PRESIDENT: Steve Gates
VICE PRESIDENT: Jay Prunty
TREASURER: Ransom Fields
SECRETARY: Melanie Maruca
DIRECTORS: Stephanie Lykam & Liz Moscato
We still have many director positions available. If you would like to be on the board please call the Message Center at (408) 441-RGNA (7462) and leave your name and telephone number.
The RGNA would like to thank this year's sponsers: Principal Evans, for the use of the Media Center, Daksha and Nitin Mehta from "It's A Grind" for their selection of gourmet coffees, and Benedetto (Benny) Di Giallorenzo and Herb Shattuck of Vito's New York Trattoria for the excellent salad, baked ziti and pizzas.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
6:30 - 8:30
On Keoncrest Ave., a vehicle (a truck with a shell) was stolen.
On Arnold Avenue, mail awaiting collection was stolen. The individual or individuals altered the checks in the stolen mail and attempted to cash the checks. Fortunately, the altered checks were not honored.
Residents: if you see something strange or don't recognize someone loitering in the neighborhood, don't confront the person or persons. Instead, call 911. Be prepared to give a description.
491 East Empire
San Jose, CA 95112
Monday and Tuesday 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SUMMER READING CELEBRATION
July 1 - August 9
Weekly programs and prizes
July (No storytime in August)
Pre-schoolers and Books
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 10:30
Young and Restless
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 10:20
Check with the library for summer programs
Welcome to the neighborhood Angelique and Kingsley Egorerua of San Juan Ave!
The RGNA is sad to announce the passing of our oldest known resident, Pearl Brown of Forrestal Ave. Pearl was 99 years old. A great friend to many, most residents may know Pearl from her beautiful roses that she grew in her front yard. Both residents and people walking the neighborhood would stop to ask advice about her flowers. Possessor of a perpetual green-thumb, Pearl's backyard often overflowed with vegetables. Never one to admit defeat, it wasn't till Pearl was 96 that she decided she would no longer mow her own lawn. Her smile and her wave from her front window to all that passed by will be greatly missed.
Anjelah Johnson, our neighborhood Oakland Raiderette, has made the move to Los Angeles to persue an acting carrer. Many of you got to meet Anjelah at last year's neighborhood picnic and, if you were lucky, got one of the now collector-item Oakland Raiderette calendars. Good luck Anjelah!
Recently, the RGNA has received a number of calls regarding missing pets in the neighborhood -- primarily cats. Luckily, some residents have found their pet at the Humane Society and, unfortunately, some have not.
Pets quickly become family members. When a pet is lost, it can rival a family tragedy. Residents, take the time to get to know your neighbors and their animals before calling animal control or taking matters into your own hands.
Pet owners, be aware, according to CSJ Animal Control, if your pet strays onto someone's property, they do have the right to trap your animal. But, they must contact Animal Control or the Humane Society immediately. They cannot dispose of or harm the pet in anyway.
Another measure owners can take is to have your pet microchipped. This service is offered at most local veterinarians where you can pick up a brochure to learn more. Basically, a tiny microchip is inserted underneath the animal's skin and cannot be felt. If your cat or dog ends up at the shelter, a scanner will pick up ownership identification located in a database registry allowing you and your pet to be reunited.
The FriendChip by AVID is very affordable, costing just $40 for life for up to 8 pets or $15 /per pet for life. There may be a small additional fee for inserting the microchip. Call your veterinarian, or the Humane Society,(408) 727-3383, Ext. 854, for more information.
- Information provided by Leslie Marlowe
Dancing between the rain drops and hopping over puddles, the Easter Bunny made his fifth consecutive visit to the Rosemary Gardens neighborhood.
The RGNA would like to thank Vernon Nellis, Brandon Nellis and Cindy Fota for their help with this event.
It rained and it shined. Because of the strange weather, not too many residents participated in the May yard sale. However, the neighborhood was inundated with buyers and sales were quite brisk. Seems that people who frequent yard sale go regardless of the weather.
The RGNA would like to thank the resident on Ferrari Ave. for her extremely generous donation which will ensure that there will be another neighborhood yard sale. Also, thanks to Liz Moscato, Cindy Fota, and Ken Harvey for organizing and helping with this event.
The next Neighborhood Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 4th. Since the RGNA pays for the advertisement in the PennySaver and San Jose Mercury News a week in advance, the Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Yard Sale happens rain or shine.
Looking for witnesses to the crash
on Forrestal and Gish
on Mother's Day, May 11th
at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Call 441-RGNA with your name and number.
Bellagio Garden, LLC has proposed the construction of 26 one bedroom condominiums at the northwest corner of the Gish Road/North First Street. The project consists of two 13 unit buildings. The buildings will be facing First Street, allowing an open space separation of roughly 50' between the existing homes on Keoncrest and the Bellagio Garden development.
On-site resident parking will be provided by carports and uncovered spaces on the Keoncrest-side of the project site. Currently, 37 spaces are proposed, but in response to community concern, the number will likely be increased.
In order to insure high-quality maintenance of the building appearance and landscaping, a Home Owner's Association will be created. Public Hearings for the approval of Bellagio Garden will be through the Planning Commission and City Council (hearing dates are unknown at this point.) Public notices of the dates will be mailed to all property owners and occupants within a 1,000' radius of the project site by the City of San Jose prior to either hearing.
For questions regarding the project or processing, please call:
City of San Jose Planning Dept.
Is there someone in the neighborhood that sells beauty care products?
Yes. There are two.
Hazel Golden is an Avon representative. Hazel can be contacted at 453-8770.
Teresa Yasuda is a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. Teresa can be contacted at 573-0878 or at http://www.marykay.com/teresayasuda
When is the City going to finish paving Ferrari Ave., Forrestal Ave. and Sonora Ave.?
According to Jan Chacon, CSJ Department of Transportation (DOT), it could be a while. The DOT identified these three section as "higher surface treatment" areas, which means the ordinary "chip and seal" the other neighborhood streets have will not do. Hence, the City must do "contractual resurfacing" on these streets. Basically, the City needs to hire a contractor to resurface the streets with a 2" overlay (that's the black tar-stuff you see on major road ways). Unfortuantely, due to budget cuts, there is no money and there is no schedule as to when these three streets will be finished.
Why do the streets have all these strange markings?
There is a plan to renovate the sewer system throughout the neighborhood. According to Mike O'Connell, Sr. Civil Engineer, CSJ Department of Public Works (DPW), the DPW is in the preliminary stages of it's investigative work. Actual construction is not due to start until 2005-2006 time frame.
When is the park going to be opened?
On April 29th, the City of San Jose Council approved the name of our neighborhood park to be the "Rosemary Gardens Park." On May 1st, construction of the park was completed. On May 8th, the dedication ceremony was held. So why is the park still closed? It seems that the land has not been deeded to the City. Equity Office is busy doing the paperwork required to transfer the land and the liability to the City of San Jose. Until San Jose officially owns the park, the Rosemary Gardens Park will remain closed.
July 12, 2003 - August 9, 2003
It's A Grind Coffee House
90 Skyport Drive (behind Gold's Gym)
The Acoustical Treatment Program (ACT) with Mineta San Jose International Airport will soon begin its construction on 45 homes in the Rosemary Gardens neighborhood. The Airport appreciates the neighborhood's patience and understands its eagerness to see this project completed.
The homes eligible for full acoustical treatment will receive new windows, air conditioning, attic insulation and new doors. The Airport's goal is to be a good neighbor, and is committed to minimizing the impact of noise and improving the quality of life for people who live near the Airport.
The ACT Program works with eligible property owners to offer sound insulation at no cost. To date, nearly 1,400 homes have received acoustical treatment throughout San Jose and Santa Clara. Construction has begun and will continue over the next few years on an additional 1,200 homes in San Jose, including the Market Almaden Neighborhood, Washington Neighborhood, Rosemary Gardens and Ryland Vendome.
Construction in the Rosemary Gardens area is expected to begin this September. For further information, please contact Monica Gomez at (408) 501-0955 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monica Gomez