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Old December 18th, 2013, 08:11 PM   #2401
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The police are not being "lazy". You try it if you think it's a lark.
They are miserably understaffed.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 08:51 PM   #2402
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It is not easy to build an argument that a rise in violent crime and a decline in arrests is a good thing. Especially when you also argue that the police are being lazier in their response times.
The article clearly states that the crimes on the rise are non-violent (thefts, etc). Violent crime is statistically the same as it was 10 years ago. Furthermore, most of the murders in the city are between two known people (I read the newspaper stories!) so even 2,000 more POs would not prevent those crimes.

My "laziness" statement stems from the fact that on any given night there are anywhere from 2-4 police cars parked at the mortuary at 10th and Santa Clara Sts or across the street at 7-11. To be clear: my issue isn't that they're taking a break (being a cop is hard work) but that they do it in groups. I have seen up to police 7 cars there at once! At best that's laziness...and at worst...well, I wont even say what I think...
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Old December 18th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #2403
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Diridon Station EIR Plan

Worth going through if you live near the train station.

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=1743
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Old December 19th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #2404
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Here is some info on road improvements planned for San Jose. Looks like a bulk of the bike lanes are set to finish next year.

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/21181

It does look like the alameda will have some interesting design elements -
"..Increase of $3.8 million to implement improvements to The Alameda including pedestrian crosswalks,
bulb-outs, ADA ramps, raised medians with landscaping and pedestrian refuges, new lighting, and special elements such
as gateway and neighborhood markers.."

Other interesting tidbits include details on autumn st, st. john, san fernando, park ave, san carlos projects..
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Old December 19th, 2013, 03:35 AM   #2405
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More news on the Peery-Arrillaga project:

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/n...t-on-huge.html

Well-placed sources say it is NOT Google. The company is in the Fortune 100, based in the Valley, but NOT currently in San Jose. This is good! A new company spread into San Jose, awesome!

So, folks, who do you think it is?

Another bit of news on the iStar parcel on Cottle Road. San Jose Earthquakes fan would be more interested in the last pieces of the article:

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/n....html?page=all

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One side effect from the development of the site will be money for the San Jose Earthquakes stadium, which is already under construction near the San Jose airport.

That's because the stadium developers and owners are also involved in the South San Jose project. A city staff report says that "Approximately $10 million generated through the development of the iStar site will be applied to enhance four elements of the basic stadium design including an upgraded riser and seating system that will enhance the fan experience and ensure the stadium is a quieter neighbor to the housing adjacent to the site."

The exterior of the stadium will also be upgraded with a terra-cotta finish, the report says. The project is expected to create 1,200 construction jobs over the life of the project, and will support 1,000 permanent jobs at buildout, according to a memo from Mayor Chuck Reed and Councilman Ash Kalra, Developers will also contribute up to $13 million in affordable housing in-lieu fees; 3.3 acres for a public park; plus millions more for infrastructure improvements.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 03:48 AM   #2406
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I'll say MicroSoft. Who's in?
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Old December 19th, 2013, 04:09 AM   #2407
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I love the Empire.

But we need a large company, like Microsoft, in the heart of downtown. I only wish they would move the spot to something near Adobe or something...
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Old December 19th, 2013, 05:04 AM   #2408
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I'll say MicroSoft. Who's in?
In no particular order: Walmart, Microsoft, or Amazon.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 09:22 AM   #2409
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In no particular order: Walmart, Microsoft, or Amazon.
My bet is on Amazon... they've been growing at breakneck speeds and they don't have a strong SV presence.

Am I the only one alarmed at the potential increase in traffic? For 2million sqft of office space - with 300sqft per worker - there will be approx 6k additional people commuting through one of the most congested parts of the 880 and 101! There isn't enough housing stock along 1st street to rely VTA!
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Old December 19th, 2013, 10:00 AM   #2410
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My top guess is Microsoft, followed by Amazon. I would be pretty damn happy with almost any company on the Fortune 100 moving here, even non-tech companies.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 10:17 AM   #2411
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Am I the only one alarmed at the potential increase in traffic? For 2million sqft of office space - with 300sqft per worker - there will be approx 6k additional people commuting through one of the most congested parts of the 880 and 101! There isn't enough housing stock along 1st street to rely VTA!
Traffic there is already TERRIBLE. The only hope is that workers live in a new DTSJ condo and commute on the LR! Or live somewhere along the LR corridor. I'm sure whatever company comes in will provide shuttles but traffic will still be a major problem.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 11:25 AM   #2412
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There isn't enough housing stock along 1st street to rely VTA!
There's a ton under construction and in various stages of development (the NSJ plan allows for up to new 32,000 units). DTSJ will also presumably absorb a lot of these future workers (it looks like Lowe is also proceeding with the first phase of their N1 complex).

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Old December 19th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #2413
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I'll say MicroSoft. Who's in?
It it's a company based in the Valley, then it can't be Amazon or Microsoft.

If we are talking about Fortune 100 and based in the Valley but not in SJ, then it has to be HP, Apple, Intel, Oracle or Google. Google and Apple are doubtful due to major projects elsewhere; HP and Intel do not seem to be in expansion mode, other than off-shore manufacturing. Oracle could consolidate its facilities from around the Bay Area, and Larry does like to get tax waivers and services for free.

Of course, it could be that one or more of the rumors is just wrong.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #2414
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Going by the rumors, it's gotta be apple..
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Old December 19th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #2415
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As for traffic, that is a huge issue. With the frequency of job change in the Valley, putting in local apartments won't be enough. People will be OK for two years and then get a job in Redwood City or Cupertino.

The freeways need major work (which is fortunately already in progress) and rail-bus connections need to be expanded to the new centers in N. Santa Clara and NSJ.

Hopefully these will be more popular than Google's buses in the Mission and SoMa.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 01:03 AM   #2416
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If they moved to those apartments to be close to work, they would probably move again to be close to work if they get a new job (once they see how bad the commute to RWC is), unless of course they buy a condo or a house, then it is likely way too costly to move.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 02:20 AM   #2417
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If they moved to those apartments to be close to work, they would probably move again to be close to work if they get a new job (once they see how bad the commute to RWC is), unless of course they buy a condo or a house, then it is likely way too costly to move.
That's OK for a few years, but like it or not buying a house and taking a car or train is the only real choice. Given the lack of pensions in the tech world, without equity in their houses most retirees are going to spend their retirement panhandling.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 02:25 AM   #2418
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Going by the rumors, it's gotta be apple..
With a campus for 8000 or so going up in Cupertino and a variety of buildings going up in Sunnyvale? They must have quite a future planned.

Not that I have any better guesses. Maybe it's Fortune 100 but not Valley based. Then Dell becomes a possibility.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 04:47 AM   #2419
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You know what guys, I think HP might be a possibility.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 05:18 AM   #2420
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You know what guys, I think HP might be a possibility.
That's not sexy enough for me... I prefer Amazon or Microsoft...better yet Oracle
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