Blogs: Local History

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 Crush, and then we had the Orange Julius. An Orange Julius was a real treat, especially on warm days.

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

#PixinParks Mt. Madonna

Littered with majestic redwood and oak forests, the Mt. Madonna County Park has over 4,500 acres of land.

Brandy Maldonado
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 5:00 AM

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Drive-in to the California Room

Image: Photograph taken February 17, 2018 by Michael Lara Milk Tea. Stromboli. Movie. Which of these sounds out of place? None! Especially when enjoying a movie from a lawn chair or the bed of a…

Michael Lara
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Free Speech in Silicon Valley: Pruneyard Shopping Center v Robbins

Image: 1969 photo of Pruneyard construction, Mercury News, February 20th, 1985 It was November 1975; disco was at its height, flared pants abounded, and the United Nations had just adopted General…

Shane Curtin
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM

#PixinParks Upper Stevens Creek

The Upper Stevens Creek County park is over 1,000 acres located in the Santa Cruz mountains with 12.6 miles of trails that are available to hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians.

Brandy Maldonado
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 5:00 AM

The Genealogy Sojourner: When Duty And Ideals Collide

We all have our daily work routines. However every once in a while something occurs that shakes up the status quo. In the case of my great great Uncle George Muller it came in the form of ...

John Muller
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:33 AM