South Valley Review
VOL. 2, NO. 6
May 4, 2018
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Silicon Valley Monterey Council Boy Scouts of America 2108 Leadership Breakfast
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Page # 9 Bill Allowing Non-profits to Offer Guardianship to Immigrant Children Passes Committee Keynote Speaker Terry Fossum
What a committed and determined group that met for 2018 Community Leadership breakfast, on May 3 in San Jose to show support for Boy Scouts of America -- Silicon Valley Monterey Council. Each year a group of like minded folks get together both in Silicon Valley and Monterey to highlight the programs and people who keep scouting interesting, relevant, challenging and fun for all participants; scouts and scout masters alike.
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The Flamenco Society of San Jose invites you to spend an evening with exciting next-generation artists, guitarist Roberto Granados and his brother, percussionist Ernesto Granados This talented duo made their debut at the Historic Hoover Theater more than eight years ago. Now they’re back to celebrate the release of Roberto’s latest CD, Soñador (Dreamer). His original compositions and arrangements are a musical snapshot of his personal vision of flamenco, with songs that evoke a certain person, place, experience, memory or emotion. The Granados brothers are set to be joined by Flamenco dancers Melissa Cruz and Bianca Rodriguez, and a special guest singer to be announced.
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Los Gatos Events Mother’s Day Brunch,
May 13 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
with Lisa Coscino, Executive Director of NUMU
14831 Pierce Road Saratoga, CA 95070
May 17, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
Show mom your utmost appreciation with a Mother’s Day Brunch at The Mountain Winery. Spoil her with breathtaking views of Silicon Valley and our iconic vineyards. Adults may sip on our prized Mountain Winery Estate wines, while you dine on an abundant brunch buffet prepared by our expert culinary team! Enjoy the day with us while you relax at the perfect event for families of all ages to come together. Space is limited, reservations are required. Prices vary by seating location. Chateau Deck Rail: Adult - $125 Child (12 and Under) – $75 Chateau Deck: Adult – $115 Child (12 and Under) – $65 Vista Deck: Adult – $105 Child (12 and Under) – $55 Redwood Deck: Adult – $95 Child (12 and Under) – $55
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU 106 E. Main, St. Los Gatos, CA 95030 408-354-2646 You bring your coffee, we’ll bring the cookies! Join us for an hour-long casual conversation about art, life and how they intersect with NUMU Executive Director, Lisa Coscino. Bring your favorite cup of joe (or chai) and share your thoughts and ideas about what’s important and of interest to you. This monthly gathering occurs at 2pm on the last Thursday of the month in the NUMU galleries. Oh, and we’ll bring the cookies! NUMU is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
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Benefit Dance Concert Saturday, May 19th from 8:00-9:30pm 1195 Clark Street, San Jose Tickets- Adults: $15 Students Under 12: Free 12 and over: $10 Event Brite or firstname.lastname@example.org
Margo LeDuc And the MVP’s Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the music to raise money for Willow Glen Cares, an organization that serves Willow Glen HS students in great need.
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Concerts in the Park Stern Grove Festival - 2018 Artist Line-up Stern Grove Festival announced its lineup of free concerts -Sundays at 2:00 pm from June 17 through August 19, 2018 -- at Sigmund Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. This summer’s concert series kicks off with a soulful double-header starring R&B/soul sensations Peabo Bryson & Jeffrey Osborne on June 17, and continues with concerts every Sunday through August 19, including performances by Ziggy Marley, M. Ward, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes, Anoushka Shankar, Femi Kuti, Mexican Institute of Sound, The Revolution, and more, as well as the Festival’s classical partners San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Ballet. Since 1938, Stern Grove Festival has fulfilled its long-standing mission to make the arts accessible to all in one of the country’s most beautiful natural settings, completely free of admission. The Festival offers Bay Area locals and visitors a 10-week series of performing arts concerts in a space that encourages all to relax and spend time with friends and family. As a cherished summer ritual with programming as diverse as the city it calls home, Stern Grove Festival
presents a wide range of musical performances to 10,000 people every summer Sunday. For the fourth season, Stern Grove Festival has commissioned local performers to create original works that will premiere on the Festival stage this summer. The artists performing commissions are noted with a * in the list below. Stern Grove Festival’s 81st Season is made possible with support from Grants for the Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Levi Strauss Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Parkmerced, Kaiser Permanente, The Bernard Osher Foundation, The Koret Foundation, Fairmont Hotel, HARKEN WINES, and media sponsors San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, KPIX - CBS 5, and KBCW. Stern Grove Festival is presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and Commission. All Stern Grove Festival concerts are ADMISSION FREE; no tickets are required. Admittance and seating in the concert meadow is on a first-come, firstserved basis. All concerts begin at 2:00 p.m. at Sigmund Stern Grove,
“What could be more relaxing than hearing the San Francisco Symphony under the redwoods, while inhaling the scent of eucalyptus?” - The New York Times “It’s sort of everything we love about the Bay Area, in one admission-free concert series.” - San Francisco Magazine “...you almost think you’re in heaven. It’s like hugging me, this venue is hugging me. I’ve never seen a place like this and I’ve been singing for a long time.” - Mavis Staples located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard (in San Francisco’s Sunset/ Parkside district). Information regarding admission, facilities, and access to Stern Grove Festival is available on the Festival website (www. sterngrove.org) or call (415) 252-6252. In addition to the 10 Sunday concerts, Stern Grove Festival invites the community to experience an array of admission-free education and outreach programs. Each week at KidStage, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. before the concert, teaching artists lead all-ages workshops on making art with nature, an instrument exploration station, and a dance workshop. Please visit the Stern Grove Festival website for the line-up of KidStage events. Kids Days are free interactive arts education programs for children ages 4-11 at Sigmund Stern Grove. Participants must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Kids Days are open to the public and admission-free;
registration is required in advance. Kids Days with Dholrhythms: Experience high-energy Bhangra dance from Punjab, India. July 10, 11 or 12, 2018 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco Kids Days with Aguacero: Explore Bomba music and dance from Puerto Rico. July 17, 18 or 19, 2018 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco Kids Days with San Francisco Ballet: Learn about dance and movement from around the world July 24, 25, or 26, 2018 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco This summer, Stern Grove Festival also presents Kids Camps In Residence in partnership with YMCA Urban Services and the Recreation and Parks
Department. Kids Camps are provided free to children participating in the summer programs at these locations Local teaching artists will provide hands-on, interactive workshops exploring hip-hop music, dance and spoken word with local artist and Festival alum, Kev Choice, and Puerto Rican Bomba music. In 2018, Stern Grove Festival will present three Kids Camps in Residence: *June 18 - June 22 at Starr King Elementary with YMCA Urban Services *June 25 - June 29 at Joseph Lee Recreation Center *July 30 - August 3 at Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center Informative pre-concert Artist Talks with featured Festival artists take place at the Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse on July 22 with San Francisco Symphony and July 29 with San Francisco Ballet. Artist Talks begin at 12:00 noon, unless otherwise announced.
Badge of Honor Boy Scouts of America 2108 Leadership Breakfast Cont’
This year the keynote speaker was no ordinary guy, Terry Fossum is a winning combination of an unstoppable force contained in a small jovial package of a guy. Terry grew up in the “poorest city” in America, that was McAllen, Texas. So life didn’t offer many prospects to believe in yourself or hope for a better adult experience. So Terry found a world of possibilities in the Boy
Scouts - and what a life he has made for himself. Terry found that each area of success in scouting both prepared and propelled him to great achievements; earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas A& M University, becoming an Officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he received numerous awards, that includes Officer of the Year, at Fairchild Air Force Base; Humanitarian of
the Year, at Strategic Air Command; Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer’s School. Whew! And upon becoming a civilian again, he built a global direct sales business that proved him a multi-million dollar earner. But success is measured in many ways for a man like Terry Fossum; an Eagle Scout, Business Leader and (oh, right) Author. He found that
philanthropy called his interest and talents for places/people far from home. There is a Terry L. Fossum Learning Center for widows and orphans of the Rwanda genocide. Agricultural training for the poorest country in Africa; Malawi. And the Terry L. Fossum Scholarships for Underprivileged Youth in McAllen, Texas. To prove to kids everywhere, it’s now where you come from that can stop you from how far you can go. Then Terry was chosen
to be one of the first contestants on “Kicking and Screaming” a survival reality television show. A group of survival “experts” are matched with a complete novice; someone who has never even been camping, AND HE WINS ... he and his partner split the $1,000,000 top prize. All the while he speaking to his audience, he is full of humor, heart and gratitude for the life that being a Boy Scout has given him. Boy Scouts of America: All around great folks!
Symphony Silicon Valley Presents The Creation Saturday, May 5 @ 8pm and Sunday, May 6 @ 2:30pm The California Theatre 345 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113 Joseph Haydn’s oratorio has been called ‘some of the most lovable and lifeaffirming music ever composed.’ Tickets: 408.286.2600 or http://www. symphonysiliconvalley.org/ Single Tickets range from $45 - $90
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Conductor: John Nelson Soloists: Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
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Bill Allowing Non-profits to Offer Guardianship to Immigrant Children Passes Committee As caravans of Central American asylum seekers began arriving at the U.S. border, lawmakers in Sacramento on Tuesday approved a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that could make it easier for nonprofit organizations to care for unaccompanied minors, keep them out of detention and help them obtain special immigrant juvenile status that allows them to remain in this country legally. Under current law, only non-profits that are based in California can serve as legal guardian for unaccompanied minors. Assembly Bill 2642 by Levine, D-Marin County, would allow non-profits from other states to help meet the growing demand that is straining the capacity of Californiabased organizations. “We’re talking about children in need, capable people who want to help, and a legal barrier that does nothing but get in the way,” said Levine. “The solution is obvious – remove the barrier so we
can help children.” The bill was approved by the Assembly Committee on the Judiciary on a unanimous vote. It must garner support of the full Assembly and be considered in the Senate before it can be sent to the governor’s desk. “As Californians, we should ensure that abandoned, abused or neglected children are able to obtain the support they need from social institutions to seek immigration status,” said Lucia Martel-Dow, Director of Immigration Legal Services at the Canal Alliance. “We work with children who have not been able to find guardians and are at risk of being deported despite the fact that they would qualify for relief. Lawmakers should to step in and allow qualified non-profit entities assist
these children.” In the previous legislative session, Levine authored a bill, AB 900, that aligned state law with federal law by providing probate courts with expanded jurisdiction for youth, who are older than 18 and younger than 21, and who are also eligible to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). The bill was
signed into law in 2015. “There are more and more children who are not released from federal detention to family members because there is so much fear of coming forward. We do not want those children in shelters or detention facilities, we want them with families,” said Abigail Trillin, Executive Director of Legal Services for
Children. “These are the most vulnerable of the vulnerable immigrants. We want to make sure they are in the best possible environment – which are these family homes.” Assemblymember Marc Levine represents the 10th Assembly District, which includes Marin and Sonoma Counties.
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 childrenâ€™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 www.sthpc.org 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: email@example.com
545 Hillsdale Avenue San Jose, CA 95136 (408) 269-4782 www.hillside.org
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 www.firstccsj.org
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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Sports Brief Refs, You Suck! Game 4, Round 2 Recap Special Assignment Amanda Faris
For those of you who watched Game 4 of Round 2 on Wednesday, May 2, did you notice anything off? It seemed like the penalty calls were extremely against our San Jose Sharks. The Knights were blatantly committing penalties left and right, yet most of them were missed by all of the refs? Coincidence? I may have been watching from home, but I saw multiple holding, slashing, and tripping in addition to the 6 that were called on the Knights. And that roughing call against
Burnsâ€Ś How? Although, I can admit that what we see at home is a lot different than what the refs see on the ice. All that aside, Joonas Donskoi.. man what a shot in the first period for goal number two. After grabbing the puck in the defensive zone, he broke away like a bullet to the offensive zone in what seemed like a millisecond. I donâ€™t think the Knights knew what hit them! With an Assist from Dillion, Donskoi was able to shoot the puck THROUGH THE LEGS OF THE DEFENSEMAN and score! My heart about leapt out of my chest!
Scoring Summary First Period
Marcus Sorensen, Wrist Shot, Assist: Fehr, Dillon Joonas Donskoi, Snap Shot, Assist: Dillon Second Period
Tomas Hertl, Wrist Shot, Assist: Boedker, Couture Third Period
Power Play Goal Wrist Shot, Joe Pavelski, Assist: Couture, Burns
2:00 Roughing (Served by Tuch)
2:00 Cross Checking
2:00 Delay of Game
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Happy Cinco de Mayo from Your friends at the South Valley Reveiw
Cinco de Mayo (the Fifth of May) is a holiday celebrating the date of Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). The French army – whom hadn’t lost a battle in over fifty years– greatly outnumbered the Mexican army. General Ignacio Zaragoza led his troops to attack the French army in the small village of Puebla in hopes of temporarily halting the French advancements towards Mexico City. This attack led to an overwhelmingly unlikely Victory for the Mexican Army. On September 16, 1862, President Juárez declared that the day of their grand victory at the Battle of Puebla be an annual Holiday, making Cinco de Mayo a popular holiday in Mexico and in areas where their is a large Mexican Population. Although a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has evolved and become widely interpreted as a commemoration and celebration of Mexican culture and heritage in the United States. Chicano activists first raised awareness of the holiday in the 1960s partly due to their identification with the victory of indigenous Mexicans (such as Juárez) over European invaders during the Battle of Puebla. Today, participants mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods such as tacos and mole poblano. Some of the largest Cinco de Mayo festivals are held in Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston. In Mexico, most of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations that occur are in the town of Puebla where the battle itself took place. This festival features a parade with participants dressing up as Mexican and French soldiers, Vendors selling traditional Mexican foods as well as patriotic clothing and accessories for the celebration, and, sometimes, a reenactment of the victory over the French troops.
Sweet Notes The 2017- 2018 Symphony Silicon Valley Season Concludes With An All-Tchaikovsky program Symphony Silicon Valley presents “Tchaikovsky: A Celebration” Saturday, June 2 at 8pm and Sunday, June 3 at 2:30pm at The California Theatre, 345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 The season concludes with an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring pianist Stephen Prutsman as soloist. The three works will reveal three different facets of the Russian master’s fascinating personality: a
rousing march, a brilliant concerto and a complex symphony which Tchaikovsky fights, and wins, his own fierce battle with Fate. PROGRAM: • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Slavonic March in B-flat minor, Op. 31
• Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4, Op.36 CONDUCTOR: Tatsuya Shimono Born in Kagoshima in 1969, Tatsuya Shimono cemented his international reputation as a conductor by winning First Prize at the 47th Besançon International Competition in 2001. Since then,
http://www.symphonysiliconvalley.org/ Tickets range from $45 - $90 (Discounts available for seniors and students) He has guest conducted major orchestras in Japan and abroad. He received great acclaim for his debuts in subscription concerts with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale
di Santa Cecilia and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009, and then in Mark 2010, made his debut with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.
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“Do the Right Thing. Living Ethically in an Unethical World.” Thursday, May 17th, 7:00-8:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm San Jose Country Club 15571 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose, CA 95127 $25 per person
Space is limited - No tickets sold at venue. Carpooling encouraged. Join members of the Valle Monte League for this thought provoking and timely discussion, with author, psychologist, ethicist and professor Thomas G. Plante PhD, ABPP Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor Director, Spirituality & Health Institute at Santa Clara University Adjunct Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University of Medicine. How do you want to live your life? Dr. Plante will present “how our actions and choices dramatically affect our thoughts and feelings about ourselves and the world around us; few things promote good mental health better than a clear conscience and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve done the right thing.” Yet, what are the right choices?
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Real Cho Off Eong-Jin Cho, Chopin Competition Gold Medalist, Comes To Silicon Valley Seong-Jin Cho, Gold Medalist at the 17th Chopin International Piano Competition and recently chosen by the Berlin Philharmonic to fill in for ailing superstar pianist Lang Lang, will present a solo recital on Monday, Memorial Day, May 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the California Theatre in San Jose. Fans will especially appreciate that the concert takes place on Cho’s 24th birthday. An introductory lecture precedes the concert. “… this latest Chopin Competition winner can stand proud next to the likes of such illustrious past winners as Pollini, Argerich and Zimerman” Pianist, February 2016 Steinway Society - The Bay Area presents Chopin International Competition Gold Medalist Seong-Jin Cho, a Classical Piano Recital. Monday, May 28, 2:30 p.m. at California Theatre, 345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 PROGRAM: • Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Op 12 • Beethoven, Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique) • Debussy, Images, Book 2
• Chopin, Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Widely considered a virtuosic and poetic new talent on the classical piano music scene, South Korea’s Seong-Jin Cho has won awards at three of the best-recognized competitions: Gold at the Chopin International Piano Competition, and Third Prize at both the International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow) and the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv. Cho’s Silicon Valley concert in May replaces one that he canceled in November, 2017 because Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic asked him to join its Asia tour when an arm injury incapacitated scheduled pianist Lang Lang. Cho’s May concert for Steinway Society falls on his 24th birthday. His success and fame
continue to skyrocket internationally. His Deutsche Grammophon debut album and his just-released CD, Debussy have achieved chart-topping status. He has also made high-profile appearances at Carnegie Hall, appearances with the Russian National Orchestra under celebrated conductor
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Mikhail Pletnev, the Liverpool Philharmonic, and a North American tour with the Warsaw Philharmonic. “Everything is poetic, introspective, graceful”, noted the Financial Times in reviewing Cho’s CD recording of Chopin’s 24 Préludes, Op.28, while the Guardian concluded that “the restraint and subtle discrimination of Cho’s playing, combined with his silvery, never fulsome sound, is constantly beguiling … nothing is done just for show; it’s all about the music.” Additional information, reviews and recordings are available at his website http://www. seongjin-cho.com/ About Us: Steinway Society - The Bay Area is a non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley. Now
entering its 23rd season, this dedicated group of musicians, pianists, teachers and arts lovers promotes excellence in piano performance and music education. Each season, Steinway Society presents a series of classical piano concerts featuring international award-winning pianists, as well as an active school program. For more information on Season Subscriptions, the artists, and Steinway Society, go to www.SteinwaySociety. com Photos: Courtesy of Steinway Society - The Bay area TICKETS/ INFO: Single Tickets: $40-$85. Senior/ Student Discounts Available www. steinwaysociety.com or 408.990.0872
Attention Seniors, Caregivers & Family Members: Please join me for a Fraud Prevention Seminar on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 11am-12pm at the Almaden Community Center. Led by experts from the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations, the seminar will cover Elder Fraud, Auto & Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud. All members of the public are invited to attend this free, informative event. No RSVP required. Come learn about various insurance fraud schemes impacting our County, how to avoid being a victim, how to detect and report fraud. For more information, please contact my office at 408-299-5010.
Women’s Task Force Openings. Are you or someone you know passionate about improving outcomes for vulnerable women and girls in the County? Consider applying for the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Task Force. The Task Force members will provide recommendations by reviewing data and developing recommendations to improve the lives of women and girls in our community. The Task Force is seeking members of the community with the following areas of expertise: Economic development and security; Gender-based violence; Education and leadership; Health care issues; Housing; and Criminal justice. Learn more and apply here before June 1, 2018: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/bos/bnc/Pages/cedaw-app.aspx Election Volunteers Needed. Earn money and participate in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election by serving as an election volunteer for the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters! On Election Day, volunteers will be part of the action helping ROV staff process ballots and voting materials as they return from the polling places. Volunteers check in materials as they arrive, sort and deliver ballots and supplies, and assist in the vital process of ensuring that every vote received is counted. Positions are filled on a first come, first served basis. More information: www. sccgov.org Amgen Bike Tour in Morgan Hill. The City of Morgan Hill is hosting Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California, Men’s Time Trial, on Wednesday May 16, 2018. The Men’s Time Trial will start and conclude in Morgan Hill where there will be significant impacts to daily activities. To view the Course Route, Street by Street Impact Matrix, School Impacts, Road Closures, please visit their website: http://www. morgan-hill.ca.gov/1669/Tour-of-California
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The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Presents GRAMMY® Award-Winning Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Live In Concert in Five Cities Throughout California May 9 - 17, 2018 The Power of Activism and Jazz, Resisting an Oppressive National Political Culture
The non-profit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) was established by Arturo O’Farrill in 2007 to promote Afro Latin Jazz through a comprehensive array of performance and educational programs. ALJA selfproduces the Orchestra’s annual performance season at Symphony Space (2007 - 2017), and maintains a weekly engagement for the Orchestra at the famed jazz club Birdland. The Alliance also maintains a world-class collection of Latin jazz musical scores and recordings. ALJA’s education initiatives include the Afro Latin Jazz Academy of Music in-school residency program serving public schools citywide with instrumental and ensemble instruction, and the pre-professional youth orchestra, the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, which prepares the next generation of musicians. The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance maintains an administrative office inside the historic Minisink Townhouse in Central Harlem. For more information on the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, please visit afrolatinjazz.org.
The Bay Area Review, formerly South Valley Review Volume 2, Number 6