Monday, September 29, 2014

Help Keep North Willow Glen Looking Great

Over the years as the city has cut back on services, citizens have taken an ever increasing role in maintaining and improving their neighborhoods. Nowhere in San Jose is that more evident than in North Willow Glen. Our neighbors are responsible for maintaining so many great things we see around us such as the plantings and signature fences at our gateways, plantings at our many traffic calming islands, and decorations around the holidays. Neighbors are also responsible for what we don't see. By pitching in for the unglamorous tasks such as weeding, collecting litter, and removing graffiti, North Willow Glenners refuse to let our neighborhood become blighted.

In addition to those who work on a constant basis to keep North Willow Glen we can also use volunteers on our annual Beautification Days. This surge of volunteers working together can make a sizable difference in the appearance of our little area in a short amount of time. Please consider joining your neighbors in keeping North Willow Glen a great place to live. Contact us at with ideas you have to beautify a part of North Willow Glen you'd like to improve.
 Or simply arrive at the corner of Delmas and Fuller with your favorite gloves and tools and we will make you part of the crew.

NWGNA Beautification Day
Sunday, October 5th, 9 am -12 pm
Meet at the corner of Delmas and Fuller

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mayoral Debate Thursday

What are your priorities for city government? What issues are important to San Jose neighborhoods. This is perhaps your best chance to hear our final two candidates for mayor speak in a live forum and so close we can walk to it; Thursday, October 2nd at Starlite Banquet Hall, 680 Minnesota Ave. at 6:30pm. Learn about the candidates' visions for San Jose's next four years and beyond.

The event is moderated by the League of Women Voters and co-sponsored by District 6 Neighborhood Leaders and United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Are you missing this cat?

This kitty was spotted on Spencer between Willow and Atlanta today and may have an abscess that affects her ability to chew. If you are missing her, check out this area.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friends & Neighbors Meeting Tuesday

Great meeting coming up next week. Check your doorstep for a flier in the coming days. 

Tuesday, September 23 
6:30-8:00 pm 
Word of Faith Church 
Delmas & Fuller 

Emergency Response 
SJPD and SJFD officials will be on hand to answer questions and update us on new developments including the implementation of Community Service Officers. 

NWGNA Board Elections
Help continue making North Willow Glen one of the best neighborhoods in San Jose. Contribute to our community in a new way by nominating yourself for a leadership position on the board.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Please take the CalTrain survey

Caltrain is conducting a survey now about service and the newer train cars themselves, but there is also an area for additional comments at the end. Please consider taking the survey at

VTA Open House - Tamien parking project

There are two open houses this week to learn more about VTA projects, including the Tamien parking structure project.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose
Location is served by VTA Bus lines 23, 77 and 522.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014; 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
VTA Downtown Customer Service Center
55-A West Santa Clara Street, San Jose
Location is served by VTA Light Rail and Bus lines 22, 23 and 522.

More information is available on the VTA's web site.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Missing child

A message from CITY OF SAN JOSE This is the San Jose Police Department with an Alert SCC with an At Risk Missing Juvenile broadcast. The juvenile is missing from 2920 Rorty Drive in San Jose. He is a Sergio Rogelio Zepeda Jr. Light Skinned Hispanic Male, 4'00ft tall, 40lbs., brown hair, brown eyes, rash or burn mark on the left corner of his lip, blk short sleeved Super Mario Brothers T-Shirt with White, Red, and Baby Blue writing. He may also be wearing a diaper and is known to take off his clothing. Not currently on medication, but autistic and non-verbal, He can utter words but can't communicate in sentences. He is not aware of his surroundings. If you locate the child please call 9-1-1 or 408-277-8911 immediately.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

See you at next year's Produce Share

This summer's produce share in Hummingbird Park has finished up and we will re-start next spring. If you still have excess fruits and veggies to share, feel free to use either our Facebook page or the Yahoo! Groups email list to offer it to neighbors for pick-up from your porch. Thanks again for a bountiful year!