Monday, December 18, 2006

Holiday Lights - Vote Tonight

Just a reminder that we're all voting tomorrow night for our favorite NWG lights display. Come by my house, 532 Coe, for a nibble and some hot apple cider and to pick up your ballot. We have over $600 in prizes this year from local merchants, so BIG thanks to them.

Details on the boundaries and neighborhood maps are on the website:

Happy holidays! - Marci

Friday, December 08, 2006

Free Electronics Recycling

When: Sat, Dec 16, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Dave & Busters Parking Lot - Milpitas
(940 Great Mall Drive, near Century 20 Theaters)
Contact: Steve Ramona (408) 573-8573. Event sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley and District 4 Neighborhood Associations.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Support July 4! Sponsor a Wreath!

Hi folks, can you sponsor one of the holiday wreaths on Delmas Avenue? It's for a really good cause -- due to changes in City grant procedures, we find our funding for the 2007 NWG July 4 celebration in doubt. If you can sponsor one of our 18 decorated vintage streetlights for $50 or more, we'll get what we need to fund the neighborhood celebration. To sponsor a wreath, email or call me at 288-9469. I will put up a sponsor list here on the blog as we go. Thanks, and happy holidays!

N'hood Holiday Decorations!

Volunteers put the n'hood in a holiday mood today: volunteers hung wreaths on the vintage streetlights and decorated our signature fences with festive garland, and distributed 'Christmas Tree Lane' yard trees to neighborhood folks. Thanks to Bob Stefani, Cindy Cooper, Chris Wagner, Dan Erceg, Cindy Erceg, Chuck Hudson, Stephanie Hudson, Debbie Palmer and Ken Eklund for the holiday decorations, and special thanks to Karen and Jay Kreshel and their flyer distribution crews for Christmas Tree Lane 2006.

See all the holiday photos here.

Holiday Hood Decorating - Sunday the 3rd

Join your neighbors in decorating the accent fences and the antique light posts.

We will meet at the Delmas Fences at 9:00 a.m.

Hot drinks and snacks will be provided.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Trouble in Tamien Town

Last night VTA (and a battery of consultants) hosted a community meeting regarding the disposition of their significant land holdings around the Tamien Light Rail Station. The point of the presentation was to tell the community that the agreement hammered out over the controversial Barry Swenson Tamien Towers project had quietly failed and that the community would have to accept a smaller park, or much higher density, or 11-story towers (pick any two), in order to overcome a $1.5 million shortfall and build the parking structure that would enable the promised park. The organizers seemed unprepared for the overwhelmingly negative reaction that followed. Jonathan Noble of Cindy Chavez's office, architects of the Tamien Towers agreement, was quick to distance Cindy from the concepts proposed by VTA. So the attendees rejected the concepts, and urged VTA to return with new concepts more in line with the Tamien Towers agreement, which included funding ideas for the parking garage that did not require more sacrifice by the community. NWG was well represented at the meeting, and I urge attendees to add a comment.