Tree Lighting Ceremony: November 24
Kick off the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Blaney Plaza. Come early and stay throughout the evening to enjoy a variety of holiday activities for all ages, including extended shopping hours, business open house, Chamber Wine Stroll, History Museum holiday exhibit, horse-drawn carriage rides, candy cane village children’s area, holiday music & performances, and more. Learn more at www.saratoga.ca.us/treelighting
City Council Reorganization: December 6
The City of Saratoga invites you to the City Council Reorganization on Wednesday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Civic Theater. During the Reorganization, the City Council and community will have the opportunity to recognize this year's Mayor and Vice Mayor. The Council will then select a new Mayor and Vice Mayor. A reception will be held following the Reorganization.
Let's Work Saratoga Volunteer Day: December 9
Let's Work Saratoga! Join the Parks & Recreation Commission on Saturday, December 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to beautify and maintain the trails at Quarry Park. Advanced registration by December 6 is required for each volunteer. Volunteers ages 15 and older are welcome to participate; a volunteering adult must accompany those between the ages of 10 and 14. Volunteer space is limited. A confirmation email with check-in details will be sent following registration.
Celebration of Light: December 9
Join the Saratoga Ministerial Association and the City of Saratoga for the Celebration of Light on December 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Blaney Plaza to build community and celebrate the diversity of Saratoga with light—a symbol of hope, joy, and faith across cultures.
Induction Cooktop Rebate for Silicon Valley Clean Energy Customers
Silicon Valley Clean Energy customers are eligible to receive a $50 rebate on an induction cooktop. Induction cooktops are designed for your safety, featuring a cool-to-touch surface that reduces the risk of burns, and they cook with zero emissions. Carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, benzene, and other toxic emissions are released into your home when cooking with gas. A recent Stanford University study of 87 homes in California and Colorado measured benzene emissions from gas stoves and found that having a single gas burner on high or the oven set at 350ºF can raise indoor benzene concentrations above the level of second-hand smoke. Learn more at appliances.svcleanenergy.org
City of Saratoga Budget in Brief
Are you curious about the City of Saratoga’s budget and how your tax dollars are used locally? Visit the City's website to view the Budget in Brief and to learn more.
Preventing Package Theft
Ensure your holiday gifts arrive on time by taking extra precautions to prevent package theft. Consider mailing packages to work or lockers if you won't be home when packages are delivered. Alternatively, ask the delivery company to hold packages for pickup. If you are the victim of package theft, report it to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Visit the City's Neighborhood Watch page to learn more about crime prevention.
Dead Tree Removal: Free Permits and Rebates
Prepare for winter by removing dead trees, which are more likely to fall during severe storms. Permits to remove dead trees are free and rebates of up to $1,000 are available for properties located in the City of Saratoga Wildland Urban Interface area. Learn more about dead tree removal rebates at www.saratoga.ca.us/fire.
Resource for Individuals who Rely on Power for Medical Purposes
Resources are available to individuals who rely on power for medical purposes, such as additional notifications during planned outages, discounted electricity rates, and assistance during extended power outages. Visit PG&E's website to learn more about becoming a Medical Baseline Customer and available resources.
Avoiding Credit Card Skimmers
Credit card skimmers are used by criminals to obtain debit and credit card account information. The devices can be attached to ATMs or point-of-sale terminals, like card readers at a gas station. Avoid card readers that appear loose, crooked, damaged, or scratched. Use gas pumps in direct view of gas station attendants. Visit the City's Neighborhood Watch page to learn more about crime prevention.
Apply to Volunteer for a Commission!
Explore your passions while serving your community! Apply today to volunteer as a City of Saratoga Commissioner at www.saratoga.ca.us/comvac.
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