Tuesday, December 11, 2018

SJDA hosting a public year-in-review meeting this Friday

The San Jose Downtown Association always throws an amazing end-of-year meeting with an entertaining slideshow presented by Scott Knies. The event is free and open to the public. It is also early enough that many people can attend before work.

This year topics include BART decisions, the future Google campus Downtown, and election results. Oh, and there will be complimentary coffee and muffins.

The event takes place this Friday, December 14th at Hammer Theatre Center (101 Paseo De San Antonio) from 8am to 9:30am. You can RSVP by emailing sjdarsvp@sjdowntown.com


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Content Magazine 7th Anniversary Pick-Up Party - 11.0 "Discover"

Content Magazine is launching their anniversary issue on December 12th at the City Hall Rotunda from 7:30pm to 10pm. Subscribers get free admission, a free drink, and a gift bag. For more info, read the event description below or head over here to RSVP.

This December 12th Content Magazine celebrates seven years in print, and we would love to celebrate with you.

Please join us for a classy and artful evening at the City Hall Rotunda for the release of Issue 11.0 “Discover.” Together we will toast the creatives we have had the honor of featuring over the past seven years.

The night will include art, music, and dance performances by those featured in 11.0, as well as other 2018 featured musicians and dance groups. 

This event is co-produced by our partner BAUNFIRE, a Silicon Valley digital design agency.

We also thank our sponsors: San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, San Jose Jazz, Stuart Event Rentals, Mach 7 Sound, Tech CU, Silicon Valley Asian Art Center, and Team San Jose.

Content subscribers, 11.0 features, and 11.0 contributors will receive free entry for them + 1 guest, one complimentary drink ticket to kick off the night, and a holiday gift bag (for the first 150).

$10 cover for general admission (supports the artist performing and includes a copy of the 7th-anniversary issue). Subscribe ahead of time at bit.ly/6issues or at the door and receive all the benefits listed for subscribers above. 

Parking: Free parking at City Hall Garage (must enter before 8pm). Paid covered parking at 4th and San Fernando. Street parking is also available.

Attire: Business casual/cocktail

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

More routes and flight capacity coming to SJC

San Jose International is getting two brand new routes next year around June. Southwest is launching daily nonstop service between San Jose and Nashville, Tennessee as well as a weekly nonstop between San Jose and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. The latter is a major tech hub, so building out this route is a no-brainer. Southwest flights to Hawaii will likely also start sometime in 2019.

Delta, our third most popular carrier, is also adding 72% more capacity on the popular San Jose <> Seattle route. It is doing this by adding two more flights in a larger, more comfortable plane (Airbus A220-100, photo below). The extra capacity will also be serviced by Delta Airlines proper and not Compass (aka Delta Connection). A couple weeks ago they also started nonstop service to Detroit.

Alaska Airlines, which is based in Seattle, will be launching a nonstop route on February 12th to a brand new Seattle airport in Everett, just North of Seattle.

As busy as SJC has become today, it looks like the airport is only getting started. They extra six gates they are working on can't come soon enough.

Source: SVBJ, SVBJ (2)



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sourisseau News: Marching to a Different Beat

Over the next several weeks, I'll link to short San Jose historical videos commissioned by Linda L. Lester and published by WMS Media. The first video is a montage of eccentric San Jose personalities. The person photographed below is A. D. M. Cooper, who had a downtown studio filled with nude drawings, many of which were used as payments for bar tabs. It's only a two minute video with a lot of interesting facts.

To watch the video, click here.


Monday, December 3, 2018

Roku is moving their HQ to San Jose

Roku--a popular streaming entertainment company--is taking over the Coleman Highline next to Avaya Stadium. The project will have a total of 8 buildings, all connected by outdoor bridges. Roku has decided to move their headquarters from Los Gatos (where it is subleasing from Netflix) to 570,000 SQFT across four buildings. It will first move into 91,368 SQFT in the first available building this January, followed by three other buildings as they come online.

The lease will be over 11 years, so they are making a major commitment to San Jose. We could see as many as 2,000 new jobs due to their move to San Jose. 

Since the Coleman Highline will eventually have 1.5 million SQFT of office space, that also gives Roku plenty of room to grow assuming other companies don't snap up all of the available floor space.

Source: SVBJSVBJ (2)