The Bay Area Review, July 13, 2018

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South Valley Review

VOL. 2, NO. 11

July 13, 2018

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Trails For Making it Easy

Los Gatos Events

Page # 10 Worship Directory

by Kara Bennett

Growing up in Minnesota, we didn’t go on hikes. Oh sure, we went for walks and bike rides on trails through beautiful parks and green spaces, but I never thought of it as HIKING—that was something more hardcore, for people who conquered mountains with special gear. So when I moved to California, I was intimidated by the idea of hiking—until I realized that it doesn’t have to mean a strenuous trek through steep terrain

(though there are plenty of opportunities for that!). Here, a “hike” can be many things, including a walk along the coast, on a paved pathway, or through a preserve. You just need to find the right trail! For that, we turn to Rachael Faye, POST’s public access programs manager. She’s compiled this list of the top five trails for easy hikes in the area!

1. Pearson-Arastradero Preserve: The trails at this preserve meander through ancient oaks and pockets of broadleaf evergreen forest. It’s a favorite among dog-walkers.

2. Cowell Ranch State Beach: Explore a

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Upcoming July Events Meet the Winemaker Sarah’s Vineyard Wednesday, July 18th 5:30pm-7:30pm Located on Hecker Pass, Sarah’s Vineyard began in 1977 with the initial planting of seven acres of Chardonnay. In 2001, Tim Slater took over the reins at Sarah’s Vineyard. Tim’s philosophy is a fairly simple one: bottle by bottle, vintage by vintage, to capture the “music of the vineyard”. This tasting is complimentary (Wine and Cheese Club Members) and a $7/tasting (Non-Club Members)

Meet the Winemaker Tass Vineyards Wednesday, July 25th 5:30pm-7:30pm Pouring down at Blended Winemaker’s Studio, TASS Vineyards and Winery is owned by Ron Mosley. Ron has been primarily a vineyard manager, taking care of over 80 small vineyards throughout the Santa Clara Valley. This tasting is complimentary (Wine and Cheese Club Members) and a $7/tasting (Non-Club Members)

Live Music with Beagle at the Door Saturday, July 21st Music starts at 7pm Enjoy the sounds of this folk, pop trio as they take classic and modern tunes and add little hints of bluegrass, folk and American to them

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Summer Trails Trails For Making it Easy beautiful section of the California Coastal Trail just inutes from downtown Half Moon Bay. This trail is 3.4 miles one wayso enjoy the whole thing or turn around before you get too tired. This trail is currently only open on weekends and holidays.

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 bird-watching, this is the hike for you.

4. Pillar Point Buff: During large winter swells, the massive waves of Mavericks can be seen along this trail. This is another favorite among coastside dog walkers.

5. Sanborn County Park: Stretch your legs on this section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. This hike is almost entirely in

the shade, making perfect for those hot days in summer. Next time you want to hike with beginners (guests from the Midwest, perhaps?), friends or family of various abilities, or just want to take it easy and enjoy your surroundings, check out these trails! About Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) POST protects and cares for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. POST is shaping a vibrant ecosystem for Silicon Valley – a network of protected lands that provide scenic beauty, clean air and water, locally grown food, and a place for people and wildlife to thrive. These lands will be preserved forever so that present and future generations can live in


harmony with nature, in a careful balance of urban and rural landscapes that make our region extraordinary. Since our founding in 1977, POST has protected more than 75,000 acres of permanent open space, farms and parkland in

San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. These lands are now part of the National Park system, National Wildlife Refuge system, California State Parks, county and city parks, regional preserves and private farmland.

Upcoming POST Events July 14: Meteor Trail Hike - Save the Redwoods League and Restoring Inner Bair Island Walking Tour - US Fish and Wildlife Service July 15: Tunitas Creek Beach Clean-up - County of San Mateo July 16: Among the Trees, Bushes and Flowers - Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District July 21: Oak Trees of Santa Clara Valley - Open Space Authority July 22: POST Hike at Purisima Creek Redwoods July 28: Sunset Hike at Rancho San Vicente with POST and Watershed Walk Behind the Scenes: 25th Anniversary Activity - Open Space Authority and Latino Outdoors Hike and Farm Visit - Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District August 4: Sunset Hike at Mindego Hill and Mount Umunhum: Past and Present - Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District August 11: Family Campout at Little Basin - Both overnight and day-visitors welcome! September 15: Family Nature Day at Huddart Park

Summer Fun After School Specials Film Series Always informative and often entirely mockable, the television “After School Specials” during the 1980s paved the way for legit cool movies starring “teens” to really show kids the ropes when it came to relationships, friendships, hating your parents, understanding your parents, sex, drugs, and alcohol, and other challenges. From The Breakfast Club to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, from The Goonies to Clueless, these favorite teen angst and teen comedies form a modern-retro After School Special film series for the summer with more wonderful films to come in the Fall.

Film Schedule July 18 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: Clueless July 25 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: The Breakfast Club August 1 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: Clueless August 8 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off August 15 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: The Goonies August 22 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off August 29 at 5:15pm & 7:30pm: The Goonies

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Rainbow Funding & Realty Luncheon With Guest Speaker Stephanie Green July 18th - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm For the July luncheon, we are excited to announce as our featured speaker - Stephanie Green from the Executive Division of the California Public Utilities Commission, where she oversees the General Order 156 Utility Supplier Diversity Program. She came to the CPUC from the private sector industries of telecommunications and technology. Prior to joining the CPUC Stephanie was a Product Manager with AT&T and AT&T Wireless where she led a multi-disciplinary teams in preparing products for market. In addition, Stephanie spent time at SBC in their consumer local service division and worked as a strategy and policy consultant for KPMG, specializing in the energy and communications area. Her experience includes positions at an internet music start-up and a digital multimedia firm. Stephanie holds a master’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College. The CPUC monitors the procurement and contracting activities of the 33 participating utilities and provide maximum practical opportunities for diverse business to participate in the utilities’ procurement and contracting activities. Don’t miss opportunity to learn how diversity certification can help grow and scale your business and revenues. Stephanie Green will provide the overview of CPUC and the GO 156 Utility Supplier Diversity Program.


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Worship Directory Santa Teresa Hills Presbyterian Church

Hillside Church San Jose

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!!

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!

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

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

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.

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Community Public Notice

Bridging The Gap

Calero Dam Seismic Retrofit Project You are invited! Who:

Santa Clara Valley Water District

What: Scoping meeting for Environmental Impact Report When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 5:30 p.m. Where: Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, CA 95118, Administration Building, Conference Room B108. The project would consist of activities associated with remedying seismic, flood passage and long-term operations at Calero Dam. The project goals and objectives are to: • Stabilize the Calero Dam embankment to withstand a maximum credible earthquake. • Implement improvements as necessary for the dam system to safely pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF). • Ensure that outlet works and hydraulic control system meet the Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) requirements. • Replace and modernize the spillway to increase freeboard.

Special Assignment Renee Robinson

The end of summer excitement will kick off with a bang at The “Bridge the Gap” Concert and Gala at the Fairmont San Jose on Friday, September 7. There will be entertainment by the 11-time Grammy winner and former lead singer, of Santana, Tony Lindsay and his group “The Soul Soldiers”. The highly successful Gala is the 3rd collaboration between Hunger at Home and Martha’s Kitchen; a non-profit soup kitchen. Hunger at Home agency is celebrating its 37th year of service in the Bay Area. The organization has served tens of thousands of lowincome families, homeless, and seniors. Edita Cruz, executive

director of Martha’s Kitchen, often quotes that “you help one person and you don’t know how many people that one person will end up helping.” ‘The little soup kitchen that could’, was started by a good-hearted resident of Willow Glen, Louise Benson, out of her garage. She fed the hungry homeless until the lines grew long and the neighbors started complaining. The mission has grown to now distributing over 400,000 hot and cold meals annually on-site. More than 40 other non-profit organizations in Northern California support the ever growing needy. Martha’s Kitchen has a goal of feeding one million meals in Northern California every two years. This lofty goal can not be achieved without the financial support, and contribution of volunteers.

The homeless are exposed in our community everyday. These people would not be able to have even one meal a day without the existence of soup kitchens like Martha’s Kitchen. No donation is too small, and all volunteers are very helpful in these difficult times. Martha’s Kitchen has a simple mantra: “Feed the hungry with dignity; no questions asked, no judgment made.” Edita would like to extend an invitation to any organization who would like to use Martha’s Kitchen meal service to feed the needy in their community. To learn more about this offer or to make your reservations for the Gala, please call Edita Cruz at (408) 293-6111 or visit

• Breach Fellow’s Dike, an older and smaller dam located on the southern-most section of the reservoir that is severely deteriorated. • Incorporate other measures to address seismic and other dam safety deficiencies identified through the project delivery process. The proposed project would include excavation and construction of a downstream earthen buttress, mining of rock from nearby borrow areas, raising the dam crest by approximately four feet, constructing a new intake structure, a new spillway and constructing new outlet facilities to the creek below the left dam abutment. The water district, acting as lead agency for the proposed project, has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is required to satisfy requirements cited in the California Environmental Quality Act. A draft EIR will evaluate the environmental conditions in and around the project area and analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with implementing the project. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) has been prepared and circulated to local, state and federal agencies responsible for project approval or permitting for a 30-day review period to define the scope and content of the draft EIR. Copies of the NOP are available for review from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Santa Clara Valley Water District Headquarters Building, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118, starting July 18, 2018. The NOP can also be accessed online at: public-review-documents. The water district will hold a scoping meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5750 Almaden Expressway, 95118, Administration Building, Conference Room B108. The scoping meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions and provide comments about the scope and content of the information to be addressed in the draft EIR. If you are unable to attend the scoping meeting, you can still provide written comments for consideration during preparation of the draft EIR by sending comments no later than Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5 p.m. to: Santa Clara Valley Water District Attention: Ryan Heacock 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118 or For further information, please contact Ryan Heacock at (408) 630-3202 or by e-mail. 07/2018 BA

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Ham Radio Fans By Kristen K6WX

When all else fails, Amateur Radio will be there. That’s a motto that is repeated by amateur radio operators, also called ham radio operators, everywhere. Each year in late June ham radio operators all through North America participate in a demonstration of the power of ham radio to establish emergency communications. We call this event Field Day. It is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio in the United States. My club, the Palo

Alto Amateur Radio Association, or PAARA, participates each year in Field Day to show local residents what we do as radio operators. We show how we can set up a communications infrastructure in a short time that can reach all over the world without any infrastructure at all. We do this at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park. We set up antennas and radios ourselves and run everything with emergency power. This is exactly the kind of setup we would use in case of an earthquake or major infrastructure failure.

As part of Field Day, we also try to educate the public about Amateur Radio and show them the fun of joining us as licensed operators. This year we spent time with Boy Scout Troop 301, getting them on our Get On The Air station. They were able to contact

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stations around the US, including Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Each of them was really thrilled and surprised they could do that. If you are interested in local Amateur Radio activities, please feel free to contact someone

at PAARA through our website at http://paara. org. If you are interested in becoming an Amateur Radio operator or just want more information about Amateur Radio in general, it is available from the American Radio Relay League at http://arrl. org.