Celebrate 40-year-anniversary of Shoreline
Celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Shoreline at Mountain View Regional Park with a fun-filled day of festivities on Sunday, Oct. 15. The free celebration will feature a line-up of family-friendly activities that includes carnival games and community art projects as well as interactive educational booths and antique vehicle displays.
There also will be live music, food and self-guided walking tours with opportunities to experience and enjoy the 750-acre wildlife refuge. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at Shoreline at Mountain View Regional Park, located at 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd.
There will be open parking lots on Shoreline Boulevard and near the park entrance, with free shuttle services running from 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. No dogs, domesticated animals or drones are allowed in the park.
More information about the event is available on the city's website.
Connect with Mountain View Coalition for Police Reform and Accountability
The Mountain View Coalition for Police Reform and Accountability (MVCPRA), a local oversight group focused on law enforcement, is looking for more input with a call out for community members to join its coalition.
MVCPRA got its start in 2020 in the wake of the George Floyd protests, forming in order to draw attention to issues of public safety, inequities and injustices in the policing system, said Miriam Connor, a coalition member.
Since then, MVCPRA has worked collaboratively with the Mountain View Police Department and the city’s Public Safety Advisory Board (PSAB), which acts as a liaison between the community and police department and makes recommendations on public safety matters.
MVCPRA meets monthly, often before PSAB meetings, to discuss topics on its agenda, with a particular focus on data sharing. “It's really important for us to break down the walls for transparency and get the information that we think is in the public interest, not just for us, but for the community at large,” said Bruce England, also a coalition member.
More information about MVCPRA is available online, www.mvcpra.weebly.com. Community members also can contact the coalition directly at, email@example.com.
Vote for the “Best of Mountain View”
It’s that time of year and time to vote … for the “Best of Mountain View” in 2023. The Mountain View Voice is looking to spotlight the community’s favorite local and independent businesses, with winners announced later this year.
Categories to vote for include: restaurants, services, food and drink, retail, and arts and entertainment. Write-in choices are allowed although retail chain stores and franchises are not eligible. Voting ends Oct. 29 so be sure to cast your ballot before then online.