San Jose Community Briefs for the Week of May 14th – The Mercury News

Take a shot with Transit

Santa Clara County and Valley Transportation Authority provide door-to-door vaccine transportation services for residents who do not have access to other reliable means of transportation. Residents can request to be picked up from their homes, driven to the vaccination site, and brought back home. The driving services are available daily and should be planned at least 48 hours in advance. To book an appointment call 408-809-2124.

Hotspots a hit

City officials recently released a report on the Citywide Hotspot Program, which gave San Jose students and residents access to the Internet at home for the past year of distance learning. According to the report, the city distributed 12,800 hotspots to students and 3,000 to community members through partnerships with AT&T and the local library system.

AAPI security workshop

The San Jose Public Library is hosting a safety workshop for members of the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community on Saturday, May 22nd at 10:30 am. Crime prevention expert Mimi Nguyen will lead the training. To sign up, visit

Neighborhood notes

ROSENGARTEN >> Alameda Artworks are hosting their Spring Open Studios from May 29th to 30th, with 12 artists welcoming the public to their private studios. COVID-19 precautions will be taken at the free event.

Artworks are offered for sale in media such as printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, photography, stained glass, and paintings in oil, acrylic, and pastel colors. Artists will be there to discuss their creative process.

The Alameda Artwork is located at 1068 The Alameda.

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