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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 August 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


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 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



August Mid-Month Announcements




Celebrate Cambrian Save the Date

WFM 5 % Day

Support your local non-profit organization by shopping at Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill on August 19th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM! WFM Blossom Hill will donate 5% of its sales to the South Valley Family YMCA.

SV Family YMCA is dedicated to strengthening our community and helping children and families to thrive. Funds raised from 5% Day will go toward providing services to those who cannot otherwise afford them, such as child and after school care, chronic disease support and prevention, teen programs, swim lessons, youth sports, day camps, health and wellness programs, and membership. Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill is the ONLY participating location.

Camden Community Center Aquatics

Summer Aquatics at Camden Community Center

View the Camden Aquatics Brochure

Sign Up for Aquatics Classes Online

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

Volunteer as a Homework Club Coordinator

Flex your leadership skills by becoming a Library Homework Club Coordinator!  Homework Clubs provide after-school assistance for K-8 children free of charge.  San Jose Public Library is looking for experienced, dedicated community members to help coordinate these new clubs.  Homework Club Coordinators will occupy a key leadership position to help recruit, train, and schedule other volunteers.  Learn more

 Fall Registration

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 excellent professional 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 15.  Apply online, or send a resume and cover letter via email to  

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

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.

Happy Hollow On the Edge

July 15 - August 23, 2015, Wednesdays through Sundays, 3 times daily

1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112

Join the fun on the Meadow Stage with some thrilling entertainment. From acrobats, world percussion (featuring performers of Stomp), high flying BMX, to extreme animal adaptations, this high energy show is fun for the entire family. Happy Hollow's "On the Edge" will be presented three times daily at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, Wednesday through Sunday. Shows are included with admission. Learn more.

Senator Beall's Creek Clean Up

Sunday, August 15, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Campbell Park between Campbell Avenue and Gilman Avenue

Join Senator Beall for Los Gatos Creek Clean Up Day.  This event is free and everyone is welcome.  Join your neighbors, enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, and do something good for the environment.  Dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy footwear and clothing.  Trash bags, sticks, and gloves will be provided.  Weather permitting.  Registration is at 8:45 AM.  For more information or to RSVP, call (408) 558-1295 or visit

San Jose Water Company Briefing

Monday, August 17, 2015, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

1221-A South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128

San Jose Water Company cordially invites you to a briefing, where staff will be on hand to provide information regarding current water restrictions, the water allocation plan, and what can be done to ensure future reliable water supplies for our community. Please RSVP your attendance by contacting Mary Flores at (408) 279-7963 or via email at, by Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Visitor parking is available onsite and on Eisenhower Drive.

Tech Museum

"Catalysts of Creativity" with Ira Flatow

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 7:00 PM

201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Where do new ideas come from? How does necessity become the mother of invention? Ira Flatow, host of Public Radio’s “Science Friday,” talks about the Catalysts of Creativity: the inspirations for new ideas.  Cost is $15 for general admission, $10 for members. Learn more.

Wounded Warrior Project Benefit: "One Hot Country August Night"

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 6:30 PM Dinner, 7:30 PM Concert

958 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Enjoy a fun filled, musical evening with songs, dancing, a raffle, a silent auction, and a spaghetti dinner. Music by the TCB Band. Tickets purchased in advance are $25.00; children's tickets are $15.00; tickets purchased at the door are $30.00. Donations go toward a track chair for a deserving veteran. Please consider donating anything you can. Learn more.

Senior Safari Walkabout

Select Thursdays: 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 are available for purchase. This event is exclusively for ages 50 and over. Free admission and parking. Learn more.

CommUniverCity with the Spartans: SJSU vs. New Hampshire

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:00 Tailgate, 7:00 PM Game

San Jose State University, 1251 S First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Join CommUniverCity and SJSU Athletics for a Community Night at the first game of the season! This gathering serves as a "Thank You" to community members who work hard to improve their communities.  Free meal to the first 500 fans!  This is a free, public event and there is not a limit to the amount of tickets you may register for.  Please register online ahead of time. For questions or additional information, please email

Camden Community Center Workshops

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 9:30 AM: DIY Greeting Cards Workshop - Learn the fun and easy technique of Iris folding.  You will be able to make and take your DIY handmade greeting cards.  Students must bring scissors and a roll of magic tape.  Please register online at using code #257.2.2011.

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 3:30: FREE Financial Planning Seminar - Learn how to plan for successful retirement, with particular focus on 5 risks: longevity, inflation, rising prices, 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.






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