Note: The garage sale has been cancelled, along with the city-wide garage sale. All other activities are on hold while the restrictions about meetings are in place. Our neighborhood garage sale last year gave us all an excuse to walk around the neighborhood and chat with neighbors on a lovely May day. In addition to those who had publicized their sales, many others put out their “giveaways” at the end of their driveways, and some enterprising kids had lemonade stands. The event was such a success that we’re hoping to do it again this year, in conjunction with the city’s City Wide Garage Sale onRead More →

From Tom Purcell, Monta Loma Neighborhood Watch Captain: I encourage everyone to register a bike of any value, but many police departments no longer offer this service. Instead, they direct people to https://bikeindex.org/, a non-profit online bike registry. The bikeindex site offers easy, step-by-step instructions for registration and provides a QR sticker to place on the bike. If the bike is found, anyone with a smart phone can quickly determine whether it has been reported as stolen, and reunite the bike with its owner. But if you prefer not to create an account yourself, I have created a Monta Loma group account to register bikes.Read More →

Ernie Bianco’s son, John, and the rest of the Bianco family continued the tradition of running his model trains evenings on Adele Ave. between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Click on READ MORE to see the links in this article. On Christmas Eve Kate Shih played her trumpet and Elna’s daughter-in-law, Kelly McCoy-Prael, sang Christmas carols. Articles about the trains display have appeared in the December 21, 2018, issue of the Mountain View Voice (on pages 1 and 17), the December 12, 2016, issue of the Mountain View Voice, in the December 21, 2010, issue, and on pages 1 and 9 of the November 30, 2012, issue. A 2015Read More →

Thursday, October 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating is a tradition — but we also need it to be a welcome and safe experience in Monta Loma. Decorate your home, dress up, and bring your family for an evening of spooktacular fun. If you’ll be participating in passing out treats, please leave your outside house lights on, or place something out in front to show that you welcome callers. Better yet, sit outside to greet trick-or-treating families. Families, remember to trick-or-treat in groups, carry flashlights, look both ways before crossing streets, stay on sidewalks, and approach only well-lit homes. Remember children with foodRead More →

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 2019 Ice Cream Social are here. New this year were Monta Loma Neighborhood logo items, which are available for purchase. Twenty-nine Monta Loma tee shirts were sold but there are still some available for purchase. The Mobile Library staff welcomed 135 new and long-time patrons to the bookmobile, and a crew from the Fire Department brought an engine. Representatives of the Recreation Department offered literature onRead More →

Show your pride in our neighborhood by wearing a Monta Loma tee shirt. Some red shirts and gray shirts ordered for sale at the Ice Cream Social are still available. Three adult styles are available, but only in Light Steel or Deep Red. Click on each style for a photo. Hanes Beefy-T 5180 Hanes Ladies Crewneck 5680 Hanes Ladies V-Neck 5780 Also available are one shirt with the old Dancing People logo in size Youth Extra Small in Light Steel, and one old-logo shirt in Navy, size XXL. To inquire about any of these remaining shirts, open an email message to Marilyn (or, if you’re using a webmail service,Read More →

The MLNA Ice Cream Social is our biggest social event of the year. This year it’s on Sunday, August 25, in Monta Loma Park from 3:00 to 5:00. Some of the things to do at this year’s event: Visit a MLNA welcome table first to make a nametag so your neighbors can meet you. Visit the ice cream toppings table for add-ons to enhance your ice cream. Ask Gizmo Gary to make you a balloon creation. Check out our Monta Loma tee shirts and new MLN logo items. Learn more about the city’s Zero Waste Program and Recreation Department. Visit our Community Emergency Response Team’s (CERT) display andRead More →

More than 50 neighbors attended the meeting on May 29, meeting new neighbors as they looked over the displays of information and the new MLN logo items. Acting President Tricia DelGaudio began the meeting with a review of MLNA activities (Email list, newsletter, CERT, Neighborhood Watch, block parties, Ice Cream Social, and Holiday Progressive Dinner), and introduced the volunteers who make these possible. She also showed slides of recent traffic improvements, including a video clip of drivers cutting the Nita/Nita corner before the new lane barrier was installed. Tricia then introduced the board candidates. Because the election was uncontested, the slate was ratified by voiceRead More →

Show your pride in our neighborhood by wearing a Monta Loma tee shirt. We will order a limited number of red shirts and gray shirts to sell at the Ice Cream Social on August 25, but you may order your shirt in many other colors. To see all the color choices, click on the link (words in red, below) for each style. Note that the only way to guarantee having a shirt in your size and preferred style and color is to order it in advance. If you don’t order, your choices will be limited to the red (Deep Red) and gray (Light Steel) shirts we buy toRead More →

One Monta Loman’s trash was another’s treasure at our neighborhood garage sale on Saturday, May 4. In addition to the 21 families who registered their sales to be publicized on the neighborhood email list, our website, NextDoor, and the Voice’s online Community Calendar, others also set out their no-longer-needed items to pass along, and many people visited the sales. The event was recycling at its best, plus an opportunity to meet more of our neighbors.Read More →