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.
Thanks for the update. I really liked living there. I used to be the logistics guy for The Comfort Zone Waterbed Company, LOL! Bet you haven’t seen one of those for many moons too!
With Pete Stark publicly showing his dementia, will there be any chance the old coot will get his pink slip this November? One can only hope.