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“A Hospitality Networking Organization"


SVCA members (below) knowing how to stand-out in a crowd, learning the art of networking! Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization, founded in 1975, that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

H We believe that “A Hospitality Networking Organization” is beneficial to all of us. The art of creating and maintaining positive relationships is a factor in the success of the SVCA and our hospitality partners.

We thank you in advance for your consideration in supporting the Silicon Valley Concierge Association and look forward to seeing you at the a

The dogs are provided free of charge to those who need them. Our local South Bay Chapter consists of service dog teams, puppy raisers, breeder caretakers and other volunteers. We are very grateful that we have been welcomed into the Silicon Valley Concierge Association so that we can share our special dogs and their amazing mission with the hospitality industry. We have talked with many of you about how to become involved in our organization or about fake service dogs in your businesses. Some special connections we've made have led to increased exposure for Canine Companions, possible fundraising events, and last year one significant connection with the Silicon Valley Business Journal led to a $20,000 sponsorship! Thank you so much for including our non-traditional to be a part of the SVCA and we look forward to making more connections with many more members! Shari Rodenberger -Vice President Canine Companions for Independence /South Bay Chapter -

Famed One-Act American Opera "The Face On The Barroom Floor" by San Jose resident Henry Mollicone San Jose, August 24-26 Who: San Jose Chamber Orchestra and Guggenheim Entertainment What: The Face on the Barroom Floor When: August 24 -26 Where: 3Below Theaters & Lounge, 288 So. Second St, SJ


Why: In celebration of Henry Mollicone (a long-time San Jose resident) and the 40th Anniversary of his opera, The Face on the Barroom Floor, audiences will enjoy a live performance of the opera followed by clips from “The Face on the Barroom Floor: The Poem, the Place, the Opera”, a film directed by Rhode Island-based filmmaker Lawrence Kraman, written by David Patrick Stearns, and edited by an impressive young filmmaker, Dillon Poole, The Face on the Barroom Floor will take viewers on a historical, musical, and poetic journey. Other songs which Mr. Mollicone has written throughout his illustrious career will be performed during the celebration. Tickets: $40 - $50 Online at or 408.404.7711 Performances: Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25 at 7:30pm. Sunday, August 26 at 2pm


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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 08/10/2018 - 08/19/2018 By popular demand, the critically-acclaimed documentary of Fred Rogers


Campbell’s HERITAGE THEATRE Announces 15th Anniversary Season


Campbell’s historic Heritage Theatre’s 2018-2019, 15th Anniversary season opens Saturday, October 20, with a musical and visual journey into the world of Michael Jackson. I AM KING – The Michael Jackson Experience is as close as you’ll get to see the King of Pop in concert. The creators of I AM KING have put together an incredible cast of tribute artists, talented musicians, and Broadway and Las Vegas dancers to bring audiences an explosion of unmatched energetic entertainment.

Tables and sponsorship information can also be found HERE or by calling (408) 318-0038. VALLEY ACCESS ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE/4


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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office: 650-903-6000 | Contact: Shonda Ranson 650-903-6551 | SEPTEMBER EVENTS

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Native Gardens

August 22 - September 16 Previews: August 22 - 24 at 8 pm Opening Night: Saturday, August 25 at 8pm August 26 - September 16: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm Saturdays at 2 and 8 pm Sundays at 2 and 7 pm

Cirque du Soleil Brings VOLTA, Its Newest Big Top Production, To The San Francisco Bay Area! In this cutting-edge suburban comedy from America’s hottest new playwright, gardens and cultures clash, turning wellintentioned neighbors into ecological adversaries. When an upand-coming Latino couple purchases a home beside the prizewinning garden of a prominent Washington family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral into an uproarious clash of cultures, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege.

Peninsula Youth Theatre

Au Cabaret 2018

Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 pm Peninsula Youth Theatre invites you to join us for a spectacular gala event in support of the arts. The performing arts foster crucial skills that are needed for success in Silicon Valley and beyond. Enjoy fine wine and desserts as you bid in our silent auction, and are entertained by many of PYT's talented young performers. Support PYT and have a great time! is appropriate for ages 5 and up. Susannah Greenwood Marketing Outreach Coordinator Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 650-903-6558 Partner with MVCPA! Follow us on Facebook

November 15, 2018 — January 6, 2019 at AT&T Park in San Francisco February 13, 2019 — March 10, 2019 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose Cirque du Soleil returns to the San Francisco Bay Area with VOLTA, a captivating voyage of discovery! Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA explores the themes of celebrating differences and unique qualities in a world where technology often isolates people from one another rather than freeing them. Written and directed by Bastien Alexandre, with Jean Guibert as the director of creation, VOLTA weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score, composed by Anthony Gonzalez from the international electronic group M83. VOLTA will perform under the Big Top at AT&T Park in San Francisco November 15, 2018—January 6, 2019 and at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose February 13— March 10, 2019.


SUMMER GATHERING OF MOUNTAIN MEN August 18 & 19 Relive history by traveling back to the era of Isaac Graham, the mountain man who settled in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the 1830s. Visit Roaring Camp’s summer gathering of wild and wooly mountain men, August 18 and 19. Wander through wilderness encampments as the colorful and hardy lifestyle of early hunters and trappers is recreated. Watch frontiersmen perfect their survival skills. Chow down to a Chuck Wagon Barbecue lunch from noon to 3 p.m. Steam trains depart Roaring Camp for Bear Mountain at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2:00, and 3:30 p.m. Beach trains leave for Santa Cruz at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. and 12:15 p.m. from Santa Cruz to Roaring Camp. Ticket prices are $29 adults and $23 children (212 years) for steam trains, and $31 adults and $26 children for beach trains. Parking is $10. Roaring Camp is in Felton, six miles north of Santa Cruz. Exit State Route 17 at Mt. Hermon Road. Drive 4 miles to Felton. At Felton, turn left on Graham Hill Road, then drive 1/2 mile to the entrance (80 miles southwest of San Francisco, 30 miles south of San Jose). For more information, call (831) 335-4484 or visit

SANTA CRUZ STARLIGHT EVENING DINNER AND TRAIN September 1 See the beauty of the forest from Pullman-like coaches and open-air excursion cars of the Santa Cruz, Big Trees and Pacific Railway during Roaring Camp’s “Starlight Evening Dinner and Train,” on September 1. The train departs from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at 5:30 pm and travels along the picturesque San Lorenzo River Gorge and forested Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park to Roaring Camp. Upon arrival, a hearty dinner of chicken and steak is served with Western-style beans, tossed green salad, sourdough roll, corn-on-the-cob and hot apple pie awaits you. After dinner, relax and dance to musical entertainment. On the return trip to Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific Railway brings the forest to life with dazzling color and light. The evening event is four hours in length, returning to the Boardwalk at 9:30 pm. Advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are $56 adults, $41 children. For reservations or information, call 831-335-4484; or visit to make online reservations.

MOONLIGHT TRAIN DINNER PARTY July 21, August 25, September 15 & October 6 Felton, Calif. – Treat the family to an evening of fun and relaxation at Roaring Camp’s Moonlight Train Dinner Party. Start with a delicious barbeque dinner in the moonlight followed by a leisurely train ride aboard vintage railway cars. The steam train stops atop Bear Mountain to a glowing campfire and hot cider. Upon returning to Roaring Camp, a live band and dancing await you. The Moonlight Train Dinner Party is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, August 25, September 15 and October 6...

The boardwalk at Santa Cruz is a 75-minute drive from San Francisco, 45 minutes from the Monterey/Carmel area, and 30 minutes from the San Jose area. Take Highway 17 or scenic Highway 1 to Santa Cruz and follow the street signs to Santa Cruz Beach.





Tigelleria (tee-gel-leh-ria) Ristorante A dear friend hosted us for dinner at Tigelleria Ristorante in Campbell. This is a small, organic restaurant, focusing on northern Italian food. If you read their story on the web site, you’ll note that they pride themselves on adding new slant on Venetian family recipes. All ingredients are organic and either locally sourced or imported direct from Italy. This restaurant is a little off the beaten path in Campbell, but close enough to downtown that you can easily walk to and from the busy section. There is a small parking lot in the back and we were lucky enough to find an open spot. There is parking close by though, so parking really isn’t an issue.

Celebrate the Business of Pride! Catering companies... nightclubs... construction companies... real estate agents... Members from last year's Top 25 LGBTQ owned businesses represented these business sectors and more. Who will be represented this year? Join the Silicon Valley Business Journal on August 21 and celebrate Gay Pride and those companies that are part of the movers and shakers of Silicon Valley. Live it up in style from the view of the Silicon Valley Capital Club at the official kick-off party for Silicon Valley Pride. Tuesday, August 21 5:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Silicon Valley Capital Club 50 W San Fernando St. San Jose, CA 95113

It’s a very comfortable interior, with movies being shown on the wall behind the small bar. You can be seated in one of two rooms and they can accommodate a party, if requested. They have an extensive Wine list, however, the wines are housed in the shelving in the dining room and I was concerned that they are exposed to sunlight; however, one of the guests said the chosen wine was delicious and so maybe I’m being over cautious. We started our meal with small aperitif (non-alcoholic) compliments of the restaurant. An aperitif is a refreshing drink that is served prior to the meal to stimulate your appetite. Ours was lemon-lime with a bit of grapefruit flavor and was quite delicious. The wait staff was attentive and very helpful. For dinner, the cost of your Antipasti will be between 12 and 20 dollars per person. One of our party had the Octopus Carpaccio at 16.00. It consisted of boiled octopus with herbs, hard potatoes, green beans, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. It’s a Gluten Free option and I’m told it was very good. The cost of your Primi is going to be between 25 and 35 dollars per person. I had the Cannelloni di Ricotta and Pomodoro at 26.00. It’s house made spinach Cannelloni, stuffed and baked with ricotta, parmigiana, reggiano, spinach and porcini mushrooms in a black truffle oil and covered in a tomato sauce with a topping of cream. It was delicious and vegetarian. They have vegetarian, vegan and Gluten free menu options, so you can bring your friends with these types of dietary restrictions without worrying. The cost of your Secondi is going to be between 30 and 40 dollars per person. One of the guests had the Tonno Grigliato, grilled ahi tuna fillet served with red wine reduction, grilled zucchini and traditional caponatina stew and enjoyed it very much. I am looking forward to going back to this restaurant when my appetite is much larger. I want to investigate the Charcuterie selections

which look delicious.






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VALLEY ACCESS ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE - CONTRIBUTORS EDITOR/PUBLISHER Executive Board Members Mori Mandis, President Christopher Citti, V.P. Communication/Events Chair Robbie Schlosser, Director of Administration Marianna Khienkina, Director of Finance Michael Mulhern, Director of Sponsorship

Members of the Board Karen Hennessy, Registration Chair

Mori Mandis

CONTRIBUTORS TO VALLEY ACCESS E-MAGAZINE Stacee Novelli, Santana Row Concierge Mountain View Center of Performing Arts Marilyn Watts Rick Jensen Ed Sengstack Lee Kopp SVCA Web-site

Robert Robledo, Liaison SV Business Journal Nathan Emmett, Attractions Chair


Lillian Scoyen, Educational/Seminar Chair Victor Solanoy, Technology Chair Susannah Greenwood, Website-Marketing Chair Carla Bohnett -Website Committee Phillip Jaw - Photographer,

SVCA Membership SVCA Student $25.00 SVCA Member $50.00 Business Sponsorship $150.00 Platinum $500.00 Diamond $1,000.00 Info & Membership: SVCA - Membership P.O. Box 2545 Saratoga, CA 95070-0545

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Michael Mulhern (membership@siliconvall Membership includes One complementary beverage and raffle coupon for each member and one guest upon check-in at applicable events.