Saturday, February 27, 2021

Three Creeks Trail Clean-up March 6

Save Our Trails and the City of San Jose will be conducting a cleanup day on Three Creeks Trail on Saturday, March 6. Please preregister via Eventbrite to ensure that COVID protocols are observed.

Two projects will be going on. Wood chips will be delivered in piles along the whole length of the trail from Minnesota Ave to Coe and will need to be distributed. The City of San Jose will provide wheelbarrows, rakes, and shovels to help spread the chips. This work will help considerably to keep the spring weeds to a minimum.

Also, the Clara B. Rees Iris Society will be working in the Iris Garden to maintain that area.

We look forward to a fun, productive day. The registration table will be underneath the Three Creeks Trail water tower feature on Willow, near Bird Avenue. Parking is available along Bird Avenue and along Broadway Avenue.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Digital billboards: have your say before tomorrow

As noted in today's Mercury News, the San Jose City Council will be discussing tomorrow a proposal to allow digital billboards along local freeways. Although the council has received a lot of pushback on this issue already, it's not too late to have your say.

The City of San Jose Planning Department has posted a survey asking for community input about the Phase 2 digital billboards along freeways as well as on downtown buildings. We encourage you to take a few minutes to fill out this survey before the upcoming City Priority Study Session on Thursday, Feb 25, even though the website states the survey is open until March 12.

At this link, look for the "Phase II Digital Billboard Survey:" line and click on the appropriate language to start the survey):

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Welcome 2.0

Hello, neighbors! Since we haven’t been able to have our annual neighborhood events in the last year due to the pandemic, and we have new neighbors who haven’t joined us in those gatherings before, it seems like a good time for a little recap. Some of these events may be reshaped after we move out of the pandemic, but here’s a quick rundown of how they have been structured for several years, pre-COVID:

NWGNA Holiday Party - A Sunday evening in early December, hosted by lovely neighbors. Some noshes and drinks provided by NWGNA, others contributed by neighbors.

Holiday Yard Trees - A group order of the traditional front yard trees, led by Pam Shukait

Holiday Decoration Contest - A front-yard decorating contest with prizes from local businesses.

Neighborhood holiday decorating - After Thanksgiving, a volunteer effort to put up garland and wreaths in the neighborhood.

Party In The Park - NWGNA provides hot dogs and ice cream, neighbors bring side dishes, hosted in Hummingbird Park in mid August.

There are other events that occur every few years, like dumpster days, so watch this blog for any announcement of other events.

And, while we're at it, here are ways to remain connected to your neighborhood. We maintain each of these methods so that you can choose the one that suits you best. The content is copied over onto all of these forums with different capabilities to interact back and forth.

North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association list: an email list to communicate within North Willow Glen, bounded by Bird, Fuller, Willow, and Highway 87. Request to subscribe by sending an email to

NWGNA Blog (this blog): occasional information about the area, plus an events calendar. Subscribe by entering your email address where it says “Follow by Email” on the right column of the blog. Blog entries are also cross-posted to the Facebook page.

NWGNA Facebook page:

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Food Truck Neighborhood Market - Saturday

Need safe and fun plans for your family, friends, or partner for Valentine's Day weekend? Moveable is holding their first Food Truck Neighborhood Market on Saturday, February 13 in Willow Glen. Delicious local food trucks will be across from Galarza Elementary School from 4 to 7 pm. Swing by for a treat this Valentine’s Day weekend. Order ahead now for easy pick-up at!

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Thanks to our prize donors

We would like to thank all of the businesses that made generous donations to NWGNA’s annual Holiday Decorating Contest. We appreciate these local restaurants and encourage you to help support them as we continue to move through challenging times.

Bibo’s NY Pizza: $50 gift certificate
Capers: Four $50 certificates
Aqui Willow Glen: Four free meal coupons