Downtown San Jose

Academic Coffee Community

Frank Nguyen has been on a journey for several years, moving toward opening his own crafted coffee house. From building out the space on…

Murals on Our Walls

The tools are few—paint, a brush, a blank wall, and an idea. Yet it is the artistry of working up close, while maintaining the…

Milk & Wood

When someone is handed a gelato or fruit bar from Milk and Wood, what is immediately striking about the product is its appearance—highly colorful,…

SJZ Summer Fest: Kalil Wilson

Since 1990, the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest has created a space for world-class musicians to share their music with eager crowds of jazz…

9.3 Pick-Up Party Recap

Filled with an inviting soft purple hue and the steady pulse of music, Local Color became the perfect place for the 9.3 Pick-Up Party…

Knight Cities Challenge 2017

Since 2014, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has organized the Knight Cities Challenge as a way to promote civic engagement in…

Toasted Craft Sandwiches

Living in San Jose has really shaped my palate. Toasted Craft Sandwiches sits in the rear of SoFA Market, across from The Fountainhead Bar…

Lola Saba

I try to elevate the work and show art properly, even at a coffee shop… Lola Saba is a San Jose native and a…

Un-Valentine’s Round-Up

Single? Jaded? Rebellious? Pink hearts and sappy love songs aren’t for everyone, and avoiding them can be difficult in the month of February. Grab…

Valentine’s Round-Up

There is nothing wrong with the classic dinner and a movie equation for Valentine’s Day, but why not try something a little different this…