said there are no suspects at this time and the stabbing is under investigation.


Google Owned Bus Carrying 45 Passengers Crashed on Highway 101 in San Mateo

SAN MATEO, California — A huge commuter bus which was carrying 45 passengers on it ran off and crashed on the U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo. The crash took place Thursday in the morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

san jose bus crashThe bus which was appeared to be owned by the biggest companies in the world, Google, crashed into a ditch on southbound Highway 101 just north of the Third Avenue. There were no injuries reported as the Redwood City CHP said.

According to the driver, there was a “mechanical issue’ which caused the bus to steer right. It led the bus to crash to the side of the highway, due to California Highway Patrol officer Shris Barshaini.

It crashed through 50-100 feet of the fence and into a pole just before 8 AM.

There was a blockage while emergency teams were working on the incident. They were trying to remove the bus off the road.

The slow flow of the vehicles was all cleared when emergency workers cleared up the Highway 101.

According to the California Highway Patrol, there was a possibility of the mechanical issues, which occurred with the bus. However, the incident is under an investigation by the officers.


DMV to Expand Working Hours from 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays

SAN JOSE, California – The DMV expands its Saturday’s working hours to more DMV field offices starting from tomorrow.

san jose dmv hoursIn California, across the state, there are over 60 offices that will be open every Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Fourteen of those offices are located in the Bay Area and now those offices will include Daly City and Hayward.

The recent long lines are because of the implementation of REAL ID. People can’t get those online or through the mail. They have to show up at a field office.

Last month the DMV opened up the San Jose Driver License processing center and the Oakland Claremont field office an hour earlier during the week, except Wednesdays, to help cut down on the long lines.


Here are the address and office hours of DMV in San Jose:

Address: 90 Great Oaks Blvd., Suite 104, 95119

General Information or to Make an Appointment

Phone: (408) 229-7100

Fax: (408) 229-7128 or 229-7129


Directions to this office

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Days and Hours Open

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Wednesday 9:00 am till 5:00 pm


While the DMV is working on hiring more employees to help, it is better for you to make an appointment.

A 21-Year-Old Man in the Emergency Room after Downtown San Jose Shooting

san jose shootingSAN JOSE, California — The shooting near downtown San Jose left a 21-year-old man fighting for his life, according to San Jose Police Department.

The man is in the emergency room receiving treatment at the Valley Medical Center and Police are also there at this moment.

His family brought him to O’Connor Hospital first where doctors decided that his injuries were life-threatening and sent him in an ambulance to Valley Medical, police said.

The victim’s family followed the ambulance to the hospital. Police are interviewing them for more information about what happened.

So far, all police know is that he was shot “somewhere north of downtown,” possibly in the area of Julian and Washington streets.

When asked if the victim is predicted to survive police replied, “We don’t know yet.”

There is no additional information available about the incident at this time. The shooting is being investigated.

This was the second overnight shooting in San Jose Tuesday night. If you have more information about it, you are asked to contact with San Jose Police Department.