In order to comply with a recent FAA regulation change, Runway 30
Left at Mineta San Jose International Airport will require a two week
closure, beginning May 19, 2008, with a re-opening scheduled for June 3, 2008. Airport work crews will be enhancing runway lighting and signage.
During the closure, Runway 30 Right will be used for both arrivals and departures. Regular operations, safety or schedules of commercial air service, will not be affected.
Residents in South San José may notice an increase in aircraft operations over their communities. Closer to the airport, aircraft approaches will shift approximately 600 to 1,000 feet to the east, which
residents in nearby neighborhoods may notice.
Although minimal inconvenience is expected, the Airport is prepared to answer any and all inquiries that the community may have.
Please feel free to contact me at (408) 501-7616 or Rich Dressler at (408) 501-7618 with any comments or questions.
- Adrianna Masuko, Community Relations Representative
Residents in South San José may notice an increase in aircraft operations over their communities. Closer to the airport, aircraft approaches will shift approximately 600 to 1,000 feet to the east, which residents in nearby neighborhoods may notice.
Although minimal inconvenience is expected, the Airport is prepared to answer any and all inquiries that the community may have. Please feel free to contact me at (408) 501-7616 or Rich Dressler at (408) 501-7618 with any comments or questions.
- Adrianna Masuko, Community Relations Representative
Yes, the RGNA is online. Thanks to our new webmaster, the RGNA web site has been renovated. Interested in the neighborhood calendar of events, previous newsletters, local business, links of interest, important city and state phone numbers, etc? It’s all just a mouse click away! Just go to http://rgna.tripod.com
In response to the request
"Are there other children in the neighborhood around my child's age to play with?"
The RGNA is going to host another Parent-Child Meet-And-Greet get together. Parents and their children, through the age of five, are invited to meet at "It's A Grind" for a small house coffee, to meet other parents and their children.
Saturday, May 24th
It's A Grind
To all our 2008 distributors
Thank you to everyone that has given of their time to distribute the newsletter or flyers in the neighborhood!
Dana Albrecht, Tyler Albrecht, Bianca Broussard, Shirley Cantua, Melinda Hoppe, John Kenney, Ingrid Krantz, Judy McQuay, Karen Mitchell, Tom Mitchell, Becky Moore, Wayne Moore, Mary Moreno, Liz Moscato, Glendy Rodriguez, Ed Santos, Jacque Santos, Kathleen Stahr, Lillian Sylvia, Annie Symons, Mark Symons and Andy Valdez
We really appreciate the time and commitment it takes to volunteer. We apologize if we accidentally left you off the list.
The Sonora, which are the condos facing the neighborhood on Sonora Avenue has thrown down the gauntlet. A Sonora representative has challenged the RGNA to a friendly Bocci Ball tournament. The rules and details have yet to be worked out. If you're interested in being on team Rosemary Gardens, please send us email at email@example.com. or call 441-RGNA (7462).
Whether you roll like a pro or have never seen a bocci ball, it doesn't matter. The point is to have some fun and trounce The Sonora.
|Tuesday||Aug. 5||6:30 p.m.||National Night Out, Ice Cream Social|
|Sunday||Sept. 14||11:00 a.m.||Annual Picnic|
|Saturday||Oct. 4||8:00 a.m.||Fall Yard Sale|
|Saturday||Nov. 8||8:00 a.m.||Warmth Drive|
With gas prices skyrocketing, flour jumping 50%, and rice leaping 80%, the Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Yard Sale, with its $2.00 participation fee is still one of the best deals in town. Over 75 homes participated on what turned out to be a perfect Saturday for family and friends to hang out and sell their stuff. The RGNA did its part by posting signs before the date, sending out a District 3 email blast, and advertising in the Mercury News classifieds, the Penny Saver, and on Craigslist.org.
The RGNA would like to thank Erica Valencia, Classified and Office Manger at El Observador, for her generous gift of advertising our neighborhood yard sale in El Observador, "The #1 Bilingual Weekly Newspaper in Northern California."
Missed this yard sale? Don't worry. The next yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2008.
Out of the three top traffic calming issues requested by the neighborhood, only the request for traffic calming on Rosemary Street, Gish Road and Sonora Avenue will be addressed. The CSJ Department of Transportation will investigate this issue.
In an effort to have all our traffic calming issues addressed, the RGNA contacted Council member Sam Liccardo in April requesting that ROEM Development, Inc. pay for the traffic calming measures of our second highest traffic calming issue, the speeding on the 1500, 1400, and 1300 block of Keoncrest Avenue. The idea is that ROEM's development on N. First Street and E. Rosemary Street will increase traffic in the surrounding area and our neighborhood. Therefore, ROEM should pay for the traffic calming measures in our neighborhood.
Finally, to enhance the effectiveness of the ineffectual bulb-outs at Forrestal Avenue and Sonora Avenue, the suggestion of painting the bulb-outs red to increase pedestrian visibility to speeding motorists on Sonora Avenue was presented to Council Assistant Kevin Schwaba in April. As of this writing, no word on the status our request or suggestion.
After sufficient run around and non-commitments from CalTrans with regards to clearing the tall weeds on their Ferrari Avenue property, the RGNA would like to thank Michael Will, Acting Parks Manager for the City of San Jose Parks and Recs, for helping out the neighborhood by having his crew clear the weeds on CalTrans's property.
How can I get one of those "Rosemary Gardens 95110" sweatshirts?
Probably the most popular question the day of the neighborhood yard sale. If you haven't seen them, they are an all white sweatshirts with a "Rosemary Gardens 95110" black postal stamp printed on the chest. If there is enough interest in residents purchasing Rosemary Gardens sweatshirts, the RGNA will order them. Unfortunately, this will need to be a money-before-ordering type situation. If you would like to order a sweatshirt, contact the RGNA at (408) 441-RGNA or send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 10th, 2008. Please let us know your name, address, phone number, number of sweatshirts and sizes. When we get a final tally of shirts, we will inform those that ordered what the final cost will be.
When are we going to get a real grocery store in our area?
For the area bounded by 880, 101, and 85, the answer is probably never. The standard ex- planation given is that there are just not enough people in the immediate area to support a major grocery store. However, with the amount of retail space proposed in the two projects located near First and Metro area, there may be a chance for a small scale store. Also, sometime in the future, there is an idea for a grocery store somewhere around the First and Trimble or the First and Montague area. As you probably surmised by the answers given, no definite commitment to whether there will be or not be a grocery store has been given.