Funding vote for resurfacing of San Jose streets goes before city council
April 28, 2015--19 miles of crumbling San Jose surface streets could be getting resurfaced soon, depending on a city council vote today.
The council will consider an $11 million contract with DeSilva Gates Construction to resurface the aging roads.
Roads that would be repaired under the contract including the infamously pothole ridden Foxworthy Avenue, Branham Lane, Camden Avenue, Hamilton Avenue, Julian Street, and Keyes Street. Full Story
Local water officials seek expansion of recycled water system
April 28, 2015--There is a growing movement in support of recharging Silicon Valley's aquifers with treated and recycled wastewater.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District says expanding its recycled water system could expand the local water supply by 10 percent a year.
In an event yesterday at the city's water treatment plant, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews drank treated waste water to show it's clean and safe to drink. The pronounced that it tasted just fine.
Liccardo says during the drought crisis, it is not a time for modest action.
Local officials are seeking a waiver of state environmental regulations to allow for the expansion the recycled water system.
Apple best quarterly earnings expectations
April 28, 2015--Cupertino-based Apple has posted another strong quarter as they beat Wall Street expectations for profits and revenues.
Based on strong sales of its iPhone, Apple posted a profit of $13.8 billion, or $2.33 a share, on sales of $58 billion.
Apple sold more than 61 million iPhones in the quarter, accounting for more than two-thirds of its revenue for the period and the lion's share of its profit.
While iPhone sales were down from the previous quarter due to the Holiday shopping season, it was a 40 percent increase over the number sold in the first three months of 2014.
Apple has also announced it will increase its dividend to investors by more than 50 percent from $130 billion to $200 billion. Full Story