Work Begins on New Bike Tunnel at Santa Clara Station: Cyclists and pedestrians will soon have a safer, more protected pathway to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station, thanks to a new tunnel that is slated for construction next month. On November 2, groundbreaking will begin on the project, which will extend an underground tunnel an additional 80 feet, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to avoid crossing train tracks. The project will also include a 250-foot open-air ramp that will connect Brokaw Road in Santa Clara to the tunnel structure, another access improvement for passengers using Caltrain, Altamont Corridor Express and Capital Corridor train services. The $14 million project is being managed by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.
Don’t Be a Deadbeat—Get to the San Jose Museum of Art: South Bay families can enjoy a free day of artistic endeavors by heading to the San Jose Museum of Art’s El Dia de los Muertos event on Saturday. To celebrate the traditional holiday (Day of the Dead in English), attendees can dress up like a calaca (skeleton performer), enjoy live theatrical performances, take part in cultural demonstrations and engage in art-making activities. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. at the museum, which is located in San Jose’s Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority offers several transportation options for attendees traveling to the museum site.
High Tail it to Howl-O-Ween: No need to feel ruff about yourself this Saturday—a surefire pick-me-up is awaiting at the Howl-O-Ween costume competition being held in San Francisco’s SoMa District. The event (subtitled “Day of the Living Fed”), will feature an array of mutts dressed up in cheeky Halloween costumes, a “Puppy Parade Strut” and a “Pow-Wow Mingle.” It will provide local pet owners a chance to get to know one another, while allowing their beloved canines an opportunity to show off their best outfits. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SoMa StrEat Food Park, an event site at 428 11th Street in San Francisco that hosts an assortment of community gatherings. Muni’s 9-San Bruno bus line provides direct service to the event grounds.