Downtown in the News

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2015

San Jose featured in Southwest Magazine
(August 2015) Southwest Magazine

San Jose barber offers haircuts with old-world charm
(07/28/15) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Colorful crosswalk adds artistic flair to downtown San Jose streets
(06/26/15) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

San Jose Rep theater will reopen in fall
(06/10/15) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Summer Events in San Jose You Might Not Know About (But Should)
(06/01/15) KQED.com

Muralist Aims to Enlighten San Jose, Promote Artists
(05/31/15) NBC BAY AREA

Super Bowl 50 teams will stay in South Bay; practice at San Jose State, Stanford
(05/28/15) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

They reach safe harbor, then their ship comes in
(05/14/15) Dailypilot.com

Power washing San Jose streets raises questions around waste during drought
(05/05/15) ABC News

San Jose – Best Under-the-Radar Family Destinations in the U.S.
(04/20/15) Dream Vacation Magazine

Are You ShakesBEERienced?
(04/18/15) KQED

Essex’s One South Market: Downtown San Jose’s bellwether?
(04/17/15) Silicon Valley Business Journal

Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley succeeds with ‘do-or-die’ fundraising effort
(03/16/15) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

High-rise pioneers eye next downtown San Jose tower
(03/12/15) Silicon Valley Business Journal

SoFA: Inspiration Lives Here.
(02/04/15) ARTSblog

Pizarro: The painting’s on the wall in San Jose
(01/31/15) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed returns to real estate law
(01/05/15) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

2014

South Bay Families Celebrate New Year with “Frozen”
(12/31/14) ABC News

Cyber Monday fatigue? Try Pop-Up Monday in downtown San Jose
(11/30/14) Silicon Valley Business Journal

San Jose Rolls Out Welcome Mat For Bustling Downtown
(11/30/14) CBS SF Bay Area

Kristi breaks the ice
(11/18/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Bay Area Parent’s holiday guide​
(11/18/14) 

San Jose Approves Plan For More Affordable Housing
(11/18/14)  NBC BAY AREA

Oprah wows the crowds in downtown San Jose
(11/15/14) Contra Costa Times

Pop-up Retailers Fill Empty Spaces in Downtown San Jose
(11/12/14) Metroactive

Homeless welcome in San Jose’s latest St. James Park reboot
(09/24/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Herhold:  Fun with new banners

(9/8/2014)  Mercury News

Pizarro: A banner idea for downtown San Jose
(8/22/2014) MercuryNews.com

15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay
(8/21/14) KQED.org

The Way to San Jose – Things to Do
(08/5/14) huffingtonpost.com

Can new jobs and microunits help fix Silicon Valley’s homelessness epidemic?
(07/17/14) Silicon Valley Business Journal

Art opens Downtown Doors for local students
(07/16/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

San Jose: Homeless cleaning up downtown as part of new program
(07/11/14) KTVU.COM

To downtown San Jose skyline, add 8-story courthouse
(07/10/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Summer of Fun in St. James Park in San José
(07/09/14)

SJSU kicks off $126M student housing project, will add 850 beds to urban campus
(07/08/14) Silicon Valley Business Journal

Three Silicon Valley organizations to help build a more vibrant downtown in San Jose with $433,700 in support from Knight Foundation
(07/07/14) knightfoundation.org

San Jose: World Cup fans pack St. James Park
(06/22/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Photos: Bay Area fans celebrate as USA defeats Ghana 2-1 in World Cup action
(06/16/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Photos: Student art displayed on downtown San Jose doors
(06/11/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

San Jose Repertory Theatre Ceases Operation
(06/11/14)

San Jose’s 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries
(05/29/14)  theculturetrip.com

Blooming arts scene in the heart of the tech world
(05/16/14) SFGate.com

San Jose’s downtown showing signs of life and soul
(05/16/14) SFGate.com

Cafe Eden: an alternative to fast-food frenzy 
(05/08/14) Spartan Daily

Little Italy is a big project, backers say
(05/07/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Investment firm strikes biggest downtown San Jose lease of year
(05/06/14) Silicon Valley Business Journal

Mercury News editorial: San Jose patent office is good for city and valley
(04/18/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Silicon Valley’s Secret Subculture, Not So Secret Anymore
(04/15/14), Forbes

San Jose Ranks 4th Among Major U.S. Cities for Installed Solar
(04/12/14), Indybay.org

New Restaurants Revitalize Downtown San Jose
(04/04/14), SF BAY AREA

Downtown San Jose Sees Restaurant Boom
(04/04/14)  NBC BAY AREA

Ginny Prior Writes about Downtown San Jose for “Mercury News”
(04/01/14) Bay Area Travel Writers

Cocktail Chronicles: SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant
(04/01/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Q&A: Xactly founder Christopher W. Cabrera, on keeping employees happy
(03/28/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

The San Jose downtown that may be, from the new urbanists at SPUR
(03/24/14) Silicon Valley Business Journal

A Year When San Jose May Change the Rules
(03/3/14) The Registry

A craft cocktail king’s recipe for urban growth in Silicon Valley
(02/12/14) Silicon Valley Business Journal

Holiday event bounces back
(01/06/14) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

2013

2012 2011 2010
S.J. shouldn’t give up on underground rail option
(12/07/2010) SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Groundwerx featured on NBC Bay Area
(8/16/10) NBC’S LA COMUNIDAD DEL VALLE

An Airport Fit for Silicon Valley (slideshow of San Jose’s new airport)
(6/06/10), NBC BAY AREA

San Jose: A City Fueled by Innovation, Creativity and Opportunity
(4/5/10), YOUTUBE VIDEO FROM SAN JOSE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

San Jose’s high-speed rail should go underground
(1/13/10), SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

2009 2008 2007
Urban living more attractive than ever
(6/19/07), KGO-TV

Several reasons to come downtown
YouTube video of several downtown attractions

Watch a new day dawn over downtown San Jose
YouTube video of downtown daybreak