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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

  • Police Seeking Suspect In Gas...

    PETALUMA (BCN)

    Police are investigating a robbery that took place at a Petaluma gas station last weekend.

    Around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chevron gas station at 4999 Petaluma Blvd. N., a black man estimated to be between 30 to 40 years old entered the mini-mart, took out a black semi-automatic handgun and robbed the clerk of a small amount of cash, police said... » Read More

  • Note To Editors--Photo To...

    A photo to accompany today's BCN3 (BURGLARIES SUSPECT) can be obtained from the following Bay City News Service Web link:

    www.baycitynews.com/images/SchoolBurglarySuspect10.02.14.jpg » Read More

  • Man Shot Near Candlestick...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A man was shot near San Francisco's Candlestick Point on Wednesday evening, police said today.

    The shooting was reported at 7:19 p.m. after the 52-year-old victim drove himself home to the 1300 block of Shafter Avenue in the city's Bayview District and told his wife he had been shot near Candlestick Point, according to police.
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  • Police Arrest Man Suspected...

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    Officers arrested a man in South San Francisco on September 25 for allegedly committing various sex crimes against an underage female, police said.

    Ronald Lauron, 43, from South San Francisco, is suspected of sexually assaulting the victim multiple times over the last two years during sleepover parties at his residence, according to... » Read More

  • Suspect Arrested And...

    SANTA CLARA (BCN)

    Officers responded to an attempted burglary and stabbing in Santa Clara this morning, according to the Santa Clara Police Department.

    The incident was first reported around 3 a.m. in the 3100 block of Cabrillo Avenue when a burglar broke into a residence and struggled with the homeowner, police said.

    The suspect ended up stabbing... » Read More

  • Thursday Morning News Roundup

    A group of San Francisco drag queens who were locked out of their Facebook accounts in recent weeks because they didn't use their legal names received an apology Wednesday from Facebook.

    Chris Cox, the chief product officer at Facebook apologized to the community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and members of the LGBT community impacted by the recent real-name policy... » Read More

  • Two People Arrested After...

    PETALUMA (BCN)

    Officers arrested two suspects in the pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Petaluma Wednesday, according to the Petaluma Police Department.

    The suspects were first seen in the parked stolen vehicle at 1:03 a.m., before they attempted to flee as officers approached them, police said.

    The driver of the stolen car eventually began fleeing on... » Read More

  • Weather Forecast For The San...

    Sunny skies are likely in the Bay Area this morning. Highs are expected to be in the lower to mid 80s with northeasterly winds of up to 15 mph.

    Clear skies are likely in the Bay Area this evening. Lows are expected to be near 60, with westerly winds of up to 10 mph.

    Sunny skies are likely Friday morning. Highs are expected to be in the mid 80s to lower 90s with... » Read More

  • Police Release Photo Of Woman...

    SANTA ROSA (BCN)

    Santa Rosa police released a photo today of a woman suspected of stealing purses at several elementary schools in the past two weeks, a police sergeant said.

    The burglaries occurred during school hours at the Matanzas, Sequoia, Schaffer, Village and Steele Lane elementary schools and the Santa Rosa Charter School on Humboldt Street, Sgt. Phil... » Read More

  • u.s. Department Of Education...

    By Bay City News Service

    The U.S. Department of Education Tuesday recognized nine Bay Area schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014.

    The honor is bestowed annually on schools that are either "exemplary high performing schools" based on students test scores and high school graduation rates or on schools that have made significant progress closing... » Read More

  • Police Looking For Daring...

    PALO ALTO (BCN)

    Palo Alto police are seeking a man who brazenly stole the wheels off of a car in the city's Civic Center parking lot on Sept. 19 under the noses of parking officers, police said today.

    The man, who was wearing a knit cap, is seen in a surveillance video stealing all four wheels from the car on the underground parking lot's B-level during the... » Read More

  • Police Asking For Public's...

    WALNUT CREEK (BCN)

    Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a thief who was caught on camera stealing a wallet from a woman's purse in a Walnut Creek restaurant.

    The theft happened around noon Monday at Tender Greens at 1352 Locust St. in downtown Walnut Creek, according to police.

    A surveillance video inside the restaurant shows a... » Read More

  • Two Arrested, Five Stolen...

    By Bay City News Service

    Members of an Alameda County auto theft task force shut down an illegal chop shop and made two arrests in an early morning probation search in Oakland this week, officials said today.

    The Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force, consisting of members of the California Highway Patrol, Alameda County Sheriff's Department, Oakland... » Read More

  • Update: All Lanes Reopened...

    All lanes of northbound Interstate Highway 280 before Hickey Boulevard in Daly City have reopened after a bus fire earlier this evening, according to the California Highway patrol.

    The fire was reported shortly after 6:15 p.m. today when bystanders spotted the vehicle on the right-hand side of the freeway in flames, according to the CHP.

    The two right-hand... » Read More

  • Gov. Brown Signs Bill...

    By Bay City News Service

    Marin County officials are lauding Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of a state Assembly bill that lowers the housing densities of future housing developments in the county from 30 units to 20 units per acre.

    AB 1537 was authored by Assemblyman Marc Levine. It passed the state Assembly and Senate in August and was signed by Brown Tuesday. Read More

  • Cal Students Stage Sit-In As...

    BERKELEY (BCN)

    As a large rally was held today to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement on the University of California at Berkeley campus, a group of students who say they still face curbs on their speech on campus launched a sit-in of their own.

    In the last 50 years, the university has come to appreciate the historical significance of the... » Read More

  • Facebook Executive Apologizes...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A group of San Francisco drag queens who were locked out of their Facebook accounts in recent weeks because they didn't use their legal names received an apology today from Facebook.

    Chris Cox, the chief product officer at Facebook apologized to the community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and members of the LGBT community impacted... » Read More

  • Citizens' Initiative...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    Amid concerns that the San Francisco Flower Mart in the city's South of Market neighborhood could be dismantled or relocated by a new property owner in favor of high-rise development, a citizens' initiative was announced today that would preserve the current zoning of the site.

    Last month, the San Francisco Flower Growers Association voted to ... » Read More

  • Bus Fire Blocks Lanes On Nb...

    The two right lanes of northbound Interstate Highway 280 before Hickey Boulevard in Daly City are closed due to a bus fire this evening, according to the California Highway patrol.

    The fire was reported shortly after 6:15 p.m. today when bystanders spotted the vehicle on the right-hand side of the freeway in flames, according to the CHP.

    Drivers should expect... » Read More

  • Three Men Named As Carnegie...

    By Bay City News Service

    Three men who risked their lives to save people in peril in the Bay Area last year, including a man who prevented a suicide at O.co Coliseum, have received the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission's Carnegie Medal.

    Among the 21 people in the U.S. and Canada named as recipients of the medal on Tuesday was 61-year-old Donnie Navidad of Stockton... » Read More

  • Judge Orders 18-Year-Old To...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    A judge today ordered an 18-year-old youth to stand trial on one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder for a shooting in East Oakland on New Year's Eve that claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman.

    At the end of a short preliminary hearing, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon ordered Dashawn Cooper to return to court on... » Read More

  • Domestic Violence Ad Campaign...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon honored Domestic Violence Awareness Month today by announcing a new awareness campaign on Muni and by urging professional sports leagues to denounce domestic violence by placing consequences on players for bad behavior.

    Gascon said 2,000 advertisements printed in three languages will be placed on... » Read More

  • City Begins Enforcing Ban On...

    BERKELEY (BCN)

    City of Berkeley officials today began enforcing a new ordinance that prohibits the feeding of wildlife in city parks and other public spaces.

    People caught feeding wildlife will face $100 fines after an initial warning period and fines of up to $500 for multiple infractions within a one-year period.

    The ordinance applies to the... » Read More

  • Mountain Lion Spotted In...

    BRENTWOOD (BCN)

    A mountain lion was spotted in a residential area of Brentwood on Tuesday, according to police.

    A resident reported seeing the animal around 9 a.m. Tuesday in an open field north of Copperfield Court in the Brentwood Hills subdivision in the western part of the city, police said.

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife was... » Read More

  • Update: Power Restored After...

    Power has been restored for about 5,000 San Mateo residents and businesses after a vehicle crashed into a power pole at a construction site this afternoon, police said.

    The vehicle hit a power pole at low speed in a construction site near the corner of Pacific Boulevard and South Delaware Street at about 1:30 p.m., according to San Mateo police.

    The crash caused... » Read More

  • Duplex Fire Displaces Three...

    VALLEJO (BCN)

    A two-alarm fire damaged both units of a duplex, displaced three people and killed a cat this morning, a Vallejo Fire Department spokesman said.

    The fire was reported at 8:30 a.m. in one unit of the duplex on Gleason Avenue at the intersection of 12th Street, department spokesman Mark Libby said.

    That unit was occupied by an apparent... » Read More

  • Two Teens Injured By Gunfire...

    Two teens driving near the Hilltop Mall in Richmond were injured by gunfire from a passing vehicle this afternoon, a police sergeant said.

    The teens were driving a tan Mercedes on Hilltop Drive near the intersection with San Pablo Avenue at 1:57 p.m. when five shots were fired at them from a white Mazda, Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

    The 16-year-old driver of the... » Read More

  • Free Wi-Fi Now Available In...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    San Franciscans can now get free wireless Internet access in 32 city parks, plazas and open spaces, thanks to a grant from Google, city officials announced today.

    Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell announced that the #SFWiFi network, currently available along Market Street between Castro Street and The Embarcadero, will now be available... » Read More

  • Crash Into Pole Knocks Out...

    A crash into a power pole at a San Mateo construction site this afternoon has knocked out power for about 5,000 residents and businesses, police said.

    The vehicle hit a power pole at low speed in a construction site near the corner of Pacific Boulevard and South Delaware Street at about 1:30 p.m., according to police.

    The crash caused a power outage for about... » Read More

  • Governor Signs Bill To...

    By Bay City News Service

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill that requires toy guns to be visually distinguishable from real weapons.

    Senate Bill 199 was co-authored by state Sen. Noreen Evans, whose district includes the neighborhood near Santa Rosa where 13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot seven times by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy on Oct. 22... » Read More

  • Wednesday Midday News Roundup

    A new law that has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will help address the backlog of rape kits that are sitting untested on police evidence shelves throughout the state, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, said today.

    Speaking at a news conference outside the state building in downtown Oakland, Skinner said Assembly Bill 1517, which she authored, "will help ensure that... » Read More

  • Sj Woman Struck, Killed By...

    SANTA CLARA (BCN)

    A 75-year-old San Jose woman was struck and killed by a motorist last Friday while walking on a sidewalk outside the Westfield Valley Fair mall in Santa Clara, a police lieutenant said today.

    At about 3:45 p.m. Friday, Aihua Liu was walking south on the east sidewalk on Winchester Boulevard north of Stevens Creek Boulevard when a car driven by... » Read More

  • Heat Advisory Issued For...

    By Bay City News Service

    Forecasted temperatures approaching 100 degrees in the Bay Area on Thursday and Friday have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for the region.

    The advisory for the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay areas takes effect Thursday at about noon and lasts until Friday evening but may be extended into Saturday. Read More

  • Update: Man Fatally Shot...

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    OAKLAND (BCN)

    A man who was fatally shot outside of a nightclub in the heart of downtown Oakland early this morning has been identified by police as 27-year-old Connie Sowells.

    Police said Sowells, a Berkeley resident, was shot during an altercation with another man outside the Bella Ultra Lounge at 11th and Clay streets at... » Read More

  • Alleged Gang Member Convicted...

    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A Petaluma man was convicted by a federal jury in San Francisco today of a gang-related triple murder on a South San Francisco street in 2010.

    Victor Flores, 22, was also found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and the attempted murder of three U.S. Homeland Security Department agents who conducted a predawn raid on his family's house in ... » Read More

  • Naval Weapons Station To...

    CONCORD (BCN)

    Self-driving cars will soon be zooming around Concord's Naval Weapons Station under an agreement with Mercedes-Benz to use the station's vehicle testing facility, Contra Costa Transportation Authority officials announced today.

    The car company will start using the site later this month to test out its "autonomous driving vehicles" and new... » Read More

  • Assemblywoman Skinner Says...

    OAKLAND (BCN)

    A new law that has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will help address the backlog of rape kits that are sitting untested on police evidence shelves throughout the state, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, said today.

    Speaking at a news conference outside the state building in downtown Oakland, Skinner said Assembly Bill 1517, which she... » Read More

  • Suspect Tries To Access...

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)

    A South San Francisco resident nearly became the victim of an email scammer who tried to gain access to his bank account Tuesday, police said.

    The victim received an email claiming to be from "South African Attorney Peter Lawrence" that said the victim had inherited $7.5 million from someone named Allen Cooper in South Africa, South San... » Read More

  • City's Minimum Wage Increased...

    BERKELEY (BCN)

    Minimum wage in the city of Berkeley was raised to $10 per hour today, the first in a gradual rise to more than $12 an hour in two years, city officials said.

    The hikes were approved in a unanimous vote by the City Council in June and will keep Berkeley ahead of raises in the statewide minimum wage.

    The city's wage will rise to $11 on... » Read More

  • Armed Man Robs Gas Station...

    SAN RAFAEL (BCN)

    San Rafael police said an armed man stole cash and lottery tickets from a gas station early Tuesday morning.

    The clerk of the Shell station at 950 Del Presidio Blvd. said he was outside of the station near the gas pumps when he saw a male inside the store around 3:35 a.m. Tuesday, police Lt. Dan Fink said.

    When the clerk went into... » 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

  • Acon Builders Construction logo image

    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

  • Golden Gate Helicopters logo image

    Golden Gate Helicopters

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

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    The Dinner Detective San Jose

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

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    Fiorillo’s

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

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    San Francisco Tour Bus

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

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    Santa Clara Homes and Real...

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

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    Los Gatos Roofing

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

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    Unlimited Outdoor Kitchens

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

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    Your Santa Clara Moving...

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

  • iPar Golf Academy

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

  • Enjoy the Taste of Italy at...

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

  • Royal Pools Knows Your Home...

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

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  • Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo Inaugural Gala

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo...

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

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  • Mission Santa Clara de Asis

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

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    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 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Santa Clara City Library Monthly Book Sales

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

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SCU: Bronco Kidz! Club

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

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

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

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    Santa Clara Convention Center

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

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    Great America

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

  • Summer (and Swimming) Time in...

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

  • Biking in and around Santa...

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

  • Santa Clara’s Museums and...

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

  • The Intel Museum – A...

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

  • Westfield Valley Fair

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

  • Santa Clara’s Rich Olympic...

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

  • Famous Alumni of Santa Clara...

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

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