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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

  • Mountain Lion Spotted Tuesday...

    SAN CARLOS (BCN)

    A mountain lion was spotted in San Carlos on Tuesday evening, according to San Mateo County emergency officials.

    The animal was spotted around 7 p.m. in the 400 block of Winding Way.

    Anyone who sees a mountain lion is urged to not approach it, especially if the animal is feeding or with offspring.

    People are advised to... » Read More

  • Police Arrest Man On...

    PALO ALTO (BCN)

    A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of a robbery that happened earlier this month, Palo Alto police said.

    Melroy Travenia, 52, was arrested in the 1700 block of Bay Road in East Palo Alto after police connected him to a robbery that occurred on Aug. 6 and obtained a warrant for his arrest, police said.

    Palo Alto police received a... » Read More

  • Citizen Alerts Police Of Two...

    PACIFICA (BCN)

    Officers arrested two men in Pacifica on Sunday for burglary and conspiracy after a citizen reported them suspiciously checking car doors, the Pacifica Police Department said.

    The citizen advised police at 3:50 p.m. that the two suspects were checking car doors near the San Pedro Shopping Center, police said.

    David Angel Ramos, 22, of... » Read More

  • Off Ramp On Sb Hwy 880 Closed...

    An off ramp on the northbound Interstate Highway 880 in San Leandro is blocked this morning due to a collision involving two vehicles, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The accident was first reported at 5:20 a.m. when one vehicle drove off into the bushes near the Davis Street exit, the CHP said.

    A second vehicle involved in the collision was reported... » Read More

  • Update: Off Ramp Reopened...

    All lanes have reopened after an off ramp on the northbound Interstate Highway 880 in San Leandro was blocked this morning due to a collision involving two vehicles, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The accident was first reported at 5:20 a.m. when one vehicle drove off into the bushes near the Davis Street exit, the CHP said.

    A second vehicle involved... » Read More

  • Wednesday Morning News Roundup

    Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco will be closed over the Labor Day weekend as replacement hinges are installed along the highway to strengthen the overpass in the event of more seismic activity, a Caltrans spokesman said Tuesday.

    The stretch of northbound I-280, from the U.S. Highway 101/I-280 interchange to San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood, will... » Read More

  • Weather Forecast For The San...

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

    Mostly clear skies are likely in the Bay Area this evening, with patchy fog after midnight. Lows are expected to be in the mid to upper 50s, with westerly winds of up to 20 mph.

    Mostly cloudy skies and... » Read More

  • Pittsburg/Bay Point Bart Line...

    By Bay City News Service

    BART officials are expecting normal service on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line near the Pleasant Hill station this morning, a spokesperson said.

    The BART Operations Control Center reported at 3:20 a.m. that enough repairs have been made to allow for full service after an equipment malfunction occurred on Tuesday evening, BART spokeswoman... » Read More

  • Motorcyclist Who Fled...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    Officers arrested a motorcyclist who fled from a K9 unit in Oakland on Monday night, the California Highway Patrol said.

    The suspect, a 28 year old man from Oakland, led the officers on a 20 minute pursuit after refusing to pull over for speeding on Hegenberger Road near Interstate Highway 880, according to the CHP.

    The suspect tried... » Read More

  • Fleeing Suspect Surrenders...

    SALINAS (BCN)

    A parolee was arrested early Tuesday outside an auto repair shop in Salinas after a police officer warned he would send a police dog to capture him if he did not surrender, according to a police commander.

    Salinas police booked Jeffrey Lynn Brents, 47, into the Monterey County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary and a parole violation, police... » Read More

  • Vallejo Man Arrested For Home...

    By Bay City News Service

    Broken glass containing DNA lead to the arrest of a suspect in a Petaluma home invasion robbery last year, a Sonoma County Sheriff's Office sergeant said.

    Two men broke into the home of an 86-year-old woman on Stage Gulch Road in Petaluma on May 14, 2013, Sgt. Cecile Focha said.

    The suspects shattered a window to get into... » Read More

  • Northbound I-280 Closes Over...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco will be closed over the Labor Day weekend as replacement hinges are installed along the highway to strengthen the overpass in the event of more seismic activity, a Caltrans spokesman said today.

    The stretch of northbound I-280, from the U.S. Highway 101/I-280 interchange to San Francisco's... » Read More

  • Residents Evacuated After...

    SAN JOSE (BCN)

    Residents were evacuated after a suspicious package was found and eventually removed in San Jose near Yerba Buena High School this afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.

    Officers responded to a report of a suspicious package in the 2000 block of Lucretia Avenue shortly before 3 p.m., San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol said.

    The... » Read More

  • One Stabbed In West Sj...

    One person was stabbed in West San Jose near Lawrence Expressway and Saratoga Avenue tonight, a police spokeswoman said.

    Officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of El Paseo de Saratoga around 9:10 p.m., police Sgt. Heather Randol said.

    One person stabbed in the incident suffered injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening... » Read More

  • Update: Driver Killed...

    The driver of a Honda Civic was killed in a crash with a big-rig that has closed two lanes of southbound Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland tonight, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

    The accident involving a big-rig and red Honda on southbound Highway 880 north of 16th Avenue was reported shortly after 9 p.m., CHP Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said.

    The... » Read More

  • Update: Service Restored On...

    San Francisco Public Utilities Commission crews have restored service to a water main from the 1920s that broke in the city's Noe Valley neighborhood this afternoon.

    The water main break on the 6-inch line was reported around 3:40 p.m. at 28th and Castro streets, SFPUC spokesman Tyrone Jue said.

    Crews isolated the leak and water service was rerouted while ... » Read More

  • Update: Lanes Reopened On Hwy...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    Two lanes of southbound Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland have reopened after a crash between a Honda Civic and big-rig killed one person and left another injured tonight, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The accident involving a big-rig and red Honda Civic on southbound Highway 880 north of 16th Avenue was reported shortly after 9 p.m... » Read More

  • Black Muslim Bakery Member...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    A former member of the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland pleaded no contest today to one count of kidnapping and two counts of carjacking for his role in the abduction and torture of two women seven years ago.

    Richard Lewis, a 30-year-old former football star at Mission High School in San Francisco, faces a term of 20 years in state... » Read More

  • Shooting Near Powell Bart...

    San Francisco police are investigating a shooting tonight near the Powell BART station that left one person with injuries considered to be life-threatening, a police spokesman said.

    Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 900 block of Market Street around 7:50 p.m., police Officer Gordon Shyy said.

    A preliminary investigation showed that two groups of... » Read More

  • Update: Bart Single-Tracking...

    By Bay City News Service

    BART trains are single-tracking between on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line near the Pleasant Hill station due to an equipment problem that started during the evening commute, a spokeswoman said.

    Around 5:10 p.m., a train taken out of service north of the Pleasant Hill station damaged the track and a third rail at an interlocking disabling... » Read More

  • Fatal Accident Blocking 2...

    Two lanes of southbound Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland are blocked due to a fatal accident tonight, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    The accident involving a big-rig and van on southbound Highway 880 at 10th Avenue was reported shortly after 9 p.m., CHP officials said.

    A Sig-alert was issued at 9:22 p.m. and there is no estimated time of when the... » Read More

  • Man Arrested After Allegedly...

    RICHMOND (BCN)

    A 30-year-old man was arrested in Richmond on Monday after allegedly attempting to withdraw money from a bank using the identity of a Southern rapper, a police spokeswoman said today.

    The suspect allegedly entered a Mechanics Bank branch at 4100 Macdonald Ave. around 4:45 p.m. and used a fake ID, posing as Houston-area rapper Mike Jones when he... » Read More

  • Update: Man Found Guilty Of...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A jury found a man accused of killing a sexual partner and setting his body on fire in San Francisco's Buena Vista Park in 2011 guilty of involuntary manslaughter but acquitted him of murder this afternoon.

    San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi said the defendant, David Munoz Diaz, now 25 years old, was charged with fatally choking a... » Read More

  • Mayor Says Community Needs...

    CARMEL (BCN)

    The mayor of Carmel said today that a formal investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission of a natural gas explosion in March "is the only procedural mechanism that would work for our community."

    "Our interests would be served only by the public process and robust process that a formal proceeding allows," said Mayor Jason Burnett. Read More

  • Payroll Specialist Who...

    SAN JOSE (BCN)

    A former payroll specialist who admitted embezzling nearly $800,000 from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing has been sentenced in federal court in San Jose to one year and seven months in prison.

    Lisa McMahon, 53, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila, who also ordered her... » Read More

  • Bart Running Limited Trains...

    BART trains are running limited trains in the eastbound direction between the Walnut Creek and Concord stations due to an equipment problem this evening, a spokeswoman said.

    Around 5:10 p.m., a train taken out of service at the Pleasant Hill station damaged the track and a third rail at an interlocking disabling service in both directions, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said... » Read More

  • Update: City Staff Sifting...

    Napa has accumulated a backlog of more than 800 requests for building inspections for earthquake damage following Sunday morning's 6.0-magnitude quake and has identified hundreds of damaged buildings already, city officials said today.

    So far, 103 buildings have been "red-tagged" as unsafe to enter at all as of Monday night with about 20 more expected to be added today and... » Read More

  • Update: Chp Reopens Off-Ramp...

    BENICIA (BCN)

    The Lake Herman Road off-ramp of northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Benicia has reopened following a solo vehicle crash that killed three people this afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

    The trio was riding in a Kia Spectra that had a minor fender-bender with another vehicle on northbound I-680 around 3:40 p.m., CHP Officer Rick... » Read More

  • Update: 2 Injured In Head-On...

    Two people were injured in a head-on crash this afternoon east of Belmont that closed the connecting ramp from northbound Interstate Highway 280 to westbound state Highway 92, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Two pickup trucks crashed head-on there just after 3 p.m., CHP officials said. Two people were initially reported trapped in one of the vehicles and an... » Read More

  • Redwood City Man Identified...

    By Bay City News Service

    The Marin County coroner's office has identified the pilot of the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane that crashed west of Novato last week as 51-year-old Robert John Madge of Redwood City.

    Marin County Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd said Madge suffered thermal burn injuries in the Aug. 18 crash and was identified ... » Read More

  • Crews Working To Repair Water...

    Crews from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are working to repair a water main break in the city's Noe Valley neighborhood this evening, a commission spokesman said.

    The break was reported around 3:40 p.m. closing 28th Street between Castro and Diamond Streets, SFPUC spokesman Tyrone Jue said.

    Crews have isolated the leak and water service in the... » Read More

  • Bart Equipment Problem Shuts...

    An equipment problem is disrupting BART service between the Walnut Creek and Concord stations this evening, a dispatcher for the agency said.

    The problem was reported at about 5:15 p.m. near the Pleasant Hill station and has trains stopped in both directions along the Pittsburg-Bay Point line, the dispatcher said.

    No other information about the incident was... » Read More

  • Update: Two Men And A Woman...

    Three people were killed in a solo vehicle crash on the Lake Herman Road off-ramp of northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Benicia this afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

    The trio was riding in a Kia Spectra that had a minor fender-bender with another vehicle on northbound I-680 around 3:40 p.m., CHP Officer Rick Weaver said.

    Both vehicles were... » Read More

  • Head-On Crash Closes I-280 To...

    A head-on crash this afternoon east of Belmont has prompted the closure of the connecting ramp from northbound Interstate Highway 280 to westbound state Highway 92, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Two pickup trucks crashed head-on there just after 3 p.m., CHP officials said. Two people were initially reported trapped in one of the vehicles and an ambulance was... » Read More

  • Security Guard Arrested In...

    By Bay City News Service

    A security guard was arrested Monday at his home in unincorporated Prunedale in Monterey County on suspicion of multiple counts of child sexual abuse, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.

    Deputies booked David Jon Thomas, 41, into Monterey County Jail after arresting him at 6 p.m. at his residence, sheriff's Detective Kim... » Read More

  • Group Of Doctors, Nurses...

    RICHMOND (BCN)

    A group of doctors, nurses and community activists say they will continue fighting to keep the financially troubled Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo open.

    A group that calls itself the DMC Aversion Committee, or DCAC, held a news conference in Richmond today to voice its continued opposition to the downsizing and closure of DMC, the only public... » Read More

  • Three People Reported Dead In...

    Three people have died in a crash on an off-ramp of northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Benicia this afternoon, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

    The crash was reported around 3:40 p.m. on the Lake Herman Road off-ramp from northbound Highway 680, CHP Officer Rick Weaver said.

    The ramp is expected to be closed until around 8 p.m., CHP officials said. » Read More

  • Deputies Use Rubber Bullets...

    WATSONVILLE (BCN)

    A Watsonville man who held a knife to his throat and made suicidal threats Monday was arrested after the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office incapacitated him with rubber bullets, deputies said.

    At about 4:50 p.m. Monday, deputies were called about a disturbance in the 100 block of San Simeon Drive in Watsonville, where they contacted... » Read More

  • Hip-Hop Singer, Five Others...

    By Bay City News Service

    Following a fatal shooting at a tour stop in Mountain View last weekend, the Orange County District Attorney's Office today filed charges against hip-hop singer Jay "Young Jeezy" Jenkins and five others for allegedly possessing an illegal assault weapon at a concert venue in Irvine, a spokeswoman said.

    Jenkins, 36, was charged with... » Read More

  • Update: Shelter-In-Place...

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    HAYWARD (BCN)

    A hazardous materials release in Hayward that forced people to shelter in place was caused by workers mixing large amounts of chemicals at a business that closed about four months ago, a Hayward Fire Department spokesman said.

    The incident at the Contractors Chemical Inc. site at 3130 Depot Road was reported at... » 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

  • Dr. Tang Acupuncture logo image

    Dr. Tang Acupuncture

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

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    Comedy Sportz

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

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    A Catered Affair

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

  • Anderson Behel Body Shop logo image

    Anderson Behel Body Shop

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

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    Golden Gate Helicopters

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

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    The Dinner Detective San Jose

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

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    Fiorillo’s

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

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    San Francisco Tour Bus

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

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    Santa Clara Homes and Real...

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

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    Los Gatos Roofing

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

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    Unlimited Outdoor Kitchens

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

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    Your Santa Clara Moving...

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

  • iPar Golf Academy

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

  • Enjoy the Taste of Italy at...

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

  • Royal Pools Knows Your Home...

    Whether you’re looking to create a tranquil backyard experience or a fun place to cool off, a custom pool or spa addition from Royal Pools will add value to your home and will be something for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.  » Read More

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  • Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo Inaugural Gala

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo...

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

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    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
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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