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Top San Jose news: Earthquake simulator to close; mayors propose making PG&E customer owned; more

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in San Jose.

The Tech is closing one of its original exhibits soon

The popular earthquake simulator at the Tech Interactive, which opened in 1998, will be retired at the end of the year.

Read the full story on The Mercury News.

San Jose could further weaken rent control ordinance amid other housing policy changes

Developers say many projects don’t pencil out, but affordable housing advocates say changes could increase displacement.

Read the full story on Mercury News.

Senior homes, memory care center, planned in downtown San Jose

A 75-unit project is being planned in downtown San Jose for the corner of West San Carlos Street and Gifford Avenue, according to Urban Catalyst, which teamed up to develop the senior housing with Thang Do, who is the principal executive at San Jose-based Aedis Architects. 

Read the full story on Mercury News.

Developers, housing advocates at odds over plan for more affordable homes in San Jose

Affordable housing advocates and property owners have attacked a plan the San Jose City Council is considering to spur renovation and new development of rent-controlled properties.

Read the full story on CBS San Francisco.

22 mayors, including San Jose's, pushing to make PG&E customer owned

Another idea has surfaced for how to save PG&E, while giving customers a safe, reliable service. A coalition of mayors and county supervisors has written a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission to consider making PG&E a "customer-owned utility."

Read the full story on ABC Bay Area, KGO.

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