Sal Pizarro, East Bay Times

Sal Pizarro

East Bay Times

San Jose, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Sal:

Former Google employees step up for Second Harvest Food Bank

The “Xooglers” set out to raise $500,000 for a challenge grant to help Second Harvest Food Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic, and ended up raising much more. But where are the valley&#8… → Read More

Retiring San Jose City Attorney Rick Doyle reflects on 20 years on the job

After a 20-year career as San Jose’s top lawyer, Rick Doyle says he’ll miss the camaraderie of working in City Hall. → Read More

Why San Jose replaced all the shady trees on Post Street downtown

The city of San Jose removed the previous pear trees from the downtown street because they were prone to limb failure and disease. → Read More

Santa Clara County Fair goes virtual because of COVID-19

Animal exhibitions and auctions are taking place online this week, as COVID-19 has sidelined the annual Santa Clara County Fair. → Read More

Will one of these ideas become San Jose’s new landmark?

A jury is set to pick three finalists from 963 submissions received by Urban Confluence Silicon Valley in its effort to create a new landmark in downtown San Jose. → Read More

San Jose’s iconic ‘diving lady’ motel sign makes a graceful exit

The historic sign was removed to make way for construction of the 27-story Garden Gate Tower on the South First Street site. → Read More

101-year-old World War II vet visits Bay Area on epic journey

Sidney Walton, a 101-year-old World War II veteran, plans to travel to all 50 states on his "No Regrets" tour. → Read More

The time Olivia de Havilland returned to Los Gatos High School

The Oscar-winning actress returned to her alma mater in 1988 to celebrate the high school’s centennial. → Read More

Wish Book readers’ gift improved a San Jose teenager’s life

San Jose teen’s parents report that Alannah Clayton’s life has gotten easier because of the new hospital bed purchased with Wish Book donations. → Read More

Why San Jose’s two rose gardens are like mismatched siblings

The lush Municipal Rose Garden seems like paradise compared to the dusty Heritage Rose Garden at Guadalupe River Park. → Read More

Remembering Carmen Castellano and her impact on the arts in San Jose

The South Bay philanthropist and her husband championed diversity in San Jose's art scene, an that effort started long before their $141 million lottery win. → Read More

The reason San Jose Water bills are so high this month

With meter readers sidelined for nearly three months, San Jose Water relied on usage estimates. But now the real numbers are coming in and bills are spiking. → Read More

Silicon Valley landmark project moves closer to reality

Urban Confluence Silicon Valley’s global “ideas competition” for a landmark structure in downtown San Jose received 960 entries from 72 countries. → Read More

Guadalupe River kayak ride offers new view of Downtown San Jose

Cleanup efforts are helping keep the waterway beautiful and making for a healthy environment for returning wildlife. → Read More

Inside Opera San Jose’s new digital performance studio

Named for late supporter Fred Heiman, the new space allows Opera San Jose to stream performances to audiences at home. → Read More

Ben Field resigns from South Bay Labor Council’s top job

Ben Field is leaving Santa Clara County's most influential labor organization after several successes, but his departure comes at a time when the labor movement is divided over a "strong mayor" ballot measure in San Jose. → Read More

San Jose Earthquakes new goal is fighting food insecurity

The soccer team has launched Pledge 74, an 18-month initiative to raise $740,000 and promote volunteerism to help the hungry in the San Jose area. → Read More

Adam Savage has some bad news about SiliCon in San Jose

The former Silicon Valley Comic Con won’t take place as planned in October, with a series of virtual events taking its place for this year. → Read More

Where’s the audience? Hammer Theatre Center planning for a streaming option

The downtown San Jose performance venue is raising money to add high-definition video equipment and train students to work as video crews. → Read More

Trinity Cathedral’s bells will ring July 4 in downtown San Jose

The church’s 24-bell carillon will be played for its traditional holiday concert for the congregation and nearby community members. → Read More