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.
The next AVCA meeting will be
Monday, November 13, 2017 -- 7:00 to 9:00 PM
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.
WHAT'S NEW IN THE COMMUNITY
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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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
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 .
Almaden Valley Community Association, Inc.