- Calendar of Events
- A Message from the President...
- National Night Out Ice Cream Social
- Bocce Ball Anyone?
- Rosemary Gardens 1st Annual "No Rules" Chili Cook-Off
- Take a Stroll for Lunch
- Critter's Corner
- Neighborhood Yard Sale
- Japantown Farmer's Market
- Advertising Information
- Closure of Runway 30L
- Neighborhood Speed Limit Is 25 MPH
- Regency at Skyport
- SAFE SCOOTERING & BICYCLING !
- Sound Insulation Is Well On Its Way For Airport Neighbors
RGNA Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 22nd
Tuesday, July 27th
7:00 p.m. Bachrodt Faculty Lounge
National Night Out
Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, August 3rd
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bachrodt School Park Area
1st Annual Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, August 28th
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rosemary Gardens Park
Saturday, June 12th
Saturday, July 10th
It's a Grind Coffee House
Tuesday, June 15th
Tuesday, July 20th
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Message from the President...
Summer is here, and we kicked it off with our annual meeting.
Thank you to Vito's NY Trattoria and It's A Grind Coffee House for our dinner and
coffees! Our guests included Bachrodt School Principle Maria Evans and Sean Hashimoto
who introduced their new school programs.
Officer Mike Dunit from San Jose Police Department answered questions from our residents and provided information to help keep our community's crime problems low.
I'd like to send a special note of thanks to Rich Dressler of the Mineta San Jose International Airport's(SJIA) Neighborhood Services team for giving us an update on the Aiport changes.
Monica Gomez, SJIA Community Liason, presented all the details concerning the Acoustical Treatment Program (ACT) and it's latest plan for our neighborhood.
Ray Salvano from the City of San Jose Department of Transportation updated the status of the highway 87 and 880 changes scheduled and underway.
San Jose Councilwoman Cindy Chavez was unable to attend our meeting, so Jonathan Noble of her office gave us an update on City Hall construction.
Our Board of Directors has room for new members, it's not too late to volunteer to be on our Board.
I'd like to thank Melanie Maruca for 4 years of service as an RGNA Board Member, this last year she served as Secretary.
Though her term as Director has ended, Melanie will continue as our RGNA Newsletter Editor.
We have our Ice Cream Social event for August 3rd's National Night Out underway.
Joseph and Cindy Fota are chairing this event for RGNA.
Resident Liz Guthrie introduced this year's picnic, a new idea: A "No Rules" Chili Cook-Off, set for August 28th in our new Rosemary Gardens Park.
If you would like to volunteer to help on either of these events, please leave a message at the RGNA Message Center, 441-7462(RGNA) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication of this Newsletter was funded, in part, by a Grant awarded RGNA from the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley.
On Tuesday, August 3rd, the Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association will once again be joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 21st Annual National Night Out(NNO) crime and drug prevention event. The RGNA will be hosting an Ice Cream Social at Bachrodt Elementary School Park area from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, expects 34 million people in more than 10,000 communities to join together to promote police-community partnerships. This partnership helps to reduce crime and violence, aids in drug prevention and promotes safety and neighborhood unity. On August 3rd, residents in neighborhoods throughout San Jose and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Members from the San Jose Police Department, the San Jose Crime Prevention Unit, and our local fire fighters from nearby Fire Stations will be visiting our neighborhoods event throughout the night.
Join us as we "Give Neighborhood Crime and Drugs A Going Away Party."
Announcing the formation of the Rosemary Gardens Bocce Club. You've never heard of bocce ball? Don't worry. There will be a "What is Bocce Ball?" and "How Do I Play It?" seminar held during the month of June. This will also be your chance to sign up for the group. Our hope is to get enough people signed up to enjoy some friendly competition.
Where:Rosemary Gardens Park Bocce Ball court
When:Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 19th at 11:00 a.m.
The Rosemary Gardens Bocce Club is not part of the Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association. We thank them for their support.
Some of your neighbors have been busy lately, planning the first ever Rosemary Gardens Chili Cook-Off. Those already involved are excited about trying something new, and hope this event will be special for everyone in our community. Remember the annual picnic? Well, this will be all the fun of the summer picnic you know and love, combined with the added twist of showing off your own culinary skills!
This new event is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 28th, and is guaranteed to be full surprises throughout the day. The Cook-Off will run from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Judging will be held at 5:30 p.m. and the final winners announced at 6:30 p.m. Some of the categories will include: Best Overall Chili, Hottest Chili, Best Decorated Booth/Theme, Best Child's Costume, Best Adult Costume, Best Vegetarian Chili, and the People's Choice Award. Everyone who attends will be tasting the entries, and judging your special chili recipes,resulting in the People's Choice. All other categories will be judged by an objective panel of judges. In addition to chili, there will be burgers and hot dogs hot off the grill. Some of the fun activities will include: Bingo, Face Painting, Costume Parade, Horseshoe, Bocce Ball, Live Music, Croquet, Trivia Games, and Karaoke. We are looking into a few other ideas, as well. We encourage everyone to participate by wearing a fun or silly costume to the cook-off. There will be a parade and cool prizes. Don't forget: all entrants are encouraged to decorate their booths in keeping with their chosen theme.
We are looking for volunteers to help out with the planning stages, as well as those who wish to volunteer the day of the event. Please let us know if you have any ideas for contest categories, as we want this to truly be a neighborhood event. We are still accepting suggestions for games, activities and other forms of entertainment. If you know someone talented who you think could add some fun too our day, tell us about them! We are also currently auditioning bands, so if you know any great musicians, let us know.
LIMITED entry forms are now available, for all those brave cooks out there (plus three additional team members, if you choose). Please contact Liz Guthrie for questions send email to Liz email@example.com or complete the entry form on the last page of this newsletterand sign up today!
M - F 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1100 N. First St., Suite E
(Next to Juicy Burger )
M-F: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Now Open for Weekday LUNCH:
Vito's New York Pizza
(Next to Vito's NY Trattoria)
M-F : 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
With all the construction going on at the Airport, more wildlife is being disturbed in their habitats and starting to show up in ours. In this last year I know of two sighting of raccoons in the neighborhood. These little guys are as cute and dangerous as they can be. On the most part they are only passing through. If you run across one, leave it alone and let it go about its business. Don't feed it. Raccoons will help keep the neighborhood rodent population down. Here's some information to help keep your family and your pets safe from these guys.
- Make sure vent screens are secure
- Install a spark arrester on your chimney
- Keep tree limbs trimmed back from your roof
- Close off raised decks
- Do not leave pet food outside at night
- Keep garbage cans tightly closed
- Keep small animals and birds well secured
- Protect Fish Ponds by covering with heavy wire
mesh at night
- Keep fallen fruit picked up
- Close Garage doors and Secure Pet doors at night
More information is available about wildlife on the Humane Society website at:
their Wildlife Information Line at 408-727-6529.
Approximately 82 homes participated in the first of two neighborhood yard sales scheduled for 2004. Our ads were in the printed editions of San Jose Mercury News and PennySaver, with an extra announcement in the San Jose Mercury News' new Yard Sale section. We placed an on-line ad in PennySaver's Garage Sale section on their website with a map and a link to our RGNA webpage.
The RGNA would like to thank the organizer of this event, Liz Moscato, and her helpers Barbara Boman, Steve Gates, Melanie Maruca, Kathy and Nick Moreno, and Jay Prunty. Thanks to those merchants who posted signs in their businesses, Armando Bravo RG resident and owner of "Far Out Toys" located at 161 Jackson St. near 4th St. in Japantown and Patrick Kelly owner of "Kelly's Liquors & Market" located at 498 No. 4th St. at Empire St.
The next neighborhood yard sale is scheduled for the first Saturday in October, which is October 2nd.
Searching for fresh or organically grown fruits and vegetables? At the Japantown Farmer's Market, the farmers sell directly to you. The Farmer's Market happens rain or shine every Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Jackson St. between 6th and 7th Streets, in front of Miraido Village.
Ads are $30 per issue, $60 for 3 issues or $100 for 6 issues (1 year) for a business card size ad. Business cards or .jpg files accepted, black and white preferred. Send a business card and payment to: RGNA Newsletter Editor, 1312 Forrestal Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110. Send a JPG file of your business card as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 441-RGNA (7462)with any questions.
Are those airplanes getting louder?
But in May, the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (Airport) closed Runway 30 Left (30L) for five months in order to extend the runway and relocate the Instrument Landing System (ILS).
What this means is that Runway 30 Right (30R), which is closer to the neighborhood, is being used for both arrival and departures and the noise impact on the Rosemary Gardens has increased. The Airport does apologize for any inconvenience the added noise may cause you.
Want to know what you can do? Contact the Noise Monitoring Center at 408-452-0707 or by email at email@example.com an Airport noise inconvenience's you.
With Summer coming, more children are playing, crossing, running, riding bikes and scooters into our neighborhood streets. PLEASE SLOW DOWN.
We are pleased to update you on the progress of Regency at Skyport Residential. We have changed our name to Regency at Skyport. The exterior of the apartments is almost complete. We have broken ground on the clubhouse and pool area. We will be opening our temporary leasing space at 90 Skyport by end of May for pre-leasing activity. We will have units to show in June 2004 with our first occupancies expected in July 2004. We anticipate construction completion in August 2004. We thank you for your continued support.
As always, we welcome your questions, comments and feedback. Please contact Marilyn Ponte at 510-594-8811 ext. 202 if you have any questions or need additional information.
Anyone riding a scooter or bicycle needs to wear a helmet!
The warm weather, the sunny skies have brought great news for the Mineta San Jose International Airport Acoustical Treatment Program (ACT) as it has been vigorously involved in construction in three San Jose neighborhoods. More than 40 homes in the Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood have already received full sound insulation, which includes new windows, doors, and air conditioning. Overall, the satisfaction of the community has been very high since we have begun construction in these neighborhoods. "It feels wonderful...it's much better looking. Thank you guys for taking care of me," Charmaine Wheatley, San Juan Avenue homeowner in Rosemary Gardens. The construction activity has also generated a lot of interest among homeowners who may have or have not yet applied.
The next phase of treatment in the Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood includes approximately 30 homes included in the base map approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), along San Juan and Santa Paula, between Rosemary and Ferrari Streets. Construction is expected to begin on these 30 homes sometime between this Fall and Winter. The homes located in the "proposed" treatment areas within the 65 dB CNEL will be included in the treatment program after all of the required areas for treatment are completed within the next five years or when the funding becomes available. Construction has also been underway in the Market Almaden Area and Guadalupe Washington Neighborhoods, located south of the Airport off Highway 280. Approximately 200 homes are expected to be completed in those areas or under construction by June of this year, with nearly 1200 homes to complete the entire project.
The Airport is committed to minimizing the impact of noise on the community. The Airport's goal is to improve the living condition for people who live near the Airport and to be a good neighbor. Each home eligible for full acoustical treatment receives approximately $34,000 worth of improvements. If you would like to see if your home may be eligible for treatment in the future, please visit our website at www.sjc.org under Community Programs and the Acoustical Treatment Program or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 501-0955.
-Monica Gomez, SJIA Community Liason ACT Program
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