Demand for apartments is the biggest in San Jose out of anywhere in the U.S., according to a new ranking.
Storage and apartment site SpareFoot says San Jose has the tightest apartment market in the nation, because of what it says is continued Silicon Valley job growth and a shortage of affordable homes for entry-level jobs.
But that growing demand for apartments also has led to San Jose being named the nation's biggest apartment boomtown, as developers rush to build apartments to meet that demand.
San Jose beat out Austin, Texas, Houston, Texas, and Grand Rapids, Michigan to take the top spot on the ranking. Full Story
With a drought ongoing in California, San Jose firefighters are finding ways to cut back on their water usage.
Crews at all 33 of San Jose's fire stations have stopped using hoses to wash down driveways, for example.
Fire stations also turned off lawn sprinklers during the few times it has rained in San Jose.
It's part of the Fire Department's effort to meet a 20 percent water usage cut called for by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Full Story
A Portola Valley private school had its bank account information used in a counterfeit check scam.
Checks were mailed to random people across the country under the Woodside Priory School's name, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
These checks sent late last month came with instructions telling recipients of the checks to deposit them into a specified Wells Fargo bank account, with a promise they'd get a small percentage of the money.
One of the people who got a check called to school to see if they were valid, and the school notified authorities. Full Story
The BART to Silicon Valley project is now a year ahead of schedule thanks, in part, to the drought.
Project spokeswoman Bernice Alaniz tells KLIV the dry weather for the last two years allowed for trenching under Montague Expressway in Milpitas to be done faster than planned, with service now slated to begin in late 2017.Full Story