Grocery Outlet Grand Opening

After 5 years of a grocery vacancy at Santa Teresa Village Shopping Center the community finally has a new grocer serving the community, Grocery Outlet!

A huge thanks to ROIC, Sergio Jimenez and the D2 office, as well as all the community vocalizing to all parties the need to fill that vacancy. Today was the Grand Opening of the new Grocery Outlet.

At the ribbon cutting ceremony, LPNA received a gracious donation from Grocery Outlet, Abed and Nisrine. Thank you for the donation to help build a stronger community.

Updated Important Numbers

Within the site resources page of Important Numbers provided by the D2 office and the City of San Jose website, it now includes the information published by SJPD. The list of numbers published by SJPD includes Crime and Safety information, apps to report problems within the City of San jose (My San Jose), as well as services provided by the County of Santa Clara. The second page details the information required to report a crime. The more detailed information provided, the better!

Aug 22nd Meeting

There is NO meeting this Thursday August 22nd at the Santa Teresa Library. Instead, there is a tour of the Metcalf Energy Center, and participants were notified via e-mail. If you have interest and would like to tour the facility, let us know and we will arrange additional tours. They can only handle about 20 people per tour, and this first tour is already full. The setup for this occurred spontaneously. Members of the LPNA maililng list received first priority. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to join, notify us via the Contact page

Another Successful National Night Out

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!!!

Summer Celebrations at Viva Parks Los Paseos

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!

National Night Out

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. 

Viva Parks at Los Paseos Park

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.

Protecting your US mail

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 FREE service 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.

Martin Murphy Campus Safety Enhancements (fencing & cameras) Community Meeting

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.


Greg Peck

Video of LPNA meeting May 23, 2019

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

00:00 CHP Crime & Safety updates
18:00 Vanessa Sandoval – D2 updates

00:00 D2 Updates (continued)
11:35 High Speed Rail Authority updates to Monterey Corridor

00:00 High Speed Rail Authority updates to Monterey Corridor (continued)

00:00 High Speed Rail Authority updates to Monterey Corridor (continued)

00:00 High Speed Rail Authority updates to Monterey Corridor (continued)

HSR Graphics for download