Archive for February 2007

Steele Lane Elementary

February 10, 2007

Later this spring, the NJCNA will be hosting an education forum at which Steele Lane School Principal Barry Kelly and other teachers and parents will speak about recent progress at the school and exciting new developments.  Also a survey will be sent to various preschools to try to determine what prospective parents’ needs and expectations are for Steel Lane Elementary. And a reminder that volunteers are still needed for the Reader Volunteer Program – Even ½ hour can make a big difference for the children.  Contact Randi Megordan at the school for more information.

Changes at Long’s

February 10, 2007

Long’s would like to sell half an acre on Steele Ln. and have 3 new stores developed. The Association has asked for them to open up part of Poppy Creek where it goes under the parking lot; that the access to Longs be more pedestrian friendly; that they develop more efficient lighting and more bicycle parking. Longs has committed to landscaping the parking lot. Plans are also on the table for a drive-through pharmacy. Members of the NJCNA and Landpaths have met with Longs concerning the opening of the creek – a process known as “daylighting.”

Poppy Creek Stewardship

February 10, 2007

At our January 18, 2007, Membership Meeting, LandPaths talked to us about the Poppy Creek Stewardship Program – part of their IOOBY (In Our Own Backyard) free educational program. They take children out 4 times per year to an adopted Open Space District property and to stewardship (for Steele Ln. they do their stewardship at Poppy Creek). Stewardship at Poppy Creek has been going since 2004. Otters and red-shouldered hawk sightings prove the importance of this habitat. March 7 is the next stewardship date for our neighborhood to be involved. Volunteer base would be great to water during the summer and do other maintenance.

Welcome

February 9, 2007

Welcome to the web site of the North JC Neighborhood Association in Santa Rosa, CA. Bordered by the Santa Rosa Junior College to the south and Sonoma County administrative offices to the north, the North JC neighborhood includes a mix of residents, from seniors who have been in their homes since the area was developed in the 1950s to college students attending the JC. The neighborhood features easy access to downtown and HWY 101. The northern end of the neighborhood enjoys proximity to Steele Lane Park (adjoining Steele Lane Elementary School), while the southern side of the neighborhood has easy access to the beautiful and spacious campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. In addition to national retailers along Mendocino Avenue and Steele Lane, the neighborhood is home to independent shops including The Community Market, the Last Record Store and Video Droid.