Mark your calendars, Sunday, September 17th is the 7th Annual Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Picnic. Last year's picnic was a great success and your RGNA board and its volunteers are working hard to make this year's picnic even better.
As we do every year, our board members and volunteers will be out and about in the neighborhood with tickets to our donation drawing. The donation drawing is the RGNA's biggest fund raising event. This is when we generate the majority of our funds for the coming year. The money goes to publishing our newsletter and flyers and for sponsoring such events as our neighborhood picnic, our Easter Egg Hunt, and our "Here Come's Santa", to name just a few.
Your donations are a great way to help build community spirit and you also have a chance to win some great prizes!
Thank you and I hope to see you at this year's neighborhood picnic.
- Joseph Fota
Sunday, September 17, 2000
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bachrodt Park Academy
Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, August 1, 2000
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bachrodt Park Area
National Night Out
America's Night Out Against Crime
We invite you to participate in the last Neighborhood Yard Sale for the year 2000!
Saturday, August 26, 2000 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Make some extra money! - Sell your own items in your own yard! - Let RGNA do the advertising for you! - As in the past, $2 will be collected the day of the sale to help defray the cost of advertising.
A Stroll through the Gardens...
CAN I HAVE YOUR AUTOGRAPH?
Look for Rosemary Garden's very own movie star, Carol Rivera, in the soon to be released film "Cathy Morgan" (www.cathymorgan.com). Not only was Carol's house used for some exterior shots, but Carol herself was an extra in a restaurant scene.
WELCOME NEW NEIGHBORS!
A belated welcome and congratulations to Brian Langedyk, son of Ben and Mildred Langedyk of Arnold Avenue, and his fiancee Brooke Morton. Brian and Brooke are first time homeowners on N. San Pedro St. and are planning a 2001 wedding !!!! Brian is a marketing rep and in his spare time enjoys flying family & friends on new adventures as a pilot. Brooke is an interior designer and architect who enjoys kareoke singing and is considering joining the choir at St. Joseph's Cathedral. Brooke is expanding her creative spirit to include her own residential interior design business "Beyond the Box Design ". They share their new home with two cats, Georgina and Oliver, and Sienna their 3 yr. old chocolate lab.
Welcome to the Cadenas family, our new neighbors on N. San Pedro St. Fredy, his wife Esperanza and their beautiful daughter Andrea are enjoying first time home ownership. They've lived in other areas of San Jose and Sunnyvale since coming here from El Salvador fourteen years ago. They happily have found our neighborhood is the best place of all to live. Fredy is an engineering tech for Intel and works from home two days a week. Fredy has a passion for soccer, he enjoys playing soccer and is an avid SJ Earthquakes fan. Fredy also enjoys his home computer, he's already found the RGNA website. Esperanza and Andrea spend their days together enjoying this wonderful time called "childhood" and are discovering the joys of gardening. Andrea enjoys riding her tricycle around the neighborhood with Esperanza, be sure to say hello when you see them. If you missed meeting Fredy as he drove his red truck for cardboard pickup for July Recycling, I'm sure you'll see him again on August Recycle Saturday. Thanks Fredy for your help on Recycle Saturday!
Welcome and "Bon Voyage" to new resident James Manaland of Santa Paula Ave. James grew up in the Philippines, attended CalPoly SLO, and after a successful career as an accounting manager, has discovered the joys of home ownership in our quiet neighborhood. James is taking time off this year to travel & see the world before returning to complete his MBA at a nearby university next year. James enjoys playing volleyball, and is active in local & state volleyball leagues. James shares his new home with Coal, a black lab who has won the hearts of his next door neighbors already.
Welcome to Wayne King and his roommates John Kolbeck and Toby Ratana, new residents of San Juan Ave. Wayne, a first-time homeowner, moved into his house in March. After growing up in Massachusetts, escaping those eastern cold winters was important to Wayne, so before discovering Rosemary Gardens, Wayne lived in Hawaii. Wayne is an accounting manager and best friends with new Santa Paula resident James Manaland... they work out together each morning. Wayne is an avid collector of DVD movies and enjoys doing home improvement projects in his new home. John is a corporate attorney and Toby is doing his residency for medical school at a nearby university. And yes, Wayne is really staying on San Juan Ave., the house is NOT for sale, he is not moving back to Hawaii!
Welcome Back to Russell and Lisa Bado and family. Russell grew up here in Rosemary Gardens and has just returned to his family home on Ferrari Avenue. Russell is a manufacturing supervisor and enjoys boating, golf and bowling. Lisa works as a purchasing buyer and enjoys gardening, singing and activities on their boat with their family. Russell and Lisa have been married for 8 years, and they have a great family. Darren is 7 and attends St. Leo's Elementary School. Rachel is 4 and keeps Lisa busy in their newly planted vegetable gardens. Their tropical fish aquarium will soon be moved to their new home to complete their return to Rosemary Gardens.
A SAD FAREWELL...
A sad goodbye to long time resident Milton Sukup, a 47 year resident of the Rosemary Gardens neighborhood, who passed away in March. Originally from Binghamton, New York, Milton came to California in the early 1950s. A veteran of W.W.II, he served under General Douglas Mac Arthur in the South Pacific theater. From Australia, he was part of the fierce jungle fighting warfare, known as island hopping. Eventually he ended up in the Philippines where he was stationed for two years. After the war, he was a member of the occupational forces that were sent to Japan. The recipient of several war medals, Milton was a member of the San Jose's American Legion, Post #89, and member of Santa Clara's Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #3982.
RGNA Calendar of Events
Tuesday Aug. 1 Street Cleaning Tuesday Aug. 1 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Bachrodt Park Area Saturday Aug. 12 Recycle Drive 8:00 a.m. 1343 N. San Pedro Tuesday Aug. 22 Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. 1731 Technology Dr. Saturday Aug. 26 YARD SALE 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Your yard!
Tuesday Sep. 5 Street Cleaning Saturday Sep. 9 Recycle Drive 8:00 a.m. 1421 N. San Pedro Sunday Sep. 17 ANNUAL PICNIC 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Bachrodt Park Area Tuesday Sep. 26 Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. 1731 Technology Dr.
Monday Oct. 9 STAR PARTY 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Bachrodt School Yard
RGNA applied for and received a Community Action and Pride grant for $2500. The grant will be used to help sponsor the following events:- National Night Out - The Rosemary Gardens Bimonthly Newsletter - Annual Picnic - Smoke Detector Battery Replacement Project (Members only)
Adult Resource Faire
The Department of Aging and Adult Services of the Social Services Agency of the County of Santa Clara will be holding their Ninth Annual Adult Services Resource Faire. The purpose of the Faire is to provide education, information, and resource networking for adult service professionals, consumers and the general public.
This year, the Faire is scheduled for September 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and it is being co-presented by the City of San Jose's Office on Aging; the Office of the Friends of the Human Relations Commission of the County of Santa Clara, and the Council on Aging of Santa Clara County, Inc.
The Faire will be held in the Mediterranean Center at the San Jose Hyatt Hotel, near the San Jose Airport. There is ample free parking, and light rail and public transportation are convenient and encouraged. Attendance is free and open to the public and there will be gifts, prizes, and giveaways at the Faire for attendees. We expect over 100 Federal, State and local agencies and community based organizations will be represented at the Faire.
- Consuelo Collard, Department of Aging and Adult Services
Summer Drop-In Recreation Program
During summer vacation and until August 11th, Bachrodt Elementary School has a summer drop-in recreation program for children in grades 1st through 5th. Programs are held Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room F-1. The recreation program is held on a drop-in basis, so a permission slip must be filled out prior to a child's participation.
Children may come and go as they please, signing themselves in and out with their parents discretion. The summer recreation offers supervised recreation consisting of arts and crafts, sports, games, multi-cultural activities,special events, field trips, and many other types of activities.
This program is FREE, although, there may be a nominal fee for special events and field trips. For more information: call the Watson Community Center at 280-7355.
- San Jose Parks and Recreation
Have you noticed the new Crape Myrtle trees in our neighborhood? Would you like to have one for that bare parking strip in front of your house?
The RGNA is once again working with Our City Forest (OCF) in hopes of having another tree planting day in October. What do you need to do to get a tree?
1. Contact the RGNA Message Center, 441-RGNA, and leave your name, address, and phone number. 2. Help with the planting of the tree (very important). 3. Commit to 2-3 years of watering the tree.
At this point in time, the number of trees allocated for our neighborhood has not been determined by Our City Forest. Depending on the allocation, trees will be given on a first come, first serve basis, and site eligibility.
Relationship with Bachrodt
We are looking at the relationship between Bachrodt Academy and Rosemary Garden's residents. Do you have any input you would like to share? Please call the Message Center at 441-RGNA or write to 1257 San Juan Ave., San Jose, CA 95110
- Holly Lewerenz, Vice-President, RGNA
Excerpts from the San Jose City Budget Report
Thanks to Mayor Gonzales and my colleagues on the Council, we had a very fruitful City budget process this year. My colleagues had many good ideas and District 3 is benefiting from significant City investments. Happily, the City Council approved many of my proposals in the recently adopted City budget. Here are some District 3 budget highlights:
- $200,000 for 40 new street lights so lighting in the Rosemary Gardens neighborhood will meet City standards. - The City is also providing 1,200 trees and financial support for Our City Forest, the volunteer tree planting and tree care program. - Funding for a 24/7 Airport noise complaints number (452-0707). - $243,100 for graffiti abatement (proposed with Council member Shirakawa).
The City currently has one paint crew that paints out graffiti reported on the Graffiti Hotline. Under our proposal, we will add another paint crew and paint rig to proactively paint out unreported graffiti in heavily tagged parts of the City. We have also added administrative support for the Police Department's anti-graffiti team; this will free those police officers from paperwork and let them focus on catching even more taggers.
One budget matter remains unresolved and will face the Council in the autumn: how to spend the approximately $10 million per year that the City will receive from the settlement of our lawsuit against the tobacco companies. This debate should be interesting - I encourage you to keep aware of developments with this issue.
- Cindy Chavez, Councilmember, District 3
Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association invites you to our Annual Picnic/Potluck!
"The Best Years of our Lives"
Sunday, September 17, 2000
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bachrodt Academy Park
102 Sonora Ave.
This year's Picnic is sponsored in part by donations from:
Special thanks to Community Action and Pride for their generous grant!
We're asking you, once again, to bring a dish to share with the community:
APPETIZER SALAD SIDE DISH VEGETABLE FRUIT DESSERT
The Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association will provide the main course, plates, napkins, utensils and drinks.
PICNIC DAY AGENDA
Schedule is subject to change.
11:00 a.m. Picnic Begins 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Barbecue/Potluck 11:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Binkey the Clown making Animal Balloons 11:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Magician (donated by Spieker Properties) 11:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. "Music Plus Entertainment"and family games 12:00-1:00-2:00-3:00 Donation Drawing 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. BINGO
Please join us for a day of fun, food, sun, and music! If you would like to help with this event, call the Message Center at 441-RGNA.
Street sweeping happens the first Tuesday of every month. The next two street sweeping days are August 1st and September 5th. Help keep the neighborhood clean. Have your car off the street between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on these days.
As of July 1, 2000, the City of San Jose will be responsible for enforcing most animal regulations listed within its Municipal Code. Residents with complaints about noisy animals, vicious dogs, unsanitary conditions caused by animals, or too many animals, should call the City's Code Enforcement Division at (408) 277-4528 for assistance.
South Bay Animal Control will continue to respond to calls which require the actual handling of animals, such as abused or abandoned animals, animals running at large, or dead animals in the street. For requests of this nature, residents should call South Bay Animal Control at (408) 727-6529.
For further information about the animal services that are handled by the City of San Jose as of July 1st, residents should contact the Code Enforcement Division at(408) 277-4528. The Division has available a list of phone numbers pertaining to specific animal-related issues; information about how to control your barking dog; and pamphlets pertaining to regulations on cats and dogs, bee-keeping, small animals and livestock.
- Sharon Braswell, Code Enforcement Supervisor
ROASTED RED POTATO SALAD
2 pounds medium-size new potatoes
1/4 cup of both virgin olive oil and canola oil, combined
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup or more snow peas, blanched
1/4 cup chives cut in 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 small handful shaved Parmesan
Preheat oven to 350F. Wash potatoes, prick with a fork 5-6 times, and, depending on size, roast for 2 hours, or until soft. While still hot, cut potatoes in half (or quarters if large) and toss with oils, garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Cool. Combine snow peas, chives, lemon, and Parmesan with potatoes. Serve at room temperature.
1/2 cup sugar
juice from 5-6 small lemons (3/4 cup)
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
Make a sugar syrup by boiling sugar with 1 cup water unitl sugar is dissolved. Set pan in bowl of ice water to cool quickly. In a blender, puree lemon juice and ginger with 1/4 cup cold water. Pour through a strainer into a 2-quart pitcher, pressing pulp to extract more flavor. Add sugar syrup. Fill pitcher with water and ice to taste. Serve very cold.
Recycling is the second Saturday of every month. We collect newspapers (sorry, no telephone books or magazines), CRV aluminum cans, plastic soda bottles and cardboard.
August 12th - 8:00 a.m. Beryl Spalding 1343 N. San Pedro St.
September 9th - 8:00 a.m. Donna Weinman 1421 N. San Pedro St. (Joseph will be bringing Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!)
Want to help? Just leave your name and number on the Message Center, 441-RGNA.
Have you used a plumber, a general contractor, a handyman, and/or a painter and had great results? Is there a landscaper, roofer, etc. that you would recommend to a friend?
The RGNA would like to know!
Call the Message Center at 441-RGNA or e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know: - who you are - the name of the service provider - and the type of work they did for you
When you are having some work done, let the service provider know that if they do a good job, you will recommend them to the neighborhood!
Child Care Needed
Two boys (ages 5 and 10) need energetic, fun babysitter
to help out on various days and evenings.
~ San Juan Avenue ~
Call Holly at:
441-1988 afternoons & evenings 506-5362 to leave a message
Would you like to advertise in the RGNA Bimonthly?
Buisness Card Size Ads:
1 issue $20 3 issues $50 6 issues $80
Call the Message Center, 441-RGNA for more information.
Major Appliance Repair
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10% Discount for Rosemary Gardens Residents
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Notice from Bachrodt Academy
San Jose Unified School District would like to notify the residents of the Rosemary Gardens neighborhood of recent signage on Bachrodt School Property. The signs read as follows:
All visitors must sign in at the office when school is in session.
The school grounds are open for community use during daylight hours, when school is not in session. Permits are issued for group use.
All Board of Education policies, the California Education Code (section 32210), the California Penal Code (section 626.8), and the California Vehicle Code (section 2113) are enforced.
THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED [AT ALL TIMES]:
- Alcoholic Beverages - Illegal Drugs - Smoking - Firearms - Unauthorized Vehicles - Model Airplanes - Dumping - Animals - Skateboards/Skating - Golf Practice - Archery - Rockets - Climbing on roof or covered walkways - Parking in unauthorized areas
Tidbits of Information
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.
Benches at Bachrodt Play Area
The RGNA would like to thank Ron Waltrip, Manager of Maintenance Department for San Jose Unified School District and his staff for responding to the RGNA's request to repair and replace the benches surrounding the Bachrodt School park area. The dilapidated benches were not only a safety hazard, but restricted seating at neighborhood events. We can once again enjoy full use of our park area.
More questions from the neighborhood:
1. Is there a noise law?
No. According to the law, noise coming from a vehicle should not be heard greater than 25 feet from the vehicle. As for loud music and noisy neighbors, there is not a defined law that states by what time noise needs to be kept down. San Jose Police Department usually suggest you contact your immediate neighbors and find out when is a good time to play and how loud you can get without bothering them. There is no specific decibel level set. To report loud music or noisy neighbors at any time, you can call 311, the police non-emergency line.
2. Do we have a neighborhood Avon representative?
Yes. Hazel Golden, who lives in the neighborhood, is an Avon representative. She can be contacted at 453-8770.
3. Why don't we have the Neighborhood Yard Sale at Bachrodt School so that buyers don't have to drive up and down the streets to find items?
The RGNA is trying to make it as easy as possible for ALL residents to participate.
- Not all residents have trucks or are able to haul their merchandise (furniture, appliances, tools) to the school.
- Having the sale at one's own place allows the seller the ease and convenience of being at one's own home.
- Getting electrical hook-ups for radios, TV's and small appliances at the school would be very difficult and costly.
4. Who is responsible for the boundary fence?
According to Warner Bloomberg III, attorney at law, and the Nolo website (http://www.nolo.com) the "general rule" is: If the fence is on the boundary line of two properties, and there is no written agreement or recorded designation of responsibility, the owners of both properties share the rights and responsibilities for maintaining and repairing the boundary fence (half-and-half). If the fence is within the boundary of only one of the properties, then the owner of that property bears the costs, but has the rights, for what happens to the fence.
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