I used to live in Fremont way back in ‘77 close to the “Hub”, is it still there? Also there was a drag strip on one side of the Nimitz(SIC?), from the auto factory that had awesome glider rides. It’s probably gone now too.
Sorry about Pete Stark, I’ve heard of that moonbat.
Funny about my neck of the woods, we live close to Bremerton, is we are getting “bluer” with each election. Weird too, because we are a military county. Our biggest employer is the Navy, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Sub Base Bangor. Perhaps that is partially the reason, the military retiree’s we are seeing REALLY like their bennies and want more.
Well - the hub is still there - that is where the B&N store was. The dragstrip is long gone. We have light industrial over on that side of the freeway now. I took one of those glider rides back in the mid 80’s. It was a kick!
The FINALLY resurfaced the Nimitz - and it is called “880” now. There is still part of it that is Highway 17, but that is only from the 280 interchange over to Santa Cruz.
There is a HUGE new development by Durham and “880” where we have several stores including Lowes & Target. That is becoming a popular shopping area.
One thing that is likely different from when you lived here is that Mission San Jose High has become one of the top 100 Public High Schools in the country! (Last year #36, this year #67?) The demographic change has caused that. The Mission area is 80% Indian/Asian - and they care how their kids do in school - so MSJHS has become cut-throat!
Otherwise - it is still a bedroom community to Silicon Valley.