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District 9
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Ph. (408) 535-4909
Fax (408) 292-6471

District 9 September Mid-Month Announcements


District 9 News



Donald Rocha

San Jose City Hall, District 9 200 E. Santa Clara St. 18th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113
P: (408) 535-4909
F: (408) 292-6471

District 9 Website


In-District Office Hours

 Cambrian Branch Library Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Please check back for a rescheduled date or call (408) 535-4909.


District 9 Staff

Shirley Goings
Executive Assistant

Peter Hamilton
Chief of Staff

Scott Hughes
Policy Aide

Andrea Hyde
Policy Aide

Jacklyn Joanino
Policy Aide


Sign-Up for City-Wide Classes: 

Community Activities and Registration 

 Camden Community Center's Senior Nutrition Program

For lunch menus and nutrition and wellness information, visit the Camden Cafe website


Drought Watch

San Jose faces a mandatory 30% reduction in water-use. Make water conservation a top priority, both inside and outside your home.

Learn what you can do to conserve water.

Report Water Waste 
(408) 630-2000


2015 - 2017


The City of San José provides dumpster service to its neighborhoods once every three years.  Click on the map for your next Neighborhood Clean-Up date. 


Prevent Crime with these  Security & Self Defense Tips 

To arrange for a crime prevention specialist to conduct a neighborhood watch meeting, contact the

San Jose Police Crime Prevention Unit:

(408) 277-4133


City of San José
Important Phone Numbers

Abandoned Vehicles
(408) 277-5305

(408) 277-8900

Anti-Graffiti 24-Hour Hotline
(866) 249-0543

Animal Care & Services
(408) 794-7297

City Hall Customer Service
(408) 535-3500

Code Enforcement
(408) 535-7770

Crime Prevention 
(408) 277-4133

Family & Domestic Violence Center
(408) 277-3700

Gang Prevention Hotline
(408) 293-4264

Homeless Outreach
(408) 510-7600

Police Emergency
911, (408) 277-8911 (cell phone)

Police Non-Emergency
311, (408) 277-8900 (cell phone)

 Park & Trail Concerns
(408) 793-5510
(voicemail only) 

Park Volunteer Unit
(408) 535-3588

(408) 794-1900

Streetlight Repair
(408) 794-1903 (
7 am - 4 pm) (408) 277-8956 (After Hours)

Sewer and Signal Lights
(408) 794-1900



September Mid-Month Announcements




On Saturday, September 12, 2015, Urban Search & Rescue (USAR), Hazardous Materials and Maritime/Water Rescue Teams from Fire Departments across the West Coast participated in simulated exercises as part of Urban Shield 2015. The theme of this year's exercise was “Honor the Past, Train for the Future” and was held in conjunction with the observance of 9/11 Patriot Day.

The San Jose Fire Department (SJFD) was the host agency for “Red Area Command” or “Fire Branch” component of this year’s training events.  Both the San Jose Fire Department and Santa Clara County Fire Department participated in the USAR, Hazardous Materials, and Maritime/Water Rescue scenarios.  The largest tactical exercise in the nation, Urban Shield is comprised of a total of 58 scenarios that took place in 5 Counties throughout the Bay Area.

Please Help Us Find the Original Artist of Two Paul Moore Park Murals

Two murals at Paul Moore Park near Hillsdale Ave. and Cherry Ave. (original photos below) have recently been tagged with graffiti. The City of San Jose proactively seeks to wipe out graffiti in our neighborhoods, and the determination has been made to paint over the murals if we are unable to locate the artist.  Please help us find the original artist by sharing this notice with the community.  If you have any information that may help us locate the artist, please call the D9 office at (408) 535-4909.

SJ Public Library

San Jose Public Library branches are now open six days per week!


Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 803-3080

Pearl Avenue Branch Library
4270 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 803-3070


For more information on programs, services, upcoming events and other opportunities, sign-up for San Jose Public Library's eNewsletter or visit

 Spare the Air

Spare the air, today and every dayIn the Bay Area, the summer Spare the Air season generally runs from April through October. During the summer months when ground-level ozone, or "smog," becomes a pollution problem, the Air District issues Spare the Air Alerts for days on which air quality is forecast to be unhealthy and ozone concentrations exceed federal health-based standardsDaily air quality forecasts are posted online and recorded on the 1-800-HELP-AIR phone line. The EnviroFlash AirAlert email system also notified registered Bay Area subscribers.

On these Spare the Air days, residents are urged to cut back on activities that cause pollution, such as driving, using oil based paints, using gasoline powered lawn mowers, or using household aerosol products like hairsprays.  For more information on how you can make a difference, please visit

PRNS Fall Leisure Class Registration Now Open

Make the most of fall with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services and register for a leisure class at your favorite community center.  PRNS offers more than 800 classes and programs that include dance, music, health and fitness, gymnastics, theater, and many more! View the Camden Community Center's online brochure or list of courses.

 AmeriCorps Our City Forest

Our City Forest (OCF), Silicon Valley's environmental non-profit leader, is recruiting now for full-time interns for a large-scale water conservation initiative involving lawn conversions and community tree plantings.  Internships provide full-time community service opportunities and provide excellent skills training.  Partnering with the national AmeriCorps program, full-time interns receive a $16,000 stipend and $5,730 education award.  Applications are being accepted now, and interviews are underway for positions beginning September 22nd.  To apply, visit, or send resume and cover letter to For questions, call (408) 998-7337 x100.

Host a Neighborhood Watch Meeting

The San Jose Police Department's Neighborhood Watch program focuses on informing the community how to discourage, deter and prevent crimes such as burglary, auto theft, car break-ins, and personal crimes.  Issues such as vandalism, graffiti, drug dealing and gang activity are also addressed when applicable. To request a Neighborhood Watch Meeting in your neighborhood, call Crime Prevention at (408) 277-4133. To learn more, visit SJPD's website.

Clean Slate Tattoo Removal Program Now Enrolling

Are visible tattoos preventing you or someone you know from getting a job or moving ahead in life?  The City of San Jose's Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Clean Slate Tattoo Removal Program is now enrolling youth, ages 14-25, who want to remove their visible or gang-related tattoos.  The Program provides tattoo removal services in exchange for the participant's commitment to education, employment and community service activities.  Qualifying individuals who are interested in enrolling are encourage to call (408) 794-1660 or visit

Calendar of Events

Summer in St. James Park

100 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

  • Yoga & Games: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 12:00 PM (July 6 - September 21)
  • Twilight Concerts: Thursdays, 6:30 PM (June 25 - September 17)
  • Words & Music: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM (June 30 - September 22)
  • Summer Drums: Select Saturdays, 11:00 AM (June 27, July 22, August 25, September 19)
  • The Commons: Select Fridays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (July 24, September 25)

Summer in St. James Park is a free, family-friendly entertainment series presented by the San Jose Parks Foundation, funded by the Knight Association, and in association with the City of San Jose Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department. Learn more at 

Paint Nite Meals on Wheels

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:30 PM

99 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

The Health Trust Silicon Valley's Meals on Wheels team has partnered with Paint Nite for a fun, social fundraiser!  Join artist Willis Lewis and create your own unique masterpiece using the canvases, paints, brushes and smocks provided.  Bring your fun loving friends and unleash your inner Picasso for a good cause.  This fundraiser helps the Meals on Wheels program serve its 600+ homebound seniors in the community.  Purchase tickets online.  For more information, contact Michelle.

Free Financial Planning Seminar

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 3:30 PM

Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

Learn how to plan for successful retirement, with particular focus on 5 risks: longevity, inflation, medical and long-term costs, taxes and investment risks.  Pre-registration is required; register online at using code #257.2.2015.  For more information, call (408) 559-8553.

National Citizenship Day: Citizenship Resource Fair

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95124

The City of San Jose Office of Immigrant Affairs is proud to host its Citizenship Resource Fair on National Citizenship Day.  The event is open to the public and will provide: free information on the naturalization process and requirements, citizenship & English classes, application fee waivers, financial coaching, free study materials for citizenship interviews, and free eligibility screening and legal consultations for the first 50 attendees.  Parking validation is available for the 4th and San Fernando Street Garage.  For more information, call (408) 453-3013 or visit

September 19, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Various river and creek locations throughout Santa Clara County

The coast needs our help.  Join thousands of Californians in cleaning up our state's beaches and waterways. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and sunscreen.  Please bring your own pick up sticks.  Youth under 18 need supervision and transportation to get to cleanup sites.  View a list of various river and creek locations in Santa Clara County, and sign up online today!  For additional information, please call (408) 630-2239.

The Renaissance of Chinese Culture and Its Global Impact

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12:30 PM

We and Our Neighbors Clubhouse, 15480 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

Meet Shen Yun, a troop that shares its impeccable skills and beauty and its noble mission of reviving the traditional Chinese culture and value that have almost been lost.  Listen to sample recordings of ancient Chinese instruments such as  Er-Hu (two-string violin), Pipa (Chinese flute), and more, as well as two short video clips of the Shen Yun performing troop.  Parking is available at the District office across the street.  Please RSVP by September 15th  to

Coyote Family Harvest Feast

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, 555 Palm Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Enjoy fresh, delicious food and lively entertainment for the whole family, guided hikes and games for the kids, and live animals from Happy Hollow Zoo!  Parking and admission are free. Register online.

Senior Safari Walkabout

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112

Happy Hollow is not just a place for kids! Introducing the early morning Senior Safari Walkabout. Get some exercise while enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Seniors are invited to exercise their minds and bodies, and gain unique knowledge of the natural world in an atmosphere sure to make you feel like a kid again! Healthy breakfasts are available for purchase. This event is exclusively for ages 50 and over. Free admission and parking. Learn more at

Public Information Meeting: Affordable Housing Impact Fee & Inclusionary Housing

Friday, September 25, 2015, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

San Jose City Hall Wing Room 120, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

In light of the City Council's approval of an Affordable Housing Impact Fee (AHIF) in November 2014 and the California Supreme Court's decision regarding the Citywide Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IH) in June 2015, the Housing Department will host several public informational meetings in August, September, and October. At these meetings, staff will: 1) provide information on the AHIF/IH Programs; (2) discuss timelines; (3) provide additional information on the AHIF Pipeline Exemption Application Process; and (4) review the anticipated roll-out process for the IH Ordinance.  For additional information, email or call (408) 975-2647.

Friends of the Cambrian Branch Library Book Sale

Saturday, October 3, 2015,  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cambrian Branch Library Community Room, 1780 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

Come browse the Friends of the Cambrian Branch Library's Book Sale! Great bargains can be found on gently used books and media. Books and media will be 1/2 off after 3:00 PM, excluding specially priced books and media.  And for the first time, the Library is holding a pre-sale for members only on Friday October 2, 2015 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.  Thank you for supporting San Jose Public Library!

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Discovery Meadow, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

The International Children's Festival, organized by the Pacifica Institute, is an event that brings together children and families from different world cultures and communities across the Bay Area.  Visitors can enjoy traditional dances, native music, and homemade authentic dishes and desserts from around the world.  In addition, children can enjoy magic shows, balloon twisters, face painting, puppet shows, and much more.  Profits from food sales will be donated to reputable charities such as Home & Hope and Embrace Relief.  Admission is free.  For more information, please visit

Day on the Bay

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Alviso Marina County Park, 1195 Hope Street, Alviso CA 95002

Supervisor Dave Cortese and the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department present the 6th Annual Day on the Bay at Alviso Marina County Park.  This Multicultural Festival celebrates our community’s diversity while promoting health amongst Santa Clara County residents. The day will feature fun activities for all ages, including free food, kayak rides, arts and crafts, live entertainment, giveaways and more. The festival will also feature a health resource fair featuring free flu shots, dental, vision, hearing, diabetes, blood pressure, and HIV screenings.  Other interesting attractions will include a Farmer’s Market, San Jose Sharkie, fire trucks, the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Van, and the Bay Area Bike Mobile. For more information please visit or contact Supervisor Dave Cortese’s Office at 408-299-5030.

Applied Materials SV Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 26, 2015 (Race times vary)

Race Start Location: Santa Clara Street & Market Street, Festival Site: Guadalupe River Park

Register now for early bird pricing for the Applied Materials "Silicon Valley Turkey Trot" on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th. Continue your healthy holiday tradition or start a new one with friends and family! This year, proceeds will go to five deserving beneficiaries. The Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, founded and produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, is now in its 11th year and the total amount given to charity has exceeded $5 million.  Choose from several events including the 5K and 10K runs and walks, and the kid's fun run.  Elite runners, joggers, and walkers will enjoy the downtown San Jose course, which is flat, fast, and flows through downtown neighborhoods and business areas. Register online for early-bird pricing.





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