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Feb 1, 2023

Remembering Arnold Del Carlo, Silicon Valley’s Visual Storyteller

One of the greatest photographers in San Jose history has left the building. In fact, many of the buildings he captured have also left.  Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Arnold Del Carlo of Saratoga recently passed away at the ripe old age of 101. Via his photography from the late...
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Gary Singh
Jan 4, 2023

Of Travel Routes and Family Trees

With genealogy all the rage these days, I became driven to make an ancestral journey, tracing my roots from...
San Jose History
Dec 28, 2022

2022 Retrospective: A Salute to the Research Muses

With all the changes unfolding in San Jose this year, the Alley denizen remained committed to transforming every situation...
The Lamolle House
Dec 21, 2022

San Jose Gets a Kick Out of This Year’s World Cup

At O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub, the World Cup semi-final soccer match between France and Morocco on large outdoor screens triggered...
History San Jose
Dec 14, 2022

In the Ballpark: Graham Field and Other Goosetown Memories

The noir atmospherics of Willow and Mastic at nighttime recently conjured the ghosts of Joe DiMaggio and Mercury-News reporter...
Stephanie Foo
Dec 7, 2022

San Jose in Stephanie Foo’s ‘What My Bones Know’

Earlier this year, Stephanie Foo wrote the best San Jose book of 2022, What My Bones Know: A Memoir...
Little Lou’s BBQ
Nov 30, 2022

Finding the Hidden Poetry at Campbell Plaza

A suburban wasteland symphony of commerce, Campbell Plaza offers a poetic experience for all. I begin with a masterpiece: Luigi’s...

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