Nonprofit, Volunteers Bring Clean-Energy Solar Power to East San Jose Homes

More than 200 corporate sponsors, job trainees, government officials and homeowners came together to help save the planet and lower energy costs by installing solar electric systems on 13 homes in a low-income San Jose neighborhood.

[/media-credit] Volunteers install solar panels.

“This is a dream come true for us,” said Ning Decena, as she watched [...]

Soccer Community Seeks Donations for Future Watson Park Field House

The South Bay soccer community has launched a campaign to raise $250,000 to build a field house next to the popular Watson Park soccer fields.

The private fundraising effort was launched by Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the San Jose Parks Foundation, Northside Neighborhood and San Jose Earthquakes all-star defender Steven Beitashour.

“We can [...]

East San Jose Celebrates Its Everyday Community Heroes at D5 United Event

A super student with a health challenge, a three-time cancer survivor preparing for a university, a legendary community education advocate, a hard-working business owner and the champion for equal access to education.

Nikki and L’Ka Gonzales.

What do they have in common?

They are the first District 5 Heroes who were honored at a recent [...]