Santa Clara also houses California's Great America - a constant nuisance for surrounding neighborhoods, as they crank the speakers up higher every year. What little name the city has is usually followed up with some ridiculous announcement of how many more pot clubs have sprung up or how many people have died from house fires. This often hides the more refined parts of Santa Clara, which often includes small, one or two-day competitions for musicians and artists who get featured in either the Triton Museum of Art (artists) or in some other city (commonly schoolkids who have taken up Orchestra or Band.) Which sucks, since it robs reputation away from the best place in the Bay.
Person 2: You idiot, they were an Ensemble from Santa Clara.
Person 1: Dude, I didn't know Santa Clara had such great Artists!
Person 2: Yeah, nobody knows because the bigger cities like to take them away to their art schools.