Especially during a moment when police departments nationwide are re-examining their connection to their citizens, Mountain View is an example of how social media can be harnessed to help police do so.
A new community garden. Facebook’s second campus. The drop in violent crime points to a public safety shift that’s characterizing a vast transformation of Menlo Park’s historically most-dangerous neighborhood.
Profiles of Silicon Valley communities in transition, from transformations in Menlo Park’s Belle Haven neighborhood to the unsheltered homeless in Santa Clara County to North Fair Oaks’ revitalization efforts.
Despite a depleted police force and rising crime, the council rejected Councilman Ash Kalra’s recommendation to provide neighborhoods with funds to hire private security personnel and deploy other safety measures.