East San Jose

East San Jose

East San Jose school district to tackle violence

An East San Jose school district  is responding to community safety concerns after a string of violent campus incidents, but teachers and parents want long-term preventive measures. East Side Union High School District Superintendent Glenn Vander Zee has agreed to establish a school safety task force comprised of teachers, administrators, parents, students and board members...

San Jose ex-politician won’t give up social media accounts

A former San Jose councilmember is posturing as an elected official on social media, despite multiple demands by the city to turn over these official accounts. Former Councilmember Maya Esparza is holding the District 7 social media accounts and associated websites hostage, even as the city attorney, manager, clerk and current Councilmember Bien Doan have requested she...

East San Jose walking trail will be expanded

Twenty years after East San Jose residents began advocating for more open spaces in their community, city leaders have completed a key step in expanding the neighborhood’s celebrated Five Wounds Trail. The San Jose City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to acquire the final parcel of land needed to complete the trail from VTA at no...

‘The time for words is done’: San Jose school shaken by violence

After numerous trespassers assaulted students and staff at an East San Jose high school, outraged teachers and parents are demanding immediate security changes. Two separate, life-threatening incidents have rocked James Lick High School in the East Side Union High School District. In response, the school community is insisting the district implement heightened security, bring police...

Raging Waters in San Jose goes under

Surf rock echoed from the gates of Raging Waters amusement park in San Jose today, but no one was around to hear it. The water park in East San Jose has shut down after 38 years. The 23-acre theme park originally opened its doors in 1985 and housed 14 water slides and a 350,000-gallon wave...

San Jose celebrates first annual Lowrider Day

San Jose City Hall was inundated with music and fanfare today as residents and visitors celebrated lowriding, a subculture centered around the customization of cars. San Jose has long been a hub for lowriding since its initial popularity in the 1940s, with roots in the city’s substantial Latino population. A cornerstone of the lowriding culture...

San Jose officials want to expedite toxic spill cleanup

Toxins from a fuel spill eight years ago at an abandoned East San Jose building continue to pollute the soil, and city leaders are pushing to expedite cleanup efforts before another environmental disaster. Councilmember Peter Ortiz is rallying support from colleagues to form an intergovernmental committee to create a timeline for removing the contamination at...

Santa Clara County preserves affordable apartments for seniors

San Jose housing advocates are praising a deal between county and federal agencies to preserve affordable housing for low-income seniors on the east side of the city. The Santa Clara County Housing Authority purchased Girasol Apartments and Jardines Paloma Blanca last week from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for $4.15 million and...

East San Jose gets early learning center

East San Jose is primed to help its youngest residents with a new center to shape their academic future. The Cesar Chavez Early Learning Center opened its doors to the community today. The early learning center will focus on providing educational opportunities and services to children up to age 5. Alum Rock Union Elementary School...