District 6 Newsletter 
April 2019

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District 6 Spotlight

Great American Litter Pick Up

Bascom Community Center
Saturday, April 13th, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Help us clean up litter in San Jose. To participate and sign up please call 408-535-4906. On the day of the event, register at your meeting location and receive litter cleanup supplies. At noon, join me for a celebration lunch at the Bascom Community Center. Lunch is free for volunteers.

14th Annual Senior Walk

Westfield Valley Fair Mall
Friday, April 26th, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Spring Wine Walk

Downtown Willow Glen
Saturday, April 13th, 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of tasting great wine and strolling Downtown Willow Glen at our Spring Wine Walk on Saturday, April 13th, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Purchase tickets here

San Jose Garden Club Plant Sale  

1190 Camino Ramon, San Jose 
Friday, April 26th & Saturday, April 27th 
8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.     

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 

Sherman Oaks 
1800 Fruitdale Ave. San Jose, CA 95112 
Friday April 26th, Saturday April 27th & Saturday May 4th

The 20-hour CERT training will educate volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responder's can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks.

CERT Training is free to San Jose Residents. Training takes place on Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. and 2 consecutive Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Attendance required on all days for CERT certification. 

To register for a D6 CERT class please complete registration form here

       Introducing Midtown Connections       

O'Connor Park Auzerais Ave. & Race St.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A new neighborhood association has been established for the Midtown area of District 6: Midtown Connections. The area represented by this new association is bordered by Parkmoor Street, West San Carlos Street, Race Street and Meridian Avenue.

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at O'Connor Park (Auzerais Ave. & Race St.) for a neighborhood Spring Safety Fair! Learn about important safety topics from the San Jose Police Department, San Jose Fire Department and other agencies. You'll also have the opportunity to meet our District 6 Coucilmember, Dev Davis!

To get involved with Midtown Connections and receive information regarding upcoming events, please send an e-mail to: midtownconnectionsna@gmail.com or write to us at: P.O. Box 59398, San Jose, CA 95159

City News & Updates

San Jose Clean Energy Bill Clinic

Do you have questions about your electricity bill and new @SJCleanEnergy charges? Attend a bill clinic at a community center or library near you! You'll also learn how to calculate your savings. San Jose Clean Energy's rates are 1% lower than PG&E's. You can find more information here

Responsible Landlord Engagement Initiative 

Michellé Jones Roberts, a long standing community advocate and member of the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association, Board, was one of a handful of community leaders recognized for their commitment to San Jose and the work they are doing to make our neighbors a better, cleaner, and safer place for everyone. 

On March 20th, Catholic Charities, the City of San Jose, and SJPD honored Michell é for her continued dedication to the neighborhood and community. Michell é has made a lasting and noticeable impact and we are honored to call her, not only a member of our neighborhood association but also, a neighbor and a friend.

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring - Working as a census worker can be a great way to make extra money while helping your community. The Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census Count. In Santa Clara County alone, the Bureau is looking to hire over 1000 census workers for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers (also referred to as enumerators), recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisors. Positions offer excellent pay ($24-$33 hourly rate), flexible hours, and paid training. Find more information here.

"Snap, Click, Report"

Illegal fireworks are a neighborhood nuisance AND highly dangerous - so don't put up with them! Snap a photo and file a report online at sanjoseca.gov/fireworks . Fines can be as high as $1,000.

The fines for using fireworks are:
  • $500 for a first violation
  • $700 for a second violation (within 18 month period from date of previous violation)
  • $1,000 for a third violation (within 18 month period from date of previous violation)
  • The sale of fireworks may result in a fine up to $50,000 plus jail time, depending on quantity

Health Mobile 

Health Mobile delivers professional, quality health care to uninsured children from low-income families. Our services have been successful in reaching youth, previously neglected, by utilizing a health unit on wheels. We travel throughout California to schools, community centers, rural and urban areas, migrant camps and health fairs to respond to these children's health needs

For questions about the Health Mobile, and their location, click here . Some of their tentative locations and dates are below. 

April 15th at Willow Glen Senior
April 29th at Gardner Senior Center
May 8th at Evergreen Senior
May 20th at Seven Trees Senior
June 12th at Seven Trees Senior
June 20th at Evergreen Senior Center
June 24th at Willow Glen Senior
July 1st at Seven Trees Senior
July 15th at Alma Center Senior
July 29th at Gardner Senior Center
August 5th at Alma Senior Center
August 15th at Ever Green Senior Center
August 26th at Gardner Senior Center

Get Involved! Apply to a Board or Commission

Apply today to be a part of the City of San Jose Board or Commission. Several positions are available.

Community Events

San José Public Library Events

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 3rd, 1:00 p.m. 
Willow Glen Library Book Club
Willow Glen
Saturday, April 6th, 2:00 p.m. 
6 Second Defense
Thursday, April 11th, 3:30 p.m.
Harry Potter Hour Of Code
Monday, April 15th, 5:00 p.m.
Cyber Safety
Tuesday, April 16th, 4:00 p.m. 
The Pawsome Project
Thursday, April 18th, 6:00 p.m.
Charged Particles
Wednesday, April 24th, 4:00 p.m. 
Teen Craft: Mini Pinatas
Rose Garden 
Saturday, April 27th, 10:00 a.m.
One-On-One Computer Help
Willow Glen
Tuesday, April 30th, 6:15 p.m.
Family Storytime
Rose Garden

Wheels and Wildlife

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center
1751 Grand Blvd, San Jose, CA 95002 
April 6th, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 

Did you know you could ride your bike on our Refuge trails? Join us for a bicycle tour around a salt pond at the Refuge! We will stop along the way to learn about habitat restoration, the wildlife and habitats they use, the importance of Coyote Creek watershed, and the history of the area! Presentations will be made by San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful and San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory! 

The ride is a gentle 4.5 miles on a level trail, and there is no shade along the way. All riders must provide their own bikes, backpack, and water bottles. Helmets are required for children. Water and snacks will be provided at a stop. Children ages 10 and older recommended; please use your best judgement on skill level for the distance. Reservations Recommended. For more information, see KeepCoyoteCreekBeautiful.org or contact Deb Kramer at deb@keepcoyotecreekbeautiful.org or 408-372-7053 

Stamp Out Hunger 

The 27th annual Letter Carriers'  Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive   is on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations.These donations go directly to local food pantries to provide food to people in need. There are many in San Jose and Santa Clara County that need our help. 

Last year, 71.6 million pounds of food were collected nationally, feeding approximately 64 million people.  

All donations to the Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive are tax-deductible because all of the food collected on Food Drive Day is given directly to non-profit charity food agencies in the community the food was collected. To learn how you can get involved, click here

Coyote Creek Cleanup

Coyote Creek Cleanup at Roosevelt Park
Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Roosevelt Park, 901 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose

Please come out to help us clean-up Coyote Creek.  Remove trash while being outdoors in a creek environment.  You can make a big difference!  Free event. Group registration available. Community service hours available.

RSVP here

Make Music San Jose 2019 

Join the Citywide celebration of music! Sign up as a venue of performer by May 21st. Register  here

Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers' Market

Lincoln High School Parking Lot,
577 Dana Ave
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. beneath the Lincoln High School parking lot solar panels. Support local vendors and spend time with your neighbors!

More community events can be found on our District 6 website
Office of Councilmember Davis | 408-535-4906 |  district6@sanjoseca.gov | www.sjd6.org