SHPNA Disapproves of Planned Greenspace Pave Over

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SHPNA (the Shasta Hanchett Neighborhood Park Association) is very disappointed in SJUSD’s (San Jose Unified School District’s) plans to pave over a significant portion of the greenspace parkland at the Hester/DCP campus.  We shared our position and offered suggestions with the School District and the Board of Education, clearly stating we do not support the proposal,…

Water Restrictions

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Effective June 15, 2015, San Jose Water Company (SJWC) will implement a mandatory program aimed at reducing usage by 30%. Pursuant to Executive Order B-29-15 by the Governor of the State of California, and by orders by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), San Jose Water Company filed Advice…

Protected Bikeways

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Recently, Governor Brown signed into law the Protected Bikeways Act, allowing cities to build bike lanes that are protected from car traffic by a physical barrier, like a planter, curb, post or parked car. Help the California Bicycle Coalition get the word out to cities that a new state law allows them to build protected…

Moving Downtown College Prep

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The following is a letter written recently by a concerned Rose Garden resident with the proposed campus changes at Hoover Middle School.   To: Fellow Rose Garden Residents From: Ogden. Lilly Regarding: Hoover Middle. School There is a proposal by the San Jose Unified School District that will impact our neighborhood. Downtown College Prep, a charter…

Tree Grants

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If you have a need for a tree on your park strip or another location on your property and not sure how to pay for it you can apply for a grant. Our City Forest who plants hundreds of trees a year in San Jose has an application process to apply for a tree grant.…