From improving the look of your house to reducing heat gain and loss, quality windows go a long way, and with Able Glass Company, you can replace or repair your old, broken or loose windows and... More
Residents in San Francisco's Bayview District today again voiced criticism of a 100-bed homeless shelter planned there, saying that the city used dubious numbers in its homeless count to justify building the new facility.
The city's Board of Supervisors in November approved a $978,000 state grant for the proposed shelter at 2115 Jennings St... » Read More
A 32-year-old man who allegedly attempted to carjack three vehicles on a U.S. Highway 101 off-ramp in South San Francisco on Sunday is being arraigned in San Mateo County Superior Court this afternoon, according to the district attorney's office.
Michael James Finley, of Pacheco, Calif., was taken into custody after he led South San Francisco... » Read More
Concord civic leaders tonight will honor one of the city's most renowned native sons, jazz legend Dave Brubeck, by spotlighting his iconic "Take Five."
The Concord High School Minutemen jazz band will bring the classic piece to life during a 30-minute concert before tonight's City Council meeting, during which the council is expected to name "Take... » Read More
Bay Area residents are marking the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident today with events including a protest outside the Japanese consulate in San Francisco -- one of many planned at consulates across the United States.
Because the disaster occurred on March 11, 2011, the group No Nukes Action Committee, which includes a... » Read More
A San Jose police officer has been arrested and charged with raping a woman whom he had just dropped off at a hotel after responding to a domestic disturbance last year, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Officer Geoffrey Graves, 38, was arrested Monday and has been charged with forcible rape for the incident, which happened on Sept. 22, 2013... » Read More
A San Jose police officer has been arrested and charged with raping a woman whom he had just dropped off at a hotel after responding to a domestic disturbance last year, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Officer Geoffrey Graves, 38, was arrested Monday and has been charged with forcible rape for the incident, which... » Read More
The San Bruno City Council is holding a public forum tonight to discuss how to spend millions of dollars for reconstruction projects in the Crestmoor Canyon neighborhood, which was ravaged by a PG&E gas pipeline explosion on Sept. 9, 2010.
In the wake of the fatal explosion and fire -- which killed eight people, destroyed or damaged dozens of... » Read More
High winds are expected in much of the Bay Area tonight, with gusts of up to 50 mph possible in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.
A wind advisory has been issued for tonight, and forecasters predict that strong winds will start around 8 p.m. in areas including the interior valleys and hills of the North Bay, the San... » Read More
A woman accused of fleeing the scene of a crash that killed a motorcyclist on state Highway 17 south of Los Gatos in December is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Joline Faye Cohen, 47, is charged with one felony count of hit-and-run causing injury or death for... » Read More
Overnight repairs enabled San Francisco Municipal Railway cable cars to get back up and running along Powell Street today, a Muni spokesman said.
The Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason cable cars went out of service on the Powell Street portion of those routes after an alarm went off around 9:45 a.m. Monday indicating a cable problem on that... » Read More
A high-speed pursuit from Sacramento down Interstate Highway 80 early this morning didn't end until the suspect crashed in Richmond despite blowing a tire in Vallejo, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers with the CHP's Protective Services Division in Sacramento started the pursuit at about 12:30 a.m., according to Officer... » Read More
A San Jose police officer has been accused of raping a woman whom he had just dropped off at a hotel after responding to a domestic disturbance last year, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Officer Geoffrey Graves, 38, was arrested Monday and has been charged with forcible rape for the incident, which happened on Sept... » Read More
An officer who police initially said was shot in San Francisco's Mission District on Saturday afternoon by a suspect who later led police on a high-speed chase may actually have been wounded by a fellow officer, a police spokesman said Monday.
San Francisco police Officer Adam Shaw, 28, a six-year veteran of the force who works out of the Mission Station, is recovering and... » Read More
One person was cited for buying alcohol for a minor during a prevention operation conducted by the Novato Police Department on Sunday, police said Monday.
Between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., officers performed a minor alcohol access prevention operation to determine the compliance of local businesses with the sales of alcohol to minors, according to police... » Read More
EDITOR'S NOTE: San Francisco police initially reported the pedestrians struck by a vehicle tonight were a mother and 4-year-old child. Police have since clarified the victims are a baby sitter and 5-year-old child.
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A 5-year-old boy and his baby sitter are recovering at a hospital after being struck by a vehicle while walking in... » Read More
If you’re looking for amazing food and a great time, Myth Taverna and Lounge has it all. As a Modern Greek cuisine restaurant near Santa Clara, they offer delectable dishes, patio dining, dancing and live music. Whether you’re looking for a great meal for lunch or dinner, an elegant setting or an amazing selection of signature drinks, fine wines and imported... » Read More
For your next meal out, choose The Menu and experience a unique and elegant fine-dining experience. Offering artisan Indian cuisine, this restaurant offers a delectable selection of dishes to satisfy your palate. Innovative and inspired, their delicious cuisine will have you licking your plate (and fingers) clean. Whether you’re looking to enjoy an intimate... » Read More
All week long Los Gatos Brewing Company is the place to be. Whether you’re enjoying the big game, hanging with friends, dining on one of their delicious meals or knocking back a cold one, you will love the casual yet fun atmosphere, delectable California cuisine and batch of original beers. With locations in both San Jose and Los Gatos, they are the perfect place to go for... » Read More
From improving the look of your house to reducing heat gain and loss, quality windows go a long way, and with Able Glass Company, you can replace or repair your old, broken or loose windows and screens. In addition, this Santa Clara glass company specializes in window screens, patio door replacements, shower doors and more. Providing quality products and equally valuable service... » Read More
With 23 years of experience and a record for impeccable service, Acon Builders Construction is the premier construction company in Santa Clara. Best known for building commercial, residential and engineering projects, they have completed over 100 projects in their lifetime. With their timely completion of projects, experienced, professional staff and award winning services... » Read More
From full-scale performing arts centers to small elementary school stages to houses of worship, Musson Theatrical will provide you with the theatrical lighting, scenery, sound and special effects you need. As the number one theatrical dealer in Santa Clara, they provide the highest quality products and the best customer service at the most competitive prices! Sensitive, honest... » Read More
Providing superior electrical services for the past 20 years, Wooding Electric is the Santa Clara electrical contractor you can count on. Specializing in service and repair, this company offers outstanding workmanship and unparalleled customer service. » Read More
You can get so much more done for your business through Abundant Administrative Services. Become more efficient and effective with a Virtual Assistant taking an administrative role in your daily routine. Marit Fox has an impressive reputation for helping business leaders reach their highest potential. » Read More
One hundred percent devoted to giving you exceptional auto repair services every single time you bring your car in, AutoLand of Santa Clara is an impressive company that strives to exceed expectations. Their mission is to be the frontrunner in sales and delivery for cooling-system products as well as auto services. Whether your vehicle is foreign or domestic, you can rest... » Read More
Since 1988, Dr. Saghezchi, known by his patients as Dr. Sage, has provided his exceptional dental services to the residents of Santa Clara and surrounding communities. He also offers premier cosmetic dental services like porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, gum reshaping and even more to makeover your smile.
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Life is so much better when you’re surrounded by compassion and comfort. At the Villa Serena: Sunshine Retirement Living in Santa Clara, you will receive the best senior living care that is possible. Many retirement facilities leave you with very few choices when it comes to determining your stay at their establishment. Villa Serena offers their residents the luxury... » Read More
With decades of experience and outstanding products, Filice Insurance provides unrivaled services and value to their customers. As the premier provider of business insurance plans in Santa Clara, they are your company’s one-stop solution for all your benefits and insurance needs. Headquartered in San Jose, they offer a variety of plans, including Domestic &... » Read More
Your pet is more than just an animal; they are an important part of your family, and at Animal Health Center, they will be treated with both professionalism and compassion. Established over 25 years ago, this animal hospital in Santa Clara provides the highest-quality medicine, surgery and care available in order to keep your pet happy and healthy for as many years as possible. ... » Read More
At Sanctuary Salon, they’ll exceed your expectations, no matter how high your standards. With a friendly and experienced staff of beauty and wellness professionals, this Santa Clara salon provides a variety of services, from skin care and massages to hair and nails. As a Redken 5th Avenue Salon, you can be sure that they are supplying the high-quality service you desire... » Read More
When you’re looking for security, VP Security Services, Inc. has the professional approach you want. From security consulting and special event officers to security guards and vehicle patrols, this Santa Clara security firm is committed to excellence in all their services. » Read More
The Academy of Self Defense (ASD) is proud to be the premier location for Santa Clara and Northern California for programs like Vanguard Krav Maga® (self-defense), JCF, Muay Thai, THE PIT Mixed Martial Arts and CrossPIT. » Read More
Harnessing the experience and expertise of the ActionCOACH franchise, Joseph Siecinski has combined the knowledge of over 1,000 coaches worldwide with his own 20 years of sales leadership experience for the benefit of his local clients. Having previously run the profit and loss of a multi-million dollar, global business, his own knowledge, experience and commitment, in addition to the... » Read More
It doesn’t matter how good you are at soccer, you can enjoy playing the game at Off the Wall Soccer. As an indoor sports arena in Santa Clara, it is the perfect place for adults and kids to play indoor soccer or flag football. Whether you’re just looking to play competitively or you want to add a little “kick” to your party, this arena provides a clean... » Read More
With American Solar Direct, you can bring clean, reliable and affordable energy to your home. As your one-stop solar energy solution in Santa Clara, they are a full-service provider of affordable purchase and leasing options, experienced design and installation and quality project management. » Read More
If you’re looking to provide fun for all ages at your next event or special function, MDM Entertainment is the leading provider of mobile professional disc jockey and karaoke entertainment in Santa Clara and the Bay Area. With a wide range of music and a 200,000 song list, they have been bringing quality fun at affordable rates for over 12 years. Mobile DJ Mike offers a... » Read More
This Santa Clara chiropractic clinic is completely devoted to your health and wellness. Mission Chiropractic strongly believes that joint and back pains should never become an obstacle you have to deal with in order to simply live your daily life. Address the problem properly; address the problem now.
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From a ride to the airport to a tour around town, Gateway Limousines Worldwide will get you to your destination on time and in style. Providing corporate services, day tours, wedding services and services for special occasions, this professional ground transportation company in Santa Clara has highly-trained chauffeurs, a well-maintained fleet and the highest level of service... » Read More
Great food, fantastic service and amazing character, what else can we say about Piatti Italian restaurants? Since 1987, this Italian-inspired collection of restaurants has taken on the unique characteristics of their communities, allowing Piatti Ristorante & Bar in Santa Clara to become a neighborhood favorite for locals and tourists alike.
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Stop suffering from unnecessary pains. With Dr. Tang Acupuncture in Santa Clara, you can take the natural approach to dealing with your neck pains and back aches. Acupuncture has a long, impressive history of being able to stimulate blood and energy flow throughout your body, allowing your nervous system to work at its full potential. This has many amazing benefits that... » Read More
This award-winning interactive comedy show uses comedy and Improv as a way to compete like athletes! They actually compete against one another, scoring points by the amount of laughter fostered from the audience. Interactive, celebratory and tons of fun, Comedy Sportz is the ideal place to be when you’re looking for quality Santa Clara entertainment. » Read More
With over 25 years in the business, there is no experience A Catered Affair doesn’t have and no place they haven’t gone. As the premier caterer and event planning company in Santa Clara, they are the lead caterers for such corporations as the San Francisco 49ers and Kaiser, and you can be sure that when you choose them for your event, you will receive the same skill and... » Read More
Promising you the best service at affordable rates that will get you and your vehicle back on the road in no time, Anderson Behel Body Shop is happy to bring you over fifty years of quality experience.
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Whether you’re looking for the best in executive travelling or you’re an explorer, romantic or photographer, there is something for everyone at Golden Gate Helicopters. This San Jose helicopter company near Santa Clara is the premier provider of distinctive helicopter services. They can help you with charters, Northern California trips, special occasions and aerial... » Read More
If you’re looking for a night of fun entertainment away from your regular routine, The Dinner Detective San Jose is your ideal night out. It is the largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show near Santa Clara and in the entire country, so you can be sure that you’re in for a good time. » Read More
When it comes to delicious food, fantastic service and a friendly atmosphere, Fiorillo’s is the best Italian restaurant in the Santa Clara and Sunnyvale area. Whether you’re on a date or having a simple meal with friends or family, you will receive a good meal and a good time! » Read More
The best way to drink in San Francisco is with a San Francisco Party Bus! Whether you’re heading on a wine tour or want to visit the hottest night clubs in the city, the safest and most fun way is in one of San Francisco Party Bus vehicles! They specialize in tours of the city and wine country, party buses, weddings and corporate events. » Read More
If you’re looking for your next home, Santa Clara offers you a beautiful area with strong communities, great schools and many activities to do. Vinicus Brasil is an outstanding Realtor who is devoted to giving you the first-rate service you deserve and the information you need to find the perfect Santa Clara home for you and your family! » Read More
The Bay Area trusts Los Gatos Roofing for all of their Bay Area roofing needs. Los Gatos Roofing has been operating officially since 2001. With a unique and rich history that supports the local community, Los Gatos Roofing is proud to be in their 5th generation as a part of the Los Gatos community!
Los Gatos Roofing knows the correct way to install and maintain a roof. They care about... » Read More
Unlimited Outdoor Kitchens is an extraordinary local company who takes pride in servicing their community with top-of-the-line outdoor kitchens, outdoor products and phenomenal customer service. Unlimited Outdoor Kitchens will gladly sit down and work with you to custom build a Santa Clara outdoor kitchen that accommodates your home and family. » Read More
Looking to move to Santa Clara? Looking to move to Chicago? Near or far, Lambert & Son Moving is your trusted company for all of your moving needs!
Right now, Lambert & Son Moving is offering ten percent off your entire move when you book with them online! Lambert & Son Moving is a family owned and operated company that works hard to... » Read More
Making golf easy, iPar Golf Academy services golf lovers and enthusiasts by providing products, services and an impressive indoor driving range! This outstanding Santa Clara facility offers a beautiful selection of brand name golf clubs, apparel, shoes and various accessories. » Read More
In an area where restaurants come and go, Vesuvio's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria has been a Santa Clara County landmark for half a century. A pizza and Italian cuisine pioneer, Vesuvio’s is one of the most popular pizza parlors in the area, known for both its pizza and pasta dishes. » Read More
Whether you’re looking to create a tranquil backyard experience or a fun place to cool off, a custom pool or spa addition from Royal Pools will add value to your home and will be something for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. » Read More
Need someone to clean out your pipes? Then you want a plumbing, sewer and drain cleaning service company that you can count on. With Tony’s Plumbing Co. in Santa Clara, you get a company whose number one priority is your satisfaction. » Read More
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One of the jewels of Santa Clara is Mission Santa Clara de Asis, located on the University of Santa Clara campus. Founded on Jan. 12, 1777, it was the eighth mission in a chain of 21 throughout California established by Father Junipero Serra. It was the only mission to be named for a woman ‑ Saint Claire of Assisi, a childhood friend of Saint Francis - and it became... » Read More
Unlike most other municipalities in the United States, Santa Clara maintains a dedicated public utility to serve its residents’ electrical power and communications needs. The first municipality in America to own and operate its own geothermal generation plant, and among the first in the nation to maintain cutting edge electric utilities, Santa Clara has operated its power division for... » Read More
San Francisco 49ers broke ground on the Santa Clara Stadium on April 19, 2012, marking a significant milestone in its move from San Francisco to its new home. It took years to finalize plans for moving San Francisco’s beloved football team to the South Bay, but when it was done all parties involved were satisfied with the outcome.
Now the serious work begins. The new Santa Clara... » Read More
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 that has been in the works since 2006. The City of Santa Clara has been actively pursuing a partnership with the team in the hopes that a new stadium would help sway owners and facilitate a move to the... » Read More
When it comes to outdoor activities in general, Santa Clara fits the mold for the San Francisco Bay Area’s well-deserved reputation as an active group of communities. Visitors are often surprised at the wide variety of choices in golf courses they have available to them within such close proximity to the business and entertainment centers of Santa Clara. We’ll bet that even if you... » Read More
A shopping center disguised as a tony European neighborhood, Santana Row has been attracting South Bay residents and Bay Area visitors since it opened in 2003. The unique architecture and overall relaxed and upscale atmosphere brings shoppers and diners to Santana Row to visit its multitude of restaurants, retail shops, bars and nightclubs, spas and beauty specialists throughout the... » Read More
Santa Clara residents take great pride in the focus on the Bay Area as a leader in schools and higher education. Consequently, there are many viable options when it comes to higher education in the area, ranging from community colleges and vocational training schools to world-renowned universities. With so many colleges and universities in such close proximity, it is hardly any wonder why... » Read More
Perhaps the most popular modern attraction in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Clara’s own California’s Great America amusement park has been entertaining visitors and residents to the area for more than 30 years. Featuring costumed characters, hair-raising roller coasters and other rides, and entertaining shows for adventurous park-goers, Great America has been a Santa... » Read More
Bay Area sports fans are proud of the legacy of their many professional sports teams, but probably most proud of the several-time world champion San Francisco 49ers. The NFL team has been home to some of the legends of American football, and has an enormous following amongst Bay Area residents. The team announced several years ago that they are looking for a new stadium in which to hold... » Read More
Twenty-one Spanish missions were constructed in Santa Clara and throughout what would become California and the United States from 1769 through...
Historic Santa Clara Offers Mix of Culture, Recreation and Family Fun
Culture, Entertainment and Excitement in Santa Clara Founded in 1777 as the site of one of California's world-famous Spanish Missions, Santa Clara, CA is now one of several hubs of business and commerce in Silicon Valley. Home to more than 116,000 residents, Santa Clara is a thriving city that serves as a culturally diverse center of activities for families, students and visitors alike - offering an enormous variety of choices when it comes to dining, entertainment, attractions, and visitor-oriented amenities.
Santa Clara is located in the heart of the world's technology center, Silicon Valley, and boasts an enviable roster of tech companies such as Intel, Applied Technologies, Sun Microsystems, WebEx, and many more that call it home. Being set amid the buzz and constant excitement of the technology capitol of the world creates an atmosphere of change and activity that spills over into daily life in museums such as the nearby San Jose Tech Museum, and other visitor attractions.
Hotels and Hospitality in Santa Clara Santa Clara's proximity to the wide variety of businesses, professional sports venues, colleges, airports, and nearby vacation destinations means that it has an enormous number and variety of hotels for travelers to choose from.
With everything from five-star hotels with spas and dining available, to more modest motor courts and inns, visitors to Santa Clara can find accommodations near the points of interest they are interested in at a price that fits their travel plans. Because of the high volume of business travel in the area, Santa Clara has ample options for business travelers - providing everything from business accommodations and mini-suites with high-speed internet access, to full conference and meeting services for large groups.
Entertainment and Attractions in Santa Clara Known for the Spanish Mission of the same name, Santa Clara is a frequent destination for history buffs and school children looking to experience a taste of what the missions were once like. Restored in 1928 after a fire, the mission at Santa Clara University is one of the fixtures of the city and has become an iconic image that is often associated with the area.
If you are looking for fun for the kids while you are in Santa Clara, you'll have many different options to choose from. In addition to the many parks and outdoor events that are put on every spring and summer, there are several child-focused venues such as the Tech Museum and Happy Hollow nearby. The city is also home to Great America, an amusement park that has been a local favorite since 1976, and allows visitors access to both Gilroy Gardens and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk within just a short drive.
Welcome Sports Fans Santa Clara is well known as the practice field home of the San Francisco 49ers, and is currently in talks with the franchise discussing plans for a new stadium located in the city. Soccer fans enjoy games from the Bay Area's only Major League Soccer team, the San Jose Earthquakes, when they play their home games at Santa Clara University. For other sporting events, visitors and residents need only travel to one of the many professional sports stadiums in the Bay Area housing more than 11 professional teams in a variety of sports.
Culinary Experiences Santa Clara Owing again to the profound diversity of the area, Santa Clara has restaurants to fit any taste or mood. Offering everything from standard American fare to Italian, every imaginable variety of Asian, Indian, Mexican, Latin American, and European cuisine, diners in the area can easily find something to satisfy their cravings. Whether you're a visitor to Santa Clara, or a longtime resident, finding a great meal close to wherever you happen to be in the city is an easy proposition.
Santa Clara City Library holds a public book sale on the third Saturday of each month. High-quality books, videos and music discs are offered for sale to the public at a fraction of their cost when new. At times, it is possible to find used media items that appear to be in unused condition. There are thousands of used library offerings, in all categories, sold for reasonable prices at each Santa...
Bronco Kidz! is a Santa Clara youth group that is sponsored by the athletic department at Santa Clara University. This fun-filled club costs $15.00 each year and offers many types of opportunities in...
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 Dash, a Middle Eastern restaurant. Dish Dash offers lamb, beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian dishes with the flavors of North Africa and Arabia. Foodies can indulge in stuffed grape leaves... » Read More
Santa Clara Convention Center is a venue right in the heart of Silicon Valley that allows for large conventions in any industry. It features 302,000 square feet of meeting space on two floors. You can invite lots of guests because there are almost 4,000 hotel rooms in the immediate area.
For 2013, there are a number of big events happening at Santa Clara Convention Center. January... » Read More
California’s Great America in Santa Clara is an amusement park for all ages, featuring water rides, roller coasters, traditional fairground rides, a Snoopy-themed area for younger visitors, and of course, plenty of dining and shopping opportunities. Not to be mistaken with Six Flags Great America in Illinois, California’s Great America is split into 8 areas: Celebration Plaza... » Read More
Summer time is most often associated with time in the water for kids and the kids-at-heart. If you’re looking for a place to beat the summer heat in Santa Clara, take a look at one of these public swimming pools. Cool off with the kids, swim a few laps for exercise, or just splash around and have fun! » Read More
Santa Clara County is known for its outdoor activities and recreational areas. Residents of Santa Clara are active and are accustomed to having facilities to enjoy their favorite activities. The beautiful surroundings and temperate climate are idea for biking. If you are looking for paved (or unpaved) trails to ride your bike in Santa Clara, you’ll discover that you have... » Read More
Santa Clara has a rich cultural history dating back more than 200 years, and today is home to several historical sites and many museums big and small. If you are looking for family-friendly attractions and things to do around Santa Clara, check out a few of these sites and find out more about the history and culture of the area.
All the following attractions are free to the general... » Read More
One of Silicon Valley's high tech giants, Intel is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. In keeping with their outreach to the Silicon Valley community, Intel has built a museum that delves into the world of semiconductors and the company's processes specifically. The museum is free to the public.
In a large 10,000 square foot space Intel details the history and science... » Read More
A Santa Clara and San Jose institution, the Westfield Valley Fair shopping center boasts the largest collection of name brands and luxury retailers under one roof in the entire San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 240 stores, a sprawling food court, rows of kiosk retailers, and several restaurants, Westfield Valley Fair is a destination for shoppers from all over the Bay Area. With two... » Read More
Santa Clara has a long history of generating Olympic athletes and representing the United States in the worldwide exhibition of excellence and sportsmanship. With a particularly heavy emphasis on competitive racing and synchronized swimmers, Santa Clara has produced more than 50 Olympian athletes over the years and is proud to be an integral part of fielding U.S. athletic teams that compete on... » Read More
Many graduates of Santa Clara University have gone on to become leaders in the fields of arts/entertainment/media, business/engineering, education/research, public service, and sports.
If you know of an alumnus/a who you think should be considered for the list, please send an e-mail to Alumni@SantaClara.com including the person's name and... » Read More