San Jose

  • The very teal and very 'San Jose' mural is in limbo as Google announces it will build in the downtown area. Photo Credit: Mauricio Rodriguez/Todd Miller

    The Popular “Welcome to San Jose” Mural Could Disappear

    Local Arts Future Unknown as Google Development Materializes Estephany Haro El Observador One of the most iconic murals of San Jose could disappear in the near future. The “Welcome to San Jose” mural by South Bay native artist J. Corbeaux is one of the most popular art pieces in...
  • Elijah Santana-Peña, a graduate of Summit Schools, will be attending California State University at Monterey Bay. Photo Credit: Passion Art Photography

    San Jose Summit Schools Celebrate 98 Percent of Students Accepted to College

    A decade since its first graduating class, Summit celebrates college-bound rates above 90 percent at all of its schools REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Summit Public Schools recently announced that an average of 98 percent of seniors at both of its San Jose schools, Summit Rainier and Summit Tahoma, have...
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    Should a San Jose Law Limit the City’s Cooperation with ICE?

    Estephany Haro El Observador Ever since President Donald Trump took office, fear has become the new norm for immigrant families who fear deportation and being separated from their loved ones by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Even though deportation is nothing new to families across the U.S....
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    San José City Council Enacts Community Choice Energy

    San José Clean Energy, which will become largest single-city CCE in nation, will give customers a choice of electricity provider, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generate local jobs SAN JOSE, Calif. – On Tuesday May 16th, the San José City Council voted to form a Community Choice Energy (CCE)...
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  • May Day 2017 in San José, CA began at the Mexican Heritage Plaza on Monday May 1st, 2017. Photo Credit: Arturo Hilario

    May Day Marches Bring Voices Out

    Thousands gather to voice their support for immigrants, workers Arturo Hilario El Observador “May Day” for the year 2017 was unique because it brought all of the anxieties of the first 100 days of the new Trump Administration to the forefront. Immigration, economy, and employment were all key ingredients...
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    San José Receives $200k to Explore the Use of Responsible Smart Technology

    The Knight Foundation also awarded Akron, Boston, Detroit, Miami and Philadelphia similar funding San José, Calif. –  The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded the City of San José $200,000 in funding to explore how to develop and implement smart technology in cities in responsible and...
  • Patrick J. McGrath, Bishop of San Jose. Photo Credit: The Diocese of San Jose

    Easter 2017

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Without the devastation of Good Friday, we could never appreciate the wonder of Easter and the joy of the Resurrection.  Only in the context of the utter defeat of the Cross can the Empty Tomb be invested with meaning.  Where death had seemed to conquer,...
  • Rosalinda Rocha, a sixth grade teacher at an Alpha Public School. Photo Credit: Alpha Public Schools

    ALPHA PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ TEACHER RESIDENCY PROGRAM DOUBLES IN SIZE

    Now in its second year, mentor-based preparation program combats hiring challenges  EAST SAN JOSÉ, Calif. – While most schools across California are struggling to find enough teachers, an Alpha Public Schools initiative to get more highly effective educators leading San José classrooms, Project 408, more than doubled in size....