Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 Mayoral Candidates Forum

NWGNA is pleased to co-sponsor of the 2014 Mayoral Candidates Forum from on April 24th at Starlite Banquet, 680 Minnesota. Guests will be Supervisor Dave Cortese and City Councilmembers Rose Herrera, Sam Liccardo, Madison Nguyen, and Pierluigi Oliverio. You are welcome to speak directly with the candidates from 6-7:00 pm. Damian Trujillo will moderate the forum, from 7-9:00 pm.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Master Gardeners Spring Market - Saturday

The Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County invite you to the 20th Annual Spring Garden Market, Saturday, April 12, 9 am-2 pm, at beautiful History San Jose, 1650 Senter Rd., San Jose.

The group will be selling a huge variety of tomato, pepper, herb, and flower seedlings that theyraise right here in Santa Clara Valley. They will also host gardening talks and a Green Elephant Sale.
Also, Main Street will be lined with a vendor fair including 40+ booths ranging from plant nurseries, gardening societies, urban farmers, beekeepers and conservation groups to vendors of containers and raised beds, apparel, mosaics and even chicken coops.

More information is available from the Master Gardeners

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Running Out of Dog Waste Bags

Thanks so much to those of you who have already donated! We're down to our last month or so of dog waste bags, and we still need donations before another order can be placed. We buy in bulk to get our best price, and we're about half way to our fundraising goal for that amount. Please remind your neighbors, or talk up the drive to both fellow dog walkers and others who enjoy our parks. Once the bags run out we know from history that the dog-poop piles, well they start piling up. That's unpleasant for everyone, and especially unsanitary for the kids. 

Donations of any amount are welcome. $25 pays for about three months at one dog station of which we have four throughout the neighborhood. 

You can donate via Paypal by clicking the "Donate" button to the upper left. To ensure the donation goes to the dog bag fund, please e-mail us so we know which account to place it in. We will also happily accept checks made out to North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association. Please e-mail Alison for the address.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Public hearing on proposed garbage rate increase

The San Jose City Council is holding a public hearing about proposed rate increases for garbage and recycling fees. More information on this hearing is available online, but the deadline to submit a written protest is May 13, the same day as the hearing.

The hearing details:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 1:30
San Jose City Hall Council Chambers
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose

Monday, March 24, 2014

Public hearing for development at Willow & Clark

The City of San Jose Planning Department is holding a public hearing to consider a development permit at the northeast corner of Willow and Clark. From their public notice:

Planned Development Permit File No. PD13-035 to allow demolition of existing buildings except for one (1) single-family detached residence and construction of three (3) new single-family detached residences and a Tentative Map Permit File No. PT13-052 to allow subdivision of one (1) parcel into four (4) lots on a 0.49 gross acre site in the A(PD) Planned Development Zoning District, located on the northeast corner of Willow and Clark Streets (650 Willow Street) (Diablo Ventures, Inc. Owner), Council District 6, CEQA: Exempt.
Reports, drawings, and documents are available for review from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and a draft permit and recommendations will be available for review seven calendar days prior to the public hearing at:
Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
200 East Santa Clara Street, 3rd Floor Tower
San Jose CA 95113
(408) 535-3555

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Dog found, Bird Avenue near Fuller

Is this cutie yours? If so, call 408-209-5063 to connect you with the folks who are caring for him after finding him on Bird near Fuller Avenue.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Is Your Disaster Preparedness Kit Complete?

Disasters can occur in many different ways including fires, earthquakes -- even hazardous waste spills should we have a derailment at our nearby train tracks. Santa Clara County Fire Department has provided this handy checklist of what we should have at the ready in case disaster strikes. Today could be the day before.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Major Construction on Bird Completed

Over the next few weeks, the contractor will be working on minor punch list items. It is not anticipated that Bird Ave. will need to be closed for any of this minor punch list work.

Abbreviated project updates continue to be available on Twitter at “SJ Bird Ave Project” or #SJBirdAve.

If you need additional project information or have any questions, contact Dale Grogan at 793-4124 or

Monday, February 17, 2014

Would You Like to Help NWNGA but Can't Find the Time? Consider a Donation.

NWGNA has the good fortune to receive most of its financial support from The City of San Jose, however those funds have been on a downward trajectory for several years. You can help NWGNA's mission of increasing neighborhood pride and togetherness with even a small donation. While your donation would not be tax deductible, it will help support events such as the Produce Share, Garage Sale, Party in the Park, Holiday Decorations, Anti-Graffiti supplies, park fence paint and Dog Waste Bags. Simply click on that little yellow button up there to the left.

Thank you for your generosity!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bird Avenue Construction Update

The road repair contractor is scheduling the roadway work For Bird Ave. between Coe Ave. and Snyder Ave. to take place Wednesday through Friday of this week.

The partial street closure to through traffic on Bird Ave. between Coe Ave. and Willow St. between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm will be in place starting tomorrow morning and continue through the end of this week or until the contractor finishes the roadway work.

You can access abbreviated project updates on Twitter at “SJ Bird Ave Project” or, search for #SJBirdAve.

If you need additional project information or have any questions, please email or call Dale Grogan at 793-4124.

Monday, February 03, 2014

e-Waste Pickup is Today

Hope Services will be in our neighborhood today picking up your unwanted electronics for recycling. Pick up is between 9am and 5pm.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Seat of Your Pants Emergency Preparedness

Visit for tips on how you can prepare for yourself, your family, and your community in case of an earthquake, flood, fire, or other disaster.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bird Avenue Sanitary and Storm Sewer Improvements Project

Here are the latest updates from the project manager regarding Construction Phase Stage 2 on Bird Ave. between Coe Ave. and Willow St.

The contractor began work on Stage 2 of this project on Monday, Dec. 9th. The contractor has completed the installation of 190 linear feet of new sanitary sewer pipe, 720 linear feet of new storm sewer pipe, 5 new manholes and 3 new storm inlets. This completes the replacement of the older existing sanitary and storm sewer systems on this section of Bird Ave.
Over the last week, the contractor has been working on the demolition of the existing curb & gutter and sidewalk on the west side of Bird Ave. New curb & gutter and new sidewalk will be constructed over the remainder of this week and next week.
Over the next month, the contractor will be completing the replacement of sections of the curb & gutter and sidewalk, removing sections of the old roadway, and replacing these sections with new roadway.
You can find abbreviated project updates on Twitter. You can access this project information at “SJ Bird Ave Project” or, search for #SJBirdAve on Twitter.