Community News

Memorial Day Weekend at Palm Valley

May 27th, 2011

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

We would like to wish all of our wonderful residents here at Palm Valley a happy and safe Memorial Day! In observance of the holiday, the office will be closed on Monday. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!

If you plan to take a dip in the pool this weekend, please remember that glass and alcohol are not permitted in the pool area. Also, no more than 2 guests per household may accompany residents to the pool. The pool will open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.

Happy Memorial Day!

Photo Credit: Carl Wycoff

District 2 Annual Health Fair

May 25th, 2011

Learn useful health information at the District 2 Annual Health Fair on Saturday, June 11th!

Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual District 2 Health Fair on Saturday, June 11th at Kaiser Permanente San Jose. Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association and Kaiser Permanente, this free event will include useful health information and resources to get you on the right healthy eating and living path! In addition, there will be live entertainment, free prize giveaways, and even fresh produce from the farmers’ market! Best of all, your kids will have a blast participating in the fun games and activities!

The health fair will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. Kaiser Permanente San Jose is located right off of Santa Teresa Blvd & Camino Verde Drive. For more information about the District 2 Health Fair, please contact Stacie Shih at 408-535-4925.

Photo Credit: Murray County Medical Center

Palm Valley Pool Hours & Regulations

May 19th, 2011

It’s time to relax!

There is nothing more relaxing than taking a dip in the pool after working hard all week. On the other hand, sometimes it’s just as relaxing when you sit by the pool and read the latest issue of your favorite magazine. If you’re like most Palm Valley residents, you were counting down the days until the pool reopened! In fact, you probably have friends and family members that live in other apartment communities in San Jose without a community pool on the property. It’s OK to invite them over for a swim, but remember that no more than 2 guests per household may accompany residents to the pool. In addition, please remember that glass and alcohol are not permitted in the pool area.

The pool is open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. for your enjoyment. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-959-8419.

Photo Credit: Michael Zanussi

Dinner and a Movie!

May 17th, 2011

Take a trip to the West Wind Capitol City Drive-In!

Do you have Date Night with your partner a couple of times a month? Do you want to do something a little different this time? Instead of having dinner and a movie, consider having dinner and a movie at the local drive-in theatre! The West Wind Capitol Drive-In has technalight on all 6 screens. In addition, this 601 car capacity drive-in theatre even has Dolby Digital sound. Best of all, you’ll save a pretty penny because general admission tickets are only $6.95 for adults! Try finding a regular movie theatre with tickets prices that low! If you have a great time at West Wind Capitol Drive-In on Date Night, consider going back with your kids on Tuesday for Family Fun Night when the price is only $4.95!

The West Wind Capitol City Drive-In is located at 3630 Hillcap Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136. For more information, please call 408-226-2251.

Photo Credit: Bruce Fingerhood

Sharing Hope: Relay for Life of Blossom Valley

May 10th, 2011

Share hope by participating in Relay for Life of Blossom Valley on Saturday, May 21st!

Share hope by participating in the Relay for Life of Blossom Valley event on Saturday, May 21 at Davis Middle School. Since cancer never sleeps, those participating in Relay for Life will follow suit. This is how it works: Each team will have a member walking on the track at Davis Middle School at all times during the Relay for Life event.

This is the perfect event for you to attend if you want to honor those that won the battle against cancer and those that lost the war. The opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Davis Middle School is located at 5035 Edenview Drive in San Jose. For questions or more information about Relay for Life, please call Gina Tsai with the American Cancer Society at 408-335-8431.

Photo Credit: Samuel F.

An Egyptian Adventure Awaits at Rosicrucian!

May 5th, 2011

Burial Exhibit

When we think Egypt, we think sky-scraping pyramids, sacred tombs and nightmarish ancient mummies. Regardless of whether Cleopatra or scenes from the Blockbuster hit “The Mummy” come to mind, the history and tradition of Ancient Egypt is nothing short of enlightening.  If happening to leave the Palm Valley area, we can all make our Egyptian field trips at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium.

The museum is located in San Jose, California, where we can entertain all thoughts and questions about the renowned customs of Egypt. What really occurred during the mummification process of dead bodies?  Who was the Egyptian icon Rosetta? Bring a pen and pad and any more questions to be answered. Featured exhibitions include Burial Practices, Gods and Religion, Kings and Pharaohs and Daily Life. The museum hours are Wednesday - Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm; and Saturday and Sunday from: 10:00am – 6:00pm. General Admission is $9; $7 for students and seniors; and $5 for children ages 5-10.

Starting May 20th, join Rosicrucian for “Friday Nights at the Museum” from 5p.m.-8p.m. and partake in discussion and arts. There are several upcoming events, one of which is the Junior Archaeologist Program for ages 5-17. In the land of ancient kings and queens, keeping a historical eye shouldn’t be hard at all.

Learn More About Ancient Egypt

Bike to Work on May 12th!

May 5th, 2011

Get your bike ready for May 12th!

I don’t know about you, but participating in all of the fun Earth Day events last month really has me in the mood to reduce my carbon footprint! In addition to starting a recycling program in my home, I’m constantly searching for ways I can help save the environment. If you feel the same way, you should participate in the 17th Annual Bike to Work Day on May 12th! This is a great way to help save the environment. Plus, you’ll also save several bucks on gas!

All you have to do is leave your car at home and hop on your bike on May 12th! It’s amazing what biking to work can do for your health and the environment! In fact, you should pledge to ride your bike to work the entire month of May! If this sounds like fun, think about signing up for the “Team Bike Challenge”. Each team of 2-5 members will earn points for the total daily mileage they bike during the month.  Even Councilmember Kalra is getting in on the action! If you think you have what it takes, visit the official website for additional details!

Photo Credit: Umberto Brayj

Neighborhood Association Meetings in District 2

May 3rd, 2011

Don’t forget about the Neighborhood Association Meetings this month!

Don’t you just hate it when you go to work and everyone is talking about something that happened the night before? Do you hate it even more when you don’t have a clue as to what they are talking about? If this happened to you last month with regards to neighborhood association meetings, don’t let it happen to you again this month!

There are meetings every single week in May! On Thursday, May 5 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., the “Friends of the Santa Teresa Park” meeting will take place at the Santa Teresa Golf Club banquet room located at 260 Bernal Road in San Jose. Usual topics of discussion will include community issues, volunteer opportunities, trail conditions, and potential plans. For additional neighborhood association meetings this month in District 2, take a look at the May 2011 District 2 Newsletter!

Photo Credit: Jon Roig