For several years the TJ Martin Park Neighborhood Association has lobbied the City District 10 Councilmember to install a safer crossing light at the corner of Meridian and Oak Glen Way. Last year, members of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association and the Villas HOA joined in to support their effort.
Work will be completed soon. We invite you to attend the opening of the new Crosswalk announced by District 10 Councilmember Johnny Khamis and his staff. New flashing beacons and bulbout curb extensions for pedestrian safety will have been installed. The opening will be on Thursday the 23rd at 9:30 am.
Thanks to TJMPN, MFPA, and the Villas HOA for all their hard work in achieving this goal!
“Realtor volunteers join forces with MFPA to improve, maintain Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden” by Jeanne C. Carbone, Managing Editor of the Almaden Times.
Read more here: Front page, second page.
County Code Enforcement has given PG&E permission to remove five “hazardous” Monterey pine trees in Cambria as part of the utility’s periodic “reliability program” of trimming and removing vegetation that could interrupt electrical service and pose a hazard to people and property.
Read more here: PG&E gets OK to cut pines | The Cambrian | SanLuisObispo.com.
SCCAOR Volunteers (left to right) Al Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Theresa Allen, Melanie Ventura, Carl San Miguel, Lucy Ramos, Gary Peralta, Linda Soto, Tom Leaks, Gavin (Grandson of Sateesh Lele), Doug Keeler, Dave Walsh, Neil Collins, Grace Garland, Ramzey Amireh, Sateesh Lele, Don Tornincasa, Jessica Hooley, Mitch Hooley, Cinda Hoyt, Jason Skowronski, and Gloria Ashdown.
A group of volunteers from the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR) worked in the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden on McAbee planting 32 new rose bushes and other plants to replace those lost over the last three years since the garden was established. SCCAOR has pledged to weed, replace plants if necessary, and generally keep the garden looking beautiful by working on it twice a year for three years. Not only are they providing the labor, they awarded MFPA with a grant of $3000 over the next three years to cover all the costs of maintance and plant replacement. The Almaden Valley Nursery provided the plants, purchased by MFPA at a 40% discount. This was truly a community working together to achieve a beautiful result.
The Petree Family
PJ, Sydney, & Megan all pitch in to plant some roses.
A group headed up by District 10 Councilman Johnny Khamis and his staff worked with MFPA in the Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, adjacent to Jeffrey Fontana Park to clear away dead brush and trees that were encroaching upon the treasured Blue Oaks and Valley Oaks in the preserve. They cleaned up litter and cleared all the walking trails throughout the natural Oak park.
Eating a well deserved lunch.
Johnny and his staff was nice enough to provide lunch for all the volunteers.