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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

  • Shooting Reported In Area...

    Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police have responded to a reported shooting of a person in a neighborhood in Los Gatos between state Highway 85 and the La Rinconada Country Club, a police dispatcher said.

    Police received a report about the shooting at 1:47 p.m. at 120 Calle Marguerita about two blocks south of the highway, the dispatcher reported.

    Officers are still... » Read More

  • 70-Year-Old Man Hit By Car

    The Santa Clara County Fire Department is on the scene of an automobile and pedestrian accident at a major intersection in Campbell and is rendering aid to the victim, a fire dispatcher said.

    The department's medical personnel were sent at 1:42 p.m. to the intersection of West Hamilton Avenue and Winchester Boulevard to treat a 70-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle, the... » Read More

  • Person Injured In Incident...

    Emergency crews in San Jose are responding this afternoon to an injury involving a saw to a person's chest, fire officials said.

    The incident occurred just after 2 p.m. at 1525 Farringdon Drive.

    No other details were immediately available. » Read More

  • Man Gets 75 Years For...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    An Oakland man with a lengthy criminal record was sentenced today to 75 years to life in state prison for a crime spree two years ago in which he shot at an Alameda County Sheriff's deputy and held another man hostage in a lengthy police standoff.

    Tomas Orona, a 43-year-old ironworker, was convicted on May 1 of the premeditated attempted murder of... » Read More

  • Live Giant Millipedes Seized...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    Twenty squirming foot-long millipedes in a falsely labeled package from Germany were seized at San Francisco International Airport last month, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said today.

    On July 8, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the U.S. Postal Service International Service Center at SFO discovered... » Read More

  • Walnut Creek Police Officer...

    RICHMOND (BCN)

    A Walnut Creek police officer was arrested after allegedly donning a mask and beating a woman with a bat in Richmond earlier this month, a police captain said today.

    Gregory Thompson, 53, of Martinez, was arrested in the early morning hours of Aug. 16 in Richmond, where he allegedly used a baseball bat to attack a woman walking in a residential... » Read More

  • Friday Midday News Roundup

    A Walnut Creek police officer was arrested after allegedly donning a mask and beating a woman with a bat in Richmond earlier this month, a police captain said today.

    Gregory Thompson, 53, of Martinez, was arrested in the early morning hours of Aug. 16 in Richmond, where he allegedly used a baseball bat to attack a woman walking in a residential neighborhood, according to ... » Read More

  • Witness Follows, Helps Police...

    WATSONVILLE (BCN)

    Two suspected gang members with a shotgun were arrested late Thursday after a robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Watsonville where a civilian followed their car and police captured them tying to flee on foot, police said.

    At 9:33 p.m. Thursday, Watsonville police were dispatched to the 7-Eleven at 455 Airport Blvd. beside the Watsonville Municipal... » Read More

  • Vendors And Patrons Await New...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    Following a community meeting at the San Francisco Flower Mart in the city's South of Market neighborhood over concerns that the market could be decommissioned, Mayor Ed Lee and the future developer expressed their commitment to seeing the flower market remain open.

    However, the florists and their supporters, who gathered at the Flower Mart... » Read More

  • 18-Year-Old Man Indicted On...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    An 18-year-old Oakland man is due to be arraigned in federal court on Sept. 5 on a charge of shining a laser pointer at an airborne California Highway Patrol helicopter in June.

    Christian Palomino was indicted by a U.S. grand jury Thursday on one count of violating a federal law that makes it a crime to knowingly aim a laser at an aircraft. Read More

  • Man Gets 15 Years To Life For...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    A Modesto man was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison for the strangulation and drowning death of a 24-year-old woman in Livermore 12 years ago.

    Bryan Vulgamore, 38, was convicted of second-degree murder on June 5 for the Jan. 8, 2002, death of 24-year-old Cecilia Garcia, a family friend who was found drowned in a running shower at... » Read More

  • Undercover Operation At...

    MORAGA (BCN)

    An employee at a Moraga massage parlor was arrested Thursday on suspicion of soliciting prostitution, police said today.

    Situ Li, 52, was arrested for alleged misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution at the at the Wonderful Spa in the Rheem Shopping Center at 450 Center St., police said.

    Li, a San Leandro resident, was taken to the... » Read More

  • 16-Year-Old Arrested In...

    FAIRFIELD (BCN)

    A 16-year-old Vacaville resident was arrested Thursday on several charges including suspicion of attempted homicide following an afternoon shooting in Fairfield.

    The teen, who has not been identified, was also arrested on suspicion of being armed in the commission of a felony while causing great bodily injury, shooting at an inhabited dwelling... » Read More

  • Transit District Executive...

    By Bay City News Service

    For the first time in 15 years, the San Mateo County Transit District will be looking for a new executive director.

    Michael Scanlon, 67, the district's executive director since 1999, is retiring, according to a district release.

    Scanlon was also the chief executive officer of SamTrans and the executive director of the... » Read More

  • Update: Motorcyclist Killed...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    A motorist was killed Thursday night in a crash on Interstate Highway 80 in Oakland, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The CHP described the woman as a 34-year-old from San Francisco. Her name has not yet been released.

    The crash, which occurred at 10:48 p.m., is being investigated as a hit-and-run, CHP spokesman Sean... » Read More

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  • Three Juveniles Arrested...

    HILLSBOROUGH (BCN)

    Three juveniles were arrested on suspicion of committing burglary in Hillsborough and fleeing officers on Thursday, police said.

    An officer assigned to burglary suppression detail noticed a running car with a driver inside standing outside of a home on Alberta Way at 11:23 a.m., according to police.

    After circling around to get a... » Read More

  • Muni Fares Set To Rise On...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    The cost to commute in San Francisco is about to go up this Labor Day.

    Daily cash fares for riding San Francisco Municipal Railway will go from $2 to $2.25 effective Monday, SFMTA officials said.

    Monthly passes will also go up -- inclusive Muni and BART monthly passes will increase to $80 from $76 and Muni-only passes will... » Read More

  • Man Suspected Of Stalking...

    GILROY (BCN)

    Police in Gilroy arrested a 58-year-old man who led police on a car chase Wednesday after members of his family claimed he violated a temporary restraining order they filed against him, a spokesman said.

    Ronny Lee Humphrey, of Los Banos, was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of stalking, assault with a deadly weapon, felony ... » Read More

  • Friday Morning News Roundup

    The San Francisco Giants and 49ers both said Thursday they are "disturbed" by allegations that the CEO of the company that provides concessions to AT&T Park and Levi's Stadium was caught on video kicking and abusing his dog.

    Media reports have circulated surveillance video of a man identified as Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague kicking a frightened puppy and choking it with its... » Read More

  • Officers Respond To Fatal...

    A fatal motorcycle crash occurred on the westbound Interstate Highway 80 in Oakland Thursday evening, the California Highway Patrol said.

    The accident was first called in at 10:48 p.m. just east of the Bay Bridge toll plaza, a CHP official said.

    The roadway has been cleared while the CHP continues investigating the incident. » Read More

  • Weather Forecast For The San...

    Mostly cloudy skies and patchy fog are likely in the Bay Area this morning. Highs are expected to be in the 60s to lower 70s with westerly winds of up to 20 mph.

    Mostly cloudy skies and breezes are likely in the Bay Area this evening, with patchy fog after midnight. Lows are expected to be in the upper 50s, with westerly winds of up to 30 mph.

    Cloudy skies and... » Read More

  • Firefighters Subdue Structure...

    SANTA ROSA (BCN)

    The Santa Rosa Fire Department responded to a structure fire Thursday that caused an estimate of $500,000 in damages, officials said.

    The call was received at 3:01 p.m. in the 100 block of Chestnut Street, Santa Rosa Fire Chief Scott Westrope said.

    The fire affected a large one-story warehouse with attached office space, and was... » Read More

  • Police Investigating Thusday...

    ANTIOCH (BCN)

    Antioch police are investigating a shooting that happened Thursday night and left one victim gravely injured, officials said.

    The shooting was first reported at 7:24 p.m. at the intersection of 17th Street and C Street, according to the Antioch Police Department.

    The victim, an adult male, was found incapacitated by the gunshot wound... » Read More

  • Two Women Charged In Ponzi...

    SAN JOSE (BCN)

    Two women have been charged in Santa Clara County Superior Court with running an investment fraud that swindled mostly Vietnamese-American victims out of $8 million over five years, a prosecutor said today.

    Lananh Thi Phan, a licensed real estate broker in San Jose, and Diane H. Do Bui, a notary public, are charged with felony counts of grand ... » Read More

  • State Water Officials Delay...

    By Bay City News Service

    A $25 million water conservation plan that includes the proposed construction of massive tunnels to transport water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin-Delta to other parts of California has been delayed, state water officials have announced.

    California's Department of Water Resources and other state and federal agencies will draft a new... » Read More

  • Update: Hwy 152 Brush Fire 50...

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    An 80-acre brush fire burning on both sides of state Highway 152 east of Gilroy was 50 percent contained this evening as of around 10 p.m., according to Cal Fire officials.

    Traffic has been heavily affected by the fire and some lanes remain closed on the highway, officials said. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

    The... » Read More

  • Update: Bart Police Unveil...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    BART launched a new app this morning that will enable riders to more easily report crimes and suspicious activities to transit police.

    BART Watch is free to download from the agency's website www.bart.gov, as well as the Apple App Store and Google Play.

    "This new technology will allow us to partner with our riders so they can... » Read More

  • Disaster Council Discusses...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    San Francisco's Disaster Council convened a special meeting this afternoon to discuss the emergency preparedness of the city's residents and institutions following Sunday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake that caused significant damage in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.

    The council, composed of representatives from more than 40 city agencies and... » Read More

  • Update: Police Locate Missing...

    A man who was reported missing after he walked away from the Mountain View Senior Center earlier today has been located, police said this evening.

    Ramon Advincula, 67, who has Alzeheimer's disease, had left the center around 3:30 p.m. and was reported missing at 4 p.m.









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  • Update: Fire Officials Could...

    Fire officials have cleared the scene without finding anything at a post office in San Francisco's Sunset District this evening after a possible hazardous materials spill caused the building to be evacuated, a fire official said.

    Firefighters were called to the post office at 1314 22nd Ave. just before 5 p.m., according to Mindy Talmadge, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco... » Read More

  • Update: Traffic Moving Again...

    Traffic is moving again on state Highway 152 east of Gilroy as firefighters battle an 80-acre brush fire in the area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The fire appears to have started after a vehicle collision on westbound state highway 152 that was reported around 3 p.m. near Casa de Fruta, a roadside attraction, according to the California Highway Patrol. Read More

  • Ceo Of Company Providing...

    By Bay City News Service

    The San Francisco Giants and 49ers both said today they are "disturbed" by allegations that the CEO of the company that provides concessions to AT&T Park and Levi's Stadium was caught on video kicking and abusing his dog.

    Media reports have circulated surveillance video of a man identified as Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague kicking a... » Read More

  • Man Gets 15 Years For Having...

    HAYWARD (BCN)

    A 59-year-old man was sentenced today to 15 years in state prison for having sex with a 16-year-old boy he hired to be a "houseboy" at his home in Hayward last year.

    An Alameda County Superior Court jury on June 20 found Christopher Purcell guilty of 22 counts of oral copulation of a person under 18 and five counts of sodomy of a person under 18... » Read More

  • Police Searching For Missing...

    Police are searching for a man with Alzheimer's disease who has been missing since he walked away from the Mountain View Senior Center this afternoon.

    Ramon Advincula, 67, is described as a bald Asian male wearing a green t-shirt, khaki shorts and khaki-colored shoes. He is around 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds, police said.
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  • About 20 Residents Still...

    REDWOOD CITY (BCN)

    About 20 people are still displaced following a Sunday night structure fire that gutted several apartment units in Redwood City, according to the American Red Cross.

    American Red Cross spokeswoman Jennifer Sturm said the organization is assisting the displaced residents with necessities like food, shelter and clothes.

    Redwood... » Read More

  • Authorities Ask For Help...

    By Bay City News Service

    Santa Rosa police and the Napa County Sheriff's Office are asking the public's help in finding a woman who has been missing for 11 days.

    Eve Garcia de Diaz, 48, was last seen by her husband on Aug. 17 in a turnout on state Highway 29 just north of Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in Napa County, Santa Rosa police Sgt. John Cregan said. ... » Read More

  • Post Office Evacuated After...

    A post office in San Francisco's Sunset District has been evacuated after a substance spilled in the lobby caused people to experience irritation in their eyes, noses and throats, according to a fire official.

    The spill was reported just before 5 p.m. at the post office at 1314 22nd Ave., according to Mindy Talmadge, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Fire Department. Read More

  • Update: Brush Fire Stops...

    A brush fire along state Highway 152 east of Gilroy near Casa de Fruita has grown to 70 acres and remains completely uncontained this evening, according to Cal Fire officials.

    The fire appears to have started after a vehicle collision on westbound state highway 152 that was reported around 3 p.m., according to reports from the California Highway Patrol.

    The... » Read More

  • Bank Account Established For...

    By Bay City News Service

    Friends and relatives have started a bank account for Nicholas Dillon, a 13-year-old Napa boy who was injured when chimney bricks fell on him during Sunday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake.

    Nicholas suffered multiple pelvic fractures and had nine hours of surgery at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, his aunt Carmen Rosales said. He likely... » 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

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    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

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    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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    ActionCOACH

    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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    Fiorillo’s

    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

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    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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • World-Class Universities Near...

    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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Santa Clara Community Activities: From Free Music to Film Festivals
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Santa Clara Mission Offers Glimpse into The City's Rich History
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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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SCU Winter Orchestra Concert: Movie Themes

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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  • An Abundance of Great...

    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 Alumni@SantaClara.com including the person's name and... » Read More

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Fulton Communications, a Vertical Company, Named to Inc. Magazine Top 5000
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