Hwy 101 End Date

Posted May 12, 2007 by northjcneighbors
Categories: Uncategorized

The completion date for expansion work on HWY 101 has been move to April 2009, according the the Press Democrat. Apparently the CalTrans web site has had it listed incorrectly as Fall 2008 for a while and recently realized their mistake. The three-year project started in the spring of 2006.


New Whole Foods to Herald Coddingtown Changes?

Posted May 12, 2007 by northjcneighbors
Categories: Zoning/Land Use

The Press Democrat reports that Whole Foods Market, the nation’s largest organic grocer, plans to open a second Santa Rosa store at Coddingtown Mall in the 50,000 sq. ft. space formerly occupied by Ralph’s. The new store, expected to open in the fall of 2008, will be twice the size of Whole Foods’ existing Santa Rosa location on Yulupa Avenue.

Brad Baker, president of Codding Investments, which in 2005 sold half its interest in the mall to Simon Property Group, the nation’s largest mall developer, said he hopes the addition of Whole Foods will convince Simon to move forward on a major facelift for the mall, which opened in 1962.

One preliminary version submitted to Santa Rosa officials called for an $85 million facelift that included a $27 million parking garage, a fourth anchor store, renovation of 225,000 square feet of the mall and the addition of 50,000 square feet of smaller retail shops.

Next NJCNA General Meeting May 15

Posted May 2, 2007 by northjcneighbors
Categories: Uncategorized

The next general meeting of the North JC Neighborhood Association will be held May 15 at the Steele Lane Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join Us and meet your neighbors! This meeting was originally scheduled for May 8 but was moved to not conflict with the public hearings on changes to the Long’s Drugs at Steele and Mendocino (see below).

Lynn Woolsey to Visit Community Center

Posted May 2, 2007 by northjcneighbors
Categories: Uncategorized


We will have some political celebrities in the ‘hood May 5th. Lynn Woolsey, our Congressional Representative, will be hosting a Congressional Roundtable to discuss the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), and in particular how it would impact current labor organizing efforts for the Saint Joseph’s Health System here in Sonoma County.Two special guests, Congressman George Miller, Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton Administration and NPR commentator, are scheduled to attend.Priscilla Yaeger and Mito Gonzales will discuss the issues SJHS workers have faced while attempting to organize. The panel will discuss how the EFCA would provide stronger protections and a fairer process than current law.

It’s at Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, California
Saturday May 5, 2007, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Paulin Creek Preserve Walk

Posted May 2, 2007 by northjcneighbors
Categories: Environment

As you may recall, Paulin Creek flows between out neighborhood and the County Center. Now get an inside look at this beautiful piece of urban open space east of us near Sutter Hospital, protected with help from the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. We’ll explore the preserve, including its riparian and creek habitats, highlighting its easy trails & botanical diversity.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2007
Time: mid day
Reservations: Email outings@landpaths.org or call Landpaths Event Line 524-9318.

Open House at Steele Lane School

Posted May 2, 2007 by northjcneighbors
Categories: Steele Lane School

Steele Lane Elementary School holds its annual Open House on Thursday, May 10. Come check out the school and meet parents, teachers and students.

5:30 -7:00 p.m. – Pot Luck, Plant Sale and Basket Fundraiser

7:00-8:00 p.m. – Visit Classrooms

Contact the school for more information, 522-3260.

Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale, May 19 & 20

Posted May 2, 2007 by northjcneighbors
Categories: Social

Mark your calendar. The NJCNA is promoting a neighborhood-wide yard sale and will post signs on Steele Lane directing people into our neighborhood. We will also place notices announcing the sale in Craig’s List and in the Press Democrat. This is the perfect time to clean out our closets during spring cleaning. And don’t forget how much fun it is to meet your neighbors and to see what’s been stashed in their garages. For further information call Phyllis Sutter 579.2868