Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

OQRA General Meeting

We will have our general meeting Thursday Sept 21 at the Round Table Pizza restaurant near Santa Clara University (next to Safeway). Address is 2615 The Alameda. The meeting will start at 7 PM.

We will be discussing 8 homes on Monroe next to "the Ant Park" and we'll be discussing plans for recreating our downtown. Related to that is the proposal to build 355 apartment units at the corner of Benton and El Camino Real. 

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Aug
1
1:00 PM13:00

Franklin Street Historical Walking Tour of Original Trolley Lines

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 1:00 PM

Meet at Hungry Hound (1000 Lafayette St)

Perhaps no street within the city of Santa Clara is more important than Franklin Street. As part of the original city grid laid out in 1847, it has not changed location in over 150 years. Shops, businesses, a trolley system, and residences depended on this roadway, and the town of Santa Clara literally grew up around it.

SCU will be guiding the OQRA through an archaeological resource tour of the original trolley tracks recently uncovered on Franklin Street.  Take a last look before the trolley tracks are covered up again to create the new Franklin Street Mall.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 1:00 PM

Meet at Hungry Hound (1000 Lafayette St)

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Historic Preservation Ordinance at City Council Meeting

The Historic Preservation Ordinance going before our City Council 7/18/17 is the result of a 3-year effort by many to provide a clear and consistent process for reviewing projects that involve historic resources. This will benefit the public, staff, the Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) and Council to protect buildings, sites and their use.

In 8/13 the Santa Clara City Council created an ad hoc committee of 6 members, the Historic Preservation Ordinance Committee (HPOC), and charged it with creating this Ordinance to fairly and efficiently handle projects involving historic properties. Since Santa Clara is a Certified Local Government, any preservation ordinance requires approval by the State Office of Historic Preservation (OHP).

After studying many jurisdiction’s preservation ordinances, following OHP’s guidelines and referencing the recently adopted County of Santa Clara’s Historic Preservation Ordinance, the HPOC completed their work 9/14. The draft ordinance was a comprehensive examination of historic preservation principles and practices where none formally existed. A Study Session with City Council was held after HLC and the Planning Commission provided input. The Council, while supporting preservation efforts, was concerned about its scope and complexity and directed staff to scale back the Ordinance and return it for review before submitting it to OHP at the end of 2015. The Ordinance was approved by OHP and is now scheduled for Council’s reconsideration on 7/18/17. 

Since Santa Clara has significant historic resources, it is very important to have a Preservation Ordinance (see attached). It is also important that Council observe community support for this Ordinance via attendance at this City Council meeting at 7pm on 7/18/17 in the City Council Chambers - please attend and show your support.

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Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

575 Benton Development Proposal Community Outreach Meeting

  • Santa Clara Senior Center -- Dance Theater (map)
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The Prometheus Real Estate Group is hosting a community meeting to discuss the 575 Benton Development Proposal. This was formerly the Irvine Company Mission Town Center project.

The development consists of 355 luxury rental apartments and approximately 22,000 square feet of retail on the approximately 5.8 acre property.

This proposal is asking for 37 more units from the 318 that was approved last March when The Irvine Company was considering developing the parcel. This proposal is asking to allow the purchase of two streets, Fremont and Sherman, causing more of the original grid to be lost (Streets in Yellow). Prometheus is the current owner of the Park Central a residential development that currently covers part of Franklin and Washington (Streets in Red). The Franklin and Washington streets where Park Central currently resides are key pieces to the downtown development and this is a prime opportunity to negotiate with the developer to work out a property swap between the developer and the city. This is a very important project for the downtown area. This will be the 2nd and largest development in the downtown area in almost 30 years, and will be a crucial development in the overall plan on how the downtown area will be developed. Please come to support your community in making sure Santa Clara is developed in the best way possible for the residents.

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Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

EASTER EGG HUNT & POTLUCK IN THE PARK

OLD QUAD RESIDENT’S ASSOCIATION EASTER EGG HUNT & POTLUCK IN THE PARK
Saturday, April 8
11am – 1 pm
Fremont Park where the Senior Center is.
1303 Fremont Street in Santa Clara


All ages welcome and PLEASE bring your neighbors along!
Seating is limited so bring a blanket/folding chairs


Bring a dish to share


Bring your basket for the hunt
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

High Speed Rail presentation 6-8PM Santa Clara Women's Adobe addressing the San Jose to SF Corridor.

High Speed Rail
Your input Today will shape the future Tomorrow
(NOW = tomorrow)

 

Why should I care:  High Speed Rail (HSR) has funding to complete the environmental impact report (ERI) this year.  The decisions made this year will be valid for next 10 years even if the project is put on hold.    

Issue:  60 FT elevated HSR running through Santa Clara (think of an elevated 60 FT concrete freeway running through the skyline of the Santa Clara Foothills) or the alternative “at Grade” (ground level).    

  • 60 FT elevation does not match the City’s high-density housing vision on undeveloped property near the site (high speed rail at eye level in a five or six story building? 
  • Obstructed views of the Santa Clara Valley Foothills
  • Possible noise impact to Santa Clara residents 

Action Items: 

  • Attend the High Speed Rail presentation specifically addressing the San Jose to SF Corridor. 

When: March 14, 2017 @ 6 PM – 8 PM
Where:  Santa Clara Womans Club Adobe - 3260 The Alameda

  • Review previous presentations to have an interactive conversation at the HSR team on 3/14/2017

Santa Clara Community Working Group presentation 1/31 on the High-Speed Rail
Detailed diagrams/maps (which illustrates both long and short viaduct options
Viaduct over north San Jose
HSR Noise Dissipation

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

City Budget presentation at CAC 7PM

City of Santa Clara Finance Staff will present elements of the FY17-18 Santa Clara City budget at a special Monday Feb 13th meeting of the Santa Clara Citizen's Advisory Committee.

The CAC is a 100% volunteer group that is interested in the betterment of the City. It meets monthly, typically the 4th Monday of the month at City Hall at 7 PM.

This meeting will be in the Staff Conference room across from Council Chambers at 1500 Warburton Ave.

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Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

OQRA Annual Meeting Coffee

 

Join us for coffee and donuts before
casting your vote for our 2017 Board of Directors (2017 paid members)

 

Time:  9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location:  Santa Clara Women's Club
                     3260 The Alameda

Open positions for 2017 Board of Directors Old Quad Residents Associations:
1.   President
2.   Vice-President
3.  Treasurer
4.  Secretary
5.  Member at large - Neighborhood University Relations Committee Chair (NURC)
6.  Member at large - Newsletter
7.  Member at large - Website / Social Media
8.  Member at large - Social events
9.  Member at large – Political Action Committee Chair

- Board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings. 
- All nominees must be current members of the Old Quad Resident Association. 

Deadline to submit nominations for the Old Quad Residents Association Board of Directors are due on or before January 27th, 2017 to the Secretary, JanetStevenson – contactoqra@gmail.com

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Jan
23
to Jan 27

OQRA Board Nominations due Jan 27th

The Old Quad Residents Association is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors.

Open positions for 2017 Board of Directors Old Quad Residents Associations:

1.   President
2.   Vice-President
3.  Treasurer
4.  Secretary
5.  Member at large - Neighborhood University Relations Committee Chair (NURC)
6.  Member at large - Newsletter
7.  Member at large - Website / Social Media
8.  Member at large - Social events
9.  Member at large – Political Action Committee Chair

- Board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings. 
- All nominees must be current members of the Old Quad Resident Association. 

Deadline to submit nominations for the Old Quad Residents Association Board of Directors are due on or before January 27th, 2017 to the Secretary, JanetStevenson – contactoqra@gmail.com

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NURC Meeting
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

NURC Meeting

Neighborhood University Relations Committee Expands Meeting Schedule

The City of Santa Clara's Neighborhood University Relations Committee was established in 1990 to review student housing and off-campus living issues. Since then, it has evolved into a forum for open communication and problem solving among City officials, residents, property owners, and SCU administrators and students. In cooperation with SCU, the City of Santa Clara has decided to increase its meeting schedule from three to six meetings per year. SCU will host the meetings for the 2015-16 academic year on the second Monday of every other month in the Schott Admissions and Enrollment Services Building. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Please contact Mike Hindery (mhindery@scu.edu) or Kim Gilkey-Wall (kgilkeywall@scu.edu ) with any questions regarding the NURC meetings.

2015-16 NURC Schedule*

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

 

*Meetings are subject to change by the City of Santa Clara

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Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

City Council to vote on Mission Town Center

Planning Commission voted in favor of approving rezoning and development of this project with 370 units despite unanimouse rejection by HLC.

This is your opportunity to voice your concerns about the project when it comes before City Council for a vote.

You can read the EIR documents on the City's CEQA website.

Come to the City Councilmeeting at City Council chambers at 7 PM on Tuesday February 23rd

 

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NURC Meeting
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

NURC Meeting

Neighborhood University Relations Committee Expands Meeting Schedule

The City of Santa Clara's Neighborhood University Relations Committee was established in 1990 to review student housing and off-campus living issues. Since then, it has evolved into a forum for open communication and problem solving among City officials, residents, property owners, and SCU administrators and students. In cooperation with SCU, the City of Santa Clara has decided to increase its meeting schedule from three to six meetings per year. SCU will host the meetings for the 2015-16 academic year on the second Monday of every other month in the Schott Admissions and Enrollment Services Building. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Please contact Mike Hindery (mhindery@scu.edu) or Kim Gilkey-Wall (kgilkeywall@scu.edu ) with any questions regarding the NURC meetings.

2015-16 NURC Schedule*

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

*Meetings are subject to change by the City of Santa Clara

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NURC Meeting
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

NURC Meeting

Neighborhood University Relations Committee Expands Meeting Schedule

The City of Santa Clara's Neighborhood University Relations Committee was established in 1990 to review student housing and off-campus living issues. Since then, it has evolved into a forum for open communication and problem solving among City officials, residents, property owners, and SCU administrators and students. In cooperation with SCU, the City of Santa Clara has decided to increase its meeting schedule from three to six meetings per year. SCU will host the meetings for the 2015-16 academic year on the second Monday of every other month in the Schott Admissions and Enrollment Services Building. All interested parties are welcome to attend at Santa Clara University Schott Administration Building – Room 406

Please contact or Kim Gilkey-Wall (kgilkeywall@scu.edu ) with any questions regarding the NURC meetings.

2015-16 NURC Schedule*

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, May 23, 2016-7:00-8:30 pm (location tbd)

*Meetings are subject to change by the City of Santa Clara

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Historic Home Tour
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Historic Home Tour

The Santa Clara Historic Home Tour is viewed by many as a Santa Clara tradition The tour is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara with the assistance of the Old Quad Residents' Association. Dozens of volunteers work long hours each year to bring you this event, please join our volunteer ranks if you are able to do so. Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefit historic preservation projects and other non-profit groups in Santa Clara.

The tour shows how vintage buildings have been restored to create delightful homes. Sharing these jewels helps demonstrate the value of keeping historic neighborhoods intact.

For more information and tickets, please visit the website

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The Christmas Mouse
Dec
5
to Dec 13

The Christmas Mouse

  • 1511 Warburton Ave Santa Clara, CA, 95050 United States (map)
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This is the tale of Mrs. Robinson who is determined to win the Gingerbread House contest this year.  But, the Christmas mouse, who lives with the Robinsons, needs food for his family and finds her creation.  Unfortunately, the mouse has no self-control and destroys the entire gingerbread house, which renders him quite ill.  Eventually, with some outside help, things get better and the mouse learns quite a lot about life and getting along with the big people.

Santa Clara Players Theater 1511 Warburton (behind the Triton Museum of Art)

December 5 - 3pm and 7pm

December 6 - 3pm

December 12 - 3pm and 7pm

December 13 - 3 pm

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Historic Home Tour
Dec
4
12:00 PM12:00

Historic Home Tour

The Santa Clara Historic Home Tour is viewed by many as a Santa Clara tradition The tour is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara with the assistance of the Old Quad Residents' Association. Dozens of volunteers work long hours each year to bring you this event, please join our volunteer ranks if you are able to do so. Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefit historic preservation projects and other non-profit groups in Santa Clara.

The tour shows how vintage buildings have been restored to create delightful homes. Sharing these jewels helps demonstrate the value of keeping historic neighborhoods intact.

For more information and tickets, please visit the website

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OQRA General Meeting
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

OQRA General Meeting

We will still be having our General Meeting on November 12 at 7pm at the Women's Club Adobe.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to meet at Mondo Burrito before since they are shutting their doors on October 30.  There is a lot going on around our neighborhood, please come and be part of what is developed, together we can make a difference.

We will be voting on Board Members for 2016 calendar year.  If you are interested on being on the board, please submit you name below:

Name *
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Community Outreach Meeting: Downtown Meeting #3
Nov
11
6:30 PM18:30

Community Outreach Meeting: Downtown Meeting #3

The third and final meeting in a series of three meetings will be held to solicit community input on an overall vision for the development of downtown Santa Clara.  The first two meetings are designed to solicit community input and the third meeting will provide a summary of the input received.

Please visit the City's website for more information.

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Public Outreach for the Development of the Santa Clara Golf Course
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Public Outreach for the Development of the Santa Clara Golf Course

Public Outreach for the Development of the Santa Clara Golf Course -
Tuesday October 20, 6:30-8:00 pm at Hilton Santa Clara (4949 Great America Pkwy)
Monday October 26, 6:30-8:00 pm at the Santa Clara Senior Center (1301 Fremont Street)

These are the only two public meetings about this $6.5 billion project.  Please take a look at their website for more information.  The EIR for this project has also been release for a 45 day review, all of the documents can be found here.

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Public Outreach for the Development of the Santa Clara Golf Course
Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

Public Outreach for the Development of the Santa Clara Golf Course

Public Outreach for the Development of the Santa Clara Golf Course -
Tuesday October 20, 6:30-8:00 pm at Hilton Santa Clara (4949 Great America Pkwy)
Monday October 26, 6:30-8:00 pm at the Santa Clara Senior Center (1301 Fremont Street)
 

These are the only two public meetings about this $6.5 billion project.  Please take a look at their website for more information.  The EIR for this project has also been release for a 45 day review, all of the documents can be found here.

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NURC Meeting
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

NURC Meeting

Neighborhood University Relations Committee Expands Meeting Schedule

The City of Santa Clara's Neighborhood University Relations Committee was established in 1990 to review student housing and off-campus living issues. Since then, it has evolved into a forum for open communication and problem solving among City officials, residents, property owners, and SCU administrators and students. In cooperation with SCU, the City of Santa Clara has decided to increase its meeting schedule from three to six meetings per year. SCU will host the meetings for the 2015-16 academic year on the second Monday of every other month in the Schott Admissions and Enrollment Services Building. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Please contact Mike Hindery (mhindery@scu.edu) or Kim Gilkey-Wall (kgilkeywall@scu.edu ) with any questions regarding the NURC meetings.

2015-16 NURC Schedule*

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 7:00-8:30pm

*Meetings are subject to change by the City of Santa Clara

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Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Below Market Price Housing Workshop

Come and learn about the City of Santa Clara’s Below Market Price (BMP) program for homeownership. The City has operated a BMP Program since 1995, assisting low- and moderate-income families achieve the goal of homeownership and fulfill State mandates for the production of housing for all income levels. The workshop will discuss the eligibility requirements for the applicants, a description of the BMP program, and the steps to apply for the program.

Thursday, September 24, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Central Park Library Edinger Room.
 

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Sep
23
6:30 PM18:30

From Mission Corral to Mission Library: The history of a special place

Mission Library is celebrating sixty years of service to Santa Clara but the story of the land it sits on is part of the history of Mission Santa Clara. The story of the neighborhood it serves reflects the early days of the town of Santa Clara. Lorie Garcia, Santa Clara City Historian, will discuss the history of the land and the neighborhood that surrounds Mission Library. Mary Hanel, retired local history librarian will talk about the history of the Mission Library.

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