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    Arts

    Artists of Rubber City display 24th Annual Juried Show

    July 18, 2014, 8:51 a.m., Posted by rdurbin

    The Artists of Rubber City are a much unheralded group. ARC doesn’t seem to send out press releases much, and maybe relies on their usual concurrent exhibits along with Summit Artspace (a Knight Arts grantee and where ARC has space on the third floor) to bring in the audience. You’ll...

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    Arts

    Ordway Summer Dance - Thursday, July 17, 2014

    July 18, 2014, 7:25 a.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Renee Prola, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts It was the perfect night for dancing…sunny with a slight breeze and Rice Park was the perfect setting. A large group gathered by 6pm for The dance lesson The performance Salsa lessons lead...

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    Engaged Communities

    A vision for San Jose, Calif.

    July 18, 2014, 6 a.m., Posted by George Abbott

    San Jose, Calif. by Mike Boening (cc) on Flickr
    Photo: View of San Jose with a view toward the airport. Credit: Mike Boening on Flickr.

    San Jose finds itself in a unique moment in time. The Bay Area has a tremendous pull. It continues to grow and attract talented graduates from across the country and the world. Santa Clara County alone is projected to grow more than 23 percent in the next 25 years, and San Jose will add more new residents than San Francisco and Oakland combined.

    However, where these new residents go, and what form the growth takes are critical to the long-term success of San Jose. If done right, San Jose has the chance to establish itself as the largest and most significant hub of activity in the South Bay.

    To make the most of the opportunity downtown San Jose needs to become the cultural, retail, and employment nexus of the South Bay. Downtown is already home to the greatest concentration of cultural institutions in Silicon Valley, is at the center of a significant network of public transit links and offers the most multi-tenant office space south in the Bay Area. It is also home to the global headquarters of numerous firms, such as Adobe and Oracle.

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