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Willow Glen

Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA)

Willow Glen Business and Professional Association (WGBPA)

Willow Glen in Motion

The Willow Glen Resident: weekly newspaper covering Willow Glen

The Willow Glen Times: monthly newspaper for Willow Glen

Palm Haven district

Willow Glen Middle School

Willow Glen Farmer's Market

Central Valley Youth Soccer League (Willow Glen, Cambrian and Rose Garden)

Books for Treats (give useful treats for Halloween rather than candy)

information on street Christmas trees

WGNA's Los Gatos Creek Urban Stream Restoration Project (1993)

WGNA's Illegal Tree Removal meeting (2007)

San Jose's 1984 study on revitalizing Lincoln Avenue

San Jose

Official City of San Jose web site

SJ Neighborhood Commission notes

San Jose Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

City Arborist (tree-trimming permits)

Neighborhood Development Center (City of San Jose)

Walk San Jose (new organization promoting a more pedestrian & bike friendly city)

San Jose Departments (airport, code enforcement, police, library, etc.)

Interact San Jose

Guadalupe River Park and Gardens

Unofficial SJ site (with many links)

Then & Now: photos of downtown San Jose in 1975 and 2006

Index of area restaurants

The San Jose Mercury News

The San Francisco Chronicle (SFGate)


School test results ("Star 9")

Home schooling:

California Dept of Education California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) site:

Willow Glen Middle & High School Foundation (a private non-profit dedicated to raising funds to enhance academic program):

Santa Clara County School District Web site, information is only for public schools:

The California Dept of Education,


Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Parks (w/ maps of all parks)

Midpeninsula Regional Openspace District (w/ hiking trail maps)

The Bay Trail (w/ trail maps)

The Bay Area Ridge Trail

California Parks

National Park Service

Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD)

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority: bus routes and train schedules, bike route maps, and more.

SF Bay Regional Transit Information: trains, buses, airports, ferries, etc.

State / National

U S Post Office: postal rates, look up zip codes, etc.

League of Women Voters (with sample ballots and voter registration)

California Voter Foundation (nonpartisian website w/ links to Proposition Pro & Con sites, election results), w/ phone area codes, maps, etc.

Other connections

United Neighborhoods: includes links to other neighborhood associations

Almaden Valley Community Association

The Alviso Community

Burbank Community Association

Holiday Lake Estates (Morgan Hill)

North Willow Glen (North Willow Glen is the area to the immediate north and east of Palm Haven)

Northside Neighborhood Association

The Rose Garden Neighborhood Association

VEP Neighborhood Assoc. (near Branham and Snell)

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (bicycle advocacy)

Victorian Preservation Association: information about historic homes in the area, and "how-to" information for home owners

Preservation Action Council of San Jose  (PAC*SJ)   (408) 998-8105   Maintaining neighborhood continuity through historic preservation. 

Local Weather

Radar Doppler map (rain)

More detailed info and flood warnings

Current wind patterns in the Bay Area

Earthquakes in the Bay Area (w/ immediate updates)

Weather forecast (from San Jose Mercury News)

 Government Representatives


Pierluigi Oliverio, SJ Dist. 6 (generally north of Curtner)

Don Roche, SJ Dist. 9 (generally south of Curtner)


County Supervisor George Shirakawa (Dist. 2, generally east of Meridian)

County Supervisor Ken Yeager (Dist. 4, generally west of Meridian)


State Assembly Member Jim Beall, email

State Senator Elaine Alquist

Governor Jerry Brown


Senator Diane Feinstein

Senator Barbara Boxer

Representative Zoe Lofgren (represents eastern Willow Glen area)

Representative Mike Honda (represents western Willow Glen area)

write e-mail to: President Barack Obama

write e-mail to: Vice President Joe Biden


National "Do Not Call" phone registry: Registry Home

Consumer protection:

DA's consumer protection unit

State contractor consumer protection

How to check out contractor, real estate, and insurance licenses:

Contractors -- including painting, remodeling, fences, and yard work:

Real Estate:



Thnx to Curt and Martin for links and updates!
Last revised (partially) 7/3/10, 7/18/12 by LLA

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