Our City Forest’s Nursery Provides Place to Nurture Trees, Educate the Community

Our City Forest’s new two-acre nursery is more than a place to store, nurture and grow trees.

“The unique thing about this nursery is that it’s equally intended to be a training center for the community,” said Rhonda Berry, Our City Forest’s CEO. “So while we’re cultivating trees and distributing trees, we are also providing […]

Council Slices CDBG Pie With Focus on Neighborhoods, Senior Services, Housing

Watch the CDBG Hearing and Council Debate In what San Jose City Councilmember Rose Herrera called “phase two” of the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, the council unanimously approved a plan to spend federal funding to continue work in three areas of the defunct SNI program.

Blue area designate where CDBG can be spent.

After hearing 90 […]

East San Jose Hearing Sheds Light on High Rate of Latino Youth in Foster Care

Watch a rebroadcast of the hearing on Cal Channel

San Jose’s newest historic landmark and birthplace of the farm workers’ labor movement served as a hearing chamber on Friday, January 6, as legislators, child welfare experts and community leaders came together to explore the why Latino children comprise nearly 60 percent of foster care […]