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San Jose Police Department could cut motorcycle unit


    The San Jose Police Department's motorcycle unit could wind up on the chopping block. 
    The Department is reportedly evaluating whether moving the 11 motorcycle officers into patrol cars might be more cost effective. 
    NBC Bay Area is reporting that the move is aimed at enabling the understaffed patrol division to respond to 911 calls faster. 
    The Police Officers Association is quoted as having a mixed reaction, calling the necessity for the move "embarrassing", but acknowledging that it could buttress the patrol division.  Full Story
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San Jose police have yet to use drone purchased in January


    After purchasing a drone back in January, the San Jose Police Department confirmed they had used federal grants to purchase the drone for their bomb squad.
    The Century Neo 660 hexacopter cost just under $7,000 and was bought alongside a GoPro camera and video transmitter.
    But the drone hasn't been used yet - apparently because no one has been trained to use it or has applied for FAA permission to fly it, according to the website VentureBeat.  Full Story

CalTrain fares going up this fall


    Fares are going up on CalTrain this fall, and parking fees for special events go up tomorrow.
    Starting in August, parking fees of up to $25 a day can be charged at CalTrain stations that would be affected by special events at professional sports venues like Levi's Stadium or the SAP Center.
    Fares for paper tickers will go up October 5, with one-way paper ticket prices increasing by 25 cents, and day pass fares going up by 50 cents.  Full Story

Apple to cut 200 Beats jobs


    Apple is announcing jobs cuts at the newly acquired Beats Electronics company.
    Apple will cut about 200 jobs at Beats after buying the headphone and music firm for $3 billion in May - the Cupertino-based company's largest acquisition ever.
    Bloomberg reports the cuts will be in human resources, finance, and other roles that may overlap with jobs already in place at Apple.
    As of the end of June, Apple reported having 41,300 employees.  Full Story
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