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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 Codes 95120 and 95042 in San Jose, California.
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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, November 13, 2017 -- 7:00 to 9:00 PM


Speaker Topic
  James Gibbons-Shapiro
  Assistant District Attorney
  Santa Clara County
 Prison Reform and Crime in California: 1977-2017

James Gibbons-Shapiro is a Santa Clara County Assistant District Attorney, and he leads the Homicide Team, Parole Hearings Unit, Cold Case Unit, Victims Services Unit, the Misdemeanor Team, and the relatively new Crime Strategies Unit. The Crime Strategies Unit uses data analytics and intelligence sharing to solve more crimes, prosecute them better, with a goal of promoting fairness and equity in prosecution.

JGS, as he goes by, grew up in San Jose.  He double majored in History and Economics at Yale University.  After graduating from the UCLA Law School, he joined he law firm of Fenwick & West on the Peninsula doing copyright and trade secret litigation.

He joined the District Attorney’s Office in 1997, and in 2003, he was named The District Attorney’s Felony Prosecutor of the Year for his work on the Sexual Assault Team.

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




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Crimes have been occurring  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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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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