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Los Gatos Brewing Company

All week long Los Gatos Brewing Company is the place to be.  Whether you’re enjoying the big game, hanging with friends, dining on one of their delicious meals or knocking back a... More

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Able Glass

From improving the look of your house to reducing heat gain and loss, quality windows go a long way, and with Able Glass Company, you can replace or repair your old, broken or loose windows and... More

  • Pacifica Man Pleads No...


    A 47-year-old Pacifica man pleaded no contest to drugging and raping his girlfriend's 18-year-old daughter in a Redwood City courtroom on Thursday.

    Paul David Messersmith, who lived with his girlfriend and her daughter, served the daughter a bowl of ice cream laced with a prescription sleeping medication on December 11, 2013, according to San... » Read More

  • Police Arrest Suspect In...


    A man suspected of groping and kissing two women earlier this month has been arrested, Palo Alto police said today.

    The first incident occurred on July 11 around 11:30 a.m. in the College Terrace neighborhood.

    According to police, a woman in her 30s reported that a man at Werry Park and Dartmouth Street approached her, and... » Read More

  • Update: 2 Dump Trucks...


    Two dump trucks were involved one of two major crashes involving San Francisco Municipal Railway vehicles that happened within minutes of each other this afternoon.

    Westbound Geary Boulevard was closed between Webster and Laguna streets for about two-and-a-half hours this afternoon by the accident involving two dump trucks and Muni's... » Read More

  • Vta Bus Fire Sparks...


    A Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus caught on fire on U.S. Highway 101 in South San Jose this afternoon, sparking a small vegetation fire, according to a fire official.

    San Jose fire and Cal Fire crews responded to the blaze on northbound Highway 101 before the state Highway 85 interchange around 2:50 p.m., fire Capt. Cleo Doss said... » Read More

  • Update: Arson Apparent Cause...

    Arsonists appear to have been behind a fire that destroyed an outbuilding and damaged a residential building along the Delta de Anza Regional Trail in Pittsburg this afternoon, a fire marshal said.

    The one-alarm fire was reported at 3:13 p.m. near the intersection of the trail and Railroad Avenue, according to Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials.
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  • Man Seriously Injured In...


    A 32-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting in Antioch early this morning.

    Officers responded around 12:20 a.m. to a report of shots fired and a man yelling for help near the intersection of Golf Course Road and Judsonville Drive, according to police.

    Police arriving on the scene found the victim suffering from multiple... » Read More

  • Hp To Pay $32.5 Million To...

    By Bay City News Service

    Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service during a 10-year contract for computers and services, the U.S. Justice Department announced today.

    The settlement agreement signed by representatives of Palo Alto based-HP and the Justice Department this week resolves... » Read More

  • Crews Fighting Grass Fire On...

    Fire crews are fighting a vegetation fire on the Delta de Anza Regional Trail in Pittsburg, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatcher.

    The blaze was reported at 3:13 p.m. near the intersection of the trail and Railroad Avenue, the dispatcher said.

    No injuries have been reported.

    (925) 930-5536 » Read More

  • Update: Crashes Involving...

    Two major crashes involving San Francisco Municipal Railway vehicles that occurred within minutes of each other this afternoon each caused multiple injuries.

    Geary Street between Webster and Laguna streets in the outbound direction remains shut down this afternoon by an accident involving a Muni bus just before 1:30 p.m.

    The 38-Geary bus hit the back of a dump... » Read More

  • Note To Editors--Sfpd Sending...

    San Francisco police are sending a spokesman to the scene of a collision between a light rail train and a big-rig at Third and Innes streets this afternoon.

    Media are being asked to stage at the corner of Third and Evans streets. » Read More

  • Two Big Accidents Injure...

    The San Francisco Fire Department is responding to two different traffic accidents this afternoon, both of which caused multiple injuries.

    According to a fire spokeswoman, the first accident occurred on Geary Street between Webster and Buchannan streets around 1:30 p.m.

    In that accident, a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus collided with a dump truck, seriously... » Read More

  • Plane Makes Emergency...


    A small plane made an emergency landing today at the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa.

    According to Airport Facilities Manager Jon Stout, the two-seat airplane approached the runway normally at 11:05 a.m.

    However, the front wheel collapsed when the aircraft touched down, and the plane skidded on its nose about... » Read More

  • Mayor Helps Elderly Couple...


    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and her neighbors aided an elderly couple standing outside of their burning home in the Oakland hills on Thursday morning.

    The fire was reported around 9:20 a.m. in the 1800 block of Brentwood Road in the city's Oakmore neighborhood, an Oakland fire dispatcher said.

    Quan said she lives in the area and her staff... » Read More

  • Man Gets 40 Years For 1992...


    A 53-year-old man who in May pleaded no contest to the sexual assault and murder of two women 22 years ago in the Oakland hills was sentenced today to 40 years to life in state prison for the crimes.

    Monte Crawford pleaded no contest to first and second-degree murder charges in the 1992 deaths of Shirley Wynn and Tredis Penny.

    Penny's... » Read More

  • Friday Midday News Roundup

    BART's Dublin/Pleasanton station has reopened after a suspicious package found on the platform was detonated and deemed harmless this morning, BART officials said.

    A train operator noticed an unattended package on the platform around 7:30 a.m. and alerted BART police, BART officials said.

    The end-of-the-line station on Owens Drive was closed at about 7:45 a.m... » Read More

  • Woman Gets 7-Year Prison...


    A Richmond woman will spend seven years in prison in connection with a 2011 assault that led to a man's death.

    Tracey Jackson, 46, was sentenced in a Martinez courtroom today after pleading guilty to assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury in connection with the attack leading up to the death of 51-year-old Anthony Greenwood at his... » Read More

  • 21-Year-Old Man Shot To Death...


    A 21-year-old man was shot to death in Oakland Thursday evening, according to police.

    Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1400 block of Mitchell Street near the corner of 27th Avenue and International Boulevard at 7:22 p.m., Oakland police said.

    Officers found the victim, Daniel Ellis, suffering from gunshot wounds... » Read More

  • Senior And Disability...


    Senior and disability advocates blocked two tech buses for half an hour in the Mission District this morning to protest rising eviction rates of vulnerable San Francisco residents.

    Holding banners sporting phrases like "Eviction Free San Francisco," protestors said the tech buses, which transport employees of companies like Google, Apple and... » Read More

  • Fraudulent Sonoma County Fair...


    Sonoma County Fair officials said fraudulent Carnival WOW Coupons for admission to the fair are being sold on line, door-to-door, in some neighborhoods and in parking lots.

    The printed coupons were last sold two or three years ago when admission to the fair was $20, fair manager Tawny Tesconi said.

    The 2014 Carnival WOW Coupons are... » Read More

  • Fugitive Involved In Fatal...


    A fugitive involved in the stabbing death of a Salinas 14-year-old was arrested in Mexico on Wednesday, police said.

    Angela Zuniga was sought by Salinas police for her role in the stabbing of purported gang member Ricardo Ruiz on May 17, 2013.

    Zuniga confronted Ruiz at the intersection of East Alisal Street and North Madeira Avenue and... » Read More

  • Update: Dublin/Pleasanton...

    By Bay City News Service

    BART's Dublin/Pleasanton station has reopened after a suspicious package found on the platform was detonated and deemed harmless this morning, BART officials said.

    A train operator noticed an unattended package on the platform around 7:30 a.m. and alerted BART police, BART officials said.

    The end-of-the-line station on Owens... » Read More

  • Woman Shot, Robbed In Potrero...


    A 25-year-old woman shot and robbed in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood on Thursday morning is expected to survive her injuries, police said.

    Around 8:40 a.m., the woman was walking in the 700 block of Missouri Street near 22nd Street where a man approached her from behind and brandished a handgun, according to police.
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  • Arraignment Of Road Rage...


    The Marin County District Attorney's office has not decided whether to file charges against a Corte Madera man in an alleged road rage shooting incident in July.

    Dr. James Simon, 71, was scheduled to be arraigned in Marin County Superior Court Monday for allegedly shooting 69-year-old William Osenton of Tiburon.

    District Attorney... » Read More

  • Multi-Vehicle Crash Blocking...

    A multi-vehicle traffic collision is blocking two lanes of U.S. Highway 101 on the border of Palo Alto and Mountain View this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The collision between a motorcycle and as many as four other vehicles was reported at 9:49 a.m., the CHP said.

    An ambulance was called to the scene but the CHP could not immediately... » Read More

  • Bicyclist Crashes Into Chp...


    A bicyclist suffered minor injuries when he struck a California Highway Patrol vehicle in Campbell this morning, a CHP spokesman said.

    A CHP officer had completed a traffic stop and was finishing notes while sitting in the vehicle pulled over on northbound San Tomas Expressway near Budd Avenue shortly before 8 a.m., CHP Officer Ross Lee said. Read More

  • Police Searching For Missing...


    Daly City police are looking for a 72-year-old man suffering dementia who went missing Thursday.

    Warlito "Lito" Cawaring was last seen at his home in the 900 block of Schwerin Street at 9 a.m. Thursday, police said.

    He often walks to the Geneva Avenue of Daly City and San Francisco, police said.

    He is described as 5... » Read More

  • Update: Suspicious Package...

    By Bay City News Service

    A suspicious package found on the platform of BART's Dublin/Pleasanton station has been detonated, BART officials said.

    The end-of-the-line station on Owens Drive was closed at about 7:45 a.m., BART and Pleasanton police officials said.

    As of 9:25 a.m., the package was detonated and taken out of the station, BART officials... » Read More

  • Pedestrian Hit By Train...

    A person was hit by a train and critically injured in Antioch this morning, a fire spokesman said.

    The train hit a pedestrian at about 7:35 a.m. near Fulton Shipyard Road, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Capt. Robert Marshall said.

    An air ambulance was called and medical crews are working on getting the critically injured victim ready for transport... » Read More

  • Update: Truck Flips Over...

    A big-rig that flipped on Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore this morning is expected to be removed from the highway by 9 a.m., a California Highway Patrol officer said.

    The big-rig was traveling west on the highway near Vasco Road at about 4:45 a.m. when the driver lost control of the truck and veered to the right, CHP Officer Steve Creel said.

    The truck hit a... » Read More

  • Update: Dublin/Pleasanton...

    BART's Dublin/Pleasanton station has been shut down after a suspicious package was found there this morning, BART and police officials said.

    The end-of-the-line station on Owens Drive was closed at about 7:45 a.m., BART and Pleasanton police officials said.

    Trains are going to the West Dublin station and turning around, BART officials said.

    There... » Read More

  • Note To Editors--Photo Of...

    A photo to accompany Thursday's BCN48 of a suspect in a July 14 fatal shooting can be downloaded from the following Bay City News Service Web link: » Read More

  • Bart Station Shut Down For...

    BART's Dublin station has been shut down because of police activity this morning, BART officials said.

    The station was closed at about 7:45 a.m. and trains are going to the West Dublin station and turning around, BART officials said.

    There is no estimated time the station will reopen. » Read More

  • Overturned Truck Blocks...

    By Bay City News

    All westbound lanes on Interstate Highway 580 near Vasco Road have reopened after an overturned big rig blocked lanes on both sides of the freeway this morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

    Two eastbound lanes remain closed as crews continue to clean up debris and fuel from the accident. A Sigalert update was issued at 5:47 a.m. according... » Read More

  • Mexican Citizen Sentenced To...


    A Mexican citizen has been sentenced in federal court in San Jose to 14 years in prison for conspiring to possess and sell methamphetamine.

    Jose Corona-Mata, 32, a native of Michoacán, Mexico, who had been living in San Jose, was given the sentence Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh.

    He pleaded guilty before Koh in April to... » Read More

  • Friday Morning News Roundup

    Reports that BART employees have been subjected to racist and threatening messages scrawled on lockers are under investigation, BART officials said Thursday, but an attorney representing the workers said the agency has only taken those steps under legal pressure.

    The most recent messages, which told particular employees to "die" and contained racial slurs, appeared last... » Read More

  • Weather Forecast For The San...



    Cloudy skies and patchy fog are likely in the Bay Area this morning. Highs are expected to be in the mid-60s to upper 70s, with westerly winds of up to 20 mph.

    Partly cloudy skies are likely this evening, with patchy fog after midnight. Lows are expected to be in the mid-50s... » Read More

  • Police Reporting Rash Of...

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    Napa police are reporting a rash of punctured vehicle gas tanks in the past week.

    Vandals have been puncturing or drilling holes in the gas tanks in busy parking lots and quiet residential areas in Napa all hours of the day and night since July 24, police said.

    The vandalism is causing significant damage and repair costs to vehicle... » Read More

  • Jury Duty Scam Surfaces In...

    By Bay City News Service

    A jury duty scam that has been reported in other Bay Area counties has surfaced in Sonoma County.

    A person claiming to be from the Jury Commissioner's or Sonoma County Sheriff's office calls the victims to say they have failed to report to jury duty, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said.

    The caller threatens the... » Read More

  • Bart Plans Weekend Platform...


    Bart will close two platforms at the Daly City station on Saturday and Sunday for maintenance and improvement activities, Bart officials announced Thursday.

    Bart will only use one track between the Balboa Park and Colma stations during the work.

    Officials said the work will include replacing platform edge tiles, performing... » Read More

  • School District Says Accused...

    By Bay City News Service

    A Santa Rosa mom physically touched an elementary school student on the neck hard enough to leave four imprints when she confronted him in May about bullying her daughter at school, the Piner-Olivet Union School District said in a news release today.

    The Sonoma County school district west of Santa Rosa released the results of a... » Read More

  • Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo Inaugural Gala

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo...

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) - a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming chemotherapy rooms into a renewal of health, hope and life has announced its Inaugural Gala to be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California. All proceeds will go towards supporting the mission of RTR4C. » Read More

  • Myth Taverna and Lounge logo image

    Myth Taverna and Lounge

    If you’re looking for amazing food and a great time, Myth Taverna and Lounge has it all.  As a Modern Greek cuisine restaurant near Santa Clara, they offer delectable dishes, patio dining, dancing and live music.  Whether you’re looking for a great meal for lunch or dinner, an elegant setting or an amazing selection of signature drinks, fine wines and imported... » Read More

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    The Menu, artisan cuisine of...

    For your next meal out, choose The Menu and experience a unique and elegant fine-dining experience.  Offering artisan Indian cuisine, this restaurant offers a delectable selection of dishes to satisfy your palate.  Innovative and inspired, their delicious cuisine will have you licking your plate (and fingers) clean.  Whether you’re looking to enjoy an intimate... » Read More

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    Los Gatos Brewing Company

    All week long Los Gatos Brewing Company is the place to be.  Whether you’re enjoying the big game, hanging with friends, dining on one of their delicious meals or knocking back a cold one, you will love the casual yet fun atmosphere, delectable California cuisine and batch of original beers.  With locations in both San Jose and Los Gatos, they are the perfect place to go for... » Read More

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    Able Glass

    From improving the look of your house to reducing heat gain and loss, quality windows go a long way, and with Able Glass Company, you can replace or repair your old, broken or loose windows and screens.  In addition, this Santa Clara glass company specializes in window screens, patio door replacements, shower doors and more.  Providing quality products and equally valuable service... » Read More

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    Acon Builders Construction

    With 23 years of experience and a record for impeccable service, Acon Builders Construction is the premier construction company in Santa Clara.  Best known for building commercial, residential and engineering projects, they have completed over 100 projects in their lifetime.  With their timely completion of projects, experienced, professional staff and award winning services... » Read More

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    Musson Theatrical

    From full-scale performing arts centers to small elementary school stages to houses of worship, Musson Theatrical will provide you with the theatrical lighting, scenery, sound and special effects you need.  As the number one theatrical dealer in Santa Clara, they provide the highest quality products and the best customer service at the most competitive prices!  Sensitive, honest... » Read More

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    Wooding Electric

    Providing superior electrical services for the past 20 years, Wooding Electric is the Santa Clara electrical contractor you can count on.  Specializing in service and repair, this company offers outstanding workmanship and unparalleled customer service.   » Read More

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    Abundant Administrative...

    You can get so much more done for your business through Abundant Administrative Services.    Become more efficient and effective with a Virtual Assistant taking an administrative role in your daily routine.  Marit Fox has an impressive reputation for helping business leaders reach their highest potential. » Read More

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    AutoLand of Santa Clara

    One hundred percent devoted to giving you exceptional auto repair services every single time you bring your car in, AutoLand of Santa Clara is an impressive company that strives to exceed expectations.  Their mission is to be the frontrunner in sales and delivery for cooling-system products as well as auto services.  Whether your vehicle is foreign or domestic, you can rest... » Read More

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    Dr. Sage

    Since 1988, Dr. Saghezchi, known by his patients as Dr. Sage, has provided his exceptional dental services to the residents of Santa Clara and surrounding communities.  He also offers premier cosmetic dental services like porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, gum reshaping and even more to makeover your smile.   » Read More

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    Villa Serena: Sunshine...

    Life is so much better when you’re surrounded by compassion and comfort.  At the Villa Serena: Sunshine Retirement Living in Santa Clara, you will receive the best senior living care that is possible.  Many retirement facilities leave you with very few choices when it comes to determining your stay at their establishment.  Villa Serena offers their residents the luxury... » Read More

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    Pedro’s Restaurant

    Fabulous food and exceptional service since 1972, Pedro’s Restaurant continues to serve authentic Mexican cuisine that is rich and delicious.   » Read More

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    Filice Insurance

    With decades of experience and outstanding products, Filice Insurance provides unrivaled services and value to their customers.  As the premier provider of business insurance plans in Santa Clara, they are your company’s one-stop solution for all your benefits and insurance needs.  Headquartered in San Jose, they offer a variety of plans, including Domestic &... » Read More

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    Animal Health Center

    Your pet is more than just an animal; they are an important part of your family, and at Animal Health Center, they will be treated with both professionalism and compassion.  Established over 25 years ago, this animal hospital in Santa Clara provides the highest-quality medicine, surgery and care available in order to keep your pet happy and healthy for as many years as possible. ... » Read More

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    Sanctuary Salon

    At Sanctuary Salon, they’ll exceed your expectations, no matter how high your standards.  With a friendly and experienced staff of beauty and wellness professionals, this Santa Clara salon provides a variety of services, from skin care and massages to hair and nails.  As a Redken 5th Avenue Salon, you can be sure that they are supplying the high-quality service you desire... » Read More

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    VP Security Services, Inc.

    When you’re looking for security, VP Security Services, Inc. has the professional approach you want.  From security consulting and special event officers to security guards and vehicle patrols, this Santa Clara security firm is committed to excellence in all their services. » Read More

  • Academy of Self Defense logo image

    Academy of Self Defense

    The Academy of Self Defense (ASD) is proud to be the premier location for Santa Clara and Northern California for programs like Vanguard Krav Maga® (self-defense), JCF, Muay Thai, THE PIT Mixed Martial Arts and CrossPIT. » Read More

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    Harnessing the experience and expertise of the ActionCOACH franchise, Joseph Siecinski has combined the knowledge of over 1,000 coaches worldwide with his own 20 years of sales leadership experience for the benefit of his local clients.  Having previously run the profit and loss of a multi-million dollar, global business, his own knowledge, experience and commitment, in addition to the... » Read More

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    Off the Wall Soccer

    It doesn’t matter how good you are at soccer, you can enjoy playing the game at Off the Wall Soccer.  As an indoor sports arena in Santa Clara, it is the perfect place for adults and kids to play indoor soccer or flag football.  Whether you’re just looking to play competitively or you want to add a little “kick” to your party, this arena provides a clean... » Read More

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    American Solar Direct

    With American Solar Direct, you can bring clean, reliable and affordable energy to your home.  As your one-stop solar energy solution in Santa Clara, they are a full-service provider of affordable purchase and leasing options, experienced design and installation and quality project management. » Read More

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    MDM Entertainment

    If you’re looking to provide fun for all ages at your next event or special function, MDM Entertainment is the leading provider of mobile professional disc jockey and karaoke entertainment in Santa Clara and the Bay Area.  With a wide range of music and a 200,000 song list, they have been bringing quality fun at affordable rates for over 12 years.  Mobile DJ Mike offers a... » Read More

  • Mission Chiropractic logo image

    Mission Chiropractic

    This Santa Clara chiropractic clinic is completely devoted to your health and wellness.  Mission Chiropractic strongly believes that joint and back pains should never become an obstacle you have to deal with in order to simply live your daily life.  Address the problem properly; address the problem now.   » Read More

  • Gateway Limousines Worldwide logo image

    Gateway Limousines Worldwide

    From a ride to the airport to a tour around town, Gateway Limousines Worldwide will get you to your destination on time and in style.  Providing corporate services, day tours, wedding services and services for special occasions, this professional ground transportation company in Santa Clara has highly-trained chauffeurs, a well-maintained fleet and the highest level of service... » Read More

  • Piatti Ristorante & Bar logo image

    Piatti Ristorante & Bar

    Great food, fantastic service and amazing character, what else can we say about Piatti Italian restaurants?  Since 1987, this Italian-inspired collection of restaurants has taken on the unique characteristics of their communities, allowing Piatti Ristorante & Bar in Santa Clara to become a neighborhood favorite for locals and tourists alike.   » Read More

  • Dr. Tang Acupuncture logo image

    Dr. Tang Acupuncture

    Stop suffering from unnecessary pains.  With Dr. Tang Acupuncture in Santa Clara, you can take the natural approach to dealing with your neck pains and back aches.  Acupuncture has a long, impressive history of being able to stimulate blood and energy flow throughout your body, allowing your nervous system to work at its full potential.  This has many amazing benefits that... » Read More

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    Comedy Sportz

    This award-winning interactive comedy show uses comedy and Improv as a way to compete like athletes!  They actually compete against one another, scoring points by the amount of laughter fostered from the audience.  Interactive, celebratory and tons of fun, Comedy Sportz is the ideal place to be when you’re looking for quality Santa Clara entertainment. » Read More

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    A Catered Affair

    With over 25 years in the business, there is no experience A Catered Affair doesn’t have and no place they haven’t gone.  As the premier caterer and event planning company in Santa Clara, they are the lead caterers for such corporations as the San Francisco 49ers and Kaiser, and you can be sure that when you choose them for your event, you will receive the same skill and... » Read More

  • Anderson Behel Body Shop logo image

    Anderson Behel Body Shop

    Promising you the best service at affordable rates that will get you and your vehicle back on the road in no time, Anderson Behel Body Shop is happy to bring you over fifty years of quality experience.   » Read More

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    Golden Gate Helicopters

    Whether you’re looking for the best in executive travelling or you’re an explorer, romantic or photographer, there is something for everyone at Golden Gate Helicopters.  This San Jose helicopter company near Santa Clara is the premier provider of distinctive helicopter services.  They can help you with charters, Northern California trips, special occasions and aerial... » Read More

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    The Dinner Detective San Jose

    If you’re looking for a night of fun entertainment away from your regular routine, The Dinner Detective San Jose is your ideal night out.  It is the largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show near Santa Clara and in the entire country, so you can be sure that you’re in for a good time. » Read More

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    When it comes to delicious food, fantastic service and a friendly atmosphere, Fiorillo’s is the best Italian restaurant in the Santa Clara and Sunnyvale area.  Whether you’re on a date or having a simple meal with friends or family, you will receive a good meal and a good time! » Read More

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    San Francisco Tour Bus

    The best way to drink in San Francisco is with a San Francisco Party Bus!  Whether you’re heading on a wine tour or want to visit the hottest night clubs in the city, the safest and most fun way is in one of San Francisco Party Bus vehicles!    They specialize in tours of the city and wine country, party buses, weddings and corporate events. » Read More

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    Santa Clara Homes and Real...

    If you’re looking for your next home, Santa Clara offers you a beautiful area with strong communities, great schools and many activities to do.  Vinicus Brasil is an outstanding Realtor who is devoted to giving you the first-rate service you deserve and the information you need to find the perfect Santa Clara home for you and your family! » Read More

  • Los Gatos Roofing Santa Clara logo

    Los Gatos Roofing

    The Bay Area trusts Los Gatos Roofing for all of their Bay Area roofing needs. Los Gatos Roofing has been operating officially since 2001. With a unique and rich history that supports the local community, Los Gatos Roofing is proud to be in their 5th generation as a part of the Los Gatos community! Los Gatos Roofing knows the correct way to install and maintain a roof. They care about... » Read More

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    Unlimited Outdoor Kitchens

    Unlimited Outdoor Kitchens is an extraordinary local company who takes pride in servicing their community with top-of-the-line outdoor kitchens, outdoor products and phenomenal customer service.  Unlimited Outdoor Kitchens will gladly sit down and work with you to custom build a Santa Clara outdoor kitchen that accommodates your home and family. » Read More

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    Your Santa Clara Moving...

    Looking to move to Santa Clara?  Looking to move to Chicago?  Near or far, Lambert & Son Moving is your trusted company for all of your moving needs! Right now, Lambert & Son Moving is offering ten percent off your entire move when you book with them online!  Lambert & Son Moving is a family owned and operated company that works hard to... » Read More

  • iPar Golf Academy

    Making golf easy, iPar Golf Academy services golf lovers and enthusiasts by providing products, services and an impressive indoor driving range!  This outstanding Santa Clara facility offers a beautiful selection of brand name golf clubs, apparel, shoes and various accessories.  » Read More

  • Enjoy the Taste of Italy at...

    In an area where restaurants come and go, Vesuvio's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria has been a Santa Clara County landmark for half a century.  A pizza and Italian cuisine pioneer, Vesuvio’s is one of the most popular pizza parlors in the area, known for both its pizza and pasta dishes.  » Read More

  • Royal Pools Knows Your Home...

    Whether you’re looking to create a tranquil backyard experience or a fun place to cool off, a custom pool or spa addition from Royal Pools will add value to your home and will be something for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.  » Read More - Featured Columnists
  • Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo Inaugural Gala

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo...

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) - a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming chemotherapy rooms into a renewal of health, hope and life has announced its Inaugural Gala to be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California. All proceeds will go towards supporting the mission of RTR4C. » Read More

  • Free Email Accounts From...

    Sign up today for your FREE email address and get a complete email package with all of the features, and add-ons that you’re used to from paid services. We’ll give you a generous 1GB of storage for your saved emails, your own personal calendar and address book, virus and spam protection and more – all with your own customized address for... » Read More

  • Mission Santa Clara de Asis

    One of the jewels of Santa Clara is Mission Santa Clara de Asis, located on the University of Santa Clara campus. Founded on Jan. 12, 1777, it was the eighth mission in a chain of 21 throughout California established by Father Junipero Serra. It was the only mission to be named for a woman ­­‑ Saint Claire of Assisi, a childhood friend of Saint Francis - and it became... » Read More

  • Santa Clara Dedicated Public...

    Unlike most other municipalities in the United States, Santa Clara maintains a dedicated public utility to serve its residents’ electrical power and communications needs. The first municipality in America to own and operate its own geothermal generation plant, and among the first in the nation to maintain cutting edge electric utilities, Santa Clara has operated its power division for... » Read More

  • The 49ers Break Ground on...

    San Francisco 49ers broke ground on the Santa Clara Stadium on April 19, 2012, marking a significant milestone in its move from San Francisco to its new home. It took years to finalize plans for moving San Francisco’s beloved football team to the South Bay, but when it was done all parties involved were satisfied with the outcome. Now the serious work begins. The new Santa Clara... » Read More

  • 49ers Secure Funding for New...

    Earlier this month, the City of Santa Clara, CA and the San Francisco 49ers football franchise announced that they have secured funding for the bulk of the cost of the new stadium venture that has been in the works since 2006. The City of Santa Clara has been actively pursuing a partnership with the team in the hopes that a new stadium would help sway owners and facilitate a move to the... » Read More

  • Hitting the Links in Santa...

    When it comes to outdoor activities in general, Santa Clara fits the mold for the San Francisco Bay Area’s well-deserved reputation as an active group of communities. Visitors are often surprised at the wide variety of choices in golf courses they have available to them within such close proximity to the business and entertainment centers of Santa Clara. We’ll bet that even if you... » Read More

  • Santana Row – A Different...

    A shopping center disguised as a tony European neighborhood, Santana Row has been attracting South Bay residents and Bay Area visitors since it opened in 2003. The unique architecture and overall relaxed and upscale atmosphere brings shoppers and diners to Santana Row to visit its multitude of restaurants, retail shops, bars and nightclubs, spas and beauty specialists throughout the... » Read More

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    Santa Clara residents take great pride in the focus on the Bay Area as a leader in schools and higher education. Consequently, there are many viable options when it comes to higher education in the area, ranging from community colleges and vocational training schools to world-renowned universities. With so many colleges and universities in such close proximity, it is hardly any wonder why... » Read More

  • California’s Great America is...

    Perhaps the most popular modern attraction in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Clara’s own California’s Great America amusement park has been entertaining visitors and residents to the area for more than 30 years. Featuring costumed characters, hair-raising roller coasters and other rides, and entertaining shows for adventurous park-goers, Great America has been a Santa... » Read More

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Culture, Entertainment and Excitement in Santa Clara
Founded in 1777 as the site of one of California's world-famous Spanish Missions, Santa Clara, CA is now one of several hubs of business and commerce in Silicon Valley. Home to more than 116,000 residents, Santa Clara is a thriving city that serves as a culturally diverse center of activities for families, students and visitors alike - offering an enormous variety of choices when it comes to dining, entertainment, attractions, and visitor-oriented amenities.

Santa Clara is located in the heart of the world's technology center, Silicon Valley, and boasts an enviable roster of tech companies such as Intel, Applied Technologies, Sun Microsystems, WebEx, and many more that call it home. Being set amid the buzz and constant excitement of the technology capitol of the world creates an atmosphere of change and activity that spills over into daily life in museums such as the nearby San Jose Tech Museum, and other visitor attractions.

Hotels and Hospitality in Santa Clara
Santa Clara's proximity to the wide variety of businesses, professional sports venues, colleges, airports, and nearby vacation destinations means that it has an enormous number and variety of hotels for travelers to choose from.

With everything from five-star hotels with spas and dining available, to more modest motor courts and inns, visitors to Santa Clara can find accommodations near the points of interest they are interested in at a price that fits their travel plans. Because of the high volume of business travel in the area, Santa Clara has ample options for business travelers - providing everything from business accommodations and mini-suites with high-speed internet access, to full conference and meeting services for large groups.

Entertainment and Attractions in Santa Clara
Known for the Spanish Mission of the same name, Santa Clara is a frequent destination for history buffs and school children looking to experience a taste of what the missions were once like. Restored in 1928 after a fire, the mission at Santa Clara University is one of the fixtures of the city and has become an iconic image that is often associated with the area.

If you are looking for fun for the kids while you are in Santa Clara, you'll have many different options to choose from. In addition to the many parks and outdoor events that are put on every spring and summer, there are several child-focused venues such as the Tech Museum and Happy Hollow nearby. The city is also home to Great America, an amusement park that has been a local favorite since 1976, and allows visitors access to both Gilroy Gardens and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk within just a short drive.

Welcome Sports Fans
Santa Clara is well known as the practice field home of the San Francisco 49ers, and is currently in talks with the franchise discussing plans for a new stadium located in the city. Soccer fans enjoy games from the Bay Area's only Major League Soccer team, the San Jose Earthquakes, when they play their home games at Santa Clara University. For other sporting events, visitors and residents need only travel to one of the many professional sports stadiums in the Bay Area housing more than 11 professional teams in a variety of sports.

Culinary Experiences Santa Clara
Owing again to the profound diversity of the area, Santa Clara has restaurants to fit any taste or mood. Offering everything from standard American fare to Italian, every imaginable variety of Asian, Indian, Mexican, Latin American, and European cuisine, diners in the area can easily find something to satisfy their cravings. Whether you're a visitor to Santa Clara, or a longtime resident, finding a great meal close to wherever you happen to be in the city is an easy proposition.

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Santa Clara City Library Monthly Book Sales

Santa Clara City Library holds a public book sale on the third Saturday of each month. High-quality books, videos and music discs are offered for sale to the public at a fraction of their cost when new. At times, it is possible to find used media items that appear to be in unused condition. There are thousands of used library offerings, in all categories, sold for reasonable prices at each Santa...

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SCU: Bronco Kidz! Club

Bronco Kidz! is a Santa Clara youth group that is sponsored by the athletic department at Santa Clara University. This fun-filled club costs $15.00 each year and offers many types of opportunities in...

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The Santa Clara winter-season orchestra concert will be concentrating on favorite movie themes. This style of concert was very popular during the 1960s-70s when recordings of movie theme tunes were...

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    Sunnyvale and Silicon Valley are more than just high tech. This world-famous tech area also has an abundance of great restaurants. Sunnyvale has one of the most popular eateries in the area: Dish Dash, a Middle Eastern restaurant. Dish Dash offers lamb, beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian dishes with the flavors of North Africa and Arabia. Foodies can indulge in stuffed grape leaves... » Read More

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    Santa Clara Convention Center

     Santa Clara Convention Center is a venue right in the heart of Silicon Valley that allows for large conventions in any industry. It features 302,000 square feet of meeting space on two floors. You can invite lots of guests because there are almost 4,000 hotel rooms in the immediate area. For 2013, there are a number of big events happening at Santa Clara Convention Center. January... » Read More

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    Great America

    California’s Great America in Santa Clara is an amusement park for all ages, featuring water rides, roller coasters, traditional fairground rides, a Snoopy-themed area for younger visitors, and of course, plenty of dining and shopping opportunities. Not to be mistaken with Six Flags Great America in Illinois, California’s Great America is split into 8 areas: Celebration Plaza... » Read More

  • Summer (and Swimming) Time in...

    Summer time is most often associated with time in the water for kids and the kids-at-heart. If you’re looking for a place to beat the summer heat in Santa Clara, take a look at one of these public swimming pools. Cool off with the kids, swim a few laps for exercise, or just splash around and have fun! » Read More

  • Biking in and around Santa...

      Santa Clara County is known for its outdoor activities and recreational areas. Residents of Santa Clara are active and are accustomed to having facilities to enjoy their favorite activities. The beautiful surroundings and temperate climate are idea for biking. If you are looking for paved (or unpaved) trails to ride your bike in Santa Clara, you’ll discover that you have... » Read More

  • Santa Clara’s Museums and...

    Santa Clara has a rich cultural history dating back more than 200 years, and today is home to several historical sites and many museums big and small. If you are looking for family-friendly attractions and things to do around Santa Clara, check out a few of these sites and find out more about the history and culture of the area. All the following attractions are free to the general... » Read More

  • The Intel Museum – A...

    One of Silicon Valley's high tech giants, Intel is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. In keeping with their outreach to the Silicon Valley community, Intel has built a museum that delves into the world of semiconductors and the company's processes specifically. The museum is free to the public. In a large 10,000 square foot space Intel details the history and science... » Read More

  • Westfield Valley Fair

    A Santa Clara and San Jose institution, the Westfield Valley Fair shopping center boasts the largest collection of name brands and luxury retailers under one roof in the entire San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 240 stores, a sprawling food court, rows of kiosk retailers, and several restaurants, Westfield Valley Fair is a destination for shoppers from all over the Bay Area. With two... » Read More

  • Santa Clara’s Rich Olympic...

    Santa Clara has a long history of generating Olympic athletes and representing the United States in the worldwide exhibition of excellence and sportsmanship. With a particularly heavy emphasis on competitive racing and synchronized swimmers, Santa Clara has produced more than 50 Olympian athletes over the years and is proud to be an integral part of fielding U.S. athletic teams that compete on... » Read More

  • Famous Alumni of Santa Clara...

    Many graduates of Santa Clara University have gone on to become leaders in the fields of arts/entertainment/media, business/engineering, education/research, public service, and sports. If you know of an alumnus/a who you think should be considered for the list, please send an e-mail to including the person's name and... » Read More

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