Recent news headlines from VoiceTuesday, June 18, 2013
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Cat controversy highlights problems with informing the public
It was the animal control ordinance that nearly got away -- and caused some finger pointing over why thousands of cat and dog owners in the city were not informed. Among the practices being blamed is the city's use of an obscure legal newspaper to post meeting agendas, a practice the City Council may vote to extend tonight. (Tuesday, 1:57 PM)
Tuesday, June 18
Art: 'Gravity LTD'
Mountain View artist Jay Hill brings his vivid, spray-painted art to Palo Alto's New Coast Studios for an exhibit with South Bay sculptor Ryan Carrington. The free show, called "Gravity LTD," is up through June 22 at 935 Industrial Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Tuesday, 1:50 PM)
Full bellies all summer long
Even in the ostensibly well-to-do communities of Silicon Valley, one out of every three children rely on free or reduced-price meals provided to them by their local schools. (Tuesday, 1:17 PM)
Review: Crazy for craft beer
Never ask Ted Kim a simple question about beer. If you do, you're in for a discourse on the qualities of craft beer, its history and nuances. Kim opened Steins Beer Garden in downtown Mountain View in March in the space last occupied by Villa 8 Buffet. (Tuesday, 10:38 AM)
KMVT elects six new board members
Mountain View's community access station's board of directors elected six new board members. Val Carpenter, George Cohn, Susan Davis, Young Han, Heather Hurford and Cathy Martin join Chairman David Joud, Artie Green and Cathy Smithwick on the board of KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media. (Tuesday, 10:38 AM)
Monday, June 17, 2013
City seeking Stevens Creek group volunteers
Interested in getting involved with public works projects? The City of Mountain View is seeking applicants for a Citizens Working Group to assist with a feasibility study for the development of the Stevens Creek Corridor. (Monday, 4:23 PM)
The day the video store died
Nostalgia lines the shelves in Videoscope, Mountain View's last video rental store. Videoscope, located at 2290 W. El Camino Real, is the latest victim, following in the footsteps of video rental franchises Blockbuster and Hollywood Video. Owners owners Nona and Odon Sy are set to shut down operations at the end of this month. (Monday, 10:27 AM)
Monday, June 17
Art: 'Felines & Florals'
Artist Jane W. Ferguson, who works in watermedia on paper and canvas, is showing paintings of cats and blossoms at Viewpoints Gallery this month. The free exhibit is up through June 30 at 315 State St. in Los Altos. The artist, a native of England, has been showing her work since 1998. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Monday, 10:26 AM)
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Police release sketch of attempted burglary suspect
Mountain View police have released a composite sketch of a man whom they believe attempted to break into a home on the 900 block of Boranda Avenue on June 11. (Saturday, 4:25 PM)
World Music Day to bring downtown road closures
Much of downtown Palo Alto will be closed to traffic on Sunday, June 16, to make room for World Music day, which runs from noon to 8 p.m. (Saturday, 3:53 PM)
Friday, June 14, 2013
VIDEO: Voices Around Town | Father's Day
Every week, the Mountain View Voice heads downtown to Castro Street to ask locals a question about a current event. This week, we asked people what was their weirdest Father's Day gifts were. (Friday, 4:57 PM)
Crime briefs: Interrupted break-in, burglaries
Police report on several crimes, including missing cash, residential burglaries and a man who came in through the bathroom window. (Friday, 4:29 PM)
High speed chase ends in arrests
A high-speed chase through Mountain View turned into a manhunt Thursday night, after the car police were pursuing collided with another vehicle and careened off the road -- crashing into a traffic control box. (Friday, 1:59 PM)
Weekend, June 15 & 16
Theater: 'Boeing Boeing'
The opening show of the Palo Alto Players' "Boeing Boeing" will be Saturday, June 15, at 8 p.m. Bernard, an American in Paris with an apartment conveniently located near Orly airport, is a magnet for all the stewardesses who fly through. There will also be a show on Sunday, June 16, at 2:30 p.m. Both are at the Lucie Stern Theater on 1305 Middlefield Road.
Festival: World Music Day
Palo Alto World Music Day is a music festival that takes places every year on Father's Day. It will be celebrated for the fifth time in Palo Alto on Sunday June 16, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on University Avenue (closed to traffic) and King Plaza.
(Friday, 11:08 AM)
Friday, June 14
Astronomy: Lunar mission talk
The monthly meeting of the Peninsula Astronomical Society, tonight, June 14, includes a free talk open to the public with speaker Brian Day of NASA Ames speaking on NASA's LADEE Lunar Mission. Foothill Observatory will open after the meeting, from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting. Park in Lot 5. 7:30-9 p.m. $3 parking fee. Foothill College Room 5015, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos. (Friday, 11:06 AM)
Review: Wild, wacky and wonderful
Colman Domingo, playwright and actor for TheatreWorks' latest show, is a bit of a native son, having done a fair amount of acting locally before making his way on Broadway and film. He returns to us in his most recent work, "Wild With Happy," a play that was a hit at TheatreWorks' New Works Festival in 2011 and ran to acclaim at New York's Public Theater before coming here. (Friday, 10:20 AM)
Council OKs 21 homes
A largely vacant 1.4-acre lot at 137 Easy St. may soon be home to a development of row houses after the council unanimously approved the project on Tuesday, June 11. (Friday, 10:00 AM)
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Four residential burglaries in three days
Residential burglaries continue to be a problem in Mountain View, with four burglaries and one attempted break-in over a three-day period, according to police reports. (Thursday, 10:43 PM)
Thursday, June 13
Theater: 'Wild With Happy'
TheatreWorks' new comedy is performed tonight, June 13, at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. "Wild With Happy," by Colman Domingo, is about a struggling actor who decides to mourn his late mother in a joyous new way. Tickets are $31-$51, and the show runs through June 30. (Thursday, 10:40 AM)
Power restored after early morning outage
Power has been restored to more than 5,800 PG&E customers in Mountain View following an outage this morning, according to a PG&E spokesman. (Thursday, 10:36 AM)
Council hesitant to boost library funding
In city budget discussions on Tuesday, the City Council supported adding $50,000 to next year's library budget for new books, CDs, and DVDs and other materials. Even with the boost, the city's spending on such items will still be lower than in comparable cities' libraries. (Thursday, 9:57 AM)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A happy homecoming
Air National Guard Sgt. Jesus Feliciano is embraced by his children, fraternal twins Tristan and Adriana, when he returned to Moffett Federal Airfield after a four-month deployment. Families and friends of the 129th Rescue Guard gathered to welcome home their heroes on Monday, June 10. Photos by Michelle Le. (Wednesday, 3:50 PM)
Witness' report leads to arrest in bike theft
Police arrested a San Jose man for allegedly stealing a bicycle at the Mountain View Caltrain station after a witness alerted police. (Wednesday, 3:21 PM)
Council backtracks after cat owners pounce on licensing law
After public outcry, on Tuesday City Council members were persuaded to scratch new regulations for pet owners in Mountain View, including a controversial licensing and rabies shot requirements for cats. (Wednesday, 1:59 PM)
Huge gang bust nets 39 arrests
All but nine of 48 alleged members or associates of the Nuestra Familia criminal gang indicted in May are in custody in the largest gang prosecution ever in Santa Clara County, the district attorney's office said Tuesday, June 11. Mountain View police are among the local law enforcement agencies that assisted in the investigation. (Wednesday, 11:17 AM)
Wednesday, June 12
Theater: 'Pippi Longstocking'
The Palo Alto Childen's Theatre's production of "Pippi Longstocking" opens today, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at 1305 Middlefield Road. Bring a picnic or purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips and soft drinks from the Friends of the Children's Theatre. (Wednesday, 11:06 AM)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Google denies giving NSA "direct access" to user data
National Security Agency documents leaked to the press say Mountain View's Google has been cooperating with the US government to spy on citizens on an unprecedented scale, allowing direct access to the company's servers. Google executives deny that to be the case. (Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 11:01 PM)
Cat owners pounce on license debate
Tonight the City Council is likely to re-examine the surprisingly controversial cat licensing requirements it approved last week. (Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 1:37 PM)
Tuesday, June 11
Dance: L'Ecole de Danse Performances
Mountain View ballet school L'Ecole de Danse hosts performances today, June 11, and tomorrow, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
(Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 10:45 AM)
Play your way to better behavior
How important is it to get kids on their feet and active during the school day? Pretty important, as it turns out. (Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 10:40 AM)
Monday, June 10, 2013
Roundtable group takes on school shooting fears
It hasn't happened here, but community members met last week to discuss the possibility of a school shooting in Mountain View. (Monday, June 10, 2013, 10:42 AM)
Monday, June 10
Authors: Panel Reading
Edited by Emmy Award-winning writer, actress, producer, director, and stand-up comic Henriette Mantel, Books Inc. presents a panel reading of "No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Motherhood" tonight, June 10, at Books Inc. in Palo Alto at 7 p.m.
(Monday, June 10, 2013, 10:42 AM)
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