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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

  • Weather Forecast For The San...

    Cloudy skies are likely in the Bay Area this morning, with patchy fog. Highs are expected to be in the 60s to lower 70s, with westerly winds of up to 10 mph.

    Mostly clear skies are likely this evening. Lows are expected to be in the 50s, with westerly winds of up to 20 mph.

    Mostly cloudy skies are likely Thursday morning, with patchy fog. Highs are expected to... » Read More

  • 25-Year-Old Man Shot In South...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A 25-year-old man was injured in a shooting in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood on Tuesday night, police said.

    The shooting was reported at Sixth and Mission streets around 10:30 p.m., police said.

    The man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, according to police... » Read More

  • Tsa Opens Precheck Enrollment...

    SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BCN)

    Travelers who want to move more quickly through airport security can now enroll in TSA Precheck at a new enrollment center at San Francisco International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

    TSA Precheck allows travelers who voluntarily undergo a special prescreening process to go through... » Read More

  • Bay Area Teachers Nominated...

    By Bay City News Service

    Two Bay Area elementary school teachers have been nominated for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the California Department of Education announced Tuesday.

    Tom Torlakson, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, on Tuesday nominated Sara Norris of Alameda County and Stefanie Pechan of ... » Read More

  • Police Reminding Public To...

    HERCULES (BCN)

    Police in Hercules are reminding residents to secure their vehicles against potential burglars after a man's car was burglarized when he stopped for coffee early Monday morning.

    An officer responded around 6:45 a.m. to a reported auto burglary in a strip mall parking lot at 3600 San Pablo Ave., according to police.

    Police said the... » Read More

  • Police Looking For...

    LAFAYETTE (BCN)

    Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who burglarized a Lafayette home this morning.

    The burglary happened around 11:30 a.m. at a home in the Happy Valley area, according to police.

    Police said the suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s to mid 30s driving a gray 1988 Ford pickup truck with a California... » Read More

  • Update: President Obama Lands...

    By Bay City News Service

    President Barack Obama has landed at San Francisco International Airport tonight.

    The president aboard Air Force One landed at 9:20 p.m. at SFO and will attend two fundraising events in the Bay Area on Monday.

    Obama will attend a House Majority PAC event at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, then... » Read More

  • Police Search For Driver...

    SANTA ROSA (BCN)

    Police are looking for the driver of blue Dodge Viper that was involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured two people in a head-on collision in Santa Rosa this evening, police said.

    The collision occurred around 5:45 p.m. on Brush Creek Road at Badger Road in northeast Santa Rosa, according to police.

    Police are looking for the... » Read More

  • A's Agree To City's Changes...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    City of Oakland leaders said today that the Oakland A's have accepted changes that the City Council made last week to a lease agreement that would keep the baseball team at the O.co Coliseum for another 10 years.

    City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan, one of Oakland's members on the Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority that oversees operations... » Read More

  • Woman Accused Of Fatally...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A San Francisco woman charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man in a San Francisco hotel room on Friday appeared in court this afternoon.

    Lisa Heng, 30, was scheduled to be arraigned on the murder charge in San Francisco Superior Court this afternoon, but San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi asked to postpone entering a plea... » Read More

  • Note To Editors--Photo To...

    A photo related to today's BCN49 (SODA TAX) can be obtained from the following Bay City News Service Web link:

    http://www.baycitynews.com/images/Sodatax07.22.14.jpg

    PHOTO BY SCOTT MORRIS » Read More

  • Update: Elderly Woman Injured...

    An elderly woman inside a residence was injured by flying glass during a shooting on the streets of San Francisco's Bayview District this afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.

    At about 4:10 p.m., a ShotSpotter activation occurred and 911 calls began coming into police reporting that a 80-year-old woman may have been injured as a result of flying glass after a bullet struck a... » Read More

  • 13 Gang Members Arrested In...

    By Bay City News (BCN)

    Thirteen suspects associated with gang violence throughout the East Bay have been arrested and charged as part of Operation Ceasefire, Oakland police said today.

    Oakland, Alameda, and Stockton police all collaborated to serve six search warrants on July 10, four in Oakland and two in Stockton, resulting in the arrests of 13 individuals... » Read More

  • Woman Pleads Not Guilty To...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A woman accused of robbing and hurting an 8-year-old girl selling candy in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood last week pleaded not guilty in San Francisco Superior Court this afternoon.

    Ladonna Christian, 46, of San Francisco, hid behind a courtroom door to avoid news cameras while she was arraigned on robbery and child ... » Read More

  • Driver Saves Sleeping Man...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A Recology truck driver was able to think quickly this morning to save the life of a man who was accidentally loaded into his recycling truck in San Francisco's Sunset District, Recology and fire officials said.

    The driver started his route along Irving Street between 9th and 16th avenues around 6:30 a.m.

    After he picked up a... » Read More

  • Measure Tying Muni Funds To...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    Voters will decide whether to tie funding for San Francisco Municipal Railway to the city's population growth this November after the Board of Supervisors voted today to place the measure on the ballot.

    The board voted 6-4 to approve Supervisor Scott Wiener's charter amendment, which would require Muni funding to be reassessed each July 1 ... » Read More

  • Bay Area Man Wins $1.3M On $2...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    A Bay Area maintenance technician won $1.3 million on a $2 lottery ticket he purchased at an Oakland supermarket, the California Lottery reported today.

    Anthony Smith had cashed his paycheck and was buying groceries at Gazzali's Supermarket at 7000 Bancroft Avenue in East Oakland when he decided to purchase three of the $2 Scratchers tickets on a... » Read More

  • Firefighters Battling House...

    Firefighters are battling a house fire in Mill Valley this evening, a dispatcher said.

    The fire is burning at a home in the 400 block of Laverne Avenue, and as of 6:20 p.m., firefighters were still battling the blaze, a Marin County dispatcher said.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation. » Read More

  • 'Soda Tax' Added To November...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a November ballot measure to tax soda and sugary drinks today, but not with the unanimous vote they were looking for.

    If passed by a two-thirds majority of San Francisco voters, the new legislation will tax soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages at two cents per ounce and direct the revenue to... » Read More

  • Marin County Parks Warns...

    By Bay City News Service

    Marin County Parks officials are cautioning visitors to the Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve above Mill Valley and Corte Madera about a man who is posing as a park ranger.

    There have been two incidents in the past month on or near the popular Blithedale Summit Fire Road where the un-uniformed man allegedly gave incorrect information... » Read More

  • 68-Year-Old Pedestrian...

    SUNNYVALE (BCN)

    A 68-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries when a car struck her while she was crossing El Camino Real in Sunnyvale this afternoon, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.

    Emergency crews were dispatched at 2:54 p.m. to where the vehicle and pedestrian collision occurred, at the intersection of El Camino Real and ... » Read More

  • 1-Alarm Mobile Home Fire In...

    By Bay City News Service

    A one-alarm fire displaced a disabled resident from their Bay Point home this afternoon, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman said.

    The blaze was reported around 12:10 p.m. at a mobile home in the area of Pacifica Avenue and Port Chicago Highway, according to fire district Inspector Steve Aubert.

    Crews... » Read More

  • Gunfire Reported Near Andy...

    By Bay City News Service

    Gunfire was reported this afternoon southwest of Santa Rosa, not far from the field where a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy in October, a sheriff's sergeant said.

    A neighbor reported hearing gunfire on Moorland Avenue and saw three males running from the scene, Sgt. Cecile Focha said.
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  • s.j. Teen Arrested For...

    SANTA CLARA (BCN)

    Information from the public led to the arrest of a teenager in the alleged knifepoint robbery of a bicycle from an 11-year-old boy on a school playground in Santa Clara on July 7, a police spokesman said.

    The 11-year-old boy told police that at about 5:30 p.m. on July 7, he was playing at Washington Elementary School at 270 Washington St. when... » Read More

  • Brown Nominates Stanford...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Supreme Court today.

    Cuéllar, 41, who was born in Mexico, began teaching at Stanford in 2001 and is an expert in administrative, criminal and international law.

    He has been director of the university's Spogli... » Read More

  • Shooting Reported In Bayview...

    Crews are responding to a shooting in San Francisco's Bayview District this afternoon, a fire spokeswoman said.

    The shooting was reported at 4:21 p.m. near Third Street and Revere Avenue, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

    She said medical crews were arriving to the scene as of 4:25 p.m. and that details about injuries were not immediately available. Read More

  • 26-Year-Old Man Dies When...

    HALF MOON BAY (BCN)

    A 26-year-old man was killed Monday evening after a 10-foot-deep tunnel in the sand collapsed on him at Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay, burying him completely, Cal Fire officials said.

    The victim, identified by the San Mateo County coroner's office as Adam Jay Pye, of San Lorenzo, had been digging angled tunnels in the sand with friends or... » Read More

  • 2 Hospitalized, 9 Displaced...

    RICHMOND (BCN)

    A one-alarm kitchen fire at a Richmond apartment sent a man and child to the hospital and displaced nine people from their home early this morning, a fire battalion chief said today.

    French fries cooking on a stove inside an apartment in the 700 block of Seventh Street appear to have led to the fire that started around 2:50 a.m., Richmond fire... » Read More

  • Water District Mulls Hiring...

    By Bay City News Service

    The Santa Clara Valley Water District is considering hiring up to 10 people to respond to complaints about people wasting water in the county, a district spokesman said.

    The district's board of directors at its meeting tonight in San Jose is set to vote on a staff recommendation to spend $500,000 to fund temporary employees to... » Read More

  • Update: Ramp Onto Eastbound...

    The Tennessee Street on-ramp to eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in Vallejo was closed for more than an hour this afternoon because of a grass fire along the highway.

    The fire was reported around 1:15 p.m. on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 80 near Redwood Parkway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Thick smoke was reported along some city streets, CHP... » Read More

  • Update: Hwy 101 Lanes...

    Multiple lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 were briefly blocked near Mill Valley today because of an overturned truck, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The three right lanes were blocked near the East Blithedale Avenue exit on southbound Highway 101 after the truck overturned at 11:43 a.m., CHP officials said.

    Crews responded to the scene to clean... » Read More

  • Grass Fires Burning Along I-80

    A grass fire is burning along Interstate Highway 80 in Vallejo this afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The smoke from the fire has closed the Tennessee Street on-ramp to eastbound Highway 80 and thick smoke was reported on some city streets, CHP officials said.

    Vallejo firefighters responded to the grass fires, which were reported around 1:15... » Read More

  • One Dead, Eight Injured In...

    By Bay City News Service

    One person was killed and eight were injured Monday evening on state Highway 152 east of Gilroy after a tractor-trailer triggered a crash with eight other vehicles, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The CHP was dispatched at 5:23 p.m. Monday to the crash scene on Highway 152 east of Ferguson Road in unincorporated Santa Clara... » Read More

  • Authorities Seek Two Women In...

    SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BCN)

    More details were released today about a man arrested last week on suspicion of public intoxication after allegedly impersonating a security officer and privately "screening" two women at San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo County sheriff's officials said.

    Eric Slighton, 53, a resident of San Francisco and Hong... » Read More

  • Tuesday Midday News Roundup

    President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly into San Francisco International Airport tonight for a short fundraising visit in the South Bay.

    Obama is slated to arrive on Air Force One around 9 p.m. ahead of a Wednesday reception and luncheon to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the Los Altos Hills home of Judy and George Marcus.
    Read More

  • Overturned Truck Blocks Lanes...

    Multiple lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 are blocked near Mill Valley this afternoon because of an overturned truck with a trailer, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The three right lanes have been blocked near the East Blithedale Avenue exit on southbound Highway 101 since the crash was reported at 11:43 a.m., CHP officials said.

    Crews responded... » Read More

  • Judge Turns Down Chamberlain...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A federal judge in San Francisco today denied bail to a political consultant accused of possessing a homemade bomb in his apartment in the city.

    Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II's defense lawyer, saying that his client urgently needs mental health treatment, had asked U.S. District Judge Vincent Chhabria at a hearing Monday to grant Chamberlain... » Read More

  • Lightning Strike Briefly...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    The O.co Coliseum in Oakland briefly lost power when it was struck by lightning early this morning, an Oakland A's spokesman said.

    Lightning hit the Coliseum at about 5 a.m. and briefly shut off power for the stadium, A's spokesman Bob Rose said.

    Power was restored later this morning and no interruptions are anticipated for this... » Read More

  • Man Shot After Fight In...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A 25-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood Monday night, police said today.

    The man and a male suspect were arguing around 10:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Mason Street when the suspect shot at the victim, hitting him in his torso and hand, police said.

    The man was taken to San... » Read More

  • Sj Man Pleads No Contest To...

    REDWOOD CITY (BCN)

    A 32-year-old San Jose man was put on probation after pleading no contest Monday to breaking into a Redwood City spa and taking $735 from the office in April, San Mateo County prosecutors said today.

    Police discovered Alan Patrick Stinson covered in blood in the entryway of the Woodside Spa after responding to a report of loud noises at the... » 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

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    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

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    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...

    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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    Sign up today for your FREE SantaClara.com 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 Name@SantaClara.com 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

  • 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
One of the many appealing aspects of the city of Santa Clara is the community events taking place throughout the year. Annual events in this...
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Santa Clara California Restaurants Serve Up a Variety of Cuisines
Restaurants in Santa Clara are as diverse as the city’s multicultural and eclectic population. There are gourmet banquet facilities...
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Things to do in Santa Clara, California
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Great Homes Available in Santa Clara and Silicon Valley Neighborhoods
Santa Clara real estate listings offer a wide selection of homes in many of the city's best neighborhoods. There are nearly...
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Santa Clara: a Shopping Haven
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Santa Clara Mission Offers Glimpse into The City's Rich History
Twenty-one Spanish missions were constructed in Santa Clara and throughout what would become California and the United States from 1769 through...

Historic Santa Clara Offers Mix of Culture, Recreation and Family Fun

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 Day Trips Offer Wide Choice of Activities
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Santa Clara Offers Accommodations That are Sure to Please
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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

  • Santa Clara Convention Center

    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

  • Santa Clara's Great America!

    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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