Local Artists Work Their Magic on Dull Utility Boxes Along San Jose Streets

View slide show of San Jose’s Art Boxes

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Utility box transformed into work of art.

Once-drab utility boxes in Downtown San Jose and nearby neighborhoods now show off colorful birds, zany dogs and abstract faces created by local artists who joined the ArtBox Project SJ.

The project was launched in September 2010 [...]

Budget Message Approval Triggers Planning for Library, Center Openings

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Seven Trees Community Center and Library

The San Jose City Council gave unanimous approval to Mayor Chuck Reed’s budget message, giving hope to residents who have been waiting for the city to open four new libraries and a community center promised to them years ago and paid for by property owners.

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2012-2013 Budget May Fund Opening Four New Libraries, Community Center

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Bascom Community Center and Library

San Jose residents who have been waiting for as long as a year and a half to set grand opening dates for four new branch libraries and a community center may be able to mark their calendars in the next few months.

Mayor Chuck Reed’s budget messagedirects [...]