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Articles by Fernando J Perez

How San Jose Gets Down For The Mexican Icon, Selena

The late great Tejana singer Selena is still alive, her spirit roaming one of San Jose's most celebrated parties. The San José collective Sonido Clash compiled the best memories from their 2nd Annual Selena Tribute Party, from a look-alike contest to some of the best DJs spinning her greatest hits, it's the reason why this party has been sold out since they first started.

We are San Jose and We Deserve Real Rent Control

Next Tuesday the San Jose city council will decide on strengthening protections for renters, including the annual allowable increase for rent controlled buildings. Hear from renters who have faced eviction, some living in unsafe conditions and on top of that still given unchecked rent increases that far exceed any wage increases.

San Jose's Latino Sound Party Crew Holds Strong For a Sixth Year Through Downtown Changes

With changes in the nightlife of downtown San José, one crew holds strong to Downtown's original roots: a party for everyone. When a lot of locals feel unwanted in local clubs, Sonido Clash enters their 6th year of keeping downtown San Jose classic and inclusive.

Imagine SJ Showcase RECAP # 2 "San José Food + Drink"

A collaboration between Future Arts Now! and Kooltura Marketing, the ImagineSJ Showcase is a monthly event series that provides a platform for San Jose’s newest most innovative thinking, whether it be in the arts, technology, non-profit or small business. Through performances, presentations, and interactive audience engagement activities, the ImagineSJ Showcase creates a public platform for the introduction of new ideas and great thinking that San Jose needs to know about.

Imagine SJ Showcase RECAP #1 "San José Music"

A collaboration between Future Arts Now, Kooltura Marketing, and Knight Foundation, the ImagineSJ Showcase is a monthly event series providing a platform for San José’s newest most innovative thinking, whether it be in the arts, technology, non-profit or small business. Be a part of tonight's Imagine Sj showcase called Food+Drink from 7:00-8:30pm at the SoFa market.

The "Dusty Shoes" of San Jose Icon Sofia Mendoza - A Memorial

Sofia Mendoza is a San Jose icon, before police brutality was caught on cell phones, before CopWatch, there was Community Alert Patrol -- which Sofia and other San Jose community leaders started. Her pioneering work changed San Jose for the better. Watch the short video put together from her memorial and read the moving speech given by her friend and longtime labor leader Fred Hirsch. Rest in power Sofia.

The 1st Annual San José Japantown Film Fesitval

A committee of community organizations announces a plan for the first San José J-Town Film Fest, scheduled for Friday, May 29, Saturday May 30 and Sunday, May 31.  

Sonido Clash, Takes Away Your Worries this Valentine's with QUITAPENAS

Silicon Valley Collective SONIDO CLASH kicks off 2015 with a special line-up of artists. Dust off your dancing shoes and crease up your finest threads for a Valentine's Eve/Friday the 13th show.

Exodus From "The Jungle": Photo Chronicle of the Closing Days of the Nation's Largest Homeless Encampment

For decades, a creekbed in East San Jose has become a homeless encampment for hundreds of San Jose residents who've lost homes, jobs, families and have no place else to go. But today, "The Jungle," what it's mostly known as, has been shutdown by the City of San Jose. As police supervised, bulldozers wiped the area clean and the homes people made for themselves are now gone. Photographer Jean Melesaine went to meet with the people the night before forced removal, and photographer Charisse Domingo went to meet residents in the morning of its shutdown while people scrambled to see what to do next. At 6am, residents were woken with flashlights, police, and clean-up crews in hazmat suits. These are the photos of a community in Silicon Valley, one of the richest regions in the world, who are now searching for a new home. 

The Cholo Goths Invading San Jose

San Jose based collective Sonido Clash brings new sounds to downtown scene. Prayers (San Diego) + A.D.M. (Synth Pop) DJ V-Rock (SoCal), DJ Basura (Needle to the Groove) and the SC residents Turbo Sonidero, EazyUno, Chatos 1013.
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