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Super Valley: Counterculture History

Super Valley: Counterculture History

The Grateful Dead hail from Palo Alto, and last summer they celebrated their 50th year with two concerts at Levi’s Stadium. They first played a concert at a party thrown by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters at Fifth and Santa Clara streets in San…

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Super Valley: Speed City’s Sports Stars

Super Valley: Speed City’s Sports Stars

San Jose earned the nickname “Speed City” thanks to Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who blazed their way to historyat the 1968 Summer Olympics. The San Jose State track stars and their raised fists are commemorated in a massive statue on the school’s campus. Before…

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Super Valley: Did You Say Coffee?

Super Valley: Did You Say Coffee?

Local roasters and artisanal coffee houses keep Silicon Valley’s creative juices flowing. The Chromatic small batch roaster is located in downtown San Jose, with a flagship coffee shop at 5237 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara. Another boutique roaster founded in San Jose and now based…

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Welcome to San Jose and the Super Valley

Welcome to San Jose and the Super Valley

The South Bay is excited and proud to welcome the Big Game, and there will be plenty of places and reasons to celebrate. When we are not building drones, smart watches, search engines and self-driving cars, we enjoy the amenities, culture and natural beauty of…

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Warby Parker Opens Store at Santana Row

Warby Parker Opens Store at Santana Row

Warby Parker, the glasses company that promises to provide its customers with customized, boutique-style shades and prescription specs without breaking the bank, is opening it’s 20th brick and mortar store at Santana Row on Dec. 19. Like the shoe company Toms, Warby Parker is proud…

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Silicon Valley Beefs Up Clean Energy Coalition

Silicon Valley Beefs Up Clean Energy Coalition

As world leaders convened in Paris this week for historic climate talks, Bill Gates unveiled a private-sector initiative to push clean-energy technology from lab to market. The multibillion-dollar Breakthrough Energy Coalition lists two dozen members from 10 countries. But a third of that investment group…

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SJ Q&A: Tom Clark, Santa Clara Valley Brewing

SJ Q&A: Tom Clark, Santa Clara Valley Brewing

Silicon Valley is the engine that drives innovation in the global technology industry. This is where entrepreneurs and visionaries come to chase their dreams and get their ideas out of their heads and into the hands of consumers. It’s a competitive, fast-moving place, and working…

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SJ Q&A: Tina Kapoor, Downtown Coordinator

SJ Q&A: Tina Kapoor, Downtown Coordinator

As downtown coordinator at San Jose’s Office of Economic Development, Tina Kapoor knows a thing our two about the everyday happenings in downtown San Jose. After recent high-profile visits from India’s Prime Minister and the Golden Gate Warriors, there is plenty more to come with…

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Alternative Press Expo Returns to San Jose Roots

Alternative Press Expo Returns to San Jose Roots

Here’s a bit of local trivia. The Alternative Press Expo—the first convention in the nation to ever focus exclusively on alternative comics—was first held right here in San Jose in 1994.

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Homeward Bound Makes its World Premiere at the Tabard’s San Pedro Square Stage

Homeward Bound Makes its World Premiere at the Tabard’s San Pedro Square Stage

Written and directed by the Tabard Theatre’s founder and producing artistic director, Cathy Spielberger Cassetta, Homeward Bound: An Orphan Train Journey makes its world premiere at the Tabard’s San Pedro Square stage this Friday. The plot of Homeward Bound is rooted in the journey of…

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