Category Archives: History

Tracing Calderon Avenue

By Susanne Martinez Calderon Avenue – where did it get its name?  Calderon Avenue runs through the heart of Old Mountain View between El Camino and Evelyn Street, parallel to Castro Street. The 1876 map of Old Mountain View shows … Continue reading

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Downtown MV Chinese-restaurant Info: Part 1

This went out in August on the OMVNAtalk downtown-area email list in response to a recent resident asking me for Chinese-restaurant tips.  I post it here in case of wider interest.  Part II will follow as a separate posting. Individual … Continue reading

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History Corner Archives: The Doors Lead Singer Jim Morrison Lived in Old Mountain View

By Lisa Windes and Bruce Karney (Originally published in the April, 2000 OMVNA Newsletter.) Forty years ago, Jim Morrison was one of the most famous (or notorious) rock and rollers in the world. But sixty years ago, he was just … Continue reading

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History Corner: Dana Street School

by Lisa Windes Dana Street School, the precursor of Edith Landels School, was located on the site of our fire station on Dana Street between Oak Street and Shoreline Boulevard. In 1913, school trustees eased overcrowding at the grammar school … Continue reading

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