After last year’s flooding, San José officials say city is prepared for the rainy season
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Barrio Chino
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After last year’s flooding, San José officials say city is prepared for the rainy season

L. Arias - May 2, 2016

The first showers of the rainy season have fallen throughout most of Costa Rica, and in the capital, officials say they have taken appropriate measures to prevent the kind…

Street fair raises funds, ruffles feathers in downtown San José
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Street fair raises funds, ruffles feathers in downtown San José

The Tico Times - April 8, 2016

A line of white tents along the Plaza de la Cultura has caused controversy in recent days, with capital-dwellers complaining about the obstruction of a busy pedestrian…

Car-free Sundays on Paseo Colón: nine blocks of fun and fresh air
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chepe scenes
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Car-free Sundays on Paseo Colón: nine blocks of fun and fresh air

Katherine Stanley - February 27, 2016

Summer Sundays are days for leisure, for friends and family, and for fun. The Municipality of San José’s Committee on Sports and Recreation and the Ministry of…

Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rican capital hit by heavy rains, flash floods

Zach Dyer - October 27, 2015

https://twitter.com/wazecr/status/659141318539673600 The rainy season might be on its way out but it certainly wanted leave us with something to remember. Thunderstorms doused the San José metro area…

Don’t like public urination? There’s pee-proof paint for that
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City Living
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Don’t like public urination? There’s pee-proof paint for that

Zach Dyer - October 20, 2015

Not even the rains that have finally started in earnest this year seem to be enough to clean off the many San José sidewalks and corners that are awash in…

Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José
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Newsletter
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Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José

Zach Dyer - October 14, 2015

Like the saying goes: September showers bring October…sinkholes. The rainy season finally started in earnest in these last few weeks and the arrival of heavy rains has…

Environment and Wildlife
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Afternoon thunderstorm floods downtown San José

Zach Dyer - September 25, 2015

https://twitter.com/rutaalterna/status/647512742652329984 Looks like the rain finally showed up. A torrential downpour Friday afternoon left several blocks of downtown San José underwater. The flood on Second Avenue in…

Former San José Mayor Johnny Araya to run again for his old job
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Johnny Araya
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Former San José Mayor Johnny Araya to run again for his old job

L. Arias - September 7, 2015

Ex-presidential candidate and former San José Mayor Johnny Araya last Saturday officially announced his bid to run again for mayor, but with a different political party. Araya will run…

Officials in Costa Rica’s capital ‘evacuate’ 60,000 people during earthquake drill
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Earthquake
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Officials in Costa Rica’s capital ‘evacuate’ 60,000 people during earthquake drill

L. Arias - September 3, 2015

Employees of the National Insurance Institute at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 leave their offices in downtown San José to move to a designated safe area…

Costa Rica’s capital to run earthquake drill Thursday
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Earthquake
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Costa Rica’s capital to run earthquake drill Thursday

L. Arias - August 31, 2015

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, emergency sirens, text messages and highway alerts on electronic billboards will report that a magnitude-6.5 earthquake just shook Costa Rica’s…