San Jose Council District Boundaries Shift Slightly in Approved Redistricting Plan

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The San Jose City Council made official a proposed plan for redrawing council district boundaries with an 11-1 vote and criticism from Councilman Pete Constant.

The Redistricting Advisory Commission, a committee of volunteers representing each district, offered the council a plan the commission had approved in May that equalizes the populations [...]

San Jose Artist’s Poster Embodies Spirit of VivaFest! Theme: We Are All Travelers

The artist who designed and illustrated this year’s poster for VivaFest!, the 20th annual San Jose Mariachi Festival, is a San Jose native and resident who wanted to tell the story of his immigrant family. In doing so, he captured the festival theme: “We Are All Travelers.”

Alfonso Enrique Salazar is a local artist [...]

‘Trust’ Restored to San Jose Community Mural Project Damaged by Tagger

"TRUST" restored to mural.

The message conveyed on the mural in San Jose’s Little Portugal is simple yet powerful: Community, Hope, Trust and Tolerance.

At a time when graffiti tags are on the rise, this mural stood unmarred for more than a year. Then a few weeks ago, a vandal took away the “Trust.” [...]