February 27, 2021



San Jose community briefs for the week of Dec. 11

Concert for firefighters

Students from The Harker School in West San Jose are putting on an online concert Dec. 12 to raise money for the California Fire Foundation, which helps support families of firefighters who have died on duty. The hourlong concert will feature student musicians and dancers from the school, as well as a professional pianist and bassist. The concert will be broadcast on Facebook live at 7 pm To check it out, visit www.facebook.com/TTFHmusic.

Free flu shots

Dec. 12 is the last day to get a free flu shot at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. The vaccines are sponsored by the county and are available to all residents; no one will be denied a vaccine due to immigration status or a lack of insurance. From 9 am to 4 pm, residents can drive to the fairgrounds and enter at 2542 Monterey Road to receive their flu shots without an appointment.

Neighborhood Notes

WILLOW GLEN >> Hicklebee’s Children’s Bookstore and Sacred Heart Community Services are hosting a book drive for local kids this holiday season. Through Dec. 24, residents can purchase books at the store to donate to kids and teens, or donate funds that will go toward purchasing new books for distribution. As a COVID-19 precaution, organizers ask that residents not drop off any book donations but purchase new ones at the store, located at 1378 Lincoln Ave.

CAMBRIAN >> District 9 Councilmember Pam Foley was one of three representatives to oppose exemptions for the new citywide ban on natural gas for new commercial construction. The ban comes in the wake of Berkeley’s historic 2019 ban and alongside other major Bay Area cities’ attempts to curb natural gas use. San Jose’s ban includes exemptions for certain types of commercial buildings, such as those used for food production and manufacturing.