1086 entries

Articles

Spring into the Spirit Peace

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This week the Dance of Peace made a daily appearance, noticed the signs of spring and encourages you to move beyond any shyness and dance.

"Valley of the Heart" Teatro Puts Silicon Valley's Struggle with Race on Stage

El Teatro Campesino's "Valley of the Heart" serves as a window into the racist past of the country and also Silicon Valley at a time when similar divisive sentiments are boldly and publicly being displayed.

San Jose Councilperson Attempts End-Around to Bring in Controversial "Crime Free Housing Plan"

Today at the City's Rules Committee there will be a vote for the controversial Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program - a program that would facilitate the evictions of entire families for an arrest, not even a conviction of a crime through a new partnership between landlords and SJPD. While the housing department will be recommending that the program not be adopted after a community input process where the majority of the public said no to this program, they are also recommending that the biggest proponents of the program initiate a pilot program in Khamis's District 10.

Casa Chikimalas: A San Jose Badass Women's Collective

Maryela Perez, Estrellita Muñoz, y Cristal Olivas are Las Chikimalas. With intentions of love and growth, Casa Chikimalas is a collective of ladies in San Jose that opened their home as a space for art and music. They work to create a space in which people can connect and collaborate while exposing their art and creating community.

Celebrating Women's Month with Peace

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This week the Dance of Peace shared the love at Cito Famous, a weekly presentation at Iguanas in downtown San Jose.

"Fight for Him, When He No Longer Can" -- Sister of Man Killed in Santa Clara County Jail Compels County to Act

Shannon Tyree, sister to the late Michael Tyree, who died while in the custody of the Santa Clara County Jail, submits a compelling letter from her home in New York to the Blue Ribbon Commission that is charged with making recommendations to improve jail conditions. The commission was formed after the death of Michael Tyree, in which three correctional officers were charged with murdering him. In her letter, she says Michael would be "stunned by how many people are now with him" and that "Santa Clara County has an opportunity to make change that can reverberate in jails across the nation."

More Resources for San Jose Tenants with New Legal Clinic

San Jose tenants have a new monthly renter's legal clinic every fourth Thursday of the month at Sacred Heart Community Service. Read about what coordinator Evelina Nava has encountered with tenants already and the importance of tenants learning about their rights.

Phife Dawg’s Passing Marks The End of an Era

The hip hop world just lost one of the greats yesterday, Malik Isaac Taylor aka emcee Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest lost his battle with his health. Demone Carter, the 2016 Silicon Valley Artist Laureate writes on what his life meant to him, from emcee to emcee.

No Way Out of My Miserable Apartment

Delina Garcia should be a success story, instead she is struggling to get out of a terrible apartment in San Jose infested with roaches and bedbugs, and her story is not unique. After being homeless she secured a full time job, was able to get into an apartment, but the available resources to alleviate her situation and ensure she and her daughter live in a healthy and safe environment - code enforcement, legal help, even going to our local congressperson – have failed her.

Even the Mundane Mingles with the Spirit of Peace

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This week the Dance of Peace joined in a celebration of culture at San Jose State's International House and this gave way to sharing personal experiences on kindness to strangers and even other species.
entries per page: 5 10 25 50 100
Valid XHTML 1.0 Valid CSS