Santee Center Gets a Grassroots Makeover

New fence for Santee

Gone is the 10-foot-high chain-link fence that once was topped by barbed wire, making Santee Neighborhood Action Center look like more like a detention center than a safe place for families to receive services.

Today, a new wooden split rail fence built by volunteers circles the modular building at 1535 Santee [...]

Volunteers Help Old Roses Find New Homes

From old MLK to Joyce Ellington Library

Roses bushes and rose trees planted decades ago near the old Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Downtown San Jose have found new homes in neighborhood public spaces.

Come summer, Joyce Ellington Branch Library, Ryland Park and Bestor Art Park will be awash in color with blossoms from [...]

Mayor: Cuts to Retirement Benefits Vital to SJ

Mayor Chuck Reed

By Janice Rombeck NeighborWebSJ Editor

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed called on city unions to agree to significant cuts in retirement benefits to help fill a $110 million gap in next year’s budget and save the city from laying off hundreds of police and firefighters and closing libraries and community centers.

Confident [...]