2018 Holiday Event photos

Despite the sporadic heavy rains, many families ventured out and attended the event again this year to obtain a Christmas tree, visit Santa, meet SJPD/SJFD personnel, or contribute to the Toys for Tots program. A huge thanks to LPNA, LPHOA, the Matta family, and all the other participants to make this another successful event. A brief photo album was posted to the LPNA facebook page.

For families attending the event and had photos taken with Santa or SJ vehicles, please contact Lisa at LPHOA for information to access those images, or Greg Peck/Karen Lattin at LPNA

Mid-term elections

It’s that time of the year! Election day is just around the corner. If you are not registered to vote by mail, the in person voting station this year for our neighborhood are located at :

For the area south of Paseo #1 (along Tennis courts to Avenida Rotella)

Martin Murphy Middle School Library
141 Avenida Espana
San Jose, CA 95139

Polls open from 7:00am-8:00pm, November 6, 2018

For the area north of Paseo #1 (along Tennis courts to Avenida Rotella)

Los Paseos Club House
7047 Via Ramada
San Jose, CA 95139

Polls open from 7:00am-8:00pm, November 6, 2018

NOTE: Check your County Voter Information Guide back cover for your polling place for this election and verify it matches the above listed addresses. If your area is a Mail-in ONLY area, ballots can be dropped off on election day at either location.

Early Voting Centers

The alternative, if you desire to vote “early” in person, go to an Early Voting Center starting October 27th – November 5th, 2018 at these following locations unless otherwise indicated:

♦Registrar of Voters’ Office
1555 Berger Drive
Building 2
San Jose, CA 95112

♦Early Voting is available M-F, 8am – 5pm, beginning Oct 9 – Nov 5
Nov 6 election day, 7am – 8pm, Open Sat/Sun Oct 27-28 & Nov 3-4, 9am – 6pm

Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

Joyce Ellington Branch Library
491 East Empire Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

Milpitas Library
160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

Morgan Hill City Hall – Council Chambers
17555 Peak Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

Rinconada Library
1213 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Voting Hours: 10am – 5pm

Santa Clara City Central Park Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

Willey Cultural Center
140 Fifth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Voting Hours: 10am – 6pm

In addition to the mailing for the Voter pamphlets issued by the County, additional resources detailing the content of the measures can be found at:

Ballotpedia

Quarterly Meeting 8/16

Don’t miss our next General Meeting on August 16th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Santa Teresa Branch Library.
At this meeting, a fascinating presentation on the changing Santa Clara County! 
 
Hope to see you at the meeting.

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Our main speaker will be Don Weden, a former Santa Clara County principal planner for 34 years.  Mr. Weden will be presenting an enlightened and informative presentation on Envisioning Santa Clara County 3.0:  Growth & Change in Santa Clara County. 

With Santa Clara County’s population projected to increase by roughly 300,000 people in the next 15 years, the vast majority of that growth will be accommodated within existing urban areas, bringing major changes, challenges, and opportunities. Our aging population is creating pressures for changes to automobile-dependent land use patterns, and intensifying the need for a wider array of housing and mobility choices. Weden will share his wisdom and insights in an informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining presentation about change, growth, and planning as South Bay residents prepare for Santa Clara County, version 3.0.

We will also get an update on parks, crime and D2 Office.

2018 National Night Out celebration

Don’t forget to mark your calendars, PDAs, Smartphones, mobile devices for following:

Tuesday August 7th
5pm-8pm
Los Paseos Park

Come on out and meet your neighbors at our National Night Out celebration. Enjoy food, activities, live music, meet local area businesses/groups, and interact with attending government leaders and first responders. All of whom help make our community great!

In addition, come check out the improvements made to our Park! Through the efforts of LPNA grants from the Beautify San Jose funding, PB round 2 projects, individual citizens in our neighborhood, and local Church groups a whole slew of enhancements have been made to the park this year:

Solar lighting along the LP Park walking path
Additional benches along walking path
Cleanup around picnic areas
Distribution of tan bark around playground area
Repainting of bathrooms
Planting of shade trees in the park

Video of LPNA meeting 12/7/2017

For those unable to attend the our meeting, please feel free to view the recorded session below. Still ironing out the bugs to the process, and definitely need to remember to detach the monitoring headset when stepping away from the camera, or else everything tends to follow you around, literally. 😀 So apologies for that mishap, but otherwise, the recording is presentable. The audio was not cleanly processed as I like, but due to time constraints to make this information available prior to the 12/12 City Council meeting, it will have to do. 

The SPURS slide deck presentation is available for PDF download here

Christmas Tree Event

This is a Not For Profit Neighborhood Event

Please join us in decorating your lawn this year with a 4-5 ft Grand Fir Tree.

We are proud to present our 4th annual Holiday Tree Decorating event for your front lawn. A fun way to celebrate the holidays and bring joy to patients and families in need!

This year we are lucky to have collaborated with many noteworthy partners to make this year’s event extra special.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Los Paseos Neighborhood Association (LPNA)

Los Paseos Home Owners Association (LPHOA)

Los Paseos Fire Station 27

SJPD

Join your neighbors in picking up your tree at the Los Paseos HOA/Swim Club this year on 12/3 from 11:00 – 3:00pm in the parking area. Bring your friends and family to enjoy Santa, Hot Coco, and much, much more! The holiday party is free, with refreshments provided by our very own Los Paseos Neighborhood Association!

To make a tax-deductible donation to Packard Children’s, visit: my.supportlpch.org/lospaseos

Trees cost $17.50 each and Rebar is $4.75 (used to hold up the tree on the lawn – sold separately).

Deadline to order/pay for your tree and rebar is 11/14

HOA Members: For HOA members, please drop off Checks/Cash to Lisa, and make checks payable to Franklin Mata

For those not associated with Los Paseos HOA, please send a check or cash to the following address with your order details and request: Please make checks payable to Franklin Mata

107 Plympton Ct.

San Jose CA 95139

Money/Check must be collected before an order for a tree can be made. There will be no orders accepted after 11/14

If you have any questions regarding ordering, please contact: Frank Mata

Email: lospaseos.xmastree@gmail.com

Call (408) 768-6617

Here is a youtube video with more information regarding the Fun Fund; the fundraising event for the Packards Children

https://youtu.be/AfQ69hjNFNE

Thank you for being wonderful neighbors and for your support!

 

Regards,
Greg Peck
LPNA

Holiday Train

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Dec. 2 and 3, 2017

Celebrate the season with the Holiday Train! This beloved Bay Area tradition features a glittering train, a community toy drive and fun characters that delight families at train stations from San Francisco to Santa Clara.

Glowing with thousands of lights and holiday decorations, the Holiday Train will stop at nine train stations over two nights. During the 20-minute station stops, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty and the gang will get off the train to greet children and spread holiday cheer. Bring the family to join in the fun, and bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Holiday Train Toy Drive.

Open link below…

D2 Bernal to Bailey PB Round 2 update

The PB projects that won Round 2 were announced back on 8/24. A status update of the projects can be found at the city website (link below)

Round 2 project updates

The money for the local schools, Martin Murphy Middle School and Los Paseos Elementary, was completed.

The Paseo Lighting upgrade to LEDs for Paseo #2 (Los Paseos neighborhood) and Paseo #3 (Avenida Espana neighborhood) was completed.

The Park related upgrades (Shade structures and lighting) and Beautification of Santa Teresa projects are scheduled for completion in June / July of 2018.

Phone Scams

Recently, in newscasts and Internet reports, a new scam surfaced with either a recorded “robo-call” or a human attempting to get you to answer a question with “Yes”. The caller claims to represent a business entity you may or may not be familiar with, and proceeds to ask something simple, such as:

  • Can you hear me clearly?
  • Are you the homeowner?
  • Are you over 18?
  • Are you the head of the household?
  • Do you pay the bills?
  • Do you own a computer?

It can be a myriad of questions, that the unsuspecting public might engage out of good manners. That is the hook. Most people practice good manners, or social small talk responses figuring there is no harm. The problem is the scammers are recording your voice saying “Yes” and then use that as consent to sign you up for other services or products. Later, they demand payment and use the recorded answer to confirm the purchase.

I received one of these calls today, and I was lucky enough to have read about this scam weeks prior. I did not exercise good manners. I simply hung up. If you get a call where the lead off is a question seeking a “Yes” response, DO NOT answer! The FTC and law enforcement recommend simply hanging up. Avoid providing any responses that can be construed as consent, e.g. “Yes”, “OK”, “affirmative”, “sure”.

Given it is tax season, also be on the look out for scammers claiming to represent Social Security or the IRS, demanding payment of money or face jail time. Most government agencies conduct business by written US mail, and NOT by phone. Hang up on these types of calls, too.

Free Wood Chip Mulch

A company called Chip Drop connects people with local tree companies who are willing to drop off whole truck loads of wood chip mulch for free. It’s a win win solution allowing tree companies to bypass hauling their trimmings to the waste/recycling centers for disposal and having to pay drop off fees, while you, the homeowner, do not have shell out big bucks for wood chips. Several non-profits in the area that require gardening employ these green techniques. Here is your chance to employ these similar techniques for yard projects around your home.

Help yourself.
Help local businesses.
Help the environment.