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How San Jose is Preparing for Super Bowl 50
Posted January 22nd, 2016
"Long after the game is over, the experience of planning a city-wide event will help San Jose host bigger, better meetings... when you take away the tailgating , the pigskin, the face painting, and the victors' glitzy rings, that's all the Super Bowl really is: a mega convention hosted by the NFL for its players, owners, sponsors and fans." …
Historic San Jose plaza undergoes Super Bowl transition
Posted January 16th, 2016
"Big changes are happening to downtown San Jose for Super Bowl 50. One of the main attractions is historic Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park right near the hotel of where the NFC team will be staying. Workers are sprucing up Cesar Chavez Park, hanging LED lights on trees, installing light boxes and new turf for a mini football field. With more than a million visitors expected to be in the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, …
San José knows the way to Super Bowl City presented by Verizon -San Jose Pavilion a must-do stop at San Francisco-based fan village during Game Week
Posted January 15th, 2016
Today, the City of San Jose and Team San Jose announced that, during Game Week, the free-to-the-public fan village will include the San Jose Pavilion, a cultural space showcasing attractions and activities found only in San Jose. “San Jose is home to a number of world-class attractions and a truly unique innovative spirit,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “This is a great opportunity for Super Bowl visitors, and othe…
NPR's Thomas C. Wilmer - 93 Year-old Jimi Yamaichi’s life in San Jose’s Japantown & WWII Internment
Posted January 15th, 2016
"Japantown in the heart of downtown San Jose has been a vital part of Santa Clara Valley’s history since the 1890s.The first wave of Japanese immigrants (Issie), were attracted to the area for job opportunities in the burgeoning agriculture industry. The insular Japantown neighborhood provided Japanese a safe-harbor place to shop and socialize. Within two months of the onset of WWII, Roosevelt’s Executive Orde…
NPR's Thomas C. Wilmer - San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles – from Traditional to Cutting-Edge
Posted January 13th, 2016
"Quilts and textures, ranging from traditional to cutting-edge have been a part of the American fabric since colonial days, and the quilt remains synonymous with the pioneer women who crafted beautiful works out of necessity and as one of their few luxuries of time for creative expression..." …
The 9 Best Winter Mountain Biking Destinations in the Southwest
Posted January 12th, 2016
"The average snowfall in San Jose is a massive 0.0″. Ahh, now we’re talking winter getaway! Factor in January lows of 42 and highs of 58, with temps warming into February, and there is no reason not to ride dry dirt all year round here..." Read more... …
NPR's Thomas C. Wilmer - MACLA - San Jose’s Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
Posted January 11th, 2016
"In the heart of downtown San Jose’s SOFA District you could easily pass right by MACLA’s understated storefront and not have a clue that there’s a powerful world of visual arts, performing, and literary arts inside. More than 50 programs are produced annually at MACLA, showcasing established and emerging artists who are passionately involved in the Latino aesthetic, experience and history..." …
More fun events and amenities coming to Downtown San José during Game Week
Posted January 10th, 2016
Residents and visitors are in store for an amazing experience in Downtown San José in the days leading up to The Big Game at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. In addition to being the official host site of Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, San José will offer events and activities for football fans of all ages. “We enthusiastically welcome locals and guests from around …
SJ Made presents The Inaugural Screenprint Showdown January 30th 2016 11a­m-5pm
Posted January 8th, 2016
In advance of Super Bowl 50 SJMade asks citizens of America’s 10thlargest city: What’s Your SanJose? With Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, the eyes of the world will be focused on the South Bay. SJMade, a local platform for maker culture, is using the occasion to celebrate the artistry of screen­print culture and inspire the creation of a new visual brand for the City of San Jose. Whether used to enhance appare…
NPR's Thomas C. Wilmer - Historic de Anza Jazz Age Hotel in Heart of Downtown San Jose, CA
Posted January 8th, 2016
"When the blueprints for the iconic Hotel de Anza in the heart of Downtown San Jose were drawn up in 1929, the Roaring Twenties and the Jazz Age was in full swing, but little did anyone know at the time, that when the classic Art Deco hotel opened its doors for business in February 1931, the Great Depression was at its worst. But the de Anza held its own and thrived for decades as a premier destination for mov…
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