Sunnyvale Community Briefings for the week of March 4 – The Mercury News

Stanford Blood Drive

The Church of the Resurrection is holding a Stanford Blood Center collection on March 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church parking lot at 1395 Hollenbeck Ave. To make an appointment, visit

Challenging event

Silicon Valley Clean Energy, a Sunnyvale-based nonprofit that distributes electricity generated by solar panels and wind turbines, among other sources, is hosting its second “Empower Silicon Valley” youth film competition. The competition challenges local high school students to create short films that envision a future where clean energy is the norm. There will be an online event to launch the contest on March 10 at 6 p.m. For more information and to register, visit

Midpen is pennywise

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District was recently recognized for being exceptionally accountable and transparent with its finances. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the agency, which buys and protects green and open spaces in the South Bay, a “Triple Crown” medallion after the agency received three certificates of achievement from the Association.

Zone Haven Webinar

The next Zonehaven webinar – an event where residents can learn how to use the new online tool that local agencies will use in the event of evacuation orders – will take place on Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. The webinar is free for all the residents. To register, visit or call 408-341-4425.

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