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Byline: Joshua Molina
Aug. 9--It's mid-morning in St. James Park, and resting on a bench is Bill Land, a 55-year-old homeless man who is going blind.
Land's living room sofa is a hard bench, and his bedroom mattress is sometimes a patch of grass in the shade. But these days, the park's hard-core homeless increasingly find themselves living in the shadow of multimillion-dollar condos.
While San Jose, like most major cities, has always struggled with how to house the homeless, an infusion of new residents and an effort to lure businesses downtown have sharpened the conflicts that arise when a city attempts to dramatically redevelop itself.
From bridge underpasses and creekbeds to alleys and parking lots, homeless …