Blogs: Local History

Looking Back: The Historic Lawrence Hotel Building, a Survivor

This beautiful, historic building recently survived it's fourth fire in 30 years.

Ralph Pearce
03/25/2021 - 8:00 AM

Looking Back: Remembering Almaden Road's Club Lanai

Ralph digs into the history of an unusual empty lot along the old Almaden Road.

Ralph Pearce
02/24/2021 - 8:00 AM

Celebrate Black History Month: Black in California

Part of a series of Black History Month Blogs.

Tiffany Bradford-Oldham
02/08/2021 - 6:28 PM

Celebrate Black History Month: Buffalo Soldiers

Part of a series of Black History Month Blogs.

Tiffany Bradford-Oldham
02/06/2021 - 3:30 PM

January 30th, Our First Asian American Day: Fred Korematsu Day

Fighting for civil rights is an old but continuing struggle. Read how activist Fred Korematsu fought his own immoral conviction.

Ila Langner
01/29/2021 - 10:00 PM

Looking Back: Los Gatan William C. Allen; My Great-Grandfather's Final Hour

Ralph looks back on the day that his great-grandfather died.

Ralph Pearce
01/27/2021 - 8:00 AM

Looking Back: My Favorite Christmas

Ralph looks back at the Christmas season of 1963.

Ralph Pearce
12/16/2020 - 9:00 AM

#PixinParks Santa Teresa

The Santa Teresa county park challenge is a 2.9 mile moderately rated loop with little to no shade cover so bring a hat!

Brandy Maldonado
11/07/2020 - 7:00 AM

#PixinParks Almaden Quicksilver

The Almaden Quicksilver county park offers a 4.52 mile loop hike featuring extensive history of the Almaden Quicksilver mercury mine.

Brandy Maldonado
10/31/2020 - 7:00 AM

Closing of a Beloved Neighbor: Sunny Donuts

Many businesses have closed permanently, including Cambrian's Sunny Donuts.

Ila Langner
10/29/2020 - 10:00 PM

Looking Back: The Founding of Our City, el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe

A brief history of the founding of the City of San José on November 29, 1777.

Ralph Pearce
10/28/2020 - 8:00 AM

East Side Revelations – Jim Plunkett

The California Room is putting the spotlight on the East Side with a series of blogs featuring individuals, businesses, and community organizations with ties to the East Side.

Estella Inda
09/30/2020 - 5:00 AM