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Owner of condemned mobile home vows to fight

Original post made on Apr 11, 2011

Residents and management at a Mountain View mobile home park expressed relief, resignation, anger and frustration -- in some cases all at once -- at the damage caused by last month's days-long deluge that washed three backyards into Stevens Creek.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 11, 2011, 10:27 AM


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Posted by anky van deursen
a resident of another community
on Apr 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm

The Mountain View Mediation Program is specifically set up to help in situations like these. Parties can come to a mutually acceptable solution instead of having to go to court. Please contact the Mountain View Mediation case manager Anky van Deursen at (650) 960-0495 ext. 15.

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Posted by Michele
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 11, 2011 at 6:20 pm

The landlord of Sahara Mobile Park is John Vividich. The man inherited alot of retail shopping centers and other property from his father. Why should the county pay to improve his property. He should pay for moving those other mobile homes it's his fault for not fixing the problem. As a ex-tenant of one of his shopping centers, he has no compassion. He owns a mansion in Los Altos Hills. He doesn't care about where these poor people will live or what happens to their homes.

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Posted by Greed is Good
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Apr 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm

If the park owners don't want to maintain the creek, maybe they could give up creek ownership and donate it to the County?

Also, isn't the mobile park owned by John Vidovich of farm subsidy fame?

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Is he really now angling for another tax funded (water district) handout?

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Posted by Doug Pearson
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I sympathize with the unlucky people whose mobile homes have been endangered by the creek's erosion; I even sympathize with the landlord who is responsible for an expensive repair job. (The alternative would be abandoning a significant part of his property, an equally expensive financial burden.)

But I don't agree that they deserve taxpayer funds to pay for, or help pay for their recovery.

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Posted by Know-It-All
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

John Vidovich, the millionaire real estate developer and top recipient of farm subsidies, is the owner. His family’s real estate company, De Anza Properties, has built office complexes, condominiums, mobile home parks and hotels. He and his wife, Lydia, live not in a farmhouse but in a Los Altos Hills home valued at $11.4 million.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of another community
on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm

You can look up his farm subsidies at the Environmental Working Group web site.
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