District 6 Newsletter 
July 2018

Dear Neighbors,

The best ideas are simple, human-centered ones. During the recent budget process for the fiscal year 2018-19, I submitted a request and received the funding for free block party permits, city-wide. Block Party permits are issued through the police department allowing neighborhoods to block a residential street off for the event. This may seem like a simple idea, but the benefits of knowing your direct neighbors and building a support system in your neighborhood could have long lasting health and safety benefits.

District 6 Spotlight

Rose, White & Blue Parade
The Rose, White, and Blue Parade is an annual community tradition. The Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the staging area located at Lincoln High School, 555 Dana Ave., and winds through historic streets of the Rose Garden and Shasta/Hanchett Neighborhoods, ending at The Alameda near Shasta Ave.  The Parade and Festival celebrates its 11th Anniversary along The Alameda. 
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Trash Punx 
Join the Trash Punx to help clean the community, one piece at a time and have fun while doing it! Santa Clara County Fair has teamed up with Trash Punx. From now until the weekend before the fair, volunteers who come out will get a free ticket to the fair!

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Check-In: 8:45am
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: St. Elizabeth Park (St. Elizabeth Dr, San Jose, CA 95126) *Look for The Trash Punx Tent
Parking: Free parking available along the street
What to bring: Closed-toed shoes, water, sunscreen, sunglasses
The Trash Punx: http://www.thetrashpunx.org
Beautify San Jose: https://www.beautifysj.org
City News & Updates
2018 Street Maintenance Information 
The full list of list of city streets that will be repaired in 2018-2019 are detailed in the memos linked below. You can view the current and planned projects at the Interactive Project Map Link. Streets in District 6 receiving treatment are:

* Resurfacing: 
o Almaden Road from Almaden Expressway to Almaden Expressway
o Cahill St from Santa Clara St to San Fernando Street
o Dry Creek Road from Bascom Ave to Hicks Ave
o Forest Ave from Winchester Bl to Clamar Way
o Malone Ave from Lincoln Ave to Almaden Rd
o Monroe St from Newhall St to E Taylor St
o Monroe St from 350' N/O Stevens Creek Bl to Tisch Way

* Sealing:
o Bird Ave from San Carlos St to Willow St
o Canoas Garden Ave from Almaden Rd to Almaden Expresway
o Willow St from Lincoln Ave to 1360' S Meridian Ave

The City is considering a General Obligation Bond Measure for the November Ballot for City Wide Infrastructure needs including Pavement Maintenance, 

School Supply Drive
Please join the Food Empowerment Project, State Assembly Member Ash Kalra, and the City of San Jose in collecting school supplies for children of farm workers this summer from July 16 th until July 27 th . The drop off location will be located on the first floor of City Hall M-F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Visit foodispower.org for the list of supplies.
Levitt Pavilion San Jose 
Learn more about the mission and impact of the Levitt Foundation, which empowers communities across America to transform neglected public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. To reach out, visit levittsanjose.org.  

All Fireworks Are Illegal in San José
Except for public displays, all fireworks are illegal in San José. There are still fines for the sale, use, possession, or storage of fireworks. $500 for a first violation, $700 for a second violation, and $1,000 for a third violation. More enforcement efforts will be implemented during the 4th of July holiday.

Pick up a "Fireworks are Illegal" lawn sign at the Willow Glen Community Center and place it in front of your home or business.

You can report illegal fireworks via online form or by calling 3-1-1 or 408-277-8900 (for cellphones).


th Annual National Night Out
The 35 th Annual National Night out will be on Tuesday, August 7th. National night out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by the San Jose Police Department. Registration is open on the  www.sjpd.org website and will close July 27th.   
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          My San Jose - Your new way to request City services!
Want to get that pothole or street light fixed? Did you spot graffiti or illegal dumping that needs cleaning up? Perhaps you're wondering about how to report an abandoned vehicle or have a different City program to ask about. With the new My San Jose website or mobile app, it's now quick and easy to file and track a City service request or to reach one of our customer representatives. 

Learn more about the app at http://www.sanjoseca.gov/mysanjose. 
         Drink and Alive Free Cab Ride Program
To prevent DUIs and alcohol-related injuries and deaths, GJEL is offering free cab rides home this 4th of July weekend in the Bay Area and the Tri-Valley area (Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville), and Sacramento.

Take a cab ride on GJEL this 4th of July from Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 5:00 PM to Thursday, July 5th, 2018 10:00 AM. 

Community Events 
The Sandlot Movie Night 
2175 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125 at Willow Glen Community Center 
The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department is hosting a movie night on July 13th, 2018 from 6:30-8:15 PM in the Multi Purpose Room. They will also have popcorn and root beer floats. For more information, please call (408) 448-6400. 
Coding For All: Learn Scratch
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 2:00-3:00 PM Bascom Branch Library
Through powerpoint-based lessons, hands-on coding activities, and quizzes, students will learn the basics of Scratch through an eight week course. Scratch is a very simple language and is perfect for those of any programming experience level. Students will learn the language through lectures and apply the lessons by designing and creating fun and interactive games. Quizzes also happen infrequently to ensure everyone understands the material.
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eBook Help
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Bascom Branch Library
Do you have questions about downloading free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMovies, and eMusic to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other portable device? Bring your own eReader, tablet, smartphone, or MP3 player for a free training session.
Music in the Glen 
Music in the Glen will be on Thursdays from 6:25-8:30 PM this summer! Please see the flyer for specific dates and times. 

  Potter the Otter's Market Adventure Book
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:00-7:00 PM at Bascom Branch Library 
Santa Clara County Public Health presents a special story time with every child receiving a Potter the Otter Activity Kit. The activity kit includes Potter the Otter's Market Adventure book, a Potter cookbook with yummy fruit and veggie filled recipes from Potter the Otter and his friends, and an activity booklet.

Along with the reading of Potter's adventures at the farmers market, we will also be reading the Potter the Otter, a tale about water. This book helps children understand the importance of drinking water to stay healthy and hydrated.

The event is free and no registration is required. 
San Jose Summer Camp
Best deal in San Jose for an award winning children's theatre. 3x Winner for Best Summer Camp! Willow Glen Children's Theatre continues to offer one of the best summer day camps in the area. Every child get to play a role. No auditions. Just fun! WGCT also continues to offer the best deal in San Jose: under $400 for all 4 weeks. That's less than $100/week for an award-winning theatre. Join us! 2018 Camp Details 

Who: children's ages 7 & up.
Where: Bramhall Park, 1320 Willow Street, San Jose. When: July 2 - 27, 2018 (No session on July 4.) 
Cost: $395 ($399 for non-San Jose residents). Includes official WGCT t-shirt. 

Register online at www.wgct.org , or in person at the Willow Glen Community Center in Lincoln Ave. Limited space. Sign up early to avoid the waiting list later. Scholarships available - go to www.wgct.org for information. 
Learn about Space with a NASA Ambassador!
 Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 2:00-3:00 PM at Bascom Branch Library
Are you fascinated by space exploration? In this fun, interactive program, NASA Ambassador Joshua Morrison will discuss NASA's current endeavors and give you the inside scoop on outer space. Participants will also do a craft that demonstrates the principles of jet propulsion. Perfect for children ages 8-12. No registration required.
Willow Glen Branch Library Quarterly Booksale
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00 PM at Willow Glen Branch Library
Come browse the Friends of the Willow Glen Library's Book Sale . Great bargains can be found on gently used books and media. All proceeds support programs at the Willow Glen Library.
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Happy Hollow Senior Safari Walkabout 2018
Visitors ages 50 and up are invited to take over San Jose's iconic  Happy Hollow Park & Zoo! Get fresh air and exercise as you enjoy:

* Free admission, free parking
* Early entry to the park
* Animal meet-and-greets
* A 10,000-step challenge
* Fun activities and giveaways
* Healthy breakfasts available for purchase

For more information, call 1-408-794-6400 or visit www.hhpz.org.

 Santa Clara County Fair
Fair Hours:
Thursday: 1pm-10pm (Carnival open until 11pm) - $1 day!
Friday: 11am-11pm (Carnival open until Midnight)
Saturday: 11am-11pm (Carnival open until Midnight)
Sunday: 11am-10pm (Carnival open until 11pm)

Ticket Prices:
General: $8.00 (except Thursday - $1 all day on Thursday only)
Youth (5-11): $5.00
Senior: $5.00
Kids (4 and under): Free

For more information visit WWW.THEFAIR.ORG
San Jose Neighbor Nights
Second Friday of Every Month, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bascom Community Center, 1000 S. Bascom Ave.
Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.
#SJNeighborNights will offers free activities, including music, movies, crafts, dances, sports, and more. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a night of neighborly fun!

Willow Glen Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.
Urban Village Farmers' Market is now located in the Willow Glen Community Center parking lot. Neighbors can stroll the market to get delicious coffee and a bite to eat while meeting new and old friends alike! 

Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers Market 
Saturdays 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Lincoln High School 
555 Dana Avenue, San Jose Parking Lot 577
Make the Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers Market a part of your regular shopping habits, and learn about the local businesses, non-profits, and student organizations that will be a part of the Market as well.

Easy & Free to Get Rid of Your Junk
Residents in single-family homes can have large items (such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and more) picked up curbside by their recycling collection company. Each pickup includes up the three large items. 

Call you recycling company to get a date for your pickup. To find your recycling collection company, please use the Residential Services Lookup. http://sjenvironment.org/junkpickup

Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
The next Elks Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up is Saturday, July 21st. For more information, please contact Carlo Pedron at cjpedron@gmail.com.
More community events can be found on our District 6 website
Office of Councilmember Davis | 408-535-4906 |  district6@sanjoseca.gov | www.sjd6.org