Freedom rings in Central Park with yearly Independence Day celebration
By David Alexander
Central Park brimmed with stars and stripes Monday. Flags flew from almost every conceivable surface. Several people wore plastic Uncle Sam hats. Old Glory adorned the faces of school-aged children in the form of face paint. One toddler’s T-Shirt read “Free to be cool.”
The park, located at 900 Kiely Blvd. in Santa Clara, teemed with people for the Independence Day celebration. People set up tents, enjoyed barbecue, pushed children on swings and listened to music that seemed to pour directly from the trees.
Edith Barbosa, 17, of Menlo Park, came out with her father Isidro Sanchez and her six younger sisters. As the oldest of the bunch, she said the event was a good way to spend time with the family playing volleyball and enjoying the nice weather.
“And also celebrating the importance of what happened (the American Revolution),” she said. “Fourth of July is a basic symbol of freedom...
Santa Clara Rotary Celebrates 80 Years of Service
By Carolyn Schuk
From making sure that every elementary school student starts the school year with properly-fitting new shoes through its "Steps for Success," to teaching young people how to take and idea and build a business around it through its Enterprise Leadership Conference, Rotary Club of Santa Clara is an active presence in the city.
And Santa Clara Rotary's good work reaches beyond city boundaries through natural disaster relief programs...