Michael Lara

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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

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Back in the Days...: California Room Yearbook Collection

Each week, hundreds of families from across the state flocked to San Jose’s Lowrider Culture Exhibition. A significant portion of these pilgrims are former San Jose residents. Surprisingly, many are…

Michael Lara
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:00 AM

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The Little Burg in the Orchards: Babe Ruth Day in San Jose

As a kid, my father told me that Babe Ruth referred to my hometown as “the little burg in the orchards.” This elusive quote has sent me chasing a Ruthian myth; the most sensational variety of stories…

Michael Lara
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 10:00 AM

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G Zone Highways: G8

Bay Area commuters know; you can't always depend on the freeways.  With traffic congestion consistently increasing to record highs, commuters face the choice of sitting in freeway traffic or…

Michael Lara
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 12:20 PM