A proposal to bring new life to an old mall in West San Jose is now under public review. Developer Sand Property Co. wants to transform the El Paseo de Saratoga shopping center and the surrounding area at Saratoga Avenue and Lawrence Expressway into what it calls a ‘lifestyle community.’
San Jose has one of the largest Vietnamese populations in the U.S., and now, a brand new building known as the Vietnamese American Service Center will soon help serve the estimated 140,000 residents in the area.
A statue in San Jose that has been a source of controversy even before it was installed, now finally appears to be headed to a storage yard. The statue displays former San Jose mayor Thomas Fallon holding a flag in San Jose while he was a captain in the Mexican–American War in 1846, after the U.S. had just taken possession of California.