I found a sister siren still standing over at Frank M. Santana Park. It would be interesting to learn more about how these sirens were set off and what ties they had to the 1950's Almaden Air Radar Station that you can see standing at the top of Mount Umunhum.
Turns out the neighborhood school kids still practice duck and cover drills, but this time it is for earthquakes!
If you look closely at the utility boxes that have sprung up around the air raid siren you'll notice another nod to the Shasta Hanchett Park neighborhood. A painted recreation of the historical gateway pillars to the neighborhood by artist Suhita Shirodkar.
I hope that this siren can be preserved and this dead end street turned into a neighborhood “Peacenik Park” for residents to enjoy for years to come.