Please participate in the Annual Meeting and Board Election on Wednesday, May 29, at 250 Mayfield Ave. If you like what your Board is doing, come and vote for its members. If not, replace any or all of them. As always, all board positions are open. See the list of board members here and scroll down that page for a description of the board positions. Our acting president, Tricia DelGaudio, is interested in staying on as president, leaving vacant the positions of first and second vice president. Our treasurer, secretary, and one member-at-large also volunteered to stay on, but we welcome hearing from anyone interested in joining theRead 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 →

The neighborhood email list, MLN, has long been a wonderful neighborhood resource, allowing us to share requests, information, no-longer-needed items, and much more.  Problems with Yahoo Groups prompted moving the list to a new host. Those already on the Yahoo list were emailed an invitation to join the new list. The new list was activated in April 2019, and the old list retired. Monta Loma residents and property owners who would like to join this list should send a request including your name and address to Peggy Manor <mamm@pobox.com>. You may be asked a question to verify that you live in Monta Loma.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. The display was featured in the December 21, 2018, issue of the Mountain View Voice (on pages 1 and 17), and drew more than a hundred people on some nights. Sandra H. commented, “We walk over every evening when it’s clear. It’s a great way to get the kids outside, even though it’s dark. It’s the highlight of our year. John is a neighborhood hero!” Neighbor Elna Tymes reported, “The trains were a huge success during the evenings leadingRead More →

The eleventh annual holiday potluck progressive dinner was held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, and was again a great success. The 14 attendees enjoyed each other’s company and good food, and raised $375 for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The attendees expressed interest in holding a progressive dinner in the summer, when we can walk from home to home in daylight, and eat outdoors. Photos of the 2018 dinner are here. Photos of the 2016 dinner and other MLNA events are here. The progressive dinner and other MLNA events are listed under Events.  Read 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 two shirts 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, sendRead 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 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 →