West End, RR Sq & St. Rose News

Sep 10, 2010 in Neighbor News

Interesting news tidbits:

Citizen’s Police Academy– Are you interested in learning about the S.R.P.D., its policies and practices? Apply for The Citizen’s Police Academy. Many topics will be covered such as the Criminal Justice System, Patrol Policies and Procedures, Criminal Investigations,  Neighborhood Oriented Policing and  Crime Prevention.  Police  provide the instruction. Academy participants are selected from applications submitted by interested citizens.   Classes begin on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, and run every Wednesday evening  until November 17, 2010. There are two Saturday classes on Sept. 25th, and October 16th. So hurry up and apply online Click Here! West End resident, Sher Ennis will be attending.  We look forward to her sharing her knowledge with the neighborhood.

September 13th, Monday- Prince Memorial Greenway Maintenance– After 10 years, the plants and habitat along the Prince Greenway are doing well… so well in fact that the thick vegetation now compromises the Greenway’s flood capacity. Starting on Sept. 13th, Water Agency crews will begin to trim up and thin out trees downstream of Hwy 101. Sections of the pathway on the North side of the creek will be closed to public access. Pathways on the south side will remain open and alternate routes will be posted. Staff will be on hand to direct and assist people through the detours.  Would you like to know more about  or even help protect and enhance the Creek? Join the Creek Stewardship Program. Click Here for info!

St. Rose Neighborhood News– Have you noticed that the building on the corner of 7th and A St. (once known as the Soggy Doggy) was torn down? The Sonoma County Museum plans a new Sculpture Garden and Program Space in its place. There will be a fenced garden area for museum visitors,  expanded program space for the museum’s family days and special events. It will also feature sculpture from the museum’s collections and the work of regional artists. So. Co. Museum

Very Cozy- The Street Pole Sweater project has become a reality. This art project, spearheaded by Justine Malone, was a joint effort of sponsors,  knitters and those who donated yarn. When you get a chance, walk down to Railroad Square and check it out.  For more info Cast Away Yarn Shop in Railroad Square. See Press Democrat article

A "Sweatered" street pole

A "Sweatered" street pole

New Parking Pay Stations in Railroad Square– Railroad Square now have those new parking meters like the ones downtown. The machines take coins or debit/credit cards. West Enders can simply continue to walk to Railroad Square- our own “downtown”.

Kawasaki films commercial in downtown Santa Rosa and Wilson StreetPress Democrat

Support the West End Neighborhood Association. Pay your yearly dues ($10 suggested, but any amount appreciated) by Pay Pal on the West End Neighborhood website. Click Here!