Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour Inspires and Tantalizes

  • By Diane Andrews
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The 2018 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour on June 9 inspired attendees with possibilities — limited only by their pocketbooks — for updating their own homes, whether through minor modifications, major remodeling or simply by redecorating, perhaps with an eye to the sleek, clean lines characteristic of modern style. The self-guided tour of five new or remodeled Silicon Valley homes in...

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The Father Factor

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Father’s Day is a day to celebrate dads and thank them for all the things they do for us — big and small. Here are a few facts about dads in America and how we celebrate them.   Fathers By The Numbers There were more than 70.1 million fathers in the United States in 2008, according to census data. According to the Pew Research Center, fathers are more involved at home than...

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TV Dads

  • The Santa Clara Weekly
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But all of these dads had one thing in common: They loved their children.   JIM ANDERSON Father Knows Best (1954 TV series), played by Robert Young The thoughtful father, he comes home from work every day to put out fires created by his two children — ranging from homework to prom dates. He is known for his sage advice and even temper.   SHERIFF ANDY...

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Leadership in Business Award Goes to Harbir Bhatia

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Last month Santa Clara's own Harbir Bhatia was honored by State Assemblyman Kansen Chu with District 25's Leadership in Business award, during Asian and Pacific Islander Month. Currently SVP of Digital Transformation Practice at Selective Systems, Bhatia serves on the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Santa Clara Library Foundation Board, the TiE Con Leadership Team and the...

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Mission College Speaker Viet Thanh Nguyen Inspires Summer Reading

  • Story by Diane Andrews
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Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author with local ties who spoke at the Mission College library in April. He was the college's featured Asian American and Pacific Islander speaker of the year. "The Refugee" and "The Sympathizer," Nguyen's two recent works of fiction, are well-crafted and engaging summer reads that open one's eyes to the Vietnamese immigrant/refugee experience...

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Santa Clara This Week

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Weekly Events Calendar Thursday, June 14 Community Meeting on Commercial Cannabis Regulations Update: City Hall Council Chambers. 6-8 p.m. http://santaclaraca.gov/cannabis   Friday, June 15 Concert in the Park Featuring The Megatones: Central Park Pavilion/ 6:30-8 p.m.   Saturday, June 16 Montage Studio Showcase: Prospect High School Theater—18900 Prospect...

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Looking Back

  • Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara
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Week of June 13th Headlines   100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (June 14, 1918) *Patriotic Celebration of Independence Day by Santa Clara District War Work Council to be Great Event: Program of Novel Features Being Planned Under Direction of Postmaster Charles D. South *Invitation to Organizations to Participate in Patriotic Program Which Will Include Parade of Allied Nations, an...

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Reel in the Freebies and Deals this Father’s Day

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Treat the father figure in your life to some amazing deals this weekend. Please keep in mind that participation may vary by location and franchise, so be sure to call ahead and confirm.   RESTAURANT FREEBIES AND DEALS: Baskin-Robbins: Get $3 off any ice cream cake or cookie cake. Use the printable coupon or promo code here. Specialty cakes for Father’s Day include the Cold One...

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Rallying into to Santa Clara: New Fast Food Concept Arriving Next Year

  • By Melissa McKenzie
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The Checkers and Rally’s brand is headed to Santa Clara and residents can expect to dine at its drive-thru sometime in early 2019. The franchise, which operates as Rally’s on the West Coast and is based in Tampa, Fla., is looking at potential locations around the City and working with future franchise owners to finalize plans to enter the Santa Clara scene. “Right now we’re in the...

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Mission City Memorial Park—Where History Comes to Life

  • Story and Photos by Diane Andrews
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Santa Clara Local History/Genealogy Librarian Mary Boyle and Cemetery Operations Manager Phil Orr brought the dead to life at high noon on May 24 at Mission City Memorial Park, 420 N. Winchester Blvd. They led about 30 genealogy buffs on a tour of almost 30 burial sites at the over century-and-a-half-year-old Santa Clara cemetery. "Cemeteries are more than simply a final resting place; they...

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