Blogs: Local History

Adventures Outside: Edenvale Garden Park

Looking for a local park to bring the family or are you interested in learning more about the Frontier Village amusement park? Check out the Edenvale Garden Park in San Jose!

Brandy Maldonado
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Looking Back: Remembering Craig Coleman—Artist, Drag Queen, and Friend

Remembering the amazing life of my friend Craig Coleman.

Ralph Pearce
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Walk Around Town: Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park as a San Jose holiday tradition.

Monique Mcclellan
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Adventures Outside: Vasona Lake County Park

The Vasona Lake County Park offers year-round fun for the whole family. Be sure to check this park off of your adventure list by taking a look at what it has to offer.

Brandy Maldonado
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Looking Back: A Local Mexican Bakery (Panaderia)

Take a look back at a Mexican bakery in a Downtown San Jose neighborhood.

Ralph Pearce
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Looking Back: Oh Thank Heaven for Our Neighborhood Convenience Store

A look at the role and history of a neighborhood 7-Eleven in San Jose, California.

Ralph Pearce
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00 AM

#PixinParks Calero County Park

Calero County Park sits in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. With over 4,000 acres of land, this is by far one of the most diverse parks in Santa Clara County.

Brandy Maldonado
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The Haunted Bay

As All Hallows' Eve quickly approaches, our dear readers may be interested in the ghostly history of the Bay Area.

Brandy Maldonado
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:00 AM

Hidden Treasures: Celebrating Archives Month

October is Archives Month, celebrate with us by discovering some of your local archives.

Estella Inda
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:00 AM

Looking Back: Revisiting Our Childhoods through Toys and Television

Image: Left: One of the many vintage toy display cases that line Time Tunnel Toys.  Right:  Time Tunnel co-owner Joe Castro strikes a Godzilla pose. Photo ©Ralph M. Pearce  A Vintage Toy Store As…

Ralph Pearce
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Walk Around Town: Civic Stage Set

Dedicated in 1989, David Bottini’sculpture, Civic Stage Set, is located on Park Avenue between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street near the Tech Museum.

Monique Mcclellan
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Looking Back: A Devilish Good Drink; Remembering Orange Julius

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, besides orange juice we had orange flavored soft drinks like Orange Julius and franchises were purchased and buildings erected just to sell the frothy, ice cold beverage. 

Ralph Pearce
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:27 AM