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Mountain View History 06 Apr, 2020

While Silicon Valley as a region tends to have a shared history, Mountain View has its own story to tell. Named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, our town was once a stagecoach stop—but it has origins before that time. Read More

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A Day of Handcrafted Fun 01 Mar, 2020

In this modern age of mass production for maximum profits, there is something so beautiful about finding something completely original.  Read More

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The Right Stuff 03 Feb, 2020

There is something so beautiful and awe-inspiring about the history of NASA and those brave men and women who have ventured into space. Read More

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Cheers to Microbrews 06 Jan, 2020

One of the most interesting things to do when visiting a new city is to find the best local microbreweries and sample their beers.  Read More

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A Holiday Shopping Experience 02 Dec, 2019

If you are looking to find some unique gifts this holiday season, then you will want to visit the 7th Annual German Holiday Market on Saturday, December 14.  Read More

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Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 04 Nov, 2019

Thanksgiving is a day full of food, family, football, and lots of fun. If you are looking for something new that could become a Thanksgiving tradition, then you will want to participate in the 15th annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.  Read More

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Pumpkin Patch Fun 07 Oct, 2019

There is something special about picking out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween straight from the patch where it was grown. Read More

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Immerse Yourself in Music 02 Sep, 2019

On September 19, Musikiwest presents Fandango! a magical musical journey through the works of Spanish and Latin American Baroque.  Read More

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A Celebration of the Arts 05 Aug, 2019

The annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts is one of the most popular events in the area every year.  Read More

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The Funniest Musical of All Time 01 Jul, 2019

The Book of Mormon, a musical created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame as well as Robert Lopez of Avenue Q fame, found immediate success upon its release on Broadway in 2009. Read More

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The Best Bash in Town 03 Jun, 2019

If you are looking for loud live music, some fun in the sun, and a large variety of craft beer, then you'll want to attend the 2019 Bash Music and Craft Beer Festival on June 15.  Read More

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Highlights of the Himalayas 06 May, 2019

2019 marks the 36th year of the Himalayan Fair in Berkley.  Read More

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Art of the Greater Bay Area 01 Apr, 2019

The Triton Museum of Art has been providing the Santa Clara community and surrounding areas with an impressive collection that includes both historic and contemporary works. Read More

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Langston Hughes Project Concert 04 Mar, 2019

Legendary writer and activist Langston Hughes published his collection of jazz poetry titled “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” in 1961. Read More

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See the Bard's Tale 04 Feb, 2019

Many scholars consider King Lear to be William Shakespeare’s crowning achievement. Read More

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Where Fun and Learning Meet 07 Jan, 2019

The Palo Alto Junior Museum is currently in the middle of constructing an incredible new facility that will open in 2020 in Rinconada Park. Read More

The Wonders of Winterfest 03 Dec, 2018

Winterfest at California’s Great America may be a newer holiday event, but it is quickly becoming a favorite tradition for many families. Read More

Visit a California Mission 05 Nov, 2018

Mission Santa Clara de Asis was first built in 1777 by the Franciscan Order in order to establish a Roman Catholic presence in the area.  Read More

Spooktacular Fun 03 Oct, 2018

Halloween season is officially upon us, and one of the best ways to celebrate is by visiting a haunted house. Read More

Celebrate Local History 02 Sep, 2018

When you visit a new city or area, it can be fun and interesting to investigate some of the local history. Read More

The Old Ballgame 06 Aug, 2018

No summer is complete until you enjoy a Major League Baseball game.  Read More

Soccer Fever! 03 Jul, 2018

The 2018 World Cup has been an especially exciting tournament, but it will unfortunately be ending on July 15 Read More

A Real Super Market 02 Jun, 2018

As Spring comes to a close and we completely enter into Summer, the flowers are in full bloom and the fruits and vegetables are becoming ripe and delicious. Read More

Catch A Concert This Summer 08 May, 2018

The beautiful Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View is the perfect place to enjoy an outdoor concert this summer.  Read More

Computer History Comes Alive 03 Apr, 2018

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View celebrates over 2,000 years of computer innovation and development. Read More

Hoop Dreams 04 Mar, 2018

While college basketball generally takes over the sports watching world during the month of March, the NBA season is also at one of the most important and exciting times of the year. Read More

Architectural History 06 Feb, 2018

The Rengstorff House, built in 1867, is one of the first houses to be built in all of Mountain View, California Read More

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph 08 Jan, 2018

Going back to Medieval times and maybe even further than that, Catholic Churches and Cathedrals have been world renowned for their architectural and artistic splendor. Read More

Holiday Craft Fair 04 Dec, 2017

Finding the perfect Christmas gift for the special people in your life can be a daunting task, especially if you are trying to find something truly unique. Read More

San Jose Sharks 07 Nov, 2017

Watching an NHL hockey game in person is one of the best professional sports experiences that a fan can have. Read More

Halloween Comic Fest 03 Oct, 2017

Comic Book fans and those looking for a light-hearted but spooky good time will want to attend the 2017 Halloween Comic Fest on October 28. Read More

Winchester Mystery House 04 Sep, 2017

The name Winchester is famous throughout the United States because of the quality firearms that bear the name. Read More

Beatle Mania 07 Aug, 2017

On August 18, The Mountain Winery is hosting The Fab Four, an Emmy Award winning Beatles tribute band. Read More

Cuesta Park 02 Jul, 2017

Sometimes, all you really need to relax is a refreshing day at the park. Read More

Ancient Egypt in San Jose 06 Jun, 2017

There is just something about the Ancient Egyptian culture that has captured our modern imaginations. Read More

A's Baseball 01 May, 2017

Are you looking to check another Major League Baseball stadium off of your bucket list? Read More

A Glimpse of History 02 Apr, 2017

One of the most fun things to do when visiting a new city is to learn about the history of that city. Read More

Relax with a Massage 05 Mar, 2017

I think that everyone can agree that sometimes, life can get pretty stressful. Read More

Escape the Mad Hatter 03 Feb, 2017

You will certainly not want to be late as you frantically try to solve the Mad Hatter’s mystery at Ryptic Room Escape before time runs out. Read More

Savvy Cellar 11 Jan, 2017

Everyone knows that California is famous for her delicious wine offerings.  Read More