McKinley/Bonita Honored for Youth Work

Cesar Rocha with award

The McKinley/Bonita Neighborhood Association has been awarded the Community Values Youth award by Project Cornerstone for involving youth in efforts to make the neighborhood cleaner and safer.

The award was one of seven given at Project Cornerstone’s annual Asset Champions Awards Breakfast at San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel on March 24. [...]

Rain Doesn’t Damper Spirits for Cleanup

Volunteers braved the rain to clean up neighborhoods.

The Great American LIttle Pickup in San Jose on March 19 drew 1,600 volunteers who left their cozy homes on a rainy morning to pick up bottles, cans, plastic bags — and many other discarded items — from streets, parks and trails. The volunteers cleaned up sites [...]

Council Backs Mayor’s Budget Message

The San Jose City Council unanimously approved Mayor Chuck Reed’s March Budget Message, but the action came with a dire warning to the public: The budget deficit is likely to grow in the next two months, and layoffs and service cuts will be severe.

Even with pay and benefit concessions from 11 employee unions, [...]