Archive for December, 2014

Happy Holidays!

San Jose Metblogs wishing you a wonderful holiday season together with your family and friends as well as a happy New Year!

Vote Sharks to the All-Star Game

The NHL All-Star Game is January 25, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.

The last time the Leaderboard was checked, Sharks Defensemen Brent Burns was ranked 79 followed by Marc-Edouard Vlasic 130, Joe Thornton 134, Joe Pavelski 140, Antti Niemi 152, Patrick Marleau 173, Tomas Hertl 257, Logan Couture 261, along with a few other Sharks.

Vote here

Sharks Stadium Series Jersey


The San Jose Sharks revealed their jersey for the upcoming NHL Stadium Series Feb. 21, 2015 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The game is between the Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.

Holiday Train 2014

HolidayTrainThis weekend (December 6 & 7) the Caltrain Holiday Train, a special non-passenger train decorated with more than 70,000 lights, will be making stops at eight different Peninsula Caltrain stations; four on Saturday four other stations on Sunday, and begins at the San Francisco station on both days. The public is not permitted to board or ride on the train. However, people can come out and see the train at the stations where it stops and enjoy the show put on by holiday characters.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy or book to drop into toy barrels at the stations for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program and the Salvation Army’s holiday toy drive.

Always stand well back from the train and behind the yellow line on the platform. Hold onto children’s hands while waiting on the platform.

Saturday, December 6

San Francisco 4:00 p.m.
Burlingame 5:15 p.m.
Redwood City 6:15 p.m.
Mountain View 6:55 p.m.
Santa Clara 8:10 p.m.

Sunday, December 7

San Francisco 4:00 p.m.
Millbrae 5:15 p.m.
San Mateo 6:20 p.m.
Menlo Park 7:45 p.m.
Sunnyvale 8:40 p.m.

OMCA Free First Sunday

The Oakland Museum of California program Free First Sunday continues.

Admission is free the first Sunday of every month.

Exhibitions include:

Songs and Sorrows: Días de los Muertos 20th Anniversary
Through January 4, 2015

Highlighting contributions from pioneers of Días de los Muertos celebrations in the Bay Area and newer voices that continue to evolve this living tradition, the exhibition will include works from Jose Guadalupe Posada, Carmen Lomas Garza, Patssi Valdez, and Jesse Hernandez, among others.

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California
Through April 12, 2015

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California illuminates local histories and social forces that changed the face of art in—and beyond—the Golden State.

Sunshine and Superheroes: San Diego Comic-Con
Through May 31, 2015

Inspiration Points: Masterpieces of California Landscape
Through Sunday, January 4, 2015

OMCA opens the vaults to showcase the very best in California landscape art from the museum’s holdings, including works by Ansel Adams, Thomas Hill, David Hockney, Arthur Mathews, Richard Misrach, Albert Bierstadt, Imogen Cunningham, Eadweard Muybridge, Edward Weston, Chiura Obata, and more.

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street
Oakland 94607

888-OAKMUSE (625-6873) – Toll-free

Wednesday – Thursday, 11 am – 5 pm
Friday, 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission rates –
$15 general
$10 seniors (ages 65+) and students, with current ID
$6 youth, ages 9 – 17
Free for children 8 and under and for OMCA Members.
Note: Admission is free the first Sunday of every month.

Enter the Museum parking garage entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 12th streets.
 Parking is $1/hour with Museum validation.
 Parking without validation is $2.50/hour.
 Take your ticket to the Ticketing booth on Level 2 for validation.

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