Thanks to all the volunteers, the neighbors, first responders, entertainers, and organizations supporting our community! Without you, we could not have enjoyed another successful NNO event. Every year, we always hear from our neighbors that they were unaware of this event. If you enjoyed it, please help spread the word to your neighbors. The entire point of this event is public safety and getting to know your neighbors and those that serve our community. We can ONLY accomplish this with your support and participation.
For those unable to attend the event, see what you missed! Maybe we will see you at next year’s event!!!
If you were unable to attend the City of San Jose’s Viva Parks festivities at Los Paseos Park on Tuesday July 30th, this is what you missed! Aside from the community coming out to have a good time with the provided fun, games, and snacks, Several vendors were on hand to discuss various issues from health and wellness, community support, voting and census, and interaction with the D2 office. Other Viva Parks events are scheduled throughout the city and the Parks system, some with movie night showings at the park after nightfall. See the schedule here.
Don’t forget! August 6th, our own neighborhood National Night Out event is scheduled to occur!!! Mark your calendars and come out and enjoy the festivities at Los Paseos Park. Food, fun, entertainment, first responders. Come meet your neighbors, businesses, supporters, and protectors for our community!
Join us for our 5th Annual National Night Out event!!!
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Los Paseos Park
The main purpose of this event is to promote public safety and reduce crime by getting to know your neighbors. As last year, the Los Paseos Neighborhood Association is organizing this event August 6 at Los Paseos Park (5:00pm – 8:00pm).
Come out and meet your neighbors and enjoy:
The great music of the Crimson Blues band
2 jump houses
Chalk Art contest
Free hot dogs
Free ice cream
Bring the kids! Meet the first responders responsible for our community: Members of SJPD, SJPD Merge Unit, CHP, SJPD Crime Prevention Specialists, SJPD Canine Unit, SJFD (station 27). Also, SJ Public Library, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and local vendors supportive of the community.
And, this year an award winning magician will join us at LPNA NNO.
Come out to Los Paseos Park and enjoy this City sponsored program hosted throughout the City’s Parks system.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019,
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
Los Paseos Park
FREE Fun, Activities, and Games!!!
Los Paseos Neighborhood Association (LPNA) will be in attendance at a table.
Also, activities and events focused on health and wellness resources as well as community engagement. Other similar events are scheduled throughout the city at other park locations if you are unable to attend this event.
Over the years neighbors expressed concern over criminals rifling through our mailboxes to steal documents and information used for IDentity theft purposes. If concerned, consider the following solutions:
1) strongly consider replacing your existing mailbox with one that is lockable (security mailbox). It permits USPS to deliver mail, but the mailboxes are designed to deter theft, vandalism, or fishing mail out through the mail slot. The only means to retrieve mail is through the locked access panel. Typically, these mailboxes are built with sturdy 14-16 ga steel and withstand high amounts of abuse, typically these cost ~$100
2) switch over to paperless billing with your various vendors, utilities, financial institutions, suppliers, etc. While this safeguards the bulk of your mail, you leave yourself exposed if you have an unreliable email provider, use simple passwords on your accounts, or have poor endpoint security (desktop computer, mobile device). This option is only as secure as your vigilance to practice good online/computing security, i.e. don’t resuse passwords across sites, don’t use easily guessable passwords based on common knowledge of you, your family, or lifestyle, and deploy a decent AntiVirus/AntiMalware solution.
3) make use of the USPS Informed Delivery Service. This is a FREEservice offered by the USPS that scans the exterior of daily delivered US mail to your address. You must sign up for an account and verify your identity. Once done, access the USPS website or use the Informed Delivery app (available on IOS and Android) to review the mail delivered to your home address on a daily basis, e.g. water bill, credit card bill, payments, financial statements. If the delivered contents do NOT match the electronic record, you know something is wrong immediately and can notify the USPS to determine the whereabouts of the lost mail.
There is no single end all be all solution to this problem, but a combination of these solutions, or all of them provides better piece of mind to the home owner.
The report of a fence going around the track/soccer field at Martin Murphy is true, and the project will be coming to implementation soon.
A meeting to inform neighbors about the project is set for June 17, at 6:00 – 7:00 pm, in the Martin Murphy iCenter (inside the school). The meeting will be put on by MHUSD.
Student safety is the prime driving force to this project. The project is complex since the School and the Park coexist in its usage. Students cross the Park many times during the school session. Decades of use of the fields and the track by neighbors and by soccer organizations should be considered in the design of the fencing layout and entrances to the fields, and to the times these entrances are open to the neighbors.
Plan to attend to give your input and ideas to this major project in the neighborhood.
See the flyer attached here for more information about this meeting, and contact information.
For those of you unable to attend the meeting, below are the video recordings for the May 23, 2019 meeting. It was a LONG meeting with the main presenters from the High Speed Rail Authority. The videos are broken into sections for easier consumption. The drawings provided by HSRA were photographed and provided here for the community to download and review.
00:00 Start of meeting, LPNA business housekeeping 02:24 Meeting Agenda 04:19 Volunteer recruitment for NNO / Art box update 06:00 Introduction of Captain Gina Tibaldi, SJPD of Southern Division and Crime & Safety update 20:45 Issa update on CALMS project
Our meeting will be at the Santa Teresa Branch Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23.
We’ll have the usual LPNA Business and Updates, and the High Speed Rail Authority will make main presentation. They will focus on their “preferred alignments” for the Monterey Corridor, from Blossom Hill Rd. to Metcalf Rd. The HSRA will have crucial updates for this section. Come and view their detailed plans and get answers to your questions.
In case you did not read the letter issued by PG&E on 3/15, there is re-scheduled maintenance for the area on 4/4/19, due to the past storms prohibiting electrical work. Assuming mother nature cooperates, the following streets are affected:
Expect brief outages in the morning and afternoon during equipment replacement servicing our neighborhood. Outage duration may vary based on household address as detailed in the individual letters each household received regarding this scheduled maintenance . Please take the necessary precautions to safeguard refridgerated/frozen foods. If you have medical equipment requiring uninterrupted power, please take the appropriate measures to remain safe, and or notify PG&E customer service center at (800)743-5000
For those of you unable to attend the meeting, below are the video recordings for the February 28, 2019 meeting. A myriad of topics were discussed from an overview of 2018 to forthcoming projects in 2019, Art boxes, SJPD updates and a farewell to retiring Captain Johnson Fong, CHP updates, Crime Prevention representative introduction and update, D2 CALMS update, and the main presentations San Jose Climate Smart initiative and Clean Energy programs. The main presentations should be of interest to ALL in our neighborhoods. Learn about the San Jose Clean Energy offering consumers a choice of energy providers to your household (PG&E or SJCE). View the respective portions of the meeting. Below each video is a description of material with important timestamps to jump to the immediate areas of interest.
00:00 LPNA Business: 2018 year in review and plans for 2019 04:30 Art Box Projects 14:10 SJPD updates – Farewell to Captain Johnson Fong 22:30 CHP
00:00 CHP continued 06:20 D2 Office CALMS camera project update and other district 2 issues 22:00 Crime Prevention Unit update
00:00 Crime Prevention Unit continued 02:00 Climate Smart San Jose – Aaron Kinney