Safe and Green Event Provides Free Costumes, Environmental Lessons

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Ricardo Rubio, 3, with his decorated pumpkin. He won 2nd place in his category.

Shopping for a costume at the fifth annual Safe and Green Halloween event near McKinley Elementary School was limited to five minutes, but you couldn’t beat the price – free.

About 600 [...]

‘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.” [...]

Special Meeting Set to Explore Pensions

Just three days after approving a budget that leaves San Jose with a smaller workforce earning less pay, libraries open four day a week, community centers looking for operators and 100 fewer police officers on the streets, the San Jose City Council will be back at work on Friday, June 24, trying to stave off [...]