Tag Archives: Santa Clara Valley

The Last City by Joseph E Najera

I am back at the corner of Market Street and Santa Clara in downtown San Jose, my home town. My family moved here from Southern California in 1956.  We lived in Santa Clara a few miles away from this point. … Continue reading

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Cots by Carlos Najera

June back in 1917 meant that it was time to go north. With my stepdad John. Much of our farmlands here in Oxnard was dedicated to sugar beets and beans. It wasn’t time for harvesting then, but it was time in … Continue reading

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Call it Sleep by Carlos and Joseph Najera

Here’s Christi and I with our youngest son, Joe.  The year was 1981. We were about 70 years old back then living in Cupertino, the Silicon Valley. The picture was taken at a happy moment when all our family was … Continue reading

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November 17,1934 by Carlos Najera

                              Christina Ledesma (1910-1981)           Who would not be taken by the site of this beautiful woman?  I was.  And it was my good fortune that she felt the same about me.  There … Continue reading

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Working the Pits by Carlos Najera

Valley of Heart’s Delight was the nickname the local promoters liked to use for the Santa Clara Valley. Now it is known as Silicon Valley. Among the towns here are San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Palo Alto. They were separate … Continue reading

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The Summer of ‘65 by Joseph Najera

Here is a picture I found of the Santa Clara Valley taken about  a hundred  years ago.  This is the valley that Jack London saw and wrote about as he began his adventure about a dog named Buck. This is … Continue reading

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