Saturday, July 27, 2013

Join us for Party in the Park, August 10

In two weeks NWGNA will host its third annual Party in the Park. We've had a great time in years past and we expect more good times this year. We'll have hot dogs, snacks and drinks and we encourage attendees to bring a side dish. Like last year, there will be music and fun for the kids as well.

NWGNA's Party in the Park
Hummingbird Park (corner of Fisk & Bird)
Saturday, August 10, 5-8pm

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Produce Share today, 1:00, Hummingbird Park

Bounty from last year's share
Join us today for the Produce Share from 1:00 to 3:00, in in Hummingbird Park, corner of Fisk and Bird. If you have something to share (plants, veggies, fruits, goodies made from your garden, etc.), come on by and drop it off. You don't need to offer anything to receive something great -- the goal is to keep great food from going to waste.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Thief, thief, call 9-1-1!"

Read about how a Willow Glen neighbor stopped a roaming thief in Scott Herhold's SJ Mercury News column. The good guys win!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

On Our Way to Five-Oh-Oh

About 3-1/2 years ago this little neighborhood association decided to use Facebook to open the lines of communication with our residents. "Someday we may reach up three hundred people," we thought. "Were we being wildly optimistic?" we wondered. Now here we are humbled to be on the threshold of five hundred; this, in a community of 730 residences. As we are prone to with each century mark passed, we are offering a now-vintage logo'd tee shirt to the follower that gets us to the threshold. Get them while you can because there are only a few left, and the new logo is likely make it's sartorial debut sometime in the year ahead.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Produce Share, Sunday 1-3

Join us at the Produce Share in Hummingbird Park, corner of Fisk and Bird, Sunday from 1 to 3. Don't forget the produce share on Sunday, in Hummingbird Park, corner of Fisk and Bird, from 1:00 to 3:00. If you have something to share (plants, veggies, fruits, goodies made from your garden, etc.), come on by and drop it off. You don't need to offer anything to receive something great -- the goal is to keep great food from going to waste.

Produce Share Kickoff: 2013

We are back on track with the Produce Share. The schedule and concept are the same as the last two years; open in Hummingbird Park on Sundays from 1-3pm. Feel free to bring any of your excess produce to the share and exchange it for extras grown by fellow neighbors. It's also a great way to meet people with similar gardening interests. And don't be shy about swooping in and collecting some fresh fruits and vegetables even if you don't have any to contribute yet. We always end up with extras anyhow. We've got volunteers scheduled for the next three weeks. If you'd like to host on August 4, we could use your help. Please comment here or reach us at Happy Sharing!

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Suki is still missing

Suki is still missing. Find more information about the search for her at

Oliver is missing

He has been missing since July 4 when he was scared by fireworks. Last seen on Lansord Avenue, and is likely in hiding under some sort of cover. Oliver has a white marking on his forehead and will be skittish to strangers. If found, please call 408-313-9484.

Monday, July 01, 2013

City opens cooling shelters

From the City of San Jose:

When:8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monday, July 1; Tuesday, July 2; and Wednesday July 3
Where: Almaden Community Center,
6445 Camden Ave. 408-268-1133

Berryessa Community Center,
3050 Berryessa Rd 408-251-6392

Camden Community Center,
3369 Union Ave. 408-559-8553

Cypress Community Center,
403 Cypress Ave. 408-244-1353 r

Evergreen Community Center,
4860 San Felipe Rd. 408-270-2220

Mayfair Community Center,
2039 Kammerer Ave. 408-794-1060

Roosevelt Community Center,
901 E. Santa Cla 408-794-7555 rra St

Seven Trees Community Center,
3590 Cas Drive 408-794-1690

Southside Community Center,
5585 Cottle Rd. 408-629-3336

Willows Community Center,
2175 Lincoln Ave. 408-448-6400
Who: Community Centers will be open to the community to enable San Jose residents to stay hydrated and cool during extreme temperatures.
Background: The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the inland areas of the San Francisco Bay that began at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, and will continue to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. The forecast is for a sustained heat with poor overnight ooling recoveries. This will be the most notable heat event since July 2006.

Produce Share Resumes - Calling on Hosts

After the 4th of July weekend the Produce Share will resume in Hummingbird Park. We are looking for volunteers to help out. We have a very easy system worked out so all it takes is stopping by Lila's, just three houses down from the park, picking up the wagon with tables in it, setting them up, and hanging out as neighbors stop by to pick up, drop off, and visit. It's a relaxing way to spend part of your Sunday afternoon in the shade. When it's over all that's needed is to fold up tables, place them in the wagon along with the banner and haul it back to Lila's.

Various board members will be helping out, but we are looking for a few more volunteers who can do it now and then. Please let us know when you're available and we can fill in any gaps. Contact us here or at