SAN JOSE (KCBS)— Tens of thousands turned out along two miles of streets in the Shasta Hanchett neighborhood in San Jose Monday for the fourth annual Rose, White and Blue Parade.
The Fourth of July parade is put on by the Alameda Business Association and goes through one of the oldest neighborhoods in San Jose. Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager is a neighborhood resident and spoke from a classic car he was riding.
“I’ve never seen so many people lined up on the streets of San Jose for a parade,” said Yeager. “It really has one of those home-grown kind of middle America kind of feels to it,” he said.
Yeager said these are tough economic times and that fireworks displays have been cut to make sure that essential police and fire services can be funded.
KCBS’ Betsy Gebhart Reports:
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