Belgatos playground closed

Today my family and I enjoyed a walk in the neighborhood with the dry, warmer weather. Lots of neighbors were out biking, hiking, and walking dogs, and we wondered if the Belgatos Park playground would be in use, or off limits due to the coronavirus restrictions. Not surprisingly, it was cordoned off.


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In addition to the police tape, there’s a sign to keep people from being in too-close proximity on the equipment.


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Be safe out there!

Should you go solar? Ask your Belwood neighbors!

In case you didn’t see the Belwood of Los Gatos “Bellringer” article, I have asked three neighbors with solar installations to tell us about their experiences. This won’t be a sales pitch – just neighbors telling other neighbors about their experiences.

The panelists are Zeny Seid, Roger Kent, and Evan Culp, all on Bacigalupi Drive.

They will sit at the front of the room and field questions from anyone who wants to come.

I have invited a couple of solar firms to be available for those who would like to talk to them, but the panelists are all just Belwood residents like you and me.

Please do come. I am sure you have questions (like I do) about whether or not solar’s a good idea. This should be a chance to learn a lot from people who have been through all those questions.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.

Belwood Resident April Maiten’s Mosaics on Display at Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Flamingo mosaic created by Belwood of Los Gatos resident April Maiten

Belwood resident, teacher and artist April Maiten creates beautiful and award winning mosaics.  Her artwork will be on display during the Silicon Valley Open Studios weekend, May 12 and 13, 2012, from 11am to 5pm at 136 Belvue Drive, Los Gatos. April invites the neighborhood to stop by:

“If you’d like to preview my artwork, please check out my website:   I will be hosting five other artists with a variety of art forms, including jewelry, fine drawing, watercolors, and acrylics. Find Mother’s Day, graduation, and special commemorative gifts and cards while enjoying the artwork and visiting with neighbors.”


Traffic Calming Vote

IMG 20110511 00178 300x225 - Traffic Calming VoteTraffic calming issues on Belwood Gateway which impact neighbors on nearby streets have been the recent conversation in this part of Los Gatos. As a followup to a recent traffic calming meeting meeting, residents on Belwood Gateway, Bacigalupi Drive and others were recently asked to vote on a proposal to block traffic from going through from Belwood Gateway to Almond Blossom. Homeowners on Bacigalupi Drive and Harwood Road are concerned that this would cause a tremendous increase in traffic and speeding, so are trying to prevent it.

We are awaiting the results of the vote. (Interestingly, it was “one vote per household” but certainly in some homes not all of the residents agreed on how to vote….)

This has been an eye-opening experience as many of us did not know, until recently, what the procedure was for getting the town’s attention regarding areas with too much speeding.