Does downtown’s skyline look any different today? | Photo via History San José
At the end of the second millenium, grunge + hip-hop took over the radio stations, “Titanic” became the first billion dollar box office hit, and the internet was in its infant days — but what was going on in the great 408 at the time?
A. “Believe” by Cher B. “Candle in the Wind/Something About The Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John C. “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans D. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
Pentatonix: The World Tour | Tuesday, Sept. 12 | 7 p.m. | Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy., Mountain View | $29.50-$447 | Get ready to hear all the pop hits from this a capella group, featuring special guest Lauren Alaina.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Fairgrounds Live | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 1 p.m. | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., San Jose | Free | Enjoy food trucks, a beer garden, yard games, and music from The Hit Men.
San Jose Showcase | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 8 p.m. | San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St., San Jose | $5 | Step right up to the open mic and show us what you’ve got.
A proposed office tower dubbed Icon may become a housing highrise instead. The plan for 650 multifamily units would sprout up at 147 E. Santa Clara St., next to a previously approved Urban Catalyst apartment tower. City officials have yet to review the change. (The Mercury News)
Santa Clara County’s Public Health Department will get more than $11 million from the Centers for Disease and Prevention to fund opioid data collection, substance abuse treatment, and overdose prevention. A long-term goal is to distribute naxalone kits — to reverse overdoses — to VTA centers. (San José Spotlight)
Following Sunday’s Viva CalleSJ event, San Jose City Council may cut back on the program + the Viva Parks initiative to re-balance the city’s budget following the city workers strike last month. The council would cut one of three events + take away 25% of the Viva Parks outdoor activations. (The Mercury News)
San Jose City Council is looking to secure a final piece of land for the 2.17-mile Five Wounds Trail — a pathway that will allow residents to access the BART extension in Little Portugal. The project will be voted on tomorrow, and if approved, could be completed by 2031. (The Mercury News)
Luna Park’s Chalk Art Festival is returning this Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Backesto Park. Browse 250+ chalk art pieces and enjoy live music, dance performances, food trucks, and vendor booths. Get a sneak peek of what to expect this year.
BART will begin cutting its 30-minute wait times on nights + weekends starting today, with the expectation of boosting evening service by 50%. The transit agency will also shorten the size of lesser-packed trains and use new trains daily + legacy cars for special events.
Ready, set, sip.Whiskies of the World, the largest whiskey-tasting tour in the country, is coming to town (Hayes Mansion, 200 Edenvale Ave.) on Sunday, Sept. 24. This showcase features 100+ expressions of the most prized scotches, craft bourbons, newly-recognized American single malts, and unique whiskies from around the globe. Snag tickets.*
I’m a ‘90s baby — can you guess what year I was born? Michael + Emily were the most popular names that year, and I was almost an Emily. I’m glad I wasn’t... I love having a name no one can spell and is never found on keychains.