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Santa Clara Mission Park - Large, Relatively New Homes in the $700s - 03/25/12 02:11 AM
Santa Clara Mission Park - Large, Relatively New Homes in the $700s Santa Clara Mission Park - Large, Relatively New Homes in the $700sMission Park homes were built in northern Santa Clara in 1997. The 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2106 sqft models have high ceilings, separate dining room, inviting family room with fireplace which leads out to a large patio area. If you want a house that is over 2000 sqft and 15 years or younger near major employment centers, then Mission Park might be worth considering. The schools are Kathryn Hughes Elementary, Buchser Middle, and Santa Clara High.The homes (0 comments)
Santa Clara County Utility Directory - Who to call based on which city - 03/23/12 11:44 AM
Santa Clara County Utility Directory Below is a list that tells you who to call based on which city your property is in:Campbell Electricity/Gas PG & E 800-PGE-5000 111 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, CA 95113 Water San Jose Water Co. 408-279-7900 374 Santa Clara St. San Jose CA Garbage Green Valley Disposal 408-354-2100 573 University Ave. Los Gatos, CA 95030 TV Cable COMCAST 800-945-2288 1900 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112 Phone Local Pacific Bell 800-310-2355 SBC Payment Center Sacramento, CA 95887 Phone Local AT & T 800-222-0299 PO Box 8212 Aurora, IL 60572 Long Distance AT & T 800-222-0300 (0 comments)
Free Tax Preparation at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in San Jose - 03/21/12 08:21 PM
Free Tax Preparation at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in San Jose Free Tax Preparation at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in San JoseThe IRC in San Jose wants to help you receive your Earned Income Tax Credit.File your taxes for free with the help of Professor Steve Wade (Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business) at the IRC office. Professor Wade is a certified public accountant, and supervises all filings. Tax clinic hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 pm every Thursday, February 2nd - April 12th, 2012 at 1450 Koll Circle #107, San Jose, CA 95112 and from 10am (1 comments)
Mountain View Non-Profit Organization Helps Workers and Employers Meet - 03/21/12 07:58 PM
The Day Worker Center of Mountain View provides reliable workers who are ready to serve anyone who needs help with housecleaning, yard work, moving, painting, plumbing, contruction, general labor, carpentry, electrical, leafleting, childcare, eldercare, handyman work, sign dance, etc. The bilingual staff will help you find workers suitable for your job. For further info you can visit or contact: Day Worker Center of Mountain View 113 Escuela Ave (at end of Escuela going towards Central Expressway) Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 903-4102 www.dayworkercentermv.org Monday thru Saturday 7am-5pm Workers are available 24/7 by previous arrangement.
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Cupertino Union School District Open Enrollment / Lottery Results for 2012-2013 School Year - 03/06/12 07:13 AM
Cupertino Union School District Open Enrollment / Lottery Results for 2012-2013 School Year On Thursday March 1, 2012, the Cupertino Union School District Open Enrollment / Lottery was held for the 2012-2013 School Year. The order of drawing was:9:00am All Attendance Area Schools (except Alternative Education Program Schools)9:30am Mandarin Immersion Alternative Program (CLIP)9:45am Murdoch-Portal Alternative Program School10:30am McAuliffe Alternative Program School10:45am Faria A+ Alternative Program SchoolRight now, a Lottery Wait List is being established for each school, based on the drawn lottery numbers. Results will be sent to parents by mail during the week of March 26th. Any parent who (0 comments)
I recently attended a meeting to discuss school emergency preparedness. This topic has been on the top of parents' minds since the tragic massacre of school kids at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
Here's some of what I learned in this meeting.
In an emergency situation, the authorities need to account for every child. Parents would need to go throught he appropriate channels to retrieve their child from the emergency. Parents cannot just come and take their child without letting the proper people know because then the authorities will wonder what happened to your child and will divert resources to go look for your child.
One of the middle schools in the Cupertino Union School District is designated as the central location for students in case of an emergency. That middle school is stocked with ample food, water, electrtical generators, etc. The authorities expect that in an emergency, most parents would take a break from their work to retrieve their child within 2-4 hours. However, if some parents continue to work during the emergency, they will be able to pick up their child from this designated middle school gathering point.
There are 25 schools that would feed kids to that designated middle school in the event of an emergency.
One of the officials at the meeting was instrumental at getting a $250,000 grant from Congressman Honda after a visit to Washington DC. Using that money, he subcontracted with a security company that devised a comprehensive $82,000 plan for school safety.
That official is a personal friend of Carla Holdsclaw, the person who trademarked the terms "code red" and "code blue". Other schools, who don't have permission from Ms. Holdsclaw will have to use the terms "Full lockdown" and "Shutdown in place" instead.
The biggest topic of this meeting was the discussion about whether a fence around the campus would be effective in preventing a Sandy Hook disaster. The cost of installing a fence for the 15 schools that don't have a fence would be in the millions of dollars. Some of the people questioned whether a fence would be effective in holding out a determined potential assailant. Another issue was in the event of a fire on campus, would a fence hold kids trapped inside with the flames, as was the case with the Brazilian tragedy where over 200 people perished.
One of the officers brought up the idea of having more parent volunteers patrolling campus. He also urged parents to talk their kids about safety.
The overall topic of safety in our schools will continue to be a hot topic for a while.
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