Articles by Janice Bitters

Must-sees & Events in Silicon Valley: Week of Nov. 25

Must-sees & Events in Silicon Valley: Week of Nov. 25

Dozens of arts organizations and community artists and educators have worked together with San Francisco’s Youth Art Exchange to facilitate this extraordinary five day summit that aims to explore, engage and inspire creative expression from and for youth. An online culmination of arts education, representation…

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Restaurateurs Push Ahead with Openings Despite Pandemic

Restaurateurs Push Ahead with Openings Despite Pandemic

David Kinch has one piece of advice for aspiring restaurant entrepreneurs looking to launch their own ventures right now: “Don’t.” “Just find the wherewithal and the resources to wait until this is all over,” says the Michelin-starred chef who made his name with Los Gatos’…

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Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Nov. 25

Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Nov. 25

Almost everyone got a big shock last week when Gov. Gavin Newsom and state health officials decided that everyone needed to restart their efforts to tamp down on the novel coronavirus spread by shuttering indoor dining and other businesses. Eating outdoors under a heat lamp,…

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Must-sees & Events in Silicon Valley: Week of Nov. 18

Must-sees & Events in Silicon Valley: Week of Nov. 18

Across the country, people from all walks of life are observing the annual Trans Awareness Week, culminating this Friday with the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Events and opportunities to learn more and to support the trans community are posted at glaad.org/transweek. Silicon Valley Pride is…

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The Ultimate Turkey Day 2020 SV Dining Guide

The Ultimate Turkey Day 2020 SV Dining Guide

Like everything else in 2020, Thanksgiving is set to be a weird one, as families decide whether flying is on the table, how many is too many for a get-together, or whether they’ll Zoom together instead. And local restaurants have stepped up, offering tons of…

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Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Nov. 11

Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Nov. 11

Ready or not, cooler weather is starting to creep into Silicon Valley, bringing with it new cravings for the comfort dishes made to soothe the wounds of a hard-fought year. As the rules around dining slowly relax, some restaurants are opening anew, expanding their hours,…

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Film Festivals Are Going Virtual. Here’s How to Watch

Film Festivals Are Going Virtual. Here’s How to Watch

Film festivals, where artists meet other artists, mingle with new fans and talk about their work in front of an enthusiastic audience, have been flipped on their heads since March. But the savvy crews behind the many festivals that typically happen in the Bay Area…

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Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Nov. 4

Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Nov. 4

Indoor dining is becoming more prevalent in the South Bay as restaurateurs adapt to the latest rules set by health officials. And while some may be eager to get inside a cozy, 25 percent-full restaurant, many still feel a twinge of trepidation about sitting indoors…

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Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Oct. 28

Silicon Valley Dining Guide: Week of Oct. 28

Diners can now eat indoors in Santa Clara County, if they want. Some restaurants are taking advantage of the extra capacity allowed by local health officials, and launching new, seasonal menus or bringing back crowd favorites. Each week the staff at SanJose.com compiles some of…

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Famous Graves of Santa Clara Valley

Famous Graves of Santa Clara Valley

Silicon Valley has been home to some of the most well-known and impressive figures in the country and the world. So, its no wonder its local graveyards are also home to famous, influential or in some cases, just quirky Californians who made their mark in…

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