Archive for July 6th, 2013

Goodbye Weeds, Gophers, and Sprinkler Repairs

Theodora  & Tom Morse

Theodora & Tom Morse

For the last quite a few months Larry Sasscer and I have been corresponding directly with PRNS to address the gopher, irrigation and weed issues for TJ Martin Park. Although the contractor has caught well over 100 gophers the last two months, I think he is far outnumbered by the “furry” creatures. We have recommended using the Rodenator or a carbon monoxide generator but PRNS doesn’t want to use them. July starts the new fiscal year and PRNS has to determine what funds they will have available in the coming months. Although park employees Louie and Joyce have other parks to take care off,  they have really stepped up the irrigation, sprinkler repairs, trimming trees and eradication of the weeds. The park is looking a lot better.

On another note, we are selling our home and have purchased a home at The Villages, which is the +55 gated community located in the Evergreen area. We have lived here for 35 years and have some very fond memories, which we will always cherish.


Tom Morse

Tom Morse

Some observations by Pat Pizzo

Pat Pizzo

Pat Pizzo

Some observations of the T.J. Martin, Guadalupe Oak Grove and J. Fontana Parks:

My name is Pat Pizzo and I spend some hours in these parks since 2010 as part of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association (MFPA) and I wish to share some observations.   These are my personal observations and do not necessarily reflect the views of MFPA or its executive board.

Our parks are connected; and events in one may influence events in the other.  That is why I have included Guadalupe Oak Grove Park.

For the rest of Pat’s comments click here.

Guadalupe Oak Grove Park Clean Up July 6, 8 am to noon


Join Councilman Johnny Khamis, the Parks Dept, community members and volunteer groups pruning trees and removing coyote brush.  Meet near the restroom at the Thorntree Entrance and Parking Lot.

Please wear  appropriate clothing and shoes. Gloves and limited tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well, such as pruning tools and rakes  (no power tools).  Water, coffee, and snacks will be provided to all volunteers by District 10. If you have any questions, please contact Rayshelle at or call 408-535-4910. We hope to see you there!

Note:  If you are interested check out Guadalupe Oak Grove Park’s Master Plan.