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Update on the I280/I880/Stevens Creek Improvements

Improvements to the interchange where the 280 and 880 freeways and Stevens Creek Boulevard meet are finally nearing completion. Please visit the VTA website for more details.

Questions may be addressed to Cheryl Phelps, VTA Public Communications Specialist, at (408) 321-5820 or email at

Visit our new Facebook page

The new RGNPA Facebook page is now up and under construction. Please visit and interact with your neighbors. Post any local content and be sure to "like" us.

Tell us what you think

The current RGNPA leadership team would like to solicit your feedback on how we can improve our service to the Rose Garden Neighborhood.

The Rose Garden neighborhood is the best neighborhood in San Jose and your feedback will help us continue our mission to improve the neighborhood we call home.

Click here to take the survey

It's Official - San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is "America's Best"

It's Official - The All-America Rose Selections first nationwide contest to select the best public rose garden in the USA is completed.

After three months of voting, a panel of experts evaluated the top 10 gardens and selected a winner based on beauty, creativity and the garden's overall contribution to its community - and we are proud to be selected #1 in the nation!

Read the AARS press release and Mercury News article at Friends of the San Josť Rose Garden web site.

Reminder: Annual dues are due Nov. 1

Please remember to pay your annual dues. Your membership fee of $15 per year allows us to produce the Rose Garden News and host events throughout the year that help bring the neighborhood together and improve the quality of Rose Garden life.

You can pay at the meeting or pay online here


Interested in volunteering in the Rose Garden?

Visit Friends of the San Josť Rose Garden web site.

Greenbelt Alliance Outings

A series of hikes and tours around the Bay Area, ranging from beginner to ardent hiker. Info

Local Development Projects

The S/HPNA Planning and Land Use 2008 Report

Street Beautification in Transit Oriented Corridors

Click here for an article from S/HPNA on Street Beautification in Transit Oriented Corridors

Rose Garden Mom's Group

Park days, Mom's night out, and more! Info

High Speed Train System

Planning is underway for the San Francisco to San Jose portion of the proposed HST system. Info

Property Tax Scam

You may have received flyers offering to help you lower your assessed value - for a fee. But the Assessor's Office already does this for free. Info

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse is a growing concern in the valley. Plus there is a new concern that there are scam groups targeting elder people that sound like a government agency. If you believe you know someone who is being subjected to elder abuse or feel you are being abused, please look here for more details.

A related website has information on How to Spot Overmedication in Nursing Homes

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