A Talk by Author Jennifer Roberts
Bob Balmanno relates life as it was in the 1950s as a boy growing up on Vine Street, then on the edge of the edge of Sunnyvale, a City with 9,000 people and growing fast. “There wasn’t a single commercial or residential area except for a couple of old houses and the Donut Wheel in Cupertino” on the seven mile stretch of road between Sunnyvale and Saratoga.” This story was made possible through a Library Services & Technology grant from the California State Library. The goal of the Sunnyvale Voices project was to record and provide access to the early history of Sunnyvale as told by Sunnyvale residents. A compilation video of all stories recorded for this project, titled “Sunnyvale Voices: From Settlers to Silicon,” is available for checkout in the Library collection.