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Before Silicon Valley, Mexican American, cannery
Oct 18, 2023

A Fruitful Silicon Valley

The world’s best known tech hub before the boom, Silicon Valley is often overlooked despite its very rich history.
Ripe, Sarah Rose Etter, Book, Valley
Aug 23, 2023

‘Ripe’ and Life in the Shadow of the Valley

In ‘Ripe,’ Silicon Valley is plentiful, though certainly not with heart’s delights
Purissima Cemetery
May 31, 2023

To Live and Die in Silicon Valley

At Santa Clara University, I scan the campus grounds for what a friend describes via text as “a little faux telephone booth.” The wind telephone...
Photo Credit Greg Ramar
Oct 26, 2022

San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Celebrates 25th Dia de Los Muertos

On a crisp and unusually quiet Saturday morning, I arrive at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch of the San Jose Public Library. I’m...
Stephen Pitti
Aug 31, 2022

Stephen Pitti Speaks on ‘East Side’s Impact in San Jose’

In the 1990s, historian Stephen Pitti set out to write a centuries-long counterhistory of the so-called Silicon Valley.  A Chicano scholar with Northern California roots,...
Houyee Chow
Aug 17, 2022

Houyee Chow-Jiménez and Nick Ybarra’s Mural of Pride

Two summers ago, artist Houyee Chow-Jiménez responded to an open call on Instagram. Project MORE—a nonprofit serving LGBTQ+ people in Northern California—sought muralists to...
K-Ming Chang
Jul 5, 2022

Novelist K-Ming Chang Makes San Jose Her Literary Home

Bestiary, the startling first novel by K-Ming Chang, took place in Montebello, the Southern California city where much of her family originates. Now based...
Santa Clara County Youth Poet Laureate
Apr 6, 2022

Santa Clara Youth Poet Laureate

Last month, talented local writers—ages 13 to 18—applied to become the next Santa Clara County youth poet laureate. This week, judges announced seven finalists...

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