Residents Weigh In on Neighborhood Gang Violence at Series of Forums

New Town Hall meeting scheduled in Alviso on Wednesday, November 20 The projected on the screen at the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force community meeting on October 28, told a story of significant progress in reducing gang-related crime in San Jose from to.

Homicides had dropped from 14 to 8, or 42.9. […]

Sidewalk Memorial Grows for Homeless Woman Slain on West San Carlos

Although she was a familiar figure on West San Carlos Street, little is known about a homeless woman who was brutally slain at a busy San Jose intersection on Monday, August 13.

A visitor to the makeshift memorial on West San Carlos.

Still, the makeshift memorial on a light pole near the slaying continues […]

Crime Prevention Summit Shines Spotlight on Neighborhood Efforts to Fight Blight

The 350 participants at the fourth annual Crime and Gang Prevention Summit were greeted with some good news from Mayor Chuck Reed.

Photos by Lawrence Whitcomb

“We ended the year with a reduction in gang violence,” Reed said at the February 4 event at San Jose’s Overfelt High School. “You can be proud of that.”