Our mission is to bring joy, excitement, and pride to the residents of San Jose. This includes highlighting interesting and unique events, covering major development projects, profiling local businesses, and sharing achievements.

Joshua Santos
San Jose advocate, tech enthusiast, foodie, world traveler.
Day job: Director of Global Support and Enablement at Clarizen

Jennifer Bullock
San Jose/South Bay enthusiast & blogger, mom, photographer, social media, Adv/PR. 
Day job: Social Media for @TheTechMuseum

Andy Lee
A San Jose native, Andy Lee writes about the craft beer scene in San Jose and the greater South Bay for Examiner.com and the Metro Silicon Valley newspaper. Follow him on Twitter at @GratefulHubby and email him at gratefulhubby@gmail.com

Kimberly Vacca

Kimberly Vacca is a recent San Jose resident having moved here from Florida in 2015. She was drawn to San Jose for work, but made the final plunge thanks to San Jose's great weather, outdoor exploration opportunities, high quality of life, and diverse people and food. She works as a city planner for the City of San Jose and is immensely inspired by her progressive, forward-thinking peers who strive to positively impact our growing city. As a city planner she works on creating land use policies that will facilitate the high-quality built environment that San Jose is passionately trying to achieve. In her spare time, you'll find Kim bicycling through both urban and natural landscapes, having a beer at a local brewery, hiking the Santa Cruz mountains, or stuck with her nose in a book.

Lawrence Lui

Lawrence Lui grew up in the South Bay suburbs, watching Silicon Valley evolve over the years. After graduating from UC Davis with a background in managerial economics, he became fascinated with the growth and development of San Jose. That's when he moved Downtown to be closer to the action (and the rapidly expanding craft cocktail scene!). Lawrence is a fan of live music, local artists, business news, and every cuisine imaginable.

John Huân Vũ

Born and raised in Santa Clara, John Huân Vũ is no stranger to the South Bay. Before living in San Jose, John graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a master's degree in computer science and a double bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics. Thanks to his spouse, John became a huge fan of The San Jose Blog and has also become extremely interested in city, regional, and transportation planning alongside the day-to-day local and national politics. John currently resides in the ever-changing Midtown neighborhood in District 6 between the Rose Garden and Willow Glen. John is also an Airbnb host renting out a room and recommending places to eat, visit, and live like a local (bit.ly/SVBungalow). You can always find John enjoying his time with friends, being involved with his church, taking photographs, eating delicious food (he loves sushi and a great steak), enjoying coffee and tea, drinking great wine, watching musicals and plays, and meeting new people. In addition to writing future articles for The San Jose Blog, John is also a freelance writer for The Valley Catholic, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose. John looks forward to writing articles and becoming a better informed San Jose citizen.

Josh Hunter

Josh Hunter is a longtime South Bay resident, having grown up in Morgan Hill before escaping to San Jose after grad school. He currently lives downtown and regularly bikes to his office in North San Jose. As a cyclist, he’s interested in transportation planning and the Bay Area trail systems. As a downtown resident he applauds the progress the city has made in the last couple of decades, and the influx of a critical-mass of residents that has elevated the restaurant and bar scene to more appropriate levels for a city our size. One can find him at San Pedro square often, or sampling one of the local breweries (Hapa being the current favorite). He has a master’s in Public Policy and an MBA from Pepperdine, and is currently the Senior Manager for Technology at Blach Construction Company.

Noe Sacoco

Noe Sacoco Jr is a "Downtown dweller" and hails from Hawai’i, but has called San Jose home the last 8+ years. Noe works in tech, is a college sports junkie (go Duke!), loves traveling, working out, and enjoys hanging out in San Jose’s best kept secrets. Noe is fascinated with Silicon Valley’s innovation and how the Valley fosters creativity where new paradigms triumph over yesterday’s failures. He believes greatness is born here daily. To pitch him story ideas, you can reach him at noesacoco@yahoo.com.

Andrew Rivlin

Andrew Rivlin is an Urban Designer and Landscape Architect with LPA, Inc. He has an interest in mass transit, urbanism, sustainable design and is excited to witness San Jose’s transformation. Based in the South Bay, he brings a unique perspective from prior experiences in Southern California, Singapore, and Vancouver. Andrew is a member of SPUR and a Planning Commissioner in the City of Campbell. He enjoys cycling, exploring the local brewery scene, and traveling with his family.


  1. I was born and raised in San Jose. About four years ago I made the move with my new family to Corvallis OR. I frequent this blog to still keep up to date with development from back home. Is there anyway you guys can shed some light on what's happening with the Quakes academy development that was last to be developing the park on Coleman. Thanks, keep up the good work!

    1. It seems like the latest updates are from 2016: https://www.mercurynews.com/2016/06/14/san-jose-residents-want-more-than-fields-for-planned-soccer-complex/

      Let me check with the San Jose Development Forum.

    2. Some bad news, looks like the project is indefinitely on hold: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=143777792&postcount=16502