Hotel De Anza
The Hotel De Anza is a historic hotel in San Jose, California. At ten stories, it once was the tallest hotel in the San Jose central business district, prior to the construction of Hilton and Marriott hotels. Significant for its architectural style, it is one of San Jose's few Zig Zag Moderne buildings; the hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 1982. The De Anza Hotel was funded by the local business community, united in an organization called the San Jose Community Hotel Corporation; the hotel took three years of planning by this group and stock subscriptions were obtained from more than 200 local citizens. Architect W. H. Weeks was the building's designer and Carl Swenson was the contractor. Local business leaders emphasized that the hotel would benefit San Jose and that the modern accommodations would help attract conventions to the area. Groundbreaking occurred on February 27, 1931, was presided over by the corporation president, Alexander Hart, many of San Jose's most prominent citizens and businessmen.
It was planned to be called "The San Jose Hotel", but instead it was changed to be named after explorer Juan Bautista de Anza. The facade features a 10-story central section flanked by a 9-story section on either side; these massings along with the building's zigzag parapet give it a stepped appearance. The first and second stories of the building house its mezzanine. Fenestration consists of simple sash, double-hung windows except for the second level of the facade, highlighted by a band of 12 arched windows; the relief patterns include a string course separating the first and second levels, rosettes on the second level, an elaborate art deco design through to the final two stories. Some Mayan influences can be seen in the design details of the stepped parapet. On the west elevation is painted "Hotel De Anza" with a diver used to indicate a swimming pool, at the rear of the building within a small courtyard area; the hotel's west wall features a mural by Jim Miner, "Life Abundant in the Face of Death Imminent", completed on August 12, 2016, is visible to motorists along West Santa Clara Street.
The interior of the De Anza is distinguished by a main lobby where Art Deco elements are integrated into a predominantly Spanish Colonial Revival decorative scheme. The lobby reaches two stories in height and contains large wooden beams with stenciled colored floral patterns. Major factors of the interior design are the detailed wrought iron balconies, the huge wrought iron chandelier and double arch doorways. To one side is a fireplace with a huge canopy that reaches to the ceiling. Interior doors are all distinguished by their colored stenciled floral designs. By the 1970s, the hotel was nearly demolished. Instead, the San Jose Redevelopment Agency was able to save the building and arranged for its reconstruction, which cost twenty times its initial construction price. Downtown Historic District This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Park Service. "Hotel De Anza"
Sanmina Corporation is an American electronics manufacturing services provider headquartered in San Jose, California that serves original equipment manufacturers in communications and computer hardware fields. The firm has nearly 80 manufacturing sites, is one of the world’s largest independent manufacturers of printed circuit boards and backplanes; as of 2018, it is ranked number 411 in the Fortune 500 list, has been included in the list for the 18th year. Sanmina was founded by Milan Mandarić in 1980 as a printed circuit board manufacturer. During the 1980s, it expanded into manufacturing backplanes and subassemblies for the telecommunications industry. During the 1990s, the company grew, producing complete products for major OEM companies and completing a number of acquisitions. Jure Sola became CEO and Chairman of Sanmina in 1991; the company completed an initial public offering on NASDAQ in 1993. In December 2001, Sanmina merged with SCI Systems of Huntsville, for $6 billion in cash and debt.
Although Sanmina was only half as large as SCI at the time, it was in a better cash position because its core telecommunications business was performing well, whereas SCI's lower-margin businesses such as personal computer manufacturing, were struggling. Shortly after, Sanmina-SCI bought E-M Solutions, a bankrupt Fremont, California electronics manufacturer, for $110 million in cash. In early 2002, Sanmina acquired Viking Interworks of Rancho Santa Margarita for $15 million. On November 15, 2012, the company changed its name to Sanmina. On July 2, 2015, the company announced. Bob Eulau replaced co-founder Jure Sola becoming the CEO effective October 2, 2017. After this change, Sola assumed the role of Executive Chairman of the Board. In 2015, the San Jose, California-based company had 38,417 employees in over 27 countries on six continents, it serves clients in the fields of communications, multimedia, defense, medical applications, automotive technology. It provides consulting, engineering, new product introduction, assembly and fabrication, to produce printed circuit boards, electrical cables, injection-molded plastics and frames, optics.
San Jose International Airport
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is a city-owned public airport in San Jose, United States, it is named after San Jose native Norman Mineta, former Transportation Secretary in the Cabinet of George W. Bush and Commerce Secretary in the Cabinet of Bill Clinton; the name recognizes Mineta's service as a councilman for, mayor of, San Jose. It is a U. S. Customs and Border Protection international port of entry, it is situated three miles northwest of Downtown San Jose near the intersections of U. S. Route 101, Interstate 880, State Route 87. In 2017, 49% of departing or arriving passengers at SJC flew on Southwest Airlines. San Jose is the largest city in the Bay Area, but SJC is the second-busiest of the three Bay Area airports by passenger count. SJC served 14.3 million passengers in 2018, surpassing its previous record of 14.2 million passengers set in 2001. SJC has been one of America’s fastest-growing major airports for rate of year-over-year seat capacity growth since 2012. SJC is near downtown San Jose, unlike SFO and OAK, which are around 14 miles and 10 miles from their downtowns.
The location near downtown San Jose is convenient, but SJC is surrounded by the city and has little room for expansion. The proximity to downtown limits the height of buildings in downtown San Jose, to comply with FAA rules. In 1939, Ernie Renzel, a wholesale grocer and future mayor of San Jose, led a group which negotiated an option to buy 483 acres of the Stockton Ranch from the Crocker family, to be the site of San Jose's airport. Renzel led the effort to pass a bond measure to pay for the land in 1940. In 1945, test pilot James M. Nissen leased about 16 acres of this land to build a runway and office building for a flight school; when the city of San Jose decided to develop a municipal airport, Nissen sold his share of the aviation business and became San Jose's first airport manager. Renzel and Nissen were instrumental in the development of San Jose Municipal Airport over the next few decades, culminating with the 1965 opening of what became Terminal C. San Jose's first airline flights were Southwest Airways Douglas DC-3s on the multistop run between San Francisco and Los Angeles, starting in 1948.
Southwest changed its name to Pacific Air Lines and was the only airline at the airport until 1966, when Pacific Southwest Airlines started flying Lockheed L-188 Electras nonstop from LAX and Boeing 727-100s that year. SJC's first airline jets were Pacific Air Lines Boeing 727–100 nonstops to LAX earlier in 1966. Pacific flew Fairchild F-27s to SJC, merged with Bonanza Air Lines and West Coast Airlines to form Air West, renamed Hughes Airwest, continuing at SJC with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30s before it merged into Republic Airlines. In 1968 United Airlines arrived, with Boeing 727 nonstops from Denver, Chicago and LAX, Douglas DC-8 nonstops from New York and Baltimore; the runway which became 12R/30L was 4,500 feet until about 1962— Brokaw Rd was the northwest boundary of the airport. In 1964 it was 6,312 feet, in 1965 it was 7,787 feet, a few years it reached 8,900 feet, where it stayed until around 1991; the two runways are now both 11,000 feet in length. In the early 1980s the airport was one of the first in the country to participate in the noise regulation program enacted by the U.
S. Congress for delineation of airport noise contours and developing a pilot study of residential sound insulation; this program showed that homes near the airport could be retrofitted cost-effectively to reduce indoor aircraft noise substantially. American Airlines opened a hub at San Jose in 1988, using slots it obtained in the buyout of AirCal in 1986. In 1990, Terminal A was opened to help accommodate the American operation. By summer 2001, American served Paris and Tokyo nonstop from San Jose and had domestic flights to Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle. After the September 11 attacks and the dot-com bubble burst in 2001, the city lost much of its service. Air Canada dropped its flights to Toronto and Ottawa and American Airlines ended its nonstops to Taipei and Paris. American cancelled service to Miami, St. Louis, Seattle/Tacoma, Denver, Orange County, CA and Phoenix. In November 2001, the airport was renamed after Norman Y. Mineta, a native of San Jose, its former mayor and congressman, as well as both a former United States Secretary of Commerce and a United States Secretary of Transportation.
That same month, the San Jose City Council approved an amended master plan for the airport that called for a three-phase, nine-year expansion plan. The plan, designed by Gensler and The Steinberg Group, called for a single, consolidated "Central Terminal" with 40 gates, an international concourse and expanded security areas; the sail-shaped facade would greet up to 17.6 million passengers a year. A people mover system would link the new terminal with VTA light rail and the planned BART station next to the Santa Clara Caltrain station. Cargo facilities would be moved to the east side of the airport. A long term parking garage would be built. A short term parking lot would be built on the site of Terminal C. On December 16, 2003, the San Jose Airport Commission named the
Ato Jabari Boldon is a former athlete from Trinidad and Tobago and four-time Olympic medal winner. He is the current Trinidad and Tobago national record holder in the 50, 60 and 200 metres events with times of 5.64, 6.49 and 19.77 seconds respectively. He held the 100m national record at 9.86, having run it four times, until Richard Thompson ran 9.85 on 13 August 2011. He holds the Commonwealth Games record in the 100 m. After retiring from his track career, he was an Opposition Senator in the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament, representing the United National Congress from 2006–2007, he is now a ESPN and NBC Sports television broadcast analyst for track and field, while serving as a features contributor for NASCAR on NBC. Boldon was born in Trinidad to a Jamaican mother and Trinidadian father, he attended Fatima College in Trinidad before leaving for the United States at age fourteen. In December 1989, as a soccer player at Jamaica High School in Queens, New York City, head track and field coach Joe Trupiano noticed his sprinting abilities during a soccer practice session.
In his first track season, at age 16, he finished with 21.20 seconds in the 200 metres and 48.40 seconds in the 400 metres, recording a double win at the Queens County Championships in 1990 and earning MVP honors. After transferring for his final year from Jamaica High to Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, Boldon was selected to the San Jose Mercury News' Santa Clara all-county soccer team, he continued to sprint, placing third in the 200 m at the CIF California State Meet in 1991. Athletics became his primary focus and he won the Junior Olympic Title that summer in Durham, North Carolina, in 200 m. At 18, Boldon represented Trinidad and Tobago at 100 metres and 200 m in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, but did not qualify in the first round of either event. Boldon returned to the junior circuit, winning the 100 m and 200 m titles at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics in Seoul, South Korea to become the first double sprint champion in World Junior Championships history.
He was an NCAA Champion while enrolled as a sociology major at the University of California at Los Angeles, in 1995 in the 200 m. He secured an NCAA 100 m Championship in 1996, in Eugene, Oregon, in the final race of his collegiate career, setting an NCAA meet record of 9.92 s which still stands. Boldon held the collegiate 100 m record with 9.90 s from 1996 until it was broken by Travis Padgett, who ran 9.89s, in 2008. Ngonidzashe Makusha equalled this record at the 2011 NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa Boldon won his first international senior-level medal at the 1995 World Championships, taking home the bronze in the 100 m. At the time he was the youngest athlete to win a medal in that event, at 21 years of age; the following year at the 1996 Summer Olympics, he again placed third in the 100 m and 200 m events, both behind world records. In 1997, he won the 200 m at the World Championships in Greece; this made him one of only a few male sprinters to win both a World World Senior title.
The following year saw Boldon reaching the peak of his career, setting a new personal best and national record of 9.86 s in the 100 m at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California on 19 April and repeating the feat in Athens on 17 June, he picked up gold in the 100 m at the 1998 Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur, setting a record time of 9.88 s, beating Namibia's Frankie Fredericks and Barbados' Obadele Thompson. The Commonwealth Games 100 m record remains unbroken. In 1999, Boldon ran 9.86 s twice in the 100 m before sustaining a serious hamstring injury which forced him to miss the World Championships in Seville - the only Championship he missed in his career due to injury. A silver medal in the 100 m and a bronze in the 200 m were his results of the 2000 Summer Olympics, a personal victory, considering his comeback from a career-threatening injury the year before. In 2001, Boldon tested positive at an early-season relay meet for the stimulant ephedrine, was given a warning, but was not suspended or sanctioned, since ephedrine is a substance found in many over the counter remedies, Boldon had been treating a cold.
"It is in no way something where the blame is laid on the athlete," said IAAF General Secretary István Gyulai of the positive result. In 2001, at the World Championships in Edmonton, Canada, Boldon finished fourth and out of the medals in the 100 m with 9.98 s, ran the second leg of his country's 4 x 100 metre relay, finishing third in the finals. This was Trinidad and Tobago's first 4 x 100 m relay medal in either World or Olympic competition and Boldon states that making national history with this team of young men was his greatest accomplishment in his career; the colours of his 2001 World Championship medals would change in 2005 as both his placings were improved – he received bronze in the 100 m and the bronze relay medals were upgraded to silver after all the times and performances of the American sprinter Tim Montgomery were nullified due to serious doping violations. That brought Boldon's career total to four World Championship medals, to match his four Olympic medals. Boldon was injured in a head-on crash with a drunk driver in Barataria and Tobago, in July 2002, never again ran sub-ten seconds in the 100 m or sub-twenty seconds for 200 m.
In 2006, a judge in Trinidad found that Boldon was not at fault in that accident and he was paid substantial damag
San Jose State University
San José State University is a public comprehensive university located in San Jose, California, in Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest public university on the West Coast, as well as the founding campus of the California State University system. Located in downtown San Jose, the SJSU main campus is situated on 64 acres, or 19 square blocks. SJSU offers 145 bachelor's and master's degrees with 108 concentrations and five credential programs with 19 concentrations; the university offers two joint doctoral degree programs and one independent doctoral program as of 2018. SJSU is accredited by the Western Association of Colleges. SJSU's total enrollment was 32,828 in fall 2018, including over 5,500 graduate and credential students; as of fall 2018, graduate student enrollment at SJSU was the highest of any campus in the CSU system. SJSU's student population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the nation, with large Asian and Hispanic enrollments, as well as the highest foreign student enrollment of all master's institutions in the United States.
SJSU is listed as one of the leading suppliers of undergraduate and graduate alumni to Silicon Valley technology firms, philanthropic support of SJSU is among the highest in the CSU system. SJSU sports teams are known as the Spartans, compete in the NCAA Division I FBS Mountain West Conference. What is now San José State University was established in 1857 as the Minns Evening Normal School in San Francisco, founded by George W. Minns. In 1862, by act of the California legislature, Minns Evening Normal School became the California State Normal School and graduated 54 women from a three-year program; the school moved to San Jose in 1871, was given Washington Square Park at Fourth and San Carlos Streets, where the campus remains to this day. In 1881, a large bell was forged to commemorate the school; the bell was inscribed with the words "California State Normal School, A. D. 1881," and would sound on special occasions until 1946. The original bell appears on the SJSU campus to this day, is still associated with various student traditions and rituals.
In August 1882, a southern branch campus of the California State Normal School opened in Los Angeles, which became the University of California, Los Angeles. The southern branch campus remained under administrative control of the San Jose campus until 1887. In 1921, the California State Normal School changed its name to the State Teachers College at San Jose. In 1935, the State Teachers Colleges became the California State Colleges, the school's name was changed again, this time to San Jose State College. In 1972, upon meeting criteria established by the board of trustees and the Coordinating Council for Higher Education, SJSC was granted university status, the name was changed to California State University, San Jose. In 1974, the California legislature voted to change the school's name to San José State University. In 1930, the Justice Studies Department was founded as a two-year police science degree program, it holds the distinction of offering the first policing degree in the United States.
A stone monument and plaque are displayed close to the site of the original police school near Tower Hall. In 1942, the old gym was used to register and collect Japanese Americans before sending them to internment camps. Coincidentally, Uchida's parents and siblings were among those processed in the building. In 1963, in an effort to save Tower Hall from demolition, SJSU students and alumni organized testimonials before the State College Board of Trustees, sent telegrams, provided signed petitions; as a result of those efforts, the tower, a prime campus landmark and SJSU icon, was refurbished and reopened in 1966. The tower was again renovated and restored in 2007. Tower Hall is registered with the California Office of Historic Preservation. During the 1960s and early 1970s, San Jose State College witnessed a rise in political activism and civic awareness among its student body, including major student protests against the Vietnam War. One of the largest campus protests took place in 1967 when Dow Chemical Company — a major manufacturer of napalm used in the war — came to campus to conduct job recruiting.
An estimated 3,000 students and bystanders surrounded the Seventh Street administration building, more than 200 students and teachers lay down on the ground in front of the recruiters. In 1972–73, the economics department experienced political turmoil as the administration conducted a purge of left-leaning professors. For several years thereafter, the economics department was under censor by the American Association of University Professors. In 1982 the English department began sponsoring the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. In 1999, San Jose State and the City of San Jose agreed to combine their main libraries to form a joint city-university library located on campus, the first known collaboration of this type in the United States; the combined library faced opposition, with critics stating the two libraries have different objectives and that the project would be too expensive. Despite opposition, the $177 million project proceeded, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Library opened on time and on budget in 2003.
The new library has won several national awards since its initial opening. During its 2006–07 fiscal year, SJSU received a record $50+ million in private gifts and $84 million in capital campaign contributions. In 2007, SJSU president Don Kassing launched SJSU's first-ever comprehensive capital fundraising campaign dubbed "Acceleration: the Campaign for San Jose State University." The original goal of the multi-year
Rex Andrew Walters is an American former professional basketball player and assistant coach. Walters served as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive, he was the men's basketball coach at the University of San Francisco. Walters played college basketball at Northwestern and Kansas and played professionally for ten years, including seven seasons in the NBA, from 1993 to 2003. Born in Omaha, Walters played high school basketball at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, but graduated from Independence High School in San Jose, California. Walters played at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Kansas, where he helped lead the Jayhawks to the Final Four in 1993. During his time at Kansas he was coached by Roy Williams; the 6'4" shooting guard was selected by the National Basketball Association's New Jersey Nets with the 16th pick in the 1993 NBA draft. Walters played in the league from 1993 until 2000, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in his third season and he played with the Miami Heat.
After leaving the NBA, Walters played for Gran Canaria in Spain. In addition to his playing career, Walters had a minor role in the 1994 film Blue Chips. Walters is biracial. In an interview with Rick Quan, Rex Walters responded to the question of feeling that he was a pioneer for Asian-Americans, he responded: "I consider myself Japanese-American. I just don't look it. People are always surprised. Now we got a guy like Jeremy Lin breaking barriers, I'd like to think I played a small part in that", he added, "People ask me who I am? What I am? I am a Japanese-American, I take great pride in that." From 2006–2008, Walters served as the men's basketball coach at Florida Atlantic University. From 2008 to 2016 he was the head basketball coach at the University of San Francisco. In 2014, Walters was named WCC Coach of the Year by his coaching peers, he finished his University of San Francisco coaching career with a 126–125 overall record in 2016, including a 63–65 mark in West Coast Conference games. On June 29, 2016, Walters was named the head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive.
On July 1, 2017 Walters was named an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons. University of San Francisco biography Rex Walters on IMDb