Archive for the 'local news' category

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Passions: Turn

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Urban wood turner Rich Johnson creats a bowl out of a disposed peice of Olive tree.

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Band Camp

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Santa Clara High School Band Camp

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The Swingin’ Blue Stars

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The Swingin’ Blue Stars of the U.S.S. Hornet were formed by Blue Star moms singing songs from the 40’s and 50’s.
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Rebuilding the Memories of Home

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The Vasquez family take the first step to rebuild their San Bruno home.
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The Big Squeeze

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Caught in a budget meltdown, the state is forcing schools to abandon one of the most popular education reforms — smaller class sizes.
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A Train Passion

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Every Saturday, train enthusiasts gather at Santa Clara Railroad Depot to watch and run model trains.
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Wishbook: Amanda’s story

Friday, November 26th, 2010

From early childhood, Amanda Madrid moved from one foster care family to another. At 22 she is putting her life together.
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Latin Dance: Keeping Culture Alive

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month through old and new dance styles. Please press play.
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Memories of Home

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Arturo Vasquez revisits his destroyed home in San Bruno a month after the massive pipeline blast.
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Fire Spinners

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Fire spinners and dancers meet at the Santa Cruz Lighthouse most Sunday nights.
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Giants Post Season

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Photographers with the San Jose Mercury News share some of their favorite images from the San Francisco Giants postseason run to their World Series Championship.
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Nisei Graduate

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Bessie Kawachi Chin, 87, fulfills her dream of a college degree after Japanese-American internment prevented her from finishing her studies nearly 70 years ago. (more…)

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Caring For Ella

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

The day that Ella Cho was born her parents were advised to start making funeral arrangements.
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Resisting Arrest

Monday, November 9th, 2009

A look at California Penal Code 148 and its use by the San Jose Police Department.
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Recession ‘09

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

The 2009 recession by the Mercury News staff. (more…)

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Carnatic Singing

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

A classical Indian musical art form with strong spiritual roots is practiced in Sunnyvale. (more…)