Sunday, June 13, 2021

Join via Zoom with Senator Dave Cortese July 14


At our July 14 Friends & Neighbors meeting, we will welcome State Senator Dave Cortese who will be discussing his top initiatives and take questions from residents. We look forward to welcoming Senator Cortese!

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 846 2853 9883

Passcode: 061921

Save the date: Party In The Park returns!

North Willow Glen's annual summer gathering is returning to Hummingbird Park on August 15, 4-7 pm. We will have music, ice cream and food -- a great opportunity to reconnect with neighbors!

Watch for more details here and we look forward to seeing you there.

Household Junk Dumpster Day July 10


The North Willow Glen Household Junk Dumpster Day is coming up on July 10 starting at 9 am until dumpsters are full.

Watch for your flier to be delivered to your home this week -- you must bring your flier in order to deposit your junk into the bins. Volunteers get first access to dump their household junk. Contact Bill Rankin (bill@networds.com) by July 8 and sign up for a shift (8-10 am or 9-11 am).

Location: Fuller Street Park between Delmas and Bird Avenue. Line forms southbound on Delmas, with a right turn onto Fuller.

Separate dumpsters for:  e-waste, mattress/box springs, small household items (eg. stools, end tables, small appliances, dishware, small area rugs) and clothing.

Dumpster process
  • One trip only. Your flyer is your ticket, and you must present the flyer when you arrive.
  • One passenger vehicle or a standard bed pick-up truck per household.
  • Items stacked no higher than the side walls of the standard truck bed.
  • Wheelbarrow loads are permitted, but you must wait in line
  • You must unload your own vehicle, placing the items into designated dumpsters.
  • No commercial trailers.
  • No commercial trash or waste.
  • No extended height of truck side walls.


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Volunteer Opportunity: Fuller Park, Sunday

Come help beautify your neighborhood park, Sunday April 25! All volunteers welcome.


When: Sunday, April 25
Time: 9:30 am - 12 noon
Where: Bocce Court at Fuller Park (across the street from 504 Fuller, see location below)
What needs to be done: Raking up pine needles, applying fertilizer and water to shrubs, assist with replacing broken rails on the white fence, touch-up painting.

Just bring your self and a smile. Get to know your neighbors while helping to beautify our park.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Help beautify North Willow Glen next weekend




Come help beautify your neighborhood park, Sunday April 25! All volunteers welcome.

When: Sunday, April 25
Time: 9:30 am - 12 noon
Where: Bocce Court at Fuller Park (across the street from 504 Fuller, see location below)
What needs to be done: Raking up pine needles, applying fertilizer and water to shrubs, assist with replacing broken rails on the white fence, touch-up painting.

Just bring your self and a smile. Get to know your neighbors while helping to beautify our park.



Saturday, February 27, 2021

Three Creeks Trail Clean-up March 6


Save Our Trails and the City of San Jose will be conducting a cleanup day on Three Creeks Trail on Saturday, March 6. Please preregister via Eventbrite to ensure that COVID protocols are observed.

Two projects will be going on. Wood chips will be delivered in piles along the whole length of the trail from Minnesota Ave to Coe and will need to be distributed. The City of San Jose will provide wheelbarrows, rakes, and shovels to help spread the chips. This work will help considerably to keep the spring weeds to a minimum.

Also, the Clara B. Rees Iris Society will be working in the Iris Garden to maintain that area.

We look forward to a fun, productive day. The registration table will be underneath the Three Creeks Trail water tower feature on Willow, near Bird Avenue. Parking is available along Bird Avenue and along Broadway Avenue.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Digital billboards: have your say before tomorrow



As noted in today's Mercury News, the San Jose City Council will be discussing tomorrow a proposal to allow digital billboards along local freeways. Although the council has received a lot of pushback on this issue already, it's not too late to have your say.

The City of San Jose Planning Department has posted a survey asking for community input about the Phase 2 digital billboards along freeways as well as on downtown buildings. We encourage you to take a few minutes to fill out this survey before the upcoming City Priority Study Session on Thursday, Feb 25, even though the website states the survey is open until March 12.

At this link, look for the "Phase II Digital Billboard Survey:" line and click on the appropriate language to start the survey): https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments-offices/planning-building-code-enforcement/planning-division/proposed-projects/sign-ordinance-update-phase-ii




Saturday, February 20, 2021

Welcome 2.0



Hello, neighbors! Since we haven’t been able to have our annual neighborhood events in the last year due to the pandemic, and we have new neighbors who haven’t joined us in those gatherings before, it seems like a good time for a little recap. Some of these events may be reshaped after we move out of the pandemic, but here’s a quick rundown of how they have been structured for several years, pre-COVID:

NWGNA Holiday Party - A Sunday evening in early December, hosted by lovely neighbors. Some noshes and drinks provided by NWGNA, others contributed by neighbors.

Holiday Yard Trees - A group order of the traditional front yard trees, led by Pam Shukait

Holiday Decoration Contest - A front-yard decorating contest with prizes from local businesses.

Neighborhood holiday decorating - After Thanksgiving, a volunteer effort to put up garland and wreaths in the neighborhood.

Party In The Park - NWGNA provides hot dogs and ice cream, neighbors bring side dishes, hosted in Hummingbird Park in mid August.

There are other events that occur every few years, like dumpster days, so watch this blog for any announcement of other events.

And, while we're at it, here are ways to remain connected to your neighborhood. We maintain each of these methods so that you can choose the one that suits you best. The content is copied over onto all of these forums with different capabilities to interact back and forth.

North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association list: an email list to communicate within North Willow Glen, bounded by Bird, Fuller, Willow, and Highway 87. Request to subscribe by sending an email to nwgna-subscribe@googlegroups.com

NWGNA Blog (this blog): occasional information about the area, plus an events calendar. http://northwillowglen.blogspot.com/ Subscribe by entering your email address where it says “Follow by Email” on the right column of the blog. Blog entries are also cross-posted to the Facebook page.

NWGNA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NWGNA

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Food Truck Neighborhood Market - Saturday





Need safe and fun plans for your family, friends, or partner for Valentine's Day weekend? Moveable is holding their first Food Truck Neighborhood Market on Saturday, February 13 in Willow Glen. Delicious local food trucks will be across from Galarza Elementary School from 4 to 7 pm. Swing by for a treat this Valentine’s Day weekend. Order ahead now for easy pick-up at https://www.mvbl.co/neighborhood!

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Thanks to our prize donors





We would like to thank all of the businesses that made generous donations to NWGNA’s annual Holiday Decorating Contest. We appreciate these local restaurants and encourage you to help support them as we continue to move through challenging times.

Bibo’s NY Pizza: $50 gift certificate
Capers: Four $50 certificates
Aqui Willow Glen: Four free meal coupons

Saturday, December 12, 2020

NWGNA email list is changing *TUESDAY*


On Nov 9, 2001 we started the Yahoo! Groups email list for North Willow Glen. It was born out of a desire to remain more connected as a neighborhood after 9/11 and has served our area well since then. However, Yahoo is changing its products and the Groups site is shutting down completely on Tuesday, December 15. You can read more here.

We have been reminding people regularly through that email list that the deadline is approaching and that we have created a new list using Google Groups. If you would like to continue to use this email list to stay informed about North Willow Glen, go to https://groups.google.com/g/nwgna to add yourself to the list. Anyone who does not opt in will not be added to the new list.

Santa is here just to get your attention. HO HO HO!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Vote for your favorite decorated house

The annual North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association Holiday Decoration Contest is underway -- have you voted?

As you stroll around our neighborhood when you come across a home decorated in such a way to bring joy in your heart, let us know. 

Enter the address of the holiday home on our survey (or use the QR code below). Fliers in English and Spanish are also being delivered across North Willow Glen.

The four addresses receiving the most votes will receive prizes donated by local restaurants and businesses. Have a safe and happy new year!

Deadline for contest votes: Jan 4


Friday, December 04, 2020

Holiday yard trees will be delivered tomorrow


A message from Pam Shukait about the holiday tree deliveries -- many thanks to Pam and her amazing family for their efforts every year!

Holiday trees will be delivered to tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 5th. I would like to thank those who said they would help deliver, but to keep everyone safe, we will be doing all the delivery ourselves. We have 129 trees to deliver to our neighborhood (yippee!!) and it will take us several hours. I am guesstimating we should have all trees delivered by early afternoon. We will be putting your tree in your front yard or front porch, unless you have requested otherwise. Also, this year, ALL trees are sold out. We will not be having any extras.

Thank you for making our little corner of Willow Glen a little more festive!

Thursday, December 03, 2020

NWGNA 2020 Holiday Decoration Contest



In the spirit of the coming holidays, the annual North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association Holiday Decoration Contest is beginning.

As you stroll around our neighborhood when you come across a home decorated in such a way to bring joy in your heart, let us know.

Enter the address of the holiday home on our survey (or use the QR code below). Fliers in English and Spanish are also being delivered across North Willow Glen.

The four addresses receiving the most votes will receive prizes donated by local restaurants and businesses. Have a safe and happy new year!



Saturday, November 21, 2020

Holiday decorating, 9:00 am Saturday!


We will be decorating the neighborhood again this Saturday and we would love to have your help. It doesn't take very long and it's a fun way to kick off the holiday season by brightening the neighborhood for everyone. Join us at 9 am on Nov. 28 at the corner of Delmas and Fuller! Masks are required + physical distancing.