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County Approves Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Route Signage

County Approves Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Route Signage

Wine enthusiasts will no longer have to trust in oft-unreliable map apps to navigate among the South County’s 20-plus wineries.

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Foster the People, M.I.A., Fitz and the Tantrums to Headline BFD 2014 Lineup

Foster the People, M.I.A., Fitz and the Tantrums to Headline BFD 2014 Lineup

Live 105.3 just announced the lineup to their annual BFD music festival which kicks off the summer season June 1 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.

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SJ Q&A: Oso Pepper Co. Creator Vincent Verret on His Backyard Hot Sauce

SJ Q&A: Oso Pepper Co. Creator Vincent Verret on His Backyard Hot Sauce

After rotting garlic left a bad taste in his mouth, Vincent Verret decided to grow his own in the backyard. Before he knew it, he had started a garden full of garlic, peppers and tomatoes. Then he did what any backyard farmer with a bouquet of flavors would do: make some chili sauce.

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DJ Armin van Buuren Plans Six Hour EDM Set at the SAP

DJ Armin van Buuren Plans Six Hour EDM Set at the SAP

No, he’s not a dutch duke. Despite the name and the ticket prices, Armin van Buuren is a trance DJ out of the Netherlands, and while he may not be a household name in most quarters of the US yet, his ongoing tour is huge and includes a stop at the SAP Center in May.

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Paul McCartney Concert: Hello to Levi’s Stadium, or Goodbye to Candlestick?

Paul McCartney Concert: Hello to Levi’s Stadium, or Goodbye to Candlestick?

It’s another “Hello, Goodbye” situation for Sir Paul McCartney. Hello to the new 49er’s stadium in Santa Clara, or goodbye to old Candlestick Park?

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Forbes Spotlights SoFA District Arts Hub Anno Domini

Forbes Spotlights SoFA District Arts Hub Anno Domini

San Jose had a rare non-tech headline on Forbes.com this week with a blog post on local champions of the arts Cherri Lakey and Brian Eder, founders of Anno Domini art gallery in the SoFA District.

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Paper Plane Brings Craft Cocktails and Bar Bites to San Jose

Paper Plane Brings Craft Cocktails and Bar Bites to San Jose

The names Original Gravity and Paper Plane almost sound like opposing ideas, but these neighboring spots share a co-owner and in a sense, a concept: drinks and bar bites. Whereas the former serves up pints and upscale sausages and hot dogs, the latter, Paper Plane, serves barrel-aged and handcrafted cocktails, house-made punches and a well-rounded menu of elaborate small plates.

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The English Beat Skank to The Blank Club

The English Beat Skank to The Blank Club

Hard touring second wave ska act The English Beat will make a stop on April 18 at The Blank Club before jetting off to the land down under.

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Pinot Paradise Highlights Santa Cruz Mountains as Top Pinot Producers

Pinot Paradise Highlights Santa Cruz Mountains as Top Pinot Producers

Lest the South Bay—or its products—continue any longer without an idyllic nickname, Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association may have thought up a worthy successor to “Valley of Heart’s Delight” when they named their event Pinot Paradise.

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Review: Chocatoo Packs Cornucopia of Candy into Little Package

Review: Chocatoo Packs Cornucopia of Candy into Little Package

“Chocatoo” might describe an avian from the peppermint forests of Candyland or perhaps Count Chocula’s new pet bird (made of marshmallow, of course). But in real life, the playful name is better understood as the name of a dessert shop that offers chocolate, but many other sweets, too.

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