His bravery, caught on videotape, was written up in the Napa Valley Register. At Bistro Don Giovanni where he works as a server, the manager printed in bold letters at the top of the menus, “Thank you to our Napa hero, Sam.” Patrons, including former 49ers president and CEO Carmen Policy, thanked him profusely. “This hill has taken me in and accepted me, especially after my past,” Valencia, 30, said. “It’s one way to tell my community and the people I have failed in the past that I’ve changed and that person is no longer here. That person is in the past.”.
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On Saturday, the museum will encourage visitors to take a more active stance at a free community day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You could create a protest button or poster, send a postcard to elected officials or even register to vote. Visitors can also sew with visiting textile artist Jen Graham, who is working on a 2018 version of her piece, “Trajectory Patterns,” which documents the addresses where gun fatalities occurred. The original 2016 piece was 137 feet long. There also will be a community panel on firearms and safety at 1 p.m., followed by a roundtable discussion. You can register to take part at www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events. And for those who want to have a bigger impact than just talking, Museum Executive Director Nancy Bavor points to the “Cash and Quilts for Guns” buyback that’s planned for later this year. The museum is raising $25,000 toward the San Jose Police Foundation and San Jose Police Department’s biennial buyback event and is also accepting donations of handmade quilts that may be exchanged for weapons.