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Blogs: Local History

Looking Back: A Local Mexican Bakery (Panaderia)

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

Ralph Pearce
11/26/2019 - 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
10/30/2019 - 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
10/24/2019 - 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
10/15/2019 - 5:00 AM

Hidden Treasures: Celebrating Archives Month

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

Estella Inda
10/01/2019 - 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
09/25/2019 - 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
08/31/2019 - 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
08/28/2019 - 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
08/22/2019 - 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
08/18/2019 - 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
08/09/2019 - 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
07/18/2019 - 5:00 AM