Q&A WITH JASON SU, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF GUADALUPE RIVER PARK CONSERVANCY

Guadalupe River Park and Gardens looks its best during spring – and that is the case this year when COVID-19 is omnipresent.SJDA did a quick interview with Jason Su, executive…

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Downtown businesses cope with covid-19

Two months into the COVID-19 outbreak and a third month of May looming, downtown business owners are giving themselves a pep talk to persevere.  Not only does COVID-19 challenge our…

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Groundwerx in operation during COVID-19 shelter in place. A Q&A

Best known for keeping downtown safe and clean, our Grounderx team has been essential to Downtown during the shelter-in-place order with services continuing from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Here’s…

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Fourth and Santa Clara: The New hot corner downtown

The intersection of East Santa Clara Street and Fourth Street has substantial activity on all four corners. “We’re seeing a massive transformation of this important intersection for a variety of…

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APT update

According to Richard Keit, managing director of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency (SARA), each toilet has its own 20-year contract.  One contract elapsed in December and the rest…

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From the Archives – 25 & 20 years ago – January

25 years ago – January 1994 – City Times featured a new business, the Sainte Claire News Stand, owned by Abdi and Senayit Ahmed, who got the idea for their store…

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Entire block face changes hands

- City Storage Systems picks up Coca’s building:  The Hank Coca’s Furniture Store building at Santa Clara and Third streets, originally built for the International Order of Odd Fellows, has…

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Google still buying

The City Council voted unanimously Dec. 4 to sell 10 acres of city lands to Google for $110 million.  Meanwhile, Google continues to acquire privately owned pieces of land on the…

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Ford “GoGoBikes”

Ford GoBike has added 120 pedal-assist e-bikes to its San Jose fleet docked at 44 stations in the greater downtown area.  The bikes have motors that will give riders a boost,…

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Trains won’t go low

High-speed rail service through downtown San Jose will be above ground, an independent consultant determined in November. Exeltech Consulting of Lacey, Wash., determined technological limitations of building amid the aquifer…

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