San Jose Community Briefings for the week of March 18 – The Mercury News


Second Harvest Fundraiser

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is looking to raise $1 million by April 13. If the food bank reaches this goal, the Khosla Family Foundation will match the amount.

Second Harvest still serves 60% more people than before the pandemic, predicts high need will continue into the future. The food bank serves approximately 400,000 people on average each month.

For more information and to donate, visit!/donation/checkout.

Letters from the polling center necessary

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Electors is looking for volunteer polling center couriers to pick up ballot bags from polling centers across the county from May 28 through June 7.

Volunteer couriers are required to complete the appropriate courier training prior to their start date. The 45-minute training sessions take place in person and online.

For more information, call 408-282-3063, email, or visit

Neighborhood ratings

ROSE GARDEN>>Santana Row has set the dates for its outdoor spring market, featuring live music from Mike Annuzzi and a hand-selected band of 60 local artisans of jewelry, CBD products, candles, plants, toiletries home, clothes, glass and more.

Visitors can also Sip & Stroll The Row with a cocktail from Zazil, El Jardin, EMC Seafood, Left Bank Brasserie and Vintage Wine Bar. Sip margaritas, Moscow mules, sangria and champagne as you stroll between Olin Avenue and Olsen Drive.

The markets are fixed on Saturdays April 9 and May 14, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit


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