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We’re sharing exciting news with our SJtoday family. We’ve launched a new shoutout section in our newsletter just for you.
We’re offering our most passionate and loyal readers (yep, that’s you) the opportunity to support local journalism through our SJtoday membership program, where you’ll gain exclusive access to have your voice included in the newsletter.
Your voice is valuable, and so are the special moments in your life. Shoutouts allow us to celebrate job promotions, anniversaries, and exciting experiences right here in San Jose. All you have to do is submit your shoutout, and we will take it from there. Already a SJtoday member? Go ahead and send an email to secure your shoutout now.
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In addition to offering membership benefits, we genuinely just love giving you the scoop on the newest restaurants, the coolest events, detailing the city’s history, digging into the latest real estate deals, and keeping you up-to-date on developments around town.
Your membership fee of only $50 will go towards keeping our newsletter hyper-local and supporting our local editors. We’re also donating 10% of memberships annually to a local philanthropic cause.
We can’t thank you enough for your continued readership and support. Ready to take your love for SJtoday to the next level? There’s a shoutout with your name on it waiting for you…
Paul Rodriguez | Friday, Mar. 17-Sunday, Mar. 19 | Times vary | San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St., San Jose | $25 | This comedian has several hit projects to his credit including the comedy concert film, “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy,” which he executive produced and starred in along with Cheech Marin, George Lopez, and Carlos Mencia.
Kiss Me, I’m Irish Bar Crawl | Friday, Mar. 17 + Saturday, Mar. 18 | Times vary | Blanco Urban Venue, 12 N. San Pedro St., San Jose | $15 | Enjoy drink specials at local bars in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
Saturday, March 18
San Jose Sharks vs. New York Islanders | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose | $44.50-$475.50 | Enjoy drag performances, Pride-themed giveaways, and free cover to Splash after the game.
Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state’s new goals for reducing homelessness by 15% by 2025, which includes deploying 200 small homes in San Jose. The state will cover the cost of these tiny dwellings, expected to be installed by this fall. (The Mercury News)
Hula Bar and Kitchen celebrated its grand opening yesterday with Mayor Matt Mahan and Councilmember Omar Torres. Head over to 30 E. Santa Clara St. for Filipino and Hawaiian fusion featuring dishes like lechon sisig, poke nachos, and breakfast silog plates.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, San Jose. Today, you’ll find a variety of celebrations around town — especially in San Pedro Square. Check out the community’s guide featuring a “Lucky the Leprechaun Hunt,” specials from O’Flaherty’s, Dr. Funk, The Brit, and more, as well as a themed-Culture Night Market at Sushi Confidential.
Community cleanup crew The Trash Punx recently launched its first global program in Ewaso Ng’iro, Kenya. This small town outside of Nairobi is draws thousands for its livestock and produce market, but doesn’t have any trash services. As of yesterday, The Trash Punx cleaned up 600 bags of waste — about 10,000 pounds.
The Mercury News recently published a list of five standout Mexican restaurants and shouted out our very own Acopio (399 S. 24th St.) and Luna Mexican Kitchen (Campbell + San Jose). The two were touted for their modern takes on Mexican food and uses of locally-sourced ingredients. (The Mercury News)
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San Jose’s sister city, Dublin, Ireland is full or rich history + culture. | Photo by SJCtoday staff
Top of the morning, San Jose. Today is Saint Patrick’s Day, and in the spirit of the Irish, we wanted to talk about one of our sister cities — Dublin, Ireland.
✈️ Exploring Dublin
Founded in 700 CE, Dublin is the capital + largest city in Ireland. It’s located on the River Liffey and is a hub for arts and entrepreneurship. The city has a rich history and today, it headquarters some of the biggest tech companies in the world. Sound familiar?
History + culture lovers flock to the city — which was home to writers including Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, and James Joyce. Many also stop by the old library at Trinity College to view the Book of Kells, which was created by monks in 800 CE.
Of course, no trip is complete without a visit to one of Dublin’s many pubs — we recommend The Duke or O’Neill’s. Then, why not order a Guinness? This beloved stout has been brewed in Dublin since 1759.
I’m off to Oahu this weekend to celebrate my partner’s birthday — and to get out of this cold, wet weather. I’ll be staying until Wednesday, so in the meantime, you’ll see some wonderful women popping in to help me out. Show my ladies Sarah and Jessalin some love, something we San Joseans do best. 🙌