Evergreen Community Coffee Chat – San Jose Police Department

Evergreen Community Coffee Chat With Captain Knox Of San Jose, Ca Police Foothill Division

When: October 17, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 9:30-11am
Where: Evergreen Coffee Company – 4075 Evergreen Village Square, San Jose, CA 95135
Rose Herrera will be having a coffee chat with Captain Mike Knox, Commander of the Foothill Police Division of San Jose, Ca. and you are invited to join in.
This will be a chance to talk about your concerns in the Evergreen community of San Jose, Ca.
Evergreen, San Jose, Ca Coffee Chat - Foothill Police Division Commander, Captain Mike Knox

Evergreen, San Jose, Ca Coffee Chat With Foothill Division Commander, Captain Mike Knox


For more information, you may call Rose Herrera's office: (408) 535-4908.

An Evergreen Local Park – Montgomery Hill

Evergreen’s Montgomery Hill at Sunset

My high school classmate and friend Ron Aclan, takes a bunch of cool photos around Evergreen as he adventures on his bike. Here are few sunsetting shots over at Montgomery Hill which is located on the back side of Evergreen Valley College.

Evergreen’s Montgomery Hill at Sunset (San Jose, Ca)

Evergreen’s Montgomery Hill at Sunset (San Jose, Ca)

Montgomery Hill is often the scene for cross country meets and everyday running, hiking, and biking fans.

You can find more of Ron’s photos on instragram: http://instagram.com/bikesbeerandgrub

Aren’t these photos amazing? I am pretty sure his camera of choice is an iPhone and plus a GoPro.

Evergreen Business Owners Meet Up – SUCCESS!

Evergreen Business Owners Assemble at Sonoma Chicken Coop – San Jose, Ca

What a great turnout. Not too big and not too small.

We roughly had 19 in attendance. Pauline Martinez (my mother in law) is the broker of our new real estate company, Aalis Platinum Properties. She has made it her mission to host a quarterly mixer for Evergreen Business Owners so we can start to support each other locally.

Find us here on our meet up or facebook page.

Be sure to support your local business owners and join us next time if you are a local evergreen business owner.

So, who attended:

Photographer (an award winner by the way)

David Burckhard, (sweeperdave@mac.com. 408-529-0397)

Web and graphics designer

Sara’s Venkatram, saras@sv3designs.com 408-888-5775

Life Coach/Speaker

Nadine Watson, Sagacy Coaching, nadine@sagacycoaching.com 408 781-1834

Financial Planners

Elizabeth Castillo – Mortgage Banker – 408-843-8309 – Elizabeth.r.castillo@chase.com

Gina Pacifica, gpacifico@ft.newyorklife.com. 408-849-7487

Kwong S. Chan, Kwong.chan@citi.com 408-223-3327

Neil Boone

Andreas Silva

Network Marketing Business Owners (Legal Shield and Melaleuca)

Marie Lamantia and Allan – Retiring Healthy  408-482-6044

Joseph Lam – Legal Shield – 408-266-6888

Property Manager

Lisa Fairlie – 408-771-8472 – lisa@silvercreekvalleyproperties.com

Evergreen-SJ College Board Trustee

Maria Fuentes – Maria.Fuentes@sjeccd.edu

Insurance brokers

Linda June and David Castillo – Farmer’s Insurance 408-238-2000

Michelle Lin – Red Wave – 408-836-4560 -Mlin.insrance@gmail.com

Carpet Guy

Al Arias – Carpet Works 408-640-1912  alarias@flash.net

Escrow and Title

Jill Varvell – Title and Escrow  – JVarvell@ortc.com – 408-687-5352

HR Staff Coordinator

Monique Krown, Monique.krown@lpl.com 408-384-8660

REALTORS (that’s us!)

Pauline Martinez, 408-316-1226, superpm@sbcglobal.net

Sheryl Martinez, 408-209-7674, sheryl@sherylmartinez.com



Where I like to eat in Evergreen

Where I like to eat in Evergreen

Living in Evergreen (San Jose, CA)  gives me the opportunity to try all different types of foods/cuisine.

It is really exciting to visit these fabulous restaurants where you can pick your favorite desires and taste buds.

Here are my top 5 favorites and a map here in Evergreen:

  • Yuris – 3236 S White Rd, San Jose, CA 95148 – Japanese
  • Golden Buddha -2768 Aborn Rd, San Jose, CA 95121 – Chinese
  • Govea’s – 1996 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95122 – Mexican
  • Pho Tau – 3005 Silver Creek Rd #166, San Jose, CA 95121 – Vietnamese
  • Bangkok Boulevard -1815 E Capitol Expy, San Jose, CA 95121 – Thai


In Evergreen we have a great place for sushi, and that is at Yuris Restaurant, where you get delicious Japanese food and sushi, located at White Rd in the Lucky’s Supermarket.

Then, whenever I am craving Chinese food I go to Golden Buddha which is located on the corner of  Aborn Road and San Felipe.  This is a place to take the whole family and really have a feast. We have done that many times, and the service is excellent. The Evergreen Real Estate Marketing Group also had a Christmas luncheon there one year. It is also very affordable.

Being that I do love Mexican food, I always stop at Govea’s Restaurant. They have been here in Evergreen since 1989. This is the place where everyone knows your name, and they serve us immediately. Good service and wonderful food. My grandson’s favorite dish is a big quesadilla, with rice and beans, and a tamale. He is a bottomless pit, since he can eat it all by himself.

I have recently discovered a wonderful Thai restaurant that is “Pookie Good”, name of the place is Bangkok Boulevard, located on Capitol Expressway and Aborn Rd.

Lastly, if you come to Evergreen you must stop at Pho Tau Bay Noodle House for the wonderful Vietnamese food. Let me tell you the Grilled Pork with Vermicelli is my favorite. It is to die for, you just have to try it! You will want more but you will be so full you end up having to take some home.

The prices at all these places are so very reasonable.

So we have several fast food places as well, which tells you that you will never go hungry in here Evergreen!

Why I love living in Evergreen

Why do I love living in Evergreen, San Jose. I have lived in Evergreen since 1979. The big attraction for me was being so close to the foothills and open spaces plus the wonderful parks that are in Evergreen. Evergreen is located in the south east corner of San Jose.

Evergreen's backdrop includes rolling hills and and a vibrant community of rooftops.

Evergreen’s backdrop includes rolling hills and and a vibrant community of rooftops.


When I moved here in 1979 Lake Cunningham Park was being built. It has become a big attraction for all people who want to have a good time, picnicking, hiking, bike riding, and skate boarding. It is called Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park.

Evergreen has other lovely parks that also offer great space to relax, walk, meet friends, walk your dog, have family BBQs and even business parties. One of my favorite parks is Hellyer County Park, it is spacious, lots of trees, plenty of room to have parties and visit with friends. This park is so easy to find, right off Highway 101.

I also like the small parks that we have, such as the Aborn Park which is located right next to the Evergreen Library on Pentland Way and Renfield Way. Of course another great park that I have had many picnics and parties at is the Evergreen Park located tt Park Estates, next to the Evergreen Community Center.

This is the kind of neighborhood I live in and I love it. The fact that these parks are so close to my house and also so close to shopping areas to buy your goodies for your parties makes it ideal. My children all grew up visiting these lovely parks and enjoying fun outdoor activities. In addition to having all these wonderful parks you have access to other services offered in our community of Evergreen, San Jose, Ca, such as churches of all faiths, banking services of different institutions, schools, and a community college.

It is all here in Evergreen, District 8 of the City of San Jose, Ca.