District 6 Newsletter 
October 2018
Dear Neighbors,

Every month I write this message in order to keep you updated on events, issues, and important information that affects our community. Next month, we'll all be making decisions on our ballots and no matter how you vote, please vote. It's our privilege and duty as benefactors of our constitution.
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Recent Votes
Sign Code  Modernization

On Tuesday, September 25th, City Council voted to allow signage, including digital signs, to be placed on 17 City-owned sites in downtown and near the airport. I voted in favor of the staff recommendations. Phase 2 will look at the possibility of expanding the signage to privately owned sites in downtown and along freeways and grand boulevards, not neighborhoods. One of the goals of phase 2 will be to get old billboards out of residential areas. I live in a neighborhood that has them, and some are an eyesore. I'm not looking to replicate that in other neighborhoods and would like to get the existing ones cleaned up. I look forward to the continued community discussion on this issue.
College Football Playoff National Championship Game

The 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship (CFP) is coming to San Jose in January with downtown hosting the free, family-friendly fan central festivities on Championship Campus! In preparation for this event, I personally visited the 2018 CFP in Atlanta, Georgia with the 2019 Bay Area Host Committee (BAHC) delegation. It was an amazing event with hundreds of thousands of fans visiting Atlanta and exploring the city, playoff activities, and game. San Jose is in for a huge treat! This is a great opportunity for San Jose to showcase its beauty and diversity on the national stage.

In addition to the incredible economic impacts from out of town visitors, the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation and their Extra Yard for Teachers initiative will provide $1 Million in support for Bay Area educators. The CFP Foundation and BAHC will also make a $150,000 contribution toward direct grants to help educators cover home purchase costs. Three public school teachers and/or staff members will receive grants of $25,000 that they can pair with Landed down payment support or other existing down payment programs to help them own homes.

We are fortunate to have back-to-back family friendly programming going on in downtown this year. Christmas in the Park will run from November 23, 2018 to December 25, 2018 with a quick turnaround for the creation of Championship Campus that will include live ESPN broadcasts in downtown San Jose, AT&T Playoff Playlist Live free concert series at Discovery Meadow and Playoff Fan Central at the San Jose Convention Center, Media Day at SAP Center, among many other family-friendly activities and events starting January 4, 2019.

For more information on the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship go to www.bayarea2019.com.

September 29th marked 100 Days until kickoff on January 7, 2019. To commemorate this special event, we raised the College Football Playoff National Championship flag at City Hall on September 28th. I was joined by my council colleagues, the Bay Area Host Committee, San Francisco 49ers representatives and drumline, and members of the community who helped bring this historic weekend to San Jose!

District 6 Spotlight
Trash Talks
Friday, October 19th, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Meet at 7-Eleven (Corner of Bascom Avenue and Stevens Creek Blvd.),
2230 Stevens Creek Blvd.

Instead of sitting around drinking coffee, I've decided to make our time together one of action along with information sharing. Let's pick up trash while we talk! Our first session of "Trash Talk" will take place Friday, October 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. starting out at the new 7-Eleven on the corner of Bascom Avenue and Stevens Creek Blvd. (2230 Stevens Creek Blvd.) 7-eleven will provide free coffee and bakery items for all volunteers.

Residents of District 6 are invited to join me and my District 6 Office team to pick up trash along Bascom Avenue and Stevens Creek Blvd. This will be a great opportunity for District 6 residents to talk to me and my staff about issues you are concerned with in our district and clean up our neighborhoods all at the same time! All trash-collecting equipment will be provided. 

10th Annual Billy DeFrank Community Center Fundraiser - Hamilton
Sunday, October 28th, 1:00 p.m.
San Jose Improv, 
62 S. 2nd St. 

The Tony-award wining show, HAMILTON (in drag) from its sold-out performances is coming to San Jose for a one-time performance.

Proceeds raised from this fundraiser will benefit the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+Community Center.

Smart & Final Extra! Grand Opening 

On Wednesday, September 12th, we celebrated the Grand Opening of Smart & Final Extra! They are located on 1290 W. San Carlos St. Stop by the new storefront and welcome them to District 6!

Triumph San Jose Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, September 21st, I joined Mayor Sam Liccardo in celebrating the Ribbon Cutting of Triumph San Jose, a top-selling European motorcycle brand, located at 456 Meridian Ave. The Grand Opening of the Triumph San Jose took place on Saturday, September 22nd. 

The Grateful Garment Project

I joined Assemblymember Evan Low for the State of Assembly Address on Monday, September 24th. Lisa J. Blanchard, a District 6 resident, was recognized as a Community Hero.

Lisa is the founder of The Grateful Garment Project whose mission is to ensure that every victim of a sexual crime is provided with whatever new clothing, toiletries, snacks, and other miscellaneous items that he or she may require, to reduce further negative impact against their well being. Lisa has dedicated significant amounts of time to working with people not only professionally, but also in a volunteer capacity. It is her vision that no victim of sexual assault ever experience further suffering due to lack of resources.

City News & Updates
City Auditor's Annual Resident Survey

From now until October 16, San Jose residents can help shape the future of San Jose by completing an online survey found here.

The survey, conducted by the National Research Center in coordination with the City Auditor, includes questions about City services provided to residents, as well as the quality of life in San Jose in general. 

Your participation is very important. We want all residents' voices heard. Last year, nearly 1,900 people took part. The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The survey is completely anonymous. No personal information will be collected or shared.

Results will be included in the City Auditor's Annual Report on City Services which will be released in December and presented to the City Council in January.

Road Closures for Rock n' Roll Half Marathon

Please click on flyer below to review road closures on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th:

To help avoid road closures on race day, download the Waze app to your smart phone. For questions, comments or concerns, please email community.cgi@ironman.com.
Fall Community Center Activity Brochures Now Available

Take a look at the programs, classes and activities happening at your local community center this season!

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SJPL Bound

Stop by one of our local library branches and pick up a copy of the new Fall 2018 official service and events guide, SJPL Bound. It's free!

Online Version
Vacant Parks Commissioner Position

Are you a park-goer? Have you thought about ideas on how to make our parks better and safer? If you answered yes to those questions, apply now for the District 6 Parks Commissioner position. 

The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the City Council on the City's system of parks, playgrounds, recreation centers and facilities,and recreation programs, including community sports, plays, celebrations and other recreation activities.

Apply Today! 
San Jose Diridon Station Area Online Feedback Form

If you haven't been able to attend one of the dozens of public meetings on the potential Google development near Diridon station, you still have time to offer City leaders your feedback. Use the online tool to provide your feedback. 
No Weekend SF Train Service

Beginning October 6, 2018 to late Spring 2019, trains will not serve the San Francisco or 22nd Street stations on weekends. Caltrain service will stop at Bayshore Station and free bus service will transport passengers to the 22nd and San Francisco stations. 

Caltrain encourages customers to consider alternative transit options on weekends, including BART via Millbrae Station. Weekday Caltrain service will not be impacted.

San Jose Arena Authority Board Vacancies

The San Jose Arena Authority is seeking volunteer candidates to submit their resume for two current vacancies on the Arena Authority Board of Directors. The 19-member San Jose Arena Authority Board of Directors convene monthly to identify and address issues relating to the management and operation of SAP Center at San Jose, Solar4America Ice at San Jose, and San Jose Municipal Stadium.

The Arena Authority is seeking interested candidates with experience in transit/urban planning.  All interested individuals must submit a resume along with two professional references to board@sjaa.com by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 
Fall Rebuilding Day Sign-Up's

Fall Rebuilding Day is on October 27th! Sign-up's close on October 6th so make sure you sign up before it's too late. Rebuilding Day is one way to create safe and healthy homes and communities for our neighbors in need.

This Rebuilding Day will help change the lives of 25 homeowners and nonprofits in Santa Clara County. Come volunteer and be a part of this incredible experience!

Fall and Halloween Events
Glass Pumpkin Festival at Santana Row
Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 7th
Santana Row Park, Across from Left Bank and Brasserie,
377 Santana Row

The 4th Annual Patch at Santana Row is a magical experience of glass! Stroll through thousands of hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by BAGI artists and renowned glass artisans from around the country. Plus enjoy LIVE Glassblowing demos!

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2nd Annual Bascom Boo Bash
Friday, October 12th, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bascom Community Center, 
1000 S. Bascom Ave.

Join the Bascom Community Center for a family-friendly Halloween Event! They'll have a pumpkin patch, haunted house, photo booth, arts & crafts, bounce house, games, and more!

Event is free!

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Pumpkins in the Park
Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Guadalupe River Park/Discovery Meadow, 
Woz Way and San Carlos

Pumpkins in the Park is a harvest fair for families with a strong environmental education component. Its purpose is to create awareness of the park and gardens and to bring families into the park for a day of learning and fun!

Willow Glen Kids Costume Parade
Saturday, October 20th, 10:00 a.m. 
Tiffany Way,
Corner of Tiffany Way & Fairdell Dr.

Calling all kids and neighbors! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and come to the Willow Glen Kids Costume Parade! Parents, please fill out a registration form here. An optional $5 donation per child is requested to benefit the Project Foster Care

Bring a portable chair for a fun and exciting kids costume parade! For questions or more information, contact Stephanie Stuehler at 408-886-4789.

Spooktacular Egg Haunt
Friday, October 26th, 7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
Willow Glen Community Center,
2175 Lincoln Ave.

Join the Willow Glen Community Center for a spooky night of tricks and treats while hunting for eggs in the "Egg Haunt". This fun event will be jammed packed with carnival games, arts and crafts, face painting, and outdoor spooky "Egg Haunt". Dress up in your cutest or scariest costume and do not forget to bring your flashlights!

$8.00 admission can be purchased  here.

Mommy & Me Free Kids Club - Halloween Family Fun Fest!
Tuesday, October 30th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Santana Row,
377 Santana Row

No Tricks just treats! We invite you to join our special Halloween Family Fun free event featuring free entertainment, interactive games, hands-on activities and educational activities designed for parents and their pre-school aged children. Wear your costume and trick or treat The Row! Also enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more!

Trick or Treat on the Avenue
Wednesday, October 31st, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Willow Glen,
Lincoln Ave. between Minnesota and Willow

Trick or Treat in Downtown Willow Glen! Participating businesses will have a trick or treat pumpkin sign on their window.

Session #1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.- Toddlers, preschoolers & kids in strollers 
Session #2, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - School-aged kids in costume

Trick or Treat on the Alameda
Wednesday, October 31st, 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Alameda Business District

The Alameda Business Association in conjunction with the Shasta/Hanchett Park Neighborhood Association will host the 11th Annual "Trick or Treat on The Alameda" on Halloween afternoon. Dozens of businesses in The Alameda Business District will offer "treats" for children and families. SHPNA will be giving out glow necklaces and there will be lots of other family friendly fun including a "Trunk-or-Treat" at the Westminister Presbyterian Church and the Hester Tunnel will be decorated in a surprise theme.

Community Events
San José Public Library Events

Date and Time
October 6th, 1:00 p.m.
Doodle Bots
October 6th, 11:00 a.m.
Java Coding for Teens
Rose Garden
October 10th, 4:00 p.m.
Halloween Tea Lights for Teens
Willow Glen
October 12th, 6:00 p.m.
Teen Lock-In Teens Reach
October 16th, 10:30 a.m.
Dia de los Muertos Story & Craft Bascom
October 17th, 5:30 p.m. 
Retirement Income Planning
October 18th, 4:00 p.m.
The Not-So-Scary Halloween Show
Rose Garden
October 20th, 1:00 p.m. 
Superhero Fitness
October 20th, 10:00 a.m. 
Friends of Willow Glen Library Quarterly Booksale
Willow Glen
October 24th, 5:00 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Film Screening: Coco
Willow Glen
October 25th, 3:30 p.m.
The Not-So-Scary Halloween Show
Willow Glen
October 31st, 3:30 p.m.
Halloween Bleeding Art
Willow Glen
October 31st, 3:30 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos Story and Craft
Rose Garden

Good Karma Bikes - Quarterly Salon
Thursday, October 4th, 6:00 p.m.
Good Karma Bikes,
460 Lincoln Ave.

Come friend-raise with Good Karma Bikes! A no ask mixer to meet their beneficiaries, board of directors, staff, and key volunteers with wine and cheese. Please RSVP to julia@goodkarmabikes.org

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9th Annual Crime and Gang Prevention Summit
Saturday, October 12th, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
San Jose City College,
2100 Moorpark Ave.

Mayor Liccardo and the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force sponsors a summit to bring together representatives from the City of San Jose, non-profit organizations, and local neighborhoods to build and expand partnership that would help make San Jose a safer place to live, work, and raise a family.

The Crime and Gang Prevention Summit gives attendees the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops, engaging discussions and a community resource fair.

Sip & Stroll the Avenue Fall Wine Walk
Saturday, October 13th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Willow Glen,
Check in located at Goosetown Lounge

Join the Willow Glen Business Association for an afternoon of tasting great Italian wines and strolling Downtown Willow Glen.

Makers Market in the Park
Saturday, October 13th, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Santana Row Park, Across from Left Bank Brasserie, 
377 Santana Row

Visit this curated marketplace in Santana Row and shop local artists selling U.S. handcrafted goods such as jewelry, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps, candles and more! Enjoy the beautiful outdoor park and support local small business every 1st Saturday of the Month.

Kidrageous Super Fun Run
Sunday, October 14th, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Santana Row Park, Across from Left Bank Brasserie,
377 Santana Row

The Super Fun Run is for kids of all ages to play and have fun. Secure your red superhero cape and unleash your power while running alongside real superheroes. After the race, enjoy live entertainment, healthy snacks, arts & crafts, face painting, an exercise class, and learn more about nutrition and fitness.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., the Super Fun Run starts at 9:00 a.m.

Festiv' All - A Small Business Resource Fair
Friday, October 19th, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
San Jose City College - Main Gym,
2100 Moorpark Ave.

Festiv'ALL is one of the premier networking events of Silicon Valley for small businesses. It is a celebration of our diversity and connectedness - the only event of the year that brings together a potent combination and significant number of multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, business-oriented organizations from all around the region.

Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge Bike Tour
Saturday, October 20th, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Environmental Education Center,
1751 Grand Blvd.

Join Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful for a Bike Ride Tour around Salt Pond A16! You will stop along the way to learn about the Refuge, the wildlife and habitats they use, the importance of Coyote Creek watershed, and the history of the area!

The ride is 4.5 miles on a level trail. Please bring your own bike, gear, and water bottles. Helmets are required for children. Water and snacks will be provided at a stop. Children ages 10+ recommended.

San Jose Job Fair
Wednesday, October 24th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bascom Community Center,
1000 S. Bascom Ave.

Jay Nolan Community Services provides one-on-one support for individuals with autism and other development disabilities. Jay Nolan Community Services is hosting a Job Fair featuring direct care staff positions; part-time, full-time, weekends and overnight positions available.

Water Appreciation Night Hosted by San Jose Water
Saturday, October 27th, 3:30 p.m.
CEFCU Stadium,
1257 S. 10th St.

Water Appreciation Night is October 27th at CEFCU Stadium! Come watch the San Jose State vs. University of Nevada Las Vegas football game and stop by the San Jose Water table for games, freebies, info and more! Did we mention FREE TICKETS? Get them by calling 408-279-7900 or email customer.service@sjwater.com 

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.

The City of San Jose's Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is launching a new neighborhood event, Neighbor Nights, at local San Jose community centers. The event will take place every second Friday of the month.

#SJNeighborNights will offer 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 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lincoln High School Parking Lot, 
577 Dana Ave.

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