3CrksTrail

The Three Creeks Trail is now open from Coe to Minnesota,
and will be formally dedicated Aug. 25, 2018.
The trail includes an iris garden to honor Maryott’s Iris Gardens
that had been nearby a quarter-century ago.

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BikeParty toured WG, 6/15/18

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In 2017, CalTrain quickly replaced the 80-year-old bridge over the Los Gatos Creek.

 

 

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Freight Train crossing the burnt trestle at Willow Street.

 

 

 

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VivaCalleSJ, and other late-summer San José festivals!

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Aug. 21, 2017: a solar eclipse!

 

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The Los Gatos Creek is buried in a culvert by Montgomery and Park Ave.

Now is the time to free it as Google redevelops the Diridon Station Area!

(see photo essay & ideas)

 

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Scott Willis working on the murals
at Willow Street/Bramhall Park, Dec 16, 2015

 

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artist Gerald Heffernon at the dedication
of the “Beaver-Splash-Jump-Dog” sculpture
at the Del Monte Park, 8/29/15

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Community support for saving the WG Trestle, May 19, 2015

 

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San Jose Police Dept. is requesting public comment on how they can use their "drone".
The SJ Neighborhoods Commission is hosting a Special Session on the topic:
Feb. 14th, 10AM-noon, at Mayfair Center, 2039 Kammerer Ave.
Please attend and comment!

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Come meet the candidates for Mayor

Thursday, Oct. 2nd

6:30 PM

at the Starlite Banquet Facility

680 Minnesota (at Alma)

 

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Photo of the week:  

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2014 Willow Glen 5K Race

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the Willow Glen High School Homecoming Parade

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State Senator Jim Beall and Merylee Shelton
introduce new SJ Community College President Dr. Byron Breland

 

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It's Open!!

Dedication of the Bascom Library, 2/23/13

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Willow Glen at twilight

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a candlelight vigil in remembrance
of the slain schoolchildren at Sandy Hook, Newtown CT.

Write your Congressmembers and demand a change!

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Christmas in the Park,

at Chavez Plaza, Downtown SJ!

 

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ground-breaking for the

I-280 / 880 / Stevens Creek Interchange

at Valley Fair, 11/9/12

L-R: Paul Fong, Bijan Sartipi (CalTrans), Pierluigi Oliverio,

Ken Yeager, Zoe Lofgren, the VTA lead, and Mike Honda

(official info on the project)

 

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Willow Glen High School Homecoming --
Welcome back, class of 1962!

 

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a Memorial for “Gail

click >here< to make a donation at InnVision in her honor, or

click >here< for NeighborWebSJ article on event
and how to contribute towards her funeral

 

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the "High-Density" Housing on Race St. takes shape

(see discussion)

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the monthly SJ Bike Party tour Santa Row

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Larry Ames & Assemblymember Jim Beall
at Los Gatos Creek Clean-up 4/14/12

(photo by Sunshine Borelli)

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State Assemblymember Jim Beall at his Pancake Breakfast 2/25/12

 

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~400 volunteers clip rosebushes at the Municipal Rose Garden

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waiting in line for the Christmas raviolis

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the Christmas glow

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Christmas is coming to Lincoln Avenue

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the End is Near for Willow Glen Ice-Cream
(soon to reopen in the same location)

 

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WG High School parade

 

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Iris Gardens Ct. once was an iris garden

 

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the Guadalupe River Trail (I-280 at 87)

 

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The "Rose, White and Blue" 4th-of-July Parade

 

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Parking at the Makers Faire

 

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Well run, 5k race!

 

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Willow Glen Town Square begins to take shape

 

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double rainbow over Willow Glen

 

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Snowcapped Mountains by the Los Gatos Creek Trail

(photo by Liv Ames)

 

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Sunset on a summery winter's day

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Happy New Year!

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Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice

(photo by Rebecca Schoenenberger)

 

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Ice-skating under the Palms

 

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winter’s come early to San José!

 

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enjoying the last days of summer

 

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The San José Municipal Rose Garden
was honored this week with the title of "America's Best Rose Garden"!

 

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Redwoods at San José City College

(please see >email< regarding possible removal of 28 redwoods from SJCC)

Note: effort was successful!  Over 20 of the trees are to be spared!

 

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Bicyclists on Naglee 7/16/10
-- San José Bike Party --
a monthly Friday night bike ride -- just for the fun of it!

 

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Trace Elementary School
begins recovery from 7/5/10 fire

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a new grocery -- Zanotto's -- opens in southern WG

(photo by Elisabeth Handler)

 

 

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Dancin' on the Avenue - 2010

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there is a 2-year gap...

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Silicon Valley Marathon 10/26/08

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large house being built

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Beware of the trees in Willow Glen!

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Willow Glen Founders' Day Parade 9/27/08


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the mural inside San Jose Airport, Terminal "C"
(to be torn down in 2010).
For updates on the construction, go to www.SJC.ORG

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End of Summer!  Goodbye to Barbeques and Block Parties!

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Fire trucks from Station 6 in happier times
(at a block party)

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WGNA sponsors "the Groove Kings"
7/24/08 at "Music in the Glen" at WG Elementary

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Lance Armstrong and the LiveStrong bike rally
on Willow Street in Willow Glen

July 13, 2008
(photo by Liv Ames)

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the Weed-Whacker Brigade maintaining the Los Gatos Creek Trail

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St. Elizabeth Park takes shape!
photo by Liv Ames

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Supervisorial Candidates 2008

Thank you for participating in the
WGNA Spring General Meeting
Candidates Forum, May 14, 2008
participating  Santa Clara Co. Supervisor D2 candidates:
Geroge Shirakawa, Patricia Martinez-Roach, and Richard Hobbs, moderated by Tiralisa Kaplow
(photo by Liv Ames)

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the VTA site on San Carlos at Sunol

click here for WGNA position on plans for high-rise, high-density development at the VTA site.

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The Willow Glen Library takes shape!

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Spring Flowers in Bloom, by Liv Ames

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Snow-capped mountains behind Willow Glen, 1/24/08

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New VTA schedules (bus & light rail)
as of Jan 14, 2008

(photo by Liv Ames)

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Strong storms hit San Jose
(1/5/08)

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Looking for Santa
by Debbie Kleva

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Willow Glen is decorated and ready for your shopping needs!
Why go out to the mall?
(free parking available at B of A lot...)

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WGNA wins the BRICC award!

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WG High School Homecoming Parade (10/27/07)

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photo by Sonia Tate

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Los Gatos Creek Trail ribbon-cutting, Oct. 20, 2007
photo by Liv Ames

updated creek-trail map

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Willow Glen Founders’ Day Parade

Sept. 29th
(photo by Rhonda Curry)

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Movie in the Park
at the Willow St/Bramhall amphitheater

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Movie in the Park, Friday night, Sept. 7th, 6 - 9 PM,
at the Willow St/Bramhall amphitheater

presented by Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio

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(click here for the flyer)

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photo of the week

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in shock and sorrow at the killing of
John Riggins,
resident of Willow Glen
August 28, 2007.
Rest in Peace

 

 

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endangered Right-of-Way for Willow Glen Spur Trail

 

 

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Willow Glen Library is taking shape!

click here plans for Willow Glen Library;
(click here for blue-prints)
To be completed by Fall 2008
Contact the designer/architect;
Contact the contractor

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy the summer!

 

 

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Thank you, Ed Rast, for two years service as WGNA President!

 

 

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Coyote Creek Bike Trail

 

 

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the new Willow Glen Way Bridge--
a collaboration between residents and the SCVWD

 

 

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Willow Glen Elementary addition takes shape
(photo by Liv Ames)

 

 

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Election for Councilmember, SJ Dist. 6:
Tuesday, March 6th

Candidates:
Pierluigi Oliverio and Steve Tedesco

(for polling place info, check out smartvoter.org)

 

 

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WGNA meeting on illegal tree removal, Jan. 21, 2007

click here for charts presented at meeting,
including comments from the attendees.

(possible tree-removal ordinance)

(link to City tree-trimming permit dept.)

 

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ancient sycamore trees on Willow at Camino Ricardo
removed without permit, 1/13/07

·        single stump

·        debris

 

 

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plans for Willow Glen Library;
(click here for blue-prints)
To be completed by Fall 2008
Questions?
Contact the designer/architect;
Contact the contractor

 

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Free Parking for Lincoln Avenue
at the Bank of America lot

 

 

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Silicon Valley Marathon 10/29/06 through Willow Glen

(details here)

 

 

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Candidates for San Jose City Council, Dist. 6
:
Thank You For Attending!

 

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WGNA has a new Logo!

 

 

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City Hall, lit up for Zero-One art festival

 

 

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Kitty Mason, chair of Willow Glen Beautification Project
"Sassy Seats" bus-bench painting project.
Benches were painted by various local artists, and are now located along Lincoln Ave.

photo by Liv Ames.     

 

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Dancin' on the Avenue

 

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Mayoral Candidates Debate at WGNA May General Meeting

 


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Neighborhood Watch:
call Crime Prevention at 277-4133, http://www.sjpd.org/crimeprev/neighborhoodwatch.cfm
(“Kitty” is from the Humane Society: (408) 578-7297, 2750 Monterey Hwy)

 

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Los Gatos Creek Trail 4/8/06:
Biking, jogging, boating(?!)

(trail is flooded near Lark Ave. in Los Gatos)

 

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Los Gatos Creek Trail kiosk crushed by fallen tree (4/1/06)
In 1996 this structure housed the batteries and controllers for the irrigation system for the WGNA Urban Stream Restoration Project in the area.
The system was powered by a solar panel on the roof.
Lately, it’s purpose has been for the display of plaques and informational signs.

 

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rain-swollen Los Gatos Creek, 3/19/06

 

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Snow over San Jose (3/4/06)

 

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Snow on Mt. Hamilton: 2/17/06
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photo by Liv Ames

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Green hills above San Jose
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the 2006 WGNA Board, 1/11/06
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back row: Larry Ames, Charley Luckhardt, Hugh Graham, Jim Spence (2nd-VP);
middle row: Ellen Santomauro (1st VP), Ed Rast (president), Harvey Darnell, Margaret Hardy;
front row: Helen Solinski, Ken Yeager, Joan Bohnett (treasurer).
(not shown: Carol Rossebo, secretary)

(photo by Liv Ames)

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Meridian Ave. blocked by fallen tree, 1/1/06
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(photo by Liv Ames)

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Reindeer on Glen Eyrie at Cherry (12/18/05)

 

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"Fantasy of Lights", in Vasona Park (12/3/05)

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"installing Christmas Lights on Lincoln" (11/23/05)