News in the ‘Hood

Oct 10, 2011 in Clean-up, Miscellany, Neighbor News

News tidbits from the West End and Railroad Square

The West End Neighborhood was recognized by the City of Santa Rosa for participating in their Park Clean Up and Improvement Program. The West End has adopted the DeMeo Bocce courts. Every spring, neighbors organize a clean up of the courts and park. The courts are tended during the bocce season. West End Neighbors also were instrumental in establishing and maintaining the Vintage Rose Garden and Dog Park at DeTurk Round Barn Park. Great job!

Spring cleanup

Spring cleanup

DeMeo Park Bulletin Board– Speaking of neighbors improving our parks, DeMeo Park has a new bulletin board- actually it is a reuse of the bulletin board that used to be at DeTurk Round Barn park. Thanks to David Ernst and Allen Thomas for installing it. Go by and check it out!

Thanks Dave & Allen!

Thanks Dave & Allen!

Movie Maker: Catherine DePrima’s son Marshall Cook will be screening his movie- Division 3, Football’s Finest in Santa Rosa on Thursday, November 10th at the Roxy Theatre at 7:30pm. There will be a Q&A with Marsh and Andy Dick.  Division 3 is a college football movie with Andy Dick, Will Sasso, Mo Collins, Will Sasso, Debra Wilson and more. You can get ticket’s on line at They’re only $10 and Marshall’s split is going toward a Charity. Not bad for a boy who used to live on Boyce Street!

Snoopy in S. Korea– Santa Rosa’s “Sister City” in South Korea is Jeju Island. For many years, Don Taylor (restaurant owner of Omelette Express) has forged a relationship between our two cities. Don has been instrumental in getting the first Peanut statue in all of Korea. The statue is a beautiful rendition of Snoopy in bronze and he will be placed on a Korean dog house of black lava stone with a red sand stone roof. To see photos go to Omelette Express. Omelette Express is a sponsor of the West End Neighborhood Association. Thank-you!

New Raw Bar at the Steakhouse– Stark’s Steakhouse’s well-known Happy Hour, delicious beef or a light bite later in the evening makes it a favorite destination for West Enders. With their revamped menu, we can now look forward to enjoying sustain­able seafood. Check out the new raw bar through the window as you enter the dining room, where you will see sea­food chefs shucking their hearts out daily. Stark’s Steakhouse is located at 521 Adam’s Street in a historic restaurant site that was loving restored and improved by Mark & Terri Stark. Stark’s is also a West End Neighborhood Association sponsor. Thank-you!

PhotosChop’s Teen Club Photos from 10th Anniversary celebration and Evening of Innovative art. Click here!

The Bones are a hit

New to You Shop- The Assistance League will have a a brand new mural on their building on the Adams Street side. It will look like old fashioned shop windows and besides bring a little life to that side of their building, it will hopefully deter tagging. The Assistance League has made many improvements to their building. West Enders appreciate the renovation and enjoy having the shop right in the neighborhood. The Assistance League is a sponsor of the West End Neighborhood Association. Thank-you!

Wine Down Thursdays- Don’t forget that every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. is Wine Down Thursday’s at D’Argenzio’s Winery. This Thursday will feature jazzy caberet music from The Moonbeams, 4 food trucks and, of course, D’Argenzio wines. It’s a great place to socialize, eat and drink.  Well behaved dogs are invited to hang out too!  Facebook Location: Santa Rosa Vintner’s Square Cleveland Ave. Time: 5- 9 p.m. D’Argenzio Fine Wines is a West End Neighborhood Association Sponsor. Thank-you!

New restaurantIron Stone California Casual Cuisine serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Opening October 3rd in Historic Railroad Square. Iron Stone is located in the Historic Hotel La Rose at308 Wilson Street Open 7 days 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Rail Cars- For many years, there have been four rail cars sitting on the SMART site. In September 2010, two of the rail cars left for their new home with the Timber Heritage Association. Another railcar was moved this month and the last one has been moved to the center or the SMART site waiting for it’s day to move to it’s new home Before you know it- they will be gone.  For more info on their new home: Timber Heritage Association.

The West End Neighborhood where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click Here!