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Christmas in the Park 2013

The Tree Lighting Ceremony is Friday, November 29 – 6:00 pm at the Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park. Then Christmas in the Park is open every day, including Christmas, from 9:00 am to midnight through January 1, 2014.
Christmas in the Park with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, lights and a 60-foot Community Giving Tree. Check out the melting snowman, caroling mice and elf woodcrafters.

Admission is free.
Parking info and validation participants. Better yet, public transportation (VTA).

Plaza De Cesar Chavez
South Market Street, San Jose 95113

San Jose Bike Party “The Luau Ride” August 17, 2012

It is the Friday that the SJBP (San Jose Bike Party) may take its ride through your neighborhood. For non-bikers it is helpful to know their route. The riders have been known to be loud enough to wake sleeping children. Also, when out in a car it is best to avoid the stream of bikes.

Tonight’s ride “The Luau Ride” on August 17, 2012 will hit the streets at 8 p.m. It will start in the SJ County Parking Lot – 1st St. and Hedding.St.

The SJBP site encourages safe, legal and courteous behavior. So, if putting on your Hawaiian style beachwear we are wishing you a fun ride that will be safe for all.

8 p.m. ~ 1st St. & Hedding St.

R The Alameda
At De La Cruz / El Camino fork veer L to go onto El Camino Real R Lafayette St
L Laurelwood Rd
R Thomas Rd – becomes Mission College Blvd – R to stay on MC Blvd

REGROUP 1 – Mission College 7.5 mi

Exit R Mission College Blvd L Burton Dr
L Wyatt Dr
L Bassett St

R Agnew Rd L Lafayette St – becomes Gold St

R Catherine St – becomes State St

R Spreckles Ave
R Grand Blvd

Continue straight onto Disk Dr

REGROUP 2 – L into Jubilee Parking Lot just before Nortech Pkwy

Exit R on Disk Drive – becomes Grand Blvd becomes Los Esteros Rd becomes Zanker Rd becomes Old Bayshore Hwy

Slight right onto N 10th St R San Fernando St
R 5th St

END: SJ City Hall 5th St @ Santa Clara St

San Jose Bike Party ~ The Legs Ride

Tonight “The Legs Ride” will start in the parking lot behind the Asian American Community Center.

When: June 15th at 8 PM

Where: Back lot at 2400 Moorpark Ave., San Jose.

If you don’t want to put on your leg revealing outfit and join the party it is always good to know their route.

Most of the riders try to be safe and courteous, but it can be a frustrating experience for auto traffic.

The Legs Ride – the route:

From behind VMC, down Moorpark, through Santana Row
Winchester to Forest
down Bascom to Union to 85.
then Samaritan to Bascom
up Union and through downtown Campbell
then Saratoga Ave to Payne to Winchester to Moorpark behind VMC

Route information and maps.

San Jose Bike Party their site.

“Valor with Honor” and a Day of Remembrance Japantown San Jose

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team (第442連隊戦闘団) was a group of Japanese Americans who volunteered to fight along with the U.S. Army during WWII.

For it’s size, (3,500 men) the team was the most highly decorated American unit in WWII. Senator Daniel Inouye was a member of the 442nd.

The documentary, 442nd “Valor with Honor” will screen this Sunday at the Wesley Methodist Church

Note: Please use street parking to save spaces in the church/museum lots for seniors.

RSVP to or

Call (408) 294-3138 or (408) 867-4525

Sunday – February 19th, 2012
Wesley Methodist Church

566 North 5th Street San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 295-0367

2 pm – 4 pm

Free and open to the public.

Q&A after screening. DVDs for purchase.
442nd “Valor with Honor” Documentary Trailer

Executive Order 9066: On February 19 of 1942 President Roosevelt gave the military power which led to the internment of Japanese Americans.

The 32nd Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance “Civil Liberties Under Siege” is an event aimed at reflecting on the past and the importance of building trust between our diverse groups in San Jose.

Speakers include Karen Korematsu and Zahra Billoo, Also, enjoy a performance by San Jose Taiko. Join in with the candlelight procession through historic Japantown.

Sunday – February 19, 2012
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
640 N. Fifth Street
San Jose CA 95112

Free and open to the public. 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


San Jose: Local (Northern California) author Michelle Richmond will discuss her book – The Year of Fog.

As an avid reader I appreciate an author who can captivate my thoughts, and Michelle’s writings linger in my mind.

The Year of Fog is set in the San Francisco Bay Area. On her site there is a Google Fog Map.


She will discuss her book and answer questions from the audience.

9:30 a.m. Coffee Social
9:45 a.m. Presentation

St. Elizabeth’s Day Home, 950 St. Elizabeth Drive, San Jose 95126

$20.00 Donation (Help families with tuition)
Call Kathy Giovanola, (408) 264-9920 for reservations

Broadway San Jose Presents CATS! and Psycho Donuts a Treat

CATS the musical is playing at the Center for the Performing Arts – December 27, 2011 through January 1, 2012.

255 Almaden Boulevard San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 295-9600

CATS make-up artist Jimmy Goode (he once attended Oak Grove High School) will transform a Psycho Nurse into a CATS Nurse tomorrow at the downtown Psycho Donuts. The special CATS donuts will be available.

CATSonut is a bavarian cream filled raised donut frosted with the CATS logo also a must try a Psycho Kitty Litter cake donut.

Psycho CATS Nurse – A Psycho Transformation Event.

When: Wednesday, December 28 – 11AM – 1PM

Where: Psycho Donuts San Jose
288 S. 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Monday – Thursday 7am-10pm
Friday 7am-midnight | Saturday 8am-11pm | Sunday 8am-10pm

Also, CATS donuts will be available at the Psycho Donuts Campbell location.

Psycho Donuts Campbell
2006 S. Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008
Monday – Thursday 6am-9pm
Friday 6am-11pm | Saturday 7am-11pm | Sunday 7am-9pm


Psycho Donuts

4th Annual West Coast Cue Show

Play The Game T-Shirts by, 'Baby Frank'

This weekend The California Billiard Club will host a show featuring cues, and cue makers. This will be fun for all pool enthusiasts, and cue collectors.

Enjoy watching the 8-Ball Barbox Tournament.

Also, a good time to pick up a ‘Play The Game’ T-Shirt by, Frank ‘Baby Frank’ Nordmann.

The 4th Annual West Coast Cue Show

Where: The California Billiard Club
881 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA
Telephone: (650) 965-3100

When: Saturday, November 12th – 12 to 6pm and Sunday, November 13th – 12 to 4

The Show is Admission Free

HOMELAND – Polygraph Van in San Francisco

Have you seen Homeland on Showtime? If you were a fan of 24 I’m betting you will also be a fan of Homeland.

The show stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a, high-strung bi-polar, CIA officer who is very much “Jack Bauer”.

Carrie seems to be the only one at CIA operations who can see the security risk that an American Marine (Sergeant Brody) who was once held captive now poses.

In last nights episode Carrie, others at the CIA, and Sergeant Brody were asked to take polygraph tests. Sergeant Brody was able to pass the test without even one spike on the machine even though Carrie had first hand knowledge that he was not telling the truth.

Bay Area fans of Homeland can test their ability to pass a polygraph today and tomorrow…

San Francisco:

Monday, November 7: Ghirardelli Square, West Plaza (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
Tuesday, November 8: Fisherman’s Wharf, the intersection of Beach Street & the Embarcadero/Powell (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)


Eureka the Zeppelin is Back at Moffett Field

Eureka (the Farmers Airship) has been away from the Bay Area for six months. To celebrate her return the public is invited to a free festive event.

There will be an opportunity to meet the members of the airship crew. There will be a Drawing. The prizes include souvenirs, T-shirts, and Zeppelin ground tours.

Also, one lucky winner will win a free flight for two!

Moffett Field

Thursday, Nov. 3rd

Starts at Noon – Ends at 1:30 pm

Open to the public

Take 101 – Ellis Street exit to the Ellis Street gate.

Note: Guests must show a Government issued ID at the gate.

Once in – look for building # 158 near the control tower.

See Airship Ventures site for more information.

If you plan to attend – check in on facebook.

I have been up in the Zeppelin, and it was was one terrific ride!

Remembering 9/11


“None of us will ever forget this day…” – President Bush

That morning I happened to have the TV on. Seeing what was happening in New York I called out to my husband. Together we watched in horror as the second plane hit. The decision was made to take our daughter to school and go to work.

Air traffic had to land thousands of planes and departures were stopped nationwide. As taxi drivers we knew that the many people at San Jose Airport would need transportation back to their homes or to hotels. It was a very busy morning for us. When the sky was quiet and the airport empty we went home.

*In Chico Ca.- To honor the 9/11 firefighters this patriotic goose is wearing a hand crafted costume.

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