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City Of Santa Clara Suing San Francisco Over Super Bowl 50

(Photo: Adobo Chronicles)
(Photo: Adobo Chronicles)

SANTA CLARA, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The countdown has begun for Super Bowl 50 which will be held at the Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, February 7.

Preparations are at fever-pitch — in San Francisco!

No, that wasn’t a typo.

Yes, the Levi’s Stadium is located in the City of Santa Clara, but The City by the Bay is hugging all the spotlight for this monumental sports event.

San Francisco is holding its own Super Bowl.  In fact, it has transformed a wide patch of the city into what it calls “Super Bowl City.” There will be concerts, game viewing, street parties, vendor extravaganza, and what have you.

This has prompted the City of Santa Clara to file a law suit in district court seeking damages to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars for lost revenue and media attention.

Santa Clara City Manager Julio Fuentes told The Adobo Chronicles that San Francisco was malicious in stealing the limelight from Santa Clara and that it has robbed the city government as well as local businesses of potential revenue expected from the influx of football fans.

“I’ve encountered many people who thought that the 50th edition of the game was being held in San Francisco,” Fuentes said, adding that “it is only fair that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and his cohorts be made to pay for their misdeed. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the City of Santa Clara, and San Francisco robbed us of the glory.”

 

 

GAY BARS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Hayward, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – In this city just 26 miles east of San Francisco, there were eight gay bars in the 1980’s.  Now, Hayward’s last gay club standing, the Turf Club, has converted into an outdoor live music venue and neighborhood gathering space.

“We’ve gotten rid of the labels. It’s no longer a gay bar; it’s a community bar with live music,” owner Larry Gray said last week. He added, “There’s no longer a need for gay bars, which were safe places to meet, get information and raise money for political causes.”

Renegades, one of three remaining San Jose gay bars
Renegades, one of three remaining San Jose gay bars

Twenty seven miles south of Hayward, another city — San Jose — is experiencing a similar phenomenon.  San Jose didn’t have as many gay bars to begin with, but two of its gay clubs shut their doors permanently in the last couple of years — Brix Nightclub and Tinker’s Damn. Only three San Jose gay bars remain open: Splash, Renegades and Mac’s.

Last week, The Adobo Chronicles  reported that a new government study shows that the U.S. gay population is shrinking.  Could it be that gay bars are also becoming a diminishing breed?

“As more gay men and women get married, they tend to stay away from public gay places like bars,” said  Paul White, a volunteer with Equality California. California is among the 19 states where same-sex marriage is now legal.