San Jose Metblogs » Radio Girls, by UCSC alumna Sarah-Jane Stratford

Summer is almost upon us, and we should all be starting our beach reading lists. There is a book called Radio Girls that PopSugar recommends for Best 2016 Summer reading, and you should have it on your own list too. The book was written by UC Santa Cruz alumna Sarah-Jane Stratford, and it is one fantastic read. Radio Girls is the best kind of historical fiction in that it tells a real story with real people, but from a fictional character’s point of view. I am not sure what I initially expected

San Jose Metblogs » City Lights inadvertently presents allegory for the closing of The Rep

Theater audiences all over the Bay Area went to see fantastic, thoughtful, hysterical, amazing shows and musicals last weekend. We came home looking forward to seeing the next shows, or acting or producing the next shows, and many of us contemplated our reviews of the weekend. And then we sat down Monday to do our work. And at 10:30am we received the press release in our In-Box: San Jose, CA. June 11, 2014 – San Jose Repertory Theatre announced today that it has ceased operation as of Monday,

San Jose Metblogs » Free fundraising show in memory of Ryan Viri

Ryan Viri worked at Johnny V’s downtown, where he protected patrons and tried to keep everyone safe while they spent time downtown listening to music. On the morning of February 12, 2014, he was fatally stabbed after work by someone he had previously thrown out of the bar and on whom he had called the San Jose Police. Crye Wulf BPM is putting on a free show at Johnny V’s to help raise money for Ryan’s funeral and medical expenses. The show is February 20, at Johnny V’s, and it’s for ages 21 and

San Jose Metblogs » Bay Area Native wins prestigious HUGO AWARD for Science Fiction

Born and raised in Santa Clara, Christopher Garcia attended Westwood Open, Buchser Jr. High and Santa Clara High School before moving to Boston to attend Emerson College. Returning to the Bay Area after graduation, he’s become well known in many different social and professional circles around town. Most everyone who has been to the Cinequest Film Festival has had contact with the outgoing Mr. Garcia. If you have ever visited the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, you most likely have had

San Jose Metblogs » Bike Helmets SAVE LIVES

No one ever wants to get the call that a friend or family member has been in a cycling accident and “the paramedics are on the way”. Trust me, I know from experience. Just about every cycling friend I know has been to the hospital this year. Almost none of these accidents have involved cars. Every single one has involved a helmet secured firmly to a head – which saved their lives. It can be difficult to believe that a waffle-holed piece of Styrofoam can actually save a life, but it certainly do

San Jose Metblogs » Failing Grade for Santa Clara County Air Quality

MetBlogs – Santa Clara County: Santa Clara County has been given a failing grade for air quality by the American Lung Association. The State of the Air 2009 report gave failing grades to 39 counties in California, including Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara. This is not a news item that we should easily dismiss. The estimated number of people that particle pollution kills each year has tripled in our state. According to Jenny Bard, the Bay Area regional air quality director for the America