The Bay Area Review May 4, 2019

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South Valley Review

VOL. 3, NO. 8

May 4, 2019

Better at knowing what matters to you San Jose Sailor Serves Aboard a Floating Airport at Sea

A San Jose, California, native and 2014 Prospect High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Avila is an aviation boatswain’s mate (aircraft handling) aboard the carrier operating out of San Diego. As a Navy aviation boatswain’s mate (aircraft handling), Avila is responsible for moving aircraft while they are on the flight deck, including transporting them to the catapult to be launched off the carrier. Avila credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned growing up in San Jose. “I had a passion for helping people ever since I was young and I brought that passion with me to the Navy,” said Avila.

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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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Helping Hands SECOND HARVEST LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO FOCUS ATTENTION ON KIDS AT RISK OF HUNGER Kids need nutritious food to grow up strong and healthy, but in Silicon Valley, more and more families are sacrificing nutritious food for housing. A recent report by CityLab shows how low and even middleincome residents can’t afford to buy food in areas like Silicon Valley where housing costs take up so much of their budget. Second Harvest Food Bank is feeding a record number of kids and families – an average of 260,000 people every month, including more than 87,000 kids. But hunger in wealthy areas like Silicon Valley is often hidden, so people don’t realize that many of the kids they see aren’t getting the nutritious food they need to thrive. That’s why Second Harvest’s campaign For the Kids is so critical.

The Food Bank recently launched the campaign to focus attention on childhood hunger and raise $10 million to ensure that any child who needs a healthy meal can get one. “People I talk to are often shocked to learn that 1 in 3 kids in Silicon Valley is at risk of hunger,” said Leslie Bacho, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. “We really need to shine a light on this issue. Nutritious food is a game-changer for kids because it provides the fuel they need to succeed in school, at the playground and for long-term health.” A major focus of Second Harvest’s effort to reach more kids and families with healthy food is its school pantry program. Four years ago Second Harvest launched

an intensive effort to open a network of school pantries – where families can pick up groceries and fresh produce right in their own neighborhood, learn more about nutrition, and get connected to other resources like CalFresh (food stamps). In that time, Second Harvest has increased the number of K-12 schools served by its pantry program from 14 to 133 – a whopping 850 percent jump in just four years. Second Harvest also has food pantries at every community college in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, as well as at San at Jose State University and two private colleges. College students are an often-overlooked group of young people who struggle to get enough healthy food in one of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S. A recent assessment of college hunger released by the California Higher Education Basic Needs Alliance (CHEBNA) found that 41.6 percent of CSU students


and 44 percent of UC undergraduate students experience food insecurity. That number jumps to 50 percent for community college students in California. Studies show that kids who don’t get enough to eat often suffer emotional and physical effects that can hurt their ability to do well in school and succeed later in life. Hunger and food insecurity among college students has been associated with poorer health, poorer academic performance, and more feelings of depression and anxiety. But studies also show that kids who have access to food assistance programs score higher on tests, and have better math and reading skills, than kids who don’t. “It’s unacceptable that kids in our community have to go to bed on an empty stomach or sit in class while their stomachs growl,” Bacho said. “We have to do what it takes to ensure that every kid, teen and college student has access to nutritious food. Part of that effort is making sure people know how big the problem is. Every day, at school, at the playground, even at the grocery store, you likely see kids who don’t have consistent access to healthy food. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Hunger is a solvable

issue if we all work together.” Feed Kids, Nourish Lives Making sure the next generation of innovators has access to nutritious food is such a critical issue that local business leaders are committed to the campaign. This year’s co-chairs include John Donahoe, CEO of ServiceNow; Eileen Donahoe, executive director of global digital policy incubator at Stanford’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law; Bill Gurley, founding partner at Benchmark Capital, and Amy Gurley; and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of “We all need to be committed to ending childhood hunger in our community,” Sandberg said. “It’s heartbreaking – and unacceptable – that 1 out of 3 children in our area are at risk for food insecurity.” Dollars raised during the campaign will be used to open more pantries and explore new and innovative ways to connect more kids and families to food when, where and how they need it. Second Harvest plans to open six to 12 more school pantries this year. The Food Bank is also reaching more kids

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by distributing food at 57 affordable housing complexes so families can get fresh produce and healthy groceries right where they live. Second Harvest plans to add six more this year. In addition to opening new school pantries and distributing more food to local families, Second Harvest is intensifying its effort to leverage public food resources like school meals and other federally funded programs aimed at keeping kids and families fed. Second Harvest is collaborating

with schools, libraries, community organizations, government entities and others so kids can get healthy meals during the school year and all summer long. Based in Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is one of the largest food banks in the nation. Currently providing food to an average of 260,000 people every month, Second Harvest is a trusted communitybased organization that was founded in 1974.

Despite the immense wealth in Silicon Valley, and partly due to the high cost of living, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive. The Food Bank distributes nutritious food, including more fresh produce than almost any other food bank in the country, through a network of 309 nonprofit partners at 985 sites. Second


Harvest is pursuing innovative efforts to increase access to food resources as it seeks to feed more hungry people each month. To reach more people, it advocates for anti-hunger policies and connects those in

need to federal nutrition programs and other food resources. To learn more about how Second Harvest is building a hunger-free community, visit

Local Heroes San Jose Sailor Serves Aboard a Floating Airport at Sea Cont’ Named in honor of former President Theodore Roosevelt, 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 252 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. 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. Being stationed in San Diego, the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, means Avila 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.” The Pacific is home to more than 50 percent of the world’s population, many of the world’s largest and smallest economies, several of the world’s largest militaries, and many U.S. allies. The Navy has been pivotal in helping maintain peace and stability in the Pacific region for decades. Though there are many ways for sailors to earn distinction in their command, community and career, Avila is most proud of advancing to petty officer third class.

“My mother was in the Navy and she was a petty officer third class. Being able to advance so quickly was special for me,” said Avila. “It made me really proud to gain the same rank that she was able to advance to.” Serving in the Navy is a continuing tradition of military service for Avila, who has military ties with family members who have previously served. Avila is honored to carry on the family tradition. “My mom is extremely hard working,” said Avila. “I admired her work ethic growing up, and I wanted to see where she gained that drive to succeed. Through the Navy, I was able to gain that same work ethic.” 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. “Naval aviation is the ultimate team sport, and a nuclearpowered aircraft carrier cannot accomplish her mission without the professionalism and expertise of every sailor aboard,” said Capt. Carlos Sardiello, commanding officer Theodore Roosevelt. “The crew of Theodore Roosevelt has proven themselves time and time again, and their level of professionalism and dedication is second to none.” Theodore Roosevelt, 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 Theodore Roosevelt a self-contained 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, Avila and other Theodore Roosevelt sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes providing the Navy the nation needs. “I get to help people by serving in the Navy,” added Avila. “When new people show up, I am able to help them get answers to their questions and explore what programs and options are available to them.”

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Making A Difference Grand Opening: Loma Clara

Morgan Hill is the newest location for a luxury Senior Living community, Grand Opening was April 30th. Loma Clara features beautiful Craftsman-style architecture, offering 62,000 square feet of spacious studio, one and two-bedroom apartment homes that boast high ceilings, large windows, expansive bathrooms and

kitchenettes for residents. Managed by Integral Senior Living, the community offers the group’s enriching trademark programs of: Vibrant Life, Generations Memory Care and Elevate dining. The amenities include a cafe bistro, library and tech lounge, movie theater room, state-of-the-art fitness center, salon and a

massage/physical room, a happy hour deck, a large outdoor courtyard and more await the residents. Morgan Hill Mayor, Rich Constantine, City Manager, Christina Turner and Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce President John Horner

welcomed the key leadership members from Steadfast Companies; the Real Estate Developer of the project, and Integral Senior Living; on-site managers of this Loma Clara community. We are looking forward to providing our residents

at Loma Clara with the high-quality care ISL is known and trusted for,” said Colette Gray, ISL’s CEO and COO. It is an honor to join the vibrant Morgan Hill community, and we are grateful for the warm reception.”


District 1 News

Healthy Nail Salon Program

Last month, Supervisor Cindy Chavez and I kicked off the Healthy Nail Salon Program, a free and voluntary program for the 850 nail salons in Santa Clara County that employ more than 5,000 nail technicians. Every single day, nail salon owners and workers endure prolonged exposure to low levels of toxic products such as solvents, glues, polishes, and unsafe practices that

may lead to an increase risk of cancer, allergies, respiratory, neurological and reproductive health issues. In a joint effort with the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Santa Clara County is implementing the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program to protect the health of nail salon workers and customers. A recognized Healthy Nail Salon offers safer products, safer

practices, and proper ventilation to reduce exposure to more toxic products. While this pedicure experience was my first and will probably last me a lifetime, I am proud that our new program will help protect my family, friends, community members and salon workers from toxins. You can get involved by encouraging your salon to join the program today! • Tell your local nail salon about this free program. • Encourage your nail technician to protect his/her health by using gloves, masks, and safety glasses. • Look for the Healthy Nail Salon logo before using a nail salon’s service. Learn More: https:// cpd/programs/HN/Pages/ home.aspx

Public Safety Community Meeting I appreciate the nearly 300 San Jose residents who made the time to attend Councilmember Pam Foley’s Public Safety Community Meeting on April 22nd in response to the tragic murder of Bambi Larson. I was invited to the meeting to provide an update from the County. I am in favor of removing undocumented individuals who have committed serious and violent crimes, and have been convicted of doing so, from our communities however and whenever possible. This is why I proposed a change to the County’s policy to reflect the current law, to reaffirm that the County

Santa Clara County Youth Task Force I was delighted to speak to the Santa Clara County Youth Task Force Commission (YTF) recently about public service. The YTF is an appointed body of 16 high-school aged youth who serve as an advisory body to the Santa Clara County

Board of Supervisors. YTF members are involved with making policy recommendations concerning youth in the County and work to find solutions that will make improvements to the lives of young people in our community today. I am so impressed with this group

of bright and engaged individuals who work with elected officials, community leaders and other organizations to create more opportunities for young people in Santa Clara County. Learn more about the Youth Task Force and how

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to apply at https://www.

has and will honor all judicial warrants, and to allow notification to ICE of those undocumented individuals who have been convicted of serious or violent felonies as defined by state law. In the next 60 days, county staff will examine the notification process further, and then bring their findings back to the Board of Supervisors. Bambi Larson’s murder stunned and terrified our community. Our hearts go out to Ms. Larson’s family, friends and neighbors. My proposal will improve public safety in Santa Clara County and I look forward to its implementation.

Community LOOK WHO CAME TO TOWN Redemption Church brought in some BIG talent for their 212 conference. Pastors TD Jakes, Joel Osteen and Steven Furtick were featured speakers Pastors Ron and Hope Carpenter are now at the helm of Redemption Church in San Jose, formerly Jubilee Church. According to First Lady Hope, “we are so happy to be in the Bay Area and ready to serve

this community in every way we can. This type of conference is so exciting for us and all our church family - to open our doors this way - brings in people from all over the Bay Area and far beyond.” Eleven months in, and the faithful have embraced their new Pastors’ BIG vision - as evidenced by the growth in attendance.

Pastor Hope taking a moment

Pastor Ron welcomes everyone

Pastor Joel Osteen

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Be The Change Holly’s Story I have always wanted to make a difference in my community, the world. I started young traveling the world to serve others. I got my Masters in Social Work, not because I wanted to be a social worker, which I was harassed about by my dear friends all 3 years of school. I wanted to start a nonprofit. I always knew it. But I just wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do and what was the best way to make a difference. I have done projects in the slums of India, the villages of Afirca, the playgrounds of London, and the universities of China. But how could I make a difference here? Right here in Santa Clara County? I met a man named Ross McCook, who was from Auckland, in India in 2017 and heard how he was literally changing the lives of kids in New Zealand. I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to do the same thing right here. Within months of meeting Ross in from India, I traveled to New Zealand to learn more about what he was doing. I saw this incredibly successful program and met kids whose lives have been changed forever. I loved everything that Ross was teaching mentors and how he was training adults to accept, connect, equip and encougage youth. One of the things that really stuck with me was

how as adults we can easily to 3 things: Push them TO good things. Go THROUGH the inevitable. And we can encourage AWAY from the bad. While I was in grad school during my internship, I was placed within an agency that provides mentorships with foster youth. I met James. I was with James for one year. James was a struggling kid. He had been in 4 different homes over the last 2 years, struggling in his classes his senior year in school, struggling to get out of bed some mornings. James desperatey wanted to go to college. He didn’t want to be a statistic. So I started pushing James TO the good. I helped James apply to UC Santa Cruz and took him to visit the campus, where he dreamed of going. Unfortunatley, things didn’t work out for him at UCSC. He was devastated. He was angry. There were times when I just sat and listened to James be angry at the world. Times when I watched him cry. But I had to walk with with him THROUGH the inevitable, because let’s face it, sometimes life can be disappointing. After that, there were times when we would talk and all he would want to do is hang out with his buddies who were not going on to college

and just sitting around smoking weed. So I started gently encouraging James AWAY from the bad. Fastforward to August of 2016, I got a picture from James of his new San Diego State student ID with this message. “Thought you would be happy to see this! I start Monday- I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for helping me develop into who I am today and for not giving up on me!! I remember when my admission to UCSC was revoked and I was depressed- you still drove me down and sat down next to me as I spoke with to the dean of admissions. Although that day was one of the hardest days for me to accept (I still remember it vividly), I learned such a valuable lesson that day and that summer. Thank you for teaching me to pick myself up when I when I’ve hit bottomlook where I found myself now! Moving out of San Jose on Friday to move into my apartment on campus at San Diego State.” James has been incredibly successful down in San Diego and has been involved with the campus working with former and current foster youth. James is walking the stage in May of this year. He is graduating with his BA in Pyschology and a minor Y 12 Z

in Counseling and Social Change. All because one caring adult pushed him TO the good, walked THROUGH the inevitable, and encouraged AWAY from potential bad. James could have been a statistic. But James is being a success. Shouldn’t every kid know what it is like to be accepted and encouraged? Shouldn’t every kid know what it is like to have the best day of their life? Shouldn’t every kid be given the chance at a bright future? Feel empowered to be the best they can be? And every adult should be given the chance to make a meaningful difference in our community by building assets in the young people around us. I started Heart For Youth USA because I want people in our community do that. Like you, we want to see kids become the very best they can be. We want to give kids the BEST day of their life through Adventure Days. We want to see more kids like James go from almost being a statistic to a success. So I am doing this and I need people to join with me. We are modeling ourselves directly after the success in New Zealand. We have already partnered with places here in San Jose like San Jose Job Corps, Moreland

School District, and local nonprofits and churches. There are literally thousands of youth in our community just waiting to be connected to a caring adult. We will equip you. We will train you. We will walk by your side and support you. You can lierally change the life of a kid. We can’t do it alone. We need two things: Money and Mentors. If you can give a young person your time, please contact us about our next Mentor Training. If you would like to support us financially and support building mentoring relationships here in Santa Clare County, please donate one-time or monthly at www.heartforyouthusa. org/donate If you work for a company who gives grants or has an employee matching porigran, please connect to Laura Holmbeck at Laura@ or Holly Jones at Holly@ heartforyouthusa. org. Together, we can live a life of purpse and meaning by helping a young person feel more confident and grounded and build a bright future for us all.

Pacific Coast Dream Machines

Half Moon Bay was the site of the annual display for all manner of FUN, VINTAGE and UNIQUE modes of true dream machines. The airfield was decked out for all to enjoy -- something to spark the heart and mind of even the occasional enthusiast. Be ready to rumble and ready to roll ... then let's take to the skies in style ... Next Year!

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Business Profile All Good Work Foundation All Good Work Foundation, is a unique idea, it is meant to support and guide NON-PROFITS into locating work/office space. A challenge for any small business to say the least, but more so for a Charity just starting out. Because we all know the reality of “out of control rental prices” in the Bay Area and the effect that can have on any business operation’s ability to stay alive -even more so for our

Non-Profits. So All Good Work is serving as a matchmaker of sorts, for landlords and this particular type of tenant. The idea actually started in New York with Nate Heasley identifying the unique set of circumstances that these organizations were facing -- once a space was secured how to keep the doors open was a strain. That idea was to work with landlords to donate the office space to a Charitable organization

that has been vetted through All Good Work Foundation ... it’s a process of benefit to all concerned. Amy Feldman, Program Director heads up the efforts here in Silicon Valley. Nate Heasley, is the Executive Director in New York (pictured). ALL GOOD WORK FOUNDATION amy.feldman@


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The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is a celebration of the indigenous American art form known as Jazz. Over the past decadeplus, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival has become a favorite local tradition with a growing national reputation. This 10-day festival of public performances by world-renowned musicians in diverse settings, including the historic Raven Theater, the glamorous Hotel Healdsburg, and several boutique restaurants and wineries, has grown into one of the North Bay’s most celebrated annual musical events. Y 14 Z

Sammuel Washington, spoke at the recent Techa-Thon for youth hosted by the SV Black Chamber. Samm is General Partner at MPSPG, and specializes in Cyber Security for public and private companies. His services and knowledge were invaluable during his tenure with the Obama administration. These are his suggested steps to a more secure world in how we deal with all the technology in our lives - yesterday * today * tomorrow. • Get Rid of Apps You Don’t Use. • Close Apps You Are Not Using. • Turn Idle Devices & Internet Access Off. • Disable Your BlueTooth When Not In Use. • Turn Off Locaters & Device Cameras. • Restrict Connects To Other Devices & Systems. • Clear Your Device Cache, History, App Data, Downloads, Temp Files, & Email Drafts.

A Night Out The Flamenco Society of San Jose Presents “Yaelisa’s Juerga” – Community Flamenco Performance Historic Hoover Theatre 1635 Park Avenue San Jose, CA 95126 For tickets: 1-800-838-3006 The Flamenco Society of San Jose will host “ Yaelisa’s Juerga” (Flamenco Jam Session). Presenting as a special guest World-renowned flamenco company “Caminos Flamencos”, featuring Emmy Awardwinning dancer and choreographer Yaelisa, along with Flamenco

composer and virtuoso guitarist Jason McGuire “El Rubio”. Including a huge cast of exciting dancers, singers and musicians. Fun and fiery flamenco time for all. The admission charge for this event is only $25 general admission, $20 for students/senior citizens and $15 for

child. This promises to be a very special event. Feel the passion, power and emotion of flamenco in an intimate setting. Come see and hear the wonderful singing and beautiful dance of great artists. Great performance, full of excitement and passion.

The City of Gilroy and the Gilroy Arts and Culture Commission are hosting an Art Logo Contest. The winning design will be used in commemoration of the City’s 150th birthday through various mediums and at various celebratory events throughout the year. For Official Contest Rules and Online Entry, go to

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