Silicon Valley Wanderings

Silicon Valley Wanderings

By Robert Haugh

As we all know, the business landscape has dramatically changed in recent years. We’ve seen many businesses come and go.

Here’s a few nuggets on new businesses plus some that are sadly soon departing:


Four Winds Framing & Art Gallery – this mission city pillar is hosting a sale in May, with their last day of business on May 31. They’ve been a community go-to for over 30 years. Though they are leaving the “Merry Mart” plaza on Bascom/Newhall, an amazing mural was recently painted on the wall.


Studio Bongiorno – This eclectic and diverse art gallery is closing their doors on May 20. The Santa Clara studio hosted many unique events, including appearances by bands and authors, such as Sam Cutler, former tour manager of The Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead – one of few people who have any insight into the infamous Altamont concert. They are closing with a “funeral” which is a subtle homage to the 500 Lincoln Street location.



LaVita Bakery & Gelato – this family-owned shop recently opened on The Alameda next to Ike’s Sandwiches. We hear they have delectable pastries and have more items coming soon.


Mother’s Day Tulip Wine & Paint Night

Have you always wanted to learn how to create and paint but always felt intimidated? Join local artist Sonya Paz of VinoPaint for an evening of creativity and fun, just in time for an early Mother’s Day outing or gift for mom.

The event will be at Tessora’s Barro di Vino in downtown Campbell tonight, Tuesday, May 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Note, the wine bar is 21-and-over. Register here:

Congressman Town Hall

Congressman Ro Khanna is hosting a town hall on Sunday, May 7 at the Santa Clara High School Performing Arts Center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. RSVP here:


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