mv-voice.com http://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us Copyright 2017 mv-voice.com Mountain View Online http://mv-voice.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.mv-voice.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Knead to bake]]> Every week, subscribers to As Kneaded Bakery, a new Community Supported Bakery, get a different variety of bread -- from herbed baguette and challah to spelt-walnut -- made by Palo Alto native Iliana Berkowitz.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: seeking vintage donations; container gardening]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Women's rights walk Sunday in Palo Alto]]> Local female leaders from an array of fields, from education and activism to public service, will speak at a rally on Sunday, March 26, in Palo Alto organized by Feminist Majority, a national women's rights organization.]]> <![CDATA[Talking trash - The do's and don'ts of recycling]]> Palo Alto has one of the more advanced recycling and composting programs on the Peninsula, compared to many neighboring cities like Menlo Park and Los Altos.]]> <![CDATA[How local schools measure up in new state assessment]]> In a bid to move away from grading school performance on a single number and a single test, the California Department of Education released a new report last week that sums up the quality of public schools in a detail-laden "dashboard" for school officials and families alike.]]> <![CDATA[City barrels ahead with on-demand fuel rules]]> Over the protests of several stakeholders, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday approved plans to have the local fire department monitor and sanction the emerging mobile-fuel businesses. But while the Mountain View now has formal standards, some of the mobile-fuel companies warn the regulations will essentially kill their market within the city. ]]> <![CDATA[Burglary suspects at large after high-speed chase]]> Two suspects are still at large after a home burglary in Mountain View this morning led to a high-speed chase that ended in San Jose, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Storms Friday, Sunday to bring rain, gusty winds]]> Bay Area rivers are expected to stay within their banks when rain from two storms falls in the region Friday and Sunday, National Weather Service officials said.
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<![CDATA[Not perfect? No problem]]> TACO's mission is to give people of all skill levels the chance to share a love of playing classical music in an enjoyable, inclusive environment without the pressure to perform, be perfect, or even practice regularly.]]> <![CDATA[This week's A&E highlights]]> Local pop bands in Mountain View, a production of "The Producers" in Redwood City, a Broadway star at Stanford and "Science Night" in Menlo Park are featured this week. ]]> <![CDATA[Trump cuts spell trouble for local housing]]> Calling an affordable-housing project a "miracle" sounds trite, but the term now seems apt for a new 67-unit apartment project being built 1701 El Camino Real. ]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA['Understanding Islam' speaker series starts in April]]> Santa Clara County Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker series with regional leaders that will launch in Palo Alto next month.]]> <![CDATA[Bystanders stop phone theft suspect]]> A transient woman who allegedly robbed a woman of her phone last week was arrested after bystanders chased down the suspect and detained her until police arrived.
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<![CDATA[Family feuds and filial piety]]> Two elderly sisters, separated by an ocean as well as years of hostility and pain, and the two daughters who are determined to reunite them before it's too late, are at the heart of "Calligraphy," Velina Hasu Houston's multicultural family drama, now given its regional premiere by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Brief break in rain Wednesday]]> More soggy, windy weather is expected to roll into the Bay Area after a brief sunny respite on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
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<![CDATA[Recall election of Brock Turner judge postponed]]> The group working to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for alleged judicial bias has decided to delay placing a recall on the ballot until next summer given the cost of mounting a special election this November.]]> <![CDATA[Zimbabwe charity race and fair turns 18]]> The 18th annual Run For Zimbabwe will be hosted at St. Joseph school, 1120 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View, on Sunday, Mar. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. The event aims to teach the local community about Zimbabwean culture and to raise funds for the Makumbi Children's Home, an orphanage.]]> <![CDATA[High school district's champion of minority students set to retire]]> After almost half a century working in Mountain View's education system, Associate Superintendent Brigitte Sarraf announced she will be retiring from the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District.]]> <![CDATA[Larry's AutoWorks closes down]]> Popular car repair shop Larry's AutoWorks closed down Friday and there are no plans for it to reopen. Owner Larry Moore told the Voice on Monday that he and his wife had decided to retire after lining up the sale of their shop at 2526 Leghorn St.
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<![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Three storms to bring rain, cool temperatures this week]]> Three storm systems moving over the Bay Area will bring rain and cooler temperatures this week to much of the region, according to the National Weather Service.]]> <![CDATA[Eight apply to new rent control committee]]> Mountain View City Council members now have a stack of new candidates for the city's Rental Housing Committee to choose from, including a few more property owners with a stake in how rent control is implemented.
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<![CDATA[Five suspects nabbed after downtown Palo Alto hit-and-run]]> A manhunt for suspects in a downtown Palo Alto hit-and-run concluded early Friday evening at a Waverley Street shed, where three people who were involved in the collision were reportedly hiding, police said.]]> <![CDATA[Still no verdict on school boundary changes]]> After another six-hour meeting over the weekend, Mountain View Whisman School District's boundary committee will be heading into overtime on how to best rezone school attendance areas throughout the city of Mountain View.]]> <![CDATA[Neighborhood haunt]]> Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly restaurant serving high-quality comfort food at reasonable prices.]]> <![CDATA[This week's A&E highlights]]> This week, check out a musical based on the "Song of Songs" in Mountain View, an exhibition of paintings inspired by water, a classic fairy tale on stage, a banjo concert and an eco-art installation. ]]> <![CDATA[Live-fraction]]> Disney's 1991 classic "Beauty and the Beast" -- the first animated film to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars -- now gets the live-action treatment, but where last year's "The Jungle Book" felt fresh and vibrant in live action, "Beauty and the Beast" proves dispiriting.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: fountain class, flower arranging]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]> <![CDATA[The dirt on gardening]]> Cooks will tell you it's mostly about using the best ingredients. For gardeners, it's all in the soil. If you have the soil right, you can plant anything and it will grow. ]]> <![CDATA[Pear Theatre presents 'A View from the Bridge']]> Set in a Brooklyn tenement, "A View from the Bridge," Arthur Miller's 1955 drama, runs through April 2 at Mountain View's Pear Theatre. Given the current political climate, Pear Avenue director Ray Renati sees a contemporary message in the drama that goes beyond forbidden love and illegal immigration.]]> <![CDATA['Love Sick' in Mountain View]]> "Love Sick," a new musical based on the erotic, Old Testament text "The Song of Songs," will run for one more weekend at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.]]> <![CDATA[Elisabeth Ward to head Los Altos History Museum]]> Elisabeth I. Ward, an expert on Scandinavian language and culture, will become the new executive director of the Los Altos History museum this month]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: garden tour, middle school program]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events, including the Gamble Garden Spring Tour in April and an online middle school garden curriculum.]]> <![CDATA[Gorilla warfare]]> Warner Brothers and Legendary Entertainment are taking the ultimate fighting-esque monster-a-monster showdown to the bank by throwing more "A" money at more"B" material with "Kong: Skull Island," the second installment of a burgeoning "MonsterVerse" initiated in 2014's "Godzilla" reboot.]]> <![CDATA[Local restaurateurs battle labor challenges]]> Longtime owners who have run restaurants on the Midpeninsula for decades say they've never seen labor costs become so acute, and they fear a breaking point is on the horizon.]]> <![CDATA[Joined at the hip]]> Some stories easily lend themselves to musical theater. An old-timey circus sideshow with a cast of "freak" characters -- and the incredible true story of singing, dancing conjoined twins who became the toast of vaudeville -- is one of them. That story and setting, paired with a melodic score, strong performances and eye-catching visuals, make Foothill Music Theatre's current production of "Side Show" a winner.]]> <![CDATA[Protect your citrus trees now to get more fruit later]]> As spring approaches, now is the time to pull off the leftover fruit, fertilize, prune and get the trees ready for next year's crops.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: Household assistance for seniors; flower and garden show]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]> <![CDATA[Oscar-nominated animated shorts 2016]]> The slate of the five animated short films nominated at this year’s Academy Awards unfortunately leaves something to be desired when compared with the live-action collection, but a few rise above the competition.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: Building a rose garden; remodeling workshop]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]> <![CDATA[Meet the scare-ents]]> The new horror picture "Get Out" is advertised as being "From the mind of Jordan Peele," and a beautiful mind it is. Peele made his name as the co-creator and co-star of the racially themed sketch comedy show "Key and Peele," which he and Keegan-Michael Key followed up with last year's feature comedy "Keanu." Now Peele makes a bold turn to horror, writing and directing what he calls a "social thriller" or, to state the obvious, "a horror movie that is from an African American's perspective."]]> <![CDATA['Cure'd ham]]> "A Cure for Wellness," a disturbing new psychological horror film from Gore Verbinski ("The Ring," "Pirates of the Caribbean"), isn't quite right in the head, but that's not such a bad thing. Verbinski's weird "eat the rich" excursion into the madhouse genre, with its slow descent into Grand Guignol, offers much more than just a good horror story.]]> <![CDATA[The fling of comedy]]> It takes a special sort to be stand-up comic, a sort that's not easily faked by even the best of actors, including Robert De Niro, who attempts to play a stand-up in the unfortunately unexceptional "The Comedian."]]> <![CDATA['Space'd out]]> Part soul-searching drama, part whimsical road movie, part unlikely romance and part sci-fi comedy, "The Space Between Us" has a high-concept premise and low-wattage creative energy in executing it. The original screenplay (which nevertheless evinces the feel of a YA novel) proposes the first human born on Mars and the wackiness that ensues when he sets foot on planet Earth to find his father.]]> <![CDATA[Feed the birds]]> It's winter and most back-yard plants are dormant or not blooming. How do you attract birds to your yard now, let alone when spring comes?]]> <![CDATA[HOME FRONT: Planting Camellias, Garden Photography]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]> <![CDATA[‘Collateral’ damage]]> You’ve heard the expression “dumber than a bag of rocks?” Well, the bag of rocks sold a screenplay, and I’ve just seen the movie that’s been made from it. It’s called “Collateral Beauty,” and it’s as deep as an inspirational kitty poster and twice as cutesy.]]> <![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."]]>