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Get the word out

Original post made by Don Frances, Mountain View Voice Editor, on Mar 4, 2009

I'VE GOTTEN some great responses to this week's introduction of Express, our online service which delivers daily headlines by e-mail ([Web Link sign up]!). But my favorite is from Marcia Vierra:

"Great job. It's nice to see up to the minute news from Mountain View in my e-mail. I was just talking to some of my neighbors about starting a neighborhood watch as I was just notified by another neighbor that we had a residential robbery in broad daylight yesterday a couple of streets over. This would be an excellent way to inform neighborhoods about things to watch for in our city. If a general description is posted here and is spotted in another section of our city by one of your readers, a quick call to police could prevent another resident from being violated. Just a thought."

Ms. Vierra may be on to something. On the other hand, maybe Twitter handles [Web Link that sort of thing] already? I'm not much of a Twitterer, or Twit, or whatever they call it, so I don't know -- but would love to hear anyone's thoughts on it.

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Posted by Jon Wiener
a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I'm not sure I want you guys to e-mail me with a Threatdown every morning.


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Posted by Don Frances
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Mar 10, 2009 at 10:03 am

Don Frances is a registered user.

You're No. 2 on my Threatdown list, Jon, right after bears.


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