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  • Apple on Silicon Valley leasing spree as deals bubble up on bevy of buildings
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 23:43:05 GMT
    Apple Inc. is reportedly slated to occupy this former FedEx facility in Santa Clara at 335 Brokaw Road, part of a big push in the iPhone maker's real estate appetite Apple Inc. is gearing up for a massive real-estate leasing spree in Silicon Valley as the iPhone maker preps for new products and initiatives that could dramatically increase headcount and footprint here. A source with knowledge of the company's plans said Apple was shopping for 2 million square feet of commercial space or more in S...
  • Sofia Mendoza memorial service to be held in East San Jose
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 22:06:20 GMT
    A celebration of the life of community organizer Sofia Mendoza will be May 17 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose. Mendoza, who died March 14 at age 80, was a veteran social activist in San Jose and Santa Clara County....
  • Pizarro: Tracing the Triton Museum's history at golden gala
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 20:37:18 GMT
    The Triton Museum of Art celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday with a huge crowd of artists and museum supporters reveling the night away in the Santa Clara gallery. And while there was no shortage of art to view -- nearly all of it snapped up by bidders -- there was a lot of conversation generated by another display hanging on the walls: a series of newspaper clippings collected by Chief Curator Preston Metcalf and the Triton staff that navigated the museum's beginnings in San Jose and event...
  • Chapter 24: You can go home again
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 18:18:15 GMT
    Hold on to me as we go As we roll down this unfamiliar road And although this wave is stringing us along Just know you're not alone Cause I'm going to make this place your home - "Home," by Phillip Phillips Not long after selling my condo on Buena Vista Avenue, I found out that Skylar Grey needed surgery for elbow dysplasia. The timing couldn't have been worse....
  • Lexington Institute Adds One More Strong Leader to the Lexington...
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 07:13:25 GMT
    The Lexington Institute is excited to add an additional Superintendent to its highly selective program designed to help district leaders develop and articulate their personalized learning vision and roadmap. This recognition is a reflection of the vision and efforts by everyone in Juab School District that is working hard to create a first class personalized learning environment for every student....
  • Herhold: Family of homicide victim struggles to cope
    published on Sat, 02 May 2015 19:35:40 GMT
    Cops have a phrase for people who own no responsibility for a crime inflicted upon them. They call them "true victims."...
  • United Way Silicon Valley Hosts GradNation Youth Summit Focused on...
    published on Sat, 02 May 2015 16:00:00 GMT
    Today more than 200 local teens joined forces at United Way Silicon Valley's GradNation Youth Summit to envision what a career in high tech might look like and ways to make that vision a reality. Held at East San Jose's Independence High School, the summit is part of a nationwide effort by America's Promise Alliance to ensure that young people graduate from high school prepared for success....
  • San Jose housing growth isn't all good news
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Still rebounding from the Great Recession, and as divided as ever between the haves and have-nots, California's population continues to grow, a new state report shows, with Silicon Valley housing developers focusing on denser multifamily properties with jacked-up rents and the inland empire in a slow creep back from foreclosure crisis. In its annual report on population and housing stock, officials at the California Department of Finance said Friday that while the state's biggest cities -- Los A...
  • Report: San Jose among California cities with healthy population growth
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 23:24:11 GMT
    Still rebounding from the Great Recession, and as divided as ever between the haves and have-nots, California's population continues to grow, a new state report shows, with Silicon Valley housing developers focusing on denser multifamily properties with jacked-up rents and the inland empire in a slow creep back from foreclosure crisis. In its annual report on population and housing stock, officials at the California Department of Finance said Friday that while the state's biggest cities -- Los A...
  • DCP Alum Rock High School Engineering Team Wins National STEM Competition
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 20:12:08 GMT
    Downtown College Prep Alum Rock High School's Engineering Team was selected as a national Grand Prize Winner in Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Competition....
  • San Jose: Cat has chip on his shoulder, returned to owner after a decade
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:11:07 GMT
    And if you believe in folklore, Gizmo still has several of his nine lives left despite all the wear and tear. Katy Spagnola of Cambrian Park said she thought she would never again see her white and brown feline, whom she had rescued from a batch of wet concrete as a kitten....
  • San Jose: Battle of the Bands has plenty of Blame to go around
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:02:42 GMT
    Within a week of forming, the band Blame had written and recorded a song to enter in the eighth Battle of the Bands hosted by the San Jose Public Library. Now, barely a month later, Blame is one of five finalists in the contest and is writing new songs to fill out the 20-minute set it will play at the May 2 concert finale....
  • San Jose: Plans in the works for second annual Fourth of July Family...
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:02:01 GMT
    While it may seem a bit early, San Jose Council District 10 staff is beginning to organize its second annual Fourth of July Family Fun Festival. And once again, it will be held at Almaden Lake Park on Independence Day from 2 to 10 p.m., and everyone is invited to attend....
  • Almaden shorts: DA's office holds high school poster contest
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:01:56 GMT
    The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is holding a poster contest for local high school students. Participants are asked to create a poster to raise awareness of human trafficking....
  • Rose Garden shorts: Help needed for SJ Festivall
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:01:49 GMT
    The San Jose Public Library and the city's parks department will need help cleaning up after the SJ FestivAll, a new event planned for May 16 at Discovery Meadow Park, 180 Woz Way. The event will feature educational and fun activities for adults and families with young children, with martial arts and fitness demonstrations and cultural performances....
  • San Jose: Wooden toy is such a hit it's prompting kids to take a timeout from video games
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 01:02:01 GMT
    Photo Jacqueline Ramseyer/Bay Area News Group/April 23, 2015 Caylie Morrison, 7, shows off her kendama skills inside her dad Jason's newly opened Kendama Syndicate store in San Jose. The kendama, a departure from the electronic devices that seem glued to many kids' hands, is a wooden toy that is putting old-fashioned fun back in the game....
  • De Tran: Fall of Saigon 40 years later inspires reflection
    published on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:26:38 GMT
    America's last war of the 20th century ended 40 years ago with the fall of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975. Napalm, the Tet Offensive, Kent State, draft-card burning, Hanoi Hilton and Hanoi Jane: The Vietnam War divided the United States like no other conflict since the Civil War, made it question its unity and the invincibility hard earned from the two world wars....
  • Local beer insider Jake McCluskey to run from SJ to SF for a good cause
    published on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:28:39 GMT
    Local resident - and all-around good guy - Jake McCluskey is a fixture in the San Jose beer scene. He has worked at a number of popular beer establishments, including Kelly's Liquors , Market Beer Co....
  • April 26 Readers' letters: Recall San Jose Evergreen Community College board members
    published on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:31:54 GMT
    San Jose Evergreen Community College District board members Mayra Cruz, Wendy Ho, Jeffrey Lease, Huong H. Nguyen, Craig Mann and Rudy Nasol have given land reserved for Evergreen Valley College expansion over to developers. How bad are the board's management skills? 1) They've ignored industry and government leaders who advocate expanding community colleges....
  • Search continues for missing Cupertino teenager
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:07:43 GMT
    A coordinated search will continue beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday headquartered in the back parking lot of the Quinlan Community Center, according to the city of Cupertino. Connor, 17, was last seen by his family Monday at approximately 7 a.m. before leaving for his first period class at Monta Vista High School....