The Bay Area Review June 2, 2019

Page 1

South Valley Review

VOL. 3, NO. 9

June 2, 2019

Better at knowing what matters to you With Honor and Gratitude

A large crowd came out to Oak Hill Memorial Park on MEMORIAL

DAY to show their respect and honor those who have fallen in service to our

country. It was a heart warming sight to witness; ...

Continued On Page 6

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

Music Lessons Call (408)268-6703



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 Minority Owned Business President: Richard Pugh

Comedy Night Gina Brillon Fri, Jun 7 at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Bing Studio

Donny McCaslin Sat, Jun 8 at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Bing Studio

Publisher: Brigitte Jones Executive Editor: Sonya Ruffin Operations/Accounting: Dorothy Pugh Graphic Design Director: Amanda Faris Photographer Andy Nguyen

Standford Live and ISING

Standford Live Workshop

Silicon Valley Present


In Your Light

Sun, Jun 9 at 2:30 pm Bing Concert Hall

CĂŠcile McLorin Salvant Sat, Jun 22 at 8:00 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.

Department of Music Presents

St. Lawrence String Quartet Mon, Jun 24; Wed, Jun 26; & Fri, Jun 27 at 12:00 pm Bing Concert Hall

Department of Music Presents

St. Lawrence String Quartet’s International Showcase Saturday, Jun 29, 5:00 pm Bing Concert Hall

Michael Tilson Thomas & Gil Shaham: Music of Tchaikovsky Wed, Jul 10, 7:30 pm Frost Amphitheater


Deal Me In Seat @ the Table Martina Lauchengo, of Costanoa Ventures hosted Seat@theTable. Her annual Summit on Inclusion and Diversity for those who are considered “other” in today’s corporate landscape. Brigitte Jones: What was the impetus for Seat@theTable? Martina: “A few years back, I was sitting across from a recruiter for Oracle who was interviewing for Executive Product Engineers and she lamented that it was a challenge to find any women as candidates. So instead of letting this be another instance to bemoan the state of women in key positions in Silicon Valley, A lightening bolt moment came to me, I decided that we STOP STATING THE OBVIOUS and lets’s actually DO SOMETHING TO

ADDRESS THIS VERY REAL PROBLEM. Now we are in our fourth year of the summit.” How has it been to see the overwhelming growth of your idea -realized? “From the start we have sold out the venues each year. It’s so great to see a willingness to even have the conversation about the lack of diversity, it’s a new shift with today’s younger candidates and especially early stage founders. Seat@theTable is getting attendees from outside the Bay Area, thanks to our large and diverse ecosystem at work.” Sonia Bell, MD Founder of Sports and Regenerative Medicine, attended the event. She said she was “Feeling empowered. As a sports

medicine physician, I am naïve to the the world of tech, but decided to attend a LinkedIn conference about women in tech in today’s workplace. The micro-stressors and biases that women experience is universally applicable to just about every field. The panel was composed of a diverse group of speakers both, women and men, who shared their perceptions and addressed the challenges that women face in the workplace. What I realized from the evening was that I am not alone fighting to be taken seriously in my career pursuits. The audience was reminded to recognize the plights that many women face as they interact with in the workplace. It is a struggle for all women, but for the African-American and Latino woman, we are still


struggling to catch up with our Caucasian and Asian American counterparts to be competitive in the market. We as women have

made numerous notable advancements toward realizing our equality. We will continue to strive and get that ‘Seat At The Table’.”

Good Finds Display Week, Look at that ... Look over there! Display Week 2019 is where the hottest electronic display industry trends are showcased. Display Week is the crystal ball to CES and showcases the next “musthave” technologies that will change the way we work, play and live. Virtually every electronic display product that is a household name (or soon will be) has debuted or been previewed at Display Week before it hits the consumer electronics industry. For example, the display technology used in the Amazon Kindle and Kindle Fire; Apple

iPad with Retina Display; Samsung Galaxy S smart phone, Galaxy Note tablet, Boogie Board, and LG Curved OLED TV all got their big break at Display Week—and that’s just to name a few. The Display Week exhibition attracts more than 250 market-leading companies from Asia, the U.S and Europe and is the only exhibition covering the entire electronic display and visual information technology supply chain. ADDL HIGHLIGHT: New for 2019 is the Foldable Display Market

- Foldable displays are key to the growth of the OLED industry and present challenges in technology development, manufacturing, designing and marketing devices. “This is such an incredible experience every year to introduce the latest in display technology represented by so many categories. Our goal for these types of industry events is to show the collaboration between technical and creative expertise - all made possible by very talented people from all


around the world. It is so exciting to walk through the Vendor and Exhibitor Pavilions; AR/VR/ MR, HAPTICS, AUTO/AVIONIC, OPTICAL FILMS, WEARABLES and all other extraordinary emerging technologies are found in one place.” - Sri Peruvemba, Executive Board Member and Chair of Marketing

Always Remember With Honor and Gratitude Cont’

Young and old, men and women, family members or simple visitors made a point of showing their gratitude and due deference to the bravest of all, patriots of the highest caliber. WE SALUTE YOUR SACRIFICE AND WILL NOT FORGET YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY


Helping Hands Local Community Heroes May 22, family and friends gathered for the annual Local Community Heroes Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Hemant Desai, CEO and founder of this program is a man best described in a word as -unstoppable. The idea/goal of this Scholarship program is to formally recognize our local students for their

achievements at school and in their communities, as well. And the people who truly understand hard work, are the small business owners who support these students with the actual scholarship monies each year.


South Valley Review On Vacation

Brian Baltazar, James Lick High School Julia Cruz, Apollo High School Donor: Parweender Singh Donor: Andrew Nguyen & Dr. Tracy Tran Phuc Loc Nguyen, Independence High School Guadalupe Rodriquez, Yerba Buena High School Donor: Harweender Singh Donor: Luiz Munoz Tien Huynh, Oak Grove High School Andy Barajas, William C. Overfelt High School Donor: Andrew Nguyen & Dr. Tracy Tran Donor: Ticket2Smile Staff Mirella Fernandez, William C. Overfelt High School Maria Contreras, William C. Overfelt High School Donor: Rita Singh on behalf of her parent Donor: Tooth Fairy Cottage Staff Dr. S.V. Singh Leslie Tang, Mount Pleasant High School Yulina Valencia, William C. Overfelt High School Donor: Faye Luong Donor: Ceaser Pascal, Connie Alvarez & Armando Lamas



Boyd’s Tree Service Landscaping Maintenance Since 1984 Michael W. Boyd – Owner

Fully Insured PL & PD and Worker’s Compensation Second Generation Experience Contractor License #665121

Structural Pruning Tree trimming Stump removal


Local Heroes San Jose Sailor Serves Aboard a Floating Airport at Sea By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tom Gagnier, Navy Office of Community Outreach Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller

A San Jose, California, native and 1997 Jordan High School, in the state of Utah, graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. Petty Officer 1st Class John Eddington is a logistics specialist aboard the carrier stationed in Newport News, Virginia. As a Navy logistics specialist, Eddington is responsible for receiving, sorting and delivering tons of military mail. “I also receive and process our aviation parts inventory,” said Eddington. Eddington credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned growing up in San Jose. “My work ethic speaks volume to others. Take ownership of what you do, and be responsible,” said Eddington. Named in honor of the first president of the United States, George Washington, the carrier is longer than three football fields, measuring nearly 1,100 feet. The ship, a true floating city, weighs more than 100,000 tons and has a flight deck that is 256 feet wide. Powerful catapults

slingshot the aircraft off the bow of the ship. The planes land aboard the carrier by snagging a steel cable with an arresting hook that protrudes from the rear of the aircraft. George Washington is currently undergoing a four-year refueling complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding, a process that includes refueling the ship’s nuclear reactors and modernizing more than 2,300 compartments and hundreds of systems. The carrier is expected to leave the shipyard in 2021 and return to Yokosuka, Japan, as the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. A key element of the Navy the nation needs is tied to the fact that America is a maritime nation, according to Navy officials, and that the nation’s prosperity is tied to the ability to operate freely on the world’s oceans. More than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water; 80 percent of the world’s population lives close to a coast; and 90 percent of all global trade by volume travels by sea. Eddington is playing an important part in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy.

“Our priorities center on people, capabilities and processes, and will be achieved by our focus on speed, value, results and partnerships,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “Readiness, lethality and modernization are the requirements driving these priorities.” Though there are many ways for sailors to earn distinction in their command, community and career, Eddington is most proud of earning an Army Commendation Medal while deployed to Iraq in 2007 and 2008, and earning a Combat Action Ribbon during the same tour. “It meant something because I was supporting operations that provided safety to the homeland,” said Eddington. Serving in the Navy is a continuing tradition of military service for Eddington, who has military ties with family members who have previously served. Eddington is honored to carry on the family tradition. “I had a grandfather and two uncles who were in the Army. My grandfather was in during World War II,” said Eddington. Sailors’ jobs are highly varied aboard the carrier. Approximately 3,200 men and women make up the ship’s crew, which


keeps all parts of the aircraft carrier running smoothly -this includes everything from washing dishes and preparing meals to handling weaponry and maintaining the nuclear reactors. Another 2,500 men and women form the air wing responsible for flying and maintaining the aircraft aboard the ship. “Our ship’s motto is the Spirit of Freedom, and this motto is evidenced daily in the actions and character of our sailors,” said Capt. Glenn Jamison, commanding officer of George Washington. “The work they are involved in today is difficult, but is vital to national security, to our maritime strategy, and to our ability to provide compassion and aid when and where needed. I am continually impressed by the level of professionalism and expertise demonstrated by the each and every sailor who serves aboard George Washington.” George Washington, like each of the Navy’s aircraft carriers, is designed for a 50-year service life. When the air wing is embarked, the ship carries more than 70

attack jets, helicopters and other aircraft, all of which take off from and land aboard the carrier at sea. All of this makes the George Washington a selfcontained mobile airport and strike platform, and often the first response to a global crisis because of a carrier’s ability to operate freely in international waters anywhere on the world’s oceans. As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied upon assets, Eddington and other George Washington sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes providing the Navy the nation needs. “I enjoy the world travel. I’ve been to 27 countries,” added Eddington. “Not a lot of people can say that.”

District 10 News

Levine Measure to Protect Californians’ Personal Data Approved by State Assembly Legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) to strengthen California’s data breach notification and consumer privacy protections was approved today by the State Assembly. AB 1130 (Levine), sponsored by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra closes a loophole in the state’s existing data breach notification law by requiring businesses to notify consumers of compromised passport numbers and biometric information. The measure was approved on a vote of 42 to 13. In 2003, California became the first state to pass a data breach notification law requiring companies to disclose breaches of personal information to California consumers whose personal information was, or was reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person. This personal information includes identifiers such as a person’s social security number, driver’s

license number, credit card number, and medical and health insurance information. AB 1130 would update that law to include passport numbers as personal information protected under the statute. Passport numbers are unique, governmentissued, static identifiers of a person, which makes them valuable to criminals seeking to create or build fake profiles and commit sophisticated identity theft and fraud. This bill would also update the statute to include for protection a person’s unique biometric information, such as a fingerprint, and retina or iris image. “Knowledge is power, and all Californians deserve the power to take action if their passport numbers or biometric data have been accessed,”

said Attorney General Becerra. “We are grateful to Assemblymember Levine for introducing this bill to expand our state’s data breach notification law and better protect the personal data of California consumers. This legislation will close a gap in California law, and ensure that our state remains a leader in data privacy and protection.” AB 1130 was prompted after Starwood Hotels - recently acquired by Marriott - revealed in

Y 10 Z

2018 that it had suffered a massive data breach of its guest database, exposing more than 327 million records, containing guests’ names, addresses, and more than 25 million passport numbers, among other things. Though the company did notify consumers of the breach, current law does not require companies to report breaches if only consumers’ passport numbers have been accessed. “There is a real

danger when our personal information is not protected by those we trust,” said Assemblymember Levine. “Businesses must do more to protect personal data and I am proud to stand with Attorney General Becerra in demanding greater disclosure by a company when a data breach has occurred. AB 1130 will increase our efforts to protect consumers from fraud and affirms our commitment to demand the strongest consumer protections in the nation.” AB 1130 will now move to the State Senate for further consideration. Assemblymember Marc Levine represents California’s 10th Assembly District, which includes Marin and southern Sonoma Counties. Connect with Assemblymember Levine on social media: @ AsmMarcLevine.

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.

Advertise Your place of Worship with the South Valley Review! Contact us at

Night Out

Summer Block Parties June 20, July 18 & August 8 For our June luncheon, we are excited to feature as our main speaker - Vivek Agarwal Business Coach at FocalPoint International, Inc. Please Note! Change of ‘Date’ and ‘Venue’ for ICSBD Monthly Luncheon for ‘June 2019’. Vivek Agarwal has a strong passion to help striving professionals and executives achieve their full potential. Throughout his 27+ years in the high-tech industry, he has a proven track record in the areas of marketing, business management and general management. He has an MBA and Master’s in Computer Engineering. Vivek has delivered enlightening lectures and seminars to motivate, inspire and train aspiring individuals enhancing their management skills and make informed career choices. He has shared his personal insights to provide guidance on career management and leadership development. He runs his own company - Coachieve LLC and he is also a Professor at the School of Business & Management at San Jose State University, California.

This summer, come Downtown Los Gatos for some fun nights out on the town! One Thursday of each summer month, the Chamber and our local businesses are throwing a party! We’ll have live music at Town Plaza from 5-7, then starting at Live Music at Town Plaza! 7pm, a DJ will get things rocking on grays Lane with Loma Brewing Company. There will June 20 - Don Olivet Quartet July 18 - Rusty Rock ‘N Roll be fun and games for the whole August 8 - Country Cougars family, the shops will stay open late, and we’ll have wine and beer at Town Plaza Park Grays Lane - DJ Kureteek and Grays Lane. Hope to see you there!

June Mixer Host: Catered Too! Greg Casella comes up with a new twist for every mixer he hosts and this year is no different. This year, he is inviting us to a celebrate business, ride, and the Stonewall Anniversary at The Mountain View Computer History Museum. Free for Members of Rainbow Chamber Silicon Valley and one guest with preregistration. $10 for non-members with preregistration. Please Preregister by Wed. June 26th at Noon. Entry fee is $15 at the door for anyone not preregistered. Thursday, June 27 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mountain View Computer History Museum 1401 N Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043

Register at

Register at details/business-mixer-catered-too-hosting-atmountain-view-computer-history-museum-91

Y 12 Z

Lights... Camera Moonwalk with Me at CAAMFEST Shelly Yo is Director of Moonwalk with Me, a film short that was included in this year’s HBO Visionaries honorees as Asian Pacific American film presentations. The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience

possible. CAAMFEST, held each year in May, formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival - is the world’s largest showcase for Asian American films, food, and music programs since 1982. The film festival has been an important launch means for Asian American independent filmmakers - and a vital source for Asian cinema.

“This opportunity has been amazing because it allowed me to connect with so many fellow filmmakers and people who connected to the short film. HBO’s exposure definitely opened up a lot of paths for me as an artist and has made the arduous journey of making this film worthwhile. Growing up, it was hard to see anyone of color directing, writing

2019 HBO Visionaries - Nirav Bhakta, Shelly Yo and Julie Zhan

or producing in the film industry. As times have changed in the recent years, we are seeing more and more people of color in these positions. Sometimes, when you fail to see someone who looks like you in a position you hope to be in, it can diminish your hope in ever achieving it. I hope to be part of that change and by being an Asian American presence in the film industry, I can help youth wanting to be in film, have someone they could look at and

relate to. It’s also important for artists to get this type of recognition, because it allows for artists to move forward in their career and get support for future projects. Getting validation from a studio such as HBO has been so wonderful because I have met so many wonderful people, who felt connected to my short film and it has opened up so many pathways for my career.” Shelly Yo, Director

Owning Your Narrative, Panel of Speakers Bobby Rubino, Animator/PIXAR; Justin Tipping, Director/KICKS; Diane Paragas, Director/Yellow Rose; and Eugene Kim/Director/Cherry


Andy Nguyen

Special Assignment

WOW! What a an exuberant crowd of Fans, Friends and Family stopped by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library to show their support for the various Artists who contributed to CONFLUENCE & RESURGENCE, an installation housed on the second floor at the library ... BUT NO ELECTRICITY THAT DAY. "I drove all the way to the Bay Area from Southern California to be at this incredible celebration. I am so proud to represent Vietnamese Artists this way!” -Ann Phong, Visual Artist Adjunct Professor of ART, Cal Poly Pomona University Former President of VAALA Also -- check out the Amazing Vietnamese Fashions to celebrate AO DAI DAY. Ann Phong with our own Andy Nguyen

Ash Kalra with Jenny Do

Y 14 Z

Ash Kalra with Andy Nguyen

District 2 News Councilmember Sergio Jimenez calls for legal action against Union Pacific for blatant disregard for health and safety of San Jose residents and continued neglect to address blight, graffiti, trash, and trespass along railway lines Councilmembers Sergio Jimenez, Raul Peralez, Devora Davis, Maya Esparza and Mayor Sam Liccardo are directing the City Attorney to explore legal action against Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) for years of property neglect and refusal to address concerns along its railways. Councilmember Sergio Jimenez has been committed to finding the resources and solutions necessary to keep San Jose streets clean and safe. Despite the investment of thousands of dollars in litter and homeless abatement, the UPRR line along Monterey Road is blighted by illegal dumping, graffiti, and other dangerous conditions. Furniture, construction debris, and piles of garbage are strewn along the tracks. Residents have submitted hundreds of requests for service to UPRR to no avail, and trash sits on the railway for months at a time. Numerous homeless encampments along the corridor are a health and safety hazard with several

fires reported as well as the accumulation of large amounts of hazardous waste. “The conditions along UPRR railways throughout the City have deteriorated the quality of life in San Jose, and UPRR’s blatant disregard for the health and safety of our residents is unacceptable. We have tried to address these issues diplomatically, but UPRR has demonstrated time and again that they are not good neighbors and that their first priority is transportation and commerce, even at the expense of neighboring communities. My residents and I are

frustrated, and we can no longer tolerate the status quo when it comes to UPRR.” Lack of jurisdiction over San Jose’s notoriously blighted Monterey Road railway has been an extreme setback in City efforts to address graffiti, litter, and encampments because permission from UPRR is required to gain access to the property. The City

Y 15 Z

has worked for months on a Memorandum of Understanding with UPRR to gain regular access to the railways for litter cleanups, abatements, and graffiti removal. Unfortunately, UPRR’s lack of cooperation has delayed progress on an MOU and left the City of San Jose with no other

recourse but to pursue legal action. Read the memorandum from Councilmembers Sergio Jimenez, Raul Peralez, Devora Davis, Maya Esparza and Mayor Sam Liccardo directing the City Attorney to explore legal action against Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) at DocumentCenter/ View/85257.

Discover what the BRG difference is! Work with the Best Agents in the Area!

21951 Shillingsburg Ave A rare gem awaits! First time on the market in over 50 years! 5.34 acres. 2 bed. 1 bath. Minutes from top 10 rated schools.

506 Fierro Loop, Campbell 2085 SQFt 4 bedroom 4 bath home Plus Rooftop Deck with Views

Shannon Farrell

Be the change you wish to see Ph: 408-896-5351 Lic# 01913155