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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

  • Update: Police Identify...

    SANTA ROSA (BCN)

    Police have identified a man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his father with a sledgehammer at their east Santa Rosa home late Sunday night as 33-year-old Angelo Michael Lancaster.

    Lancaster, who also is known as Kartar Khalsa, will be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on murder and burglary charges in Sonoma County Superior Court. He is... » Read More

  • Teen Killed In West Oakland...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    Police identified a teen found shot to death in West Oakland early Saturday morning as 17-year-old Breon Coleman.

    Coleman was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at 2:16 a.m. Saturday outside a home in the 800 block of Mead Avenue, a small residential street between Market Street and San Pablo Avenue, police said.

    He was... » Read More

  • Today Is Last Day To Register...

    By Bay City News Service

    Today is the last day to register to vote in the statewide general election on Nov. 4.

    Voters can register online with a California driver's license or identification card, according to the Secretary of State's Office. Voters can also mail a registration card postmarked by today to their county elections office as long as it is received... » Read More

  • Update: Crash Between Pickup...

    SAN LEANDRO (BCN)

    A busy San Leandro street near Interstate Highway 880 was shut down for most of this morning because of a traffic accident and diesel spill, police said.

    A box truck and a pickup truck collided at 8:02 a.m. while heading west on Davis Street near Warden Avenue, just past the freeway, police Lt. Rick DeCosta said.

    The box truck's... » Read More

  • Update: Street Reopens After...

    A busy San Leandro street reopened after it was closed for most of the morning because of a diesel spill, police said.

    Police said at about 8:45 a.m. that a crash and diesel spill had closed Davis Street from Interstate Highway 880 west to Doolittle Drive.

    Police said shortly before noon today that the spill had been cleaned up and the street had reopened. » Read More

  • Monday Midday News Roundup

    Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of killing his father with a sledgehammer at their east Santa Rosa home late Sunday night.

    Police were not immediately releasing the name of the victim, who is in his 60s, or the suspect, Santa Rosa police Sgt. David Linscomb said.

    Officers responded to the slaying when the victim's nephew called around 11:20... » Read More

  • Pedestrian Struck, Injured In...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A 66-year-old man was hospitalized this morning after being struck by a car in San Francisco's Richmond District, police said.

    At around 6:05 a.m., officers responded to the collision reported at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and 10th Avenue. The pedestrian was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries not considered to... » Read More

  • Female Pedestrian Killed In...

    SAN JOSE (BCN)

    A pedestrian struck and killed by a car in a hit-and-run last week in east San Jose was identified as 48-year-old Narinder Kaur, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.

    San Jose police responded to a call shortly before 8 p.m. on Oct. 13 about a female struck by a car near the intersection of McKee Road and North 33rd... » Read More

  • About 50 Detained After Man...

    By Bay City News Service

    A man was shot twice in the leg early Sunday outside a strip club near San Jose in a "chaotic scene" where about 50 people were detained for questioning, a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said today.

    At about 3:15 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's deputies were driving to an unrelated call by the Pink Poodle club at 328 S. Bascom Ave. when... » Read More

  • Barbecue Chef One Of Three...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    A man shot and killed in North Oakland on Sunday evening was wrapping up a day of selling barbecue with his fiancée.

    Friends and family mourned the loss of Vallejo barbecue chef Eric "Trill" Harvis, 42, on Facebook today after he was gunned down in the 800 block of 46th Street at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday, according to police.

    He had... » Read More

  • Multi-Year Investigation Nets...

    RICHMOND (BCN)

    State and local law enforcement officials today announced the successful takedown of a transnational drug trafficking organization based in Contra Costa County.

    During "Operation Road Trip," the culmination of several related investigations into Mexico's Sinaloa Federation drug cartel, law enforcement agents over the past year seized more than 500... » Read More

  • Fire Department Responds To...

    PETALUMA (BCN)

    A woman who was experiencing mild flu-like symptoms called the Petaluma Fire Department Sunday evening because she believed she was infected with the deadly Ebola virus prevalent in some west African countries.

    The fire department is not releasing the woman's name or address.

    Initial reports to the 911 center at 5:02 p.m. stated there... » Read More

  • Residents Will Vote Whether...

    HEALDSBURG (BCN)

    Healdsburg residents will decide in the November election whether the city should continue fluoridating its water.

    If Measure P does not reach the simple majority needed to pass, all city ordinances authorizing and implementing fluoridation would be repealed and fluoridation would cease permanently. Voters approved fluoridation of the water... » Read More

  • Police Seeking Suspect In...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    Police are seeking a suspect in a shooting Saturday night in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood, officers said today.

    A 39-year-old man was reported shot in the wrist at 11:38 p.m. in the 900 block of Ellsworth Street, according to police.

    He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that are not... » Read More

  • Coast Guard Crews Aid In...

    By Bay City News Service

    U.S. Coast Guard crews out of Monterey and San Francisco aided in the rescue Sunday of a man who was washed off of the rocks at Soberanes Point in Monterey County.

    Crews responded at 11:53 a.m. Sunday and launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew and a rescue helicopter to aid the man.

    Officials said Cal Fire crews also... » Read More

  • 23-Year-Old Man Critically...

    ANTIOCH (BCN)

    A 23-year-old man was shot and critically injured in Antioch on Sunday afternoon, weeks after he was apparently wounded in a shooting in Oakland, according to police.

    officers responded around 12:10 p.m. Sunday to reports of a car crash and shots fired near the intersection Of San Jose Drive and Delta Fair Boulevard and found the victim inside one... » Read More

  • Driver Suffers Medical...

    A driver suffered a medical emergency and died on Interstate Highway 880 in San Leandro this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The driver was found in the car at 9:26 a.m. on northbound Highway 880 near the Marina Boulevard off-ramp, according to the CHP.

    CHP Officer Colton Kropp said the driver had suffered a medical emergency and was taken... » Read More

  • Man Killed In Crash Late...

    SAN JOSE (BCN)

    A man killed late Friday after crashing into a sign near a shopping mall in South San Jose was 24-year-old James Navarro, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.

    Navarro was a resident of San Jose, according to the medical examiner's office.

    San Jose police were dispatched at 11:38 p.m. Friday to a solo vehicle... » Read More

  • Man Arrested On Suspicion Of...

    SANTA ROSA (BCN)

    Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of killing his father with a sledgehammer at their east Santa Rosa home late Sunday night.

    Police were not immediately releasing the name of the victim, who is in his 60s, or the suspect, Santa Rosa police Sgt. David Linscomb said.

    Officers responded to the slaying when the victim's... » Read More

  • Diesel Spill Closes Street...

    A vehicle crash has caused a diesel spill on a San Leandro street near Interstate Highway 880 this morning, according to police.

    Police said at about 8:45 a.m. that the spill has closed Davis Street from the highway west to Doolittle Drive.

    Police are advising anyone trying to get to Highway 880 there to use 98th Avenue or Marina Boulevard instead. » Read More

  • Pedestrian Fatally Struck By...

    A pedestrian was fatally struck by a car near the San Francisco Zoo this morning, a fire dispatcher said.

    The collision was reported at 6:57 a.m. near Sloat Boulevard and 43rd Avenue, the dispatcher said.

    The pedestrian, a male, was pronounced dead. No other information about the collision was immediately available this morning. » Read More

  • Update: Man Missing Since...

    SAN JOSE (BCN)

    A 71-year-old man who had been missing in San Jose since Sunday afternoon was safely found and reunited with his family, police said this morning.

    Nicholas Ortiz had last seen around 4 p.m. Sunday in the area of 3195 Pearl Ave. and had recently been released from the hospital after he was hit by a car.

    Police did not release details... » Read More

  • 7 Arrested During Law...

    SANTA ROSA (BCN)

    Sonoma County law enforcement officers arrested seven people Sunday on probation violations during a series of compliance checks in Santa Rosa, police said.

    Officers broke into four teams and searched 39 offenders during checks for probation violations and offenders on supervised release, according to Santa Rosa police.

    Officers... » Read More

  • Police Looking For Missing Man

    SAN JOSE (BCN)

    The San Jose Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 71-year-old man.

    Police said Nicholas Ortiz was last seen Sunday around 4 p.m. in the area of 3195 Pearl Ave.

    Police said Ortiz, who has black hair, brown eyes, is 5 feet 2 and weighs 140 pounds, was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. His... » Read More

  • Lights Damaged In Crash

    The Walnut Creek Police Department this morning is reporting the traffic lights at Ygnacio Valley Road and Oak Grove Road are not functioning.

    Police said the lights should be repaired by 2 p.m. today.

    The were damaged in a single-vehicle crash just after midnight.

    Police said the lights are currently flashing red, which should be treated the same as... » Read More

  • National Weather Service...

    By Bay City News Service

    The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement in effect today for parts of the coastal Bay Area including San Francisco, Sonoma and southern Monterey counties.

    A Pacific storm in the Gulf of Alaska has generated large west to northwest swells that are headed to the California coast.

    Beginning tonight, the... » Read More

  • Monday Morning News Roundup

    Two men were killed in separate incidents less than two hours apart in Oakland on Sunday, police said.

    Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 800 block of 46th Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Way around 7:20 p.m., Oakland police Officer J. Moore said.

    Arriving officers found a man shot several times and he was pronounced dead at 7:34 p.m., Moore... » Read More

  • Weather Forecast For The San...

    Mostly cloudy skies are likely in the Bay Area this morning, with a chance of rain. Highs are expected to be in the 60s to lower 70s with southwesterly winds of up to 20 mph.

    Partly cloudy skies are likely in the Bay Area this evening, with a chance of rain. Lows are expected to be in the 50s, with northwesterly winds of up to 20 mph.

    Partly cloudy skies are... » Read More

  • Police: Man Attacked Roommate...

    PALO ALTO (BCN)

    Police arrested a man in Palo Alto Thursday after officers said he assaulted his roommate with a steak knife during an argument.

    Michael Kenneth Otwell, 64, of Palo Alto was arrested on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon.

    Police said officers responded at 8:34 p.m. Thursday to a residence in the 400 block of Hawthorne... » Read More

  • Two Suspects Wanted In...

    By Bay City News Service

    Two men wanted in Oregon and Santa Clara, Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties in numerous thefts were arrested Saturday by Monterey County sheriff's deputies about 10 miles south of King City, deputies said.

    At 3:52 p.m. Saturday, deputies acting on information about two suspects who were living at 69237 Interlake Road in the... » Read More

  • Woman Charged With Using Spy...

    SAN JOSE (BCN)

    A woman recently sentenced to state prison for identity theft was charged Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose in the wiretapping of a police officer's phone and possessing illegal spyware, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported.

    Kristin Nyunt was charged with two counts of illegal wiretapping and possessing an illegal interception device while... » Read More

  • Bay Bridge Construction...

    By Bay City News Service

    A construction project on the Bay Bridge's western span has been suspended after commuters experienced significant delays on Friday, Caltrans officials announced today.

    The project was set to replace six expansion joints on the bridge's upper deck and place steel plates on the roadway to accommodate the work, Caltrans spokesman Bob Haus... » Read More

  • Report: Marin, San Mateo...

    By Bay City News Service

    Marin and San Mateo counties had the lowest unemployment rates in the Bay Area in September and the region's counties all had levels lower than the average for California, state officials reported Friday.

    Marin's unemployed made up only 3.9 percent of its workforce of 145,800 people and San Mateo boasted of just 4.1 percent of its ... » Read More

  • Man Arrested For Alleged...

    LIVERMORE (BCN)

    A man was arrested in Livermore Saturday after California Highway Patrol officers said he stabbed another man Friday night in a road rage incident.

    A CHP officer at around 9:45 p.m. was working detail at a Caltrans construction site near Interstate Highway 580 at North Livermore Avenue when the officer saw two drivers pull into the area, get out... » Read More

  • Police Looking For Person Of...

    MOUNTAIN VIEW (BCN)

    Mountain View police have released video footage of person of interest in a burglary of a downtown business last Sunday.

    The person is seen entering a business in the 200 block of Castro Street where a cellphone was stolen on Oct. 12, police said.

    The person is described as a black man with a medium to heavy build seen in the... » Read More

  • Winning Lottery Ticket Sold...

    SAN JOSE (BCN)

    A lucky California Lottery player who purchased a winning Fantasy 5 lottery ticket in San Jose has yet to claim their $200,499 winnings, lottery officials said.

    The player matched all five numbers, 18, 1, 27, 8, and 12 to Friday night's Fantasy 5 drawing.

    The ticket was purchased at Gio Hoe May Cafe, located at 2398 Senter Road in... » Read More

  • 24-Year-Old Woman Punched In...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A 24-year-old woman who was punched in the face and then robbed by two other women in San Francisco's Bayview District on Thursday afternoon told police she knew her assailants.

    Officers received a report of the assault and robbery at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Keith Street and Revere Avenue.

    The victim... » Read More

  • District Attorney Bob Lee...

    By Bay City News Service

    Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee passed away this morning after an ongoing battle with cancer, district attorney's officials announced today.

    Lee died at his home and spent the Friday evening with friends and family, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jeff Rosell said in a statement. He was 57 years old.

    "It is with... » Read More

  • Update: Vta Ticket Machines...

    Ticket vending machines operated by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority are now accepting credit and debit card transactions after issues reported late this morning, VTA officials said.

    The vending machines were experiencing difficulties processing such transactions but the issues have been resolved, VTA officials announced this evening.

    Travelers... » Read More

  • Man Killed In Stabbing Friday...

    By Bay City News Service

    A man who was killed in a stabbing in unincorporated Petaluma on Friday afternoon was identified as 36-year-old Thomas Edward Judkins, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office announced today.

    Judkins, of Essex Junction, Vermont, was killed in the stabbing reported on Marshall Avenue around 3:20 p.m., sheriff's officials said.

    A... » Read More

  • Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo Inaugural Gala

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo...

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

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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...

    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
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Santa Clara California Restaurants Serve Up a Variety of Cuisines
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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 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

  • 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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