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Young chalk artists brighten the mood in Cuesta Park

Chalk art walking tour brings neighborhood together -- while keeping everyone at least 6 feet apart

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Daphne Sashin, with her daughter Lucy Horowitz, 5, work on a chalk mural on their driveway in Mountain View March 20, 2020. About 47 homes around the Cuesta neighborhood have all decided to create some murals with chalk outside their homes. Photo by Sammy Dallal

The Cuesta Park neighborhood got a lot more colorful Friday, as nearly 50 families participated in a display of sidewalk chalk art on Friday.

The colorful creations aimed to bring a bit of cheer while complying with social distancing mandates as Mountain View adjusts to live under the statewide stay-at-home order aimed at slowing down the rapid spread of coronavirus.

Photos by Sammy Dallal

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Posted by Ellen Wheeler
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 23, 2020 at 2:50 pm

Thank you, community artists young and old! I saw one of these chalk artpieces on my walk yesterday and it cheered me up! I hope this idea blossoms all over the city.

3 people like this
Posted by Wonderful Story But
a resident of North Bayshore
on Mar 25, 2020 at 10:40 am

Wonderful story but if they do something like this again, please double the distance out of an abundance of caution, and ensure supplies aren't shared.

Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood

on Mar 25, 2020 at 3:26 pm

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Posted by Maggie
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 25, 2020 at 4:22 pm

To all the chalk artists, thank you.

Please consider re-drawing again after the rains-

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Posted by "legal" distancing
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:35 am

This seems a great, under control, way of artistic expression for young and old alike.

But - in the same Cuesta Park neighborhood, over the last several days - I have seen several groups of younger teenagers, strolling around together obviously oblivious to what the COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICE has issued as mandatory personal distancing. Groups of 8 to over a dozen.

Parents - please monitor your teens and do not let them FREE RANGE at this time.

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Posted by Take their pictures!
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:28 pm

If you see a group of kids violating the social distancing, with groups of 8-12, for goodness sake, take their picture and post it to next door.
The parents may be 100% unaware when their kid says he's going out alone.

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