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Friday, April 1, 2016

The San Jose Blog is changing its name to....................................... The San Francisco Bay Area Blog

It's time for a big change! For nearly seven years the focus of this blog has been on development, events, and culture in San Jose proper. We've decided to expand our horizons and the scope of this blog to encompass the whole Bay Area, especially San Francisco! Hyper-local is out, generic is in.

Next week we'll be changing our name to "The San Francisco Bay Area Blog." We think getting the word San Francisco in there will do wonders for traffic to the site and create more opportunities to focus on grittier posts--we're talking crime, homelessness, cold weather, and extreme gentrification.

Check out the draft version of our new logo below!

Sources: 2010201120122013, 2014, 2015
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

All Cities in Santa Clara County Merging Into One Mega-City!

In 1998 the was a major amalgamation of all cities surrounding Toronto into one single "mega-city" with shared infrastructure and consolidated government. This model not only reduced the average cost of government services to residents, but it allowed an acceleration of development and urbanization. It appears that city leaders from the 15 Santa Clara County cities have been secretly meeting for years to discuss the possibility of doing something similar in Santa Clara County. A major announcement is expected to be made later this week!

Specifics are still sparse, but you can find more info on this breaking story over here!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

BREAKING: Giants + A's Decide to Build a Joint Stadium in Downtown San Jose!

In a shocking twist to the territorial dispute between the SF Giants and the A's, a compromise has been reached that absolutely no one saw coming. The Giants and A's are proposing to build a joint stadium where both teams will play in Downtown San Jose! Each team will play half of their home games in the new stadium and the other half at AT&T Park in San Francisco. This will put territorial issues to rest as both teams will essentially be sharing both markets.

The joint ballpark will feature state of the art technology similar to Levi's stadium and will be wrapped in LEDs and digital signs that can change the entire look-and-feel to match the home team. AT&T Park will receive a similar transformation. With access to Caltrain, BART, Lightrail, Amtrack, and BRT... this will be one of the best connected stadiums in the country. Also, the new Downtown San Jose stadium and AT&T Park will be conveniently connected by Caltrain. This story is just developing, more info to come!

For further details, check out the source links below.

Sources: 2010201120122013

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Monday, April 1, 2013

San Jose's Newest Sister City: Pyongyang, North Korea!

San Jose is about to welcome a new city into a sister city program that includes the likes of Dublin, Ireland; Okayama, Japan; and San Jose, Costa Rica. This city is none other than Pyongyang in sunny North Korea! With a population of 2.5 million, this is the largest city yet to participate in this program. Each city has a lot to gain as the new partnership between each community is designed to foster collaboration in topics ranging from government to education and of course culture. Since Pyongyang is know as the "Silicon Valley of Asia" and is rich with technological innovation, it will be interesting to see where this new sister city will take us.

Below you can find world renowned leader Kim Jong Un riding Pyongyang's new metro system, showing off its newest amusement park, and perhaps most relevant to Silicon Valley... demonstrating their latest technological capabilities.

For more information on Pyongyang, click here!

Kim Jong-un
University students march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un’s call to arms. Placards in the plaza read: “Rifles and bombs,” “Sledgehammers of revenge” and “Do-or-die battle.”

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Breaking News: The Bellagio is Coming to San Jose!

MGM Resorts International have announced plans to build a Bellagio-like card room in the vacant space between Bay 101 (red area below) and the brand new M8trix Casino (blue area). If approved, the $350-400M project will include a 35-floor hotel tower with over 500 rooms, several new restaurants, and a theater for entertainment acts. Could this be the start of a mini-Vegas in San Jose?

Source: Press Release

Friday, April 1, 2011

San Jose Purchases San Francisco!

When one of the most egregious accounting errors of the 21st century came to light earlier this week and it was revealed that San Jose is actually running an undisclosed surplus for 2011, many wondered how this new found wealth would be spent. This morning it was announced that San Jose would be purchasing the city of San Francisco. After being pounded by budget deficits up to a half billion year after year, sources say the deal was a bargain for San Jose.

While no immediate changes are planned, there appears to be talks of a potential name change to mark the change in ownership. The San Jose city council have been tossing around options such as San Josisco, El Puble de San Francisco de San Jose, Almost Silicon Valley, and New Alviso.  Mayor Chuck Reed stated "We'll probably narrow it down to our top 2, then flip a coin."

More info to come as the story breaks!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

BREAKING: San Jose changes it's name BACK to El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe

Today a shocking announcement was made that will forever change the face (and name) of our city. To honor our heritage, city hall has decided to change the official name of the city back to what it was in 1777 when we were first founded: El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe.

In light of today's news, we will be changing the name of this Blog to the El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Blog.