Archive for October, 2013

SJPD Officers gather at Jeffrey Fontana Park


Were you were wondering why there were so many Police Officers at the Park Monday morning?  They had come to pay their respects and remember their fellow Officer, Jeffrey Fontana.  Officer Fontana, for whom the park is named, was at the age of 24 when he was killed by gunfire in the line of duty on October 28, 2001.




Once again, its time to pick up our shovels and pruning shears and tackle the overgrowth at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park. We are continuing the effort started during the Great American Litter Pick Up back in April. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, please join us on Saturday, October 19th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Tools, gloves, snacks, water, and coffee will be provided. You are more than welcome to bring your own gardening tools, but no power tools. Tennis shoes and long pants are suggested. If you’d like more information contact Rayshelle at or call 408-535-4910.

Trees Trimmed

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Here are pictures of some of the trees trimmed at Oakglen Way from Meridian to Burchell. Thirty eight trees were trimmed. The trimming was done for health, safety and appearance.  In addition,  a lot of the trees will now be safer from PG&E as their clearances from the high voltage lines were substantially increased.
The City paid for the work and thanks to Peggy Rudd of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services (PRNS) who was instrumental in making this happen.

Martin-Fontana Parks Association (MFPA) Priorities Feedback

Members of MFPA, neighbors and users of TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana Parks, we need your input to prioritize park issues.  At the Sept. 4th MFPA Board of Directors meeting, the following park priorities were identified for the next couple years.  We would like your feedback on these priorities to help us validate our choices/identify other priorities that are important to the community. Once we have your feedback compiled, we will report back to the community the findings in the form of a finalized list of projects to be budgeted for 2014.

Please take a few minutes to rank priorities using the online tool, and write in any other issues.  It’s quick and easy and compiles the results for us.  

All surveys need to be received by Oct 21.

If you Do Not have inter-net access you can fill in the form below and mail to:

Larry Sasscer

5930 Weimar Ave

San Jose, CA 95120