.Dan Pulcano

Bob Gonzalez, Fountain Blues Foundation
Jun 14, 2023

Syndicate of Blues: A Garage-Rock Pioneer Keeps the Blues Train Rolling

The San Jose area has a serendipitous but unlikely relationship with the blues, the musical genre rooted in the Deep South’s cotton fields and...
Boichik Bagels
Dec 7, 2022

The Short List

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CindyChavez PC: GregRamar
Nov 4, 2022

Did Cindy Chavez Tell a Grand Jury She Doesn’t Know 75 Times?

A recent political mailer by the California Association of Realtors supporting Matt Mahan quoted a 2013 San Jose Inside article in which Cindy Chavez...
Jimmy Sarfraz
Apr 27, 2022

Famous Hotel Reopens as Signia

The slow-motion decline and subsequent bankruptcy of the Fairmont Hotel took a particularly sharp pin to San Jose’s 1980s aspirations of urban greatness.  The centerpiece...
Feb 6, 2022

Café Stritch Closes

The venerable Café Stritch will be reinvented as a new venue in the coming months as the keys are turned over to the jazz...
Nov 6, 2019


Arriving at the Roosevelt on Thursday afternoon, the reception clerk apologized for the inconvenience. Hollywood Boulevard was shut down in front of the Chinese Theater with steel traffic fences, drapes, tents and carpeting; the hotel's iconic David Hockney pool was closed for a private party; and Hoffa for President banners hung in the lobby. Referencing my Italian last name, he cryptically mentioned that all the big names would be there, but couldn't tell me more.
Oct 16, 2019

Shakedown Street

The Loma Prieta earthquake arrived on a Tuesday, when we were deadlining an issue of Metro, which had been publishing for less than five years. The entire Bay Area was shaken to its knees for days. The destruction took lives and destroyed landmark structures in the downtowns of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Los Gatos and Hollister. Other cities lost longtime businesses as they were forced from their longtime homes by new seismic safety codes. It changed the valley in many ways.
Apr 15, 2010

The Undocumented Life

Read the latest features and columns from the South Bay's Metro Newspaper, and find information on upcoming events, lifestyle, the arts and more.

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