.Gary Singh

Gary Singh
Gary Singh’s byline has appeared over 1500 times, including newspaper columns, travel essays, art and music criticism, profiles, business journalism, lifestyle articles, poetry and short fiction. He is the author of The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy (2015, The History Press) and was recently a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. An anthology of his Metro columns, Silicon Alleys, was published in 2020.
The 1994 World Cup at Stanford Stadium
May 31, 2023

Silicon Alleys: A Look Back at the South Bay’s 1st World Cup

Last week we learned the Super Bowl will come back to Levi’s Stadium in 2026, serving as a perfect practice event for when the...
San Jose's Urban Vibrancy Institute
May 24, 2023

Silicon Alleys: The Anti-Man-About-Town Finds the Sweet Life

Last week, the anti-man-about-town resurfaced after not appearing in this column for a long time. He wanted to stop letting the emptiness of downtown San...
Paris Avenue
May 17, 2023

Silicon Alleys: Exploring Franco-Punjabi Alliances in Willow Glen

If you feel caught between two cultures, between Paris and Punjab, go to Bird and Willow. A recent infiltration of this neighborhood gave me all...
Ribb Street
May 10, 2023

Silicon Alleys: Ribbs Lane Is Short, But It’s Got a Long History

Dead-end streets are often incubators of history, especially for suburban explorers. In East San Jose, Ribbs Lane is an easy one. It only takes a...
Sofa Market
May 3, 2023

SoFA Street Fair Becomes A Multigenerational Celebration

The vibrant multigenerational family event known as the SoFA Street Fair erupted yet again last Sunday, bringing music fans of all ages to downtown...
Silicon Alleys
Apr 26, 2023

Silicon Alleys: A Different Downtown Entertainment District

In March of 1991, a church burned down at Fifth and Santa Clara. Thanks to an old photo, the ghosts have re-emerged. I’ve written about...
Silicon Alleys
Apr 19, 2023

Silicon Alleys: Journey Into the Past Begins With a Dead End

Near the Santa Clara Caltrain Station, where Newhall Street dead-ends at the tracks, one can begin a journey through Silicon Valley history all the...
Willow Glen
Apr 12, 2023

Silicon Alleys: Resurrecting the Ghosts of Willow Glen

Since the Willow Glen Wine Walk unfolds this weekend, I decided, in the spirit of this column, to take a Whine Walk instead. Luckily, though,...

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