Campbell resident is one of Santa’s little helpers this Christmas season

By Khalida Sarwari Nothing goes better with a stack of pancakes than syrup–except maybe brand-new toys. It’s an unlikely combination but it’s for a cause that benefits all. Through Dec. 18, a popular breakfast spot in Campbell is collecting toys for needy children in the community. The idea to do a community toy drive was sort of spur of the moment, said Yaneth Gutierrez, a Campbell resident who has been a server at Stacks on […]

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Students experience how it is to live in poverty

By Khalida Sarwari Standing in line to check in with his employer and pick up his paycheck, one middle school student admitted he felt a little stressed. But he was one of the lucky ones–at least he had a job. About 15 feet away, another student sat in a chair, unable to work due to a disability. So 11-year-old Jacob Kahn-Samuelson sat and watched people … bored, waiting. “I just run errands around the house […]

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Campbell is the First West Valley city to be profiled in ‘Strong Cities’ campaign

By Khalida Sarwari As 2012 comes to a close, Campbellites may realize they have a lot to be thankful for. Despite a few setbacks, the city has come out on top, fiscally and otherwise. And now, Campbell’s successful efforts are being recognized by a Sacramento-based advocacy group. The League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation have chosen the Orchard City as the first West Valley city, and one of six cities in […]

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‘The Christmas Schooner’ sails into Campbell for holiday show

By Khalida Sarwari In the late 19th century there was a man who risked his life to transport fir trees from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Chicago aboard a schooner. The story of the Rouse Simmons was later adapted for the stage in Chicago, and for one day this December, a group will be bringing the production to the Orchard City Banquet Hall. And the show comes with a side of dessert. The show is The […]

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Hacienda goes green with bike lanes, sidewalks

By Khalida Sarwari More final touches were made last month to a project that, once completed two years from now, will revamp Hacienda Avenue into a “green street.” On Nov. 20, the city council took several actions to move the Hacienda Avenue Green Street Improvement Project a step further to completion, such as approving the final conceptual design, which includes a linear parkway, bike lanes and sidewalk along the entire length of the road. The […]

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