Thursday, February 14, 2019

Last minute Valentine's Day ideas

The San Jose Downtown Association has a few ideas for Valentine's Day procrastinators. There is still time to get a commemorative photo taken in front of XO at City Hall or make the Anti-Valentine's Day Happy Hour. To see the ideas, head over here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Souresseau News: When Artists Flew Like Birds

This week's history video is about historic drawings from bird's eye views. Artists had to get pretty creative before planes and drones were around, and many of these drawings are incredibly detailed. Ironically the newer maps featured in the video had a lot less detail and were not to scale.

To watch the two minute video, click here.

When Artists Flew Like Birds from WMS media Inc. on Vimeo.

Monday, February 11, 2019

February 2019 Downtown Dimension Highlights

The FEBRUARY 2018 Downtown Dimension is now available at:
  • SJPD Capt. David Santos, the "Downtown Captain," answers questions about what makes his job special as he helps keep downtown safe.
  • Update on BART -- back on track now and nearly fully funded.
  • A look at WeWork's growth downtown and two of the organizations using it's desks.
  • Four new restaurant openings.
  • PBID takes care of trees from the roots up.
  • Coming soon:  CINEQUEST & Winter Jazz Fest.
  • Michelle Azevedo joins SJDA's staff as director of policy and operations.

For your information:
  • Live and Local SJ supports live music in the center city.
  • Traffic alerts keep up with lane and road closures and openings.
  • Maps of downtown commercial property availability and development proposals.
  • Boom City: SJDA's summary of new downtown building proposals and west side acquisitions.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Souresseau News: Horse Power!

This week's history video is about early transportation in San Jose--namely horses. It's difficult to imagine a time when blacksmiths used to be the most important people in town and a limo was a wagon pulled by 6 horses. Kick back and journey 110-120 years back in time with this short documentary.

To watch the two minute video, click here.