The Berryessa District or North Valley in San Jose, California is located in the northeast portion of the city, between Coyote Creek and the Diablo Range foothills. The neighborhood borders Milpitas
along Landess Avenue to the north and the Alum Rock neighborhood of East San Jose along Mabury Road to the south. The name comes from a member of the prominent Basque–Spanish Berreyesa family: Nicolas Berreyesa, a
Californio settler who was granted Rancho Milpitas in 1834. The residential neighborhood is part of the Fourth City Council District, along with Alviso, and was represented by Chuck Reed prior to his election
as Mayor of San Jose. The district representative is now Kansen Chu. The name North Valley is sometimes used by locals to refer to Berryessa.Informal use of the term sometimes also includes parts of Milpitas and Alviso
to mean the northern portion of the Santa Clara Valley.