Dear Neighbor,
I want to start off this month's newsletter by inviting you to sign up to be a budget delegate for District 5. It is a great opportunity to learn about the city, to work on meaningful projects, and to work collaboratively with your community. For more information and requirements to be a delegate, check out down below!
September is a busy month for high school seniors because it is when college applications are being completed and SAT and ACT tests are being completed. It can be overwhelming for students to study on their own and know which colleges to apply for. Thankfully I have added some test prep resources that I hope high school seniors can check out! There is also information about a college fair coming up this month that will inform both parents and students regarding different college choices and university representatives will be there to answer questions about financial aid, housing, application process, and more. Over 100 colleges will be represented from all over the country so make sure to attend!

My staffer, Jorge Casas, had the opportunity to check out a restaurant in our district this month! Zuñiga's Restaurant and Bakery, across the Mexican Heritage Plaza, was the place Jorge got to eat some delicious food. Not only did he try out authentic Mexican dishes, but he also got to interview the wonderful owner. Let's see where Jorge will check out next month!


Estimado vecino,

Quiero comenzar el boletín de este mes invitándolo a inscribirse como delegado de presupuesto para el Distrito 5. Es una gran oportunidad para conocer la ciudad, trabajar en proyectos significativos y trabajar en colaboración con su comunidad. Para obtener más información y requisitos para ser un delegado, ¡revisa abajo!

Septiembre es un mes ocupado para los estudiantes de último año de preparatoria porque es cuando estan completando las solicitudes para la universidad y los examenes SAT y ACT. Puede ser estresante para los estudiantes estudiar solos por su cuenta y applicar universidades sin ayuda. Afortunadamente, he agregado algunos recursos de preparación para exámenes que espero que los estudiantes de último año de preparatoria puedan utilizar. También hay información sobre una feria universitaria que se realizará este mes que informará tanto a los padres como a los estudiantes sobre diferentes opciones de universidades y representantes de universidades estaran ahí para responder preguntas sobre ayuda financiera, vivienda, proceso de solicitud y más. Más de 100 universidades estarán representadas de todo el país, ¡así que asegúrese de asistir!

¡Mi empleado, Jorge Casas, tuvo la oportunidad de visitar un restaurante en nuestro distrito este mes! El restaurante y panadería de Zúñiga, al otro lado de la Plaza de la Herencia Mexicana, era el lugar donde Jorge pudo comer algo delicioso. No solo probó auténticos platillos mexicanos, sino que también entrevistó al maravilloso dueño. ¡Veamos a dónde irá Jorge el próximo mes!

Many thanks,

Vice Mayor / Vicealcalde
Magdalena Carrasco

Participatory Budget Delegates! 
My team is looking for budget delegates to work together on forming proposals from the community's ideas that were submitted over the past few months. Budget delegates will do research, work with city departments, and work together to place proposals on a ballot to be voted at a later date. Please email if you are interested!!

Light Up City Hall 
Join my office as we light up City Hall and the Rotunda purple to raise awareness of the impacts of Domestic Violence in our community.  

Viva Parks Wrap Up 
Thank you for coming out for the 4th summer in a row to enjoy all the Viva Parks throughout the district. My team had so much fun seeing new and familiar faces at the Viva Parks events. We already had Viva Parks come to Capitol Park, Mt Pleasant Park, Plata Arroyo Park, Emma Prusch Park, Hillview Park, and Mayfair Park, but this year Viva Parks was able to expand to Children of the Rainbow Park!
June through August were 3 months of community bonding, exciting activities, and entertaining movie nights. 

Siren Citizenship Legal Clinic
SIREN (Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network) will be holding a FREE Citizen Legal Clinic every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

They will assist in citizenship applications, provide legal consultations, and hand out study materials for the citizenship exam. 

Make sure to come out and get help filing for citizenship! They offer help in 4 languages including English, Spanish, Farsi & Vietnamese!

Viva Calle 

On September 23rd Viva Calle is coming back around and this time with a 5k run in the morning! Since its inception, Viva Calle has promoted a healthy lifestyle by encouraging people to walk, bike, or skate throughout San Jose streets. This year with the 5k, people are encouraged run throughout the route from 8am to 10am. It is not a race and is even open to kids. 

For more information and to register for the 5k go to Viva Calle SJ

This year Viva Calle will be spanning from the SoFA Street Hub on First Street, running through Monterey Rd all the way to Martial Cottle Park on Branham Lane. The normal festivities will be from 10am-3pm. 
SAT Prep Resources
As many students begin to enter the school year, it's important for high school students to start preparing for the SAT. The SAT is the standardized test consisting of math, reading, and writing sections. Taking the test and submitting a score is typically required when applying to colleges. The SAT occurs once a month and can be taken as many times as you want. Many resources are available to help you prepare for the SAT.
One resource that I have continually supported and hope you all can benefit from is the Abby Sobrato Center for College Success. The Foundation for Hispanic Education (TFHE) created this space so students from Latino College Preparatory Academy can get counseling and work with other students. I was a passionate supporter of the center and was glad to speak about the importance of youth education at the center's Dedication Event. This center encompasses the importance of youth education and access to resources that I continue to advocate for, and I truly hope you use this resource.
An additional resource for the SAT is College Board, who administers the SAT. On College Board's website, , you can view test dates, tips, and free practice tests. You can register for the SAT on that website. You can also find sample problems and 8 free practice tests on the College Board website. Another resource is your local library. You can check out SAT prep books at the library that also provide tips, practice problems, and practice tests. These resources will definitely help you prepare for the SAT.

College Fair 
Fall semester is when many high school seniors are going to be deciding on which colleges to apply for. Both students and parents may have many questions about admission requirements, scholarships, if the school is semester or quarter, and what are the total cost is. That is why it is a great idea for families with high school juniors and seniors to attend this college night at Independence high school to meet with college representatives from over 100 colleges. They have CSU, UC, private, and out of state colleges representatives attending. After talking to college representatives, students will be able to narrow down their choices on where they want to apply for in the upcoming months. 

When: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Where: Independence High school Main Gym
Time: 6pm-8pm

Business Spotlight: Felipa Zuñiga's Cakery/Restaurant
Business Review for Felipa Zuñiga's Cakery/Restaurant
Zuñigas Restaurant and Cakery, conveniently located across the street from the Mexican Heritage Plaza Felipa Zuñiga's restaurant and cakery has been in business for 2 years now. Her restaurant is spacious and has twelve tables with two flat screen television's where patrons can catch sports games or special events. Her restaurant also has a large speaker system that allows for a great sound of good music. Felipa came to California 18 years ago from Nayarit, Mexico and started taking cake orders at home 10 years ago and cooking for small events where she picked up her passion for cooking and baking for others.

Zuñigas restaurant offers a wide variety of Mexican authentic dishes including seafood that has the flavors and styles from the state of her hometown in Nayarit, Mexico. She often gets comments on the authentic flavor of her homemade beans and rice, just like mom's cooking. Some of her appetizers include "tostadas de ceviche" and "aguachile", a Mexican dish made of shrimp, submerged in liquid seasoned with chili peppers, lime juice, salt, cilantro, and slices of onion. Fresh vegetables such as cucumber are usually added. Main dishes are excellent, including her "Enchiladas Michoacanas", "sopes", "flautas" or "carne asada" plate, and if you're on the go you can order some tacos for the road or a super burrito, we highly recommend her "mixta" burrito a combination of surf and turf meats. 
She is best known for her traditional regional seafood cuisine of Nayarit that include, shrimp fajitas, lobster soup, or "camarones a la diabla". Whatever dish you have you will enjoy your decision to go to Zuñigas. Not only willy you enjoy your food, but you will also be supporting a small businesses ensuring that your money stays in the local economy and for local families. Provecho!

9th Annual Day on the Bay
Save the date for the 9th annual Day on the Bay next month hosted by Santa Clara Board Supervisor Dave Cortese and the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation. This family friendly event celebrates our diverse culture here in San Jose. There will be free food, music, giveaways, arts and crafts, entertainment, kayak rides, pumpkins, and different community booths. This event includes a health fair that provides FREE flu shots, dental and vision hearings, blood pressure screenings, HIV testing, and CPR workshops.

Last year, there were over 10,000 attendees, sponsors, and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or performing, follow this link:

Where: Alviso Marina County Park (1195 Hope St. Alviso CA 95002)
When: Sunday October 7th
Time: 10AM to 3PM

For more information, contact Vanessa Turner at 408-299-5030.

Mid-Autumn Festival
Fall is near! Mark your calendar for the Mid-Autumn Festival. There will be FREE admission and parking. This event will feature live music and entertainment, the lion dance, carnival rides, contests, and lantern giveaways!
Dates: September 21 (3PM-11PM)
    September 22 (11AM-11PM)
    September 23 (11AM-11PM)
Location: Eastridge Mall (2200 Eastridge Loop San Jose, CA 95122)
Fun Runs to Sign Up For 
It is important to stay healthy and be physically active! Take a break from your computer and take the time to register for a race in San Jose. Don't worry--you can go at your own speed and don't have to run the whole thing. Below are a couple of upcoming races around San Jose:
2018 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon/5K/10K Race
The Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon is a classic event in San Jose and is back for its 13th year through the streets of downtown. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is the National Featured Charity of this event, raising over $45,000 last year. You can register as a St. Jude Hero and help raise funds, becoming part of the alliance against childhood cancer.

When: Saturday, October 6th (5K and Kid's Run); Sunday, October 7th, 2018 (Half Marathon and 10K)
Where: Throughout downtown San Jose
The race will start at the corner of W. Santa Clara Street and Almaden Avenue and end at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez.
For more information and to register, click HERE.

Costume 5K Fun Run
Previously named as the Zombie Run, the Costume 5K Fun Run has a goal to raise funds for the San Jose Parks Foundation. This is a family friendly 5K (3.2 miles) event. The race will be through the roads of San Jose, which will be closed during the race, as well as through Kelley Park.
When: Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Where: Kelley Park (1300 Senter Rd. San Jose CA 95112)
starts at 6AM; race begins at 9AM

Mountain Music Festival at Emma Prusch Park
Next month, Emma Prusch Park will be hosting it's 3rd annual Mountain Music Festival! There will be free entertainment showcasing blue grass bands.  
The goal of the event is to bring live Mountain Music back to Santa Clara County.  With the help and guidance of the Northern California Bluegrass Society, Emma Prusch Park will embrace the spirit of the county fair and provide a place for families to celebrate.  

This years event will include all day live entertainment, hay wagon rides, farm animal displays by 4H, tours of the Park, historic farm house, barn, orchards and "Emma's Heirloom German Kitchen Garden".

When: Sunday, October 7th
Where: Emma Prusch Park
Time: 10am- 5pm

Free Junk Pickup
Are you in the process of moving? Do you have a lot of large items you need to throw away? It's FREE and easy to get rid of your large trash! This includes mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires and more!
To view the list of acceptable items, follow the link HERE. 
Note: This is only available to the City of San José residents.
Getting rid of your trash can be done in just three easy steps:
1. Make an appointment
2. Place your trash outside
3. We'll pick it up
Visit the website for more details and how to set up an appointment: . Let's help keep San José clean!

Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco | 408-535-4905 | |
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113