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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. 

Wednesday 29 November 2017 · Leave a comment

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.

Monday 20 November 2017 · 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

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

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 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

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