Community Service

Community Service…Sheila Gold

I love to eat out—a better cook than I prepares the food, I get served and I usually have enough food left over for another meal.  It also gives me the opportunity to get acquainted with cultures I know very little about.  In just a quick glance through the Yellow Pages, I found Italian, Greek, Mexican, Thai, Ethiopian, German, French,  Japanese, Chinese and Indian restaurants, many of them mom and pop ventures assuring me of personal service. Along with gastronomic experiences, I revel in the vast array of cultural opportunities we have in our area.  Like museums but don’t want to drive to San Francisco?  Head downtown to the San Jose Museum of Art or the Quilt Museum; enjoy visiting the Stanford University campus and explore the Cantor Museum for the Arts which is free and  contains permanent collections as well as visiting exhibits; and don’t miss the Triton Museum in Santa Clara as well as the museum on  Santa Clara University’s  campus (there’s a parking fee). Your tax dollars have provided wellstocked libraries  in Santa Clara County so take advantage of the variety of dvd’s and cd’s in different languages. The combined San Jose State University/ San Jose Public Library is an award-winning library and accessible by public transportation. We are so lucky to live in such a vibrant area! Enjoy!