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Poet Laureate Arlene Biala

On Solace, Inclusion, and Poetry as Story Santa Clara County’s newest Poet Laureate, Arlene Biala, presents a rich Filipina and Pacific Islander heritage in…

Talkie

No rules, no boundaries You don’t have to make something incredibly cinematic to have it resonate. So much music is overproduced. “It’s getting a…

Adobe Founders

I’ve always told our employees who want to rise in management, just go out and hire people who are incredibly smart. Smarter than you…

Cukui: Orly

Rising from Humbling Beginnings People entrust you to do something that’s going to be permanent on their bodies, so you’ve got to not take…

At the Fairmont

Shooting in the International Luxury Suite and Fountain Restaurant at Fairmont San Jose provided the perfect backdrop for the Issue 8.0 Explore editorial. Look…

Cinequest Volunteers

As filmmakers and enthusiasts roll into town as a part of this local film festival, behind the scenes there is a crew of staff and volunteers that…

Barnaby

Talent is not the most important ingredient—it’s putting the time in, and putting the time in now. It is easily overlooked, the typical concrete…

Schurra’s

A century of fine, handcrafted sweets If life is like a box of chocolates, then head to Schurra’s Fine Confections for some of the…

Ann Bridges

Novelist Ann Bridges has worked among Silicon Valley’s corporate elite. Her work aims to reinvent the suspense genre with challenging plot twists and a…

De-Bug

We’re a platform for people to tell their stories or live out their dreams. When Raj Jayadev took a temp job after college to…