Board of Supes votes to keep Sunnyvale winter shelter open year-round

By Khalida Sarwari Initially set to close on April 15, the city’s homeless shelter will now stay open the rest of the year. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved extending the North County Winter Shelter from six months to year-round, but only on a pilot basis. The board will decide whether to make the change permanent in December after further review. For now, it will be the county’s only year-round […]

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Community gathers to discuss what to do with Vallco

By Khalida Sarwari For the second time this year, the Cupertino community and other interested stakeholders got a chance to help shape the future of Vallco. A March 13 presentation at Cupertino Community Hall led by Dan Parolek of Berkeley-based architecture and urban design firm Opticos included live polling as well as breakout sessions where people were invited to write down their ideas on colorful Post-it notes. By the end of the two-and-a-half-hour meeting, the […]

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Names sought for Sunnyvale’s new park

By Khalida Sarwari Sunnyvale residents are being asked to help the city name its newest park. Dedicated to the city as part of The Vale residential development at 925 Deguigne Drive, the new 0.8-acre park includes a basketball court, play equipment, open grass area, barbecues and shaded picnic tables. The park isn’t finished yet, according to city spokeswoman Jennifer Garnett, adding it should be open to the public by this summer. Because the park is still […]

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Sunnyvale: Brass Rail strip club’s days may be numbered

By Khalida Sarwari The Brass Rail’s best days may be behind it. The infamous Sunnyvale strip club could be coming down to make way for a residential development after the city’s planning commission gave the developer the green light this week. SummerHill Homes plans to build 18 three-story townhouses at 160 Persian Drive, which would require razing three buildings on the 1.2-acre site including the Brass Rail, an exotic dancing establishment that isn’t exactly revered […]

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Community gathers to discuss what to do with Vallco

By Khalida Sarwari For the second time this year, the Cupertino community and other interested stakeholders got a chance to help shape the future of Vallco. A March 13 presentation at Cupertino Community Hall led by Dan Parolek of Berkeley-based architecture and urban design firm Opticos included live polling as well as breakout sessions where people were invited to write down their ideas on colorful Post-it notes. By the end of the two-and-a-half-hour meeting, the […]

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