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.
next AVCA meeting will be on:
Monday, October 10, 2016 -- 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Important Notice: The October meeting will be at the SouthHills Campus of the WestGate Church, located at 6601 Camden Avenue. For more information, click here.
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.
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.
stage, the Umunhum Tower is only 25% of the way
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
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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