spring dance festival
The Spring Dance Festival returns to Eastridge Center Mall on April 23-24, featuring local dance groups. Photo by Fred Corpuz, courtesy of sjDANCEco

Local dancers to perform in San Jose

More than 60 dance organizations from across the Greater Bay Area will gather April 23-24 at Eastridge Center Mall, 2200 Eastridge Loop in San Jose, for the Spring Dance Festival.

Dance companies, from young children to professional companies and everything in between, will represent Los Gatos and beyond, presenting many styles of dance on the festival stage during a free non-stop seven-hour program each day. 

The professional dance portions of the show are from noon to 1pm and 5-6pm. Free dance classes will be offered at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 5pm. 

The celebration is part of Bay Area Dance Week and National Dance Week (April 15-24) and showcases the diversity of the Bay Area dance community. 

For information, visit sjDANCEco.org.

Low-income seniors may apply for special property tax exemption

Santa Clara County seniors, 65 and older, could qualify to be exempt from paying the Safe, Clean Water property tax if they own their home and live in it as a primary residence.

Valley Water offers an exemption for qualifying low-income seniors from the Safe, Clean Water special property tax. The tax was renewed and approved by the voters in November 2020.

The application period for the 2022 Safe, Clean Water low-income senior property tax exemption is open from April 15-June 30.

Santa Clara County seniors could be exempt from the tax if they meet all of the following criteria:

• Born before June 30, 1958.

• Have a total household income for 2021 below $62,292. Total household income is the total gross income for every person over 18 years old who lives in the home. It excludes capital gains.

• Live in and own the home the tax is assessed on.

Mobile homes in parks and homes that are in an irrevocable trust are not eligible.

Seniors who meet the requirements should complete the application, and return with proof of age, such as a copy of a driver’s license, copy of birth certificate, copy of passport, or copy of a medical card that shows date of birth.

Applications can be submitted via regular mail or as a legible scanned copy via email.

The application is available online at valleywater.org/senior-parcel-tax-exemption.For information about the Safe, Clean Water low-income senior property tax exemption, or to apply, visit valleywater.org/senior-parcel-tax-exemption.

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