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BikeShare Aims to Reduce Traffic Overload in Silicon Valley

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 the seventh worst U.S. metro for automobile congestion. Economic growth and high employment rates all play a key part in adding to the city’s gridlock….

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Breast Cancer Researcher Dr. Nancy Cappello Visits San Jose Woman’s Club

Breast Cancer Researcher Dr. Nancy Cappello Visits San Jose Woman’s Club

Twelve years ago, Dr. Nancy Cappello was diagnosed with breast cancer—but not before she was misdiagnosed. Six weeks after she had received a normal mammogram report, Dr. Cappello learned that her screening did not include information about dense breast tissue. She survived but was forced to endure…

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SJ Q&A: Symphony Silicon Valley Founder Andrew Bales

SJ Q&A: Symphony Silicon Valley Founder Andrew Bales

Name: Andrew Bales Occupation: Founder and general director of Symphony Silicon Valley. How long have you lived/worked in San Jose? I moved here 29 years ago with my work, first as head of ballet in Cleveland. When we began a co-venture between Cleveland and San…

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Cracking a Few Eggs: A Guide to Making Eggs Every Which Way

Cracking a Few Eggs: A Guide to Making Eggs Every Which Way

If you wake up every morning with eggs on the brain, or if you are new to the world of scrambling, poaching and boiling, this guide has you covered. Eggs are not only fantastic little ovals of protein and healthy fat—they are an all-around delicious…

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New Documentary ‘Somm: Into the Bottle’ Gets Real on Wine

New Documentary ‘Somm: Into the Bottle’ Gets Real on Wine

An echo resonates in a dingy cellar after a bottle of 1969 Dom Ruinart champagne—one of only 19 bottles in the world—is popped. This is one of the many memorable pieces of cinematography in SOMM: Into the Bottle, a new documentary by director Jason Wise….

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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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