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June 1, 2007

Almaden Winery Neighborhood Garage Sale

When:  Saturday, June 9, 2007

Time:   8:30 am ~ 2:30 pm

Where: Tresor    - Community Center Parking Lot
           Vintage  - Your driveway or Garage

           Vineland - Your driveway or Garage

Click here for the Flyer

January 2, 2007

Added Almaden Winery History Information to the Website

Did you ever wanted to know about the history of the Almaden Winery and this area?
Finally we got it all up in a new section on our Website.

Special thanks to Mike, our AWNA President who provided all the historic material.

  • Click here to open the Almaden Winery History Section, or the permanent link in the menu on the left.

A

wishes you the entire Board of the Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association!

December 26, 2006

Final report for the Community Action and Pride (CAP) grant is available

The final report for the CAP (Community Action and Pride) grant we got for the youth lot is available, see link below. If anyone wants to see the entire report, please send an email to the AWNA Webmaster at webmaster@awna.org.  Also if anyone wants to apply for another CAP Grant the deadline is Feb 27, 2007. We will happily give advice and review.

December 26, 2006

Pictures available from the AWNA Halloween Party & Parade 2006

  • Click here to open the picture show.

UPDATE: December 26, 2006

A virtual tour through our neighborhood

Do you recognize your street or your house? Check out a new photo series with lots of pictures (150+) taken during a walk through our neighborhood in October, short before Halloween. Enjoy!

Update: Added stunning Birdseye View pictures

The first three pictures cover Vintage, Tresor and Vineland. The last pictures of the tour show the Park from four sides and the Vineland Library.

  • Click here to start the tour.

December 10, 2006

Please, Spare the Air and don't burn wood this winter season!

Residents are asked this winter to give up wood fires in stoves and fireplaces to limit smoke on dirty-air nights. Cold air can trap pollution close to the ground so one fire in one old-fashioned fire place can smoke up an entire neighborhood. The air district says the cleanest way to enjoy fires on cold nights is in popular modern fireplaces that use natural gas to heat ceramic logs. Some people will continue to burn wood.  For those who do, the air district recommends EPA-approved stoves, fire boxes and fireplace inserts. These devices emit a fraction of the pollution spewed out by old wood stoves and traditional open hearth fireplaces.

It has also been noticed by the distinctive smell that someone in the neighborhood recently burned plastic or similar material.  Not only is this against the law, it is also toxic and extremely harmful to you, your family and others in your neighborhood. These toxins can also foul your catalytic combustor and flue. Therefore, never burn garbage, plastics, rubber, paint or oil, charcoal briquettes, glossy or colored paper, etc.

 

October 5, 2006

11th Annual Halloween Party & Parade on Sunday, October 29th.

We will celebrate our famous annual Halloween Party and Parade on Sunday, October 29, 2006 from 3 - 5pm.  Location: Almaden Winery Park & Lower Level

 

We are still in need for volunteers!

We are planning this event now and would welcome your help. Here are some ways you can get involved:

1. Help set up games, tables, etc. at 2:15.

2. Help clean up after the party is over.

3. Help pass out flyers.

4. Help run the games during the party 3:00-4:30. Two shifts of 45 minutes is ideal.

 

Kids & Teens that feel they are too old to dress up for Halloween may want to help out with the games as a perfect opportunity for them to get involved and help their community.

 

Any ideas or suggestions are welcome. Feel free to get involved.

Please contact Kim Paoli if you would like to help.

 

>> Don't forget to come in costume and decorate your "Haunted House" for Halloween. <<

 

October 4, 2006

Poll: Support for change of Traffic Light at Chambertin/Blossom Hill

 

The results of the AWNA poll are in.

 

BACKGROUND: There is a desire to change the traffic light at the Chambertin Drive and Blossom Hill Road intersection. The Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association is seeking the right to go straight (heading north) through the intersection, which currently only allows right or left turns. You can read more about this topic in the latest AWNA Newsletter or further below on this page and in the Archive.

 

CHOICES AND RESULTS:

  • Yes, I support it got 33 votes or 91%

  • No, I don't support it got 2 votes or 6%

  • I'm undecided received 1 vote or 3%

The poll was open from September 5th through 30th, 2006.

 

This was a quick poll to find out if there is support for such a change. The results of this poll may be used in our discussion with the city.

 

Again, thanks for your feedback.

 

October 3, 2006

Next AWNA Meeting on Thursday, December 7th, 2006

The next Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association (AWNA) meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 6th at 7:00 PM.

The traditional "Pizza Social" starts as always at 6:45pm with free Pizza and drinks provided.

 

The meeting will be held in the Almaden Winery Community Center Building on Chambertin Drive, at the south end of the park.

 

Hope to see you there. Bring a friend or neighbor!

Update: October 2, 2006

AWNA - Traffic Signal at Intersection of Chambertin/Blossom Hill

 

Update on Traffic Light - Blossom Hill and Chambertin

 

Dear Neighbors,

 

We received an update from our Stephanie Holm, District 10 Councilmember's Office on the traffic light situation. Here is the latest status:

 

Mike Enderby from planning is investigating the details of all planning documents relating to the light. He should have an answer to the questions raised at the last AWNA meeting within the next few weeks. After planning has determined exactly which planning documents must be filed, how much they will cost, etc. he will report back to President of the Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association. You will see updates her on the website. So, stay tuned!

 

Next there will be a large community forum with the offices of Council District 9 and 10 (10 is our district), the planning department, the residents who live North of Blossom Hill, and Dartmouth Middle School. At that time, all residents will have an opportunity to speak their mind about the light. If there is not a huge outcry from the residents of Council District 9 or Dartmouth Middle school, planning will approve the change to the light. AWNA will still be responsible for paying for the change. It is expected that the community meeting will occur sometime in early November.

 

This is now important:  We will need as many AWNA residents as possible to attend the meeting and show support for changing the light!

 

Note: The date for this meeting has not yet been set.  Once the planning documents are approved, it shouldn't take long to change the light. The District 10 office pledged to make every effort to expedite the planning approval process.
 

September 5, 2006

New AWNA Newsletter

The latest AWNA Newsletter (Volume 11, 2nd Issue, September 2006) is out.

Get it here.

 

If you would like to contribute an article, etc. to the next issue of our Newsletter, please send an email to Mike Kubiniec.

 

Don't forget to join us at the next AWNA Meeting on Wednesday this week. Details below...

August 31, 2006

Final Report for the 'Community Action & Pride Grant'

Here is the final report for the CAP (Community Action & Pride Grant) we got for the youth lot. If you would like to see the complete report with the scanned attachments please send an email to webmaster@awna.org or give Dede Smullen a call at 448-4084.

 

Who is interested? If anyone wants to apply for another CAP Grant, the deadline is Feb 27th, 2007.

For more information from the City of San Jose on the Community Action & Pride Grant, please click here.  Dede offered to provide advice with the process and would review the application.

 

A big Thank You to Dede for all her hard work with the last Grant!

 

 

August 24, 2006

Next AWNA Meeting on Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

The next Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association (AWNA) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00 PM.

The traditional "Pizza Social" starts as always at 6:45pm with free Pizza and drinks provided.

 

The meeting will be held in the Almaden Winery Community Center Building on Chambertin Drive, at the south end of the park. [more...]

 

Hope to see you there. Bring a friend or neighbor!

August 12, 2006

AWNA - Traffic Signal at Intersection of Chambertin/Blossom Hill

 

Update: We will discuss this topic at our next AWNA Meeting on September 6, see above!

 

Dear Neighbors,

 

The District 10 office has been working with Planning, Public Works, and the Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding the traffic signal at the intersection of Chambertin Drive and Blossom Hill Road. As a reminder, the Almaden Winery Community has been seeking to go straight (heading north) through the intersection, which currently only allows right or left turns.

 

Feedback from Public Works and the DOT have let us know that both departments are comfortable with the modification being proposed by AWNA if:

  • the required striping, signing, and signal head modifications are funded by AWNA,

  • a community process is executed which outlines the proposal, and

  • the City can obtain consensus from the adjacent communities.

On a procedural level, the AWNA must file a Planned Development Permit Amendment to remove the restriction.  The person to contact in order to begin this process is:
 

Michael Enderby,

Senior Planner

(408) 535-3555 (direct line),

(408) 292-6055 (fax)

Email: michael.enderby[at]sanjoseca[dot]gov

 

He will help AWNA with this process, should we choose to move forward. In addition, please feel free to contact the new District 10 staff member Stephanie Holm (stephanie.holm[at]anjoseca[dot]gov or (408) 535-4982) if additional assistance is required. She will be the new liaison to AWNA.

 

Regards,
Daniella Polar
Community Relations Coordinator Office of Councilmember Nancy Pyle, District 10
535-4910 (main)
292-6478 (fax)
http://www.sanjoseca.gov/district10/

 

 

August 12, 2006

Notice of Parking Lot Resurfacing & Stripping on August 21-25, 2006

Please be aware of the upcoming work that will be happening in our neighborhood!

What:  

When: 

Where:

Winery Parking Lot Resurfacing/Stripping and ADA Ramp
August 21-25, 2006
Almaden Winery Community Center Parking Lot

During this time period the parking lot will be closed for repairs. The parking lot will have a slurry seal put on, new parking lot stripping, directional arrows for egress and a ramp for ADA access. The city  ask that all users park on the street until the parking lot is finished. The work should make for a great parking lot with access for all. The city will be posting signs around the parking lot to notify residents and park users of the upcoming work. Should anybody have questions please don't hesitate to give Marie Alberry-Hawkins with the City of San Jose a call.

 

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department Recreation Superintendent

979-7913 office

979-0536 fax

marie.alberry-hawkins[at]sanjoseca[dot]gov

 

May 23, 2006

Community Garage Sale Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2006

Flyer is attached - Coordinating the event is Valerie Orsley, 1492 Bordelais.

You should have received a yellow flyer. This is an excellent community wide event intended to draw in buyers for you to sell your goods!

Cost of $10 per household helps pay for signs and advertising in the newspaper and to help fund AWNA operations.  Contact Valerie if you have any questions.

 

DATE:      Saturday, June 3, 2006

TIME:       8:00am - 2:00pm

WHERE:  Tresor: Community Center Parking lot only*

                Vintage: your driveway, garage, or Community Center Parking lot

                Vineland: your driveway, garage, or Community Center Parking lot.

 

Click here for Flyer

 

May 23, 2006

Dumpster Day is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2006

Flyer is attached - Coordinating the event is Valerie Orsley, 1492 Bordelais

Cost is $20 per household. The dumpster costs $400 to rent so we do need at least 20 households to participate.

Pre-registration is required. Drop off your form at the Orsley's house. Make checks payable to the "Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association" not to the Orsley's.

 

DATE:      Sunday, June 4, 2006

TIME:       8:00am – 2:00pm (or until dumpster full)

WHERE:  Corner of Bordelais & Domaine

COST:      $20 per household

WHAT:    No hazardous household chemicals please! You may dispose of paints, motor oil, fertilizers, solvents and the like by contacting Hazardous Waste Recycling & Disposal for Santa Clara County at 408-299-7300 or at www.hhw.org.

 

Click here for Flyer/Form

 

March13, 2006

A closer look at Community Safety in Almaden & Blossom Valley

Join Councilmember Nancy Pyle & special guests SJPD Chief Rob Davis, Captain Jack Farmer, Crime Prevention Specialist Tamara Davis, Gracie Corral of the SJ Fire Dept. & Deputy IPA Steve Wing as they discuss crime prevention, neighborhood watch strategies, fire prevention, & earthquake preparedness.

 

WHEN:   Wednesday, March 15th at 7 pm

WHERE: Almaden Winery Community Center (5730 Chambertin Dr.)

 

Councilmember Pyle's office will be holding a forum on Community Safety. Since this is an important topic for all communities, we are hoping to get a good turnout from District 10 residents.

 

Should someone from our community attend, please take notes and write a newsletter article covering the meeting. Our next newsletter will go out at the end of April. If you are able to do this, let the AWNA president know.

 

January 24, 2006

Next AWNA Meeting on Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

The next Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association (AWNA) meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM.

The traditional "Pizza Social" starts as always at 6:45pm.  Free Pizza and drinks will be provided.

 

The meeting will be held in the Almaden Winery Community Center Building on Chambertin Drive, at the south end of the park.

 

Please read!: Emails about traffic concerns in the Almaden Winery Neighborhood  |  Curve Map

 

Hope to see you there. Bring a friend or neighbor!

December 1, 2005

The latest AWNA Newsletter arrived. Get it here !

 

 

October 5, 2005

10th Annual Halloween Party & Parade

Planning is underway for our 10th Annual Halloween Party and Parade on Saturday, October 29, 2005.
Events will include:

10:00am - Crafts, Games & Prizes for all ages

11:15am - Costume Parade and contest followed by snacks and drinks

11:45am - Winners will be announced

Location: Almaden Winery Park, Lower Level

 

We are still in need for volunteers! Please contact Kim Paoli if you would like to help.

>> Don't forget to come in costume and decorate your "Haunted House" for Halloween. <<

 

October 4, 2005

The latest AWNA Newsletter arrived. Get it here !

 

 

October 2, 2005

Youth Lot Planting Day – Saturday, October 15th @ 6:30am -10:30am

Show how much you appreciate the new youth lot, meet your neighbors, make some new friends, or just come for the coffee and pastries!  No experience or specific skills needed!

If you can help please contact Dede Smullen by email at wineryyouthlot@sbcglobal.net Better yet, convince your neighbor to come too. There is something to do at every level of commitment and skill. 

 

Available Tasks include:

  • Attend Planning Meeting (to be announced),

  • Finalize Planting Plan based on City Plan (I am seeking Park Committee and AW Gardeners input on this),

  • Purchase and delivery of plants,

  • Coordinate/procure equipment for planting day,

  • Coordinate Refreshments for Planting day,

  • Coordinate Area 1 Planting (Refurbish Treviso Planting Strip) (Five People),

  • Coordinate Area 2 Planting (Planting Area North of granite pavers) (Five People),

  • Coordinate Area 3 Planting (Area South of granite pavers) (Five People),

  • Adopt Planting Areas for weekly follow-up and supplemental watering until rainy season.

As you may know, the Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association received a grant to help complete the Youth Lot. The terms of our grant required neighborhood participation in a planting day to help finish the park. Our commitment is to provide 25 volunteers from the neighborhood to complete this task. The more people we get, the more fun it will be and we can finish a lot earlier.

 

October 3, 2005

Upcoming AWNA Meeting on Thursday, October 6th, 2005

The next Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association (AWNA) meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 6th at 7:00pm.

The traditional "Pizza Social" starts at the usual time 15 minutes before the meeting at 6:45pm. Pizza and drinks will be available.

The meeting will be held in the Almaden Winery Community Center Building on Chambertin Drive, at the south end of the park.

 

Hope to see you there. Bring a friend or neighbor!

July 30, 2005

The latest AWNA Newsletter is available here !

 

 

July 22, 2005

Next AWNA Meeting on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

The next Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association (AWNA) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM.

The traditional "Pizza Social" starts at the usual time 15 minutes before the meeting. Pizza and drinks will be available.

The meeting will be held in the Almaden Winery Community Center Building on Chambertin Drive, at the south end of the park. è Agenda

 

Hope to see you there. Bring a friend or neighbor!

July 12, 2005

CAUTION: Mail theft is still a problem in our Neighborhood!

Recently S.J. Police found mail on the sidewalk of Dent Street that belonged to a neighbor in the Tresor community. The envelopes were ripped open and in some cases the envelope was left, and the contents were gone.

Tresor Residents, just a quick reminder to always lock your mailbox. Make it a habit to lock it after you picked up your mail.  I have seen some mailboxes that appear never to be locked.  You can see this very easily by the position of the key slot. I'm sure the thieves know this also.

Be vigilant and report suspicious activities by strangers around our mailboxes immediately to the Police by calling 911.

July 9, 2005

"The Endless Summer" AWNA Picnic & Potluck on Saturday, August 27th!

You're invited to thee traditional "The Endless Summer" AWNA Picnic & Potluck organized by the Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association.

When: Saturday, August 27th
Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Upper Level of the Almaden Winery Park

We need volunteers for planning, shopping, coordinating the set-up, clean-up and grill chefs. Please contact Jim directly if you like to volunteer.

More details in the Flyer, click link below.

E Flyer

August 2005

Chambertin/Touraine/Treviso 4-Way STOP Intersection!

Dear neighbors,

It has been observed at several occasions that some people ignore the STOP sign and drive right through. The STOP signs are there for a reason. Be aware that next to the intersection is the toddler playground!  You get the message...

Please STOP for the safety of our children!

July 1, 2005

AWNA Community Garage Sale on Saturday, July 16th!

The Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association sponsored community garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 16th. This is where we'll be placing advertising in the newspaper and setting up signs. This is an opportunity for homeowners in the neighborhood to hold a garage sale on the same day. Cost per homeowner that wants to participate is $10 to cover the costs for advertising and signage.
Pretty good deal!
Coordinating this activity is neighbor Jim Graham. Look for additional information very soon. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Jim directly.

E Flyer

05/06/2005

AWNA Youth Lot Ribbon Cutting and Picnic on Saturday, May 14th, 2005 (11:00am - 2:30pm)

Join Councilmember Nancy Pyle, the city of San Jose, Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association and the Youth Lot Committee for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly built Youth Lot.

Picnic & Potluck

AWNA will supply Hot Dogs & Beverages, please bring a dish to share.  For more information or volunteer to assist with the event please contact Dede Smullen.

Click here for the flyer.

05/04/2005

Another fun AWNA Girlfriend Time event on Thursday, May 12th, 2005 (7:00pm - 8:30pm)

More “Girlfriend Time” opportunities for woman in our community to get together to relax & rejuvenate.

Details in the Event Section

05/04/2005

Dear Neighbors, please join us at the AWNA Meeting on Thursday, May 5th, 2005

The next Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association (AWNA) meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 PM. The "Pizza Social" starts at about 6:45 PM. Pizza and drinks will be available.

The meeting will be held in the Almaden Winery Community Center Building on Chambertin Drive, at the south end of the park.

Two major issues to discuss are planning for the upcoming Youth Lot Dedication event and AWNA picnic, and recent security related issues in the neighborhood.

 

I hope to see you there. Bring a friend or neighbor!

Agenda

04/21/2005

San Jose Public Art - Meeting Notice Fire Station No. 17

The City of San Jose is building a fire station on Blossom Hill Road across from Pioneer High School.  Please Join the City of San Jose Public Art Program. Community involvement in the selection of artists for City public art projects is the cornerstone of the success of the San Jose Public Art Program. We hope you will join us in selecting an artist that will help reflect your community and the new fire station! It's a fun evening of talking about the neighborhood, looking at artists' work, learning a bit about the new fire station, and ultimately selecting an artist.

Click here for more information from Joe Rodriguez and the flyer.

01/16/2005

Almaden Winery Community Center

Many people have asked about reserving a room for an activity at our Almaden Winery Community Center. The City's point of contact for this is Patricia Hall at (408) 979-7820 or email her at  patricia.hall@sanjoseca.gov. She will start taking reservations beginning February 1st for activities after April 1st. You will need to make an appointment with her to complete paperwork and to pay any
required rental fee. 
8 Event Rental Information Brochure.

01/28/2005

It's time for another Neighborhood Watch

It has been several years since we had the City of San Jose present to us on Neighborhood Watch - a program whose goal is to promote safety awareness in our communities. With the ongoing turnover in our neighborhood, it is time to do this again and to provide newer homeowners the awareness training to help keep their homes and our neighborhood safe. If you have participated in the program before, this provides an excellent opportunity for a refresher.  To keep our neighborhood and park safe, it requires the ongoing involvement and safety awareness of all homeowners. The AWNA is seeking an individual to help coordinate this activity with the City and set up the community meeting. The time commitment is small but the rewards are great in providing this valuable service for our neighborhood.
If you are interested in coordinating this, contact Michael Kubiniec at president@awna.org.

January 2005

San Jose Police Department Web Site for Crime Statistics

You can now view the crime stats for areas within San Jose. Link to www.sjpd.org and click on My Neighborhood and click on San Jose Police Department. Our neighborhood is in section BBB 307 or you can type in your street address.

 

 

2/03/2005

AWNA Meeting - Feb 3 at our newly renovated Community Center!

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2005

Time: 6:45PM - 8:15PM

 

Please join us for our quarterly AWNA meeting on our NEW day of the week in our newly renovated Almaden Winery Community Center!

6:45 - 7:00PM  Free Pizza Social 

7:00 - 8:15PM  Agenda Highlights 

 

** Meet Nancy Pyle (Leland Wilcox acted for Nancy Pyle): District 10 new Councilmember, and her staff.

     - Learn what is new for the City and our District

     - Voice concerns

     - Q & A Session

** Meet Traci Tokunaga, the Almaden Winery Community Center Building Supervisor.

     - Learn about upcoming programs and events!

     - Learn about rental details

     - Share community compliments, concerns and ask questions.

** Youth Lot Construction Status

And more....


12/02/04

December Newsletter

The latest AWNA Newsletter is just off the press. Click here to read it.

Go to the MEETINGS page to find previous issues of the AWNA Newsletters.


11/23/04

Santa's Helpers Needed for Almaden Winery Park Christmas Tree Decorating

Once again, Tresor Neighbor Nancy Sakal is leading the charge in decorating our park Christmas Tree. We need a few more of Santa's Helpers to help decorate the tree.

Decorating is scheduled for December 18 at 10am, rain or shine. It should only take just a couple of hours to complete the tree. If you'd be interested in helping bring some festive lighting to our park, please join in the fun. Please contact Nancy if you can help out.

By the way, if it just happens to be raining on December 18, please show up so we can work out the reschedule date and time.  Also, if you have a tall ladder, please bring it!

Thanks!


11/01/04

Almaden Winery Community Center Ribbon Cutting -Ceremony - December 11, 2004

The long awaited renovation of the Almaden Winery Administration Building to a multi-purpose community center is nearing completion. The project includes converting the first floor office space into two large multi-purpose rooms, two activity rooms, and a preschool room. The current kitchen will be upgraded to accommodate catering large parties and gatherings. When complete, the Almaden Winery Community Center will provide classes and programs for the local neighborhood.

A community celebration and ribbon cutting will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, December 11th.
The center is located at 5730 Chambertin Drive, just off Blossom Hill Road.


10/18/04

Christmas Trees in Vineland, Vintage and Tresor

If you are interested to get a Christmas tree for your front lawn or a common area
in front of your house, here is a convenient way to order one.  It will be delivered
to your door step and even setup if you wish.

Click here for more details.
 


10/24/04

AWNA Wreath Sales

Since the fundraising for the youth lot has been completed, the AWNA is selling
24" s at cost for only $14.00 a piece.   Click here to order your wreath that will
be delivered to your door in mid December.

>> Orders are due November 2nd!  Don't delay or you'll miss out! <<


09/29/04

9th Annual Halloween Party & Parade

Planning is underway for our 9th Annual Halloween Party and Parade on October 30, 2004.
There will also be a pumpkin carving contest, games, prizes and more...

We are still in need for volunteers! Please contact Mike Kubiniec at 445-2644 to offer
your assistance.

>> Don't forget to decorate your "Haunted House" for Halloween. <<


09/14/04

Remember the AWNA Summer Picnic in the Park?

Finally, some pictures are now available from this great event! Click here and see for yourself.


09/30/04

Upcoming AWNA Meeting

The next AWNA Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 5th, 6:45 PM at the Vineland Library Community Activities Room. We have invited the two candidates running for the District 10 Council seat: Rich De La Rosa and Nancy Pyle. They will be more than happy to answer your questions.


09/15/04

September Newsletter

The latest AWNA Newsletter is just off the press. Click here to read it.

Go to the MEETINGS page to find previous issues of the AWNA Newsletters.


08/12/04

Almaden Winery Park Youth Lot groundbreaking ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new youth lot at the Almaden Winery Park will take place, on Saturday, August 28, 2004, at 12:30p during our annual AWNA community picnic.


07/27/04  UPDATE!

Save the date for the next AWNA Meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 in the community room of the Vineland branch library. Meeting starts at 7:00pm and concludes at approx. 8:30pm.  4Agenda


07/27/04

Girlfriend Time in the Winery (July 27th - August 5th)

More “Girlfriend Time” opportunities to get together to Relax & Rejuvenate for woman in our community. 4more


07/12/04

The latest from the Youth Lot Fundraiser!

We are getting close!  There are only a few more pavers left.  By July 31st, 2004 we need to have sold all pavers, so construction for the new Youth Lot can begin.

If you haven't reserved Your personalized Paver yet, please download or print the Order Form and fill it out. Clear instructions are on the form itself.  For more information about the fundraiser click here.

Note: In order to view and/or print the order form you need the free Acrobat Reader installed on your PC or Mac.


07/07/04

Added information to the "Events Section" about the Community Picnic, scheduled for August 28, 2004 4more


07/02/04

Added update on the Youth Lot Project in the "Projects Section". 4more


06/28/04

Added June '04 AWNA Newsletter (Volume 9 - Issue 3). See "Meetings Section".  4more


07/08/04

Your help is needed!  Mulching Days In Almaden Winery Park - This coming Weekend! 4more


05/12/04

Added information about a June 2nd public hearing on the naming of the new Almaden Branch Library to the event section [more]


05/03/04

EVENT- Groundbreaking Celebration for new Almaden Community Center on Saturday, May 22, 2004

Click here for the invitation to the Groundbreaking Celebration for the New Almaden Community Center and Branch Library. Time: 11:00AM,  Location: 6455 Camden Avenue.  For more information, please call 408-794-1400 or visit www.newsanjoselibraries.com


04/27/04

NEW DATE!  AWNA Neighborhood Association Meeting

Date:      Tuesday, May 4, 2004
Time:      7:00 - 8:30PM - Pizza Social starts at 6:45PM

Location: Vineland Library Community Activities Room

Please join us for a *free* pizza social followed by our quarterly AWNA Neighborhood Association Meeting.

  • Learn what is happening in and around our neighborhood from reports by City of San Jose staff, e.g. Winery Building Remodel update and more ...

  • Get updates on construction plans for the Youth Lot.

  • Find out about upcoming neighborhood activities for kids and adults.

  • Stay informed, become involved!

See Agenda


04/26/04

ALERT!  Vandalism In Our Neighborhood

Please read the Message from our AWNA President!


04/24/04

EVENT  -  16th Annual Children's Fantasy Faire
This event is great family fun, supports a good cause and it's free!

The 16th annual Children's Fantasy Faire presented by the Los Gatos Parent Nursery School takes place on Saturday, May 1 from 10:00am - 5:00pm on the Los Gatos High School front lawn (20 High School Court, off E. Main).

There are games (targeted towards preschool and early elementary age), pony rides, food, raffles, a silent auction and free entertainment including Happy Birds, Gerald Joseph the Magician, and the Stanford Band. Fun for the entire family is guaranteed and admission is FREE!

All profits go to support Los Gatos Parent Nursery School, a developmental co-op learning environment, and part of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation Department, Adult Education Division of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District. For more information see www.lgparentnursery.org or call 408-354-1433.


03/18/04

MOTHERS' GROUP BUILDS ALMADEN PLAYGROUND - Check out this S.J. Mercury News report at http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/8215993.htm


02/24/04

Added information about the Opening of the Guadalupe Trail on Saturday, February 28 to the  Events Page.


02/12/04

Added information about the Grand Re-Opening of Community Policing Center at Westfield Oakridge Mall to the Events Page.


02/05/04 

Updated the Events Page. See what is happening in our community, e.g. Planting Day, Story Times at Library, etc.

Added a Link to the Almaden Resident Community Newspaper to the Community Page.


02/05/04 

Updated the Events Page. See what is happening in our community, e.g. Planting Day, Story Times at Library, etc.

Added a Link to the Almaden Resident Community Newspaper to the Community Page.


01/29/04

Posted the new January '04 issue of the AWNA Newsletter in the Meetings Section.


01/28/04

Come and join us at the next AWNA Meeting on February 4th. For the new location and agenda, click here.

Added Meeting Minutes from last AWNA Meeting (12/2003) and Park Committee Meeting (01/2004)


01/19/04

Read what the San Jose Mercury News had to say about the opening of the Vineland Branch Library.


01/18/04

Posted the Almaden Garden Master Plan
Developed by the California Polytechnic State University


01/17/04

Added page with pictures from the Vineland Branch Library Grand Opening

Updated Community Page with new information


12/18/03

Added letter from Pat Dando about the Almaden Winery Building


12/14/03

Re-launch of AWNA Website

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