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  • Glenn L
    Milford, CT49 contributions
    Great stadium, toms of 49er ambiance and legacy and all that. Awesome experience. The one complaint is that I can't believe the parking and traffic situation is close to as bad as it was at Candlestick. none of the travel options -- rideshare, light rail, or car -- were easy to use. Light rail is right there, but the volume of actual public transit vehicles being operated after a game is nowhere near what's need to transport that many people. And the rideshare location is a LONG LONG walk from the stadium.
    Written 24 January 2023
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  • Michael V
    Saint Louis, MO670 contributions
    A wonderful place to celebrate Mass

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    Our daughter and I visited San Jose, CA, and the Bay area one mid-October weekend. We had a good time.

    Sunday morning, we celebrated Mass at the Santa Clara Mission Church, on the campus of Santa Clara University.

    The priest's homily pointed us to how Scripture calls us to ...

    Perseverance...
    ... applies to students at mid-terms...
    ... applies to us all,
    including...
    Moses needed help to eep his arms raised over the battle with Amalek
    St. Paul calling us to pray unceasingly
    Jesus and the parable of the unjust judge rendering for the persistent widow

    1. Strength together
    2. Scriptures
    3. Pray without ceasing

    I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,
    who will judge the living and the dead,
    and by his appearing and his kingly power:
    proclaim the word;
    be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient;
    convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.St. Paul, 2 Tm 3:14-4:2

    Thank you, Father, for letting us celebrate Mass with you and the rest of the congregation.

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    Written 12 November 2022
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  • Armando R
    3 contributions
    Amazing campus and better university. It is the best campus I have seen in my life although I have been to +100 campuses across the nation.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Green
    Bakersfield, CA5 contributions
    I went during the peanuts celebration for a Saturday I sadly didn't see too many characters walking around. The shows were nice and I was able to ride many of the planet snoopy rides.
    Written 23 May 2023
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  • Lucky-paws
    Bellevue, WA9 contributions
    Excellent museum that goes over the history of the modern computer chips and how they were made. revolutionary ideas from Intel were common and helped to make Silicon Valley today.

    Our only complaint were that several of the exhibits were not functioning, and that some of the chips shown or not exactly the chips that they had labeled in some of the cases. Lots of interaction experience for children.
    Written 31 May 2023
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  • Stephanie A
    Redmond, Washington, United States18 contributions
    If you have tickets to a game, the price should be included in your tickets to see this place, or at least discounted. It was very interesting for the 49er fan in my husband. It ends in you going into the store which thankfully he found nothing he couldn't buy on line for less, pretty pricy items.
    Written 7 October 2022
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA175,446 contributions
    We returned to worship and also walk the grounds of this very nice Catholic Church in Santa Clara. The congregation is welcoming. Its a very pretty and peaceful church.
    Written 8 July 2020
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  • One Sky For All
    San Jose, CA94 contributions
    Our family used to come to this park with older children almost every day and loved to spend here birthdays, family events and holidays over the past 20 years. Now we are coming with our younger children and park is still we’ll maintained. They have beautiful playground for younger children. Older children have rustic climbing and hiding areas over the bridge. Lots of spaces for people who wants to exercise. Scenic pond is wild life refuge for migrating birds with lots of ducklings. Grass is full of flowers. Near by is well known swimming center for synchronized Olympic swimmers and divers. Santa Clara library is amazing resource for local communities. Barbecue area is full of blooming wisterias. Major fireworks on 4th of July happened in this park. Every corner of this park is loved dearly. Highly recommended for all ages. Very safe environment.
    Written 15 April 2023
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  • ZackUribe
    Santa Clara, CA59 contributions
    This library has a decent resident selection and since they are tied to the rest of the Santa Clara city library service AND NOW, the Link+ group, it is much easier to get access to harder to find books.
    Written 17 November 2019
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA175,446 contributions
    I went to see the Santa Clara Convention Center. The location is close to Levi's Stadium. A youth conference was going on. The Hyatt Regency Hotel is connected to the Convention Center.

    The center is two stories high. There are escalators and stairs.

    Its a nice convention center for the Santa Clara aea.
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • Dawn G.
    5 contributions
    This art museum is free and open to the public. There are indoor exhibits and an outdoors bronze statuary garden. I love that the exhibits change so each time I travel here I always have new things to see. Brought my grandkids (14 and 17) and both enjoyed it.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States4,796 contributions
    Ulistac Natural Area was located off Lick Mill Boulevard with street parking available. The entrance was dominated by a large wooden sign and a bit understated. It’s an easy walk from nearby homes if one was lucky enough to live nearby.

    The paths were gravel, flat and well maintained. Signs were posted in certain areas highlighting the natural features of the land. Most helpful were the poison oak warnings so we did not let our dog stray off the path.

    While the sun was out, a chill was still in the air so we kept a good pace. We made our way to the back and walked along the Guadalupe River for a bit. Here we saw Levi Stadium in the distance but the pumping station was a bit of an eyesore. After awhile we turned around and meandered around the many interconnected trails. In a clearing, big tree trunk parts were arranged in circles and some kids were jumping from one to another chasing each other.

    Since it was still winter, no flowers were in bloom so it was a little drab but the clear blue sky made up for it.

    Still having the fresh air and open space was a good get away from civilization for a short while.
    Written 13 February 2021
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  • Julia K
    Santa Clara, CA104 contributions
    I visit this sculpture quite a bit, it looks exactly like in the pictures - grand and a bit dull. However, I still kind of love it. The location of the sculpture is even better than the sculpture itself. I love visiting Center Park.
    Written 23 July 2021
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  • Andy3838
    Sarver, PA447 contributions
    As out of town visitors this place was a little difficult to find in the back of a business park complex but I'm glad we stopped in. The place has a nice relaxed atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. There was a nice mix of beers available and it wasn't overly crowded when we were there. I enjoyed the two IPAs I tried and my wife liked the fruit beers they had as well.
    Written 30 September 2019
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  • Marta E
    El Paso, TX887 contributions
    So I walked here in about 10 minutes! It is only open Tuesday nights and Saturday. It was nice to see that there are still alot of older history buffs that get a kick out of building toy trains and constructing a miniature city/country. I recognized the era from the late 50s or 60s cuz that is when I was born..Ed and the other older men volunteers knew their area train and railroad history very well..They also confirmed what I already knew that it is getting harder and harder to find toy trains. I also observed that they are very passionate about their museum and it shows!

    There is a small library with books and magazines about trains, but I was informed that I could NOT check out any books since I am NOT a member of the museum. However the older gentleman said I was welcome to read any material in the comfortable chair. He also went out of his way to tell me a little bit of history of the building! HE stated that the museum is a combination of 2 buildings and the part where the library and bathrooms are is older than the museum area

    I was glad that there was a coke machine in this little gem cuz it was humid.I also left a donation since these men take such a great effort to keep this little museum gem open. After my visit, I went outside to take the Caltrain to downtown San Jose!
    Written 15 July 2018
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