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Notes from the Chair

by David Lewis, Chair, OMVNA

Our thanks to the local merchants who have supported OMNVA–first, on June 21st, Artisan Wine Depot owner, Christine Tran, offered OMVNA residents a mixer including a wine tasting extravaganza– ten unique regional wines to taste and compare–and a dinner of excellent Spanish paella from Chef Hector Figueroa–using an [...]

Letter from the Chair

by Laura Lewis

It took 600+ scoops of ice cream, 400  water toss balloons, 200+ balloon animals, 150 pinwheels, 200 tattoos, 12 potato sacks, two fire trucks, one tug of war rope, a PitchBlast machine (with 200+ HUGE water balloons) and some AWESOME volunteers to pull off one incredible afternoon of fun at the [...]

Letter from Laura

by Laura Lewis

Fruit thievery is not new to Old Mountain View (OMV) nor this newsletter but seems to be on the rise these days with numerous reports of trees stripped bare surfacing on OMVNAtalk.  The MV Police continue to encourage people to contact them if you see someone is in the act.  Another [...]

Letter from the Chair

by Laura Lewis

Most of you probably saw the MV Voice article on the improvements in Mountain View school test scores.  What was not mentioned in that article is that our very own Landels Elementary School made huge strides in its test scores, bettering their 2008 result by 29 points with an average API [...]

Letter from the Chair

by Laura Lewis

The 2008 California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Business Plan estimates an average of 18-20 HSR trains per hour by 2030 running at 125 mph during peak hours.  Granted this is decades away but the decisions we make today will determine how those trains change the quality of your life down [...]

Letter from the Chair

by Laura Lewis Those new to the neighborhood probably logged into OMVNAtalk late last month and probably asked themselves if they had moved to the funny farm. “Sandwichgate” hit the group page and took members on a rollercoaster ride that produced interesting debate over the level and type of moderation for the group. And [...]

Letter from the Chair

Those new to the neighborhood probably logged into OMVNAtalk late last month and probably asked themselves if they had moved to the funny farm.   “Moderate-Gate” hit the group page and took members on a rollercoaster ride that produced interesting debate over the level and type of moderation for the group.  And yes I myself [...]

From the Chair: Burning Man

by Noam Livnat

Last week I attended Burning Man, a unique festival in which, for seven days, “Black Rock City” materializes out of the scorched earth of the Black Rock desert, 110 miles north of Reno.

Fifty thousand people from around the country and the world participated this year (double from the last time [...]

From the Chair

by Noam Livnat

This is my second year with the Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association (yeah, it’s a mouthful). I had never been involved in community work and when I joined I figured this would be a good way to start since, despite my and my wife’s wunderlust, we seem to be putting down [...]

From the Editor Rediscovering the Neighborhood

by Velva Rowell

Two years ago, Dave, Evelyn and I moved out of our 1913 house in order to do a major remodel. Eighteen months later, we returned to our neighborhood and began the long process of getting reacquainted with the people and places of Old Mountain View. Some of this was accomplished in [...]