Two homes in East San Jose were damaged yesterday afternoon as firefighters battled two separate brush fires.
The first fire was reported near Warner and Morrie Drives and was started by downed power lines igniting a tree house before spreading to the homes.
A fire department spokesman says a second alarm was called because of water and access issues.
The second fire occurred near Dove Hill Road near Highway 101. Full Story
A search for a man seen running from the PG&E substation on Metcalf Road in San Jose is underway.
Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies are standing by at the substation, and are searching the area for a man dressed in black seen running towards Monterey Road from the substation area.
PG&E says no vandalism occurred this morning, and no power was cut, but they're being extra cautious.
The utility hired extra security following a string of events in April, when someone shot a bank of transformers at the substation with a rifle. Full Story
The San Jose City Council has approved increasing the Marijuana Business Tax rate from 7 percent to 10 percent of gross receipts.
The new tax rate will take effect with the start of the new fiscal year on July 1st.
There are nearly 100 medical marijuana dispensaries operating in the San Jose.
The current 7 percent marijuana tax generates about $4 million in annual revenue.
The tax increase is expected to generate another $1.5 million a year.