mv-voice.com http://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us Copyright 2016 mv-voice.com Mountain View Online http://mv-voice.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.mv-voice.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[MayView clinic picks up where RotaCare left off]]> It's been seven months since El Camino Hospital closed the doors on Mountain View's RotaCare clinic, but patients in need of affordable health care services haven't had to search far for a replacement. The MayView Community Health Center has been the thriving and busy clinic for the uninsured, the successor of RotaCare for those who need to see a doctor but can't afford it.
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<![CDATA[German school's holiday market]]> Post-election blues got you down? Hankering for a taste of Europe, or perhaps just seeking a bit of holiday cheer? The German International School of Silicon Valley’s annual Weihnachtsmarkt (German Holiday Market), which recreates the traditional open-air winter markets of Germany, Austria and the Alps, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10.]]> <![CDATA[Signs of the season]]> Snow, elves, carolers and candy canes -- it must be December in downtown Mountain View.
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<![CDATA[Stranger than 'Fiction']]> According to playwright Steven Dietz, "there are really three 'pasts' -- the past we remember, the past that we record and the past that actually happened. I think they are seldom the same thing." The blurry lines between truth, fiction and memory are explored and displayed to riveting effect in Dietz's "Fiction," as staged at Redwood City's Dragon Theatre.]]> <![CDATA[The ambassador of 'Arabology']]> Tune into KZSU 90.1 (Stanford University's radio station) and you'll hear hip-hop, electronica, folk songs, indie pop, rock 'n' roll, interviews with leading luminaries and everything in between. And that's all in one program: Dr. Ramzi Salti's "Arabology," the eclectic show that introduces listeners to the best music and culture coming out of the Arab world today.]]> <![CDATA[Ramirez, Cox tapped for planning commission seats]]> Lucas Ramirez, who was edged out of a City Council seat in the November election, was selected as the likely pick for an Environmental Planning Commission seat. ]]> <![CDATA[Cold, wet weather in this week's forecast]]> Temperatures in the Bay Area are expected to drop in the next coming days followed by wet weather later in the week, according to the National Weather Service.
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<![CDATA[Be cautious when using space heaters, says PG&E]]> Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the U.S., and almost half of these fires occur between December and February, Pacific Gas and Electric officials warned customers Sunday.
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<![CDATA[Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions]]> Local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can blame it on water reductions from the Hetch Hetchy supply and blending from other sources, according to City of Palo Alto Utilities spokeswoman Catherine Elvert.]]> <![CDATA[Rising demand for CHAC's services]]> For decades, the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) has been a one-stop shop for adults and kids who are struggling with mental health problems.]]> <![CDATA[Breakthrough Prize honors local science pioneers at Moffett]]> It was a constellation of stars, science and Silicon Valley luminaries at the NASA Ames Research Park on Sunday for the annual Breakthrough Prize. Now in its fifth year, the award ceremony honors scientific achievement with the glitz of a Hollywood gala, and it did not disappoint.
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<![CDATA[Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store in Palo Alto]]> A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the Palo Alto Apple Store in downtown early Sunday morning by driving an SUV into the building and stealing an unknown quantity of merchandise, Palo Alto police said.]]> <![CDATA[Home Sales]]> This week's local home sales.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> In this week's look at recent home sales, the market levels off as holidays approach.]]> <![CDATA[Captured Palo Alto inmate appears in court]]> The Palo Alto inmate who broke out from Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose the night before Thanksgiving and stayed on the loose until earlier this week appeared in court on Friday afternoon along with a second inmate who escaped with him.]]> <![CDATA[Monday: Mountain View's holiday tree-lighting celebration]]> Ringing in the holiday season with Mountain View style is the annual Community Tree Lighting Celebration on Monday evening at the Civic Center Plaza.
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<![CDATA[Water district plans to use Waverly Park homes for homeless]]> Homeless encampments are a common sight along Stevens Creek in Mountain View. In the southern end of the city near Waverly Park, one such encampment sits across the creek from homes worth more than $2 million, representing the major gulf between the haves and the have-nots in Silicon Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Three men sought in CVS robbery]]> Police are looking for three men who allegedly stole over $1,000 in items from a CVS pharmacy in Mountain View last week, and attacked an employee who tried to stop them.]]> <![CDATA[Google veers from city's North Bayshore vision]]> A review of the city's North Bayshore precise plan on Tuesday, Nov. 29, left some council members wondering if they were asking too much of one of the world's wealthiest companies.]]> <![CDATA[Trading places]]> 'Tis the season for exchanges -- of gifts, of course, but also holiday greeting cards, fancily decorated cookies and, in the case of the Redwood Symphony and Palo Alto Philharmonic, of maestros.]]> <![CDATA[New farmers' market baker knows art, science of bread-making]]> In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and his cargo of homemade bread tends to infuse the air with excitement. Strouts may do the same for her hometown.
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<![CDATA[Home-style Salvadoran]]> Zipotes is a little Salvadoran restaurant in the middle of a strip mall, a few yards from a Latino grocery store. It's a casual, order-at-the-counter spot that draws a loyal crowd.]]> <![CDATA[A respite from the cold]]> More than a hundred homeless people in the northern end of Santa Clara County now have a warm, reliable place to sleep each night, after the Sunnyvale Cold Weather Shelter opened its doors for the first time Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain, Crisis Text Line announce partnership]]> Starting next week, the now-ubiquitous "There is Help" signs with suicide hotline numbers posted at local Caltrain stations and along the railroad tracks will be joined by a new resource for those in crisis: Crisis Text Line, a free, confidential, 24/7 support service accessible by simply texting the number 741741.]]> <![CDATA[Maui wowie]]> The tried-and-true-and-tried-again Disney formula returns for the company's 56th animated feature, the Polynesian-set musical "Moana." The brand is essentially locked into narratives of princesses going on heroine's journeys of adventure and self-discovery. As one character tells the titular 16-year-old island girl, "If you wear a dress, and you have an animal sidekick, you're a princess."]]> <![CDATA['Tis the season]]> Though winter doesn't officially arrive until the solstice on Dec. 21, the holiday season has begun. With it comes plenty of arts-and-entertainment events to help you warm up in cool weather, deck the halls or make merry.]]> <![CDATA[Art mirrors life]]> Even if you've never taken a drama or improv class, you've likely encountered similar ice-breaker games and team-building exercises, maybe at a school event or work retreat. Love them or passionately dread them, these exercises, in all their cringeworthy glory, are on display in Los Altos Stage Company's latest production.]]> <![CDATA[Top 12 holiday book picks]]> As the hunt for the perfect gift gets underway this holiday season, we've decided to keep our focus local.]]> <![CDATA[Speaking in pictures]]> When nine Bay Area professional photographers launched a blog three years ago, they didn't think it would last. They were wrong. Not only has their collaborative content gained followers, it has spawned a new art form now on display at Foothill College.
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<![CDATA[Chimney checkup]]> Before you light that match for the first wood fire of the winter season, if you still have a wood-burning fireplace, start small.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front for Nov. 18]]> This week: a Christmas market and sustainable furniture.]]> <![CDATA[A feast for the season]]> Local photographer and cookbook author Erin Gleeson of "The Forest Feast" shares recipes and hosting tips for the holidays.]]> <![CDATA[Hogwarts and all]]> Were we to ask a Magic-8 Ball if we should expect greatness of the new movie set in J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," we'd no doubt get the answer "Signs Point to Yes." This is a spinoff from the $8 billion-grossing "Harry Potter" film series, the first entry to be personally screenwritten by "Potter" novelist J.K. Rowling, and coming off the heels of her critically acclaimed playwriting debut with two blockbuster original West End "Potter" sequels. I have heard the cash cow moo.]]> <![CDATA[A quiet struggle]]> One might call coincidence the universe's way of practicing irony. Certainly few historical coincidences have been as apt as the last name of the interracial married couple who fought all the way to the Supreme Court to have their marriage recognized by the state of Virginia. Their name was "Loving," and now that name also belongs to Jeff Nichols' film about the couple and, indeed, about the gerund.]]> <![CDATA[Painting the town]]> Not everyone can be the next O'Keeffe, Kahlo or Picasso but on Thursday evenings in downtown Redwood City, everyone's invited to be a painter. ]]> <![CDATA[A newish Jewish experience]]> Nourish: A Newish Jewish Cafe, the new dining option at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, serves "Jewish cuisine with a twist," said executive chef Robert Stayte.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters: Daily rentals in your neighborhood?]]> Are residential neighborhoods prime to become mini-hotel locations? With advent of the "sharing" economy when individuals can sign up to rent their home or a portion of it on a nightly basis they risk that owners or their tenants will seize the opportunity to make easy money.]]> <![CDATA[Bringing down the house]]> A residential demolition project doesn't begin when the excavator's bucket crashes through the corner of a home. It begins well before that with people like Jack Cook, estimator and project manager at CVE Demolition.]]> <![CDATA[Home Sales]]> Big sales in small-town Atherton: two sales over $30 million.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> In this week's roundup of real-estate sales, a new Woodside home sells for $22 million. ]]> <![CDATA[Journey, not destination]]> ?By the time you read this, the presidential election that seemed like it would never end will presumably have ended. And yet, its scariest implications about human nature will not have been resolved. Which makes election week a very fine time for Paramount Pictures to drop "Arrival," a science-fiction masterpiece that's largely about our perceptions of time and our struggles to communicate.]]> <![CDATA[Hunting the truth]]> Back in 1922, Robert J. Flaherty made the controversial documentary/docudrama "Nanook of the North," which he purported to be a nonfiction account of an Inuit hunter, but which included untruths, distortions and staged sequences.]]> <![CDATA[Stopping the flight of the bumblebee]]> Landscape designer Juanita Salisbury is determined to start a movement in Palo Alto that would help bring back bee-friendly plants.]]> <![CDATA['Strange'-r things]]> Back in 1963, Marvel's Stan Lee and Steve Ditko cheekily introduced Doctor Strange "quietly and without fanfare" as "a different kind of super-hero." And now, 53 years later, Marvel Studios has embraced that difference to make the "master of the mystic arts" a welcome addition to the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe.]]> <![CDATA[You got served]]> Some of the best filmmakers "fetishize" their art and, in doing so, invite their viewers to do the same. Park Chan-wook embodies that rare type of precision filmmaker whose every shot seems perfectly orchestrated and framed, whose every edit seems to have been worked out even before the sets were built or the actors hired. And yet Chan-wook's erotic thriller "The Handmaiden" -- with its story that, not coincidentally, deals with fetishes -- never feels lifelessly premeditated; rather, we realize, early and often, that we are in very sure hands.]]> <![CDATA[Rustic and refined]]> At iTalico, California Avenue's new Italian addition to its growing restaurant repertoire, comfort food has an edge.]]> <![CDATA[Home front: Fall maintenance, bare roots and maples]]> Classes in November focus on seasonal gardening tips. ]]> <![CDATA[Slow burn]]> Once again, Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) finds himself on a seemingly endless trail of clues in "Inferno," the third installment of director Ron Howard’s series of films based on the books by Dan Brown. The film begins with kinetic editing and a suitably creepy voiceover by the character of Zobrist (Ben Foster), whose evil plan entails wiping out most of the world’s population. ]]> <![CDATA[Growing your own food is great until evidence of rodents appears]]> Palo Alto resident Dexter Girton is an avid gardener who began noticing something was eating his crops. When he was convinced it was rats, his engineering background kicked into gear and a night-vision camera he rigged confirmed his suspicions.]]> <![CDATA[Neighborhood profile: Eastern Varsity Park]]> You can't help but be impressed with the caliber of street names in and around Eastern Varsity Park. Tulane wraps around Cornell and Duke, while Fordham Way parallels Lee. The streets embrace the tiny actual Varsity Park, a perfect neighborhood space with a well-maintained basketball court, several modern play structures and swings. ]]>