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Spring in Campbell – Downtown First Friday

Stroll tree-lined Campbell Avenue from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm the first Friday each month for late-night shopping, dinning, live entertainment, or just sit at a sidewalk cafe watching everyone else stroll the avenue.

May’s First Friday features the artwork of children 12 years old and younger displayed on Downtown Campbell shop windows as part of the Children’s Art Contest.

Downtown Campbell has a free Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi Hot Spots providing outdoor coverage include Gelato Classico, Sonoma Chicken Coop, The King’s Head Pub, and Orchard Valley Coffee.

In 1892, Benjamin Campbell formed the Campbell Water Company, Campbell’s first utility company, and the 130-foot water tower has become a symbol for Historic Downtown Campbell. Explore over two-dozen historical landmarks with a free walking tour map available from the Campbell Historical Museum.

Downtown Campbell directory and parking map

National Library Week 2009

National Library Week 2009
National Library Week, April 12 – 18, a time to celebrate the contributions of all libraries, librarians and library workers along with promoting library use and support.

If you have not been to the library in some time, then drop by and visit you local branch where you will find DVDs, CDs, books on tape/CD, and of course, a zillion books. Most libraries in the South Bay now have Wi-Fi access.

During National Library Week the San Jose Public Library and Santa Clara County Library systems are hosting a visit by the Digital Bookmobile as part of its national tour promoting the library’s digital media collection and download website. With instructional videos and interactive computer stations, readers of all ages will experience new ways to enjoy digital books and more from the public library.

Digital Bookmobile visits:

Thursday, April 16 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, April 17 – Saratoga Library, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 18 – Morgan Hill Library, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For those of you in Castro Valley, during National Library Week whenever a customer purchases an item at participating stores and restaurants, and either shows you a library card or says that they are a library supporter, stores and shops will donate $.25 to the Alameda County Library Foundation. Your donation will go directly to the Campaign for the New Castro Valley Library.

You may get a library card for any Bay Area library by providing proof that you are a California resident.

San Jose Public Library

Santa Clara County Library

Santa Clara City Library

Los Gatos Public Library

Sunnyvale Public Library

Alameda County Library

Changes at SJC (the Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

I have not been on a plane since the late 60s and therefore not known as an airport connoisseur, but I do believe that arriving travelers will find the design of our new Terminal B pleasing. In San Jose, this translates to: I hope no one ridicules it.

After all, there are enough chuckles over the two extraordinarily large, steep, and ugly staircases recently added to each end of Terminal A. The stairs are emergency exits. Imagine the announcement: Please proceed to the nearest stairway – while taking care not to break your neck on your descent.

Some good news for SJC business travelers: Free Wi-Fi is now available (excluding Terminal A baggage area) in both Terminals. The bad news is that the Wi-Fi is not assessable in all areas. An airport official informed me that the off site ‘cell phone waiting area’ located on Airport Boulevard east of 87 would not be included.

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