Mountain View Voice

News - November 2, 2012

Community Briefs

Haunted Rengstorff House tours

Halloween may be over after Oct. 31, but the spirit of spooks will still be haunting the Rengstorff House the weekend after the holiday.

The "Halloween Never Ends" haunted house will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at the historical landmark, located at 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Shoreline Park.

The Victorian house offers a window into 19th Century Halloween celebrations with a docent-led tour of the haunted house. The tours begin at 7p.m. and go every 20 minutes until 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Each room of the house will represent a peculiar yet factual piece of history, say organizers. Guests will experience a seance, a wake, see an unwrapped mummy, learn of a curse, and venture into a haunted cemetery.

The ghoulish tours are not recommended for children 8 and younger. Space is limited and tickets are available for $10 online by going to r-house.org and following the links, or $15 at the door. Cookies and hot cider will be available at the end of the tour.

—ashley Finden

Animal services switch

Animal control services for the City of Mountain View will transfer from Palo Alto Animal Services to the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority on Nov. 12, officials said Saturday.

The Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority is a joint powers authority operated by a partnership between Campbell, Monte Sereno and Santa Clara as well as Mountain View.

Mountain View officials said the new contract is more cost effective and provides more control over services than the current contract with the City of Palo Alto. In addition, it will handle some services previously provided by local police.

The authority is located at 3370 Thomas Road in Santa Clara. For more information go to svaca.com or call (408) 764-0344.

—Bay City News Service

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