RGNA Board Meeting RGNA Board Meeting
Tuesday, Dec 28th Cancelled
Tuesday, Jan 25th
7:00 p.m. Bachrodt Faculty Lounge
Christmas Tree Lane
Christmas Tree Lane
TREE Delivery & Lighting:
Saturday, December 4th
General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 22nd
7:00 p.m. Bachrodt Media Center
Saturday, Dec. 11th
Saturday, Jan. 8th
It's a Grind Coffee House
Tuesday, Dec. 21st
Tuesday, Jan. 18th
Dec/Jan. Newsletter Ads & Articles
are due by 5 p.m. Tues. Jan 11th.
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OR Leave a message for the RGNA at
Message Center: 441-RGNA(7462)
OR Leave a message for Melanie at 436-1998
Wishing everyone the very best this Christmas. Our next event will be the Annual RGNA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, Tuesday February 22, 2005. We are looking for a new Newsletter Editor and new Board Members. Melanie Maruca is leaving as Newsletter Editor and Ransom Fields and myself are leaving as Board Members. Melanie had served as a Board Member/Officer for four years prior to taking on the Newsletter last year. Ransom has been the treasurer for the RGNA for the last four years and has been committed to the neighborhood, with special attention to Airport issues.
Special thanks to Liz Guthrie and Annie Symons for putting together Christmas Tree Lane (advertised in the last two newsletters). It looks like the First Community Housing project at First/Gish has passed planning. The Southland Corporation/7-11 is still seeking an off-sale liquor license for the retail site. Across the street, the Bellagio Gardens project has yet to begin. The Regency at Skyport Residential (BayRock) project is nearing completion, however it has run into several delays. The neighborhood access to Technology Drive should be restored soon.
I look forward to seeing everyone February 22nd at the Annual RGNA General Membership Meeting!
Do you like to know what's happening in RGNA?
The RGNA Newsletter is in need of an editor/publisher as of March 2005. This great volunteer opportunity is yours to expand and create an informative and responsible newsletter for the residents of RGNA. The Newsletter Editor position is open as of March 2005. The RGNA BiMonthly Newsletter comes out every other month, six issues a year. Please leave a message at 441-RGNA or send email to: RGNAWEB@hotmail.com if you are interested in this great volunteer opportunity.
- Melanie Maruca
No FUDGE for Fido!
This holiday season, treat your pets to wholesome goodies and steer them clear of snacks that are hazardous to their sensitive systems. Holiday goodies rich in fat and sugar can trigger a life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas. The turkey carcass is an especially lethal hazard because of the bones, twine, cooking thermometers, aluminum foil, and bacteria that could pass on to pets. Chocolate contains a stimulant known as theobromine which can harm non-human hearts and nervous systems.
The holidays are almost upon us and you can help raise money for HSSV while
shopping at Valley Fair or Oakridge's special holiday shopping fund raiser,
"Westfield Works Wonders." By purchasing a $5 ticket to "Westfield Works Wonders"
you can enjoy a fantastic day of shopping, complete with exclusive, deep discounts,
festive holiday decor, free gift wrapping, entertainment, discounts, prizes, and more!
For tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408.727.3383 ext.883
- Joe Romagna, Special Events Manager www.hssv.org
It's that time again. Time to renew your Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association membership for 2005. The Membership Form is the last page of thie Newsletter, just cut and send in. When you renew your membership, you help the neighborhood in two ways. One, your dues help us with our operating costs, and, two, the more members the greater our voice when addressing the city about issues affecting our neighborhood.
Not a member yet? Membership in the Association is a great way to personally contribute to your neighborhood. If you have been waiting to join, now is the time to show your neighborhood spirit and pride.
Help us help you keep our neighborhood the best in San Jose!
Thank you for your generous donations to our November 13th Warmth Drive! We collected 16 bags of blankets, bedding, jackets, coats and sweaters to help those in need. Sacred Heart Community Service is grateful for our warm additions to their Clothes Closet.
Thank you to the volunteers who collected and delivered our donations:
|Melanie Maruca||Jay Prunty|
Q. My street light is out. How can I get it fixed?
A. The Department of Transportation(DOT) crews replace burned out lights as they are reported. To report a burned out street light, follow the procedures below:
I. Obtain Information
Please allow 1 to 14 working days for completion of the street light repair.
AIRPORT NOISE HOTLINE: 452-0707
Notice anything extra in your neighbor's front yards this holiday season? How about the festive yard trees, adorned in matching white lights on display throughout Rosemary Gardens? On Saturday December 4th, friends and neighbors gathered at Rosemary Gardens Park between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.. Seventy trees had been delivered by Dave Green a Christmas tree supplier, who also tends to Willow Glen's Christmas tree events among many others.
Those who arrived early had a bounty of trees to choose from. Many residents really took their time, selecting the perfect one for their front yard. A few residents showed up wanting to know if there were any extras available. Unfortunately, everyone needs to order these trees in ADVANCE. So, if you would like to participate in this new tradition next year, be sure to do so by October.
Rosemary Gardens looks extra Christmas-y this year, thanks to all who participated. A special thank you goes out to Mark and Annie Symons, Steve and Michelle Gates, Joseph and Cindy Fota, Liz and Bill Guthrie, and Melanie Maruca. These are the folks who volunteered to be "block captains", ensuring all the neighbors on their street knew what to do with the trees they had ordered in October, and offering assistance when needed.
Looking forward to a wonderful holiday season and fantastic 2005!
- Liz Guthrie
The newly relocated Downtown Ice will take your breath away before even stepping onto the ice. Set amid the trees of the Circle of Palms, skaters can spin inside, through and around the palms, under the stars and within sight of Christmas in the Park. The location off Market Street between the Fairmont San Jose and San Jose Museum of Art is the best yet for the outdoor skating rink, now in its ninth season. "Ice skating among downtown palm trees will become an icon for quality of life in San Jose," said Mayor Ron Gonzales. "Through this kind of innovation and partnership, we create solutions for our businesses and happy memories for our families who enjoy this holiday tradition."
The rink will match the geometry of its surroundings. Four passageways will connect an outer ring around the dual rows of 32 palms with an inner * and perfectly circular rink. Skaters will enjoy 8,100 square feet of ice surface. Knight Ridder is title sponsor this year for Downtown Ice, which is presented by Applied Materials. Construction work on the rink has begun. Weather permitting, the ice should be ready for skaters at 5 p.m. Nov. 24, the first of two preview days. The rink will be open from 3-10 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
The rink will be open daily through Jan. 17, 2005. For the first few weeks, the rink will be open noon to 10 p.m. on weeknights and noon-midnight on weekends. Extended hours to midnight are scheduled for Dec. 18-Jan. 2. Cost to skate is $10 for 12-under and $12 for 13-over. Unlike past years when there were specific sessions, skaters will take to the ice as space allows and skate as long as they want. The rink can accommodate up to 200 skaters at one time. More than 30,000 skaters and 80,000 spectators are expected at Downtown Ice this season.
Check www.sjdowntown.com or call 279-1775, ext. 45, for information about the RINK. For Christmas in the Park information, call 995-NOEL or visit www.christmasinthepark.com.
Census Tract 5051 is where we live. An area basically bounded by Highways 101 and 880 and Coleman Ave. In this area, we have an abnormally high concentration of alcohol related establishments. How many more? According to the California Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC), the recommended number of total alcohol licenses for our area should be five. Currently, we have a total of 33 alcohol licenses with 3 more pending approval In our area, we also have high number of arrests. How much more?
According to the report filed by City of San Jose (CSJ) Police Dept. on Oct 7th, the crime index for our area is 20% higher than the CSJ's average. Although we have too much alcohol and too much crime around us, the CSJ is planning on granting an exception permit to sell more alcohol.
Help stop this trend.
A petition to stop the continued alcohol sales in our immediate area is circulating
throughout the neighborhood. During the months of December and January, when a
volunteer comes to your door, please sign the petition. Your signature can help
keep our neighborhood safe.
- Joseph Fota
Editor's Note: This is a serious issue that requires the attention of all residents.