It was great seeing everyone at the Annual Meeting! I would like to thank all of you who attended and contributed to its success. I would also like to thank the new board for their vote of confidence in electing me to another two years as your president.
I am pleased to present the 2001 board...
On Tuesday, August 7th, the Rosemary Gardens neighborhood will once again be joining communities nationwide for the "18th Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event.
RGNA will be hosting an Ice Cream Social*
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
at Bachrodt Elementary School
Members of the San Jose Police Department and the San Jose Crime Prevention Unit will be visiting the event throughout the night. The RGNA invites our residents to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, spend the evening outside with neighbors and police, and "Give Crime And Drugs A Going Away Party."
* This year, sugar-free ice cream will be provided for those with special dietary needs.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Councilmember Cindy Chavez and her husband, Mike Potter, are the very proud parents of their new son Brennan Mateo. Baby Brennan, mom and dad are doing fine. The baby was born on May 3rd in the early evening and was a whopping 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 21 inches long (a future football player?) Congratulations!
Congratulations to Todd and Tracy Ulery of Arnold Avenue on their new baby son, Nicholas. Nicholas joined our neighborhood on March 22nd at 3:35 a.m. weighing in at 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Big brother Joshua is very happy to have a new little brother.
The Gutierrez Family - Amando, Carmen, Elba and Grecia are enjoying their first American home on Ferrari Avenue. Their new Golden Lab puppy Whitey, has explored our neighborhood helping Carmen make new friends in her search for him. In addition to playing the piano, Carmen enjoys oil painting and gardening. When Armando isn't fixing up the house, he relaxes by playing his guitar. Welcome!
Ken Harvey and his aquarium of fish have a new home on Keoncrest Avenue. Ken likes to stay active by playing a round of golf, skiing down a slope, biking and tennis. New home ownership has given him a new activity, home improvement projects, which he's beginning to enjoy. Welcome!
Welcome to Jennifer and Jaret Rice, first time homeowners on Keoncrest Avenue. They find new adventures mountain biking, and Janet enjoys women's soccer. Happily on weekends now, they spend more time doing home improvement projects than biking in the local hills. Sadie, their cat, is also enjoying their new home.
Welcome back to Grace Zamora of Keoncrest Avenue. Grace and her two dogs Theo and Wonton are happy to be home with dear friends nearby. Grace is redesigning her front garden and her list of home improvement projects goes on and on. In her spare time, Grace enjoys reading and dancing. Welcome Home!
Thank you to Todd Ulery for our new neighbors on Arnold Avenue. Todd's friends Kent and Kim Sherwood moved into their new home in October of 2000 to escape the congestion of Manteca. Kim loves animals, so their home is shared with dogs Macy and Kanani, and Skully, a cat with an "X-file" personality who leaves their 2 cockateils in peace. Kent and Kim enjoy winter sports including snowboarding and Kent likes to see the latest movies at AMC Mercado. Their new home is teaching them about gardening and home improvement projects. Welcome!
Welcome to Tracy Deitschman, also a new homeowner on Arnold Avenue. Tracy heard about our neighborhood from friends, and now enjoys a short drive to her job as a Dispatcher for the San Jose Fire Department. Yosemite National Park and hiking it's wonderous trails are Tracy's passion, she spends time each year there as a Yosemite Assn. Volunteer. Tracy and her cat, Kokomoe, have made new friends and are looking forward to starting home improvement projects soon.
A SAD FAREWELL...
A sad goodbye to long time resident Betty Hernandez, a 35 year resident of Rosemary Gardens, who passed away in March. Betty and her husband John celebrated 47 years of marriage together. Originally from Maine, Betty skated in Roller Derby in her younger days. Betty enjoyed making afghans and always looked forward to neighborhood yard sales.
Happy 97th Birthday to Pearl Brown! Pearl has lived on Forrestal Avenue since 1973. Pearl celebrated her March birthday with daughter Roberta Mesina and granddaughter Nancy, both former residents. Early morning walks in the neighborhood help Pearl stay young. Her beautiful rose bushes and gardening bring her joy in life, she has the "greenest thumb" in Rosemary Gardens.
Happy 80th Birthday to Ed Nannini! Ed and his wife Jane live on San Juan Avenue, where they raised their daughters Janice and Patty. Three generations of Nannini's gathered in April for a quiet family celebration dinner. Gardening and keeping up with his twin granddaughters help Ed stay young.
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to Shig and Emilie Hioki, of Keoncrest Avenue. Robbie, Mel, Shari and Joyce hosted a wonderful celebration marking their parents Golden Anniversary on May 20th. The highlight of their party was a special song composed by their daughter Shari and sung by their five grandchildren. Congratulations and Best Wishes for many more happy years together!
The RGNA meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. In addition to our regular meeting agenda, guest speakers will be in attendance to address the board on specific issues. If any of the following topics interest you, we invite you to attend our meetings and voice your concerns.
AIRPORT - Tuesday, June 26th - 7:00 p.m. - 1731 Technology Drive
Interested in the Airport Expansion Plan or the Neighborhood Noise Abatement Program? Rich Dressler, SJIA Community Outreach, and Bert Beatti, SJIA Project Manager, will be updating the board on these topics and more.
PG&E - Tuesday, July 24th - 7:00 p.m. - 1731 Technology Drive
Why is your PG&E bill so high? What can be done about the wires criss-crossing your back yard? Teresa Alvarado, Public Affairs, will be talking about how you can reduce your PG&E bill.
6th and Jackson,
Third and San Fernando,
4th and Taylor
First and Santa Clara,
M-F 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
The RGNA has been inundated with complaints about speeding cars in the neighborhood. Some of the complaints are directed toward drivers trying to avoid long lights at busy in- tersections, but some of the complaints are directed towards residents who fly down Rosemary, Gish and Sonora and the various side streets.
Your calls for action have been heard. People should not be afraid every time they pull out of their driveway or turn onto one of the main arterial streets. Parents should not feel frightened when their children play or cross neighborhood streets. Due to recent action by the San Jose City Council, we now have more options available for "traffic calming." One option is NASCOP, the Neighborhood Automated Speed Compliance Program. NASCOP places signs on streets indicating that speed is enforced by photo radar. Vehicles that violate the speed limit are auto- matically photographed and ticketed.
Over the next few months, NASCOP will be making an appearance in our neighborhood. As a reminder, the speed limit is 25 mph throughout the entire neighborhood.
June 9th at 8:00 a.m.
Hosted by: Cindy and Joseph Fota
1437 N. San Pedro St.
July 14th at 8:00 a.m.
Hosted by: Ingrid Krantz
1251 Keoncrest Ave.
SAN JUAN AVE.
Kate and Luis Medina
Wayne and Rebecca Moore
N. SAN PEDRO ST.
Bill and Linda Boyd
Bonnie and Ransom Fields
Sean and Michelle O'Connor
Philip and Monica Garduno
Teri and Dennis Ebertowski
Anthony Guancione, Jr.
Tony and Rosalie Guancione
SANTA PAULA AVE.
Margarito and Grace Ramirez
Luis and Marie-Cecile Martinez
|First Week||June 1-7||anytime||Newsletters Distributed|
|Tuesday||June 5||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Street Cleaning|
|Saturday||June 9||8:00 a.m.||Recycle Drive - 1437 N. San Pedro St.|
|Tuesday||June 26||7:00 p.m.||Board Meeting - "Airport Expansion"|
|Tuesday||July 3||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Street Cleaning|
|Saturday||July 14||8:00 a.m.||Recycle Drive - 1251 Keoncrest Ave.|
|Tuesday||July 17||9:00 p.m.||Newsletter Articles/Advertising due|
|Tuesday||July 24||7:00 p.m.||Board Meeting - "PG&E"|
|First Week||August 1-7||anytime||Newsletters Distributed|
|Tuesday||August 7||6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.||NATIONAL NIGHT OUT|
|Tuesday||August 7||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Street Cleaning|
|Saturday||August 11||8:00 a.m.||Recycle Drive|
|Saturday||August 25||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE|
|Tuesday||August 28||7:00 p.m.||Board Meeting|
Having trouble finding street parking in the neighborhood?
If you live on Keoncrest or Arnold Avenues you are not alone. With airport, restaurant, school, and VTA parking at a premium, the Rosemary Gardens neighborhood has become an attractive location for people seeking free long-term parking, restaurant overflow parking, or park-and-ride.
If you think Permit Parking might be the answer, help us by signing a petition or by volunteering to help circulate the petition.
Some Fast Facts About Permit Parking
o Permit Parking Impact:
If permit parking is supported, people from outside the neighborhood will not be able to park on Keoncrest and Arnold during specified times. More on-street parking spaces would be available to neighborhood residents, guests, and community groups.
o Types of Parking Permits and their Costs:
Each household in the Permit Parking Zone will be allowed to purchase one or two Residential Permits and one Guest Permit. Each permit will cost $17 a year (this is a city processing fee). Any household can purchase one additional Residential Permit and one additional Guest Permit, each for $100 per year.
o Level of Support Needed:
If a simple majority (50% + 1) of the people living in the specified streets sign the petition, permit parking will be considered for that area. The San Jose City Council will make the final decision to approve or reject permit parking.
WANTED: Looking for summer childcare (two days a week). Call Holly at 813-9876.
Searching for fresh or organically grown fruits and vegetables?
At the Japan Town Farmer's Market, the farmers sell directly to you. The Farmer's Market happens rain or shine every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Jackson Street between 6th and 7th street.
What is the closest full service grocery store?
PW Super Market located at Brokaw Road and Old Oakland Road. It has a bakery, deli, and butcher shop.
SEE'S VICTORIA TOFFEE COOKIES
2 sticks butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar, packed firmly
1 3/4 c. flour
1 egg, separated
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
dash of salt
1 c. crushed See's Victoria Toffee
1/2 c. powdered sugar
Combine butter, sugar, egg yolk, and salt. Beat until creamy. Stir in flour and cinnamon. Mix well. Spread batter into lightly greased 13" x 9" pan. Beat egg white until foamy, stir in 1/2 c. powdered sugar. Brush mixture over batter. Sprinkle toffee on batter. Pat lightly with hand. Bake at 275 degrees for 55-60 min. Cut into squares while warm.
SEE'S TOFFEE-ETTE TOAST
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. flour 3/4 See's Toffee-ettes, chopped
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until stiff. Spread this stiff batter into a prepared loaf pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 min. or until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. (Pan will only be 1/4 full.) Remove from pan and cut loaf into sixteen 1/2" slices on buttered baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 min. or until bottoms of slices are browned. Turn slices over and return to oven for 5 min or until the other side has browned. Cool and serve with ice cream, fruit or cheese.
SEE'S VICTORIA TOFFEE CHEESE CAKE
16 graham crackers, crushed
1/4 c. melted butter
Mix graham crackers and butter an put into a 9" round pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 min. and let cool.
1 c. sour cream
3 - 3 oz. pkgs. cream cheese
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 lb See's Victoria Toffee, coarsely chopped
Mash cream cheese until soft and smooth. Add 2 beaten eggs and mix until smooth. Add vanilla and sugar and mix. Pour over graham cracker shell. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 min. Sprinkle See's Victoria Toffee over filling. Let cool for 5 min.
1 c. sour cream
2 tbls sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and spread over filling. Bake at 300 degrees for 5 min. Chill for 24 hours. Serves 8-10.
- Reprinted with permission from See's Candy.
Children riding scooters need to wear helmets!
If you would like your neighbors to be able to contact you in case of an emergency, please fill out this form and give it to the neighbors of your choice. If something happens to your house/property/car while you are away, or if you have an accident or need assistance this information will allow your neighbors to contact the appropriate people.
Emergency contact: _________________________________________________________________
Phone Number: _____________________________________________________________________
Any other pertinent information: _____________________________________________________
|RGNA Message Center||(408) 441-RGNA (441-7462)|
|RGNA Mail||1437 N. San Pedro St.|
|Airport Project Manager||501-7778|
|Board and Care Issues||277-4069|
|Crime Prevention/Neighborhood Watch||277-4133|
|Household Hazardous Waste||299-6895|
|Neighborhood Action Center||277-5722|
|Shopping Cart Pickup||977-0555|
|Signs and Markings||277-5341|
|Vehicle Abatement (unpaved surface & lawns)||277-5307|