Traffic Growth Report Available

posted Jul 21, 2013, 3:40 PM by Stephen Friberg   [ updated Aug 3, 2013, 8:38 AM ]

For the report, see here.

posted Feb 26, 2013, 7:21 AM by Anthony Shortland   [ updated May 27, 2013, 12:08 PM by Unknown user ]

Los Altos School District Studies Options to Deal With Growth

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:21 PM by Anthony Shortland   [ updated Jul 10, 2013, 10:03 PM by Unknown user ]

Public elementary school children in the San Antonio Change Area attend either the Los Altos School District or the Bullis Charter School.  Both of these entities are experiencing growth and difficult facilities issues.  The GSACA has many members involved in this issue. 

The district has formed an enrollment growth task force, including representatives from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Bulllis Charter School, and LASD.  They have been meeting weekly since January to gain a firm understanding of the demographics, current challenges and future options.

There is also a district site committee which is reviewing potential sites for new school buildings, should a bond be passed to raise funds for this need. This committee is comprised of two school board members, the assistant superintendent, and three members of the public- a citizen's finance committee member, a commercial real estate broker, and Nancy Morimoto, GSACA Planning Committee Chair, as a representative of the North of El Camino community.

Amanda Aaronson, a GSACA member and Bullis Charter School parent,who has a strong interest in solving both the BCS facilities issue as well as representing the North of El Camino district parents, ran for a seat on the Los Altos School Board but was not elected.  She had strong support from Anthony Shortland (board) and Matt Raschke (planning committee). 

What are your thoughts on the potential for a school site here in the San Antonio Change Area?  It would not be your standard 10 acre, one story campus, and could be a magnet school, a primary grades only campus or some other hybrid with the City of Mountain View as a partner for open space or city services.  Express your views on this topic and anything else relevant to the area on our San Antonio Area Discuss group. 

City Offers Free CERT Classes

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:20 PM by Anthony Shortland   [ updated May 27, 2013, 12:14 PM by Unknown user ]

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a program designed to prepare Mountain View residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors, in the event of a disaster. The training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. Formerly known as Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Training, the CERT program is free to all citizens of Mountain View.

Over the course of 4 weeks, CERT members receive training in earthquake awareness, disaster fire suppression techniques, disaster medical operations, first aid/CPR, light search and rescue as well as team organization and management. CERT Training culminates with a disaster simulation and comprehensive course review. All classes are taught by trained emergency personnel, including firefighters and emergency medical services personnel, with an emphasis on hands-on practice.

Following a disaster, CERT teams can extinguish small fires, turn off gas inlets to damaged homes, perform light search and rescue and render basic first aid. The CERT program provides an effective response capability.

Free CERT training classes are conducted throughout the year, and have been taught in languages other than English. A course schedule is shown below, and an outline of the course material is shown at the bottom of this page. Please go to the City of Mountain View website , then the Public Safety tab and then the menu option Office of Emergency Services.  Use the “Register Online” link to sign up for a class, or call (650) 903-6825 for information and registration. 

2013 Class Schedule

Class #3- September 12, 19, 26, October 3, and 10 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at 1000 Villa Street and October 12 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Fire Station #4, 229 N. Whisman Road.

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:20 PM by Anthony Shortland   [ updated May 27, 2013, 12:14 PM by Unknown user ]

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