Campbell: A year in review

By Khalida Sarwari Campbell had a lot to celebrate this year. In many ways, it was a monumental year for the city, from its 60th anniversary of incorporation as a city in March to the 25th anniversary of the community center in November. While there were some downsides, there were a lot more highlights at almost every corner. The year started off with newly hired city manager Amy Brown taking the helm. There were also […]

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Search to begin for next South Bay Teen Idol

By Khalida Sarwari Love to sing but can’t afford to travel to the next American Idol auditions? South Bay teens will have an opportunity to take part in a singing competition locally this January in which the grand prize is a cool $2,500 for the talent with the best voice. The Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos is hosting the South Bay Teen Idol competition for the second year in a row, giving songsters […]

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Skye Walker and his grandmother keep cancer patients warm with their blankets

By Khalida Sarwari Like most 13-year-old boys in Campbell, when he’s not occupied with his schoolwork Skye Walker keeps busy with sports. Lacrosse and basketball are two that he enjoys the most. But a few months ago Skye took up another hobby, one that doesn’t require much movement but has been just as–if not more–fulfilling. In his spare time, Skye helps keep cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy warm by making fleece blankets for them. And not […]

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The ‘Taj Mahal of Community Centers’ has just celebrated its 25th birthday

By Khalida Sarwari The Campbell Community Center recently celebrated its quarter-century anniversary. And as with any birthday celebration, cake and laughs were in order, along with a little bit of reflection. The past 25 years saw the center transformed from a dilapidated high school campus to a site that today flourishes. Hundreds converge upon the Campbell Community Center daily for the ever-expanding list of programs and services it offers to residents and visitors alike. Day […]

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Paz steps down as president of Campbell’s downtown association

By Khalida Sarwari It was a week of changes not only for Campbell’s civic leaders, but also for one prominent business leader. Sonya Paz, owner of an art gallery in downtown Campbell, has announced she will be stepping down in her capacity as president of the Downtown Campbell Business Association. Paz, who has been at the 195 E. Campbell Avenue location for the past four years, says she has chosen not to renew her lease […]

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