Tag Archives: San Jose

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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The Righteous Ones by J. Edward Najera

“I don’t think I should have to stand up.” Those were simple words that Rosa Parks once said. With that statement she opened a flood gate of voices, voices with questions and demands for answers. There were many factors, or … 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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Wednesday Evening Thursday Morning by Joseph Najera

[I graduated from San Jose State 1971.  It took me a year and a half to be admitted into the Education Program there.  Thanks to my wonderful parents I used that time to read.   I would read up to 18 … Continue reading

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Bitter Sweets by Carlos Najera

 It was Sunday, back in 1969 and Teresa our youngest daughter wanted to go Original Joe’s, for many years our favorite restaurant in downtown San Jose. I did not want to drive through the terrible traffic jams they have down … Continue reading

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