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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 June 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


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 


Healthy Eating on a Budget

Eat Healthy

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are building blocks for a healthy diet. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. To learn more about building a healthy place, visit 

 Camden Community Center's Senior Nutrition Program

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


Kids in Common wants every child safe, healthy, successful in learning, and successful in life!

Kids in Common advocates for policies, partnerships, and investments that improve children's lives in Santa Clara County. For more information including community events and resources, please visit


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. 

Dispose of unwanted or expired medication: find a medication collection location


Prevent Crime with these  Security & Self Defense Tips 

To arrange for a crime prevention specialist to conduct a neighborhood association or group 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 Services
(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



June Mid-Month Announcements




The Camden Community Center Pool is Now Open!

On Monday, June 15th, the Camden Community Center celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated pool. Councilmember Donald Rocha, Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services, City staff, Camden staff, and children gathered for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Kids were the first to jump in and test out the brand new pool!

Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting

Summer 2015 Aquatics at Camden Community Center

View the Camden Aquatics Brochure

Sign Up for Aquatics Classes Online

Recreation Swim Times: June 15 - August 8, Monday - Saturday, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Fee: Youth (under age 18) $3.00; Adults $4.00; Youth Passbook (11 swims) $30.00; Adult Passbook (11 swims) $40.00

For more information, visit the Camden Community Center at 3369 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124, or email

BE THE CHANGE 2015 Youth Conference

Each year, in an effort to empower youth across the City of San José, the Youth Commission hosts a city-wide Youth Conference.  Now in its eighth year, the 2015 Youth Conference, entitled “Be the Change,” aims to inform, inspire and empower youth to become agents of change in their community.  On Friday, June 26, 2015, youth throughout the City will participate in the 8th Annual Youth Conference where they will learn from workshops, a shark-tank style competition, motivational speakers, and interaction with peers from across the City.  Learn more about the conference and register now!

Healthier Kids Foundation

Children ages 0-18 years old can receive FREE vision screenings at the Healthier Kids Foundation.  Undetected vision problems can lead to difficulty with learning to read and social development.  Healthier Kids Foundation uses a digital photo optic camera to conduct vision screenings. Screenings are held Mondays and Wednesdays in June from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 4010 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 118, San Jose, CA.  For questions, please contact Aubrey Tamez at (408) 564-5114 x210.

Downtown Parking Board Vacancy

Applications are now being accepted to fill the following vacancy on the Downtown Parking Board:

One (1) At-Large Representative with Term Ending June 30, 2016

About the Commission: The Downtown Parking Board serves as a public forum for the discussion of downtown parking issues. The Board's mission statement is to "create and maintain a downtown public parking system that provides available and accessible parking." The Board reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the City's downtown parking programs, the health and financial stability of the parking fund, and the use of parking revenues.

For more information regarding the Downtown Parking Board, please contact the Commission staff at (408) 975-3246. Applications may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk at San Jose City Hall, or you may apply online.

Summer Reading Challenge

San José Public Library challenges everyone to spend time reading, learning, exploring, and energizing this summer.  Prevent the "summer slide!" Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading for 20 minutes per day during the summer and staying active and engaged in educational programs help students retain their skills and return to school ready to learn. Participate in the Summer Reading Challenge online or visit your local library.  Apps for Apple and Android devices are available.

Family Camp

Family Camp at Yosemite provides an all-inclusive camping experience where guests of all ages can fish, hike, swim, participate in organized programs, or just relax. It's an experience the whole family will enjoy, so reserve your tent today! For questions, please contact staff at (408) 794-6208 or 

San José Public Library Expanding to Six Days per Week

San José Public Library branches will again be open six days per week beginning Saturday, July 11th. Based on current daily usage, SJPL expects the two additional days of service will create significant weekly benefits for the community including: 36,000 more customers being able to use the Library; 7,000 additional youth served afterschool; 90,000 more library items borrowed or renewed; 7,600 more uses of public computers; and 140 more library literacy and engagement programs offered across the city. For more information, visit or contact Elizabeth Castañeda at (408) 808-2175.

Family Nature Series

The Open Space Authority of Santa Clara Valley welcomes adults and children to participate in its free Summer Family Series! Sign up for one or more sessions in this five-day series at the Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Reserve. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and space is limited to 15 children per sessionRSVP is required

San Jose Discovery Shop

The American Cancer Society San Jose Discovery Shop is in need of volunteers and donations!  The San Jose Discovery Shop helps support the fight against cancer through the sale of high quality, gently used, donated merchandise. 

DONATE: The San Jose Discovery Shop, located at 1103 Branham Lane in San Jose, accepts donations such as clothing, accessories, jewelry, furniture, artwork, antiques, collectibles, and other household items.  The Shop cannot accept major appliances, mattresses, or intimate apparel. 

VOLUNTEER: Volunteers are always needed for a variety of meaningful opportunities.  Your desire and a little time are all it takes to make a difference and help save lives.  For more information about opportunities at the San Jose Discovery shop, please contact Lucy Derkach at (408) 265-5535.

Become a Volunteer Tutor for Partners in Reading

Want to make a permanent impact on someone’s life? Become a volunteer tutor for Partners in Reading. Work one-on-one or with a small group of English speaking adults who are eager to improve their literacy skills. Tutoring takes place at branches of the San José Public Library.

  • Orientation: Wednesday, July 8, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Training: Saturday, July 11 & Saturday, July 18, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. Orientation and training take place at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, located at 150 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112.  For more information, please contact Partners in Reading at (408) 808-2361, or visit

 Camp San Jose Registration

City of San José Now Accepting Online Picnic Reservations

The City of San José is now accepting picnic reservations online San Jose parks offer a variety of fun environments to accommodate your special picnic gathering.  Picnic reservations can be made online or in person at the Park Office at Leininger Center in Kelley Park, 1300 Senter Road, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  Browse all reservable parks, or visit for more information.  

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence while raising funds to provide critical support services to survivors. Join men from all walks of life as they come together and walk a mile in women's shoes to demonstrate their commitment to ending violence in Silicon Valley. The event takes place on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Santana Row; check-in is at 5:00 PM and the opening ceremony begins at 6:00 PM.  Register online.  For questions, email or call (408) 295-4011 x216.

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. Learn more.

Calendar of Events

Music in the Park: Upcoming Concerts

Plaza De Cesar Chavez, Market and San Fernando Streets, San Jose, CA 95113

Celebrate San Jose's musical diversity with three concerts at Plaza de Cesar Chavez this summer!  Advance tickets are on sale for $10.00 at; tickets are $15.00 the day-of.  Children 12-under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Senior Safari Walkabout

Thursdays: June 25, July 23, August 27, 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 challenge their minds, get some exercise, and gain unique knowledge of the natural world in an atmosphere sure to make you feel like a kid again!  Healthy breakfasts will be available for purchase.  This event is exclusively for ages 50 and over.  Free admission and parking. For more information, please call (408) 794-6400 or visit

SJAA: Viewing Mountains on the Moon

Friday, June 26, 2015, 8:15 PM

Houge Park, 3972 Twilight Drive, San Jose, CA 95124

Join the San Jose Astronomical Association to listen to the story of the moon, then view its majestic mountains and volcanoes with your own eyes and telescopes!  Kids and adults are welcome!  Directions: Take the driveway into Houge Park just after the Tennis Courts. Enter the first building closest to the parking lot.  More information.

34th Annual Juneteenth in the Park Festival

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Grand opening at 2:00 PM)

Discovery Meadow, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95113

Join the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) at the 34th Annual Juneteenth in the Park Festival, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth in the U.S. There will be food for the soul, entertainment, art, vendors, and a kids/family area.  For more information please visit

Evolution Sports Expo

Saturday, June 27, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM & Sunday, June 28, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA

Experience the evolution of modern day fitness and martial arts at the Santa Clara Convention Center.  One-day tickets are $20; weekend passes are $30. General admission includes the WCS MMA and Boxing Event and access to over 80 exhibitors and celebrity guests. Tickets for children 12 years and under are $10; children under 6 years old are free.  For details, visit 






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