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San Jose Wants to Revive Neighborhoods Commission


A San Jose citizen commission that represents neighborhoods hasn't convened for more than six months due to a lack of members. One councilmember has an idea how to revive it.

Gas Leaf Blower Use Continues Despite Ban


Leaf blowers have been banned from Los Altos since 1991, but there are plenty of violators each and every month.

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More than 9,000 in South County lose power due to storm

Thousands of PG&E customers throughout South County were without power Tuesday afternoon due to strong winds and extreme weather from the latest atmospheric river storm that struck the region. As of 2:45pm March 14, more than 9,000 electricity customers in …

Image caption: Caltrans has received $680,000 in federal funding to explore alternatives for reconnecting communities along the I-980 in Oakland.
Rerouting Past Wrongs

California lawmakers are exploring ways to reconnect urban neighborhoods torn asunder during the interstate highway construction boom of the 1950s and ’60s.

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Houyee Chow-Jiménez and Nick Ybarra’s Mural of Pride

Two summers ago, artist Houyee Chow-Jiménez responded to an open call on Instagram. Project MORE—a nonprofit serving LGBTQ+ people in Northern California—sought muralists to brighten a downtown San Jose alleyway.  Funded by the city of San Jose and private business …

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Lacey Bryant Presents Her New 9,450-Square-foot Mural

While walking north on 1st or 2nd Street from downtown San Jose, it’s hard to miss the city’s newest—and likely longest—street mural spanning the entire block on the exterior wall of the Ryland Mews apartment building. The 9,450-square-foot mural by …

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Breath of Life

Only in San Jose would a photo of South First Street from the downtrodden ’70s trigger my enthusiasm for the live music festivals currently on the horizon. Plus, sometimes one just needs to revisit the despair of the past in …

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East Side Dreams

The voice that opens East Side San Jose, the new album by Ivan Flores & Discos Resaca Collective, glows with a warmth as familiar as the sun rising over the Diablo Range. “Hot day, hot day South Bay,” chimes Chuy …

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LGS Recreation Receives ‘Key to the Community’

LGS Recreation honored for efforts On May 5, at the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) District 4 Awards & Volunteer Recognition Dinner, LGS Recreation received the Key to the Community Award for the contributions of the 55 Plus Program …

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ID Checks, Wristbands, Other Changes Coming to Downtown Promenades

The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce has been busy planning this summer’s downtown Promenades, with the first two scheduled for June 16 and 23 from 5-9pm. As was the case last summer, the town will close Santa Cruz Avenue to …

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Rite Aid to close Los Gatos location

Pharmacy and discount grocery store Rite Aid is closing its Los Gatos Boulevard location. A spokesperson for the corporation told the Los Gatan the last day it will be open to the public will be May 4. “A decision to …

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The ‘Sounds of Summer’ return to Los Gatos

Plans are underway for this summer’s return of Music in the Park, the downtown Promenades and the 20th annual Jazz on the Plazz concert series. Los Gatans are so eager for summer fun that Jazz founder Teri Hope has been …

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