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Welcome to the Almaden Valley Community Association – your on-line resource for activities in the Almaden Valley. The AVCA provides information of interest especially for the residents of Almaden Valley, which includes the area equivalent to Zip Code 95120 in San Jose, California.

Set aside the second Monday evening of each month to attend the AVCA meetings where great speakers help the AVCA improve the quality of living in Almaden Valley.


The next AVCA meeting will be on:

Monday, September 12, 2016 -- 7:00 to 9:00 PM 

First Speaker:
     Lee Wilcox
     Director of Budget and
     Finance
Topic:
    How Does San Jose Get Its Money
Second Speaker:
     Jerry Stangis
     Developer's Representative
Topic:
    Alter the General Plan and Gain a Park
     (6100 Winfield Blvd.)

Important Notice:  The September meeting will be at the SouthHills Campus of the WestGate Church, located at 6601 Camden Avenue.  For more information, click here.




WHAT'S NEW AT AVCA Logo


New Education Report

New Parks and Recreation Report

New Planning and Zoning Report

Speakers and topics at previous AVCA meetings 


WHAT'S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY 


San Jose's Proposed New Budget
Mayor Sam Liccardo has done a series of Community Meetings on the City's 2016-2017 budget.  The District 10 meeting was held on May 6, 2016.  The 71 slides on the budget can be seen at 2016 Budget Slides.

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Crimes have been occurring much more frequently in the Almaden Valley lately.  Visit the San Jose Police Department's Web site to read more about Crime Prevention Tips -- Home and Auto Burglary -- with sections on locks, windows, alarms, and other suggestions.

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District 10 City Councilmember, Johnny Khamis' Newsletters

Our Councilmember's Newsletters are always interesting.  This page offers the entire archive.

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Wild Pigs & Other Creatures Caught and Removed

Having a problem with wild pigs? other creatures?  Here are two links to licensed help in the San Jose and Santa Clara County area:

Wild Pig Removal Inc. - see detailed information about wild pigs, their trapping and shooting, and homeowner's choices for carcass disposition.

Creature Catchers - humane animal removal of wild pigs, rodents, gophers, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, feral cats, dead animal removal

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Mount Umunhum Projects

Mount Umunhum Environmental Restoration & Public Access
The Board of The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District voted unanimously at the October 17, 2012 public meeting to keep the radar tower for five years, giving the public an opportunity to raise money to pay for preservation of the tower for the long-term future.  For information on work proceeding at the site, please visit the Web site discussing the Mount Umunhum Projects.

Umunhum Conservancy
has been formed to promote the cause of protecting, preserving, and operating Mount Umunhum and the Radar Tower and to raise funds for these purposes.  Visit their Web site to request being added to their mailing list and, if interested, sending a donation to help this cause.  Umunhum Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.  Their cause has been aided by Santa Clara County's designating the tower as a historical landmark. 

At this stage, the Umunhum Tower is only 25% of the way to salvation.


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Almaden Lake Project

Alternatives 6 and 7 Proposed

Two new alternatives for the Almaden Lake area come from meetings with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and the Loma Prieta chapter of the Sierra Club. They are similar, and can be seen by reading this blog from the Water District and clicking on Feasible Alternative 6 and Feasible Alternative 7.  These alternatives have a large water area on the eastern side for boating and fishing, a reduced open space on the western side, and both have totally eliminated swimming.  An environmental consultant has been hired, and the Environmental Impact Report has to be prepared before the end of this year.

You can also read more information about the Almaden Lake Project progress in other parts of the Water District's online blog at http://almadenlakeproject.wordpress.com
The blog gives updates on Water District news.  You can post your comments, opinions, and concerns here at this blog.

Two other places to check on the Water District's project are

1) their Web site at http://www.valleywater.org/Mercury/AlmadenLake.aspx and
2) their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SCVWD .



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