Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Downtown Willow Glen Trick-or-Treat

The trick-or-treat tradition continues in downtown Willow Glen. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 on Lincoln Avenue between Minnesota and Willow. Books For Treats will be located in front of the Garden Theater (1165 Lincoln Ave).

Session #1: Toddlers, Preschoolers, & Kids in Strollers: 

Session #2: School-Aged Kids in Costume

Read more about this annual fun event.

North Willow Glen Holiday Tree Lane

For many years, in early December, the streets of Willow Glen begin to light up with the sparkle of miniature evergreens. We would like to invite you to join in this tradition. We have set up a way for you to order a tree for your yard.

If you are interested in having a tree in your yard, and do not already have one for this purpose, please read below for more details.
  • Orders need to be received by Friday, November 2, 2012. 
  • Rebar available if requested. This is used for anchoring the tree in your yard.
  • We are expecting delivery of the trees to the neighborhood Sunday, December 2nd.
  • You will have to set up the tree on your own.
  • You are responsible for putting on your own lights. A very old tradition is to use the large colored lights and to put one white light at the top of the tree.
  • Trees will be available for pick up at the Shukait’s house (1023 Bird Ave) on Sun., Dec. 2nd between 10:00am and 5:00pm.
* * * This year, again, we are also offering 22” Noble fir and Cedar wreaths decorated with pinecones. The wreaths will be $15 each. * * *

Fliers are being delivered to your door, but you can also download the order form and deliver it with a check made payable to: Pam Shukait or send via PayPal to pshukait@me.com. (Trees will be from Enchanted Forest Christmas Trees.)

Call Pam with any questions: 408-297-4388.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Did you lose this dog?

This dog was found yesterday at Coe and Lincoln and has been moved to the San Jose Animal Care & Services on Monterey Highway.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Local credit card skimming case

Barnes & Noble is reporting that thieves tampered with in-store PIN pads at 63 of its stores and may have had their credit or debit card information stolen. The nearby Stevens Creek Boulevard store is included in the list of affected locations.

From the B&N press release:
As a precaution, customers and employees who have swiped their cards at any of the Barnes & Noble stores with affected PIN pads should take the following steps: 
Debit Card Users:
  • Change the PIN numbers on their debit cards
  • Review their accounts for unauthorized transactions
  • Notify their banks immediately if they discover any unauthorized purchases or withdrawals 
Credit Card Users:
  • Review their statements for any unauthorized transactions
  • Notify their card-issuing banks if they discover any unauthorized purchases or cash advances
For additional information and updates, visit the Barnes & Noble website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com. Customers may also call 1-888-471-7809, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, with questions.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Supervisor Ken Yeager's Oct. 18 newsletter

Topics for this newsletter include:
  • Air Resources Board works to ease gas prices
  • County strives to make voting more convenient
  • Hospitals around the nation follow VMC's lead
  • County to phase out Styrofoam in government operations
  • HIV planning council seeks volunteers
  • Tax preparation program for families in need seeks volunteers
  • Emergency Medical Services strategic planning meetings
  • Calendar of Events
If you would like to receive this newsletter by email, write to jim.weston@bos.sccgov.org with the subject line "add me to your list."

Friday, October 19, 2012

Did you lose two little dogs?

Last night around 5:00, two light-colored miniature dogs without collars or tags were found and Bird and Fuller. If they are yours, they are now at the Monterey Road animal shelter, 408-794-7297.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Did you lose this kitty?

This dark gray cat has started frequenting 969 Delmas. See residents of that house if it belongs to you.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New dialing procedures starting Oct. 20

To ensure adequate supply of telephone numbers for homes and businesses, the California Public Utilities Commission is introducing a new 669 area code. Starting October 20, it will be mandatory to dial 1 + area code + phone number to make calls, even from a 408 number to another 408 number.

From the CPUC web site:
Residents and businesses with telephone numbers within the 408 area code will retain their current telephone number(s) and area code. Consumers requesting new or additional telephone numbers (or telecommunications services) may be assigned telephone numbers with either the new 669 area code or the original 408 area code, depending on available telephone number inventory. Consumers will still be able to dial three digits to reach 911, 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 and 811.
Be sure to notify alarm providers, reprogram speed dials and call forwarding, and update any promotional materials with your phone number to include the area code.