Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s event such a huge success. The four volunteers at the two welcome tables signed in over 300 attendees who enjoyed the free ice cream and toppings while meeting their neighbors. Photos of the event were taken by Jim Cochran. The Mobile Library staff welcomed 110 new and long-time patrons, who checked out 87 items. A crew from the Fire Department encouraged visitors to step inside their vehicle, and a representative of the Recreation Department offered literature on upcoming classes and events. The Monta Loma History display showed early photos of the neighborhood and a binder of the MLNA’s early history. NeighborhoodRead More →

Approximately 75 residents attended the meeting on May 30 in the community room at 250 Mayfield. MLNA President Linda Harvey briefly reviewed the past year’s activities and the number of attendees: 11 block parties (200), Ice Cream Social (300), Spring Fling (150), and progressive dinners (36). After introducing the board candidates and our new traffic/parking liaison, John Canata, Linda turned the podium over to Mayor Lenny Siegel. Mayor Siegel discussed the need for more housing near jobs and better transit options such as increased Caltrain service, including at San Antonio, and offering discounted Lyft or Uber rides to downtown rather than building more parking. SpeakersRead More →

During a city-wide drill on Saturday, April 21, 2018, Monta Loma CERT members delivered disaster-preparedness information door-to-door. If your home was missed, or you’d like extra copies of the handouts, you can find them here: Disaster Preparedness Checklist (2 pages; scroll down) Flyer explaining the OK-HELP window sign (1 page) OK-HELP window sign (OK page) OK-HELP window sign (HELP page) Learn more about CERT and our neighborhood team here, and about the city’s free training courses here.Read More →

I’ve long promised Cheryl Smith, one of our local historians, that I would add more of her articles to the History page, and I finally did. I re-discovered that Pat Jordan had added some history articles from the newsletter to the wiki under Monta Loma History. I had not thought to look in the wiki for MLN history and others may not either, so I’ve copied those to the bottom of the History page. On the History page, scroll down for the new additions: – The Lost Town of Mayfield – Our Neighborhood’s First Inhabitants – 2005 Archeological Dig at Mayfield – Monta Loma’s Airport inRead More →

Thanks to everyone, the many volunteers as well as the 300+ attendees, who helped make this year’s event such a huge success. Photos were taken by Jim Cochran. New this year was a two-hour visit by the bookmobile. The MVFD brought a fire engine for the second hour, and let kids practice using the smaller hose. Just before the engine crew left at 5:00, they shot off a huge jet of water that created a spectacular rainbow. The Monta Loma History and Neighborhood Watch displays were popular once more, as was the CERT members’ presentation of their emergency equipment. Attendees could learn about the new food-scraps recycling program,Read More →

More than 70 neighbors responded to Dotty Calabrese’s invitation to view the Great American Eclipse in Thaddeus Park. Dotty set up her telescope with a sun filter on August 21, 2017, so we could look directly at the sun. Tim Slattery and Ken Wallace also brought telescopes. Dotty had bought 75 pairs of eclipse glasses well in advance. These proved to be not quite enough for all, but everyone was willing to share during what turned out to be a very festive neighborhood event. Helene Gsell and Ken Wallace shared their photos.Read More →