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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 November Mid-Month Announcements


Neighborhood Association Meetings

Willow Glen
November 21, 7:00pm

Mickey Long Center
Willow Glen High School
2001 Cottle Avenue

November 28, 7:00pm
Erikson School, Kids Copia
4849 Pearl Avenue


Holiday Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule Reminder

garbage truck

If your usual collection day falls on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22, your collection will take place on Friday, November 23.

If Friday is your usual collection day, it will shift to Saturday, November 24.


Airport Parking Offer


If you are planning to take off from the Mineta San José International Airport during this Thanksgiving holiday, enjoy $4 off per day in any of the Airport’s daily lots!


Clean-Up Map


The City of San José provides dumpster service on neighborhood cleanup days once every three years for neighborhoods across the City. Click on the map above to view your next clean-up day.


Check out! can help you quickly find facts you need about child health and well being in California. This website is a public service offered through the Lucile Packard Foundation that allows users to easily find and share data on more than 400 measures.


City of San José
Important Phone Numbers

Abandoned Vehicles
(408) 535-7770

(408) 277-2758

Animal Care & Services
(408) 794-7297

City Hall Customer Service
(408) 535-3500

Code Enforcement
(408) 535-7770

Gang Hotline
(408) 293-4264

Police Emergency
(408) 277-8911

Police Non-Emergency
(408) 277-8900

(408) 794-1900 (7am-4pm)
(408) 277-8956

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

Parks Volunteer Unit
(408) 535-3588


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 Staff

Kimberly Oliver
Executive Asst/Scheduler

Peter Hamilton
Senior Policy Aide

Ann Grabowski
Policy Aide

Marisa Melo
Policy Aide

Brady Ruebusch
Policy Aide











   Happy Thanksgiving
As the holiday season approaches I want to wish you and your loved ones
a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.




Clothing Drive

The Parti Program and Oak Grove Youth Football along with the Opportunity Program at Oak Grove High School is having a Clothing Drive to help support the victims of hurricane Sandy and our local community.  Let’s keep families warm during the holidays! 

Gently used or new jackets, sweaters, socks, tops and pants are appreciated.

Drop off your items at Oak Grove High School on Saturday November 24, in the student parking lot at 285 Blossom Hill Rd.

The program is available to pick up clothes, please contact (408) 561-4664 for more information.


Cambrian Center


On Thursday, November 15th Councilmember Rocha joined the senior residents at the Cambrian Center to discuss traffic improvements that will be installed next to their facility. The Cambrian Center is an affordable housing development for seniors and disabled adults. Because the facility is located next to Good Samaritan Hospital as well as a number of medical offices, traffic is fast and the geometry of Samaritan Drive prevents some of the slower moving residents from being visible to drivers. 



 Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month


November is California Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month and Cal Fire wants to remind all residents of the importance of having a working carbon monoxide alarm.  As of July 1, 2011, state law requires owners of single family homes with attached garages or fossil fuel sources for heating to install carbon monoxide alarms, all other dwelling units, like apartments, are required to have an alarm by January 1, 2013.



Help the San Jose Parks Foundation Decorate their Tree for Christmas in the Park!

If you have a photo of you and your family, friends, pets or club at one of San José's Parks or Trails, the Parks Foundation would like to use them as ornaments on their Christmas Tree!  Please send your photos to before November 20 so they can be displayed starting November 21!   For more information contact



Habitat for Humanity and The Home Depot Foundation have partnered to help low-income veteran homeowners who are in need of critical home repairs.
Examples of repair services provided include wheelchair ramps and interior home modifications for increased accessibility, window and roof replacement as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades. Critical Home Repairs can have an immeasurable impact on the quality of life, health and safety for family members and Habitat for Humanity and The Home Depot Foundation are here to make that happen!

This special program is available for low-income veteran homeowners and/or household members who were honorably discharged from the military. Repayment for these repairs are in the form of a zero interest, deferred loan that is forgiven over five years or due upon sale or transfer of property within the five year period.

Click here for more information.


First Logo

Nominate Your Silicon Valley First

CreaTV San José encourages you to nominate your “Silicon Valley First.”
First Fest is an online festival celebrating all of the innovations and discoveries of Silicon Valley.  Check out this year’s nominations and make your own! 
Winners will be announced at the 2012 CreaTiVe Awards on January 5, 2012 at the California Theatre.  Submit your nominations here.

A free private social network for your neighborhood

Meet the neighbors

Finally, call that nice lady down the street by her first name. And know whom to call when her dog shows up on your doorstep. Nextdoor makes it easy for neighbors to stay in touch.

Share goods and advice

With Nextdoor, neighbors share more than a common hedge. Quickly get recommendations for babysitters and house painters and easily find a home for that old bookcase or stroller.

Keep the neighborhood safe

Nextdoor is a powerful tool for making neighborhoods safer places to call home. Get all the details about that recent break-in or join your neighbors to organize a neighborhood watch.

Click here to visit 


Green Energy Match

Save Money. Save Energy. Shop Local.

Join Green Energy Match (GEM), a City-sponsored program that helps you save energy! Our FREE, online software provides personalized energy-saving recommendations and shows how your usage compares to similar homes! 

* Join Your Neighbors — hundreds of San José residents are already participating

* Save on PG&E Bills — most participants are saving over $200/year from simple changes

*Receive 50% Off Coupons — get BIG discounts at local stores and restaurants for signing up and saving energy

Sign up at 

Text Energy to 68398 to receive weekly energy-saving tips, and enter GEM’s weekly contests for your chance to win additional rewards. (Para Español, text ENERGIA to 68398)

This program is sponsored by the City of San José, Silicon Valley Energy Watch, WattzOn and Acterra.


Turkey Trot

Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.  Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? It’s an event the whole family will enjoy! Many have made the “run” or “walk” a Thanksgiving Day tradition.

Click here to register or for more information about the race.



small business saturday

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday celebrate Small Business Saturday sponsored by American Express!  A day dedicated to supporting small businesses in our community.  Register your American Express card to receive a $25 statement credit when you shop at a small business on November 24.

To learn more about Small Business Saturday or to register your card click here.


Community Meeting:
San José’s Next Police Chief

Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave.

The City of San José is recruiting for its next Chief of Police and is seeking community input regarding the qualities that the City Manager should consider in evaluating candidates for this position. 

If you are unable to attend but would still like to provide input, please email or click here to take an online survey regarding the recruitment.


Starry Night

Stirring Waters Ministries, Inc and the City of San José’s department of Parks and Recreation partner together to bring you this year's "Special Needs Winter Ball".

The cost is $5 per person and all proceeds will benefit Therapeutic Services for the City of San José.

Currently, Stirring Waters is looking for Special Needs groups, programs and organizations to submit their Kings and Queens for the Ball.

To donate, volunteer, and for general information contact Otila Torres (408) 648-9097 or




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