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Jan 13, 2013 in Development & projects, Entertainment, Miscellany, Neighbor News, Public Meetings

What would you do if an earthquake hit and you had to shelter in place for up to a week without power, electricity, and telephone services? Agree on a plan of action with your closest neighbors, build a kit and have a system ready to  survive and thrive. Wanna learn how? Plant to attend the COPE meeting this Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at DeTurk Round Barn.

January 17th, Thursday at 6:30 p.m.- COPE (Citizens Organize to Prepare for Emergencies) Meeting.  The West End and St. Rose neighborhoods will be joining together to prepare for disaster!  Let’s be ready to work together to survive. Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street.

C.O.P.E. Meeting

Wilson Street Improvements- At the Fall West End Neighborhood Association Meeting, Rick Moshier (City of S. R. Public Works) discussed cross walks, stop signs and future plans for improvements to our neighborhood. Neighbors were very concerned with the intersection of 6th and Wilson and two changes we discussed have already happened!  A crosswalk with Pedestrian sign has been installed across Wilson at 6th. The curb in front of TeeVax Home Appliance & Kitchen Center has been painted red. Although the red curb does reduce customer parking in front of  Tee Vax- owner Mike Montague  was fully in support of increasing safety of this intersection. (Thanks Mike!)  We are grateful for these improvements and we look forward to working with Public Works for the future improvements.

Wilson & 6th Street

DeMeo Park Update  The City of Santa Rosa will be implementing disability access improvements at DeMeo park.  New drinking fountains will be installed this spring and pathway ramp improvements will be installed in 2015.  Unfortunately, the interactive spray fountain had to be removed due to the high cost of repairs required to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Department of Health and storm water regulations. for more info: Camron Macdonald | Facilities Planning Coordinator

New Flashing Yellow Turn at Dutton and W. 9th– On January 16, 2013 Sonoma County’s first flashing yellow left-turn arrow will be installed at the intersection of West Ninth Street and Dutton Avenue.  This intersection has been the site of numerous left turn accidents where motorists attempting left turns collided with oncoming vehicles.  Installing a flashing yellow left-turn arrow at this location, will maintain the efficiency of the intersection while prompting drivers to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn from Dutton Avenue onto West Ninth Street.  Drivers who see a flashing yellow arrow when turning left, must first yield to oncoming cars, bicycles and pedestrians, before making their left turn. More info at:

Chop’s Teen Club is looking for dedicated tutors who want to see teenagers excel in middle school and high school academics. For more information email Justin Atkinson

Be a Volunteer Tutor

Good News! SMART gets $12.5 million to extend rail service to Airport Boulevard Press Democrat

Karaoke Every Tuesday Night at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Last Day Saloon. Feeling the need to express yourself…. in song? Your opportunity awaits right around the corner. Don’t be shy… bring a lot of neighbors and friends. Free event Location: Last Day Saloon  120 5th Street

The Last Day Saloon

February 12th Tuesday at 7 :20 p.m. Toad in the Hole American IPA competition So you think you can brew? Here’s your chance to compete. Location: Toad in the Hole 116 5th Street

Think You Can Brew?


Mutual Success- West End Neighborhood Sponsors are West End resident owned or West End/Railroad Square area businesses. As sponsors, they support our neighborhood’s activities and events and as loyal customers we help their businesses prosper. That’s  Micro Local success.

TEEVAX is a West End Neighborhood Sponsor

Artist and Performers : Are you a West End performer, artist or other talented individual? Don’t be shy! Share your performance dates and events with the neighborhood. We want to support you. Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at  westend