By Tianna Nguy, Communications Intern

South First Fridays, Art Walk in San Jose: San Jose’s SoFa district will be having South First Fridays, a free monthly art walk on and around First Street in San Jose, featuring around 20 galleries. Shops, bars, and other venues along First Street will be participating in South First Fridays. Every first Friday of the month, you’re invited to see a lineup of art and music that are scattered amongst the eclectic streets in downtown San Jose that are filled with art and culture. Take the Caltrain to the San Jose Diridon Station and hop on to VTA 68 for a ride through downtown to First Street.

SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2017: Summer Jazz Concert Series produced by SFJAZZ will showcase a variety of international and local jazz musicians performing every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. until August 24. From the sounds of swing to straight ahead jazz, you’ll be on your feet at The Plaza at Stanford Shopping Center, near Neiman Marcus. Bring low-sitting chairs, and join Palo Alto with the 31st Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series. You can take Caltrain to the Palo Alto Station and ride SamTrans 280 for a quick ride to the shopping center.

Caltrain Public Hearing on Proposed Fare and Parking Changes: The Caltrain Board of Directors will be taking public comments on proposed changes to fare and parking rates at their monthly Board meeting this Thursday, July 6, at the Caltrain Administrative Headquarters, 1250 San Carlos Avenue in San Carlos on the 2nd floor. Here are some of the proposed changes Caltrain is considering for this October:

  • Increasing the zone fare by 25 cents;
  • Basing Monthly Pass prices on 15 days a month rather than 13 per month;
  • Eliminating the discounted 8-ride Ticket; and
  • Increasing Monthly parking prices from $55 to $82.50

The proposal would also increase Go Pass fares for employers by 50 percent, and would create a pilot program to provide discounted fares for weekend and evening riders. You can learn more about the proposed changes visit


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