Alviso is a small community in Santa Clara County, California. It is located at the north end of San Jose where it meets the southern end of the San Francisco Bay.
The Guadalupe River and Coyote Creek both end at Alviso, emptying into the Bay through the Alviso Slough. In 1983, Alviso was victim to severe flooding caused by El Niņo.
Alviso was first settled in the 1700s. The city was incorporated on March 4, 1852, and ceased to exist when it was annexed by the city of San Jose on March 12, 1968, following a 189 to 180 vote in favor of annexation.
Originally, Alviso was a boating and shipping port, the primary transportation link for the city of San Jose. That usage declined with the growth in railroad transportation between San Francisco and San Jose.
Today, shipping and industry have left Alviso, leaving it mostly as a residential neighborhood.
Web Sites and Links
ABAG.org: Alviso Town and SloughPhotos and descriptions of the town and the Alviso Slough Trail.
ACME Building MaintenanceDelivers custodial and building maintenance services. Includes services, training and employment.
AlvisoBrief history and photos.
Alviso and DrawbridgePhotos of the marsh.
Alviso Residents Fight Proposed Housing DevelopmentSilicon Valley Business Journal details locals' battle with Cisco to maintain the community's small-town feel.
Alviso.orgLocal news and directory of community organizations.
Cisco, KB Home Cancel Plans for Single Family HomesPlans to build 700 homes on a half-developed Cisco campus are scrapped.
Community of AlvisoLocal news, information, and guide to local business and organizations. Includes draft text of the Alviso Master Plan.
Elusive AlvisoFrom the Soft Underbelly of San Jose, a series of photoessays on the mysteries and marvels of Alviso.
Environmental Education CenterSchedule of events at the education center of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Galedrige Construction CompanyAsphalt maintenance and engineering company describes services and equipment.
Ghost town: AlvisoBrief history, plus photos of older buildings and the Bayside Cannery Mural.
Hungry Developers Head for AlvisoLooking for land, developers move into the village. From Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Mayne Elementary SchoolProvides bilingual education in multi-age classrooms.
North Valley OilUsed oil hauler serves the San Francisco Bay Area.
Pin High Golf ClubAn associate club of the Northern California Golf Association, plays tournaments from January through October. Tournament schedule, membership information, and leader board.
Santa Visits AlvisoNonprofit organization brings Christmas to local youth and encourages reading. Includes photos of marsh.
South Bay Asbestos AreaDescribes location, asbestos contamination, and site investigation activities for Superfund site also known as "Alviso Dumping Areas."
Watchin' the Tidelands Roll AwayVillage faces invasion of high-tech developments with dismay. From Metroactive.