Santa Clara and surrounding areas are beautiful, inhabited by cultured friendly people. Coming from India to stay with son and family, we highly enjoy our stay here. Your journal is very informative helping us to know what is going on here. But, one thing bothered me at some places, particularly east walkway of Homestead Road, growth from bushes in houses hinder safe movement of pedestrians. I do not know whose job and responsibility it is to trim the growth, city’s or property owner’s. I would be happy to have this issue resolved by the concerned.