San Jose Community Briefs for the Week of April 9th ​​- The Mercury News

Get WIREd in

WIRE for Women, a non-partisan organization aiming to get more women into office in South Bay, is looking for candidates for its board of directors. In particular, the nonprofit is looking for people with social media experience and members of the local school board. For more information, email Carol Mayer Marshall, Chair of the WIRE Nominations Committee, at [email protected]

Adopt a flower

History San Jose, a nonprofit that helps preserve the area’s historic sites and information, wants to brighten up the history park this month. At the park entrance along Phelan Road, History San Jose employees plant sunflowers that visitors can “adopt” for a small donation fee. More information is available at

Neighborhood notes

ALMADEN VALLEY >> After a one-year suspension of parking fees due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors to local parks will pay for parking again from this month. The $ 6 daily fee applies to all parks that required payment prior to the pandemic, including Almaden Lake Park.

The San Jose Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department is focusing this weekend with a cleanup on the Albertson Parkway Trail in the Almaden Valley. On April 10, 8:15 a.m., city workers and up to 50 volunteers gather to clear up trash and debris on the Albertson Parkway Trail in the Purple HIlls and PG&E division. To volunteer, call 408-838-2859 or email [email protected]

Those in charge of the 10th district are asking for donations so that the planned inclusive playground in the Almaden Playgarden becomes a reality. The City of San Jose and Santa Clara County have both pledged money to upgrade the existing play area in the park. And now the Playgarden Task Force, the group driving the construction of the park, is calling on residents and local businesses to make tax-deductible donations by the end of September. To learn more and to donate, visit

CAMBRIAN >> The San Jose Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Division is focusing a clean-up on Hogue Park in Cambrian. On April 11, from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., city officials and up to 30 volunteers gather at 3962 Twilight Drive to clear trash and debris from the park. To volunteer, call 408-838-2859 or email [email protected]

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