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    Kelly park

    TEXT.. Do you know what this is? Believe it or not this is a charcoal heater used to warm a room. There was no central heating in the past.   While this would be considered too dangerous nowadays, people used such heaters in the past....

    Miscommunication

    Many years ago I asked someone about the name of one visitor. She responded that her friend’s name was Nada. I was puzzled and responded along the lines of “as in nothing?” Who would name their daughter “Nothing?” Nada’s name in...

    San Jose State University Assyrian class

    San Jose State University will be offering a 3 unit class in the Assyrian language. The class is geared towards Assyrian speakers who have fluency or limited fluency in the spoken language but little to no familiarity with the written language....

    SAN JOSE JAPANTOWN CELEBRATES 125 YEARS

    There are only 3 official Japantowns in the United States: Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose. To celebrate San Jose Japantown’s 125th San Jose Buddhist church held a concert on August 15. The program included music by a chidori band,...

    Movie review: WHISPER OF THE HEART (1995)

    July 2015, marked the 20th anniversary of this film. Hayao Miyazaki has been an icon in the animated film industry for years. That is probably one reason why Disney bought the rights to his films. This film can be found on DVD with Japanese...

    LIABILITY or ASSET? It depends on the context or circumstance.

    Not everyone good be good at everything. People have strong points and weak points. They could be an asset or liability depending on the situation. This point can be found in the story of Hushai, the Archite. He was a friend of King David. When...

    The story of a song: “Country roads.” (Aka “Take me home country roads.”)

    This was a popular song sung by the late John Denver. It is interesting to learn that this song which became a theme song for the state of West Virginia was originally written with another state in mind. The song was the work of a husband and...

    HISTORY OF CAMPBELL: a presentation by Kerry Perkins @ Campbell Library

    Kerry Perkins, Senior Museum Specialist at the Campbell Museum gave a summary of the history of Campbell. She began by giving broad strokes of background history from the time of the Native Americans, to Spanish rule, then Mexican rule followed...