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Food and WIne Odyssey: Greece, Culinary Class

Food and WIne Odyssey: Greece, Culinary Class

This is the second of a series of posts documenting Bohemian and Pacific Sun publisher Rosemary Olson’s wine and food cruise around Italy and Croatia with Duckhorn Vineyards and Food & Wine Trails. Both publications are affiliates of SanJose.com. Argostoli, Cephalonia, Greece Off to see…

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Food and Wine Odyssey: Sicily

Food and Wine Odyssey: Sicily

This is the second of a series of posts documenting Bohemian and Pacific Sun publisher Rosemary Olson’s wine and food cruise around Italy and Croatia with Duckhorn Vineyards and Food & Wine Trails. Marina, Oceania’s tour guide for us today, is a local so she…

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Food and Wine Odyssey: Anchors Away

Food and Wine Odyssey: Anchors Away

This is first of a series of posts documenting Bohemian and Pacific Sun newspapers publisher Rosemary Olson’s wine and food cruise around Italy and Croatia with Duckhorn Vineyards and Food & Wine Trails. Both publications are affiliates of SanJose.com Our ship, Oceania Cruise’s Riviera sets…

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‘Found/Made’ Exhibit Shows Many Innovative Works of Quilt Art

‘Found/Made’ Exhibit Shows Many Innovative Works of Quilt Art

Sixty years ago, artist Robert Rauschenberg blurred the line between visual art and the common comforter. In a piece, aptly titled Bed, he took a quilt and a bedsheet, stuck it on a frame and painted on it. Once attached to a wall in a…

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‘The Book of Mormon’ Makes San Jose Debut

‘The Book of Mormon’ Makes San Jose Debut

Two young Mormon missionaries are sent to Uganda to spread the good news of their faith. However, upon arrival they discover the local villagers—suffering under the rule of a cruel warlord—are more concerned with issues of poverty, disease, famine and violence than matters of religion. Sounds like a barrel of laughs, right?

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‘Vintage Electric’ Construct Quality E-Bikes in San Jose

‘Vintage Electric’ Construct Quality E-Bikes in San Jose

The vintage electric garage is tucked into a dusty armpit of the San Jose airport, fronted by old bay trees and sycamores. The facility is unmarked, as shops with the word “electric” in their name are a target for burglars, founder Andrew Davidge explains. Each…

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Underground Wrestling Alliance Finds a New Home at The Ritz

Underground Wrestling Alliance Finds a New Home at The Ritz

Bronson slumps in the corner of the ring, his face dripping blood. The greasy heel, Ref Guido, multitasks—delivering back-handed smacks, while taunting the crowd and covering a splintery, folding table in barbed wire and fluorescent light tubes. Suddenly, a surprise attacker whaps Guido in the…

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‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’ is Like a Dramatized Country Song

‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’ is Like a Dramatized Country Song

A troubled marriage. Vengeance in the Deep-South backwoods. Exit, Pursued by a Bear, written by Lauren Gunderson and making its South Bay debut with City Lights Theater Company, is like a dramatized country song. A Dixie Chicks number, perhaps, or an Appalachian murder ballad. In…

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Drought Landscaping Tips From Bay Maples

Drought Landscaping Tips From Bay Maples

The historic drought hasn’t stopped San Jose native Alan Hackler and his landscape business, Bay Maples: Wild California Gardens, from thriving. Bay Maples rips out lawns, educates and transforms yards to environmentally appropriate and sustainable gardens and landscapes. Hackler majored in Environmental Studies at San…

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Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day

As the name of the event suggests, Free Comic Book Day—which comes swooping into local comic shops all over Silicon Valley this weekend—is about giving the gift of caped crusaders, mutants and other graphically augmented tales. But it’s about more than that, according to Bruce…

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