Tuesday, June 22

Tag: California

No Garden of Earthly Delights
Culture, Demographics

No Garden of Earthly Delights

By Sharon Simonson EAST SAN JOSE— Eleven years after the city and the Viet Heritage Society agreed to terms for the VHS to build the four-acre Vietnamese Heritage Gardens in San Jose’s Kelley Park, the city says that the unfinished project has become a health and safety hazard and that it must take control to finish the work. But directors of the Vietnamese community organization led by Dr. Ngai X. Nguyen are contesting the pullback. They say in a letter to City Manager Norberto Duenas that the city “has always had total control,” including selecting the project contractor in 2011, and has “under-funded” the effort by more than $1.5 million. They allege that the city foisted millions of dollars in infrastructure to prepare the property for development on the nonprofit while er...
Census Bureau: U.S. Startups Aren’t Creating Jobs Like They Used To
The Web

Census Bureau: U.S. Startups Aren’t Creating Jobs Like They Used To

U.S. startup companies — those founded within a given calendar year — aren’t creating jobs at the pace that U.S. startups have in the past, according to new Business Dynamics Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2006, at their pre-recession peak, U.S. startups contributed 3.5 million new jobs compared to 1 million from firms 26 years or older. In 2013, the older companies again produced 1 million new jobs for the first time since 2006, but startup companies produced only 2.3 million. California startups produced more new jobs than startups nationally on average.         //
It’s Official: San Jose Has A Million Residents
Demographics

It’s Official: San Jose Has A Million Residents

San Jose is now among the 10 American cities with a population of a million or more, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. By Sharon Simonson New York remains the nation's most populous city with nearly 8.5 million people. It gained 52,700 residents in the year that ended July 1. That was the greatest numeric increase among all U.S. cities. California now has three cities with a million or more people: Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, tying the state with rival Texas, which has Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, for lead among states. San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego and Irvine were all among the nation's 15 largest numerical gainers. San Jose added not quite 12,000 residents in the year; Los Angeles not quite 31,000; San Diego, 21,225. San Franc...