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  • Pizarro: San Jose craft cocktail bar Singlebarrel putting out the lights in May
    published on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:39:41 GMT
    The hipster cocktail crowd should prepare to shed a tear of small-batch gin into its well-chilled coupe glass: Singlebarrel -- the downtown bar that was a craft-cocktail pioneer in San Jose -- is going away in late May. Do not mourn too greatly, though, as owner Cache Bouren says he plans to open a cocktail bar with a new concept a few weeks later in the same basement space on First and San Salvador streets. Bouren says he opened the speakeasy-style bar in 2010 in part to educate customers about...
  • San Jose: Sunday road race will honor Joe Bell and other military veterans
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:37:35 GMT
    A year ago, runners at a weekend road race spontaneously began veering from the course to shake hands with a 95-year-old World War II veteran who, in his Army uniform, cheered and waved from the sidewalk. The heartwarming scene was captured on a short video that became an Internet sensation and made Bell a late-in-life celebrity....
  • Dr. Rita Cepeda Chancellor of San Jose-Evergreen Community College District to Retire
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:24:01 GMT
    San Jose /CALIFORNIADr. Rita Cepeda joined the San Jos -Evergreen Community College District in 2010, becoming the District's sixth permanent chancellor.She began her 34-year career in California community colleges at the State Chancellor's Office....
  • Pizarro: San Jose to name park after late author Iris Chang
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:12:23 GMT
    Chang, who took her own life in 2004 at age 36, wrote the international bestseller, "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II," which propelled her into a public figure. At the time of her death, she was living in North San Jose, not far from where the five-acre park will be located near the area of River Oaks Parkway and Seeley Avenue....
  • holidays & spiritual
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:23:27 GMT
    Purim masquerade ball. Hors d'oeuvres and dessert reception, silent auction and music by the Sol Tevel Band and the Sinaites....
  • San Jose: DUI suspect charged with murder in death of fruit vendor
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:43:23 GMT
    Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a recently convicted DUI offender who reportedly drank eight beers before crashing into an East San Jose fruit stand vendor, a rare charge reserved for only the most egregious drunken driving cases. Marco Chacon Chamale, 25, of San Jose, was arraigned Wednesday in the death of 40-year-old Francisco Hernandez Juarez, who was hit Saturday afternoon on South White Road and Mt....
  • Leroy Frank Grohman
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:42:10 GMT
    Leroy Frank Grohman, born Nov. 22, 1934 in San Antonio, TX, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, in his home in El Dorado Hills, CA on Feb. 22, 2015. After graduating from high school in San Antonio, Leroy served our country for four years in the Navy with extensive overseas duty....
  • Pints for Pups: A fun fundraiser involving pets, pints and beer on March 7
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:54:15 GMT
    Photo Jacqueline Ramseyer/Bay Area News Group/Feb. 18, 2015 Jamie Meador, a teacher at Higher Fire, is making 30-40 ceramic pints and a few growlers to sell at the upcoming Pints For Pups, a fundraiser for Silicon Valley Pet Project being held at Strike Brewing on March 7. Take three rescue dogs and one cat that's also up for adoption, mix in more than a dozen ceramic artists and top it off with more than eight beers on tap, and you have Pints for Pups, an ambitious fundraiser for the Silicon Va...
  • Cambrian shorts: Participatory budget meeting set
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:53:28 GMT
    On March 7, community members and neighborhood leaders in San Jose will have the opportunity to provide input on priorities for the city's 2015-2016 operating budget. Meeting attendees can also participate in an exercise designed to provide ideas and feedback on future community engagement activities for the city budget....
  • San Jose: Beauty trolley is off the rails, offering salon on-the-go
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:52:26 GMT
    Photo Jacqueline Ramseyer/Bay Area News Group/Feb. 18, 2015 Velia Dance and Monina Wright are co-owners of D'Railed Beauty Trolley, a mobile blow dry bar and spa that brings their services to clients around the Bay Area. Though the home base for the white, turquoise and golden trolley is Willow Glen, owners Velia Dance, a cosmetologist, and Monina Wright....
  • Almaden: Student artists sought for wine fest logo contest
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:11:37 GMT
    Student artists are once again being asked to participate in the logo contest for the Almaden ValleyArt and Wine Festival, set for Sept. 20 this year....
  • Books Come to Life Through the Simon Kidgits Club's Book Blast Event at Great Mall on March 5
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:41:16 GMT
    SimonA is welcoming families to experience the magic of reading at the mall with the Simon Kidgits Club'sA annual Book Blast event, which will be held at Great Mall on Thursday, March 5 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Neiman Marcus Court. Parents and children will bring books to life through special read-aloud sessions, giveaways and story-inspired activities....
  • Talented San Jose Implant Dentist Opens Second Office
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:47:52 GMT
    California Shine Dental has opened a second San Jose dental office to provide more patients with its comprehensive dental services. Dr. Gagan Sandhu, owner of California Shine Dental, recently opened his second location at 105....
  • Milpitas card room backers spent $711,000 in losing effort
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:13:41 GMT
    San Jose's Bay 101 Casino, which desired to relocate to Milpitas to open a larger gambling operation here, amassed nearly $700,000 to mount what ultimately became a landslide victory for those siding against the casino, campaign reports ending Dec. 31, 2014 state. Yes on E with Major Funding by Bumb & Associates Inc. & Affiliated Entities, including Bay 101, raised $676,308 and spent $711,207 to try and pass city-backed Measure E -- supported in part by Milpitas city officials and police...
  • Authorities stage raids at East San Jose home, market to thwart suspected gambling operation
    published on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:56:55 GMT
    Officers served a series of search warrants across East San Jose on Tuesday morning to dismantle an alleged gambling network operating out of a home and a corner market, according to the San Jose Police Department. It marked the second time police have tried to break up the operation, after a November raid of the home turned up video gaming machines and other contraband....
  • Santa Clara County: Supervisors create task force to find better,...
    published on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:42:06 GMT
    The drumbeat of dispiriting stories about homelessness in the South Bay has been relentless. Full shelters....
  • Menlo Park Presbyterian Church Opens New San Jose Campus March 1
    published on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:40:39 GMT
    The Sunday experience will feature teaching by Senior Pastor and author John Ortberg, live worship music, and programs for children, students, and adults. "This is a place where everyone is welcome, nobody is perfect, and anything is possible," said Menlo's San Jose Campus Pastor Josh Hall....
  • Girl Scouts robbed: Rookie San Jose cop spotted suspect
    published on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:35:25 GMT
    Rookie police Officer Joseph Ferrante first spotted the robbery suspect's Ford Bronco about 1 mile away from the grocery store where a man just moments before snatched money out of the hands of a grade-school girl selling Girl Scout cookies. The young San Jose police officer trailed the Bronco for about a mile until backup arrived....
  • Pizarro: New San Jose playground preparing for public opening
    published on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:29:32 GMT
    There was a huge gathering Saturday morning at the Guadalupe River Park in San Jose to cut the ribbon on the new Rotary PlayGarden, a $6 million playground loaded with features that make it fun and accessible for all kids, including those with special needs. The bad news is that while construction is complete, it won't be open for real until the spring....
  • Saratoga: Murabito nails second at Mission San Jose, ready for league finals
    published on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Christian Murabito spent the season making a name for himself at 195 pounds for the Saratoga High School wrestling team. Now it appears that he won't even place in that weight class at the league finals this weekend--he'll be too busy chasing the title at 182 pounds....