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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

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.  

Tuesday 21 November 2017 · Leave a comment

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. 

Tuesday 21 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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