Community News

Raging Good Time at Raging Waters San Jose

June 22nd, 2011

Take a fun trip to Raging Waters with your entire family!

If you want to let loose and have a great time with your family, you should plan a trip to Raging Waters in San Jose! There are plenty of heart pounding rides for you to enjoy, especially if you’re a daredevil! Bombs Away is a new ride this year that is five stories above Lake Cunningham! Basically you enter an enclosed capsule, the trap floor drops, and you drop straight down in a freefall! Just thinking about this ride makes my heart drop! Raging Waters is located at 2333 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95148. For questions or more information, please call 408-238-9900.

Attention military members! Military Appreciation Day at Raging Waters is on July 17th. Military personnel and their family will have the opportunity to enjoy the exclusive use of a beautiful private catered area by the lake.

Photo Credit: Alan Chatto

Restaurant Week in San Jose

June 17th, 2011

Make sure your appetite is ready for Restaurant Week in San Jose from June 22nd until July 3rd! Save room for dessert!

Mark your calendar because Dine Downtown San Jose is almost here! From June 22nd until July 3rd, some of the best restaurants in San Jose are participating in this amazing promotion! For 12 days, customers will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious three-course prix-fixe meal for only $20-$40. Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for you to try all of the amazing new restaurants in the area. You can enjoy a delicious meal for only $20 at the following restaurants during this promotion:

  • Eulipia Restaurant and Bar-374 S. First Street
  • Sonoma Chicken Coop-31 N. Market Street
  • Britannia Arms Downtown-173 W. Santa Clara Street
  • Azucar Latin Restaurant & Lounge-71 E. San Fernando Street

For a list of additional participating restaurants, please visit the official Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week website.

Photo Credit: Jing

Dia de San Juan: Puerto Rican Cultural Festival in San Jose

June 15th, 2011

Attend the Puerto Rican Cultural Festival on Saturday, June 25th!

The 33rd Annual “Dia de San Juan” Festival will take place on Saturday, June 25th at History Park. The fun event will feature live music from some of the best bands around. For example, Latin Rhythm Boys from the Bay Area are scheduled to perform at the festival! Make sure you bring your appetite because there will be delicious authentic Puerto Rican Food for you to enjoy! This amazing scholarship fundraising event will began at 11 a.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

  • The Pastele Factory-140 N. Soderquist Road, Turlock, CA 95380 (209-620-8565)
  • Kumar’s Island Market-1440 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95116 (287-0557)
  • Hope Chest-921 A. Street, Hayward, CA 94541
  • Hammer and Lewis-19 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA

History Park is located at 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112. For more information about the festival, please visit the official website for the event.

Photo Credit: Jose Oquendo

Pictures Around San Jose!

June 7th, 2011

I have a question for you: Have you ever taken time out of your day to really look at all the beautiful places that the city of San Jose has to offer? For instance, you’ve probably passed by the San Jose Civic Auditorium plenty of times, but did you stop to really admire the beauty of the building? For your enjoyment, here are pictures of some of the beautiful places around San Jose!

You've probably attended an event at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in the past, but have you ever taken the time to admire the beauty of the building? Do you know when this place was built? Photo Credit: Brain

This picture was taken at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose. When is the last time you went to the theater to see a show? Photo Credit: Brian

This picture was taken at the San Jose Veterans Memorial in 2009. Did you visit the Memorial on Memorial Day a couple of weeks ago? Photo Credit: Don BeBold

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

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.

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

Palm Valley’s First Annual Yard Sale!

April 27th, 2011

Mark your calendar for Palm Valley’s First Annual Yard Sale on Sunday, May 15th!

I’m sure many of you have started your annual spring cleaning routine, right? Furthermore, I’m sure you have a bunch of items that you no longer want or need. If this is the case, you should make plans to participate in Palm Valley’s First Annual Yard Sale on Sunday, May 15th! This is the perfect opportunity for you to turn your junk into cash! On the other hand, if you don’t have anything to sell, you can stop by the yard sale to shop until you drop!

The yard sale will take place at Palmia Park from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is only $20 to reserve a spot. (One 8″ table will be provided) If you would like to participate in the yard sale, you must RSVP by May 13th by calling 408-229-9813.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Housing Industry Foundation.

Photo Credit: Mark Peters

Boys & Girls Club Summer Program!

April 14th, 2011

Your child will have a blast this summer at the Boys & Girls club!

It’s time to start thinking about your summer plans. I now it’s only April, but school will be out before you know it! Have you thought about enrolling your child in a fun summer program? Are you interested in the idea, but you don’t think you’ll be able to afford it? What if I told you that you could enroll your child in a 7 week program for only $450 bucks? You would think you were dreaming, huh? Well wake up because it’s reality!

The Boys & Girls Club is offering a fantastic 7-week summer program for children between the ages of 6-18. The program will include fun activities, special events, and even cool field trips! Your child will have a blast playing ping-pong, flag football, basketball, and other fun sports! If this sounds like something you’re interested in, don’t wait another second! There are only 125 slots available at each site!

Site Locations:

  • 285 Azucar Avenue, San Jose
  • 4955 Edenview Drive, San Jose

Photo Credit: Mike Baird

Classes at Ciro’s at Palm Valley!

April 12th, 2011

Sign up for the evening Boot Camp class at Ciro’s!

You know the early bird gets the worm, right? With that said, I hope you already signed up to take a class at Ciro’s. If not, you may be out of luck because, as most of us predicted, seats went as fast as hotcakes!

In fact, the Tuesday Zumba class is already full! Can you believe it? You probably can if you are a Zumba fanatic. One thing I can’t believe is the amazing prices! It’s hard to believe that it will cost you less than $30 bucks a month to take Zumba classes at Ciro’s! That’s truly unbelievable! Note to all procrastinators: The evening boot camp (session one) class is already full, too!  However, there is still space available in some of our other classes including:

  • Thursday Zumba
  • Morning Boot Camp
  • Evening Boot Camp (Session 2)
  • Meditation
  • Tennis Lessons (Group and Private)

Get a move on! Go online today to register for a class! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Ciro’s staff at 408-229-9813.

Photo Credit: Fort Rucker