Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Visitors: 2 sheriff
deputies . Regular members Maureen Kluska, Mike
Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Woody Collins, Ed Jackson, Ron Horii, Sam Drake
- Maureen has been keeping track
of membership. She said we have new members: Monica Arrellano, Gloria
Gomez., Sandra Garzone, and Carlos Basilio.
- All active members have received
a copy of the volunteers handbook. It
is available online.
- Deputy Eric Bourassa talked
about incidents in the park:
- Last night, they arrested a
parolee in the park after hours.
- They arrest people all the
time on Countryview Drive.
- There are 2 houses going up on
Countryview Drive and 1 more coming.
- Santa Teresa Park is central
in the county, so it gets a lot of law enforcement.
- When the springs were burned,
the call went first to San Jose dispatch, then transferred to the
sheriffs. They were given the address of 350 Bernal Avenue. By the time
they got the correct address, the arsonists were gone. They found
bottles at the spring, which they fingerprinted.
- People go up on the canal,
walk across the pipe, go up the hill, and smoke pot. They caught a
group of 20 on the hill above the Pedro Bernal House. They were not
- They got an escapee from the
Muriel Wright Center at the bottom of the hill.
- Hellyer get the most graffiti.
- San Jose Police will not
respond to certain types of calls. The sheriffs will respond to
everything, but will prioritize.
- We had $658.70 in the bank. We
spent $383 on the UNSCC membership, statement of information to the
state, Fandango supplies, membership, and the PO box. We have a balance
- Gloria Gill is holding a
training class for park event leads on 9/23, all day. Leads are
responsible for groups during events. Leads drive park vehicles and get
safety training. They need to be fingerprinted and have their
- The interpretive sign on Coyote
Peak was approved by the Muwekmas. They will add a statement to it,
translated into their language. It's not in this year's budget.
- Ron showed pictures from
Fandango. He showed pictures of Santa Teresa Spring, including the
railing that was replaced, views from the Norred and Ohlone Trails,
Indian grinding rocks near the golf course, and movie night at the
- Mike is doing stories at the
Santa Teresa Library on 9/24 from 4-6.
- October 1, the Conference of
California Historical Societies is taking a tour of the Bernal Ranch.
Mike and Paul Bernal will be leading them.
- October 1 is Ron's photography
class at the Bernal Ranch starting at 10 am.
- October 8 is the UNSCC
conference. We need to take classes to fulfill the CAP Grant
requirements. Mike and Ron are going in the afternoon.
- October 8 is Pioneer Day at
Almaden Quicksilver. It's at the Hacienda Area. They will be dedicating
the outdoor museum. They built a model of a mine adit there.
- Sam led a geocaching class at
Almaden Quicksilver on 8/6. About 30 people showed up.
- The Bay Area Ridge Trail event
is next year from Lexington to Santa Teresa. Sam hiked from Lexington
to Mockingbird. It took him 7 1/2 hours with 2 stops. It is 17 miles
from Lexington to Mockingbird, 4 1/2 miles from there to the corral at
the Pueblo Area.
- We talked about making note
cards to give as gifts to new members, using Ron's pictures.