Blogs: Local History

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

Looking Back: A Local Folk Music Group in the 1960s

Ralph remembers the days of Peter, Paul & Mary and his dad's folk group.

Ralph Pearce
09/23/2020 - 8:00 AM

#PixinParks Los Gatos Creek

The Los Gatos Creek county park challenge is a 4.1 mile paved walk prominent with local wildlife such as turtles, egrets, ducks, geese, heron, and belted kingfishers.

Brandy Maldonado
09/19/2020 - 7:00 AM

Looking Back: The Treasure Chest and Other Little Buildings

This month we explore interesting little buildings around town.

Ralph Pearce
08/26/2020 - 9:00 AM

Looking Back: Riding High on an 1880's High Wheel Bicycle

A California Room clerk's experience restoring and riding bikes from the 1880s.

Ralph Pearce
07/29/2020 - 4:00 PM

Celebrating Preservation Month with the Archives

The California Room would like to explain why preservation is important, about a free service we provide and provide preservation tips.

Estella Inda
05/01/2020 - 10:00 AM

Looking Back: San Jose's Public Library

We will be celebrating 140 years of service on Friday, May 1, 2020!

Ralph Pearce
04/30/2020 - 2:30 PM