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Candlelight Vigil In memory of the 26 who died in the Sandy Hook shootings, and in solidarity with their survivors. Sunday, December 23rd at 5:00 p.m. By the Willow Glen Elementary School Christmas Tree Rain or shine (If it's raining buckets, we'll reschedule) Bring candles & lighters Bring flashlights & umbrellas Memorial signs are welcome, but NO political (pro-gun or pro-gun control) signs, please. We will gather by the WGE Christmas tree at Lincoln & Minnesota, walk down Lincoln to Willow, cross, and then walk back.

Please join your Willow Glen neighbors for a Candlelight Vigil In memory of the 26 who died in the Sandy Hook shootings, and in solidarity with their survivors. Sunday, December 23rd at 5:00 p.m. By the Willow Glen Elementary School Christmas Tree Rain or shine (If it’s raining buckets, we’ll reschedule) Bring candles & lighters … Read more

Willow Glen Town Square fountain at night

After returning from a month’s summer vacation and finally getting my computer up and running (thank you, Dear Husband!) after it crashed three months ago, I’m marveling at all the positive changes happening here in Willow Glen. The newly-constructed Willow Glen Town Square complex has quickly filled with new and old tenants, which — along with … Read more

willowglenbook

I sure wish I could afford to buy this (VERY expensive) book about Willow Glen. Hey neighbors — have any of you seen this book? Written by April H. Halberstadt in 1997, The Willow Glen Neighborhood: Then and Now looks interesting. Unfortunately, Amazon.com has only one copy left, and they’re asking for $225.00. Though at 100 … Read more

Renoir's "Waltz" with couple dancing.

How we can make it even MORE fun! Dancin’ on the Avenue has been a much-loved Willow Glen tradition for the past 17 years. Unfortunately, some neighbors weren’t feeling the love in 2011 and 2012.  I perused various posts from neighbors on the Willow Glen Back Fence eList and Willow Glen Charm‘s facebook page, and they … Read more

Dancing on the Avenue 2012 -- Style Notebook.

Inspirational looks from the stylin’ folks at this year’s Dancin’ on the Avenue in Willow Glen (held on June 23rd, 2012). Congratulations and thank you to the Willow Glen Business Association for a successful, but lower-key, Dancin’ on the Avenue! This year’s event was busy, fun, and festive as the crowds cheerfully enjoyed the food, … Read more

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed

My response to reader Paul Sprague’s comments on my previous post on pension reform. Dear Paul, thank you for reading my previous post, Five reasons why pension reform is a TERRIBLE idea, and for your thoughtful comments (which appear in their entirety below the afore-linked post). I’ve responded to your individual points below: Paul: you … Read more

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed

Nation watches as San Jose voters dismantle benefits for public employees As California goes, so goes the nation Pension Reform – author unknown As a conservative friend of liberal blogger Justin Rosario asked, “Why should public sector jobs be better than private sector jobs?” San Jose voters apparently asked the same question, while casting their … Read more