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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 February Mid Month Announcements


  District 9 News  


Councilmember Rocha's In-District Office Hours

Pearl Branch Library
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cambrian Branch Library Wenesday, Sept. 23, 2015 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


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

 Visit Camden Community Center's Senior Nutrition Website:

Camden Cafe

for lunch menus and nutrition and wellness information.


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
Clean Up Dates


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

Unwanted & Expired Medication Disposal

Find a local medication collection location near you


Visit the SJPD website for

Crime Prevention 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


Contact Councilmember
Donald Rocha

San José City Hall District 9 200 E Santa Clara Street, Floor 18
San José, CA 95113

P: (408) 535-4909
F: (408) 292-6471

District 9 Website


District 9 Staff

Shirley Goings
Executive Assistant

Peter Hamilton
Chief of Staff

Scott Hughes
Policy Aide

Andrea Hyde
Policy Aide

Jacklyn Joanino
Policy Aide




February 2015 Mid Month Announcements




Senior Commission

Applications are now being accepted to fill the following vacancies on the Senior Commssion:

District 3 Seat for an Unexpired Term Ending June 30, 2017

District 9 Seat for an Unexpired Term Ending June 30, 2017

The Senior Citizens Commission studies, reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the City Council on any matters affecting seniors in the City of San Jose, including health, education, employment, housing transportation and recreation. Members should have knowledge in the field of aging and have available time due to the number of meetings, subcommittees, and research needed for full participation. Commissioners may spend as much as 10-20 hours a month fulfilling their assigned duties and preparing for and attending meetings.

Applications may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, located at City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street, Wing Building, 2nd Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, or you may apply online at: Applications are due no later than Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 535-1260 or email

Employment Opportunities available with the San Jose Giants

The San Jose Giants 2015 season has nearly arrived and the organization is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who are committed to providing guests with a positive entertainment experience. All interested job candidates must submit their resume for their desired position(s) via the San Jose Giants TeamWork Online page and answer all accompanying questions associated with the position(s). Only applicants who have submitted their resume online will be invited to the team’s annual job fair that will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Municipal Stadium.

Available positions include beverage deck attendant, concessions staff, fun zone attendant, program and scorecard vendor, ticket taker, Turkey Mike's BBQ staff, usher, merchandise and grounds crew. For more information, please contact the San Jose Giants at (408) 297-1435 or email

PRNS Accepting 2015 Citywide Scholarships Applications

Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services is currently accepting 2015 Citywide Scholarship applications for the upcoming 2015 leisure class season.  The department offers hundreds of classes and programs like sports, dance, music, health and fitness, gymnastics, theater and many more.  Scholarship applications and submission directions can be picked up at any PRNS community center or can be found online at  For more information, please contact the PRNS customer service helpline at (408)793-5565.  


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please email or call 408-535-4909 for more information.

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley - CASA Volunteer Recruitment

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley recruits, trains and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to work one-on-one with foster children, providing critical emotional and educational support, ensuring that each child’s needs are met and their voice heard while navigating the court dependency system.

Becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Santa Clara County is a truly gratifying and impactful volunteer experience. Children who have a CASA receive more services (medical, dental, academic etc.) and are less likely to reenter the system than those who do not have a CASA.

For more information about Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, visit

Habitat for Humanity

To qualify, you must live in San Jose, own and occupy a single-family home, town home, or manufactured home IN NEED of painting, and be within the income parameters Habitat for Humanity serves.

To apply, call (510) 803-3373 or visit

 Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence: In-Kind Donations Needed

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence is in search of donations for women and children who have been victims of violence.  Next Door Solutions is accepting the following types of new donations: blankets, twin bedding, bath towels and wash cloths, clothing, jackets and gloves, lotion and body wash, shampoo and conditioner, and warm throws.

Donation Drop Off: Monday-Thursday 9 am - 8 pm, Friday 9 am- 5 pm at 234 E. Gish Road, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95112.  If you wish to make a donation or have questions, please contact Donna Knowlton at (408)  501-7558 or

The Buy Nothing Project allows people to give, receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a network of hyper-local gift economies. This group allows communities to conserve their carbon footprint and promote real connections between real-life neighbors.

Join Buy Nothing Cambrian 95124 on Facebook:

To join Buy Nothing Cambrian, you must live within the boundaries of the 95124 zip-code.  Don't live in 95124? Visit the Find a Group page.  Want to join the network and there is no group near you? Visit the Start a Group page.  To learn more, visit 

 View Videos on Healthy Living at CreaTV

Established in 2014, Health Trust TV is a 12-episode series about healthy living in Silicon Valley created to inform viewers about local health initiatives and provide an abundance of resources to help them live healthier lives.  Health Trust TV airs every Wednesday at 7 pm and Friday at 8:30 am on Silicon Valley Channel 30.  New episodes air the first Wednesday of every month.

Watch CreaTV episodes via live-stream at, or catch episodes "on demand" at 

Our City Forest offers the Tree Amigo Volunteer Training Course, a 20-hour program designed to educate and empower individuals to become successful advocates of the Urban Forest and to utilize Our City Forest as a vehicle for regular and active service in the San Jose Community.

Tree Amigos are required to create and fulfill a Service Agreement of attending 10 events within a year's time.  Areas of service include: coaching volunteers in planting and maintaining trees, helping run the community tree nursery, teaching elementary school classes, conducting grassroots outreach, and more.  For more information, please visit or call (408) 998-7337.

Register here: Tree Amigo 2015 Registration Form

 San Jose Arena Authority Board of Directors Application Notice

The San Jose Arena Authority is seeking volunteer candidates to submit their resumes for four (4) upcoming vacancies on the Arena Authority Board of Directors.  The Arena Authority Board convenes monthly to identify and address issues relating to the management and operation of SAP Center  at San Jose, Sharks Ice at San Jose, and San Jose Municipal Stadium. The Arena Authority Board is seeking candidates with knowledge in contract management, accounting, and experience with community-based nonprofit organizations. This is an engaged, hands-on organization looking to fill four volunteer Board positions that will be vacated on Juy 1, 2015. 

Candidates interested in serving on the Arena Authority Board of Directors should submit a resume along with three personal references to or mail information to Chris Morrisey, Executive Director, San Jose Arena Authority, P.O. Box 90207, San Jose, CA 95109.  The submittal deadline is March 31, 2015.  For questions or more information, please contact Chris Morrisey directly at (408) 977-4783 or


San Jose Family Camp at Yosemite

Online reservations for the summer season of San Jose Family Camp at Yosemite are available at residents of Santa Clara County pay the same fees.  You don't have to be a resident of San Jose to attend.  Family Camp is a hidden treasure located in the heart of the Sierras near Yosemite National Park that provides an all-inclusive camping experience where guests of all ages can fish, hike, swim, participate in organized programs, or just relax. During the summer season, the camp provides three meals a day to campers, along with supervised recreational activities.
To obtain more information about Family Camp, please visit or contact Jena Sorrells at (408) 794-6524. 
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 FREE Document Shredding Event hosted by SJPD and Target

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Target Parking Lot, 533 Coleman Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110

Please join the San Jose Police Department and Target to help prevent identity theft.  Shred your old paperwork, documents and bills.  Shredding is free, but donations are appreciated and benefit Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

An Afternoon with Dr. Audry Lynch, Author of Steinbeck Remembered

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 11:00 am

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

Steinbeck and his works have been of interest to Dr. Lynch ever since her undergraduate days at Harvard University.  This interest has led in many directions: including classes, collection of first editions, tours of Steinbeck Country, and lectures.  Dr. Lynch has authored four books.  Join Dr. Lynch for a meet and greet, presentation, and refreshments.  To RSVP, pelase contact Donna D'Arcy at 

2015 Mardi Gras Madness 5K

Take a Mardi Gras trip through the Thousand Oaks Neighborhood in San Jose on Sunday, February 22, 2015! This easy 5k benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Registration includes: race entry, chip-timed race with online results, commemorative shirt, race bag, post-race refreshments and vendor fair, and finisher medal.

Register here:

Black History Month 2015 Film Viewing:  “Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent”

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

African American Community Service Agency, 304 North 6th St., San Jose, CA 95112

This event is hosted by the African American Community Service Agency and the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. Tickets are FREE. To reserve a seat, please call (408)292-3157.

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival

Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

Guests can attend a dinner reception celebrating the new year and a brand new exhibition that will help spread knowledge about Vietnamese culture.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

Neighborhood Associations and Youth Commission Budget Meeting

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 am - 11:30 am

City Hall - Wing Rooms 118 & 119, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Members of the public and neighborhood leaders from throughout San Jose will have the opportunity to discuss and provide input on priorities for the City’s 2015-2016 Operating Budget and also participate in an exercise designed to provide ideas and feedback on future community engagement activities for the City Budget. 

Mayor's 2015 State of the City Address

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 am

Independence High School, 1776 Educational Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95133

The Mayor's State of the City Address will outline key initiatives, budget priorities, and opportunities for residents to get engaged to make San Jose a safer, smarter city. The event is free and open to the public and will include a resource fair with information about city services and city employment.

5th Annual Casino Night: Branham High School Sports & Music Boosters

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Elk's Lodge, 444 West Alma Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110

Tickets are $50.00.  Guests can enjoy live music, silent auction, gaming tables, dancing, dinner and no host bar. This is a 21+ event.  For questions or to purchase tickets, please contact Peggy Austin at or Julia Wilbanks at







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