BCA General Meeting on March 22, 2017!

Burbank residents are invited to our next BCA general Meeting to be held on March 22nd, 2017 at 7pm in the Rose Garden Library Community Room. Please park on the street as the Rose Garden parking garage will close at 7pm!

Address: Rose Garden Library, 1580 Naglee Ave, San Jose CA 95126

Anti-Grafitti and Anti-Litter Resource Presentation by the City of San José.
Burbank area updates from:
– California Highway Patrol
– Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
– Kieran Kelly (Office of County Supervisor Ken Yeager)
– Alisha Schoen (Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County)

Thank you to our March Flyer Sponsors: Calderon’s Tires, Pho Lynn and ZIP2Print!

BCA-March-2017-FINAL Download PDF here

See you on the 22nd!

The BCA Board

BCA Update – Posting of Bylaws and Standing Rules [UPDATE]

For Dec 1, 2016, we are formally posting the Burbank Community Association (BCA) Bylaws and Standing Rules in process.

Thank you to all who provided feedback, while updating these “behind the scenes” policies and procedures were time consuming, they are key to helping the BCA maintain relevancy to the community we represent.

[UPDATE] June 15, 2017: Please note that per our March 22 General Meeting, the BCA Bylaws and Standing Rules were approved. PDF link is below.

BCA Bylaws and Standing Rules (PDF)

The BCA Board

Special thanks to Santa Clara County Sheriffs for Neighborhood Watch presentation

Saturday’s “How to start Neighborhood Watch in your area” presentation by the Santa Clara County Sheriff was really helpful. Primarily focused on areas of the Burbank area without Neighborhood Watch programs in place, it was a good reminder that the first step to any community empowerment starts with just asking the right questions and having the power of the community to back it up. The presentation from the Sheriff’s deputies focused on how to be safer and set up Neighborhood Watch programs.  The attendees gained useful information and were able to meet members of their community and get to know their neighbors.


If you would like more information on how to participate in an existing Neighborhood Watch program, or would like to start one in your area, feel free to contact the BCA and we can make sure we get you to the right person.

-The BCA

KQED – Bay Curious – Why does San Jose have so many urban islands?

Special thanks to KQED’s Ericka Cruz Guevarra for a great overview of urban islands in San Jose. As part of their Bay Curious segment, a listener requested some details on the history of urban islands in San Jose. As Burbank residents, we have some insight on this as we get to live the island dream every day. Some members of the BCA were fortunate enough to meet Ericka in person for an interview and answer some questions first hand. Check it out!


Why Does San Jose Have So Many Urban Islands?



Back Alley Block Party – July 23rd!

Back Alley Block Party:

Join us for a Pop-up Alley Makeover Event!


Saturday, July 23rd | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Business Circle Back Alley

@ W. San Carlos St. & S. Bascom Ave.

(Directly behind 349 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA)


This one-day event will transform a portion of the Business Circle back alley into

a welcoming community gathering space with:


BBQ from Time Deli • Ice Cream from Scoops Truck • Games/Activities for Kids

Music • Mural Painting • Bike Safety Games and Education • And more!


Please join us for a community event that will celebrate what we love about our neighborhood and demonstrate possibilities for making Business Circle a more vibrant place for businesses and residents of all ages. For more info and to RSVP on Facebook, visit bit.ly/July23BlockParty!


To volunteer to help with the event, sign up at: http://bit.ly/VolunteerJuly23SJ


Questions? Contact: Julie Flynn at julie@streetplans.org

– or- Alisha Schoen at ASchoen@da.sccgov.org | (408) 808-3766

BCA in the Rose, White & Blue Parade


Join BCA Man on the Street Ken Colson for the Rose, White & Blue parade, July 4.  The  parade starts at 10AM at Lincoln High School (555 Dana Ave.) and concludes with a picnic on the Alameda from 11am-3pm.  Ken will be driving is VW Bug with the BCA logo, so be sure to keep an eye out to cheer him on.  Happy 4th of July!

Volunteer Opportunity: Join the Burbank Adopt-A-Stop Program


Want to help make Burbank community a little bit better? Join  BCA’s Man on the Street, Ken Colson in the VTA Adopt-A-Stop Program.  With over 4500 bus stops in Santa Clara County, the VTA relies on citizens to help them know when bus stops need maintenance.  Through Adopt-A-Stop program individuals, churches and businesses adopt up to 6 stops to pick up litter and report concerns to the VTA.

As part of the BCA’s anti-litter program, Ken has adopted 6 bus stops in the Burbank area.  Ken and the BCA are looking for volunteers to join this effort.  This is an easy way to help your community. Once a week, volunteers visit a stop to pick up litter and to report damage or graffiti as needed.  Stops are located at Bascom Ave. & Olive Ave, Bascom Ave. & Stevens Creek Blvd. & Bradley Ave., and Bascom Ave. & San Carlos St.

To volunteer or learn more, contact the BCA at info@burbankcommunityassn.com.

BCA website live!

Thank you to everyone that has provided feedback on the new website design. We will be doing some additional content updates as we go and enhancing the site to provide value to BCA supporters and residents/businesses in the Burbank Community.

Special thanks to Jubilation Photography for the Burbank theater photos!

BCA April General Meeting – thank you!

Thank you to the BCA supporters and Burbank residents that were able to make it to the April 20th General Meeting. Deputy Ridgeway from the Santa Clara County Sheriff was very informative and we were also fortunate to have Alisha Schoen from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and Mitchell Nelson from the Santa Clara County Supervisor’s Office provide some updates as well.

Our next meeting is scheduled for July 20th, 2016 at the Rose Garden Library.

BCA Elects new Board

The membership of the Burbank Community Association elected 5 new members of the BCA’s Board of Directors at its last meeting Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

Meeting separately, the new board members selected the roles of Board officers. The five new Board members and their roles are (in order of sign-in):

  • Pete Sclafani – Marketing and Communications
  • Jane Power – Chair
  • Laura Ybarro – Vice Chair
  • Samantha Robinson – Secretary
  • Henni Kaufman – Treasurer

Two existing Board members, Ken Colson and Dmitriy Afanasyev, retain their positions.

Email contacts for the new Board are listed on this website’s Contact and Board pages.