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Teach Your Children Well … About Finances and Investing

High debt levels … lack of savings … the inability to budget – these problems all have several causes, but one of them is almost certainly financial illiteracy. Too many of us just never developed the money management skills necessary to cope with our complicated – and expensive – world. But if you have young children, you can t..

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Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway Tour

My long wait was over, one of my favorite bands of all time rocked their way into the Oracle Arena recently.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers with their lead man and bassist Flea (Michael Balzary), vocalist Anthony Kiedis, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. The Arena was nearly filled to capacity on a Sunday night … Fl..

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Spend The Night With Billy Crystal Tour

Actor and comedian Billy Crystal brought his show “Spend the Night With Billy Crystal,” to San Jose’s Center For Preforming Arts Theater recently. It was a nice blend of standup and storytelling along with film clips you may not have seen before.  Crystal was joined by comedian/actress Bonnie Hunt who facilitated the interview p..

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County Approves Plan to Build All-Inclusive Playgrounds

SAN JOSE – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to jumpstart an effort to build all-inclusive playgrounds for children and families with disabilities throughout the County. Introduced by Supervisor Joe Simitian and Supervisor Cindy Chavez, the proposal for all-inclusive playgrounds to be built in each of..

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Lockheed Martin Lab in Silicon Valley

New Lockheed Martin Lab in Silicon Valley "SPARC"s Interest in Space Science Atomic particle accelerator--one of only a few in the world--brings new capability to Silicon Valley's space industryPALO ALTO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- What sounds like science fiction is now reality for a new Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) laboratory in S..

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Meet Larry Stone - Assessor, Santa Clara County

SVL: What is an assessed value and how do you arrive at that number? LS: In California, an assessed value is the dollar value of property determined by the local assessor for the purpose of property taxation. California Assessors are required to assess all property at fair market value at the time a property is transferred or at..

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Brad Garrett: Offending America One City at a Time

My wife and I recently went to Thunder Valley Resort Casino to see one of favorite comedians.  Best known for his role on the Emmy award-winning sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Brad Garrett performed at Thunder Valley’s Pano Concert Hall. With a 2,000-seat concert capacity, Pano Hall is the perfect venue for mainline entertainme..

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Meet Tracy Tran Store Owner & General Manger, Jinya Ramen Bar

SVL: Where did you grow up? TT:  Saigon, VietnamSVL:  Who or what inspired you to enter the restaurant industry and when? TT: Watching the original Japanese Iron Chef show, and then the American Iron Chef version – my favorite Iron Chef is Morimoto.SVL: What do you love most about what you do? TT: Ability to serve and meet satis..

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Meet Andrew Arild, Broker Associate At Mainstream Real Estate Group, Inc.

SVL: How long have you been in the Real Estate business?AA: I am in my 12th year. My life plan since I was young was to have 3 careers, this is the 2nd one. I left a career in the semiconductor technology world in Silicon Valley to take up real estate. I made that move about 5 years later than I should have but my career was sti..

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Aquantia and AptoVision Unveil First Software

Aquantia and AptoVision Unveil First Software-Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) Solution for Pro-AV Market utilizing Aquantia's FPGA Programmable PHYSan Jose, Calif. and Montreal, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Aquantia Corp., a pioneer and market leader in high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for data centers, enterprise i..

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Santa Clara County Approves Body-Worn Cameras

Joseph Simitian Santa Clara County Supervisor, District Five  The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the acquisition and deployment of body-worn cameras for the County Sheriff’s enforcement deputies and correctional officers. County Supervisor Joe Simitian first proposed the use of body-worn cameras in ..

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Tavis Lampman, Chef Concierge At Fairmont San Jose Awarded Les Clefs D’or USA

Fairmont San Jose chef concierge inducted into Les Clefs d’Or USA Concierge Association, first in Silicon Valley history –SAN JOSE, California – February 2, 2017 - Fairmont San Jose is proud to announce Les Clefs d‘Or USA has inducted Tavis Lampman, Chef Concierge at Fairmont San Jose, into the esteemed national association of p..

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NuBryte Unveils Amazon Alexa Skill for Voice-Enabled Lighting Automation

All-in-One NuBryte is your instant smart home - now with voice control! SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NuBryte showcased its award-winning all-in-one smart home solution and unveiled a brand-new integration with Amazon Alexa at CES 2017. Teaming up with the Amazon team, NuBryte is pleased to announce that homeow..

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Make Friends with iPal™ at Silicon Valley Airport's New Robot Playground

Singing, Dancing, Maze-Running Robots Entertain and Educate San Jose Travelers through New Partnership with AvatarMind SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In true Silicon Valley fashion, Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is giving travelers a modern way to enjoy the wait at the boarding gate with the debut ..

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The Giant Race names Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as official charity partner

The San Francisco Giant Race Half Marathon will be a nationally featured event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program The Giant Race Series has joined forces with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program to explore new frontiers in cancer treatments through fundraising. The Leukemia & L..

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