San Jose, CA: Meeting Explores Reducing Use of Polystyrene Foam


While recycling has been a staple for many in the community, city officials are looking for ways to reduce polystyrene foam litter from disposable food containers and wants input from the community.

On June 30, San Jose will host the first of several meetings with community members, consumers, makers of polystyrene food ware, recyclers, restaurants and food truck representatives.

The meeting is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. at city hall’s council chamber, 200 E. Santa Clara St. For more information, call 408.975.2586.

Master gardeners to hold programs for home gardeners

Master gardeners have planned two programs of interest to home gardeners on June 26 and June 28.

The first, integrated pest management in the garden, will be held on June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morgan Hill Community Garden on Butterfield Boulevard between E. Main and Diana.

Success with succulents will be held on June 28 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will be held at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

Almaden Lake Park ready for recreation open-water swims

Almaden Lake Park, the only open water swimming available in San Jose, is open for recreational swimming from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 14 from Wednesday through Sunday, July 4, Aug. 15 to Sept. 4

on Saturday and Sunday and Sept. 5 for the Labor Day holiday.

Swim fees are $3 for adults and $2 for youth and seniors on Saturdays and Sundays. Wednesdays and Thursdays are discount days at $1 per person and Friday Fun Days are $2 per person. Open water swim training, available on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. only, is $7 per person.