Top San Jose news: Process streamlined to build 'granny units'; ex-Google engineer charged in theft

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in San Jose.

San Jose streamlines permits, approvals to build affordable backyard 'granny units'

Recognizing the permit and approval process for so-called “granny units” as onerous, expensive, and time-consuming, the city of San Jose has streamlined the steps and cut red tape.

Read the full story on CBS San Francisco.

Big downtown San Jose housing development eyed at old tire sales lot

Under a new proposal, 140 residential units would sprout at a now-shuttered tire sales building, which is located at 802 S. First St. at the corner of Virginia Street at the southern edge of downtown.

Read the full story on Mercury News.

Bay Area’s oldest firefighter celebrates 100th at San Jose Fire Museum

Sam Seibert, San Jose’s oldest retired firefighter, began collecting items for the museum collection in 1959.

Read the full story on Mercury News.

Ex-Google engineer charged in Uber self-driving theft case

The indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney's office in San Jose, California, is an offshoot of a lawsuit filed in 2017 by Waymo, a self-driving car pioneer spun off from Google.

Read the full story on PBS NewsHour.

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