Local, alternative perspective. Insightful stories for the Santa Clara Valley.

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

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