Willow Glen Resident

April 24, 2015

Willow Glen Resident

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Silicon Valley Community Newspapers $1.00 CoolSculpting® at Volume 29, Issue 16 April 24, 2015 www.community-newspapers.com 175 $1.00 BY LEETA-ROSE BALLESTER Local residents are gearing up for a campaign against a Phillips 66 proposal to expand its existing oil refinery more than 200 miles away from San Jose. The proposal to extend railroad lines connected to a 1,780-acre refinery in Santa Maria would allow for delivery of crude oil from Canada. The oil would be transported along the Union Pacific Railroad, which runs directly through San Jose and is on the same line that goes through Diridon Station. The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors are tasked with deciding whether or not to allow Phillips 66 to proceed with the project. Though the project's fate lies in the hands of another jurisdiction, San Jose City Council members and congress members such as Anna Eshoo of the 18th District have voiced concerns to officials in San Luis Obispo. Union Pacific's proximity to highly populated areas and creek ways is among the main concerns for San Jose City Council members, residents and activists in groups such as 350 Silicon Valley, a local organization focused on environmental issues. Kathy Pimentel, a Willow Glen resident of 50 years, has joined 350 Silicon Valley's grassroots effort to pro- test approval of the 6,915-foot eastward extension of an SAN JOSE IS RIGHT IN PATH OF OIL TRAINS BUT NOT IN DECISION- MAKING POSITION San Jose protests Phillips 66 expansion of Santa Maria refinery A NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPH BY JACQUELINE RAMSEYER Willow Glen Lifestyles: Annual tour offers chance to peek inside some special homes... page 5 Closing after 108 Years: Board says St. Elizabeth's day home can't afford to stay open... page 10 Steven Brown, the artistic director and founder of Chrysalis Youth Theatre, talks to his crew from the stage during a dress rehearsal of 'Peter Pan' at the Anthony Soto Theatre in San Jose. Setting the Stage the Stage Chrysalis Youth Theatre helps transform young actors both on stage and in life Page 14 Page 14 Oil train, page 8

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