Cirque du Soleil's 'Luzia' in San Jose

Towering feats of strength, high-flying aerialists and one truly twisted contortionist.  Read more.

Thai Love You: Almaden’s New Gem

Thai Love You relies on four decades’ worth of hand-me-down recipes. Read  more.

Making Sense of the World at Original Joe’s

OJ’s is a place to remember the past and plan for the future. Read more.

Follow the Line to Demiya

“Follow the line.” That’s the advice for visiting West San Jose’s new restaurant Demiya. Read more.

The Late-Night Fix: Nox Cookie Bar

Nox has become a late-night phenomenon with its on-demand cookie delivery service. Read more.

Pho Tick Tock Deconstructs a Fan Favorite

Pho Tick Tock breathes new life into a genre that many take for granted. Read more.

5 Tips to Rescue Your New Year’s Resolution

We asked local doctors from varying disciplines for their best health advice.  Read more.

Rookies: Big New Player in Sports Bar Scene

The formula for a great sports bar is relatively simple but difficult to execute. Read More.

Tacolicious: Humble Roots, Delicious Results

When entering the swank new spot at Santana Row, it’s clear this isn’t your typical taqueria. Read more.

Sinaloa Sushi: East San Jose Adds a VIP

El Culichi VIP specializes in live music and Sinaloa-style sushi rolls.  Read more.

Pho Tick Tock puts a trendy new twist on Vietnamese classic. Photo by Ngoc Ngo.Restaurants

Pho Tick Tock Deconstructs Dishes in Time for DIY Craze

Once in awhile, I come across a restaurant attempting a deconstructed dish. It typically doesn’t fare well in terms of…


BikeShare Aims to Reduce Traffic Overload in Silicon Valley

San Jose is famous for many things: technology, diversity and horrible traffic. In 2013, the traffic-analysis firm INRIX  named San Jose…

Original Joe’s remains a classic in strange days. Illustration by Jeremiah Harada.Nightlife

Making Sense of the World at Original Joe’s

About a month ago, Mr. Harada and I traded in our hot air balloon for the latest model. We were…

Val Kilmer as Mark Twain in 'Citizen Twain,' his one-man show.Attractions

Val Kilmer to introduce ‘Cinema Twain’ at San Jose Stage this D…

Val Kilmer will be in San Jose this December to introduce and screen a taping of his one-man show, CITIZEN…


Pet Friendly Hotels in Silicon Valley

It can be hard to find a hotel for the whole family, including the pets, but these Silicon Valley hotels…

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