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South Valley Review

VOL. 2, NO. 19

November 3, 2018

Better at knowing what matters to you A Voice Clear and Strong

It was an afternoon for all those who support and genuinely care about good works in our communities to come together for the 2018 YWCA SILICON VALLEY Inspire Luncheon - in all about 2000 attendees swarmed the Santa Clara Convention Center, last week. It’s been a 160 years of service - Young Womans Christians Association

(YWCA) providing women and children a safe place to tell their truth, and know that someone does hear them. It is the mission to support each person with access to services vital to helping heal our communities, as a part of the whole.

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When...Where SVR South Valley Review 2059 Camden Avenue Suite 219 San Jose, CA, 95124 (408) 898 - 7534 Minority Owned Business President: Richard Pugh Publisher: Brigitte Jones Executive Editor: Sonya Ruffin Operations/Accounting: Dorothy Pugh Graphic Design Director: Amanda Faris Photographer Andy Nguyen Editor at Large: Pearl Baeni Editor, Public Affairs Liaison: Pamela Gustava Curry

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#12 Days of ARTS Returns to Downtown San Jose San Jose Arts Marketing Roundtable presents #12 Days of ARTS – a social-media driven scavenger hunt for arts prizes. More than 120 chances to win, including two Grand Prizes! Free to compete and win. #12 Days of ARTS is an opportunity to give back to our community and encourage folks to have fun exploring San Jose and its vibrant arts scene including theater, music, dance, museums, galleries, and more. How to play: Follow the hashtag #12DaysofArts and your favorite San Jose arts organization’s social media sites. Each morning at 8 am, the San Jose Downtown

Association will post a #12DaysofArts clue on their website at sjdowntown. com/12DaysofArts and on their Facebook page @sjdowntown consisting of a photo and a written hint. You must figure out the day’s “secret” location of the arts organization…a theater, a gallery, museum, events venue, etc. and be one of the first 10 people to arrive at that location at the specified time to win a prize package. The specific time to arrive will be noted.  The hint could come at any time during the day and will also be shared on numerous arts and related downtown social media sites. Those 10 people (or teams) are guaranteed to win a bag


Win a bag of wonderful surprises.   Photo courtesy of Arts Marketing Roundtable.

filled with wonderful arts surprises like free tickets to shows, entries to exhibits and fun events to participate in. Other surprises await such as dining coupons, free beverages, and logo items of hats, T-shirts, coffee mugs, and more. Ten bags are given away every day…sometimes more! Every person is limited to TWO wins of the prize bags over the twelve days of the scavenger hunt, but even if you are a two-time winner, you should keep participating! Every person who finds the correct location is entered into the drawing for a grand prize. The more you participate, the more entries you get.  The first 10 winners each day are asked to take a selfie showing the location of the arts organization from the clue and posting it to their social media with the hashtag: #12DaysofArts. Two GRAND Prizes will also be awarded through random drawings. If you missed a chance to win an Arts Prize Bag on any given day, you can still enter for the Grand Prizes by snapping a selfie and posting it to your social

media with the hashtag. Anyone can play one time, or all twelve days! Additional Information: This is the fourth year of #12 Days of Arts. It grew out of the monthly “brown bag lunch meetings” of the Arts Marketing Roundtable and it has been such a huge hit over the last three years, that we’ve brought it back again. Winners have included people who played the game just once or played every day, people who had never been to a live theater event or a symphony concert or a museum before, and even people who had never even been DOWNTOWN before.  We had so many people miss out on prize bags last year, that we have added the element of GRAND prizes and have made them open to anyone…whether you won a prize bag or not. To enter to win, just post a selfie in front of one or more of the “secret” locations and include the hashtag #12DaysofArts. Random drawings will determine the winners. GOOD LUCK and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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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Join Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) for the 1st annual Fund the Future Dinner on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Fairmont San Jose from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM! “Coming Together, Changing Lives” SVEF is thrilled to host the 1st Annual Fund the Future Dinner as a newly merged organization. The annual dinner brings together the best and brightest of Silicon Valley to honor local philanthropists who are committed to closing the large achievement gap for children from low socioeconomic communities. We also honor outstanding educators and students while raising the critical funds to help them get on the path to college and to a brighter future. For more information, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities call (408)790-9496  or email

A special thank you our 2018 Fund the Future Dinner Emcee & Auctioneer!

Emcee Kari Hall NBC Bay Area, Meteorologist

Auctioneer Jesse Lovejoy Director, 49ers EDU & 49ers Museum

A special thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors thus far!

SVEF is proud to honor Marissa Mayer, Co-Founder, Lumi Labs and Former CEO & President, Yahoo as our 2018 Fund the Future Honoree for her outstanding accomplishments in the worlds of business and philanthropy. 

Sweet Notes

A Night of Harmony South Bay Philharmonic, an Open Source Symphony, held an evening concert at Foothill Presbyterian Church in San Jose, Friday, November 2. Principal Conductor, George Yefchak, and his merry group of Music Makers offered an eclectic program of compositions for all to enjoy * suggestion: check Google for William Grant Still 1895 - 1978*

“The South Bay Philharmonic seeks to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for orchestral musicians from a wide range of backgrounds and skill levels, and to present familiar as well as lesser-known repertoire for the enrichment of our members and the audience”. SOUTH BAY PHILHARMONIC is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization. It is a member of Silicon Valley Arts Coalition, a group of arts organizations that promotes high quality arts at affordable prices throughout Silicon Valley. Foothill Community Concert Series was created in 2000 as an expression of Foothill Presbyterian Church’s belief that music is a great spiritual gift! Within each season’s line-up, you will find a variety of musical genres---jazz, classical, world, folk, and bluegrass. We cordially invite you to sample our fare and enjoy the talents of some amazing musicians. FCCS (and Beethoven) are looking for a few good volunteers to join our concert committee. The concert series committee is responsible for producing the entire concert series. The committee meets about 6 times a year and depends upon the commitment of volunteers to deliver quality music to the community. As you may imagine, it takes quite a bit of work to put together each season and, as our concert series grows, we find we need help choosing musicians, hanging banners, getting refreshments on the table and more. Helping “behind the scenes” is exciting and full of good music! If you are interested in joining, please contact us in the lobby after the concert or email us at foothillcommunityconcertseries@ You will choose your level of involvement—from dipping in a single toe to jumping in at the deep end.


Global Impact A Voice Clear and Strong Cont’ Anita Hill came to town to speak on behalf of this meaningful organization, relative to the times we live in. Of course, no one could have imagined the relevance of her as a choice for Keynote Speaker; these decisions are made months in advance. It is her eloquence to speak on behalf those mistreated that gives her purpose. And her voice still rings with strength and a clear focus of recent events stand as a reminder. She is committed to see a real change in our time; the work is long from over. “I have come to accept the privilege and power granted to me to speak, and help others find their voices, as well. I salute the important work behind the scenes

at the YWCA - living up to your mission to empower women and eliminate racism in our midst. Unfortunately, the work continues. It is the grim reality. A better society is what we will reap, if we all work hard to that end. We are all inspired by those associated with this organization. My hope is to move forward in the progress we gained in our past. I have been on this path for 27 years and will not give in now. Rest assured that as hard as this time is, I will not retreat. In this day and age, our current knowledge of inequality in the workplace, places of worship, and halls of academia deeply damages our communities. Why haven’t we as a society done more

to protect women; our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters from unwanted advances and even violence? There is no clear answer from those in positions of power. But the good news is - absolutely things have changed. We have changed. We have developed a body of knowledge and thereby power to call out a wrong. And expect to be believed and be supported to staunch such behavior in our communities. Whenever and wherever WE STAND TOGETHER.” -Anita Hill Educator, Professor, Lawyer, Author, Activist

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Making a Difference Rebuilding Together’s Great Day “We want to thank all of our sponsors for their support.  Our Rebuilding Days are so vital to us.  They help us keep our doors open 5 days a week to ensure our low-income homeowners stay safe in their homes.”  - Terry Downing, Partnerships and Outreach Manager “ Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley is a great organization that works with many volunteers to repair and improve homes of those unable to provide for themselves. This year on Saturday, October 27th,  the Rotary Club of San Jose and the Rotary Club of Santa Clara combined  forces to repair and improve a home on S. King St. A number  of other Rotary Clubs volunteered at other home sites. it is a wonderful experience to help our community members in need.” - Gary Shara

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GHOSTS! Do you believe in them? Since ancient times, tales, myths and legends about ghosts have been told at firesides or on dark rainy nights. In many cultures around the world, the return of the dead is celebrated in their unique ways.  Many Southeast Asian cultures believe when a person died their soul journeyed across a bridge to the afterlife. The first step in this journey after death was one’s burial and funeral service, and if this was not done right, the soul of the deceased would return to earth to haunt the living. Have you ever wanted to learn how to hunt for ghosts?This will be your opportunity to learn Ghost Hunting 101.  Join us for this special event.

November 15 from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sunol House 777 Lincoln Avenue San Jose, CA 95126

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Vintage Finds A Neat Little Car By Martin L Chiechi, Proud vintage car owner

This BMW Isetta 300 was originally designed and produced by Iso, an Italian refrigerator manufacturer in 1953. In fact, the front door and door handle are modified refrigerator parts. It was powered by a 236 cc two stroke motorcycle engine producing 9.5 horsepower. You entered the car from the front and the steering wheel and gauges moved with the door. The sunroof was marketed as a safety feature allowing for escape in the event the front door was damaged in an accident. A heater, sun visors, ashtray and radio were optional. In 1955, BMW licensed the design and began production. BMW

installed their own 300cc motorcycle engine, now producing 13 horsepower. It takes over 30 seconds for the car to reach 31 mph. It has a top speed of 52 mph. It gets 50 miles per gallon of gas which is fortunate because it only has a 3.5 gallon gas tank. It also has a reverse gear unlike many micro or bubble cars of the era. Between 1955 and 1962 BMW produced 161,728 Isettas making it the most popular one cylinder car in the world. It was also produced in France (VELAM Isetta), Argentina (DeCarloIsetta), and Brazil (RomiIsetta). A three wheeled version that was taxed as a motorcycle was sold in Britain. Since the engine and the driver are on the right side of the car

in Britain, a ballast was added to the left side so the car would not tip over. The Isetta was also produced as a police vehicle and as a truck. One version was used as a bomb carrier for the British Air Force. Beginning in 1960 BMW also sold the Isetta 600, which had a two cylinder engine and three doors allowing seating for six. A new version of the 600 is now available in China as an electric vehicle. An updated Isetta 300 is also soon to be sold

Martin L Chiechi sitting in the finished product of his 1957 BMW ISETTA 300

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as an electric vehicle built by a firm in Switzerland. It will be known as the Microlina. During the 50’s and 60’s BMW was struggling financially as it produced only high end vehicles for sale in a post war, cash strapped economy. The Isetta is credited as the car that produced enough cash flow to save BMW and allow it to become the company you see today. Micro and bubble cars have been gaining in popularity in the last few years. The values have risen too. However, to me the value of the car is priceless as it gets more smiles per gallon than any

car on the road. You can only look at it and laugh. I looked for this car for 3 plus years and purchased from a local person who had just found it a barn in Fresno. A true barn find. He was going to fix it up for his son before his wife said no because of the lack of safety features. The transmission broke in 1963 and had been left abandoned until three years ago when I bought it. It took just under three years to restore. Every nut and bolt was removed, refurbished and reassembled in my garage. I did have help of friends.

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THANK YOU South Valley Family YMCA thanks all the sponsors of the 17th Annual Charity Golf Classic. Your generosity helped us raise over $60,000 that will be used to support youth in our community.

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