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Apr 18th, 2002, 06:01 PM
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Hmm, I just searched for San Jose on this board regarding fun things to do and all I found was the Winchester Mystery House. Damn, I'm going!
 
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Apr 18th, 2002, 06:27 PM
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David, you are the best:

>>For an unbiased opinion, take a look at Money Magazine's most recent survey of the most desirable metropolitan areas to live.

And you claim not to work for the city of San Jose. You must be kidding.

>>There are also plenty of great restaurants of all types, as well as museums all in walking distance.

There are maybe 2 or 3 hack museums in San Jose (after thoughts really) and the restaurants all close early, there isn't a place to go after 10pm, even on the weekends. In the past few years, many places have closed or moved out of San Jose and the place is now a ghost town at night. For example, "San Jose Live" was a actually a fun place for folks to hit after a movie, etc, but it's gone now.

>>The nearby Compaq Center (San Jose Arena) always has some game or concert event planned.

Featuring the Sharks, Ice Hockey. San Jose was the last major city in the US (with a population of over $1 million people) to acquire a major sporting team. I wonder why?

>>There are also unique neighborhoods in the city such as Willow Glen

Huh? Unique. Maybe unique to San Jose. But, that's not what you meant was it?

>>the Rosegarden (home to the Municipal Rosegarden and the Rosucrucian Egytian Museum

Do you have to mention the Rosucrucian museum *EVERY* time you discuss San Jose? Or is that part of your performance rating?

You would do well to ignore David. Do your own research. Talk to REAL people who live in San Jose about what you can expect before you move. Don't listen to David, since clearly he has an agenda.
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 07:57 AM
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Obviously people such as Scamartist, Jimbo, etc are to be disregarded for their misinformation. For one thing, I am not affiliated with the San Jose Chamber of Commerce or any other city agency. People such as Jimbo, Scamartist, etc, are doing nothing but posting false and misleading about San Jose. To say that San Jose is a suburb is laughable given, the fact that it is the most populated city in Northern California and a major business center. And to say that its museums are an afterthought, that's the joke of the century. The San Jose Museum of Art has a cooperative with the Whitney Museum in New York City for an art exchange, not exactly what I would expect from a museum that is an afterthought. If you don't like the city, that is entirely your opinion. But posting false information is uncalled for.

Scamartist, have you ever been to Willow Glen? I bet not. If you took time to walk the neighborhood an appreciate the architecture of the many interesting bungalow, Tudor and cottage homes and the cafes on Lincoln Avenue, you would see why it is a unique neighborhood.

 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 08:01 AM
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It is obvious that Jimbo works for the San Francisco Visitor's Bureau. Any information he posts about San Jose should be disregarded since his sole agenda is to promote SF while bashing San Jose. I know that tourism is down in SF, hopefully they are paying you well for your efforts.
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 08:41 AM
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Scamartist,

I have lived in Downtown San Jose for the last three years while going to SJ State University, and would not consider Downtown to be a ghosttown at night. The clubs on South First Street are open until 2:00AM. and restaurants sych as Original Joe's are open for dinner until at least 1:00 AM. It is unfortunate that San Jose Live is no longer open, but I am looking forward to the opeing of the House of Blues and the Improv Comedy club.
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 08:42 AM
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Scamartist,

I have lived in Downtown San Jose for the last three years while going to SJ State University, and would not consider Downtown to be a ghosttown at night. The clubs on South First Street are open until 2:00AM. and restaurants such as Original Joe's are open for dinner until at least 1:00 AM. It is unfortunate that San Jose Live is no longer open, but I am looking forward to the opening of the House of Blues and the Improv Comedy club.
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 09:15 AM
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Hey, people, people, calm down already! It's obvious from this thread that some people like San Jose and some people don't. So what's the big deal?

Look, it's a suburb. Yes, we all know that. It's NOT San Francisco. We'll give you that one. All of CA is just one giant suburb anyways other than SF. So it's got some tract housing and mini-malls. If you don't like tract housing and mini-malls, that's fine, but I challenge you naysayers to find any city in CA that doesn't have some. It's crowded and expensive to live here because there are so many people moving here and staying. If it's such a miserable place to live, why don't people leave so I can buy a house for under $750,000 and so I don't have to spend 25 minutes driving 8 miles to work?

It's just a good place to live for people who want good schools, nice housing (albeit expensive), some interesting history, great job opportunities in growing industries, good weather, and a city that is situated in a great location. Yes, it's got restaurants and nightlife, and if you're not happy with what SJ has to offer, SF is less than an hour away. Case closed.

This is the place to be if you're an up and comer. People who can't take the competition that this town offers up hate it and leave. Some people are settled with kids and a family and won't move here even with "urban" pay and job promotions. But, young people with no attachments who really want to develop themselves, work hard to succeed have tons of opportunities here. That's why I moved back to my home town after swearing i'd never come back.

And, ScamArtist, San Jose Live a fun place to go? Ugh! That place died a proper death because it was considered the cheesiest of cheesy! Only guys in wife beater t-shirts, slicked back hair, gold chains and pants hanging halfway down their butt would go there. The women were the ultimate in hoochie. Let me just give the forum an example. The one and only night I went there with some friends, I was asked, at the door whether I wanted a nametag so I could enter the "Best Chest Contest" they were having later that evening. Good riddance to that place.

 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 10:15 AM
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Jennie,

I'll give you that.. it was cheesy.. but the original poster seems like a yound person looking for nightlife.. and that place was about the best place SJ had for young people, sports, games, drinks, etc. Cheesy: Yes ... fun for young folk: Yes.

And David

Why do you ATTEMPT to post under a different name in all your threads? You clearly posted under 3 names in this one alone. Everyone can spot your posts a mile away. You salivate whenever a "San Jose" Post pops up.. your mouth froths up in a furry at the excitement of being able to tell everyone about the Rosucrucian Egytian Museum, but it's no Louvre, ok? Enough already. Stop it. We get it. You're in love with San Jose. That's ok, but spare us the details everytime. It's SAN JOSE for god's sakes.. it's no big deal. Thanks.
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 10:50 AM
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jumping into the debate and bashing, here. First of all, San Jose is NOT a suburb. The CITY of San Jose has a population of nearly 1 mil., is the 11th largest city in the U.S. and is considered the "Capital of Silicon Valley." It is a very diverse city; with a mixture of Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, African-Americans. Having lived there 35 years, and watching it evolve into an overpopulated and overbuilt, rude city, I got out and did move to the 'burbs! As an earlier post stated, you can pretty much count on spending your time crawling to work in bumper-to-bumper commute traffic. Given its size, it proclaims to have a fairly low crime-rate, however, when I lived there I was the victim of burglary several times, car-theft, purse-snatching and attempted kidnapping at age 10! You will be in hi-tech heaven and living among the masses, if you choose San Jose. I rank San Jose second to L.A. Double-Ick! I can't think of any night-life to brag about there. As far as any nicer cities in No. or So. CA, I'm sure there are many more appealing!! Maybe it would help if you could be more specific in describing what type of living environment you are looking for, including any economic factors, interests, etc. Best of luck to you!
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 12:28 PM
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So, Mr. Mayor, if you're so smart... who IS the mayor of San Jose? Who's he sleeping with? And the population is 875,000 (125k more than SF)
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 12:52 PM
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I have a sneaking suspicion that many of the posters who say there is no nightlife in and around SJ for young people to enjoy are actually too old to know about nightlife for young people. No offense, but older people enjoy places that are a bit more refined.

People may be right that in downtown SJ, there's not as much, but there are tons of places within 15 or 20 minutes. Examples of places that I used to go which may still be around or not.

San Jose - Katie Blooms, Mission Ale House, Gordon Biersch, Shark & Rose, Tied House, South 1st Billiards, Cinebar, Flying Pig Pub, PollyEsthers, JJ Blues

Sunnyvale/Cupertino - PJ Mulligan's, Brittania Arms, Scruffy Murphys, Fibbar McGee's

Los Gatos - Los Gatos Bar & Grill, Black Watch, CB Hannigan's, Mountain Charley's

Mtn View/Palo Alto - Molly McGee's, The Limelight, Nola's, Rudy's, Blue Chalk, Rose & Crown, Fanny & Alexander's
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 01:33 PM
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Scamartist,

I always have posted under one name on this and every other thread. And by then way, I never compared the Rosicrucian Museum to the Louvre. Why would anyone make such a comparison. If Leslie has asked about places to see in Paris, then yes, by all means mention the Louvre.
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 02:04 PM
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Alright, people, let's settle down. Getting back to Leslie's original question, yes, I've always been able to scare up a little action in the Silicon Valley. The cootchie here is out of this world!
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 02:42 PM
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Where is Leslie?
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 02:52 PM
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Don't live there but had friends who did (they were around 25 years old and married). Housing is EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. They bought a 2 bedroom/1 bath house and it cost them $500,000!

I am not sure what it costs to rent there, but I would think it would be very expensive also.
 
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Apr 19th, 2002, 02:59 PM
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Travelin Man: Where's Leslie? Well, after Chuck Feathers and all the other cackling going on here, I'm sure she got smart and flew the cootchie coop!
 
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