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02/16/2015
Cycling Weekly

#cyclistsareheroes!

Best cycling flashmob ever? This has nothing to do with us, but we love it. #CyclistsAreHeroes

11/29/2014

Small Business Saturday is tomorrow! Who are you going to support??

11/25/2014

"I would rather think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to come together and make sense."
-HAROLD KUSHNER

San Francisco has many historic landmarks, and one is The Castro Theatre in the Castro neighborhood. They need your help...
11/08/2014

San Francisco has many historic landmarks, and one is The Castro Theatre in the Castro neighborhood. They need your help to keep the music playing, but now it will be the world's largest pipe and digital organ in the world! Please help if you can!

http://www.sfcoda.org/SFCODA/Home.html

(Pictured is the organist David Hegarty, playing at Midnights For Maniacs on November 7th, 2014 by T. Wood-Taylor).

Car Talk won't be the same this weekend without Tom...Please always support your local NPR station.
11/07/2014

Car Talk won't be the same this weekend without Tom...

Please always support your local NPR station.

The wisdom of Tom Magliozzi, via Car Talk.

Vote today!!
11/04/2014

Vote today!!

It’s Election Day! Like this poem from FALLING UP if you plan to vote in your town today.

When in Avila Beach, California go to Joe Momma's Coffee, a locally owned and operated coffeehouse. Enjoy a cup of joe w...
11/02/2014

When in Avila Beach, California go to Joe Momma's Coffee, a locally owned and operated coffeehouse. Enjoy a cup of joe while relaxing on an Adirondack chair and watching the waves directly across from you. Even if it's raining or cool out there are two levels inside with an ocean view!

Happy Halloween and Samhain!
10/31/2014

Happy Halloween and Samhain!

Happy Halloween everyone🎃🎃🎃

Be kind to all. You never know who you're interacting with!
10/27/2014

Be kind to all. You never know who you're interacting with!

"So get this. I'm driving down Park Avenue one day and this guy waves for me, so I pull over and I ask him where he's going. He tells me 74th street, and I tell him that's too far for me, because my shift just ended, so he says 'thanks anyway' and walks away. But then I think about it, and I start feeling bad for the guy, cause hey-- I got a conscience. So I call him back to the cab and tell him to hop in. And he gets in the car all excited, all animated, and he's talking about all these things. But he's got his cap pulled down way over his eyes, so I can't see who it is. But pretty soon I start to recognize his voice. And when we get to a light, I turn to him, and I look him in the eye, and I scream: "WIIIIIIILLLSSSSSOOOOOOON!!!" And that really got him. He started laughing hard. He sees that I've got this Ferrari hat on, and a Ferrari shirt too, so he starts calling me 'Mr. Ferrari.' The whole ride, he keeps calling me 'Mr. Ferrari.' So after we get to his destination, we snap a quick photo, and he goes on his way. And I think that's it. But that's not it, cause get this. Over the next few weeks, I just happen to randomly pick up people that know him. People who have acted with him before, people who work with him. And every time, I tell them: 'Tell Mr. Hanks that Mr. Ferrari says 'hello.'" Every time I say that. Then one day I'm driving, and I get a text from one of the people that I'd driven, and it says: 'Mr. Hanks wants to invite you to see his Broadway show.' So I bring my lady to the show, and we get to go backstage and everything, and after the show, we're waiting for him in his dressing room, and he walks in and screams: 'Mr. Ferrari!' Can you believe that story? And you wanna know the craziest thing? The name of his show was 'Lucky Guy.' How crazy is that? Cause that was me. A lucky guy!"

Edit: Mr.Ferrarii now has a page.

Willy Street Co-operative is my favorite co-op in the world! What's yours?
09/24/2014

Willy Street Co-operative is my favorite co-op in the world! What's yours?

In our final week of Eat Local Month, we are giving away three tote bags full of $100 worth of locally prepared perishable Co-op products. We'll include meat or NOT include animal products in the tote bags, depending on the wishes of the winners. All you have to do to enter to win is:
1. Like this post
2. Comment on this post with a favorite local product
3. Share this post.
At 1pm tomorrow (Thursday), we'll pick three winners at random; the winners will need to contact us via Facebook messaging to claim their prizes at one of our stores, so check back to see if you won. Bag contents may vary depending on availability. Good luck!

(This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Tote bag contents will vary depending on availability and dietary preference of individual winners.)

A party in a box, on a bike trailer, on another bike trailer, towed by a bike! What would you tow on your bike?
09/22/2014

A party in a box, on a bike trailer, on another bike trailer, towed by a bike! What would you tow on your bike?

Spotted these pirates supporting local at the San Pedro Square farmer's market! Arrrrr, Happy National Talk Like A Pirat...
09/19/2014

Spotted these pirates supporting local at the San Pedro Square farmer's market! Arrrrr, Happy National Talk Like A Pirate Day!

It's that time of year again to raise funds for the ACS and have fun while doing it! If you're in the Bay Area, please c...
09/19/2014

It's that time of year again to raise funds for the ACS and have fun while doing it! If you're in the Bay Area, please come to San José for a bloody good time next Thursday!

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Zombie Crawl. All you need to know about next Thursday's big San Jose Zombie Crawl is RIGHT HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1544990802395330/

Make me proud San Jose! Let's raise the undead and raise some money for a great cause!

Solar powered parking meters in the city of 300 days of sunshine! You have to "like" that even if you don't like feeding...
07/22/2014

Solar powered parking meters in the city of 300 days of sunshine! You have to "like" that even if you don't like feeding the meter.

Am I the only one that gets excited over solar powered parking meters? It's so easy being green in San Jose ;-)

Who is your co-pilot when you bike?
07/14/2014

Who is your co-pilot when you bike?

The trifecta of supporting local- a local movie theater, local artists AND local beer!
07/09/2014

The trifecta of supporting local- a local movie theater, local artists AND local beer!

Movies, Local San Jose Made (SJMADE) shopping AND Beer?! But my birthday's not until MARCH!? Gee thanks San Jose, you ROCK. Best. Present. Ever!

Another article that says what San Joseians already know...it's a fantastic city with a fantastic downtown, full of thri...
05/17/2014
San Jose's downtown showing signs of life and soul

Another article that says what San Joseians already know...it's a fantastic city with a fantastic downtown, full of thriving small businesses. I'm proud to call it home.

Trumpets blared with the opening of each new publicly subsidized endeavor, from the Fairmont Hotel in 1987 and the light rail lines in 1988 to the 2005 debut of San Jose City Hall, designed by the firm of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier. Alongside a cluster of small buildings that sin…

True love may or may not be forever, but defacing trees won't let them live forever.
05/08/2014

True love may or may not be forever, but defacing trees won't let them live forever.

What a great idea! Do you have a musical instrument sitting in a closet collecting dust? Donate it to your local public ...
05/06/2014

What a great idea! Do you have a musical instrument sitting in a closet collecting dust? Donate it to your local public school (call first to see if they accept donations) and help a student learn music!

Madison, meet Bert. He is the school counselor at Sherman Middle School and he has been picking up instrument donations all week for Assemble the Ensemble. Today was a banner day: 5 instruments at Monty's alone! This brings our current total to 21 instruments. Thank you!! Our goal is 50 total instruments. Bring in your unused band instrument and keep Bert's arms full for one more week! (Accepting donations through May 11th) Heid Music Sherman Middle School Food Fight Restaurant Group

A former chain restaurant that was vacant in busy downtown San José is soon to be filled with a LOCAL Asian fusion resta...
04/30/2014
Downtown San Jose lands Asian fusion restaurant for former PF Chang's spot - Silicon Valley...

A former chain restaurant that was vacant in busy downtown San José is soon to be filled with a LOCAL Asian fusion restaurant!

Three months after P.F. Chang's closed its longtime downtown San Jose location, landlord Barry Swenson Builder has filled the 7,100-square-foot ground-floor spot at 98 S. Second St. — one of the central business district's largest restaurant locations.

PLEASE see this hilarious film (that had its World Premiere at Cinequest this year) at a theater near you starting this ...
04/29/2014

PLEASE see this hilarious film (that had its World Premiere at Cinequest this year) at a theater near you starting this Friday!!

Not seeing #F2D in theaters NOW will directly result in the ruining of your life.

Get the full list of theaters here --> http://on.fb.me/1mRYdId

TGIF! This one is just for fun! :-D
04/26/2014

TGIF! This one is just for fun! :-D

Stan: Describe your perfect date.

Cheryl: That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket.

Happy Earth Day! What is one thing that you can do every day to help our earth? 10 Easy and Simple Suggestions:1. Bring ...
04/22/2014

Happy Earth Day! What is one thing that you can do every day to help our earth?
10 Easy and Simple Suggestions:
1. Bring your own travel mug for to go coffee. Some coffeehouses even give you a discount!
2. Reuse newspaper plastic bags as dog waste bags. Also they're great to put wet umbrellas in, and dirty shoes.
3. Turn lights off in the rooms you're not in or using.
4. Bring your own reusable water bottle with filtered water from home or a restaurant instead of a plastic water bottle.
5. Sprinkle used coffee grounds in your garden and plants as a natural pest repellent.
6. Use reusable containers for sandwiches, etcetera instead of sandwich buggies.
7. Stuff crumpled newspaper on the inside of your gym shoes to soak up the sweat smell.
8. Use newspaper to wash your windows instead of paper towel.
9. Invest in cloth napkins. They are fairly cheap or can be made by hand, and you feel good using them.
10. Bring your own reusable bags when you shop! Most stores will give you a discount per bag used!

What are your suggestions to help our earth and your fellow humans?
-T.Wood-Taylor

(Image from the NASA GOES East satellite, 4/22/2014)

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