Jul 11, 2023

Nostalgic No More

My father ate lunch in the same cafeteria that Nikita Khrushchev once visited and now it’s a dump. One of the most vibrant innovative sites in the entire global history of the computer industry, the old IBM Plant on Cottle Road, no longer exists, but at least one structure still...
Jul 4, 2023

In Plain Sight

Jun 27, 2023

Royal Remains

Jun 21, 2023

Suburban Crawl

Gary Smith and the Houserockers
Jun 14, 2023

This is 40: After Four Decades, Fountain Blues Keeps the Beat Going

The 40th San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival erupts this Saturday in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, triggering the...
Hotel De Anza, San Jose
Jun 7, 2023

Ups and Downs: With the Right Leadership, Hotel De Anza Will Someday Return to...

The secret Dead Sea Scroll of Hotel De Anza history has resurfaced. I do not have room for the entire...
The 1994 World Cup at Stanford Stadium
May 31, 2023

Silicon Alleys: A Look Back at the South Bay’s 1st World Cup

Last week we learned the Super Bowl will come back to Levi’s Stadium in 2026, serving as a perfect...
San Jose's Urban Vibrancy Institute
May 24, 2023

Silicon Alleys: The Anti-Man-About-Town Finds the Sweet Life

Last week, the anti-man-about-town resurfaced after not appearing in this column for a long time. He wanted to stop letting...
Paris Avenue
May 17, 2023

Silicon Alleys: Exploring Franco-Punjabi Alliances in Willow Glen

If you feel caught between two cultures, between Paris and Punjab, go to Bird and Willow. A recent infiltration of...
Ribb Street
May 10, 2023

Silicon Alleys: Ribbs Lane Is Short, But It’s Got a Long History

Dead-end streets are often incubators of history, especially for suburban explorers. In East San Jose, Ribbs Lane is an easy...

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