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Santa Clara County is the core of Silicon Valley. Its largest city is San Jose, where you’ll find Adobe, Cisco, EBay, Samsung, Sony and Zoom. Palo Alto, the birthplace of the technology revolution, is home to H-P, Tesla, VMWare, and Stanford is where Facebook took root. Netflix operates from Los Gatos. Cupertino is the headquarters of Apple. Intel resides in Santa Clara. And Mountain View is the base of Google and LinkedIn.

Since 1985, Metro Silicon Valley, the region’s leading weekly, has chronicled the amazing story of Silicon Valley. Not surprisingly, the paper’s readers are as accomplished as the companies they work for. More than 113,000 have a college degree and 119,000 earn in excess of $100,000 per year. More than 233,000 of those readers are in the prime years of life between the ages of 21 and 54.

Metro readers are active consumers of cuisine and culture. Some 101,000 of those readers dined out in a restaurant four or more times in just the last two weeks, nearly 100,000 drank wine three or more times, and more than 52,000 drank beer six or more times. As for culture, more than 127,000 readers attended a bar or nightclub in the past four weeks, and almost 136,000 attended a rock or pop concert. Some 63,000 attended the symphony, opera or theater in the past year. Not surprisingly, 48 percent of our readers turn to the music section each week and 42 the arts section. And that’s why Metro has been a founder or media partner of dozens of Silicon Valley’s top events, including Music in the Park, Silicon Valley Restaurant Week, Cinequest, the San Jose Grand Prix and Silicon Valley Beer Week, just to name a few.