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San Jose community briefs for the week of Nov. 27


SJSU gets endowed

San Jose State University received three massive anonymous donations for students in the school’s technology programs. The endowments—for $1 million each—will cover tuition for select students at Lucas College, the Graduate School of Business, the College of Science and the College of Engineering.

Christmas in another park

Christmas in the Park, a lights and decoration display that has been a downtown tradition for decades, will take place this year in History Park. The annual event is usually held at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, but as COVID-19 rates spike ahead of the winter holiday season, Christmas in the Park will be a drive-through experience, running Nov. 27-Jan. 3.

The nonprofit that has run the event since 2012 said that this year, concessions and vendors—which bring in funds to help keep the event alive—have been cut dramatically. So, for the first time, the event will require an admission fee. Tickets are $10-$40 at www.christmasinthepark.com.

Traffic safety grant

San Jose has received funds from the state’s Office of Traffic Safety to bolster its bicycle and pedestrian safety efforts. The $110,000 grant will go toward programs like bike helmet distribution and inspections, and for classes for children and older residents.

Neighborhood Notes

WILLOW GLEN>>This year’s commemorative Willow Glen ornament is officially available. For the past nine years, the Willow Glen Business Association has sold limited-edition ornaments that highlight different community spaces around the neighborhood. This year’s features a larger-than-life Santa Claus sitting in front of the Willow Glen Branch Library. The ornaments are sold at stores throughout Willow Glen, including Hicklebee’s Children’s Bookstore, and proceeds will benefit the business association.

 

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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