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“LAS POSADAS” HOLIDAY CELEBRATION in San Jose

“LAS POSADAS” HOLIDAY CELEBRATION in San Jose by the “Mamas Unidas” and Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, tonight 1st December. The pilgrimage and children’s choir was led from Sacred … Continue reading

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Historic San Jose: A Fallon House Tour on the City’s 240th Birthday

The City of San Jose’s historic Fallon House was open for a tour on the celebration of San Jose’s 240th birthday.  Observed last Saturday, 19th November, the official date is technically on November 29, 1777. 

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San Jose Google Project Community Town Hall Meeting in Gardner raises serious questions about living wages, affordable housing, and community displacement

Neighborhood activists and residents met together at the Gardner Community center on Monday, 20th November to talk about Google’s proposed mega-campus in San Jose.  

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in downtown San Jose

San Jose residents joined the social movement when a group of organized citizens marched from downtown’s St. James Park to Theater Plaza in front of the Hammer Theatre and the Paseo de San Antonio on Second Street.  On behalf of World Day of Remembrance, a memorial walk and demonstration occurred this past Sunday, 19th November.  California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra spoke to the families participating in the event organized by The San Francisco Bay Area Families for Safe Streets and California Walks. 

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The Founding of the City of San Jose, Celebrating 240 Years at the Peralta Adobe & Fallon House

At the Peralta Adobe on Saturday, 19th November, the city of San Jose celebrated 240 years since the founding of El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe.  Considered the city’s birthday, the official date is technically on November 29, 1777.

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EAT HERE: A REVIEW OF THE FOOD, RESTAURANT & GROCERY SCENE AT DOWNTOWN WILLOW GLEN

Among its residents and daily visitors, San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood remains a perennial favorite, largely known for its familial, hospitable and casual character… plus, its many food service businesses and grocery stores.  Taking … Continue reading

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POLITICS of SAN JOSE’s “PUBLIC SAFETY” ISSUES, COLLIDES WITH WILLOW GLENS’s “ROAD DIET” PROJECT

It’s approaching two weeks since San Jose’s neighborhood retail strip, Lincoln Avenue has been temporarily painted-up and reconfigured for its “road diet” (also known as a “lane reduction”).   In of that, … Continue reading

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GO WEST!: THE STRUGGLE OF PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS, VOTER SUPPRESSION, GRASSROOTS and GETTING OUT THE VOTE

Campaign 2016 has seen many unexpected and unusual scenarios; whereas, it could well be a long race all the way through the primaries and into to the national conventions.  We … Continue reading

Sunday 10 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Lincoln Avenue Road Diet Vote: Willow Glen Neighborhood and Business Associations Turn a Page Against History

Although a vote wasn’t expected until July, the Willow Glen Business Association (WGBA) went ahead and conducted one of their board meetings as of early morning, Tuesday 23 June 2015, therein … Continue reading

Friday 26 June 2015 · Leave a comment

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San Jose Among 10 U.S. Cities With More Than 1 Million People, Census Bureau Says

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:
SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday that San Jose is now among the 10 most populous cities in the…

Saturday 23 May 2015 · Leave a comment

EAT HERE: HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CAMPBELL; A REVIEW OF THE LOCAL FOOD, RESTAURANT & GROCERY SCENE

Historic Downtown Campbell is a unique dining and shopping environment for local residents and daily visitors; as it is yet another casual, familial, hospitable neighborhood in the valley, similar to … Continue reading

Saturday 4 April 2015 · Leave a comment

LINCOLN AVENUE “ROAD DIET” TRIAL NOW INSTALLED; Willow Glen gets information and feedback

Lincoln Avenue has now been temporarily painted-up and reconfigured as of Friday morning 27th February.  Because of an expected rain storm, the road diet jumped ahead of schedule by a day or … Continue reading

Friday 27 February 2015 · Leave a comment

LINCOLN AVENUE “ROAD DIET” BEGINS 21 FEBRUARY 2015; San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood trials its “complete streets” project

The nation’s tenth largest city, San Jose, is putting more consideration into traffic calming and “sharable streets,” whereby safe and green spaces will be created for multiple modes of travel.  It’s … Continue reading

Saturday 21 February 2015 · Leave a comment

BP’s GULF OF MEXICO DISASTER: A BLEEDING TRAGEDY

Years after the Deepwater Horizon oil explosion of year 2010, BP is still getting away with “murder,” and that just makes things worse. There’s more than just tragic irony, such as … Continue reading

Friday 6 February 2015 · Leave a comment

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND TO SILICON VALLEY: A PLACE AT THE TABLE FOR LGBT RIGHTS

For what it’s worth, gay rights in the workplace has become an agenda issue at the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos, Switzerland. Apple Computer CEO, Tim Cook, made … Continue reading

Sunday 25 January 2015 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE DIVIDED: POST-ELECTION RESULTS & DOUBTS HIGHLIGHT CITY ISSUES; NOVEMBER 2014 MIDTERM ELECTION DRAGS-ON

A FEW DAYS AFTER SAN JOSE’S MIDTERM ELECTION FOR NOVEMBER 2014, SOME MATTERS REMAIN QUESTIONABLE, WHILE OTHERS APPEAR TO BE REVEALING.  THAT’S INCLUDING A CLOSE U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RACE AND A MAYORAL ELECTION … Continue reading

Saturday 8 November 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE ELECTION 2014 and THE MYTH OF AMERICA’S “SAFEST BIG CITY”; The impact of Measure B pension reform (editorial, part 3 of 3)

Today, San Jose Voters will decide the new mayor of the city, as well as (perhaps) the fate of further negotiations in regards to Measure B pension reform, enacted back … Continue reading

Tuesday 4 November 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE ELECTION 2014 and THE MYTH OF AMERICA’S “SAFEST BIG CITY”; Starting on a doubtful premise (editorial, part 2 of 3)

San Jose, the nation’s tenth largest city, has somehow shaped itself within the urban legend of being America’s so-called “safest big city”; that’s despite the controversies associated with such rankings.  … Continue reading

Thursday 30 October 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE ELECTION 2014 and THE MYTH OF AMERICA’S “SAFEST BIG CITY”; A Different Spin on Public Safety and the Numbers (editorial, part 1 of 3)

Mayoral Candidate, Sam Liccardo, has been following closely with the rhetoric of terming-out mayor Chuck Reed; that is, insisting in recent interviews and editorials, from late August into September 2014, … Continue reading

Tuesday 23 September 2014 · Leave a comment

INTERVIEW WITH FRANK FISCALINI, GRAND MARSHAL OF WILLOW GLEN FOUNDERS’ DAY PARADE 2014, SEP 20th

LIVING THROUGH A PROLIFIC CAREER, SAN JOSE’S FORMER VICE-MAYOR — FRANK FISCALINI — HAS ALSO RECEIVED MANY HONORS; AS SUCH, IT ONLY SEEMS FITTING THAT THE ONE TIME COUNCILMEMBER FROM DISTRICT 6 IN … Continue reading

Saturday 6 September 2014 · Leave a comment

NEW DEVELOPMENT MEETING FOR COMMUNICATIONS HILL 2 CAUSED HOMEOWNERS TO SPEAK OUT WITH LACK OF CONFIDENCE; PAST PERFORMANCE CONTRASTS FUTURE UNDERTAKINGS

ALTHOUGH IT WAS JUST BEFORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND, RESIDENTS APPEARED IN GOOD NUMBERS AT A MEETING FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS HILL 2 PROJECT, THE MAJORITY OF THEM EXPRESSING LACK OF CONFIDENCE, IF … Continue reading

Sunday 31 August 2014 · Leave a comment

OUTREACH MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SAN JOSE’S COMMUNICATIONS HILL 2 DEVELOPMENT

THE CITY OF SAN JOSE WILL HOST AN OUTREACH MEETING ABOUT THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS HILL; THAT IS, ITS OPPOSITE SIDE, KNOWN AS PROJECT 2. Project Location & Information: … Continue reading

Sunday 24 August 2014 · Leave a comment

ASSYRIAN & ITALIAN FESTIVALS: THIS WEEKEND 23-24 AUGUST

THIS WEEKEND, THE “ASSYRIAN FOOD FESTIVAL” AND THE “ITALIAN FAMILY FESTA” ARE UNDERWAY IN SAN JOSE, CONTINUING FROM SATURDAY 23 TO SUNDAY 24 AUGUST 2014. If you are planning to … Continue reading

Sunday 24 August 2014 · Leave a comment

6.0 Earthquake at the North San Francisco Bay/Napa Valley; aprox. 3:20am

A strong earthquake occurred at 3:20:44 AM (PDT) on Sunday, August 24, 2014. The magnitude 6.1 event occurred 7 km (4 miles) NW of American Canyon, CA. The hypocentral depth … Continue reading

Sunday 24 August 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE’S MAYORAL CANDIDATES SCHEDULED FOR NEW DEBATE AS OF 2nd OCTOBER AT WILLOW GLEN

SAN JOSE MAYORAL CANDIDATES DAVE CORTESE and SAM LICCARDO ARE SCHEDULED TO DEBATE IN WILLOW GLEN, MODERATED BY  LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY. INFORMATION FOR THE MAYORAL ELECTION DEBATE:  Day: 02 October 2014 Time: 6:30pm Place: Starlite Banquets Facility, 680 Minnesota Avenue, … Continue reading

Thursday 21 August 2014 · Leave a comment

STUMPY’S BURGERS FRIES & DOGS OPENS AT LINCOLN AVENUE, WILLOW GLEN

STUMPY’S BFD OPENED LATE THIS MORNING, WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST 2014, FOR LUNCH SERVICE. Below are some scenes of patrons enjoying their fist meal here at the Garden Theater Building at Lincoln … Continue reading

Wednesday 20 August 2014 · Leave a comment

SJ TAMIEN STATION AREA PLAN BACK ONLINE WITH OUTREACH MEETINGS; QUESTIONS REMAIN

AFTER MANY OFF-AND-ON AGAIN SCENARIOS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSIT AUTHORITY (VTA) IS RETURNING WITH PUBLIC OUTREACH MEETINGS THAT REGARD ITS TAMIEN STATION AREA PLAN, A TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT … Continue reading

Monday 18 August 2014 · Leave a comment

EDITORIAL REVIEW: A FAREWELL TRIBUTE TO LOU’S VILLAGE RESTAURANT, AN OLD FAMILY FRIEND AS KNOWN AT THE CROSSROADS OF LIFE, THEN AND NOW

SO MANY SAN JOSE AND VALLEY RESIDENTS WILL MISS LOU’S VILLAGE RESTAURANT IN WILLOW GLEN AS IT ANNOUNCES ITS PLANS TO CLOSE THIS SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2014 ; THAT IS, UNTIL … Continue reading

Saturday 16 August 2014 · Leave a comment

BRIEF: SJ COUNCILMEMBER OLIVERIO LEADS PACK AGAINST HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION AND OTHER CITY COMMISSIONS, “BACK-FILLING” BEGINS

[This is a brief of a longer article seen here] SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL RETURNED TO SESSION AS OF 12 AUGUST 2014; BUT, THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA AND ITS … Continue reading

Friday 15 August 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS “BULLDOZE” THEIR COLLEAGUES, WHILE NOMINATIONS FOR HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION ARE STAGED

SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL RETURNED TO SESSION AS OF 12 AUGUST 2014; BUT, THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA AND ITS CONSENT CALENDAR —NAMELY THAT OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION NOMINATIONS … Continue reading

Thursday 14 August 2014 · Leave a comment

CAMPBELL’S FARMER’S MARKET CONTINUES TO SHAME NEARBY WILLOW GLEN’S, BRINGING FORTH A CORNUCOPIA OF OTHER ISSUES

THAT TIME OF YEAR HAS ARRIVED FOR WILLOW GLEN’S FARMER’S MARKET IN SAN JOSE; BUT DESPITE TIRESOME PROMOTION THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER AND THE YEARS, IT HAS YET FADED INTO THE BACKGROUND, … Continue reading

Sunday 10 August 2014 · Leave a comment

LOU’S VILLAGE IN WILLOW GLEN NEGOTIATES WITH OPA! RESTAURANT

RUMOR IS SPREADING FAST AROUND LINCOLN AVENUE IN WILLOW GLEN THAT LOU’S VILLAGE RESTAURANT — A LONGTIME SAN JOSE TRADITION – IS ABOUT TO TRANSITION OUT FROM ITS LOCATION AT … Continue reading

Friday 8 August 2014 · Leave a comment

ALMADEN’S BAKER RANCH & NEARBY PROPERTIES, STILL QUESTIONABLE

IT’S BEEN THREE WEEKS SINCE DE·ANZA POST REPORTED ON THE HISTORIC BAKER RANCH IN ALMADEN, INCLUDING NEARBY PROPERTIES; WHEREAS, SINCE THEN, NEW INSIGHTS ONLY SEEM TO RAISE MORE QUESTIONS, FROM BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR. Digging up information/records about historic Baker Ranch & House in Almaden is not as easy as it seems; but, the property that is situated … Continue reading

Thursday 7 August 2014 · Leave a comment

LOS GATOS GETS A FACELIFT: OLD & NEW FACES AMONG THE DOWNTOWN SCENE

THIS WEEK, THE DOWNTOWN LOS GATOS SCENE WAS SET OUT WITH A FEW OLD FACES, AS WELL AS NEW OR UPCOMING ONES.   WITH A TOUR AROUND SANTA CRUZ AND UNIVERSITY AVENUES, A COMMON THEME SEEMED TO BE ABOUT A “FACELIFT” TO THE MANY EXISTING BUILDINGS THAT HOUSE THE TOWN’S BUSINESSES. A new shop called “We Olive” will be opening at 110 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, the former site … Continue reading

Wednesday 6 August 2014 · Leave a comment

LEVI’S STADIUM FIRST EVENT AS OF 2ND AUG, SURROUNDING AREA IMPACTED BY FURTHER DEVELOPMENT

THE NEW LEVI’S STADIUM IN SANTA CLARA HAS ALREADY MADE ITS BIG IMPRESSION; BUT, NOW THAT ITS OPEN WITH A FIRST GAME EVENT; STILL, IN THE SHADOW, IS A HIDDEN PAST, AS … Continue reading

Saturday 2 August 2014 · Leave a comment

PROPOSED BICYCLE LANES & SHARROWS ON WILLOW GLEN’S LINCOLN AVENUE ARE TOPIC OF SAN JOSE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MEETING, 13 AUG

IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME IN THE PLANNING, WHEREAS THE CITY OF SAN JOSE IS NOW COORDINATING A PUBLIC MEETING FOR “FUTURE BICYCLE PROJECTS” WHICH CONCERNS IMPROVEMENTS AT WILLOW GLEN’S LINCOLN AVENUE. The … Continue reading

Thursday 31 July 2014 · Leave a comment

5-ALARM FIRE: HAMPSHIRE PLACE NEAR BRANHAM LANE; STRUCTURE NEAR VEGETATION; FIRE NEAR DESICCATION

A BARRAGE OF FIREFIGHTER PERSONNEL AND APPARATUS WAS AT FORCE TODAY PUTTING OUT A 5-ALARM FIRE AT HAMPSHIRE PLACE, NEAR BRANHAM LANE; THAT’S AS ONE HOUSE WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES, … Continue reading

Wednesday 30 July 2014 · Leave a comment

WG STRUCTURE FIRE AT LAURA VILLE LANE, OFF LINCOLN AVE B/W NEVADA & MINNESOTA

A LATE NIGHT FIRE IN WILLOW GLEN CAUSED SAN JOSE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO RESPOND WITH SEVERAL APPARATUS. The fire was reported at 10:18pm Tuesday 29 July 2014; whereas firefighters are … Continue reading

Tuesday 29 July 2014 · Leave a comment

ALMADEN FIRE STATIONS & CALFIRE DEAL WITH FLAMES AMID SEVERE DROUGHT, DRY VEGETATION; WHILE NEARBY WATER DISTRICT ZEROS-OUT

DRY VEGETATION ALONG ALMADEN’S GUADALUPE CREEEK AND SURROUNDING PERCOLATION PONDS CAUSED SAN JOSE’S FIRE STATION #13 TO RESPOND TO A FIRE THIS LAST FRIDAY 25 JULY 2014, WHILE SIGNS OF SEVERE … Continue reading

Sunday 27 July 2014 · Leave a comment

STAKEHOLDERS FOR A SAFE GREEN VILLAGE BRINGS BACK “BLIGHT TO BRIGHT” STREET-SCAPE CLEAN-UP PROJECT IN THE NORTH LINCOLN AVENUE CORRIDOR

RICHARD ZAPPELLI, FORMER PRESIDENT OF WGNA, WILL BE ORGANIZING A GROUP OF NEIGHBORHOOD VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CLEAN-UP A BLIGHTED AREA OF NORTH LINCOLN AVENUE, NEAR DOWNTOWN WILLOW GLEN. The work … Continue reading

Saturday 26 July 2014 · Leave a comment

A PLAY OF “POOHSTICKS” AT WILLOW GLEN’S GUADALUPE RIVER BRIDGE, NOT THE USUAL

A POPULAR CHILDREN’S GAME —INSPIRED BY THE STORY OF WINNIE-THE-POOH —WOULD HAVE A SURPRISING REALIZATION AT WILLOW GLEN’S BRIDGE OVER THE GUADALUPE RIVER. “Poohsticks” as you may recall, is a kind … Continue reading

Friday 25 July 2014 · Leave a comment

ALMADEN FIRE ALONG COLEMAN ROAD, SCENE OF DRY VEGETATION 25 JUL 2014

SAN JOSE FIRE STATION 13 RESPONDED TO A VEGETATION FIRE EARLIER TODAY, FRIDAY 25 JULY 2014, ALONG COLEMAN ROAD IN ALMADEN, A SITE NEAR THE VILLAS OF ALMADEN TOWNHOUSE COMMUNITY, … Continue reading

Friday 25 July 2014 · Leave a comment

HISTORIC BAKER RANCH IN ALMADEN MARKED FOR SALE, ADJACENT TO ABANDONED PARK & RIDE LOT

THE PROPERTY DESIGNATED AS THE “BAKER RANCH BUILDINGS” BY THE CITY OF SAN JOSE HISTORIC RESOURCES INVENTORY HAS A LARGE “FOR SALE” SIGN AT ITS FRONT LOT, EVEN THOUGH IT’S CURRENTLY OCCUPIED FOR … Continue reading

Thursday 24 July 2014 · Leave a comment

UPDATE: BIKE CORRAL ADDED TO SIDE PARKLET AT LINCOLN AVE GARDEN THEATRE

BICYCLE CORRALS ARE BEING ADDED TO THE SIDE OF LINCOLN AVENUE’S NEW PARKLET FOR CURBSIDE DINING, AS SEEN WEDNESDAY 23 JULY 2014. This new feature was included in a story … Continue reading

Wednesday 23 July 2014 · Leave a comment

SJ CITY COUNCIL RECOMMENDED TO DECREASE WILLOW GLEN’s FIRE STATION 37 RESERVE BY $350,000; PLANS TO POSTPONE INDEFINITELY

LAST MONTH, BEFORE A VACATION FROM SESSION, SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL RECOMMENDED TO DECREASE WILLOW GLEN’S FIRE STATION 37 RESERVE BY $350,000; THAT IS, WHILE CONTINUING DELAYS ON BUILDING THAT STATION … Continue reading

Tuesday 22 July 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: VIN SANTO RISTORANTE IN WILLOW GLEN, STIRS THE POT — THE “PAIOLO,” FOR POLENTA! CHEF RETURNS FROM ITALY WITH SUMMER “AL FRESCO” DINING AND MORE TO SHARE

CHEF UMBERTO PALA IS APPROACHING HIS SEVENTH YEAR IN WILLOW GLEN, WELL SITUATED IN ONE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S MORE HISTORIC BUILDINGS, SERVING CUISINE WITH A LOCAL AND AUTHENTIC TOUCH. Reading … Continue reading

Saturday 19 July 2014 · Leave a comment

GUADALUPE RIVER — AT THE CROSS OF SAN JOSE DISTRICTS & NEIGHBORHOODS — SHOWS SIGNS OF DROUGHT AND BLIGHT FROM HOMELESSNESS

SAN JOSE’S GUADALUPE RIVER CROSSES THROUGH SAN JOSE AT THE INTERSECTION OF OLD ALMADEN ROAD & THE CAPITOL EXPRESSWAY/HILLSDALE AVENUE CORRIDOR; WHERE AT, SIGNS OF DROUGHT AND BLIGHT FROM HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS ARE BECOMING EVER … Continue reading

Friday 18 July 2014 · Leave a comment

OLD “HILLVIEW SHELL” STATION AT LINCOLN & CURTNER AVENUES MOVES SLOWLY AT REDEVELOPMENT

THE GAS STATION AT THE CORNER OF CURTNER & LINCOLN AVENUE, FORMERLY KNOWN AS HILLVIEW SHELL, HAS SLOWLY BEEN MAKING IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS. Even since early summer, around … Continue reading

Friday 18 July 2014 · Leave a comment

SAN JOSE SHUTS OFF “SPRAYGROUNDS” AROUND NEIGHBORHOOD CITY PARKS; WHILE “RAGING WATERS” THEME PARK STILL FLOWS AND LAKE CUNNINGHAM PARK SEEMS AT ODDS

POSTED AROUND THE CITY OF SAN JOSE AT ITS PARKS ARE SIGNS THAT SAY “ALL SPRAYGROUNDS WILL NOT BE FUNCTIONAL THIS YEAR” [2014]; WHICH IS A STARK CONTRAST TO PLACES … Continue reading

Friday 18 July 2014 · Leave a comment

PAC*SJ ANNOUNCES: CENTURY 21 THEATER ADDED TO CALIFORNIA REGISTER OF HISTORIC RESOURCES; STILL AWAITS NATIONAL

WED 16 JULY 2014 — EARLIER TODAY, PRESERVATION ACTION COUNCIL OF SAN JOSE (PAC*SJ) ANNOUNCED VIA ITS FACEBOOK PAGE THAT CENTURY 21 THEATER WAS ADDED AS A STATE LANDMARK AS … Continue reading

Wednesday 16 July 2014 · Leave a comment

SCHMOOZING AT “LADIE’S NIGHT” OUT, & OTHER EVENTS IN WILLOW GLEN, TAKES A SPIN

WEDNESDAY 16TH OF JULY IS “LADIES NIGHT OUT” IN DOWNTOWN WILLOW GLEN, WHEREAS SAN JOSE MAYORAL CANDIDATES APPEARED ON LINCOLN AVENUE TO SCHMOOZE WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS.   Tonight is supposed to … Continue reading

Wednesday 16 July 2014 · Leave a comment

“WILLOW GLEN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2014,” SCHEDULED AT WILLOW ST./FRANK BRAMHALL PARK (AUG)

WILLOW GLEN RESIDENTS, SAN JOSE POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION AND SAN JOSE FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 230 INVITE NEIGHBORS OF WILLOW GLEN TO ENJOY A SOCIAL ICE CREAM AT THE PARK AS … Continue reading

Wednesday 16 July 2014 · Leave a comment

FATE OF WILLOW GLEN TRESTLE GOES TO SANTA CLARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT AS OF 18 JULY 2014

FRIENDS OF WILLOW GLEN TRESTLE SUED THE CITY OF SAN JOSE AND THE CITY COUNCIL IN A CASE KNOWN AS “FRIENDS Of THE WILLOW GLEN TRESTLE vs CITY OF SAN JOSE, ET AL,” WHICH IS TO BE HEARD AT SANTA CLARA COUNTY … Continue reading

Tuesday 15 July 2014 · Leave a comment

STUMPY’S BURGER, FRIES & DOGS DEBUTS MENU, POSSIBLY OPENING OVER WEEKEND

STUMPY’S BURGERS, FRIES AND DOGS SHARES A DEBUT OF ITS MENU, AS THE RESTAURANT AT WILLOW GLEN’S LINCOLN AVENUE PREPARES TO OPEN (POSSIBLY) AS OF THIS WEEKEND. Prices seen on this … Continue reading

Tuesday 15 July 2014 · Leave a comment

THE OLD “LOS GATOS THEATRE” GIVES NEW GLIMMER TO SANTA CRUZ AVENUE

THE OLD “LOS GATOS THEATRE” HAD BEEN PRESERVED OVER THE GENERATIONS, WHEREAS IT RECENTLY UNDERWENT RENOVATION to “REINVIGORATE THE TIRED OLD GEM.” The theater already had its Grand Reopening on May 2, … Continue reading

Tuesday 15 July 2014 · Leave a comment

LOS GATOS UNIVERSITY/EDELEN HISTORIC DISTRICT: HARRY PERRIN HOME, IMPROVEMENTS

THE HISTORIC HARRY PERRIN HOME IN LOS GATOS IS SEEN WITH ADDED IMPROVEMENTS AS OF THIS MID-JULY 2014, SUCH AS PART OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ZONE CHANGE IN THE UNIVERSITY/EDELEN … Continue reading

Tuesday 15 July 2014 · Leave a comment

RESTAURANTEUR’s “BON ANNIVERSAIRE”: TWO-ALARM FIRE DEVASTATES MANRESA, DAVID KINCH’S LOS GATOS TWO-STAR MICHELIN RESTAURANT (BEHIND THE BARRICADES)

A WEEK AFTER A TWO-ALARM FIRE DEVASTATED DAVID KINCH’S MICHELIN TWO-STAR RESTAURANT IN LOS GATOS, THE BUILDING REMAINS COMPLETELY BARRICADED BEHIND A CYCLONE FENCE AND THE RESTAURANT CLOSED FOR SERVICE TO … Continue reading

Monday 14 July 2014 · Leave a comment

SCENE FROM ST. JAMES PARK, BIG CROWD WATCHES WORLD CUP IN SAN JOSE

San Jose residents crowded into the park, yesterday, Sunday 13 July 2014 to view the World Cup soccer game.

Monday 14 July 2014 · Leave a comment

CENTURY 21 THEATERS, “SAVE THE DOMES,” BECOMES “ELIGIBLE” FOR NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

THE “CENTURY 21 THEATER,” NOW “ELIGIBLE” FOR THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, IS CELEBRATED BY LOCAL GROUPS— PRESERVATION ACTION COUNCIL of SAN JOSE & CALIFORNIA PIONEERS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY — AS ONE OF VINCENT RANEY’S … Continue reading

Monday 14 July 2014 · Leave a comment

SILICON VALLEY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS & FRIENDS OF LOS GATOS CREEK MEET SUPERVISOR CORTESE AT A CREEK CLEAN-UP

THIS MORNING OVER 100 VOLUNTEERS MET AT TWO LOCATIONS ON THE LOS GATOS CREEK TRAIL FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL SILICON VALLEY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE “COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY”: that was at (1) the … Continue reading

Saturday 12 July 2014 · Leave a comment

DROUGHT CONDITIONS IMPACT LOS GATOS CREEK & OUTLYING AREAS

A TOUR OF LOS GATOS CREEK PROVIDES EVIDENCE OF CALIFORNIA’S SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS, as they were evoked by Governor Brown’s “Proclamation of a Continued State of Emergency,” aside from Santa Clara Valley Water District’s neighborhood updates, stream alerts and … Continue reading

Saturday 12 July 2014 · Leave a comment

SJ WILLOW STREET PARK CONTRASTS BLIGHTED COMPONENTS WITH BRIGHT IMPROVEMENTS

  Over last year, Willow Street Park (aka Frank Bramhall Park) has received many improvements — and there may be a few more — but, there’s still a few things that … Continue reading

Thursday 10 July 2014 · Leave a comment

SJ CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS BAN of E-CIGARETTES (UNDECIDED); FOLLOWS COUNTY & OTHER CITIES

SAN JOSE COUNCILMEMBERS CONSIDERED BANNING E-CIGARETTES AT ANY BUILDING OWNED, LEASED OR OCCUPPIED BY THE CITY.   While a decision seems not to be concluded yet, the matter was mentioned in the … Continue reading

Wednesday 9 July 2014 · Leave a comment

TOP NOSH & STUMPY’S TO FEATURE “CURBSIDE DINING” AT WILLOW GLEN’S GARDEN THEATER

    DOWNTOWN WILLOW GLEN IS JUST ABOUT READY TO SET THE TABLE FOR IT’S FIRST “CURBSIDE DINING” improvement, which will be an added feature for two foodservice establishments that are … Continue reading

Wednesday 9 July 2014 · Leave a comment

LOWER GUADALUPE TRAIL, EXTENDED CLOSURE (AUG-OCT 2014)

THE CITY OF SAN JOSE ANNOUNCED AN EXTENDED CLOSURE OF THE LOWER GUADALUPE TRAIL, which concerns the Gold Street to Tasman Drive area.  Closure of the trail is required as … Continue reading

Wednesday 9 July 2014 · Leave a comment

STEVE HOLMES — CREEK & RIVER ACTIVIST — LAUNCHES FRIENDS OF GUADALUPE RIVER

STEVE HOLMES, FOUNDER OF FRIENDS OF LOS GATOS CREEK, IS NOW LAUNCHING A “FRIENDS OF GUADALUPE RIVER” Steve Holmes announced his plans back on 13 June 2014 at a Facebook … Continue reading

Tuesday 8 July 2014 · Leave a comment

CHANGES TO DOWNTOWN WILLOW GLEN’S STREET-SCAPE

Downtown Willow Glen’s streetscape has been showing changes over the last several years; but, it’s just over the last several months and into the Fourth of July 2014 weekend, that residents can … Continue reading

Monday 7 July 2014 · Leave a comment

LAUNCH de·Anza Post as of Fourth of July, 2014 Weekend

Happy Independence Day Weekend!  De·Anza Post is underway and being launched during the Fourth of July 2014 weekend.   The website is currently being set-up, as are the Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

Sunday 6 July 2014 · Leave a comment

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