San Jose State University's special task force on racial discrimination met for the final time last night and has issued recommendations on how the school can improve its racial climate.
The recommendations include requiring faculty training in civil discourse and respect in the classroom.
The task force asks the university to ensure that all dorm staff leaders be trained to explicitly discuss racial prejudice, racist and hate symbols, and trained on how to encourage open discussion.
The group has also recommended San Jose State create a link on its website to the campus police and to the Office of Diversity for reporting hate crime, biased conduct and speech.
The task force has asked University President Mohammad Qayoumi to publish a timeline for implementing the recommendations within 45 days.
The group was formed after charges were filed last November against four white freshman accused of bullying their black roommate and snapping a bicycle lock around his neck. Full Story
The SAP Center in San Jose briefly lost power last night before the start of the San Jose Sharks' first playoff game against the Los Angeles Kings.
The building went dark at 7 p.m. for less than a minute before backup lighting turned on in the stadium's main bowl.
Team officials say five minutes later, power was completely restored.
Pre-game warmups were delayed by ten minutes, but the game's start time was not affected. Full Story
A man wearing a T-shirt with the words "I Have Issues" robbed a Hayward bank earlier this week.
Police have released surveillance photos that show the suspect wanted in a Tuesday afternoon robbery at the U.S. Bank in the 20000 block of Hesperian Boulevard.
The man allegedly handed a teller a note demanding money. Full Story
No human remains were found yesterday by search dogs sniffing through the rubble of last weekend's fire at the former studio of San Jose television station KNTV.
Two specially trained dogs alerted handlers Wednesday of a possible hit but it wasn't conclusive.
Two new dogs were then brought in yesterday but according to a fire department spokesman they didn't hone in on any human remains.
They did however locate what appears to be remains of a small dog.
Fire officials say they will return to the site on Park Avenue and Montgomery Street today and then turn it over to the city for cleanup. Full Story