A claim by San Jose mayoral candidate and Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese is being refuted by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed.
In a Mercury News Op Ed piece last week, Cortese claimed that San Jose was unwilling to consolidate its fire services with the county's.
But in a weekend letter to the editor of the Mercury, and this morning on KLIV the Mayor said Cortese's claim was not true.
When asked if his his response to Cortese's Op Ed is a signal that the outgoing Mayor will become more vocal in the campaign for the June Primary, Reed responded this way: "When a candidate misstates my position, or misstates the facts on something that I think is imporant, I'll be responding. I don't think I can let people try to rewrite history."
In regards to fire consolidation, Reed said that San Jose has considered the idea but he personally feels such a consolidation would be a long shot. Full Story
The NFL's very first collapsible goal posts have been installed at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
The revolutionary goal posts take just one crew member eight seconds to put up, and 30 seconds to take down.
They're designed to increase safety and to foil fans who decide to storm the field. Stadium officials says the posts will collapse on their own if fans rush the field after a game and try to tear them posts down.
The quick dismantling posts also make it easier for the stadium to get ready for non-football events. Full Story
A plan to widen the Guadalupe River in Alviso has failed to get federal permits from two agencies.
A letter from the Army Corps of Engineers to the Santa Clara Valley Water District has indicated neither the Corps nor the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would sign off on the plan to widen the Guadalup River in Alviso.
The Army Corps said it would not issue a permit for the plan because it was not the least environmentally damaging option. Full Story
San Jose police are investigating a solo-car crash early yesterday morning that killed one man and injured three passengers.
The Cadillac crashed into a tree on Santa Clara Street between 24th and 25th streets.
Neighbors tell the Mercury News that they rescued the two passengers in the back seat of the vehicle but couldn't get the driver and front seat passenger out. Full Story