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Old 05-14-2010, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Pleasanton Ca
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you might want to check out Santana Row too.
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:53 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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What's with the attitude? How about mentioning some specific examples from your own experience?
One needs to have experiences in order to cite examples from such.

Not sure "hsw" isn't really a running gag at this point.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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Would argue all SV downtowns are dumpy Luddite gathering spots, like downtowns in any city/suburb in US...lots of smelly homeless, restaurants/shops of dubious quality, often annoying parking nazis, decent amt of street crime after dark

If anything, SV's own tech industry's innovations have made physical shopping/bookstores/movies/tourism much less relevant/efficient in era of Net, Amazon, online shopping, iPads, etc

And reality is 99+% of "mom and pop" or ethnic restaurants in any city/suburb are about as unhealthy and low quality as fast junk food from any corporate chain
One would get the idea that you don't like Silicon Valley.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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We lived in downtown Los Gatos for 3 years and liked it very much.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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One would get the idea that you don't like Silicon Valley.
He hates everything that isn't Palo Alto. Which, ironically, is often included as a part of "Silicon Valley". But don't tell the hsw-bot that. Might call you a Luddite.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:17 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
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Palo Alto, Mountain View, Santana Row (San Jose), and Los Gatos
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Another thread dragged out of years of obscurity that would have been better left dead.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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Another thread dragged out of years of obscurity that would have been better left dead.
JonSoCal - is bored in SoCal
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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JonSoCal - is bored in SoCal
Not bored, just didn't pay attention to the dates.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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My favorite downtown areas mid-peninsula are:

San Mateo-interesting old buildings, cinema, Draeger's posh store, Talbot's toy store, second-hand book stores, Japanese supermarket, lots of international cuisine, art store, Central Park close by with Japanese Tea Gardens, playground, etc
San Carlos-very village-like, pretty, cafes, icecream stores, family-friendly, evening farmers market
Palo Alto-stores full of things you wish you could afford, old buildings, cafes, more of a vibe

Hope this helps!
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