The Mercury News is trying to crown a restaurant to be the Best Burger joint in the entire Bay Area. Our very own Brown Chicken Brown Cow is in the competition. It started with 32 of everyone's favorite burger spots and round by round, Brown Chicken Brown Cow emerged victorious. Now it's down to just TWO and voting ends on Thursday at noon.

Here's a link to the voting for Best Burger in the Bay Area. You know what to do.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/14/vote-now-best-bay-area-burger-its-down-to-the-top-2

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The annual 2017 “Carol of Lights” festival will be held on Saturday December 2nd from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. The Downtown Campbell Business Association invites you to the streets of Historic Downtown Campbell for this free event. This non- commercial, family oriented event brings people in the Campbell community together for an evening of Holiday fun. There are a variety of attractions for the children, including; real snow, bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting, a photo booth, etc.

After the passing of our beloved Sally Howe, a group of community members and volunteers have taken on this event in her honor. In the past, Sally’s fundraising efforts have been through recycling, community dinners, personal donations, bunco nights, and so on. Since this event has become more popular, the committee is seeking more donations from individuals, local businesses and corporate level sponsors. We need your help in order to carry on this festive downtown tradition!

The sponsorship amounts and benefits are as follows:

$1,000 Sponsorship

Full banner with business logo and information in a populated
area during the festival. Prominent recognition on website, social media sites, event poster and brochure.

$500 Sponsorship

Business logo on smaller banner in a populated area during the festival. Recognition on website, social media sites, event poster and brochure.

$100 Sponsorship

Business listed on poster and printed materials.

Please make check payable to “Campbell Parks and Recreation Foundation”. This foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation and any donation made is fully tax-deductible.

Individual Donations under $100

Individuals can also donate to the Carol of Lights online through the donations page on the Carol of Lights website. Chip in $5, $10, $20, or whatever you can afford to help us cover the costs and keep this cherished tradition going.

Sincerely,

The Carol of Lights Event Committee
Non Profit EIN: 45-2418433 (Campbell Parks and Recreation Foundation)
Contact Kelly Crowley
email: [email protected]

Download a copy of the Sponsorship Packet

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The snow play area, pony rides, bounce houses, petting zoo, and other fun diversions that gets assembled in Downtown Campbell during the Carol of Lights Celebration every December to kick off the Holiday Season is entirely funded by the local community. We need your help to keep our annual tradition going strong.

The Carol of Lights does not receive any public funding and relies on private donations for its operations. It's funded exclusively through sponsorships, donations, and fundraising events. If you wish to contribute to keep the Carol of Lights going, you may make an online donation or a donation in person at the event to the Campbell Parks and Recreation Foundation, a 501c3. The money contributed will be held specifically toward funding current and future Carol of Lights organized by the Campbell Parks and Recreation Foundation.

Please contribute $5, $10, or whatever you're comfortable with to help us make this cherished display of community spirit a continuing possibility.

Donate Online to the Carol of Lights

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A number of people have asked us recently about what happened to Kaleido Lamps. They were there there at the beginning of summer and by the end of July, the lights had gone out.

It happened so quickly that I didn't realize that Kaleido Lamps had left so I reached out to the owner, Tan, to ask him what he's up to. I didn't hear from him for a while, but about a month later, he wrote back saying that he just got back from a long overdue vacation. Having contacted businesses that had just closed up to ask about their future plans, it plays out like this a lot. You just know that they're not likely to get back to you anytime soon because they're re-learning what it's like to get off work and not have work follow you home on a chain attached to your ankle.

When he finally wrote back he apologized for not getting in touch with everyone that he's been friends with in the past five years of running his happy go lucky lamp store. He only had a short period of time to get everything packed up and he got really tied up moving everything to a new location... and that's the good news for those of you who are at a loss for where you can get your hands on the unique twists that Tan put into puzzle lamps. He's still selling them, but he's only selling at events and through his website, kaleidolamps.com.

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The Campbell Police Foundation had its annual breakfast benefit this morning at the Home Church to raise funds for the foundation. Key members of the Downtown Campbell Business Association (DCBA) were there to support the foundation and to thank the Campbell PD for their role in making Downtown Campbell a safe and vibrant slice of the Silicon Valley community.

Also in attendance and pictured in the center was California State Assemblymember, Evan Low.

The Campbell Police Foundation is a non-profit entity that was established for the purpose of providing supplemental funding, training, and equipment for the law enforcement, crime prevention, and emergency response needs of the City of Campbell. The foundation is not part of the City of Campbell or the police department, but works with them to identify areas of need.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

West Stage

  • 10am-1pm: VitalSign Band
  • 2:00-5pm: Moondance

2nd St. Stage

  • 12:30-5:30pm: Zicke-Zacke Band

1st St. Stage

  • 10am: Magnolia Jazz Band
  • 2:00-5:30pm: CC Amato

East Stage

  • 12:30-5:30pm: Polkageist
  • 3:00pm: Stein holding contest

Sunday, October 22, 2017

West Stage

  • 10am-12:30pm: South City Blues
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm: Lou Evans Band

2nd St. Stage

  • 11:30am-4:30pm: Zicke-Zacke Band

1st. St. Stage

  • 10am-12:30pm: Hootenanny
  • 1:30-4:30pm: Michelle Chappel & Jack Van Breen

East Stage

  • 11:30am-4:30pm: Polkageist West
  • 3pm: Stein holding constest

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CampbellCon 2017 is coming soon on October 21st, but tickets are only going to be on sale until October 7th! If you're planning on attending this annual "micro con" you have until Saturday to get your tickets. It's a terrific sampling of what the big cons offer, but without the high ticket prices, parking problems, and other headaches associated with mega events. They have the same kind of special guests, cosplayers, and vendors that you'd find at a full scale Comic Con. Adult tickets are only $11 and a family pack can be purchased for just $35.

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