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Jun 29, 2022

San Jose on the Music Frontier

This week, yet another epic matrix of ghosts will haunt the downtown San Jose rock ‘n’ roll landscape, thanks to the 20th anniversary of Cactus Club’s closing as well as Saturday’s memorial for Scott Long of the Frontier Wives. No event is planned to commemorate Cactus per se, but since...
Jun 15, 2022

Breath of Life

Jun 8, 2022

Slab City

Corner Cafe and Diner
Jun 1, 2022

Corner Culture

Only in San Jose would a vegetarian omelet and hash browns trigger stories of Paul Kantner and Sonny Madrid. When...
Parkside Hall
May 25, 2022

Razing the Past

As the wheels of progress begin to chip away at Parkside Hall behind the Tech Interactive, I cannot help...
Friends of Library
May 18, 2022

A Call for the Return of Friends of King Library

Since 2020, an empty former bookstore space highlights one entrance of the San Jose Public Library. Two years ago, the...
Jim Thomas
May 11, 2022

KKUP 91.5 FM 50th Anniversary

Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, KKUP 91.5 FM is the oldest listener-supported radio station in the country.  At KKUP, humans...
Henry C. Skinner
May 4, 2022

San Jose’s Apple Forefather, Henry C. Skinner

Deep in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood, a sidewalk plaque on a tiny side street teaches me about seeds. Then...
San Jose Relic
Apr 27, 2022

Auctioning San Jose History

From one abandoned warehouse to the next, San Jose has become the world capital of rotating historical junk-inventory auctions....

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