RGNA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 26th
Tuesday, Nov 23rd Cancelled
7:00 p.m. Bachrodt Faculty Lounge
Christmas Tree Lane
TREE ORDER DEADLINE
Friday, October 8th
Saturday, Nov. 13th
Set out your bags of gently
used coats, sweaters, blankets.
Saturday, Oct 9th
Saturday, Nov 13th
It's a Grind Coffee House
Tuesday, Oct 19th
Tuesday, Nov 16th
Tuesday, November 2nd
60 E. Rosemary Street
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Message from the President...
As Summer comes to an end, we look forward to carving pumpkins and family gatherings. A lot of planning went into the development and coordination of the Ice Cream Social and the Chili Cook-off. Special thanks to the Fota family for National Night Out and the Guthrie, Symons and Tyler families for the Chili Cook-off. An incredible number of volunteers, sponsors, organizations, and bands turned out for both events. We can't leave out our thanks to San Jose Fire Department's Station 5 and the San Jose Earthquakes for participating as judges!
This month is the fall yard sale, then the Warmth Drive followed up by Christmas Tree Lane. As of this writing, the change in zoning for the First and Gish property has passed Planning. This will allow mixed-use commercial and residential as proposed by the 1998 Rincon South Specific Plan. The plan for the site includes underground parking, 35 apartments, a 7-Eleven, and an additional business.
Our Treasurer, Ransom Fields, is looking for an Assistant Treasurer. This is your opportunity to learn or enhance your skills in Quicken and Excel. Also, you'll make an significant contribution to your neighborhood. Interested? Send an email to RansomF@pacbell.net.
There will be a $2 collection from each participating house on the day of the sale to help defray the cost of advertising.
Yesiree, the folks of the town of Tumbleweed had a hog-killin' time, alright. Special thanks go out to Sam's Downtown Feed and Supply for DONATING 20 bales of hay and the horse troughs to keep the drinks cold throughout the day. They also provided two generous gift certificates. Zanotto's Downtown Supermarket played a special part in our big day. They served up delicious Zanotto's bread, to go along with the Ace-High chili's being dished up.
Eleven teams participated in the friendly competition, and they ALL were amazing! Choosing
the winners proved to be quite a challenge for the four handsome heroes of the San Jose Fire
Department, who showed up with their truck and appetites. Judge Eddie Robinson of the San Jose
Earthquakes was so happy he could attend and even happier to eat up all that delicious chili!
After much deliberation and tasting, the results were in.
See the next page for the whole kit and caboodle.
- Liz Guthrie
|BEST OVERALL CHILI:|
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|Wild Thing||Mr. Fix-it||Rhinehart||THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE CHILI:|
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|Rhinehart||Stars and Stripes||Chandler's Chilin Chili|
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place|
|Mr. Fix-it||Stars and Stripes||Chandler's Chilin' Chili|
|Best Vegetarian:||Little Bean's Chili|
|Best Decorated Booth:||Stars and Stripes Good Ol' American Chili|
Thank you to all the fabulous volunteers for making this year's Chili Cook-off and Picnic a great success:
|Bud and Barbara Bowman||Armando and Rosie Bravo|
|Felipe Bravo||Ruben Bravo|
|Barbara Burgess||Maria Campos|
|Shirley Cantu||Angela Cardamon|
|Jessica Castro||Robert Chavez|
|Jorge Escobar||Angelique Egorequa|
|Ransom and Bonnie Fields||Mike and Leigh Ann Foget|
|Joseph and Cindy Fota||Steve and Michelle Gates|
|Bill and Liz Guthrie||Guthrie Family|
|Renee and Melinda Hoppe||Leslie on Santa Paula|
|Melanie Maruca||Court Majusiak|
|Rudy Medina||Tom and Karen Mitchell|
|Karen Mitchell||Becky & Wayne Moore|
|Liz Moscato||Michelle and Jenna Riddle|
|Rebecca and Gary Padgett||Kat Parra|
|Sue Lee Patchett||William Stewart|
|Lillian Sylvia||Annie and Marc Symons|
|Kent Sherwood||Heidi Wolcott|
|Luke & Susie Zagar||Grace Zamora|
If we missed any volunteers, we apologize. It took every volunteer to make this day a success. A special THANKS to the following businesses for making our picnic such a success! Whenever possible, please support our sponsors. The Annual Chili Cook-off/Picnic would not be possible without their generosity.
|AJ Auto Detailing||American Musical Theater|
|Arcadia Restaurant||Bay Meadows Raceway|
|Bella Mia||Blossom Floral Shop|
|Bonfante Gardens||Bradley Video|
|House of Cathay Restaurant||Children's Discovery Museum|
|Filoli House and Gardens||4th Street Bowl|
|Happy Hollow Park and Zoo||Homestead Lanes Fun Center|
|Island Grill||It*s A Grind Coffee House|
|The Jewel Box||La Concha Spa|
|Logitech Ice||Penisula Symphony in Los Altos|
|Pizza Chicago||Pizza My Heart|
|Raging Waters||Rooster T. Feathers|
|Sam's Downtown Feed and Supply||San Jose Repertory Theater|
|San Jose Earthquakes||San Jose Giants|
|San Jose Saber Cats||Sharper Cuts Salon|
|Shalimar Indian Restaurant||Six Flags Marine World|
|Sonoma Chicken Coop||Spiedo Restaurant|
|Subway||The Tech Museum of Innovation|
|Tippie Toes of Willow Glen||Triton Museum of Art|
|Winchester Mystery House||Zanotto's Downtown Market|
Our thanks to ALL the teams who participated. You helped make this event a shindig to look forward to for many years to come!
The upcoming Holiday season will see some bright additions to our neighborhood. We are offering all residents the opportunity to participate in "Christmas Tree Lane". Small Holiday trees, approximately four feet tall along with re-bar support, will be available for a $13. purchase to ALL Rosemary Gardens residents who wish to participate. Don't forget to buy one for your favorite neighbor who may be on a limited income. A great way to show the holiday spirit!!! So far, we have 52 homes that will be participating. Payments will absolutely not be accepted after October 8, 2004.
We ask residents to place their tree in their front yards and decorate it with a strand of white lights. You can decorate your tree with holiday ornaments as well as the white lights. We'd like to have Rosemary Gardens Christmas Tree Lane trees decorated with white lights to bring some continuity to all of our streets throughout our neighborhood. We suggest using the white lights and not the colored lights, as colored lights are used by the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association for their "Christmas Tree Lane" look on all the streets in their neighborhood. Imagine taking an evening stroll through our neighborhood in December. Homes will be aglow with matching Christmas Trees, bringing a nice touch and community feeling to our neighborhood. On the evening of December 4th, we will have a tree lighting ceremony. At a time to be determined, all neighbors are invited to gather in their front yards throughout Rosemary Gardens, for a commuinty tree lighting.
We are also looking for Volunteers to serve as Christmas Tree Lane Block Captains. Two Captains per street will be needed. Block Captains will assist on delivery day with distribution of trees. If there are any folks are unable to pick up their trees, the block captains will help find a way to get the trees to these people. If you do not wish to be a block captain, but would like to serve on the committee on delivery day, please let us know AS SOON AS YOU CAN!
Please leave a message at 392-9877 or send email to us at email@example.com.
Please mail or deliver your order form along with your check payable to "RGNA" for $13.00 per tree by Friday October 8th to Liz Guthrie 1303 San Juan Ave.
On Saturday November 13th, the same day as our monthly Recycle Saturday, we will be
collecting gently used and clean blankets, coats and sweaters. Our donations will be
given to Sacred Heart Community Service. Donations must be clean and in good condition.
PLEASE NO ELECTRIC BLANKETS! Place your donations of blankets, coats and sweaters in a plastic bag. Clearly label this bag as "Warmth Drive Donation" and place them on the curb next to your regular monthly recyclables. We will have a special truck and volunteers collecting your donations during the morning hours Saturday, November 13th. Thank you for opening your heart to those in need.
- Melanie Maruca
Remember and Honor Veteran's Day Nov. 13
REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR BEFORE GOING TO BED SATURDAY NIGHT 10/30/04.
STANDARD TIME STARTS
SUNDAY OCT 31st!
During our last two Recycle Saturday fundraisiing events, August 14 and Sept. 11, our collections were 75% less for plastic bottles and aluminum cans. We have observed other people taking the aluminum cans and bottles you put out for us. If you see someone taking your bottles or cans and putting them into a shopping cart or bag, they are NOT our VOLUNTEERS.
This act of stealing cans and bottles set out for our neighborhood fundraising efforts is considered Petty Theft, a violation of the California Penal Code section 488. You have the option of reporting it to San Jose Police Department by calling their "311" non-emergency line. This is a misdemeanor crime and a citation can be issued.
For the sixth year in a row, RGNA once again sponsored this year's successful National Night Out.
Approximately 200 residents braved the cool temperatures to attended this year's event.
New neighbors mixed with old eating ice cream and socializing. Thank you to all who attended.
Special thanks to Johnny at Airgas located at 441 Hobson St. and to Rosegarden Auto Care
located at 590-B Coleman Ave. for their donations of materials and equipment.
A very special thank you to all of our volunteers who helped set up, serve, and clean up!
- Joseph and Cindy Fota
Notice of Daytime Construction Activity August 2004
Pile Driving along Coleman Avenue and I-880
What: Pile driving for construction of the east half of the I-880/Coleman Avenue overcrossing bridge. Heavy equipment will be used. Noticeable noise and vibration may occur.
When: Monday, August 23 through late September 2004 Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; weather and conditions permitting.
Where: Along the eastside of Coleman Avenue; including north, south and in the median of I-880. Traffic will not be affected.
General Construction Hours:
In general, hours of construction will be between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday with extended hours as necessary for critical operations. Night and weekend work will occur on an as-needed basis. When necessary, detour signs will be clearly posted in affected areas for everyone's safety. The contractors will make every effort to minimize disruption during construction. Construction dates, times, and activities are subject to change.
For More Information: If you have any questions about this project, please contact VTA Community Outreach (408) 321-7575, TDD for the hearing impaired (408) 321-2330, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For weekly field activity, visit us on the web at www.vta.org.
Q. Seems like the speed on Rosemary St. is increasing. Is there a way to slow it down?
A. Unfortunately, this seems to be an ongoing problem throughout the neighborhood. Lately, NASCOP has been out on Sonora Ave. and Gish Rd. and has caught driver doing in excess of 45 mph. For Rosemary St., contact the San Jose Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) at 277-4341. The TEU will monitor the street, unannounced, and cite speeders. As a reminder, the speed limit in the neighborhood is 25 mph.
Q. My neighbor plays drums for hours. Does San Jose have a noise law?
A. 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 and 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.
Q. I'm concerned about crime in and near our neighborhood. How do I find out about the
crimes committed and other San Jose Police Dept. activity in our neighborhood?
A. The San Jose Police Department keeps crime statistics for all areas it serves in the City of San Jose. Our neighborhood's police activity (District Robert, Beat 3, BBB 4), including the retail and other commercial businesses, the apartments and all the duplexes on the west side of North First St., can be found by searching the following website:
Once in this webpage, click on the action bar at the bottom of the page titled "Search Your Neighborhood" .
Then on the next page, click on the bar titled " Review Public CADdmine FAQS".
click on the bar titled " I agree with the listed terms and conditions".
You then will need to click on the small purple area of the map at Hiway 880 near No. 1st St.
You know you are in the correct neighborhood on the map when the Report Area shows as " BBB 4 Reports"
in the box on the left side of the page, and our neighborhood will be showing in purple within
the map box. Choose an option of reports/calls for the last 12 months or 1 year listed under BBB 4
Reports using the yellow buttons.
BBB 4 Reports
These reports show data only for BBB 4
Call Types for Last Week
Call Types for Last 12 Months
Call Profile for Last Week for Last Week
Call Profile for Last 12 Months
Shortcuts from the SJPD webpage above,
Click on the following buttons:
Search Your Neighborhood
Review Public CADdmine FAQS
I agree with the listed terms and conditions
map location "BBB 4 Reports"