Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, June 14-20, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

Weekdays at 2:45pm, 5pm, 7:20pm
Sat & Sun at 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5pm, 7:20pm

In this comedy/horror film directed by Jim Jarmusch, the peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 3:30pm, 5:30pm

When a one night stand gets interrupted by a robbery, two complete strangers are forced to navigate the seedy underbelly of a sleepy Welsh isle in order to get back their stolen property. Along the way, their opposite personalities and differing outlooks on life bring them to an outcome neither of them could have predicted. Watch the trailer.

Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Mon, Tues, Wed at 2pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Thurs at 2pm, 4pm

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other's stuff. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 3pm, 5:15pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 1pm, 3pm, 5:15pm, 7:15pm

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 7:30pm

In August 1969 - against a backdrop of a nation in conflict over sexual politics, civil rights, and the Vietnam War - half a million people converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York to hear the concert of a lifetime. What they experienced was a moment that would spark a cultural revolution, changing many of them and the country forever. With never-before-seen footage, this documentary tells the story of the political and social upheaval leading up to those three historic days, as well as the extraordinary events of the concert itself, when near disaster put the ideals of the...Read More

Downtown Campbell's newest restaurant is seeing the love from local media. EatUp Silicon Valley paid a visit to Water Tower Kitchen a couple of weeks ago with one of the founders to give you an up close look at the food and ambience being served up in a fully renovated building that was once a canning warehouse.

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Continuing with the Historic Preservation Board’s Celebration of featured Campbell Landmark homes is the Littleton-Martin House at 1690 Littleton Place (formerly listed as 1228 Harriet Avenue).

This stunning, two story farmhouse was built around 1905, on a sprawling 26 acre ranch. Mostly hidden from the street now, the house had a foundation of red brick with shiplap exterior siding. The front entry is reminiscent of a fine southern mansion, like something from the movie, “Gone with the Wind”. A large front door is framed by two narrow, divided light windows and a half round window overhead. With a balcony hovering over the open front porch area, the triangular shaped overhang is supported by six grand columns. This part of the home could be called a unique interpretation of Greek Revival Architecture. The Littletons, an English couple, built the house but occupied it for only a few years before returning to England. They left due to their displeasure over the noise from the railroad’s new Vasona Junction that was built in 1907, near Pollard Road and Winchester Blvd. As the crow flies, the junction was about ¾ of a mile from the house. This “wye” saw daily trains from San Jose bound for Palo Alto or Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. At the time, our valley was covered with vast orchards and huge oak trees, and the sounds from the trains could be heard for miles.

Harriet and A.J. Martin purchased the house, where she lived after his death. Harriet Avenue in Campbell is named after her. Mrs. Martin married Arthur Michael Roesch after A.J.’s death, and the house was again sold in 1938 or 1939.

Felix and Mary Bersano purchased it and moved their family from Oakland. The Bersano name may be known to many longtime residents, as Dick, Ed and Don. All are Campbell High School graduates and their children are all graduates of Los Gatos High School. The family also owned and operated the Italian restaurant Villa Felice in Los Gatos for many years.

The Bersanos raised their family and called this ranch ‘home’ until 1953, when they sold it and moved to Los Gatos. Sadly, the next owners were not kind to this historic property and let it deteriorate, before selling it once again.

The house would now have its fifth owners, and fortunately the new owners wanted to give the 100 year old house a restoration overhaul before selling it to its current owner, who has continued with major restoration efforts inside and out. The house survived both the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes, the orchards are gone, but a fully restored historic home, a carriage house and two of the giant oak trees still grace the property.

Note: Some information for this story came from Casey Jay | Bay Area News Group, September 26, 2011, entitled: Bersano family visits the restored Campbell farmhouse where they lived in the 1940s.

by Susan Blake Historic Preservation Board


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