Community briefs | November 23, 2012 | Mountain View Voice | Mountain View Online |

Mountain View Voice

News - November 23, 2012

Community briefs

Carbon monoxide warning

As temperatures around the Bay Area start to cool and heaters are turned on, residents are being reminded to have working carbon monoxide alarms at home to prevent accidental gas poisonings.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced from heaters, fireplaces furnaces and many types of appliances and cooking devices.

Each year, 480 people in the U.S. are killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, and as many as 20,000 are hospitalized, according the San Carlos Fire Department.

The best way for homeowners to stay protected from carbon monoxide is to have a CO2 alarm installed on every floor and outside each sleeping area, officials said.

As of July 1, 2011, California law requires owners of single-family homes with attached garages or fossil fuel sources for heating to install carbon monoxide alarms in the home.

More information on carbon monoxide can be found online at

—Bay City News Service

Holiday train comes to town

The Caltrain "Show Train" will be returning to Bay Area stops on Dec. 1 and 2 to collect toys for underprivileged children.

The special train will be covered with over 60,000 lights and decorations and will depart at 4 p.m. from the San Francisco Caltrain Station.

It is scheduled to stop in Mountain View on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 6:55 p.m.

At each stop there will be free entertainment prior to the train's arrival. The full schedule can be found at

The "Show Train" will make four stops each day.

During each stop, holiday music will be performed by the Salvation Army brass band and on-board carolers.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and other winter characters will walk around greeting children and posing for pictures with them. Members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve and representatives will collect new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to local children.

—Ashley Finden


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields


Don't forget to vote!

Don't forget to cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Mountain View Voice.