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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
(click here to enlarge)
photo by Liv Ames

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Green hills above San Jose
(click here to enlarge)

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the 2006 WGNA Board, 1/11/06
(click on photo to enlarge)

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)