Blogs: Local History

  • Death Valley: Beautifully AliveDeath Valley

    I left San Jose at 5:00 AM in late February to travel to Death Valley for a weekend. From San Jose I started my trip by hopping on to the unusually scenic I-5; there was hundreds of blooming Cherry Blossom trees which provided me with a gorgeous landscape to look at. After getting off the I-5 and getting on to the route through Bakersfield, the views became even more picturesque; the hills were green with colorful flowers scattered all throughout the ridges.
    Posted by: Charlie S. Buttar on Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 2
  • Scenes of Spring Blossoms in Santa Clara ValleyCalifornia Poppy

    Agricultural Blooms The Santa Clara Valley, previously know as the Valley of Hearts Delight, was a destination point for Spring blooms starting with the Saratoga Blossom Festival in March. People came from all over Northern California and beyond to see the orchards in bloom. This year spring has arrived a little early and many of our fruit trees have already begun to bloom.
    Posted by: Erin Herzog on Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:21 AM | Comments: 5
  • Looking Back: San Jose's Valley View DistrictValley View School was built in the mid-1880s for grades k-8. Photo from "Santa Clara County and Its Resources" page 251.

    Valley View School was built in the mid-1890s for grades k-8. Photo from "Santa Clara County and Its Resources" page 251.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 5:50 PM | Comments: 3
  • Looking Back: The Case of the Reappearing BarnThe old Colombet barn on the Lester property about 1957

    Photo: The old Colombet barn on the Lester property about 1957. Photo by Lee Lester.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 5:55 PM | Comments: 2
  • Looking Back: Bay Area Kids Shows in the 1960s and 1970sPhoto: Collage of Bay Area kids shows in the 1960s and 1970s. Marshall J photo by John Shurtleff Stevens, courtesy of Anne Stevens.

    Photo: Collage of Bay Area kids shows in the 1960s and 1970s. Marshal J photo by John Shurtleff Stevens, courtesy of Anne Stevens.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 5:35 PM | Comments: 3