Budget Game Puts Neighborhood Leaders, Youth in the Priority-Setting Hot Seat

Photos by Dorian Silva

Gathered around a table at San Jose City Hall, eights acting budgetmakers generated $100 million in sales and parcel taxes and spent $124.1 million to restore services cut in past years. They voted to reopen community centers and libraries, pave streets, bolster public safety and boost anti-gang efforts. And they did [...]

Giant Sycamore That Led the Way Begins New Chapter in San Jose’s History

More History on the Sycamore Sentinel From the Northside Neighborhood Association

Photos by Dorian Silva Sentinel moves into San Jose History Park.

Early visitors to San Jose who traveled in carriages and stagecoaches knew they had reached their destination when they saw a giant tree in the distance.

The 100-foot-tall Western Sycamore on [...]

Plan to Consolidate Volunteer Boards and Commissions Draws Fire at Meeting

The first community meeting on a cost-savings plan to consolidate dozens of San Jose boards and commissions drew sharp criticism and passionate pleas to reconsider the idea.

Neighborhoods Commission members

City Clerk Dennis Hawkins has set two more meetings to get public opinion on the proposed plan — 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27, and [...]