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Creative Collisions at the Tech- Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

Creative Collisions at the Tech- Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

For those that are new to San Jose, navigating the region’s sprawling, freeway- and expressway-tangled landscape can be tricky to say the least. And it’s not uncommon to find people who have lived here for years, blissfully unaware of the myriad hidden gems dotting the…

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Famous Food Cart The Halal Guys Opens at The Plant

Famous Food Cart The Halal Guys Opens at The Plant

The Halal Guys food cart has parked on 53rd and Sixth in Manhattan for 25 years, and some days the line for their famous chicken and rice can take hours. The cart proclaimed its food to be American Halal, a mix of Mediterranean and Middle…

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Blast 825 Pizza in Cupertino Serves Fast, Custom Pizza

Blast 825 Pizza in Cupertino Serves Fast, Custom Pizza

Cupertino‘s newest pizza joint can quite literally make pies faster than customers can order them. Southern California based-Blast 825 Pizza made its first dip into the Bay Area market in March, with a spectrum of artisanal ingredients and arguably the hottest oven around. Topping in…

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Artist Collective, ‘The Exhibition District,’ Plotting to Paint Over ‘Tan Jose’

Artist Collective, ‘The Exhibition District,’ Plotting to Paint Over ‘Tan Jose’

While the San Jose regularly ranks as one of this country’s most diverse major metros, the “Capital of Silicon Valley” has long suffered from a lack of color. As Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro recently noted, one of the city’s least-flattering nicknames says it all. “The colors…

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SJ Fairmont Creates Mini-Hotel for Bees

SJ Fairmont Creates Mini-Hotel for Bees

Something new is buzzing at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose. In an effort to preserve the population of wild mason bees, the hotel has partnered with Pollinator Partnership to construct a miniature bee hotel. Nine years ago the U.S. Senate voted to have…

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YWCA Silicon Valley Calls on Men in Community to Walk the Walk

YWCA Silicon Valley Calls on Men in Community to Walk the Walk

The clacking sound of stilettos on Santana Row may not be unfamiliar, but the sight of men running in bright red high heels down San Jose’s toniest district just might be. The YWCA Silicon Valley is hosting their 15th Annual Walk A Mile In Her…

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South County Bistro Sweet Sicily Sticks to Tradition

South County Bistro Sweet Sicily Sticks to Tradition

Open just four months, Sweet Sicily in Gilroy has already garnered a cult following for its authentic Italian fare. “This is the closest you can get to homemade, the way I was brought up,” says Matteo Ferrigno, a regular at the Italian coffee bar and…

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Stone Stew an Oasis on Stevens Creek

Stone Stew an Oasis on Stevens Creek

Anyone interested in escaping to a Persian dreamscape would be forgiven for bypassing a small San Jose grocery store on Stevens Creek. But those who enter Stone Stew’s nondescript side door will discover a gracious courtyard with pillow-filled divans, romantic lighting and artifacts of the…

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LGBTQ Pride Events in San Jose

LGBTQ Pride Events in San Jose

June commemorates the first anniversary of not only national LGBT Pride Month, but also the landmark Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage. Events will be held across the country to honor LGBT Pride Month, as well as the Stonewall riots that took place in Manhattan in…

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SJ Q&A: Daniel Harris, Program Director/San Jose, Knight Foundation

SJ Q&A: Daniel Harris, Program Director/San Jose, Knight Foundation

Daniel Harris runs San Jose’s branch of the Knight Foundation. He moved here with a mission—and it’s a lofty one—to make San Jose one of the greatest cities in the world. Since then, Harris has seen the completion of projects like Viva CalleSJ and the activation…

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