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Volume 1 • Issue 5

December 13, 2019

125 Years of Strong Women

49ers Hope for the Holidays presented by United Airlines

San Jose Woman’s Club Celebrated it’s 125th Year Anniversary with a Tea at the Historic Downtown location on 11th Street. Since 1894, the San Jose Woman’s Club has been supporting and empowering women while enriching the fabric of one California’s most vibrant cities.

The 49ers transformed Levi’s® Stadium into Niners Land as players, their families and staff host 450 underserved boys and girls from around the Bay Area for the first-ever 49ers Hope for the Holidays presented by United

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Go to https://live.stanford.edu for more information, events, and to purchase Tickets. Kronos Quartet The 60’s, The Years that Changed America Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm Bing Concert Hall

Selma, Film with Live Score: Jason Moran & Marvin Sewell Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Memorial Auditorium

Jason Danieley Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm Jan 18 @ 9:00 pm Bing Studio

Laurie Anderson The Art of Falling Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm Bing Concert Hall

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December 13, 2019

Night of Music

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A Fundraiser Concert was held at Foothill Presbyterian Church showcasing Wolfgang Roethig. The evening was a program of “Variations” from early music to Classical and Romantic compositions to the Modern popular music and Jazz, itself. Those variations can be playful and easy or elaborate and sophisticated. Wolfgang Roethig started with a mix of variations on the organ with compositions by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert because he wanted to create an opportunity for the audience to experience a theme of “similarity” by such well-known composers. And then moved onto the piano with several selections and a finale by Grieg. The idea was to tell a story with music that

conveys personality, contrasting emotions and interesting tones in chronological order; starting in the 17th and moving through the 18th, 19th and 20th century music both melodic and lyrical. Wolfgang Roethig started playing piano at age 9 and organ at age 14. He participated regularly in recitals and concerts as a soloist and accompanist. He also played church organ regularly in his hometown near Heilbronn, Germany, for 10 years. When he moved to Paris, France for doctoral studies, he was twice finalist in the “Concours de Piano des Grandes Ecoles”. Wolfgang now lives in San Jose, CA, and balances family life and work in the high tech industry with his passion for music. He is organist at Foothill Presbyterian

Church, and he enjoys playing both classical music and jazz on the piano.

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Protecting Coyote Valley: Making History Together We made history last month as we celebrated the permanent protection of 937 at-risk acres of open space in Coyote Valley. For mountain lions,

bobcats, and other wildlife, protecting Coyote Valley is a “must” to ensure their ability to thrive for the long-term in our region. In protecting these acres, we preserved

the critical “heart” of wildlife connectivity between over a million acres of habitat in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range. But our work is not over yet. Coyote Valley still remains threatened. While 937 acres are now safe from developers, numerous other areas remain at risk, including pristine farmland, historic freshwater

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Coyote Valley. Through our work together, we stopped the “inevitable,” successfully defeating development proposal after development proposal, winning ballot measures - and making last month’s historic protection possible. This historic win shows us that together, we can protect Coyote Valley. But we need your continued support to keep this program going, and protect the rest of Coyote Valley and nature throughout the region. Please make a tax-deductible donation of $15 or more today.

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[Continued From Page 1] Put your passion to work! We invite all women and genders, whether experienced or just beginning your journey in life to join us. From cultivating leadership skills to technology

forums, animal welfare or simply brainstorming over lunch, experience how women connecting with women makes our community and each one of us, stronger. Annual membership is $90 for general, $60 for

seniors (65+) and students (an undergraduate to age 24). Membership is open to all. The San Jose Woman’s Club is a 501c3 non-profit corporation, Federal Tax identification number 94-0838510.

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December 13, 2019

City Team’s Hope Café: a New 5-Star “Soup Kitchen” Concept

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Chef Reynolds Stewart was top notch in his field and gave it up to serve people experiencing poverty, hunger and homelessness looking for hope

Chef Reynolds Stewart worked 26 years in hospitality the majority of that time at the Hyatt Hotels. 19 years ago, he was a working functioning addict overseeing a 7 million dollar budget when he decided to go to an outpatient recovery program funded by his company’s insurance. This was the catalyst for him deciding to walk away from the corporate life and go to CityTeam to help other men in their recovery and use his skills in a more meaningful way. “I know from personal experience that the hardest thing to do when you’ve lost hope is to ask for help and make that first step on the road to recovery,” says Chef Reynolds. “That’s why I knew when I became sober that I wanted to

give back and help others. Every day, I’m able to provide meals for people – and that simple act of kindness can help restore someone’s sense of dignity and self-worth, and make them feel like there is hope and people who care.” Now the void Chef Reynolds is filling is people’s hunger and their lives with hope. As CityTeam’s executive chef, Stewart oversees the dining programs which serve hot meals to hundreds of guests, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Last year, CityTeam San Jose served over 227,000 meals to individuals and families in need. Not forgetting his roots, they started a new concept in “soup kitchens” opening the CityTeam Hope Café

two Saturdays a month where guests are treated as if they were dining at a five-star restaurant. A corporation, church or nonprofit organization sponsors the dining experience for CityTeam’s homeless guests. A hostess greets the diner at the door, shows them to a table with linens, china and glassware handing them a menu to choose from a three course meal with the option of a beef, poultry or seafood entree, fresh healthy sides and a homemade dessert. The only thing that is missing, is a bill at the end of the meal.

About City Team: CityTeam is a nonprofit organization serving people experiencing poverty, hunger and homelessness in the

Bay Area since 1957. CityTeam has provided life-saving hot meals, fresh groceries, safe shelter, clothing, residential housing programs, learning & career skills, counseling and other essential care 365 days a year for men, women and children who are in desperate need of finding hope that leads to lasting change. For more information, visit www. cityteam.org. Your involvement can make a difference in the life of someone in need.

CityTeam San Jose is able to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities with the help of volunteers and donors like you. Every little bit helps. To Donate, Volunteer, or Host an event, visit https://www. cityteam.org/san-jose/getinvolved/. If you or someone you know needs help, call (408) 232-5600 or email sanjose@cityteam.org to get more information of City Team’s Resources.

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Advice

Before You Give, Make Sure the Charity is Legit, says BBB Accountability.” Here are tips to help you make sure your donation will be used wisely:

“Donors want to know that their money is being spent wisely,” said Steve McFarland, President & CEO of BBB of Los Angeles & Silicon Valley. “When you see a clickable BBB Accredited Charity seal on a charity’s website or other literature, this means that the charity complies with BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity

• If you’re unfamiliar with an organization, don’t hesitate to ask the charity for written information about its programs and finances. • Don’t be pressured to give on the spot. A charity that can use your money today will welcome it just as much tomorrow. • Beware of emotional appeals that tell you nothing about how your donation will be used. • Watch out for name similarities. Avoid

organizations with spellings that are similar to reputable organizations, but not exactly the same. • Before making online donations, make sure the charity’s website is secure and that it has a policy about the use of your name, email address or other personal information. Secure site addresses begin with https://. • When considering a cause-related marketing campaign, find out what portion of the purchase price

will benefit the charity, the duration of the campaign and the maximum or minimum total contribution. • Before donating used items, make sure they’re in good shape to reuse. Donating junk puts an undue burden on the charity and could do more harm than good. You may want to consider selling the item and donating the proceeds to a charity. BBB has Charity Reviews on more than 1,300 nationally soliciting charities and over 10,000 locally soliciting charities using its 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. When BBB evaluates a charity, it looks beyond finances and overhead, examining a charity’s

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District 10 News

Glazer/Levine Measure to Ban Smoking and Vaping at State Parks and Beaches Signed Into Law

Legislation by Senator Steve Glazer (D- Orinda) and Assemblymember Marc Levine (D- Marin County) to ban smoking

and vaping at California state parks and beaches has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

California’s diverse environment and ecosystems sets it apart from many other states. Park visitors come from around the world to enjoy California’s natural resources and protected land. Unfortunately, it is common to find cigarette butts discarded on beaches or around popular areas in state parks. In fact, cigarettes are the most common form of litter and are improperly disposed of 65 percent of the time.

Cigarettes contain thousands of chemicals, approximately fifty of which are known carcinogens. Not only do they leech these substances into the ground or water, but animals may confuse them with food, poisoning or choking them. “This bill will provide a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment for people, fish and wildlife,” said Senator Glazer. “Cigarettes are one of the biggest polluters on our beaches. It harms people through second hand smoke and kills fish which are affected by the tainted trash.” In addition to the public health and environmental damage caused by tobacco products, discarded cigarette butts accounted for 37.7 percent, or 6.9

million cigarette butts, of all litter collected on annual Coastal Cleanup Day from 1989-2014. Cigarettes are also a primary cause of wildfires, annually causing nearly $7 billion in damage, and accounting for 30 percent of fire deaths in the United States. “Smoking is a danger to the health of California’s people, land and water,” said Assemblymember Levine. “Just as California banned smoking at indoor venues decades ago, it is time that visitors enjoying our state beaches and state parks be protected from the harm caused by smoking. We have waited long enough to protect California’s public health and natural environment. The time to act is now.”

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Yappy Hour Silicon Valley Pet Project and Mutt Lynch Winery hosted a “Yappy Hour” Festive Holiday event of Wine tasting, snacking and socializing with fellow animal lovers that took place at PUP PLAZA as a Fundraiser, December 8. Funds raised at the event helped with

continuing with the lifesaving work of SVPP in their efforts to rescue, care for, foster and promote the foster of homeless pets in our community. Melissa Lisbon, SVPP President with her wonderful team and and amazing volunteers, are so honored and grateful

to partner with Mutt Lynch Winery for this first annual “Yappy Hour.” Mutt Lynch Winery, based in Sonoma, has been supporting animal rescues — local, national and international — since its inception in 1995. SVPP is participating in the winery’s “Wines That Give Back” program, an initiative owners Brenda and Chris Lynch launched in 2017. A custom label is created for an animal rescue and used on a Mutt Lynch release. The owners donate 25% of wine sale proceeds back to the rescue group. SVPP’s wine is an elegant 2017 North Coast Chardonnay which is for sale at the winery and on the Mutt Lynch website, and was available for purchase at the Holiday Yappy Hour event.

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District 1 News

Gilroy Student Selected to Help Governor Light Capitol Christmas Tree Nayeli Lemus, a 10-year-old girl from Gilroy who receives services from one of California’s 21 regional centers will help Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom light this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree. Nayeli, who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome, was selected

by the San Andreas Regional Center and California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to represent more than 340,000 individuals from across the state who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and receive services from the state’s regional centers and state-operated facilities.

Groundbreaking of First Vietnamese American Service Center in the Nation

The Vietnamese American community in Santa Clara County joined county leaders for a historic groundbreaking of the Vietnamese American Service Center (VASC) in the nation. The Center, scheduled to open in the Fall of 2021, will be a model for other major counties serving vulnerable populations. The construction of the VASC is a pivotal moment for Santa Clara County and its Vietnamese residents. Santa Clara County is home to the

second largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. The VASC will be a 30,000 square foot, one-stop hub for the County to provide health and human services in a culturally sensitive manner with professionals who speak Vietnamese. These County services and resources include senior wellness programs, health screenings, mental health services, dental services, vaccinations, and a pharmacy.

Animal Services Center Topping Off Ceremony November 22 was a beautiful day to attend the “Topping off” Ceremony for the new Santa Clara County Animal Shelter in San Martin - a monumental construction milestone. When I first set foot in the existing 70-year-old County Animal Shelter as a newly elected County Supervisor, I vowed then and there to help build a new and improved one. I am so proud that after years of planning, our new LEED Silver certified Animal Services Center is on track to open in 2021! The 37,000 square foot facility will include: • Modern dog dorms that allow dogs indoor and outdoor access,

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Serving Seniors Friends, food and fellowship – who could ask for more? Kudos to the Los Gatos Lions Club for providing and serving a delicious Thanksgiving Luncheon to 200 community seniors on the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day. A big thank you to the Lions and their Leos, as well as Los Gatos Meats, the Senior Commission, Mayor Jensen and volunteers, including students from

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Join the Movement! Chopsticks Alley Art is a non-profit organization offering art access to low income families and elders. We create art exhibits and events to feature Southeast Asian artists and need your help to continue our mission to celebrate Southeast Asian cultural heritage through the creative expression of art. In this program Vietnamese elders will

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Holiday Carriage Rides December 7-23

The carriage rides return to Los Gatos this holiday season! Historic horse-drawn carriages ride through the streets of Los Gatos, delighting riders with all of the lights, sights and sounds of a small town. Rides begin at Town Plaza, travel through the Almond Grove and N. Santa Cruz Avenue. Go to https://carriage-rides.losgatoschamber.com to book your ride today! Prices and availability vary.

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remodel any longer 1.There’s no fee to join and your membership includes a free savings account. Patelco will deposit $1 in your savings account upon qualified account opening. 2. APR = Annual Percentage Rate. All offers below are limited time offers and subject to change without notice. Offers are limited to new members originating at the Sunnyvale branch and are all subject to credit approval. For more information, visit the Sunnyvale Branch at 332 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale or call 408.541.3700. 3. Rate discount of 0.50% APR off current auto loan rates and valid on auto loan refinances only. Cannot be combined with other offers. Auto rates as low as 2.64% APR effective 9/5/2019; subject to change without notice. Lowest rate quoted includes special Sunnyvale branch discount. Patelco offers a range of base rates and discounts that depend on factors such as credit history, loan term, Patelco account, and loan balances, program designation and vehicle age. Actual rates are disclosed to approved applicants in writing prior to loan consummation and may be as high as 11.89% APR. To learn more about rates, terms, and available discounts, call 800.358.8228, visit patelco.org, or visit any Patelco branch. 4. Rate discount of 0.50% APR off current personal loan rates. Personal Loan rates offered effective 9/5/2019; and lowest rate quoted includes special Sunnyvale branch discount. Patelco offers a range of base rates and discounts based on factors including credit type, loan term, Commitment Household/account relationship, and applicant credit worthiness/score. Loan terms are based on various factors, including the amount financed. Actual rates are disclosed to approved applicants in writing prior to loan consummation. Offered rates subject to change. 5. No Closing Costs offer available for owner occupied primary residential purchases and external (payoff of a non-Patelco originated lien) refinance only with loan amounts of $1.5 million or less. Offer not available on new Patelco brokered FHA, VA or other government-insured loans. Subject to approval. Patelco Credit Union will pay customary closing costs including: lender’s title insurance, title/escrow services, appraisal, tax service, credit report, flood certification, and recording fees. Paid closing costs do not include pre-paid interest, homeowners insurance, initial escrow deposit, owner’s title insurance, or city and/or county transfer taxes. Borrower may select escrow and/or title company. Other restrictions apply. 6. The Introductory APR of Prime (5.25%) minus 1% and other terms as shown are accurate as of September1, 2019 and apply to a HELOC for the most qualified applicant at CLTV up to 80% on applications. Not all applicants will qualify for the lowest rate. Rates vary based on property value, line amount and other factors, and will vary for second or vacation homes. The minimum periodic payment is interest-only for the first ten years (“draw period”) followed by fully-amortizing payments to repay the balance over the final fifteen years. No draws will be allowed during the repayment period. Payments and rate can adjust monthly. Payments will increase if rates increase. The rate is calculated using an index plus a margin. The index used is the Prime Rate as published in The Wall Street Journal Western Edition on the last business day of the month prior to the change. The current prime index is 5.25%. Maximum interest rate is 17%. The variable Introductory APR is based upon The Wall Street Journal Prime Rate (“Prime”). Prime may change at any time and is subject to change without notice. If Prime increases or decreases during the Introductory Period, the variable Introductory APR and minimum required payment will correspondingly change. The Introductory Period begins on the date of account opening and lasts for the first twelve (12) billing cycles. After the Introductory Period ends, any and all remaining balances will automatically convert to the variable APR, and minimum required payment per the terms of the HELOC agreement. The variable APR is based on Prime plus a margin, and will vary with Prime. The minimum credit line amount is $10,000 and the maximum is $500,000. Patelco Credit Union will pay customary closing costs on lines up to $250,000 in second lien position. Borrower is responsible for closing costs on lines in first lien position or over $250,000. Closing costs range from $0 to $2,500. This offer does not include escrow or recording fees that may result from changes in title or vesting.

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The Bay Area Review December 13, 2019  

The Bay Area Review Encourage - Enlighten - Enrich The San Francisco Bay Area Volume I, Issue 5