Mountain View Voice

News - October 26, 2012

Community Briefs

Rengstorff Great Streets Initiative

On Friday, Nov. 2, a second meeting will be held to discuss improvements for California Street and surrounding roads after several pedestrian deaths this year.

Following a similar meeting held by the Shoreline West Neighborhood to discuss street safety issues, a group of planning-minded residents calling themselves the Rengstorff Great Streets Initiative are holding their own meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Community Center in Rengstorff Park.

"The purpose of the meeting is to look a little bit closer at some of the solutions for improving safety, accessibility, and livability on the area streets, particularly California and Escuela," said organizer Jarrett Mullen.

While not required, a $5 donation is requested for food costs and an RSVP is preferred, sent to greatstreetsrp@gmail.com.

New city app for Android

Whether reporting a dead streetlight, a nasty pothole or vandalism in a park, the city has a new way for residents to communicate problems to city officials.

Last week the city launched "Ask Mountain View Mobile," a free application for smart phones equipped with Android, the phone operating system created by Mountain View-based Google. It allows users to submit a photo of a problem, mark its location on a map and quickly submit comments or questions to city officials.

The city launched a similar app for Apple's iPhone in 2010. Along with similar features online at mountainview.gov, Ask Mountain View receives over 16,000 hits a year.

—Daniel DeBolt

City's Halloween bash

Nothing brings the community together like monsters. On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the City of Mountain View is holding its Monster Bash, a movie night for people of all ages at Rengstorff Community Center and Park, located at 201 S. Rengstorff Ave.

Blankets and chairs are recommended for the screening of the animated film, "Monster House." Games and refreshments will be provided at the family-friendly event.

—Ashley Finden

Real estate stunt

Ken DeLeon of DeLeon Realty, Inc., Palo Alto, is accepting offers on a Mountain View condo, to be listed on Oct. 25 for $1. "This truly lets the market decide the value of the home," DeLeon said in a press release. The marketing approach will create a "silent auction" with final bids due Nov. 8. "There is no loan on this property, so whatever it goes for that day will be the sale price, even if it's $1," he said. The condo is at 255 S. Rengstorff Ave. #126.

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