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Mtn. View police K9 Nash trades active duty for well-deserved R&R


Courtesy of Mountain View Police Department
Mountain View Police Officer Pablo Donato is welcoming Nash into his own home after partnering with the K9 cop on the force for the past five years.
 
 

Like many young immigrants to the U.S., Nash learned his native tongue before he mastered English; he knew the German words “sitz” and “platz” before “sit” and “down.” Since Nash’s retirement last month, however, this K9 cop is processing fewer commands and enjoying heaps more praise.

“I’m sure he gets so many belly rubs and back rubs, and he gets to go on walks,” said Katie Nelson, Mountain View Police Department public information officer.

Historical Immigrant House moves to permanent site in new MV park


Photo courtesy of Diane Solomon
A crew moves the 1880s-era Immigrant House down Middlefield Road to its permanent location, Heritage Park at 771 N. Rengstorff Ave. in Mountain View. City officials anticipate a December park opening.
 

Mary Kay Marinovich is beaming a big smile these days after Mountain View Public Works employees moved her beloved Immigrant House Aug. 8 from the city’s corporation yard to its permanent location at the soon-to-be-open Heritage Park.

The small 1880s-era house, where her Polish immigrant family once lived, will be one of the highlight attractions of a 1.22-acre park at 771 N. Rengstorff Ave. The park is targeted for an official opening in December.

Grant from Home Instead foundation funds improved care for seniors at CSA

The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation recently donated a $5,000 matching grant to Community Services Agency, the Mountain View-based agency that serves local residents in need.

The foundation raised the funds through its inaugural GIVE65 Event, a 65-hour online donation program aimed at helping nonprofit organizations serving seniors generate funds and increase awareness.

Greener pastures for dairy goats: LAH couple to house animals as owner ages out of 4-H program


Rhonda Mak/Town Crier
Jackie Penner treats her goats Rosie and Millie to pellets of grain at the Homesteaders 4-H Ranch in Santa Clara.
 

Millie and Rosie have found a new home in Los Altos Hills with plenty of room to roam and eat weeds, hay and just about anything else in their path.

They’re dairy goats – a quiet, affectionate pair who like to cuddle, according to their owner.

Leagues of Women Voters endorses affordable housing bond measure

The Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County has endorsed the county’s affordable housing bond measure that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot.

“This measure is a significant step in addressing the most pressing issue facing thousands of residents across our county – the lack of affordable housing options,” said Roberta Hollimon, chairwoman of the County Council of the Leagues of Women Voters, which represents all cities in the county. “The League supports the affordable housing bond for its ability to drive immediate and long-term positive outcomes and benefits for many individuals and families of Santa Clara County, from our homeless communities to our working families.”

Taking a bite out of a big oleander


 

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier

Santa Clara County road maintenance crews are making short work of the blooming oleander shrubs along the Foothill Expressway median in Los Altos. According to a crew foreman, the oleanders were growing to the point where they encroached on the fast lanes of the roadway. The county employs Elmwood Correctional Facility residents to do the pruning. Some questioned the timing of cutting the oleanders in full bloom. The foreman, who did not want his name used, said oleanders are “among the heartiest plants around” – they’re drought tolerant and grow back quickly.


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