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The Silicon Valley Gift Guide

In Northern California’s most populous county, shopping experiences abound. The entire spectrum of the retail experience can be found here. In addition to Northern California’s larger indoor shopping emporium—the Great Mall in Milpitas—other monuments to consumerism blanket the county: outdoor …

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A Slice of San Jose History on Almaden Road

The ghost of late restaurant critic Joe Izzo walked me from House of Pizza to Sam’s Log Cabin, making Almaden Road a much better place. The history of House of Pizza should be required reading for every politician in this …

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Santa Clara County Educators Fight for Safer Classrooms

As historian Jacques Barzun once wrote, “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” The underpaid and overworked paraeducators in Santa Clara County might concur. These members of the SEIU 521 union filed …

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MSPAINT Paste Into Playback Studios

Buried deep in the southern tip of Mississippi lies the city of Hattiesburg. With a current population of around 50,000, it’s a city often overlooked by the rest of America. MSPAINT wouldn’t have it any other way. “Trends in music …

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Silicon Valley Organizations Promote Locally Crafted Holiday Gifts

Silicon Valley is home to Y Combinator, the world’s first startup accelerator, and many of its success stories—DoorDash, Dropbox, Quora—are based in the Bay Area. But the soul of Santa Clara County’s entrepreneurial spirit is far from the high-tech world. …

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Tickets to The Original San Jose Nutcracker

Win tickets to The Original San Jose Nutcracker at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Drawing December 5, 2022.

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Adrian Marcel Lands at Liquid Lounge

After spending time with family on Thanksgiving and shopping for Black Friday deals, R&B fans can catch singer Adrian Marcel kick off the weekend at the Liquid Lounge. The Oakland-based R&B star put out his debut mixtape 7 Days of …

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EDM Artist Gareth Emery Plays at San Jose Civic

EDM returns to the San Jose Civic with all the lasers, bass and dancing. Gareth Emery, a British EDM artist who’s performed in front of millions across the world, is traversing across North America on his LSR/CITY 2.0 electric excursion. …

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Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Virginia Woolf wrote a passage that I suspect will apply to you in the coming weeks. Woolf said, “There is no denying the wild horse in us. To gallop intemperately; fall on the sand tired out; …

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The World Cup Returns The Earthquakes to San Pedro Square

The San Jose Earthquakes will remain inseparable from San Pedro Square Market. As the 2022 World Cup begins this weekend in Qatar, the Quakes will host several viewing parties at the market complex, further cementing their own storied history in …

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Masako Miki’s Shapeshifting New Facade at ICA San Jose

Like the mythological beings she depicts, Bay Area artist Masako Miki is always changing form. A painter and sculptor who’s worked with bronze, vinyl, wool, washi paper and more, Miki’s upcoming exhibition at Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, titled …

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Seized Up Open for Fear at the Ritz

Not long before he’d become frontman for the iconic Santa Cruz hardcore band Bl’ast, Clifford Dinsmore saw legendary punkers Fear play in San Francisco.  This was almost a year before Fear and its leader Lee Ving got a huge dose …