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Top San Jose news: Exonerated man sues for wrongful conviction; firefighter hurt battling fire; more

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

San Jose man exonerated after 17 years behind bars sues for wrongful conviction

Lionel Rubalcava has spent the past year making up for a lot of lost time. Seventeen years, to be exact: The period he spent jailed or imprisoned until he was exonerated for a shooting he was miles away from.

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San Jose activist pushes for mural honoring Gilroy shooting victim

Keyla Salazar had her whole life ahead of her when she was shot in the chest at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in 2019, just days before her 14th birthday.

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San Jose: Firefighter injured battling 2-alarm brush fire

A firefighter was hurt while battling a two-alarm brush fire in San Jose on Monday, authorities said.

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As illegal fireworks are on the rise, San Jose hopes to crack down

While Fourth of July celebrations are canceled across the South Bay due to coronavirus restrictions — aside from Gilroy's plans for an abnormally high display Saturday — some residents have started recreating traditions on their own — illegally.

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Downtown San Jose office tower unveiled, contains coronavirus-era features

A dramatic new office tower is being eyed in downtown San Jose, a high-rise that would be crafted with elements that contain safety features and amenities for the coronavirus era.

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