Monday, November 27, 2006

Los Gatos Creek Trail

Progress on the Los Gatos Creek Trail west of Fuller Avenue... Here's the I-280 undercrossing, for example. For ecological reasons work has stopped until next summer... The City plans to open the trail again in November 2007. It promises to be a great way to walk or ride your bike to the train station, the Rose Garden, and so on.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Holiday Lighting Contest

Hi everyone, it's time to start plotting and planning on how to decorate your home to capture one of the great prizes in our 2nd Annual Holiday Lighting Contest! Please let me know if you would be able to help distribute the contest fliers and on which streets. We want to give everyone enough time to really do up their houses. Thanks! –Marci (mtnmouse21 {at}

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Your Holiday Schedule is filling up...

...but don't forget perennial favorites:

Christmas in the Park, Nov 25, 2006 - Jan 1, 2007, 9:00 a.m. - Midnight, in Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Don't miss San José's traditional welcome to Christmas. More info at or 995-6635.

25th Annual San José Holiday Parade, Dec 3, 2006, Downtown San José, 8:30 a.m. Join Santa and his friends. Info at or 793-5512.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Christmas Tree Lane

North Willow Glen participates in the Willow Glen tradition of placing a lit Christmas tree in the front yard. It's easy to do if you act fast - you can get a tree courtesy of the Kreshels: call Karen at 293-5475 by November 12. If you live on Hull, Atlanta, Coe, or Fuller west of Bird, you may be able to get a tree from Sandy Kasik instead: call her at 323-9668.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

North Willow Glen 2.0

I know people will miss the old website, but it was too much to maintain. The NWG Blog lets everyone on the Board post their news, and anyone in the 'hood can comment. Very 'Web 2.0'!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Citywide Aquatics Master Plan Nov 13, 14

Two community meetings to discuss preliminary concepts for City aquatics facilities. Public comment at these meetings is welcome - if you wanted to complain bitterly about Biebrach Pool being allowed to close without public input, for example. If you are unable to attend, the Aquatics presentation can be found at For information, contact Carla Holmes 793-5511 -Ken

Monday, November 13, 2006, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
City Hall in the Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street

Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Moreland West Community Center, 1850 Fallbrook Street

SJPD Community Forum Nov 30

What's working, what isn't, & what can be improved? What are your concerns? The City of San José Human Rights Commission & the Independent Police Auditor want to hear from you!

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
College Theater, San José City College, 2100 Moorpark Avenue
Spanish and Vietnamese translation available. For more information, call (408) 535-8110.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Tamien Towers II, or, Everywhere is Downtown

From Ken Yeager's District 6 newsletter:

"At a recent City Council meeting, I was the sole Councilmember to vote against a proposal to expand the current downtown design guidelines allowing 120-foot high rises throughout the City of San Jose. I voted against this proposal because I believe that a larger community discussion is needed regarding the potential impact of building high rises over 100 feet outside of the Downtown core and in North San Jose.

"To view the video clip of this discussion, please visit This clip is located on the homepage of my website and is posted just after my welcome letter."

The best moment on the clip is listening to Joe Horwedel fumble through his reasoning as to why no community input has been sought on this proposal: because that would slow up the developers who are eager to build those 120' towers in neighborhoods RIGHT NOW.