The Bay Area Review August 11, 2018

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South Valley Review

VOL. 2, NO. 13

August 11, 2018

Better at knowing what matters to you

Tzu Chi Foundation Wildfire Aid

Page # 4 Local Events

Page # 10 Worship Directory

Tzu Chi will be hosting a wildfire relief distribution on the weekends of August 11th and 12th and the 18th and 19th, from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM located at 2685 Hilltop Dr., Redding CA 96002. Our volunteers will lovingly be providing cash cards, blankets, and emotional support to individuals and families impacted by this disaster. The Tzu Chi Foundation is launching an online registration system to provide emergency financial aid

to those impacted by the Carr Fire. We urge all survivors to apply for wildfire relief by registering here.

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Page # 15 Legislature Passes Bill to Preserve Health Care for Wildfire Victims

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Campbell’s historic Heritage Theatre’s 20182019, 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 seeing 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. Following 20 years of sell-out performances across the globe, Australia’s premier classical-crossover group THE TEN TENORS perform on Friday, November 16. Celebrated for their colorful repertoire and breathtaking arrangements, the group respectfully tips their hats not only to the great classical performers, but to contemporary music’s most popular artists. From Queen, Bowie, Lennon, and Whitehouse, the evening is guaranteed to surprise and delight. 2019 kicks off on Saturday, January 26, with a swingin’ concert event by the CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES. Over a 25-plus year period, the Daddies have made it their mission to

veer from genre to genre across the musical map, tempered and informed by an adherence to an older tradition grounded in Tin Pan Alley, Swing music, and the great American songbook. Powered by a prominent horn section, the evening features a musical journey through the band’s lengthy discography, from 1990’s Preciously Stoned to 1997’s Zoot Suit Riot to CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES perform at Campbell’s Heritage 2014’s Please Return The Theatre on Friday, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 8:00pm. Evening, a salute to the killer ballads. The album the hypnotically melodic music of the Rat Pack. from which these singles “Burnin’ for You” from Country crooner came spent a year on the 1981’s Fire of Unknown JOE NICHOLS takes US Charts selling double Origin, BLUE OYSTER center stage on Thursday, CULT rocks the HT stage platinum. More hits February 14. Beginning were to follow with the on Friday, March 15. with his 2002 Man With a now classic “Get Outta For over four decades, Memory album, Nichols My Dreams; Get Into BOC has been thrilling harnessed a passion as My Car,” another No. fans of intelligent hard a steady hit maker. He 1 hit, “When the Going rock worldwide with racked up six Number gets Tough,” “Love on powerful albums loaded Ones and eight Top 10s, Delivery,” “Stop Me,” with classic songs and including chart-topping and “Red Light Spells occupies a unique place modern classics like Danger.” in rock history as one “Brokenheartsville” and of very few hard rock/ Season Tickets (5 or “Tequila Makes Her heavy metal bands to earn more shows) are available Clothes Fall Off.” He’s both genuine mainstream now through the Heritage a four-time Grammy critical acclaim, as well as Theatre Box Office (phone nominee, an ACM, commercial success. 408-866-2700 or walk-up Billboard, CMA, and The 15th Anniversary only). Individual Show CMT Award winner, and season wraps up on Tickets range from $49 his last album offering, Wednesday, April 3, to $70, and go on sale Crickets, kept the success featuring an evening with September 19, through the going, sending both the legendary BILLY Box Office, or online at “Yeah” and “Sunny and OCEAN, an artist who 75” to Platinum-certified has sold over 30 million All performances are Number One status. records in his lifetime. at 8:00pm in Campbell’s With a canon of hits The number one single historic Heritage Theatre that includes the truly “Caribbean Queen” won located at the Campbell haunting “(Don’t Fear) Billy a Grammy for Community Center at: The Reaper” from 1976’s best R&B Vocal. It was 1 W. Campbell Avenue, Agents of Fortune, the followed by “Loverboy,” Campbell, California, pummeling “Godzilla” and “Suddenly,” which 95008. from 1977’s Spectres, and became the first of Billy’s


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World Impacts Tzu Chi Foundation Wildfire Aid Con’t While the wildfire rages through Redding, California, our Tzu Chi volunteers will continue their efforts on providing disaster relief to those affected. We ask for everyone’s support by sharing this information

with those who may need it. About Tzu Chi Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is a humanitarian non-profit NGO whose footprint of aid at the forefront of poverty reduction and

disaster relief has reached over 95 countries since 1966. In 2017, Tzu Chi USA distributed over $9 million in aid, benefiting those impacted by 68 disasters in the USA. To learn more, visit: www.

HOW TO HELP Send a donation, or sign up as a volunteer. • Fundraising Hotline: 1-888-9TzuChi (888-989-8244) • Online donations: WildfireRelief • Mobile donations: Text TZUCHI to 91999 For more relief information, please call 408457-6969 / 415-682-0566 / 510-879-0971.


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her future, no one ever imagined that her life would look like it does right now. On April 14th, Destinee was taken to the ER because she wasn’t feeling right and was having a constant pain in her abdominal area. After many tests and a CT scan, it was discovered that Destinee’s pain was a Stage 3, malignant cancerous tumor growing in one of her ovaries. Destinee’s and her family’s world was turned upside down in a moment’s notice. The size of the tumor (11 x 19

cm) forced the family to follow Doctor’s orders to have the tumor removed immediately. Destinee underwent surgery to have the tumor removed the very next day on April 15th. At the time, the Doctors were confident that they had removed the cancerous tumor but after the pathology reports came back, certain markers showed that there were traces of cancer cells by Destinee’s belly button area. It is believed that when the tumor was removed, some of the fluid leaked and affected that area. Because of this, Destinee is undergoing chemotherapy treatments to kill the cancer cells. Her first treatment was on April 27th. The brutal chemo treatments are taking a toll on her body. She has lost quite a bit of weight, her hair has fallen out and she gets nauseous. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, Destinee

has a positive attitude and a smile on her sweet face. As you can imagine, the family was devastated by this news. Destinee’s mother, Miriam, will not be going back to work until Destinee is finished with her chemo treatments and gets a clean bill of health. This will obviously put a huge financial strain on the family as Miriam will be staying at home without any income and she does not qualify for Family Leave since she hasn’t been at her place of employment for more than one year. Being new homeowners with a pending increase of HOA fees and having only 80% insurance coverage, the medical co-pays will be high and the fear of losing their home is imminent. The last thing Destinee’s family needs during this difficult time is

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Worship Directory First Congregational Church of San Jose United Church of Christ 1980 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA 95125 (At the corner of Hamilton and Leigh) (408) 377-7121

We are a progressive, Open and Affirming, welcoming congregation of faithful people who seek to wrestle with scripture, and live out our faith, in the real world. We are far from perfect, but we try to offer as wide a welcome as possible, and invite you to join us on the community path, wherever it takes us. We offer lively, multi-generational worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM (nursery care provided). We have regular educational programs for all ages, children through adults, and a variety of groups and offerings for spiritual development and service. Come check us out and find a community for the journey.

Santa Teresa Hills Presbyterian Church 5370 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95123 (2 blocks north of Blossom Hill Rd on Snell) (408) 629-5906 Email:

We are a friendly, progressive, multicultural church striving to understand and apply the teachings of Jesus Christ. All are welcome!! Come visit us and participate in opportunities for spiritual growth, fellowship, and community outreach. We can pursue our faith journeys together! Sunday services are at 10:00AM with children’s Sunday school and nursery care available on site. Handicapped and hearing impaired services available. Visit our website for sample sermons, photos and a lot more information We look forward to meeting you!!

Hillside Church San Jose 545 Hillsdale Avenue San Jose, CA 95136 (408) 269-4782

At Hillside Church, we take God and His Word seriously. We are a growing congregation of friendly people who are taking the hope of the Gospel to a world that desperately needs it. Join us in our mission to change this world one soul at a time. Our Sunday services are at 9:00 AM (acoustic/quiet) and 10:45 AM (more high energy). Make a difference in the live of people in our community. Help us as we point others to Jesus Christ, teaching them to live for Him. Visit our website, listen online, or join us this Sunday!

Sunrise Valley Baptist Church

5860 Blossom Avenue (at Blossom & Calero) San Jose, CA 95123 (408) 225 - 0200 “Rejoice in the Lord always! And again I say rejoice!” Come join us in a traditional worship service that is steeped in the old hymns of our faith and rooted in expository Bible preaching. A friendly congregation will encourage your heart. Our Wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ, offers peace, love & joy. On Sunday we have Sunday School at 9:30 am; Sunday Morning Worship at 10:45 am; and Sunday Evening Worship at 6:00 pm. On Wednesday Evening we have Awana at 7:00 pm (Children’s Bible Clubs K-6; Sept May) and Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm.

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Legislature Passes Bill to Preserve Health Care for Wildfire Victims The Legislature has unanimously approved Assembly Bill 2941, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), to ensure that victims of wildfires and other natural disasters have continued access to health care. “The passage of this bill could not be timelier as wildfires rage throughout our state. Every Californian deserves the assurance that their health care needs will be met during a state of emergency,� said Berman. Under the bill, health plans and health insurers

would be required to provide access to medically necessary health care services to patients who have been displaced by a Governor-declared state of emergency. If signed into the law, health plans and health insurers could authorize care to be provided by an out-ofnetwork provider, extend filing deadlines for claims, suspend prescription refill limitations and allow prescriptions to

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