East San Jose

East San Jose

San Jose dedicates funds to maintain its oldest park

The oldest municipal park in California just celebrated its 150th birthday, and yet its upkeep doesn’t get the love and respect it deserves. Nestled amid the rugged foothills of the Diablo mountains, Alum Rock Park offers 720 acres for residents and became critical open space during the COVID-19 pandemic when people were stuck indoors. Children who...

Crossing San Jose streets may become less dangerous

One of San Jose’s most dangerous roads will receive multi-million-dollar funding from the state to reduce accidents and fatalities. The city is receiving $10 million in state funding to install more street lights, build out bike lanes and other protective measures around Senter Road. The 4.7-mile stretch from Monterey Road to Story Road ranks sixth...

Eastside Dreams: Highlighting the history of East San Jose

Until this month, East San Jose’s history was a gaping hole in the city’s local libraries. The community, often overlooked and neglected, did not see itself at all reflected in Silicon Valley’s history books. That all changed with a single question. A San Jose State student was looking to learn more about the city’s lowriding culture and asked...

Hot classroom sign of bigger issue in East San Jose

An East San Jose classroom reaching nearly 90 degrees—and a deafening silence from administrators to keep it in working order—is the latest example of underinvestment and inequities in one of the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. A classroom at Renaissance Academy at Fischer Middle School, located at 1720 Hopkins Drive in San Jose, became unbearable this past...