Your complete guide to summer 2022 on the Peninsula

With the last couple of summers of COVID canceling or limiting many events, many are looking forward to the return of signature summer festivities like Shoreline Ampitheatre’s Fourth of July fireworks show and the San Mateo County Fair. Check out our guide to summer fun to fill your calendar from June through September.

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“30% is not acceptable”: Santa Clara imposes cap on third-party delivery fees

To help struggling restaurants, a local emergency ordinance is aimed at adjusting rates for a COVID-ravaged economy. With delivery rates as high as 30% per order, DoorDash and other restaurant delivery services have been subjected to fee caps by local governments as a way to alleviate the present economic decline during the COVID pandemic. San Francisco and Santa Clara counties have imposed caps, whereas San Mateo County has not. (Above: the ...

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From Mumbai to Santa Clara: How this family-run Indian restaurant survived during COVID-19

Puranpoli’s vada pav, a fried potato dumpling served with chutney and pav, a soft bun, is a vegetarian street food dish native to the state of Maharashtra, India. (Photo by Federica Armstrong) Meet the family bringing authentic Maharashtrian street food to Silicon Valley. Puranpoli is quite literally a family-run restaurant. Roshan Shivalkar opened the Maharashtrian restaurant in Santa Clara the same day the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order took effect. His older sister is ...

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The Rebirth of Cool: jazz legends featured in new Silicon Valley photo exhibit

The latest photography show at Santa Clara University celebrates the energy and attitude of a distinctly American art form From left: Eric Dolphy, 1964; Miles Davis (foreground), with Cannonball Adderly (lower left), and Jimmy Cobb, 1959. (Courtesy of Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC. All rights reserved.) Jazz is photogenic. Just as how the sport of boxing is well-suited for cinema and travel for literature, jazz renders beautifully in black and white photography. Whether it’s the ...

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6 Silicon Valley spots for upping your Insta game

Instagram has given us so many gifts: planking, food porn, and slime-making documentaries to name a few. Among these gifts is the rise of professional Instagrammers who have a seemingly never-ending budget to travel around the world taking aesthetically-pleasing shots for a living. As an average young Instagram user, I can’t help but want to populate my feed with artsy photos as well, albeit on a human-scale budget. I’ve compiled ...

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Craft caffeine: The inspiration behind Voyager Coffee’s unusual brews

Mixing it up at Voyager Craft Coffee: @amadeu_cruz We’ve all had “third wave coffee” (trust us, you have) but how do you build on a cappuccino with grass-fed cream-top milk and heart-shaped foam art? The owners of Voyager Craft Coffee in Santa Clara, Sam Shah and Lauren Burns, think they have an answer: unusual flavor pairings and homemade ingredients on a base of top-notch beans. These are not your average cups ...

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