I lived in Mountain View just up Rengstorff across Central Expressway - we'd go to Latham Street often because that is where the originial Tony & Alba's pizza is on Escuela. The neighborhood is mostly lower income apartments and very dense configuration of the apartments. Does low income equal "not safe" - I would not make that correlation. It's not the prettiest neighborhood in Mountain View - but alas - neither was the one we lived in either and we had no issues to complain about there. In the news today is my current idyllic neighborhood in Campbell where a person was just shot last night - go figure!