Mountain View Voice

News - November 8, 2013

Community Briefs

EPA meeting on toxics

A community meeting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 12, for residents concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency's discovery of toxics in the ground along Leong Drive and Evandale Avenue.

The EPA is set to update the community on groundwater and soil testing in the area, as well as tests of indoor air of homes on the two residential streets.

Late last year, sky-high levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) were found under Evandale Avenue, in a "hot spot" that is separate from the nearby MEW Superfund site's plume on the east side of Whisman Road. Two nearby homes on Evandale Avenue were also found to have elevated levels of TCE vapors, which can cause cancer and other health problems to those exposed over long periods, and birth defects when breathed in by expectant mothers over short periods.

The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Adobe building, 157 Moffett Blvd. near Central Expressway.

For more info, visit epa.gov/region9/mew.

Turkey day trot

Mountain View High School is hoping to raise some money while you raise your heart rate at the fourth annual Spartan Turkey Trot, scheduled for Thanksgiving morning.

All are welcome to walk, jog or run in the 5K race, which will kick off at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 at the MVHS track, according to a press release for the event.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will start at 8:30 a.m. for runners. Those who chose to walk will begin their jaunt five minutes later at 8:35 a.m.

After the race, a series of "fun runs" will be held — including a 60-yard dash, a 400-yard dash and a one-mile run.

"This is an 'all-comers' format," the press release says. "No child is too young to run and there is no limit to the number of races you enter."

A home-baked pumpkin pie and a gift certificate to On Your Mark Performance running store in Los Alto will be awarded to the top three male and female contestants.

—Nick Veronin

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