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  • 5 Things You Never Knew about Santa Clara

    Santa Clara has a long, rich history, one that wasn’t always peaceful or friendly. It began as a mission, the eighth of 21 that were established along the California coastline. It was named Mission Santa Clara de Asis after Saint Clare, a nun with a colorful past of her own. About Saint Clare One of the facts that many people don’t know about Santa Clara is about the woman the city was named f ... Read More

  • Santa Clara Convention Center

    Conveniently located in the center of Silicon Valley and a short distance south of San Francisco, the 302,000 square foot Santa Clara Convention Center is well equipped to meet all your business meeting needs. With amenities specifically designed to adapt to the varying requirements of conventions, banquets, trade shows and special events, the Santa Clara Convention Center includes exhibit halls, ... Read More

  • Santa Clara Arts & Culture

    If you're looking for arts and cultural activities in Northern California you can find a many options in Santa Clara. There are 30 museums in Santa Clara showcasing fine art, sculpture, elaborate displays, the city's railroad history, and local history. The Intel Museum focuses on the region's technology-based history, while the Santa Clara Historic Museum highlights the area's history in the days ... Read More

  • Santa Clara Schools

    Schools in Santa Clara include educational opportunities starting with preschool and continuing through college. Santa Clara has 40 preschools, 17 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, 21 public schools and 50 private schools. Santa Clara School District serves Santa Clara and is officially known as the Santa Clara Unified School District. Top Rated Elementary Schools T ... Read More

  • History of Santa Clara

    Santa Clara's History Spans Farming and Technology The history of Santa Clara before California existed as a state is rich and diverse. Santa Clara was founded in 1777 as Mission Santa Clara de Asis, one of California's 21 Spanish missions. The city was consequently named after the famous Mission. The original mission still stands today and is located on the beautiful grounds of Santa Clara Univ ... Read More

  • Santa Clara Silicon Valley

    The Silicon Valley located in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California is globally known as the hub of technology. It is home to many of the top technology companies in the world. Frederick Terman, a former dean and provost at Stanford University, is considered to be the father of the Silicon Valley, which literally grew up around the university. Terman encouraged faculty and students to ... Read More

  • Family Fun in Santa Clara

    The mission of the City of Santa Clara is to promote a living and working environment that provides the best quality of life, whether you live here or are just visiting. This means a strong family-friendly focus so that people of all ages can find something to do. These are just a few of the fun family activities available in the area. My Gym Children’s Fitness Center If you have young children, ... Read More

  • Walk among Spirits at the Winchester Mystery House

    The weird, the paranormal, the spine-chilling, and the downright curious. Few places, if any, have this combination of qualities like the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. Construction on the mansion began in 1884,halting only at the time of Mrs. Sarah L. Winchester’s death in 1922. In those 38 years, a baffling and eccentric maze of Victorian craftsmanship, unmatchable anywhere else in the ... Read More

  • Theatre & Taiko

    In Santa Clara arts and culture come in many forms such as annual shows, community performances, world-class opera, museums, and musicians. Sandwiched between San Francisco and San Jose, the city of Santa Clara has access to the same cultural demographic who are intrigued by and interested in new arts innovations and experiences. Bethlehem For 14 years, the ancient town of Bethlehem comes t ... Read More

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  • Children are always delighted to visit the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum, and parents and educators, just as excited to bring them, know that each exhibit encourages an exploration of ideas a...Read More
  • Santa Clara University, located in California's Silicon Valley, has been ranked second in the U.S. News listing of comprehensive universities. It is an excellent choice for students who wish to exp...Read More
  • Santa Clara is blessed by some of the most comfortable weather in the U.S. all year round. In the summer, residents will tell you that it’s time to get outside and enjoy the parks. With the sun b...Read More
  • Santa Clara is one of the best places in the San Francisco Bay Area to visit bars or go clubbing. There's something for everyone in this lovely little Northern California town. With the recent boom...Read More
  • Woodham's Sports Lounge is located on Stevens Creek Boulevard, just east of Woodhams Road. This is Santa Clara's typical sports bar with karaoke, a full bar and more flat screen televisions than you c...Read More
  • Many graduates of Santa Clara have gone on to be leaders in the fields of Arts/Entertainment/Media, Business/Engineering, Education/Research, Public Service, and Sports. Arts/Entertainment/Media A...Read More
  • Real estate in Santa Clara has been steadily on the rise since the area became the site for the headquarters of many leading technology companies. What was once open land filled with fruit orchards...Read More
  • Sunnyvale and Silicon Valley are more than just high tech. This world-famous tech area also has an abundance of great restaurants. Sunnyvale has one of the most popular eateries in the area: Dish...Read More
  • By looking at Santa Clara’s demographics and trends you can trace its history over the recent years. The diverse, multicultural population, number of homes and school and college profiles show th...Read More
  • In Northern California, Santa Clara distinguishes itself as the home to many museums that will engage, delight and fascinate you. Some of the museums focus on technology while historical sites showcas...Read More
  • All these titles can be found in the book collection of the Santa Clara City Library. Some of these titles are also available for sale at the Friends of the Library Book Store, at the Santa Clara Cent...Read More
  • Most people who know much of anything about Silicon Valley are aware of the fact that some of the world's largest technology corporations call this part of Northern California’s Bay Area home. Altho...Read More
  • If you are looking for entertainment and fun activities while you are in Santa Clara, you will have no trouble at all finding many things to fit your tastes for the day. From art museums to historical...Read More
  • Santa Clara has a long, rich history, one that wasn’t always peaceful or friendly. It began as a mission, the eighth of 21 that were established along the California coastline. It was named Mission ...Read More
  • The weird, the paranormal, the spine-chilling, and the downright curious. Few places, if any, have this combination of qualities like the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. Construction on the mans...Read More
  • In Santa Clara arts and culture come in many forms such as annual shows, community performances, world-class opera, museums, and musicians. Sandwiched between San Francisco and San Jose, the city o...Read More
  • The mission of the City of Santa Clara is to promote a living and working environment that provides the best quality of life, whether you live here or are just visiting. This means a strong family-fri...Read More
  • SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) San Francisco business and city leaders are mulling a proposal to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to San Francisco in 2024. San Francisco is one of four finalist cities...Read More
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  •   Earlier this month, the City of Santa Clara, CA and the San Francisco 49ers football franchise announced that they have secured funding for the bulk of the cost of the new stadium venture tha...Read More

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