San Jose Community Briefings for the week of November 11 – The Mercury News

Foster families for dogs wanted

Humane Society Silicon Valley is in need of foster dogs and puppies and has onboarding sessions coming up to learn all about the ins and outs of fostering. Foster families are particularly needed to help certain animals that are difficult to place: pregnant and/or nursing mothers and puppies; dogs with medical needs; and large adult dogs weighing 40 pounds. and more; large dogs like Huskies and German Shepherds who need lots of physical and mental stimulation; and large or medium-sized dogs that might need extra training to socialize with other dogs or strangers.

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The Humane Society also has many dogs available for adoption for those looking to bring home a four-legged friend for the holidays.

The West San Jose Petco Neighborhood Adoption Center is currently closed. Visit to see available animals.

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CAMBRIAN>>Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian will present “13 Tips for Successful Advocacy” as part of environmental nonprofit Acterra’s Fall 2022 speaker series, “Empowering Environmentalists: Voting , Policy and Advocacy”.

Simitian’s November 16 conference is for new and seasoned members of the public, leadership groups, nonprofits, and community activists.

“Making change is hard, but it can be done if you know how to be an effective defender,” Simitian said in a statement. “I focus on practical advice that people can use as soon as they walk through the door.”

The free virtual conference is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session. Pre-registration is required on

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