Well, we have some sad news. Rockie Arambula, the owner of the recently closed Moonfyre Metaphysical in Downtown Campbell has lost her fight with cancer.

In 2003 when she started Moonfyre, it was the start of the perpetual slog that we now know as the Great Recession. You couldn't pick a much worse time to start a business and those early years for Moonfyre were also deeply unstable times in Downtown Campbell too. Especially when you're a small business, location matters and Downtown Campbell in 2003 wasn't one that mattered very much.

It was pretty bleak in Downtown Campbell, but in difficult years our "culture of doing stuff" started taking shape, eventually transforming Downtown Campbell into one of the most admired small downtowns in the Bay Area. Rockie and the Moonfyre gang were there at the start. They were one of the founding members of the band and one the few original members still on stage when they closed after 16 years this January. They helped start the turnaround and endured to see it grow roots and blossom.

Some legacies are written by specific deeds. Those legacies run their course when there's nobody left who remembers your name. Other legacies have no shape. They're composed of thousands of little things too small to record, but too large to define as a whole. These are the legacies of being a part of something bigger than yourself and it will be the legacy of Rockie and Moonfyre. Long after nobody can recall the name of the shop that used to be at 401 E. Campbell Ave, the presence of Rockie and the many friends she's brought into the Downtown Campbell fold, will still be felt.

You will be missed, Rockie.

If you'd like to show some love to Rockie's family, there's a Meal Train page and a GoFundMe page to help the family cover final costs for Rockie.

Meal Train: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/ze9mod
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/medical-fund-and-financial-assistance-for-rockie...Read More

Last year Kwench made a change from serving smoothies made from all natural ingredients and fresh fruits to being a frozen desserts shop specializing in rolled ice cream. They changed their name to Kwench Kreamery and started a new life in frozen treats.

Well, they DID make a really awesome smoothie didn't they? Longtime Kwench customers kept going to Kwench Kreamery and asking Reena for the return of her amazing smoothies. She finally relented and so you can now get smoothies at Kwench Kreamery again.

Smoothies are back by popular demand... but you really do need to try the hand rolled ice cream if you haven't yet!

We currently have one short term vacancy available for our Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission is composed of seven members who advise the City Council regarding a full range of development-related issues, including amendments to the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

The selection process will take place during May/June 2019. Campbell resident at least 18 years of age are eligible to apply. Applications may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, or at the link below. Deadline for applications are Monday, May 20, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or call the City Clerk's Office at (408) 866‑2117.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2vjvuqY.

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According to Food & Travel website Big 7 Travel, you can find one of the top burgers in California right in Downtown Campbell. They set off on a statewide survey of the best burgers in the state and after a judging process that involved a panel of food experts and an assortment of other scoring methods, our very own Brown Chicken Brown Cow came away with the 4th ranked burger in all of California on their list.

Here's what they had to say:
Everything served at Brown Chicken Brown Cow is of the highest quality, from the grass fed beef and free range chicken to the cheeses and salads. Each menu item has been carefully crafted to satisfy even the toughest of food critics – you won’t be disappointed.

See all top 50 burgers at Big 7

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The results of the 2019 Metro Magazine's annual Best of Silicon Valley reader's poll have dropped and Downtown Campbell did very well in the results.