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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Los Altos History Museum honors longtime supporter Jane Reed by Sal Pizarro

The former Los Altos mayor and longtime museum supporter is moving to Southern Calilifornia after 52 years on the Peninsula.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:50PM
Saturday, September 5, 2020

Santa Clara County guidelines leave San Jose theater in limbo by Sal Pizarro

San Jose's Tabard Theatre wants to live stream shows without an audience but can't get Santa Clara County's OK to do so.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Thursday, September 3, 2020

San Jose theaters go red to support live entertainment venues by Sal Pizarro

Both the Hammer Theatre Center and the San Jose Civic joined in a nationwide call to ask Congress to support shuttered live entertainment venues.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:28PM
Saturday, August 22, 2020

San Jose State back in session, but campus off limits to the public by Sal Pizarro

Following state guidance on COVID-19, San Jose State has been forced to make its downtown campus off-limits to the public.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Will one of these ideas become San Jose’s new landmark? by Sal Pizarro

A jury is set to pick three finalists from 963 submissions received by Urban Confluence Silicon Valley in its effort to create a new landmark in downtown San Jose.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Remembering Carmen Castellano and her impact on the arts in San Jose by Sal Pizarro

The South Bay philanthropist and her husband championed diversity in San Jose's art scene, an that effort started long before their $141 million lottery win.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 06:39PM
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Inside Opera San Jose’s new digital performance studio by Sal Pizarro

Named for late supporter Fred Heiman, the new space allows Opera San Jose to stream performances to audiences at home.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:58PM
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Touching story behind Hiller Aviation Museum’s rooftop aircraft by Sal Pizarro

The Rutan Long-EZ plane, visible to commuters on Highway 101, was built in a Campbell garage by Skip Morton and his son, Kyle.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Friday, July 10, 2020

San Jose, Mountain View Obon Festivals go virtual this month by Sal Pizarro

Coronavirus forces postponement of all in-person events until 2021

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 06:04PM
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Let the spirits be your guide as Winchester Mystery House reopens by Sal Pizarro

The famed San Jose attraction will welcome visitors inside again with self-guided tours of the 160-room landmark mansion.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:26PM
Saturday, July 4, 2020

Where’s the audience? Hammer Theatre Center planning for a streaming option by Sal Pizarro

The downtown San Jose performance venue is raising money to add high-definition video equipment and train students to work as video crews.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Montalvo hits the Bay Area’s streets with new public exhibition by Sal Pizarro

Work by six artists examines the meaning of loneliness in "lone some," a new exhibition on display at bus shelters and billboards in communities including San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

New era set to start at San Jose’s Institute of Contemporary Art by Sal Pizarro

Ali Gass, who previously worked at the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art and Stanford's Cantor Center for the Arts, is the new executive director of the downtown museum.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:40PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

It’s a virtual farewell for Opera San Jose’s Larry Hancock by Sal Pizarro

About Opera San Jose 300 supporters joined a Zoom call to toast Larry Hancock, the company's outgoing general director.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:29PM
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Another view on San Jose’s decision not to try out ‘slow streets’ by Sal Pizarro

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Shiloh Ballard says San Jose is passing up an opportunity to change the way its residents engage with streets during the shelter-in-place.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:27PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Kids bored at home? RAFT provides STEM learning kits to parents by Sal Pizarro

Resource Area for Teachers has distributed 15,000 kits to Santa Clara County families with materials and instructions for science learning projects.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:26PM
Thursday, April 9, 2020

San Jose Museum of Art’s 112-year-old clock doesn’t stop for coronavirus by Sal Pizarro

The museum posted a video showing the amazing effort that goes into winding the Nels Johnson "century clock" every week.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 05:15PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New mural in San Jose is a ‘thank you’ to healthcare workers by Sal Pizarro

The mural by artist Denise M. Olenak near San Jose State pays tribute to healthcare workers -- including the nation's superstar doctor.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:29PM
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Their SoCal wedding was canceled, and then this happened in Sunnyvale by Sal Pizarro

Flora Huang and Justin Matsuura had to cancel their wedding plans in Pacific Palisades, so Matsuura's family planned a surprise celebration in Sunnyvale.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 09:00AM
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Aqui’s Swirls are available to go in the South Bay, but let’s not be stupid about it by Sal Pizarro

When word spread that the restaurant's popular frozen margarita combos were available for takeout with food orders, customers swarmed to get them -- and probably violated coronavirus social …

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Monday, March 16, 2020

The show will go on — virtually — at San Jose’s Hammer Theatre by Sal Pizarro

With the theater closed because of COVID-19 rules, performances of Swiss mime troupe Mummenschanz will be live-streamed from the Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 11:29AM
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Coronavirus pushing arts and nonprofit groups to the edge: Pizarro by Sal Pizarro

With the loss of spring fundraisers, canceled shows and closed venues, the South Bay's arts and nonprofit organizations will need a serious relief fund to survive.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 10:00AM
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Willow Glen resident still going strong at 106 by Sal Pizarro

Lenore Luedemann, who was born in San Jose in 1914, has lived through more than a century of change.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:05PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

San Jose State’s long-term Hammer Theatre deal is a good move by Sal Pizarro

The university has exceeded expectations since reactivating the former home of the San Jose Rep in late 2015.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:18PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New art collection adds to healing at Valley Medical Center by Sal Pizarro

Two dozen works by artist Mio Dzakula have been installed at the rehabilitation center at Valley Medical Center's new Sobrato Pavilion.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:56PM
Saturday, February 29, 2020

San Jose’s New Ballet unveils its new downtown home by Sal Pizarro

Four years after its launch, San Jose's New Ballet has a new spacious home in the historic Corinthian Event Center in downtown.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:20PM
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Former San Jose mayor brings Irish humor to new play by Sal Pizarro

Tom McEnery's second play, "A Statue for Ballybunion," will make its San Jose debut on St. Patrick's Day.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:13PM
Thursday, February 6, 2020

San Jose Museum of Art show celebrates Sonya Rapoport by Sal Pizarro

The museum's new exhibition, "Sonya Rapoport: biorhythm" showcases the work of the late conceptual artist, who incorporated computer work into her art.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 01:50PM
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Artistic dinosaur looms large at Children’s Discovery Museum by Sal Pizarro

"Ichiro Sacred Beings" is the latest product of the Playa to the Paseo partnership between San Jose and the Burning Man Project.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 04:17PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Knight Foundation pours $775,000 into San Jose arts groups by Sal Pizarro

Local Color and San Jose Taiko are among the beneficiaries of the grants, which are aimed at helping San Jose's arts community stay viable in the nation's most expensive region.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 02:03PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

‘Alpha Girls’ to share their stories for Silicon Valley Reads: Pizarro by Sal Pizarro

Author Julian Guthrie and four women who broke barriers in male-dominated Silicon Valley will share their stories at Silicon Valley Reads' kickoff event Thursday at De Anza College.

Linked From San Jose Mercury News at 03:35PM

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