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San Jose Google Project Community Town Hall Meeting in Gardner raises serious questions about living wages, affordable housing, and community displacement

Neighborhood activists and residents met together at the Gardner Community center on Monday, 20th November to talk about Google’s proposed mega-campus in San Jose.  

Tuesday 21 November 2017 · Leave a comment

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in downtown San Jose

San Jose residents joined the social movement when a group of organized citizens marched from downtown’s St. James Park to Theater Plaza in front of the Hammer Theatre and the Paseo de San Antonio on Second Street.  On behalf of World Day of Remembrance, a memorial walk and demonstration occurred this past Sunday, 19th November.  California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra spoke to the families participating in the event organized by The San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets and California Walks. 

Tuesday 21 November 2017 · Leave a comment

The Founding of the City of San Jose, Celebrating 240 Years at the Peralta Adobe & Fallon House

At the Peralta Adobe on Saturday, 19th November, the city of San Jose celebrated 240 years since the founding of El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe.  Considered the city’s birthday, the official date is technically on November 29, 1777.

Monday 20 November 2017 · Leave a comment

LINCOLN AVENUE “ROAD DIET” TRIAL NOW INSTALLED; Willow Glen gets information and feedback

Lincoln Avenue has now been temporarily painted-up and reconfigured as of Friday morning 27th February.  Because of an expected rain storm, the road diet jumped ahead of schedule by a day or … Continue reading

Friday 27 February 2015 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE ELECTION 2014 and THE MYTH OF AMERICA’S “SAFEST BIG CITY”; Starting on a doubtful premise (editorial, part 2 of 3)

San Jose, the nation’s tenth largest city, has somehow shaped itself within the urban legend of being America’s so-called “safest big city”; that’s despite the controversies associated with such rankings.  … Continue reading

Thursday 30 October 2014 · Leave a comment

LOS GATOS UNIVERSITY/EDELEN HISTORIC DISTRICT: HARRY PERRIN HOME, IMPROVEMENTS

THE HISTORIC HARRY PERRIN HOME IN LOS GATOS IS SEEN WITH ADDED IMPROVEMENTS AS OF THIS MID-JULY 2014, SUCH AS PART OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ZONE CHANGE IN THE UNIVERSITY/EDELEN … Continue reading

Tuesday 15 July 2014 · Leave a comment

RESTAURANTEUR’s “BON ANNIVERSAIRE”: TWO-ALARM FIRE DEVASTATES MANRESA, DAVID KINCH’S LOS GATOS TWO-STAR MICHELIN RESTAURANT (BEHIND THE BARRICADES)

A WEEK AFTER A TWO-ALARM FIRE DEVASTATED DAVID KINCH’S MICHELIN TWO-STAR RESTAURANT IN LOS GATOS, THE BUILDING REMAINS COMPLETELY BARRICADED BEHIND A CYCLONE FENCE AND THE RESTAURANT CLOSED FOR SERVICE TO … Continue reading

Monday 14 July 2014 · Leave a comment

CENTURY 21 THEATERS, “SAVE THE DOMES,” BECOMES “ELIGIBLE” FOR NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

THE “CENTURY 21 THEATER,” NOW “ELIGIBLE” FOR THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, IS CELEBRATED BY LOCAL GROUPS— PRESERVATION ACTION COUNCIL of SAN JOSE & CALIFORNIA PIONEERS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY — AS ONE OF VINCENT RANEY’S … Continue reading

Monday 14 July 2014 · Leave a comment

DROUGHT CONDITIONS IMPACT LOS GATOS CREEK & OUTLYING AREAS

A TOUR OF LOS GATOS CREEK PROVIDES EVIDENCE OF CALIFORNIA’S SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS, as they were evoked by Governor Brown’s “Proclamation of a Continued State of Emergency,” aside from Santa Clara Valley Water District’s neighborhood updates, stream alerts and … Continue reading

Saturday 12 July 2014 · Leave a comment

SJ CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS BAN of E-CIGARETTES (UNDECIDED); FOLLOWS COUNTY & OTHER CITIES

SAN JOSE COUNCILMEMBERS CONSIDERED BANNING E-CIGARETTES AT ANY BUILDING OWNED, LEASED OR OCCUPPIED BY THE CITY.   While a decision seems not to be concluded yet, the matter was mentioned in the … Continue reading

Wednesday 9 July 2014 · Leave a comment

STEVE HOLMES — CREEK & RIVER ACTIVIST — LAUNCHES FRIENDS OF GUADALUPE RIVER

STEVE HOLMES, FOUNDER OF FRIENDS OF LOS GATOS CREEK, IS NOW LAUNCHING A “FRIENDS OF GUADALUPE RIVER” Steve Holmes announced his plans back on 13 June 2014 at a Facebook … Continue reading

Tuesday 8 July 2014 · Leave a comment

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