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Let’s Bring in the New Year Palm Valley Apartments!

December 31st, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Hey Palm Valley Residents! Let the countdown begin to the new year! The time has come for New Year’s resolutions. Each year many of us vow to lose weight, quit a bad habit, or strive for more success.

There are others of us that have more interesting and exciting New Year’s resolutions? Do you have an unusual or different resolution for the New Year? If so we would love to hear from you!

Feel free to leave a comment…What’s your unusual or different New Year’s Resolution for 2011????

The staff at Palm Valley would like to wish our residents a wonderful and prosperous NEW YEAR!!!

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Recycling Event in San Jose

December 27th, 2010

Recycling Event in San Jose

Get together all of your old bills and unwanted items. It’s time to recycle! If you’ve collected a lot of things around your apartment and it’s time to get rid of them, this is the perfect opportunity for you. There will be a recycling event in San Jose on Saturday, January 8th from 10 am to 3pm. This will be an opportunity to clean out your Palm Valley Apartment and start fresh for the new year. The recycling event will take place at the Southside Community & Senior Center (5585 Cottle Road, San José, CA 95123).

If you have any disposable foam products or e-waste products that you need to dispose this is the time to get rid of that too. For more information on questions such as items you can recycle you can visit Dart Container Corporation, Allied Waste, or Electronic Recyclers International’s websites.


Contact Stacie Shih
City of San José—District 2 Office
(408) 535-4925

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Palm Valley Holiday Update

December 24th, 2010

Happy Holidays Palm Valley Residents! The staff here at Palm Valley would like to wish each and every resident a happy and joyous holiday! Just as a reminder, the office will be closed December 24th and 25th.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy the holiday tomorrow. Here is a quick last minute recipe you may want to add to your holiday menu. Enjoy!

Fantasy of Lights in Vasona Park

December 21st, 2010

Fantasy of Lights is here in Santa Clara County

Hello Palm Valley Residents! You can enjoy a sight to remember this holiday season. The Fantasy of Lights is a 1.5 mile drive through a maze of holiday lights and  displays. This lighted festival is something the whole family can enjoy. The lighted celebration is in its 12th season, and continues to be a festive tradition in Northern California.

There is so much to enjoy on the ride through Vasona Park. The animated show will have you smiling in amazement from all the tricks and animated lights and sounds. It is truly a production to remember.

Admission to the event is $15 per vehicle for the rest of December. The show ends on New Year’s Eve, so hurry up and see the fantastic celebration of lights. You can find out more information on going to see the wonderful show on the County of Santa Clara page.

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When Do You Prefer to Take a Vacation?

December 17th, 2010

In Which Season do you Prefer to Travel?

Hello Palm Valley Resident! With the holiday season here, there are plenty of people with booked flights everywhere around the world, although many may have plans to be right here in their cozy apartment for the holidays. Some people decide to take their vacations during the winter months for various reasons like discounted prices, while others find it to be a time when it just feels more appropriate to stay at home and vacation during the summer. But here is a question for you Palm Valley Residents:

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Club One Open House in San Jose

December 14th, 2010

Learn How You can get Fit at the Club One Open House

There will be an Open house at your neighborhood Club One in San Jose. Come by with your friends and take a class at the club. You’ll even get tips on how to eat healthy (even through the holiday season) and receive complimentary treats while taking a walk through the Holiday Market Place at the club.

You may be wondering what is the Holiday Market? This open house will give you the opportunity to get your holiday shopping done in one trip!  The market will consist of  local businesses offering complimentary samples and gift items for all budgets. Not only will you be able to learn more about health, but you can get your holiday shopping done at the same time.

The Open house takes place on December 15th all day and admission is complimentary. You can find out more information by calling the nearest Club One location. To find out which club is nearest to Palm Valley Apartments, go to the Club One website.

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Tools for School Fundraising in San Jose

December 7th, 2010

Donate School Supplies for Kids in the Bay Area

Hello Palm Valley Residents! San Jose Council-member Ash Kalra, will be hosting a Tools 4 School Fundraising Event through out the month of December. The fundrasier is to raise money for childrens school supplies through out the Bay Area.

Although there will be several drop off points for donated items, there are several other ways you can make a contribution to such a great cause. One way is to give a monetary gift online on the Bay Area Benefit website.

Another way to donate is at Azucar Latin Bistro located in Downtown San Jose. On this day you can come and enjoy appetizers and mojitos. If you dine at the restaurant, 15% of your dining bill will be donate to the charity.

Visit the Bay Area Benefit page or the San Jose District 2 page for more information on Tools 4 School.

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The Nutcracker in San Jose

December 6th, 2010

The San Jose Ballet will be Performing the Nutcracker

One of my favorite memories of this time of the year has to be seeing holiday shows. Not only do you get to spend time with loved ones, eat great food, go ice skating, and enjoy wonderful parades, but you also get to see spectacular shows. Much like Radio City coming to San Jose, the San Jose Ballet performance of the Nutcracker is one of the annual theatrical performances that you don’t want to miss.

If you are not familiar with the Nutcracker, the store revolves around a young girl named Clara who falls asleep next to her Nutcracker after a holiday party (at her parents home), to the discovery that all of the toys are much bigger than her. The story continues to unfold with a ton of action and adventure. The theatrical performance is a ballet that is performed to musical scores, and tells the store through movement and sound.

The San Jose Ballet will be putting on performances of this classic holiday show from December 11th to the 26th at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

Don’t delay getting your tickets!

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The San Jose Holiday Parade is Coming Up!

December 2nd, 2010

Minnie Mouse will be the Grand Marshal at this Year's Parade

Two days, 16 hours, and minutes in counting until the San Jose Holiday Parade of 2010. This is sure to be a crowd pleasing parade as it is every year. The 29th annual parade is amongst America’s top 25 Parades, according to the International Festivals and Events Association.

Join the Grand Marshal Minnie Mouse on December 5th at 8:30 am for the grandest parade in San Jose. There will be over 5000 participants, tons of local talent, Balloons and celebrities on board. Not only will this parade be dazzling through the streets of San Jose, but there will be other parade events as well.

The great thing about living at Palm Valley Apartments is that you are close to all the action. The parade will begin at the intersection of Santa Clara Street and Delmas Av.  and head east.

You can find out more information on the San Jose Holiday Parade on their website.

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