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April 10, 1997 | ANGELA STEPHENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Angela Stephens is a freelance writer based in Cupertino
Boosted by its booming high-tech industry, the Silicon Valley--and San Jose in particular--has become one of California's hottest hotel markets, and developers are beginning to cash in on the momentum. After suffering in the nationwide hotel industry slump in the early 1990s, San Jose has recovered strongly. Local hotels are bustling with weekday business travelers.
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August 14, 2001 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Welcome to California's capital of "almost." Jim Vetter, for instance, is almost ready to leave. His underground art gallery was supposed to have become part of a cultural explosion--a tech-moneyed Left Bank, a Silicon Valley Soho. Unfortunately, what mostly caught fire was the 25-year-old artist's cost of living. "This almost worked, but I'm outta here," Vetter shrugged, rubbing his beard in irritation. "I don't know why anyone would intentionally come to San Jose."
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NEWS
June 5, 1988
Frank M. Taylor, who has presided over the redevelopment of downtown San Jose, has declined an offer to take a similar position in San Diego. Taylor, 56, who has shaped the $400-million rebirth of downtown San Jose, said he decided to remain in order to finish the task he started in 1978. "As someone once said, the painter should finish the canvas," Taylor said.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1997 | ANGELA STEPHENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Angela Stephens is a freelance writer based in Cupertino
Boosted by its booming high-tech industry, the Silicon Valley--and San Jose in particular--has become one of California's hottest hotel markets, and developers are beginning to cash in on the momentum. After suffering in the nationwide hotel industry slump in the early 1990s, San Jose has recovered strongly. Local hotels are bustling with weekday business travelers.
NEWS
August 14, 2001 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Welcome to California's capital of "almost." Jim Vetter, for instance, is almost ready to leave. His underground art gallery was supposed to have become part of a cultural explosion--a tech-moneyed Left Bank, a Silicon Valley Soho. Unfortunately, what mostly caught fire was the 25-year-old artist's cost of living. "This almost worked, but I'm outta here," Vetter shrugged, rubbing his beard in irritation. "I don't know why anyone would intentionally come to San Jose."
NEWS
October 28, 1990 | From The Associated Press
Disciples of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, once the guru of the Beatles, are negotiating a contract with a San Jose developer to build a 1,000-acre City of Immortals in South San Jose. Officials of the Maharishi Heaven on Earth Development Co., a Malibu-based firm that claims to have an exclusive pipeline to the Maharishi, said the homes would be based on a 4,000-year-old science of building that ensures "joy and bliss in every phase of daily living."
SPORTS
January 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Anti-tax pickets rallied outside San Jose's city hall to campaign against building a new baseball stadium in San Jose, calling the deal to lure the San Francisco team south "a Giant sellout."
NEWS
November 21, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A major contractor in San Jose's ballyhooed $500-million downtown redevelopment has been arrested on charges of attempted bribery, embezzlement and tax fraud. Police arrested David Weiss, 42, Thursday at a construction site in San Jose's downtown, the once stagnant city center that officials hope will become the Silicon Valley's crown jewel.
SPORTS
January 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Anti-tax pickets rallied outside San Jose's city hall to campaign against building a new baseball stadium in San Jose, calling the deal to lure the San Francisco team south "a Giant sellout."
NEWS
October 28, 1990 | From The Associated Press
Disciples of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, once the guru of the Beatles, are negotiating a contract with a San Jose developer to build a 1,000-acre City of Immortals in South San Jose. Officials of the Maharishi Heaven on Earth Development Co., a Malibu-based firm that claims to have an exclusive pipeline to the Maharishi, said the homes would be based on a 4,000-year-old science of building that ensures "joy and bliss in every phase of daily living."
NEWS
June 5, 1988
Frank M. Taylor, who has presided over the redevelopment of downtown San Jose, has declined an offer to take a similar position in San Diego. Taylor, 56, who has shaped the $400-million rebirth of downtown San Jose, said he decided to remain in order to finish the task he started in 1978. "As someone once said, the painter should finish the canvas," Taylor said.
NEWS
November 21, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A major contractor in San Jose's ballyhooed $500-million downtown redevelopment has been arrested on charges of attempted bribery, embezzlement and tax fraud. Police arrested David Weiss, 42, Thursday at a construction site in San Jose's downtown, the once stagnant city center that officials hope will become the Silicon Valley's crown jewel.
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