The Bay Area Review August 21, 2019

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South Valley Review

VOL. 3, NO. 12

August 21, 2019

Better at knowing what matters to you 30 Years of a Good Time

San Jose Jazz inspires and strengthens communities through its work year round to make high quality music education and live music accessible to neighborhoods all over San Jose. Summer Fest is one of the largest independent live music events in the country. SJ JAZZ strives to serve and represent our community through diversity of programming and curatorial voices. Founded in 1986, San

Jose Jazz is a public benefit organization celebrating jazz as a dynamic, evolving art form and is producer of the annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest and Winter Fest. SJZ works to enhance the lives of our young people , engages the community and makes Silicon Valley a more culturally vibrant place. (Text courtesy of SJZ)

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En Vogue Dazzles

Divine Dianne Reeves

O’Jays Rock the House

SVR Home Delivers Papers To These ZIP CODES 95118 95123 95124 95125 95032 95008 95126 95128 95037 95051 Y1Z

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Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass & Flute

When...Where We're adding to our 2018-19 season with more cabaret nights and a special theater event at the Coupa Cafe at Stanford's Golf Course!

SVR South Valley Review 2059 Camden Avenue Suite 219 San Jose, CA, 95124 (408) 898 - 7534


Sounds of Cape Verde: Lucibele

Sun, Sep 1, 6:30 pm Frost Amphitheater

Fri, Sep 27, 7:00 pm Bing Studio

Operations/Accounting: Dorothy Pugh

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Graphic Design Director: Amanda Faris

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Minority Owned Business President: Richard Pugh

The National

Publisher: Brigitte Jones Executive Editor: Sonya Ruffin

Photographer Andy Nguyen

Comedy Night

Sat, Sep 28, 7:30 pm Bing Concert Hall

Editor at Large: Pearl Baeni Editor, Public Affairs Liaison: Pamela Gustava Curry

SVR welcomes letters to the Editor Please limit content to 200 words or less. Submissions are subject to scrutiny for content and grammar but all effort will be made to retain intended meaning of such letters. Anonymous letters will not be printed. Articles so published reflect the views of the authors - not necessarily those of South Valley Review. All submissions become the property of B & R Media Group, Inc. and cannot be acknowledged.

Sundays with the St. Lawrence

with Special Guest James Austin Smith, obe

Sun, Sep 29, 2:30 pm Bing Concert Hall

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar Tue, Oct 1, 7:30 pm Memorial Church

Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) By Bryce Dessner

Thurs, Oct 3, 7:30 pm Memorial Auditorium


The DR Is In Transitioning Between Schools and Meeting New Expectation Special Assignment Perry D. Clark As this new school year begins, many students are dealing with changes; from Elementary to Junior High to High School; possibly leaving a familiar place they have spent many years. With these changes comes a number of new stimulus, challenges, expectations and most of all – the opportunity to form newb relationships. Any one of these or a combination of these factors can have a profound affect on your children. For some children, the environment will prove empowering. Yet, it is more likely for many this change can cause separation anxiety, self doubt and even grief. All of which can show up in different ways for your child. This might be exhibited in their “new” attitude, their (un) willingness to engage, a change in their interests and most clearly in their grades. With such a high level of expectations here in the Valley – the requirement to bring home the “right grades” in order to assure acceptance by the “right college” can lead parents and children into a state of perpetual frustration. So this idea of a drop in grades can send many

parents into their own feelings of anxiety or “must fix this”or the blame game - sets in to the scenario. While this is a human response to want to help your child that you perceive is struggling, it could be contrary to your child’s ability to figure things out for themselves, isn’t that what growing up is about? So here are a few things to keep in mind to help your children deal with these changes: 1. Patience … Patience … Patience: Your children are trying to understand and work their way through these changes on their own Children are perceptive and they can sense your anxieties, even if you don’t say something to them or admit it to yourself. So, you displaying a calm and capable manner can embolden your children to model their behavior after yours. You as the parents, have a wealth of knowledge and experience to benefit your children in these circumstances - more so than they, for you. You have been through this all before. 2.Awareness of New Relationships: Your children are facing an increased number of new people to deal with every day. Each of these come with an array of needs and expectations – which

is not always obvious to the child in order to set necessary boundaries. Examples of new and expanded relationships that go with a new school: • An expanded relationship to their education; new interests, learning new skills and study habits. • New peers: begin accepted, fitting in, and begin judged. Grieving the lose of old friendship that accepted them • New and more teachers to get to know; Elementary it’s 1 teacher, Junior High they have 3 – 7, High School they can have 7 Teachers Plus Coaches + Counselors • School Culture and Identity of Academics, Sports, Arts and/or Tech and how these match LMT #110594 your child’s interest,

talents and skill set 3. Don’t forget: They are still developing Depending upon the age of your child; the areas of physical, emotional, and intellectual progress are in constant flux, and changing in response to their ability to process the situation they are presented with. 4. Resources: No matter what – YOU are the best resource you can offer your children. Whether it’s being there to help with homework, driving them to practice,

Consoling the loss of a first love or they’re not making the team or club. See yourself as the constant and familiar for your children in this ever changing world that they are learning to navigate. As the most powerful of resources your children have access to – be available if and when they ask for help. And don’t hesitate to reach out to your community and ask for help - if and when you should ever need it.


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Fall Rebuilding Day is Saturday, October 19!

Preparations for our Fall Rebuilding Day on October 19th are well underway. We have 40 homeowners and nonprofits vetted and ready to be selected by a sponsor. Thank you to all of our sponsors who have signed up to help our neighbors in need! All House Captains and Sponsor Representatives are invited to our Rebuilding Day Kick-Off on Wednesday, August 22, 6 PM. The training begins with a hearty dinner! You have time to preview projects and indicate your top 3 choices for your team. We then conduct an hour-long training session for our House Captains. We are excited to see you all and ask that you RSVP here so we make sure we have enough food for everyone! RSVP TODAY! Go to: http:// rtsp__NP_PersonalSiteJobListing?Language=enus&nMonthsToShow=4


Sabor del Valle, A Taste of the Valley, was at the Mexican Heritage Plaza recently. Great selection of Latino Wine Makers poured the fruits of their labor to an appreciative crowd of supporters.



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30 Years of a Good Time . . . Here’s to 30 More!

Crowds at Main Stage

Marcus Shelby Orchestra feat. Tiffany Austin

Sonido Stage

Big Easy Stage

Salsa Stage

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Art by Athena Lorente • Photo by Lisa Bullwinkel

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Enjoy a night of food, drink, games, and auction items. All proceeds go directly to our programs to help local low-income homeowners in need. Auction items include a Vegas vacation, airline tickets, premium wine selections, Green Egg Smoker, pro sports game tickets, and more! Tickets: $75 donation, which includes food and beverages for the evening.

Friday, September 22

6:30-9:30 PM 1701 S 7th Street, Suite 10 San Jose, CA 95112 To Purchase tickets visit https://rebuildingtogethersv. org/support-us/paint-thetown/

Fun in the Sun Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR) July 18th Barbecue held at their offices in San Jose.

Kansen Chu, Assemby member for District 25 Mayor Sam Liccardo says, Let’s Eat!

Neil Collins, SCCAOR CEO

Party People

Pam Foley current SJ Council member and past SCCAOR President

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Snapshot Cultures through Lenses Andy Nguyen, San Jose State University student and all around GREAT Artist, held a recent exhibition in MLK Library’s Cultural Heritage Center. The idea for the Art Installation of various people of many cultures came from personal experience for Andy and many of his friends -- as immigrants figuring out life in a new environment. How does the experience of being

different - being perceived and thereby treated as such - color your world? Andy approached friends, teachers, community leaders and anyone he felt understood what he wanted to express in this latest Art exhibition. Each subject provided early photos of themselves or family; Andy then used a unique process to treat these to an oxidation that would give the photos a texture and patina.

He is a young man with a great eye for perspective, as most Artists do, but most importantly Andy has a great heart for his community and world at large. We are all the richer for his talent of turning his lense on what’s really beautiful -- the human condition we all share. For more intormation about Andy or to see more of his work, visit http:// intramuralaffairs.wixsite. com/andyphoto.

Victoria Thy McDowell receives a portrait by Andy

Congratulating the Artist

A Wall of Photos

Andy with Ash Kalra, one of the subjects

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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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District 2 News Dear District 2 neighbors, I am so proud to represent you! In light of recent violent events and divisive messages, seeing you all join together as a community makes such a difference! My team and I value our time joining you all at neighborhood meetings and events, but one of the biggest gatherings this summer was National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6. From driveway parties to local parks to the Hayes Mansion — National Night Out was energetic and thrilling! Thank you to the kids, adults, pets, and neighbors of all ages who brought our 20+ District 2 events alive. It was my pleasure to join you and our public safety agencies to promote stronger neighborhoods and fight against crime. Though we are just a piece of South San Jose, we are proving to the larger community -- and even the nation -- that we are united. We are strengthening relationships we already have while fostering new ones as we meet new faces. We come from different heritages, backgrounds, and life stages, but we know we can all find a safe and fun space when we activate it together. BBQs, ice cream, magicians, music, dance parties, chalk art contests, jumpy houses, face painting, crafts, resource tables, raffle prizes, basketball games, giant lawn games, and of course appearances from our local public safety agencies made this year’s National Night Out one to remember. Thank you, organizers, for leading by example. Thank you, everyone I had the honor of spending time with, for the welcoming hugs, laughs, and encouragement. My team and I look forward to seeing you and collaborating with you. Together, let’s continue making our slice of San José a wonderful place to live, work, and play. In community, Sergio Jimenez

Protecting low-income residents by prohibiting landlords from discriminating against renters with subsidies


City Resources

• Abandoned Vehicles (408) 535-3500 • Graffiti (866) 249-0543

• Illegal Dumping (408) 794-1900 On Tuesday, August 13, the City of San Jose passed an ordinance to address the ongoing problem of discrimination against tenants with rental assistance subsidies who apply for rental housing. The Housing Payment Equality Ordinance will enhance housing stability for tenants by providing increased access to housing options for lowincome residents who receive rental assistance subsidies by prohibiting landlords from: • Imposing different terms or conditions on tenants with rental subsidies compared to those without rental subsidies; • Advertising that housing vouchers are not

accepted; • Using a financial or income standard that is not based upon the portion of rent to be paid by the tenant; • Refusing to initiate renting to tenants with rental subsidies or terminating an existing tenancy because of rental subsidies. A landlord in violation of the ordinance may receive an initial warning or administrative citation, and repeat violators may be subject to civil action in Superior Court. The City will invest time and resources in educating landlords on housing subsidy programs and explore incentives to increase units available for low income voucher

holders. Although I am disappointed that this ordinance will not take effect immediately, I am pleased that it will make a positive impact beginning six months from now. This ordinance is one more tool to protect low-income tenants and keep families, seniors and vulnerable populations housed. As we all know, an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As a City, we need to do everything in our power to prevent homelessness -and this is a crucial step. For more information on this ordinance, please visit the City’s website at

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• Potholes (408) 794-1900

• Streetlight Outages (408) 794-1903

• General Requests https://sanjose.custhelp. com/app/ask_new?p_id=1

• Frequently Asked Questions: Speak with a live Customer Service Representative (408) 5353500

Additional Resources:

• Homeless Concerns (408) 975-1440 • Code Violations (408) 535-7770

• Parking Compliance (408) 534-2900 • Park Concerns (408) 793-5510

• Items blocking public right of way: Email • Large Item Pickup: Go To http://www.

• Development activity in District 2 and throughout the City: permits/ • Complete Directory of City Services: http://

District 2 News Upcoming Caltrain Business Plan Community Meeting A message from Caltrain: We recently announced our draft staff recommendation for the Caltrain Business Plan long range service vision. During a live YouTube Town Hall event, Caltrain staff highlighted the improvements in service, capacity and connectivity that the vision entails. The service vison aims to ensure that Caltrain can continue to provide the greatest value possible to its riders and the Bay Area well into the future. As we continue to receive feedback on the proposal, we will be conducting multiple public meetings and wanted to make you aware of them. If you could help spread to your networks, that would be very much appreciated. Below is a schedule of the public community meetings and HERE is a link to the other public meetings including station pop-ups and an onboard Q&A session. Date/Time: August 29, 6:00 p.m Location: Caltrain HQ - 2nd Floor Auditorium 1250 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070 Email: Phone: 650-508-6499

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Game, Set, Match

Woman’s Tennis Association and Puppies! The Bay Area’s Premier Tennis Tournament came to town July 29 - August 4. Play was held at the San Jose State University Tennis Center for only the second year in its 49 year history. The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, as its called these days, is the longest running womenonly professional tennis tournament in the world and is the first women’s stop of the US Open. Tournament Director, Vickie Gunnarson and her team put on a wonderful event that proved fun time for all; the players, spectators, coaches,

officials and that included the very special guests this year -- Mutual Rescue and our own HSSV partnered with the tennis tournament to find homes for adoptable dogs by getting them out of the shelters through their Doggy Day Out program. Carol Novello, the founder of Mutual Rescue is also the author of Mutual Rescue: “How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too” her recently published book that was inspired by her own personal experience. The years she spent in the animal-welfare industry,

relates stories of how companion pets can help relieve a wide range of troubles - and offers up the scientific research that proves her points. Mutual Rescue is a national initiative that highlights the connection between people and pets in order to support life-saving efforts in communities across the nation and our world. Mutual Rescue films have been viewed by people all over the globe more than 153 million times. To learn more and view the films, visit www.

Carol Novello and friends

Jesse Bethel Girls Tennis Team (left) Diana Vien Monica Leones Adrienne Meurer Cherie Luu Leyana Sunga Alina Pham Baylie Smith Brianna Todaro Mariella Dela Cruz

Halt! cuteness alert!

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