Taking public transit to Levi’s Stadium is the way to go. Travel by Caltrain down the peninsula to the Mountain View Transit Center if you are coming from the north. Once there you can hop on one of the buses waiting or just ride the VTA Light Rail for about 30 minutes and you will be dropped off right outside. (Upon leaving the Stadium, just return to where you were dropped off). Waiting lines and destinations are clearly marked and the VTA light rail trains run every 15 minutes during game day, so the wait is minimal. Buses get there a little faster with fewer stops but do not leave until they are full.
At the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, you can see one of the Trick Shot Rifles that were used by Annie Oakley in the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. She was an expert marksman (woman) who could shoot off the end of a cigarette being held in her husband’s lips. She could hit the thin edge of a playing card from 30 paces and shoot targets at a great distance while looking into a mirror. She could also shoot holes into cards that were thrown into the air before they landed. When entertaining such royals as Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm II—she shot a cigarette out of the kaiser’s mouth.
Annie Oakley met Native-American leader Sitting Bull in the late 1800’s, and he was so impressed with her abilities that he bestowed upon her the additional name “Little Sure Shot.” Oakley joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in 1885. She toured with the show for more than a decade and a half, with Oakley receiving the spotlight and top billing.
Please don’t miss the chance to see the many firearms on display at the Winchester Mystery House Museum. All of the firearms on display in this case were donated from the estate of a long time Sunnyvale resident. Values and rarity abound. So the next time you visit the Winchester Mystery House, don’t pass up the chance to walk through this amazing collection and get a glimpse into the past.
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Maple Tree Inn is 2 miles from Apple Campus 2
The Maple Tree Inn in Sunnyvale, CA is also a popular business Hotel for Cupertino, Mountain View and Santa Clara. At the Maple Tree Inn, we’re always concerned with the community, our relationship to it, and the developments that are shaping it for the present and the future. Our success as a hotel is not only deeply rooted in our surroundings, but in our location in the greater South Bay, and Peninsula, as a whole. We don’t consider ourselves to be just a Sunnyvale Hotel; we are perfectly located for the surrounding areas, and we proudly serve our community. Truthfully, we’re really a Silicon Valley Hotel! We like to think we service the businesses and people that make our cities so successful. In fact, looking towards the future, we’d also love to be known as a Mountain View Inn, a Santa Clara Inn and a Cupertino Inn, especially considering the way Apple has helped shape the past, present, and future of our Valley. We’re not only extremely grateful for Apple being part of the Valley’s success, but for staying in Cupertino; when there were obviously less expensive places to do business! We’re thrilled that Apple has the same ethos that we do in regards to rooting themselves to the community, and acting as a steward whenever possible. We have been fascinated by the new Apple 2 Campus, and are excited to host many of the employees and guests that work at the current and eventually the new facility. We thought it might be fun to explore exactly what this new building is going to be about.
How relevant is creativity in today’s business world? Does being creative mean we should all pick up a paintbrush and give it the ol’ Picasso try? For Picasso this meant an exceptional achievement of universal and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, he became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.
So how can being creative in business bring that kind of success to our companies? No matter what kind of business, challenges arise which demand solutions. How we approach these situations can determine the direction or success of our business.
Coming up with new and creative ideas is not uncommon for successful companies; in the Silicon Valley there are companies that have found incredible success, as did Picasso in the art world. One component to their successes was to find new and creative ways to solve problems facing how they did business and what the consumer was demanding. Prime examples are Apple, Google, and Facebook, globally recognized for their innovation.
This morning I was called out to the lobby to meet one of our guests. It was a privilege to be reintroduced to Rick Tay, Director, Operations and Strategic Projects at Nanyang Technopreneurship Center of Nanyang Technological University. We have housed many of the students from the University over the years and it has always been a pleasure. The thing is, I really didn’t know about the university.
Rick handed me a beautiful grey felt envelope portfolio with two red buttons that acted as the fasteners and said, “I’d like you to know a bit more about what we do at the University”. Before I even opened up the portfolio, my interest was piqued. My thoughts went to how lovely the presentation was, and how I could use this once I took a look at what was inside. Imprinted on the reverse side of the envelope was a canceled stamp impression, posted from NTU. It made me think about the word technopreneurship, did they make that up to best describe what the University did?
Techno– short for technology
Preneur-brings to mind entrepreneur
Ship– reminds me of an apprenticeship
Sunnyvale Moose Lodge Says Thank You!
In recognition of our partnership with the Sunnyvale Moose Lodge 2049, the hotel was presented a Certificate of Appreciation for the discounted rates we offer to lodge members and our room night donations for the various fundraisers and events the lodge holds to help support the community.
In addition to Fraternal Lodges, the MOOSEHEART is a residential childcare facility, located on a 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago.
Looking for some fun and good food? Try the Sunnyvale Farmer’s Market just minutes away from the Maple Tree Inn!
Sunnyvale Farmer’s Market
Murphy and Washington Avenues
-Every Saturday 9am – 1pm (year round)
-Enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables and arts and crafts from local growers and artisans.
“Silicon Valley” – it’s easy to forget this area’s role as California’s first premium wine production region – the Santa Clara Valley. Native Americans named it “the Valley of the Heart’s Delight.” French and Italian immigrants who settled here during the Gold Rush era recognized the rich soils and Mediterranean climate as the perfect New World home for their European grape varietals.
Visit Santa Clara Valley Wines to learn more and view their calendar of upcoming events including:
They Thank Us, But We Really Thank Them!
Sunnyvale Community Services is an independent, nonprofit agency founded in 1970. We try to eliminate homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors citizens. Financial aid, food, and other support is provided to those in need.
Serving people of all ages, we rely on donations from businesses such as the Maple Tree Inn Hotel in Sunnyvale who recently donated hundreds of sheets for us to distribute. Please consider donating and your donation will go a long way toward helping a community member or family in need.
In 2013, the Maple Tree Inn in Sunnyvale, CA was lucky to host a contingent of 95 Marines from the San Diego area. (HMM-268) Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron, was reactivated on March 1, 1979 from a previous squadron that had been decommissioned. Providing cargo and passenger logistics and tireless combat assault support as well as casualty evacuation, HMM-268 has been recognized many times for exceeding requirements neccesary to support Multi-National Forces. The Red Dragons also pioneered and flew the first Low Light Level NVG carrier qualifications. And, on February 14, 1991, the squadron celebrated its five-year Class A mishap-free milestone and was awarded its third CNO Safety Award. We thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for your sacrifices and are honored to have been in your company.