Some people in my family think the house magically cleans itself and the clothes magically appear clean and folded in their drawers however, I know better…
Daniel Nunez is a Willow Glen native and attended Schallenberger and WG Middle School and is in his third year working FULL TIME to keep Lincoln Ave. clean and pristine. I was shocked to learn that Daniel and/or his crew of two other people is there with his crew seven days a week from 6:00a to 2:00p. His ‘territory’ is from Minnesota to Cucino Bambino and says that mostly he picks up cigarette butts, gum and cleans up graffiti.
They are paid through the Willow Glen Business Association (through their fundraisers like DoTA and the Wine Walk) and are contracted through a company called San Jose General Building Maintenance.
If you see Daniel, be sure to say hello, he is a great guy!
A few words of wisdom from your friendly neighborhood master gardener Nancy Garrison,
who’s also one of our helpful “Neighbors in the Know!”
I wanted to urge folks to make sure to water your winter gardens, as even dormant deciduous fruit trees actually stay dormant for only a short while, maybe a month to a month and a half. Once root activity begins, the trees need some moisture to proceed with normal growth.
I will be turning the irrigation on my home orchard immediately and until we get sufficient rain. Please pray or think rain rain rain. Continuing sunshine in February does not really make another “beautiful day” as the weather people like to exclaim. We seriously need rain and need 14″. So even if we get a 1/2″, which may feel like alot of precipitation, you’ll still need to irrigate.
Check out Nancy’s “Neighbors in the Know” profile page.
One of our favorite things to do at the holiday time is drive or walk around the neighborhood and enjoy all the wonderful light displays. Every year we put together a map of Willow Glen Charm’s favorites. This is a growing map of homes so if you know of a home that makes you say ‘WOW’ please email the address to Holly@HollyBarr.com
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Willow Glen resident, Willow Glen Charm fan and self-described “weather geek” Joe Vela has a weather station at his on Newport. It is a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Personal Weather Station with with rain collector, temperature and humidity sensors and a wind gauge called an anemometer.
He sent us a really cool widget that relays the readings from his weather station so if you ever need to know exactly what the weather is here in Willow Glen, we have you covered! As you can see it provides current temperature, barometric pressure and dew point, plus the day’s high and low temps, and even current wind direction with a record of wind speed!
Click the image or right here to go see what’s going on with our weather right now.
Check out this cool map of San Jose from 1951, published by Shell Oil back when gas stations were the best way to find your way around! I know that’s 60 years ago, but I was still surprised how small San Jose was back then!
Based on where tightly packed residential streets give way to wide open tracts of land, it looks like the developed “city” pretty much ended at Husted, and there wasn’t a heck of a lot of stuff built out beyond the Middle/High school campus. Also nothing between us and the cemetary/fairgrounds. Willow Glen was pretty much a southern peninsula that extended out from the main area of the city.
Check out the high-resolution interactive map
As they put it themselves:
We line up for home tours. We brake for open houses. We peek through fences. We fantasize. We want to get in! We started Lookiloos to indulge the inner lookiloo in all of us, to showcase beautiful homes and gardens with original photos and stories, to give decorating tips and remodeling ideas and create a community to share our stories of home. Peek inside with us.
– Desiree, Julia and Sheila – Silicon Valley
Willow Glen 2.0 is a Ning-based community site, essentially a social network specific to Willow Glen, with over 1,000 members.
Willow Glen used to be its own city, but in 1936, Willow Glen residents voted 978 to 871 in favor of annexing to San Jose. The main reason had to do with Willow Glen’s poor sewage system. There was no citywide sewage system; rather, individual septic tanks were located beneath each home. Annexing to San Jose was the cheapest solution to Willow Glen’s sewage problems.