Saturday, December 31, 2011
Street tree planting
Neighborhood garage sale
Fruit/Veggie Share in Hummingbird Park
Party In The Park
Holiday decorating contest and party
Neighborhood street decorating
Holiday yard trees
Throughout the year
High-Speed Rail meetings and planning
Neighborhood beautification and maintenance
Anti-Graffitti Task Force
Our first meeting of the year will be January 24 -- come join us to lend a hand to your favorite project in 2012. We will be meeting at the Word of Faith Church at the corner of Fuller and Delmas at 6:30.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
From today's Mercury News:
The California Supreme Court on Thursday found that state lawmakers had a legal right to seize $1.7 billion in redevelopment money to help solve the state's budget woes, at the same time reaching a result that may put the state's nearly 400 local redevelopment agencies out of business forever.
California's high court concluded the Legislature had the authority to raid redevelopment funding earlier this year, rejecting arguments from redevelopment advocates that the budget gambit violated voter-approved Proposition 22, a 2010 measure designed to bar the state from seizing local funding to pay its bills.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
If you would like to donate any amount towards purchasing additional bags, you can either contact Bill at 408-893-6684 to target your donation to North Willow Glen parks or make an online donation towards bags city-wide at the SJPF web site.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
SJPD web site:
In 2008, The San Jose Police Department conducted a study of false alarms in the City and found that over 98% of all alarm calls were indeed false alarms. The cost of these false alarms to the Department was $662,000. In 2010, the Department responded to 12,450 alarm calls throughout the City. While this represented approximately 6% of all calls for service, it was the second largest percentile category of all call types. Only two arrests resulted from these alarm calls and only 113 resulted in police reports being generated. It is clear that false alarm responses place a significant demand on police resources.
Consequently, the San Jose Police Department will no longer respond to alarms solely on the request of alarm monitoring companies.There has been a request sent today to the mayor asking to delay this policy until it can be better understood. You will want to follow this issue especially if your home or business uses an alarm system.
Read a summary of the new laws for California and San Jose in the Mercury News.
Monday, December 26, 2011
San José customers will soon be shopping greener than ever. All grocery and retail stores in San José can no longer provide single-use carryout bags at checkout beginning January 1, 2012. Consumers will have the option to bring or purchase their own reusable bags or purchase recycled content paper bags at checkout. Consider the following to prepare for the ordinance:You can also read more about this new law in the Mercury News.
For additional resources and updates, including a list of reusable and recycled paper bag suppliers, visit www.sjrecycles.org/bags/retailers.asp. If you have questions, please e-mail or call (408) 534-BYOB (2962).
- Read the City of San José’s ordinance.
- Sign-up for regular e-mail updates at http://www.sjrecycles.org/bags/retailers.asp.
- Use up your supply of plastic and non-recycled content paper bags.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
In an effort to preserve the cash-strapped city's budget, a San Jose councilman wants to replace retiring city library workers with community volunteers or face the more serious alternative of outsourcing the libraries altogether.
"We have beautiful libraries, and if we allow volunteers to augment current city staff, our libraries would be open more days per week," said Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio, who has consistently sought to outsource the city's union employees with less expensive contractors.
The full article is here.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Topics for this newsletter include:
- Yeager Appointed VTA Chair as Bart to San José Gets Underway
- Caltrain Station Improvements at Diridon and Santa Clara
- Lynbrook High School Named Intel School of Distinction
- Air District Board Meetings Now Streaming Online
- VTA Connects Residents to Holiday Adventures
- Calendar of Events
Friday, December 09, 2011
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Sunday, December 04, 2011
More photos are available on Facebook. You do not have to be a member of Facebook to view the photos.
Big thanks to the Shukaits!