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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

  • Water Districts' Managers...

    By Bay City News Service

    The reservoirs in the Marin Municipal Water District are at 72 percent capacity and its customers and those in the North Marin Water District continue voluntary restrictions on water use, the water districts' officials said this week.

    Krishna Kumar, general manager of the MMWD, told the Marin County Board of Supervisors Tuesday the 72... » Read More

  • Bacteria Advisory For...

    By Bay City News Service

    Monterey County health officials have lifted an advisory warning that told people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.

    The advisory for Asilomar State Beach was issued Tuesday by the Monterey County Health Department, which found high levels of indicator bacteria in samples... » Read More

  • Thursday Morning News Roundup

    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday that she's not concerned about reports that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis recently met with San Antonio officials to discuss the possibility of moving the football team there.

    Speaking to reporters after she announced that she's filed papers to seek re-election in the November election, Quan said, "Professional sports teams always... » Read More

  • Weather Forecast For The San...

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

    Mostly clear skies are likely this evening, with patchy fog after midnight. Lows are expected to be in the mid-50s to lower 60s, with southwesterly winds of up to 20 mph.

    Cloudy skies and patchy fog are... » Read More

  • Parking Rates To Increase...


    Parking rates in downtown Redwood City will increase to $1 an hour starting Monday, city officials said Wednesday.

    The new meter rates, approved by the City Council on June 23, will take effect next week in the core downtown area bordered by Main Street, Marshall Street and the Caltrain tracks, as well as the area around the 2600 block of... » Read More

  • Judicial Council Changes Name...


    The Judicial Council of California retired use of the term "Administrative Office of the Courts" for its staff at its Tuesday meeting to avoid confusion, council officials said today.

    California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye asked the council to stop using the term last month.

    "When I and others advocate for the public on... » Read More

  • Police To Give Coupons For...


    The Santa Cruz Police Department has announced its participation in Operation Chill, a program designed to promote positive interactions between children in the city and law enforcement.

    Officers will hand out Operation Chill coupons when the officers observe children and teens exhibiting good behavior, according to the police department. Read More

  • City Extends Lease For Golf...


    A golf course in San Francisco's McLaren Park will remain open for at least one more month after the city's Recreation and Park Department announced today it was extending its lease while negotiations with the course's operators continue.

    The lease had been set to expire on Thursday and the course's operators, led by Tom Hsieh, even announced... » Read More

  • Note To Editors--Video...

    A video related to the story HIKERS RESCUED (BCN19) can be obtained from the following Bay City News Service Web link: » Read More

  • Police Identify Woman Killed...


    A Vallejo woman killed early Saturday morning in an attack that also left her 5-year-old son injured has been identified as 40-year-old Erica Bryan, according to police.

    Bryan and her son were found in a home on the 2000 block of Marin Street, west of Sonoma Boulevard, after a 1:52 a.m. call Saturday reporting an assault, a police official said. ... » Read More

  • One Person Injured In...

    One person was injured in a shooting in San Francisco's Ocean View neighborhood this evening, according to police.

    Police were called to Portola Drive and Santa Paula Avenue at 8:16 p.m. on a report of a shooting victim, according to Officer Albie Esparza.

    A 20-year-old male victim was found there next to a white vehicle with gunshot wounds to his torso. Read More

  • Fishermen's Wharf Restaurant...


    A San Francisco restaurant says it is receiving angry calls and emails from members of the public who have confused it with a Monterey restaurant that recently drew news coverage for its ban on noisy children.

    The owners of San Francisco's #9 Fishermen's Grotto say they are in no way affiliated with Monterey's Old Fisherman's Grotto, which... » Read More

  • Update: Caltrain Traffic...

    A truck stuck under a railroad bridge in San Mateo has been moved and trains are moving through the area again at low speeds, a Caltrain spokeswoman said this evening.

    The truck became stuck under the Tilton Avenue bridge just after 7 p.m., bringing Caltrain traffic to a halt in both directions while work crews inspected the bridge for damage, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine... » Read More

  • Overnight Lane Closures...

    By Bay City News Service

    Lanes will be closed on the Golden Gate Bridge every night this week as bridge employees restripe lanes and make modifications to the Toll Plaza in preparation for the introduction of a movable barrier next year, bridge district officials said today.

    The northbound curb lane will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. every weeknight this week... » Read More

  • Elementary School Teacher...


    A longtime Concord elementary school teacher testified in a Martinez courtroom today that he never inappropriately addressed or touched any of his students, despite the numerous child molestation charges against him.

    Joseph Martin, 46, took the stand for the first time in Contra Costa County Superior Court today in the lengthy trial against him... » Read More

  • Truck Stuck Under Railroad...

    A truck stuck under a railroad bridge in San Mateo has stopped trains in both directions, a Caltrain official said this evening.

    The truck is stuck under the Tilton Avenue bridge and will need to be removed, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

    The bridge will also need to be inspected before trains can resume operations.

    Two northbound are... » Read More

  • Former Auto Body Shop Owner...


    The former owner of a Vallejo auto body shop was sentenced this month for automobile insurance fraud, the California Department of Insurance said today.

    Armand Eulano, 45, former owner and operator of G Collision in Vallejo, was convicted in Solano County Superior Court after pleading no contest to three felony counts of insurance fraud, the... » Read More

  • Possibly Gas-Fueled Fire...


    A fire in the basement of an Oakland factory this afternoon might have been fueled by a gas leak, fire officials said.

    A fire was reported at 3600 Alameda Ave. near the Fruitvale Bridge to Alameda at 1:56 p.m., according to the fire department.

    Firefighters found flames in a glass factory basement fueled by a possible gas leak, fire... » Read More

  • Quan Says She's Not Concerned...


    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said today that she's not concerned about reports that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis recently met with San Antonio officials to discuss the possibility of moving the football team there.

    Speaking to reporters after she announced that she's filed papers to seek re-election in the November election, Quan said, "Professional... » Read More

  • Man Stabbed In Soma Knife...


    A man was stabbed before officers broke up a fight in the city's South of Market neighborhood this afternoon, police said.

    The officers responded at 3:22 p.m. on reports of two males fighting near the corner of Fifth and Bryant streets, police said.

    One of them had a knife, and stabbed the victim in the arm, police said. Read More

  • Mta Approves Three-Year...


    A contract for San Francisco Municipal Railway vehicle operators was unanimously approved by the city's Municipal Transportation Agency this afternoon, agency officials said.

    The contract agreement was reached late last month after lengthy and contested negotiations that included a "sickout" staged by Muni workers during which about half of... » Read More

  • Mosquito Control District To...


    County mosquito control officials will spray for mosquitoes in a roughly square-mile section of East San Mateo tonight to prevent the spread of West Nile virus, county officials said today.

    Five dead birds that tested positive for West Nile virus have been found in San Mateo in June and July, raising concern about the spread of the disease... » Read More

  • Sheriff's Office Asks For...

    By Bay City News Service

    The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office today asked the public for help in finding an at-risk Watsonville man who was reported missing after being released from a behavioral health clinic.

    Darin Zinola, 51, was reported missing by a family member after being released from the clinic in Santa Cruz on Saturday. He has medical issues that... » Read More

  • Update: Fire Destroys One...


    Firefighters this afternoon knocked down a five-alarm fire that destroyed one home and damaged another in San Jose, a fire captain said.

    San Jose fire Capt. Cleo Doss said firefighters responded at 11:23 a.m. to a fire at a two-story home in the 4300 block of Hampshire Place.

    Doss said firefighters arrived at the scene to find one... » Read More

  • Jean Quan Files Papers To...


    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan filed papers today seeking re-election to a second four-year term, saying, "Our city is rising overall."

    Surrounded by a group of supporters at a news conference on the steps of City Hall, Quan said she has developed "momentum" in improving Oakland's economy and reducing its crime rate and would like to "finish the job." Read More

  • Man Who Died In Crash Near...


    A man who died in a crash near Hellyer County Park in San Jose last weekend has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as 30-year-old Tan Tran.

    Tran, a San Jose resident, was driving south in the 4400 block of Palisade Drive at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday when he left the roadway and struck multiple parked cars and a... » Read More

  • Update: Suspect In Stolen...

    A man who stole a truck from a construction site in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood this morning left a trail of damaged cars along a circuitous route to City Hall, where he was tackled by firefighters, police said.

    The man in his 20s was taken into custody at about 10:30 a.m. when a fire engine crew that happened to be in the area of Polk and Grove streets stopped... » Read More

  • City Council Approves Chevron...


    The Richmond City Council on Tuesday approved a $1 billion modernization project at Chevron's Richmond refinery after the oil giant agreed to increase the investment it will make in the community.

    The project passed 5-0, with two abstentions, after Chevron agreed to up its community investments to $90 million over the next several years and agreed... » Read More

  • Council Rejects Gradual...


    The Oakland City Council has rejected a proposal that would have raised the city's minimum wage more gradually than a competing proposal that will go before the city's voters on the November ballot.

    The current minimum wage in Oakland and across the state is $9 an hour.

    The Lift Up Oakland Coalition, an alliance of community, labor, ... » Read More

  • Wednesday Midday News Roundup

    The Richmond City Council on Tuesday approved a $1 billion modernization project at Chevron's Richmond refinery after the oil giant agreed to increase the investment it will make in the community.

    The project passed 5-0, with two abstentions, after Chevron agreed to up its community investments to $90 million over the next several years and agreed to other concessions... » Read More

  • Update: Five-Alarm Fire...

    A five-alarm response has been called to a fire burning at two homes in San Jose today, a fire dispatcher said.

    The blaze was reported at 11:22 a.m. at a two-story home in the 4300 block of Hampshire Place, the dispatcher said.

    The fire spread to an adjacent home and was not under control as of early this afternoon, fire officials said.

    No injuries... » Read More

  • Alleged Carjacker Detained By...

    A fire engine crew detained a suspected carjacker who hit several vehicles while driving from Market Street to near City Hall in San Francisco this morning, a fire spokeswoman said.

    The carjacker drove from Market Street and Van Ness Avenue to Polk and Grove streets, where he was detained by a fire engine crew at about 10:30 a.m., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said. Read More

  • Chp Helicopter Rescues Two...

    By Bay City News Service

    A California Highway Patrol helicopter rescued two lost hikers near Berryessa Peak in rural northern Napa County on Tuesday afternoon.

    The male hikers were about 7 miles from their vehicle, had been hiking for nine hours and the temperature was in the 90s, CHP Officer James Andrews said.

    The hikers, who used their cellphones... » Read More

  • High Bacteria Levels Prompt...

    By Bay City News Service

    Monterey County health officials have issued an advisory warning people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.

    The advisory for Asilomar State Beach was issued Tuesday by the Monterey County Health Department, which found high levels of indicator bacteria in samples taken a day... » Read More

  • Two-Alarm Fire Burning At Two...

    San Jose firefighters are responding this morning to a two-alarm fire that started at a house and spread to an adjacent residence, a fire dispatcher said.

    The blaze was reported at 11:22 a.m. at a two-story home in the 4300 block of Hampshire Place, the dispatcher said.

    A second alarm was called as the flames spread to the adjacent home. The blaze had not yet... » Read More

  • Bomb Squad, Swat Team Find...


    A police SWAT team and bomb squad searched a Hayward home where sheriff's deputies tried to evict the residents Monday morning but found no bombs or residents, police and sheriff's officials said.

    Alameda County sheriff's deputies found threatening notes indicating there was a bomb inside a residence in the 2700 block of Gainesville Avenue when... » Read More

  • Homestead Avenue Partially...


    A more than half-mile stretch of a street in Walnut Creek will be partially blocked this week as crews resurface the roadway, police said.

    The resurfacing work is taking place on Homestead Avenue from Ygnacio Valley Road to Walnut Boulevard through Friday, according to police.

    Motorists in the area are advised to drive with caution... » Read More

  • Update: Two-Alarm Fire Burns...


    A two-alarm fire destroyed one Oakland home and seriously damaged another, displacing the homes' 18 residents this morning, a fire battalion chief said.

    The fire in the 4600 block of Melrose Avenue, between 46th and 47th avenues, was reported at about 3:40 a.m.

    One home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and a ... » Read More

  • Man Arrested After Entering...


    A Vallejo man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of burglary, felony criminal trespassing and obstructing law enforcement officers, according to Fairfield police.

    Alvin Delosreyes, 43, used a glass-cutting device to break into a residence in the 5000 block of Golden Prairie Court in Fairfield and continued to break glass once inside the home... » Read More

  • Woman Reported Missing In...

    By Bay City News Service

    A 27-year-old Wisconsin woman missing from Mountain View since Sunday has been found safe, police said today.

    Blair Foley was found overnight by BART police at the Lake Merritt station in Oakland. She was taken to Highland Hospital for observation but did not appear to be harmed nor the victim of a crime, according to Mountain View... » 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

  • Musson Theatrical logo image

    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

  • Academy of Self Defense logo image

    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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    Harnessing the experience and expertise of the ActionCOACH franchise, Joseph Siecinski has combined the knowledge of over 1,000 coaches worldwide with his own 20 years of sales leadership experience for the benefit of his local clients.  Having previously run the profit and loss of a multi-million dollar, global business, his own knowledge, experience and commitment, in addition to the... » Read More

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    Off the Wall Soccer

    It doesn’t matter how good you are at soccer, you can enjoy playing the game at Off the Wall Soccer.  As an indoor sports arena in Santa Clara, it is the perfect place for adults and kids to play indoor soccer or flag football.  Whether you’re just looking to play competitively or you want to add a little “kick” to your party, this arena provides a clean... » Read More

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    American Solar Direct

    With American Solar Direct, you can bring clean, reliable and affordable energy to your home.  As your one-stop solar energy solution in Santa Clara, they are a full-service provider of affordable purchase and leasing options, experienced design and installation and quality project management. » Read More

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    MDM Entertainment

    If you’re looking to provide fun for all ages at your next event or special function, MDM Entertainment is the leading provider of mobile professional disc jockey and karaoke entertainment in Santa Clara and the Bay Area.  With a wide range of music and a 200,000 song list, they have been bringing quality fun at affordable rates for over 12 years.  Mobile DJ Mike offers a... » Read More

  • Mission Chiropractic logo image

    Mission Chiropractic

    This Santa Clara chiropractic clinic is completely devoted to your health and wellness.  Mission Chiropractic strongly believes that joint and back pains should never become an obstacle you have to deal with in order to simply live your daily life.  Address the problem properly; address the problem now.   » Read More

  • Gateway Limousines Worldwide logo image

    Gateway Limousines Worldwide

    From a ride to the airport to a tour around town, Gateway Limousines Worldwide will get you to your destination on time and in style.  Providing corporate services, day tours, wedding services and services for special occasions, this professional ground transportation company in Santa Clara has highly-trained chauffeurs, a well-maintained fleet and the highest level of service... » Read More

  • Piatti Ristorante & Bar logo image

    Piatti Ristorante & Bar

    Great food, fantastic service and amazing character, what else can we say about Piatti Italian restaurants?  Since 1987, this Italian-inspired collection of restaurants has taken on the unique characteristics of their communities, allowing Piatti Ristorante & Bar in Santa Clara to become a neighborhood favorite for locals and tourists alike.   » Read More

  • Dr. Tang Acupuncture logo image

    Dr. Tang Acupuncture

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

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    Comedy Sportz

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

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    A Catered Affair

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

  • Anderson Behel Body Shop logo image

    Anderson Behel Body Shop

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

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    Golden Gate Helicopters

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

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    The Dinner Detective San Jose

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

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    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

  • Los Gatos Roofing Santa Clara logo

    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 - Featured Columnists
  • 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

  • Free Email Accounts From...

    Sign up today for your FREE 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 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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One of the many appealing aspects of the city of Santa Clara is the community events taking place throughout the year. Annual events in this...
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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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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 including the person's name and... » Read More

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