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San Jose, CA 95113

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A Message From Councilmember Donald Rocha

July Mid-Month Announcements

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Councilmember Donald Rocha
San José City Hall, District 9
200 E. Santa Clara St., 18th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 535-4909
Fax: (408) 292-6471 

Dear Neighbor,

The 12th Annual District 9  Celebrate Cambrian Festival is almost here!

WHEN - Sunday, August 27, 11 AM - 4 PM

WHERE - Camden Community Center, located at 3369 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

WHAT - The Celebrate Cambrian Festival is a FREE, family festival hosted by Councilmember Donald Rocha with support from Camden Community Center, City departments, local organizations and businesses, and community volunteers. The festival will showcase local food, live music and entertainment, a community resource fair, a photo booth, children’s activities and games, jump houses, and more. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome!

Interested in sponsoring or hosting a resource table? There is still time to register.  For more information, call 408-535-4977 or email  

For questions or city-related concerns, please email

We hope to see you there!

Councilmember Donald Rocha

News & Announcements
Register for National Night Out

National Night Out, held on August 1, is a crime and drug prevention event sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the San José Police Department.

Neighborhoods can now register to host their own NNO events online at until July 21.  NNO events are an opportunity to heighten crime and drug awareness, support local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhoods and police/community spirit, and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Notice of Parking Lot Closure

The parking area under the two solar panels at the rear of the Camden Community Center parking lot will be closed for one day. The work is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25 and will impact approximately 46 parking spots.  This project is work associated with the 2016 Solar Landscape Mitigation Project.

Contractors: Tucker Construction, Inc., Bayscape Landscape Management

PRNS Park Planner: Dave Mitchell, 408-793-5528,

Please report any park concerns to 408-793-5510.

Summer Fun with PRNS

Discover thousands of activities for an endless summer with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services:

Gymnastics, picnics, swim lessons, horseback, moonlight walks, tennis, hiking, camping, basketball, skateboaridng, biking, volunteering, cooking, Viva Calle SJ, National Night Out, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, and so much more... Learn more at

Pavement Maintenance Street Closures

The City of San José will be working over the next few months to complete its pavement maintenance project.  Due to the construction, please expect delays and possible road closures to occur at various times throughout the timelines listed below. 

Listed below is the schedule for Kooser Road and Curtner Avenue, and our plan is to send the construction schedules once they are confirmed with the contractor.  Besides Curtner Avenue and Kooser Road, Los Gatos-Almaden Road, Narvaez Avenue, Union Avenue, and Ross Avenue, are within Council District 9, and scheduled for pavement maintenance.

  1. Kooser Road between Blossom Hill Road to Camden Avenue – 07/01/2017 to 08/01/2017
  2. Curtner Avenue between Booksin Avenue to Darian Court  – 07/18/2017 to 08/18/2017

Other work items include striping and green bike lanes and will be completed after the sealing work is complete. If you have any questions, contact Graham Contractors, Inc. at (408) 293-9516 or City of San José contact, Emil Collado at (408) 794-1961.

San Jose Food Works Assessment Survey

San Jose Food Works is seeking food entrepeneurs in San Jose to tell them more about their current or planned food enterprise and the resources and facilities needed to grow their business. The  “growing your food enterprise” needs assessment is being conducted as part of the implementation of our San Jose Food Works project.  Survey results will be used to help catalyze development of the facilities (e.g. kitchen incubators and commercial kitchens) and resources (e.g. technical and financial assistance) most needed by food entrepreneurs in the San Jose region.  Please take a moment to complete the San Jose Food Business Incubator Needs Assessment survey.  

Call to Artists: Pre-Qualified Artist Roster for Public Art Mural Projects

The City of San Jose Public Art Program (SJPA) is creating a Roster of Pre-Qualified Artists. The purpose of the Roster is to streamline the artist selection process for a range of upcoming mural projects. Artists who are chosen for inclusion in the Roster will be eligible to be considered for future public art mural projects in San Jose. Inclusion in the final Roster will be for a period of three years.

One of the projects that was approved in the 2016-2017 Capital Improvement Program was a replacement of a 20 year old mural at Paul Moore Park with a new mural. To apply, visit Submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™ no later than 11:59 PM.MDT on Monday, July 31, 2017

San Jose Public Library Needs Volunteers

San Jose Public Library is currently recruiting for volunteers:

PAR Adult Literacy Tutors: Help adult learners improve their reading. For more information, visit

Summer Volunteers: Register and assist in summer programs at the library.  For more information, visit

Volunteer with Our City Forest

Would you like to be a force for real, positive change in your community? Would you like to see your efforts grow to benefit generations to come? Join Our City Forest’s AmeriCorps team. Help make Silicon Valley a greener, healthier place to live, work, and play. Service members earn a living stipend while serving and receive an education award upon completion of the term. Learn more and apply online:

Join the Adopt-A-Highway Program

The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program provides an avenue for individuals, organizations, or businesses to help maintain sections of roadside within California's State Highway System.  Participation can include removing litter (work frequency varies with location), planting and establishing trees or wildflowers, removing graffiti and controlling vegetation.  The following locations have not yet been adopted. To volunteer or adopt a highway, call 1-866-ADOPT-A-HWY:

  • 87 South/West Bound between mile markers 6 to 4
  • 85 North/East Bound between mile markers 10 to 12
  • 85 South/West Bound between mile markers 8 to 6
  • 85 North/East Bound between mile markers 5.9 to 6.4
  • 85 South/West Bound between mile markers 6.4 to 5.9
  • 85 North/East Bound between mile markers 4 to 6
  • 85 North/East Bound between mile markers 2 to 4

Junk Pick-Up Program
Large Item Pick-Up

Do you have junk, such as old mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, or tires, cluttering up your home or garage? San José residents in homes with garbage cart service (single-family homes, most townhomes and mobile homes) can schedule two free junk pickup appointments per year of three large items each.

Call to schedule your pickup:

  • Homes with garbage cart service in downtown, north, east, and south San José, call California Waste Solutions at (408) 213-7800
  • Homes with garbage cart service in west San José, call GreenTeam of San Jose at (408) 282-4400
  • Not sure? Look up your recycling collection company

Visit for more information. Help keep our neighborhood clean by reporting illegal dumping: 408-535-3500.

Upcoming Events
Camden Summer Movie Series

Fridays, now through August 18 (Activities start at 6pm and movie starts when dark)
Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy family films.  Movies are subject to change.  Food trucks will be available at the showings. For more information, call 408-559-8553.

San Jose Police Department Career Day

Saturday, July 22, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
San Jose Police Southside Substation, 6087 Great Oaks Parkway, San Jose, CA 95119

Explore career opportunities at SJPD.  Learn how to prepare for agility testing, including the Physical Agility test.  Understand the police background check process. Speak with police officers, 911 dispatchers, community service officers and records/police data specialists about the opportunities available in these career fields.  Speak with officers from specialized units, such as Crime Scene Unit, K9's, Family Violence Unit, and others. Register online or contact the Recruiting Unit at with questions.

Sen. Beall's Annual Creek Cleanup

Saturday, August 19, 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Meet at Campbell Park, E Campbell Avenue & Gilman Avenue

A creek runs through our neighborhoods.  Please help us take care of this precious resource. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Join your neighbors, enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, and give back to the environment.  Dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy footwear and clothing. Trash bags, trash sticks & gloves will be provided. For more information, call 408-558-1295 or RSVP online.

Senior Safari Walkabout

Thursdays: August 24, September 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112

Happy Hollow is not just a place for kids! Introducing our 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 a little (or a lot) of exercise, and gain unique knowledge into the wonders of the natural world in an atmosphere sure to make you feel like a kid again! Exclusively for ages 50 and over. Free admission and parking.

Fiesta with a Purpose

Saturday, August 26, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Scottish Rite Temple, 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose, CA 95125

Join more than 400 business, public safety and community leaders and show your support for police officers & families at the 10th Annual Shop With A Cop Anniversary Fundraiser, "Fiesta with a Purpose." The event showcases dancing and music, a live and silent auction and raffle, and premium tequila and mezcal tastings. For more information, visit or call 669-226-2663. All proceeds benefit SWACSV Youth Programs.

Cambrian Rocks! Benefit Concert

Saturday, September 16
Steindorf STEAM School, 3001 Ross Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

Save the date for Cambrian Rocks!, a benefit concert for Cambrian School District music programs.  For more information, please contact Cambrian Rocks! Producer Suzanne St. John-Crane at

Therapeutic Family Camp

Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24
Mission Springs Conference Center, 1050 Lockhart Gulch Road, Scotts Valley CA 95066

Kingdom Family Resources, a nonprofit community based Mental Health service located in District 9, is hosting a therapeutic family camp.  Workshops will address family communication, trauma, parent-child relationships, and more.  Guest speakers will include Dr. Linda Lara and Elizabeth J. Stewart. To register, visit or call 408-800-7821 for more information.


Abandoned Vehicles (408) 277-5305
Anti-Graffiti (408) 277-8900
Code Enforcement (408) 535-7770
Crime Prevention  (408) 277-4133
Illegal Dumping (408) 535-3500
Librarian (408) 808-3080
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)
Permits (408) 535-3555
Streetlight Repair (408) 794-1903 (7 am - 4 pm), (408) 277-8956 (after hours)
Traffic Lights (408) 794-1900

Contact the District 9 Team

Shirley Goings Executive Assistant
Peter Hamilton Chief of Staff
Scott Hughes Policy Aide
Andrea Hyde Policy Aide
Jacklyn Joanino Policy Aide
Brianne Urban Policy Aide


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