You can’t blame the City of San José for suffering from something of an inferiority complex.
Sure, the town has a great NHL franchise, a cool tech museum, an airport that’s easily navigable, and host of New Economy businesses (Cisco, eBay, etc.) in its backyard. Still, most Californians don’t know it’s the most populous city in the Bay Area, much less the third largest in all of California (behind Los Angeles and San Diego). And it gets hardly as much notice (good and bad) as its neighbor to north, San Francisco.