Mayor Recommends Continuing CAP Grant Program for Neighborhood Projects

Cleanups are popular grant-funded projects.

San Jose’s Community Action and Pride grant program appears to be headed for another year of funding thanks to money leftover from previous years and support from Mayor Chuck Reed.

Lobbying also came from neighborhood associations who signed an online petition launched by D5 United, a San Jose City […]

Pension Reform Battle Moves to Ballot; State Committee OKs Audit Request

Jesse Jones

Employee reacts to testimony.

San Jose’s pension reform battle will move to the June 5 election ballot and possibly a courtroom after a divided City Council voted to let the public decide how escalating employee pension costs should be managed in the future to avoid severe service cuts to residents.

The 8-3 vote on […]

East San Jose Teens’ Message to Graffiti Taggers: Stop Vandalism; Paint a Mural

Geraldo Lopez has a message for the tagger who marred a mural created by teens in East San Jose: Try painting one yourself.

Jesse Jones

Karla Arango repaints a segment of the damaged mural.

“They don’t actually have to be tagging and doing all kinds of stuff all over the streets,” Lopez said. “(They) might […]