February 22, 2024
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New logo for downtown Campbell

Downtown Campbell is changing its identity, or at least the logo it uses on its identity banners.

The new logo is the work of Sally-Anne Peterson, board member for the Downtown Campbell Business Association (DCBA) and owner of Quintessential Real Estate.

While the DCBA been searching for a new look for the Downtown Campbell brand for years, the water tower logo designed by Sonya Paz over 15 years ago isn’t going to completely disappear anytime soon. Paz’s logo has been used as the identity banner for downtown Campbell since 2008. The DCBA estimates it’ll be a year or two before the transition is finished, as the website is getting an overhaul sometime in the first half of 2024.

YSI gets county grant

Santa Clara County recently approved grants for the expansion of two local youth environmental education programs: the Youth Science Institute (YSI) and O’Neill Sea Odyssey (OSO).

The nonprofit YSI  provides hands-on learning to 30,000 students annually through its science summer camps, school and community events, and safaris at its education centers in Alum Rock Park in San Jose; Sanborn County Park in Saratoga and Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos.

The $125,000 grant to YSI will expand the organization’s reach and cover both programming and transportation for an estimated 3,987 students.

OSO provides free firsthand marine science learning for 5,000 fourth- through sixth-graders and students with disabilities annually. The $250,000 grant from the county will enable the San Jose-based nonprofit to expand its educational programming to 80 additional classes from under-resourced Santa Clara County schools.