The Bay Area Review January 13, 2019

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South Valley Review

VOL. 3, NO. 1

January 13, 2019

Better at knowing what matters to you


Happy 2019! How are you doing with those resolutions—still strong, or slow-going? Looking to get outside more this year? Here are 5 of the best trails for easy hikes to get you started for the New Year.

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San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2019 Embarking on the 30th Anniversary of their signature Summer Fest, the iconic Bay Area institution San Jose Jazz kicks off 2019 with dynamic arts programming honoring the jazz tradition and everexpanding definitions of the genre with singular concerts curated for audiences within the heart of Silicon Valley. San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2019 features some of today’s most distinguished artists alongside leading edge emerging musicians with an ambitious lineup of more than 20 concerts from February 14 - 27, 2019. The Jazz Beyond series, co-curated in partnership with San Jose Jazz and local production house Universal Grammar, presents buzzy young stars pushing the boundaries of jazz, soul and hip-hop and the Next Gen performances showcase top regional student jazz ensembles. Tickets to San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2019 are now on sale ranging in price from $15 - $38; a Fest Pass is available for $260, and an array of shows at Cafe Stritch are free admission. For detailed ticket information as well as updates on the artists and performance schedule, please visit: About San Jose Jazz Founded in 1986, San Jose Jazz is a public

"Winter Fest has turned into an opportunity to reprise the summer's most exciting acts, while reaching out to new audiences with a jazz-and-beyond sensibility." -KQED Arts benefit corporation celebrating jazz as a dynamic, evolving art form and is producer of the annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest and Winter

Fest. With its singular music programming and innovative educational offerings, San Jose Jazz preserves the jazz tradition while actively supporting

the next generation of performers within the genre and beyond. For more information, please visit

Thursday, February 14 - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Downtown San Jose, CA @ The Hammer Theatre, Cafe Stritch, The Continental, and Art Boutiki Tickets: $15(Advance)/$18(Door) - $35(Advance)/$38 (Door); All Concert Fest Pass: $260; Next Gen student ensemble shows are free. (408) 288-7557 Cash and credit accepted at door National Headliners:

Gilles Peterson (DJ Set) Catherine Russell With the SJSU Jazz Orchestra Charles McPherson Anton Schwartz and Kenny Washington Aaron Diehl Bells Atlas La Dame Blanche Tiffany Austin with Leon Joyce, Marcus Shelby and Adam Shulman JC Smith Band All-Star Blues Blowout Featuring Fillmore Slim, Kid Anderson and Rick Estrin The Rad Trads Kathy Kosins SJZ Collective plays Mingus ChĂŠjere Richie Goods

"Next Gen" Bay Area Student Ensembles: San Jose Jazz U19s Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band Folsom High School Jazz Band Berkeley High School Jazz Combo Rio Americano The Inner Circle


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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Night Out Campbell’s Heritage Theatre Presents: Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Saturday, January 26 @ 8:00 PM Heritage Theatre 1 W. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, California, 95008 Tickets: $49 @ Box Office by Phone: 408-866-2700 or Online:


Campbell’s historic Heritage Theatre rocks in the New Year with the third show of its six-show 2018-2019 Season. Get ready for a lively evening of music featuring a band known for its rebellious reputation. The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies perform on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 8:00pm. Over a 25-plus year period, the Cherry Poppin’ 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 2014’s Please Return The Evening, a salute to the music of the Rat Pack. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies has always prided itself on its craft and musicianship, superior skills that have allowed them to excel in whatever format they choose to tackle. While the “rebellious” image is indeed well deserved, the band’s ability to bend the boundaries has been simultaneously tempered and informed by an adherence to an older

tradition. According to the band’s longtime leader, singer/songwriter Steve Perry, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies’ mantra has remained the same – “the obstacle is the path” – that is, to pursue unexpected and difficult avenues that challenge both themselves as artists and modern sensibilities, while at the same time adhering to standards and erstwhile traditions of American popular song. The remainder of the Heritage Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season features: JOE NICHOLS on February 14; BLUE OYSTER CULT on March 15; and BILLY OCEAN on April 3. All 2018-2019 Season performances are in Campbell’s historic Heritage Theatre located at the Campbell Community Center at: 1 W. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, California, 95008. 2018-2019 Heritage Theatre Season Sponsors: Campbell Smile, The Carpet Center, Darling-Fischer Family Mortuaries, Economy Lumber, Killroy Pest Control, Kirkwood Plaza, Kyoto Palace, Los Gatos Memorial Park, St. Lucy’s School, State Farm Insurance – Mark Chapman and Mike Myers About Campbell’s Heritage Theatre The Heritage Theatre

Night Out has long been viewed as a significant architectural and historical resource for the West Santa Clara Valley. The facility that is now known as the Heritage Theatre was originally built in 1938 as the Campbell Union High School Auditorium with Work Project Administration funds. Campbell Union High School served the community for over 40 years with more than 20,000 students performing on the stage. When the Campbell Union High School District closed the school in 1980, the City and Campbell residents stepped in to save the recreation and open space resources. In 1985, the site’s ownership was turned over to the City of Campbell, and the

Campbell Community Center was born. In 1998, the City and a group of committed community volunteers formed the Friends of the Heritage Theatre, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Theatre. Designed to maintain the historic integrity and architecture of the original building, the Theatre was reopened in 2004 The mid-size venue (capacity 802) is available for both rentals and in-house productions. Schools, regional arts organizations, community non-profit groups, government agencies, individuals, and privatesector businesses are all welcome.


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What’s better than a long, challenging hike through a beautiful landscape? An easy one! So, here they are. Five of some of the best easy hikes on the Peninsula and in the South Bay: 1. PearsonArastradero Preserve The trails at this preserve meander through ancient oaks and pockets of broadleaf evergreen forest. It’s a favorite among dog-walkers. There are several short hikes to choose from at the Pearson Arastradero Preserve, which has over 10 miles of trails to explore. The 609-acre PearsonArastradero Preserve is easily accessible from Highway 280, and this hike provides a welcome break from the summer heat. 2. Cowell Ranch State Beach Explore a beautiful section of the California Coastal Trail just minutes from downtown Half Moon Bay. This trail is 3.4 miles one way—so enjoy the whole thing or turn around before you get too tired. This trail is currently only open on weekends and holidays. The Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail offers spectacular views of

the ocean and nearby farmland. The northern end of the trail begins above the state-managed Cowell Ranch Beach (where there is public access to the beach) and continues south across three bridges, past rich, productive farm fields to a bluff-top overlook. The trail is open to hikers and cyclists; wheelchairs may access the trail except along a section that passes through the steep banks of Purisima Creek. 3. Bair Island Discover the largest island in the South Bay and a part of the largest urban wildlife refuge in the country. If you like birdwatching, this is the hike for you. Opened in late 2015, Bair Island offers great views of the Bay and the adjacent wetlands. 4. Pillar Point Bluff During large winter swells, the massive waves of Mavericks can be seen along this trail. The Jean Lauer Trail was created in memory of Jean Lauer, a former POST staffer who loved and worked on the coastside. The 1.4-mile (roundtrip) Jean Lauer Trail overlooks a seasonal wetland as well as coastal waters protected by the San Mateo County Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. The bluff is popular with local hikers,

3. Bair Island

1. Pearson-Arastradero Preserve

4. Pillar Point Bluff

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Keeping it Fresh Taste of the Coast with POST

January 26 @ 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Forager Tasting Room 420 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95172 Celebrate Local Ranching and Farming with a Casual Farm-toTable Dinner, Live Music, Local Brews, and a Talk with Doniga Markegard, Author, Rancher and Wildlife Tracker & Nancy Vail, Co-Founder of Pie Ranch The menu will include handmade burgers, coconut curry with wheat berries and rice, roasted Brussel Spouts and turmeric fingerling potatoes, with fresh-baked pies from Pie Ranch for dessert. Dinner Ticket Sales End on Sunday, January 20th

Join POST and Forager Tasting Room for an evening of delicious local food, music and learnings about the importance of ranching and farming to our local heritage and economy. This event will highlight POST’s Farmland Futures Program, which works to permanently protect thousands of acres of farmland on the San Mateo Coast. The event will be at the Forager Tasting Room and will feature a short talk and book signing by Doniga Markegard, noted rancher and author of the new book Dawn Again. The program will also feature talks by Doniga and farmer Nancy Vail of Pie Ranch, an important organic farming program on the San Mateo Coast

and close partner to POST. We’ll also be hosting the The John H. Clarke Trio playing original acoustic music with Latin, Spanish, and American influences. Featuring John H. Clarke on guitar, Josh Mellinger on cajon and Rob Hansen on violin. Tickets to the dinner are $40 per person and include your meal, as well as your first beer from Alvarado Street Brewery (or a soda if you prefer). You will taste locally raised Markegard grass-fed beef, produce from Pie Ranch and Blue House Farm, and a local brew. Those who wish to enjoy the music and talk only (no dinner) may attend for free. Additional drinks will be available for purchase at the no-host

bar. The event is co-hosted by our friends at Slow Food South Bay. This event is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public and POST donors alike. We hope you will join us! This dinner is not a fundraiser—ticket prices support the cost of this event. POST also curates a variety of fun, donoronly events. Find out more about how you can become a POST donor at: support. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to https://openspacetrust. org/event/taste-of-thecoast.


District 1 News 2018 in Review A few highlights of the past 12 months from Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman (representing San Jose, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy) New Animal Services Center Coming. Construction of the new Center is scheduled to break ground in Spring 2019, with a move-in date of mid2021. The new 37,000 square foot building on 4.5 acres will replace the current facility in San Martin with an innovative and sustainable building design in a park-like setting. The no-kill Center will serve dogs, cats, horses, sheep and much more. It will also be an inviting destination for visitors focused on

animal welfare, care, and education and will include a community multi-use room. Donations are now being accepted to help save and enhance the lives of shelter pets: www. Making Magic at Our Playgrounds. Children of all abilities deserve a safe and fun place to play, which is why I am proud that the County approved $10 million in matching funds for many new allinclusive playgrounds. Instead of one centrallylocated playground, soon our County will Out-of-market games only. Select int’l games excluded.

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have Magical Bridge Playgrounds located in San Jose, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto to provide fun for people with autism, sensory challenges, cognitive developmental, physical disabilities, as well as those without special needs. In addition, we just approved several more playgrounds including one at Lake Almaden. Exchanging Food for Library Fines. As Chair of the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD), I am proud of the 7,936 patrons who took part in our “Food for Fines” program designed to clear library fines in exchange for food donations to Second Harvest Food Bank. A total of 18 tons of food (30,000 meals) were collected! The popular amnesty program offered SCCLD library card holders the chance to quickly return to good standing and enjoy full borrowing benefits while helping someone in need put food on the table, making this truly a winwin program. Improving Street Safety. The County and the City of San Jose collaborated to improve safety and traffic on Branham Lane and Snell Avenue. Thanks to an


innovative exchange of parkland, plans are now moving forward with a street-widening project near Martial Cottle Park. I am grateful for Councilmember Johnny Khamis’s dedication to working with us on this win-win for San Jose residents. Preserving Hospital Services. In 2014, I shared many residents’ concerns when the Daughters of Charity announced their plans to sell O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, and the De Paul Health Center in Morgan Hill. The newest owner -- Verity Health System -announced bankruptcy in 2018, and the County won the bid to purchase the hospitals for $235 million, preserving access to healthcare for thousands of people living in San Jose and South County.

Building a Community Garden. A new Community Garden will soon spring up at Martial Cottle Park, thanks to an agreement between the County and the City of San Jose. The forthcoming public garden space will operate in collaboration with existing partners including Our City Forest, Jacobs Farm, and University of California Cooperative Extension. The gardens reflect Martial Cottle Park’s dedication to preserving and promoting our Valley’s agricultural heritage. Housing Homeless Veterans. In collaboration with the City of San Jose, the Housing Authority and Destination: Home, the “All the Way Home” housing effort has resulted in housing for 1,237 local veterans to date. Additionally, the County

District 1 News made our Landlord Incentives Program a permanent resource and increased ongoing funding for supportive housing programs for homeless veterans by $1.8 million annually. Building Affordable Housing. In November 2016, Santa Clara County voters approved a $950 million Affordable Housing Bond to produce new affordable housing units and to assist firsttime homebuyers. It is projected that the Housing Bond will fund 120 new affordable housing developments over ten years. Just 18 months into the County’s tenyear plan, over $234 million in funding has been approved for 19 multi-family housing developments across six cities in Santa Clara County for a total of 1,437 new affordable apartments and 484 renovated apartments. Ensuring an Accurate Census Count. We are working hard now to make sure that all communities are counted in the upcoming 2020 Census -– a constitutional requirement to count everyone living in the United States. Congressional representation is based on the Census, as are significant amounts of funding; nearly $2,000 per person per year in federal money comes into California based on census-derived data. Leading in Women’s Equality. The Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership

Council was established by the Board of Supervisors in 2018 to assist in the County’s efforts to commemorate and honor the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, help ensure a complete census count, broad electoral participation in 2020, and to advance women’s equality. Protecting Vulnerable LGBTQ+ Populations. Santa Clara County will become the second County in the nation to provide emergency shelter and a temporary housing program specially for LGBTQ+ residents. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people face a variety of dangers in conventional homeless shelters, which forces them to either conceal their sexual orientation or fend for themselves outdoors. The new program is just one of several services dedicated to the well-being of LGBTQ+ communities in Santa Clara County. Saying Goodbye and Hello. 2018 marked the end of Supervisor Ken Yeager’s 12-year tenure on the County Board of Supervisors. My past eight years on the Board with Supervisor Yeager have been marked by his thoughtful innovation, forward thinking, and respectful discourse. I wish him the best on his future endeavors and extend my warmest welcome to Supervisor Susan Ellenberg! In addition to some

of the above highlights of 2018, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors also provided funding for vital services such as dental, vision, and hearing screenings for low-income children, meals for Seniors at 16 locations throughout the County, as well as support for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and intimate partner violence.

I wish you and your family a prosperous and healthy 2019! As always, you can reach my office at (408) 2995010, or you can email me at district1@bos.sccgov. org. Mike Wasserman Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, District 1 www.

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Doing Business Happy New Year from Industry Council for Small Business Development! January 16 @ 11:00am - 1:00 pm Biltmore Hotel and Suites 2151 Laurelwood Road Santa Clara, CA 95054

Chuck Mollett chuck-mollett-cpa-54a37ab/ Chuck Mollett, PRINCIPAL at CHARLES E MOLLETT, III, A.C. will educate us about the latest tax law changes for 2019.

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We are very happy to announce the launch of PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) program in the Bay Area in partnership with SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Procurement can be a daunting process and we are here to help! We will be launching a different format for our Jan luncheon to introduce PTAC. If you are a business owner, please bring your marketing material to share with us at the ‘Member Resource Tables’. If you are a Supplier Diversity Manager, please bring your current procurement opportunities to share at the ‘Supplier Diversity Resource Tables’. Three Industry Council members (left) will be educating us on important aspects of Procurement, Taxes and Human Resources. Please register today for this important launch of the ONLY PTAC program in the Bay Area. karenmmathewsradau/ Karen Radau, CEO of Small Business HR Services, will educate us on various HR issues affecting small business owners.

Dennis King dennis-king-0b51a69/ Dennis King, Executive Director at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will educate us about the upcoming PTAC programs.

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Celebrate Chamber to honor Ken Yeager at Impact Awards

We are excited to announce that Ken Yeager will be honored with the Rainbow Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award at our January Celebrating Success Luncheon. Ken - pictured above wearing a pink shirt and holding up a gay flag with fellow Rainbow Chamber members - has been a force for progress in Silicon Valley, and richly

deserves all the accolades we can give him. Chamber President Ron Gardner said, “Ken has always been, and will continue to be, an inspiration to us all. He is a shining example of how to be a positive force in the community. His hard work, dedication and groundbreaking courage have made life better for all of us.” The Rainbow Chamber

kicks off 2019 with our Celebrating Success Luncheon. We will give out Impact Awards to deserving members and community allies, socialize and eat great food together, and raise money via a bountiful silent auction and raffle. This year’s event will be held on Friday, January 25th, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Villa Ragusa in downtown Campbell, and will benefit The LGBTQ Youth Space in San Jose. We hope everyone

can come and personally thank Ken for his many contributions to our community. To sign up for the Luncheon, go to http:// business.rainbowchamber. org/events/details/2nd-

annual-rccsv-celebratingsuccess-awardsluncheon-75. To donate to our silent auction, contact us at social@rainbowchamber. com.

Join Latina Coalition for the Women's March Interested in participating in the Women’s March this year? Join Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley Saturday, January 19th to walk in the 2019 Women’s March- Truth to Power. We will be gathering before the march to make posters with inspirational quotes to display throughout the demonstration. To register, go to 2019 Women’s March with Latina Coalition Saturday, January 19, 2019 *Location provided upon registration 9:30 am – Poster Board Making (supplies and light refreshments will be provided) 10:45 am – Walk Over to San Jose City Hall to Join the March 11:00 am – March from San Jose City Hall to Arena Green Latina Coalition T-shirts: We will have “The Future is Latina” T-shirts available for sale ($20.00) to wear during the march. To make payment easier, please bring exact cash, or you can prepay with PayPal at

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Auld Lang Syne A Salute to 2018 South Valley Review

VOL. 2, NO. 2

January 30, 2018

Better at knowing what matters to you.

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March 9, 2018

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25th Annual Watermark Conference For Women Silicon Valley

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Local Heroes

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Los Gatos Events

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Los Gatos Events

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Historical 40 Years of Service and Fifth Annual Purple Ribbon Awards Gala

Vicious Attack of Pierluigi Oliverio Unwarranted

District 2 News

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Page # 14 NPR host Kelly McEvers (L) and International human rights attorney Amal Clooney speaks onstage

Campbell’s Heritage Theatre Presents LOS LOBOS

MLK Luncheon

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CEO, Watermark, Marlene Williamson speaking onstage

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Page # 11 Luis Morales A 2010 Santa Teresa High School graduate and San Jose, California, native is currently serving with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron which flies one of the world’s most advanced warplanes. Airman Luis Morales is an aviation structural mechanic with the Mighty Shrikes of VFA 94, which operates out of Naval Air Station

Lemoore. A Navy aviation structural mechanic is responsible for repair and maintenance of the hydraulics, wheels and complete outside structure of the jet. “Growing up, I learned to show up on time and apply myself and see things all the way to the end,” Morales said. “Commitment is important. It has helped me in every way in my


military service.” Members of VFA 94 work with the F/A 18 Super Hornet, one of the most advanced aircraft in the world. The Super Hornet takes off from and lands on Navy aircraft carriers at sea and is

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Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt

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Rebuilding Together Teams Up with Sharkie

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Tzu Chi Foundation Wildfire Aid

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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.

Free Coding Camp for Girls at the Library Powered by Alaska Airlines

A 2013 William C. Overfelt High School graduate and San Jose, California native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime

warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Petty Officer 2nd Class Yoon Nam Saetern is an information systems technician aboard USS Lake Champlain, currently

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The Tzu Chi Foundation is launching an online registration system to provide emergency financial aid


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Legislature Passes Bill to Preserve Health Care for Wildfire Victims

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

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Better at knowing what matters to you Native American Heritage Celebration

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Better at knowing what matters to you Christmas In The Park

Serving Others in the Aftermath of a Crisis

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Local girl makes very pretty fashions! Mimi Tran wowed the crowd at her recent Fashion Show in Santana Row. Invited guests and those just strolling by got quite a glimpse of Glamour, Glitz and the lady herself - all decked out in one of her finest designs. "Such a thrill to show these wonderful designs to my friends in San Jose - my hometown"

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Special Assignment Brigitte Jones

San Jose State Native American Student organization held a Blessing Ceremony that recently recognized 4

local Tribal/Community Elders. Seven Generations awarded to Anecita Hernandez.

Leadership in Community Service awarded to Kelly Gamboa. Leadership in

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It doesn’t matter if you are human or elf, young or old, reindeer or polar bear, Christmas in the Park brings together a diverse community each holiday season with its magical displays and lively entertainment. For over 35 years, Christmas in the Park has brought over 750,000 visitors each holiday season to

Downtown San José. But how did this tradition start? It simply started with a man who had a passion for the holidays and his community. He didn’t set out to make a tradition for the purpose of having his name echo in the history books, but to bring together a diverse, growing community. The tradition began

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back in the 1950s with a single Nativity display built by family man Don Lima. Don Lima owned Lima Family Mortuary in Willow Glen and decided to bring some holiday spirit to the community by borrowing $300 [...]

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District 10 News

Keeping San Jose Safe The San José police have recently announced that they have begun turning suspects accused of gun crimes over to Federal prosecutors so that they might obtain harsher penalties in Federal court than they would in State courts. These offenders have been getting off with light penalties in State courts due to reductions in mandatory minimum sentencing created by Proposition 57. I am thrilled with this new approach that San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia has implemented to help fix the unintended consequences of recent, voter-approved public safety reforms and keep us safe.

Proposition 57, approved by California voters in 2016, gives “nonviolent” offenders the ability to apply for early parole, as well as other opportunities at lessened punishment provided they complete rehabilitation programs. This poses an issue for the safety of the community because several inherently violent crimes are now classified as nonviolent. The following are not considered to be violent felonies under nowcurrent California law: Human trafficking of a child, abducting a minor for prostitution, rape by intoxication, rape of an unconscious person, felony sexual penetration when drugs are used or the victim is unconscious, drive by shooting, assault with a firearm, felony domestic violence, felony assault with a deadly weapon, serial arson, solicitation to commit murder, assault with caustic chemicals, assault by a caregiver on a child under 8 that results in death or

coma, felony assault using force likely to produce great bodily injury, false imprisonment/taking a hostage when avoiding arrest or to use as a shield, assaulting a police officer with or without a firearm, exploding a bomb to injure people, felony hate crime, any felony when a deadly weapon is used, felony use of force or threats against a witness or victim of a crime, felony elder or dependent abuse, and conspiracy to commit any of the above offenses. San José detectives will now be working with the FBI on cases where a gun is used so that the FBI may consider the case for Federal prosecution. This would allow prosecutors to sentence violent criminals with significantly longer mandatory minimum sentences than if only state charges were applied. This Federal prosecution tactic will be strictly focused on the following crimes: armed robberies, armed carjacking, felony arrests for possessing handguns, and drug trafficking. Crimes where a gun was fired, and not fired, but

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present during the crime, will be treated with the same level of seriousness, because of the potential risk of harm to the community. Proponents of Proposition 57 need not worry, since San José detectives are only focusing on these four crimes, since the SJPD’s focus is on violent offenders. This will not eliminate Proposition 57 in any way, but rather offers a creative solution for the unintended consequences created by its passage. I am grateful to Chief Garcia for his passion for closing the revolving door of criminals re-entering the system after only brief prison or jail time. This new focus by the San José Police Department

will strengthen their relationship with the community and help keep us safe from repeat, violent offenders. If you would like to read more about the impact Proposition 57 has had on crime in California, and the details about realignment, check out my memorandum of support for the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2020. https://sanjoseca. Council/District10/ Policy/2018-04-26%20 Reducing%20Crime%20 and%20Keeping%20 California%20Safe%20 Act%20of%202018-GNK. pdf Councilmember Johnny Khamis, District 10

You’re Invited Salt Stained Exhibit Preview Chopsticks Alley Art presents Salt Stained in cooperation with the San José Museum of Art’s Vietnamese Community Outreach Initiative Date: January 25, 2019 Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Location: San Jose City Hall Rotunda 200 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA *Parking at City Hall will be validated Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Dress: We encourage you to proudly wear your cultural heritage clothes. RSVP required - go to

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About the Exhibit In Vietnamese, the word nước translates to water, nhà translates to home, and both words translate to country. When you remove nước from the Southeast Asian body, what’s left is our salt stained skin—a reminder that we’ve crossed oceans to leave the nước that nourished us, the nước that was our livelihood, and the nước nhà we once called home. Home is the place we come back to, the place we miss when we leave, and the place we return to for comfort. Salt Stained: HOME is a showcase for communal storytelling through works of art by four Southeast Asian artists whose stories challenge dominant narratives, whose saltstained bodies stayed afloat as we cast out our ropes and held onto one

another, leaving behind a legacy of ripples. Artists featured: Cynthia Cao, Josiah Heng, Jackie Huynh, Amanda Pascual, and Community Art Project created with VietUnity and Chopsticks Alley Art. Salt Stained is part of New Terrains: Mobility and Migration, a series of cross-disciplinary exhibitions and programs that explore how bodies move through social and political spaces in Silicon Valley beginning in the spring of 2018 and continuing into 2019. The project addresses timely topics such as bicycle transportation and urban planning, navigation and orientation, public protest, immigration, and migration. Details are online at www.