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on Aug 23, 2010
OK, kind of funny, but with no crowds, it seems only a very small part of the community fell for this...and they work for the Voice. Hey, if it was the actual TV show, you would have broken the story so good effort...no guts, no glory.
Seems like a ploy by Global Beads to boost its flagging reputation, that has already been addressed fully by so many on Yelp.com. Just look it up, and see for yourself!
After a quick search of Amazing Race fan sites it was evident to me that this was probably a false alarm shortly after I heard about it. But I went anyway to see what was actually going to happen, as did two City Council members.
What some people will stoop to for publicity. Shame on you, Global Beads!
Why is a Mountain View business, not to mention the Central Business Association, holding fund raisers for a school that is in the Los Altos school district? Last time I checked, the Mountain View-Whisman district could use a little additional funding as well. Loyola largely services the Los Altos Hills, one of the most affluent communities in the country. This whole thing makes me sick, and I will definitely think twice before I patronize any Castro St. businesses from here on out.
"Loyola largely services the Los Altos Hills, one of the most affluent communities in the country. This whole thing makes me sick, and I will definitely think twice before I patronize any Castro St. businesses from here on out."
Indeed. Global Beads? More like Global *Greed*.
You know,it's entirely possible that Global Beads didn't donate any money to this Loyola event. Bubb school often does an Amazing Race, and they request permission from different locations around town to put their clues there, like a treasure hunt. But I don't think the companies donate. I could be wrong, but I wouldn't jump to conclusions. And even if Global Beads did make some sort of donation -- that doesn't mean they wouldn't do the same thing for Landels, or Bubb, or Castro, or any other school that requested it, so I don't see why the fact that this was an LASD school should make a bit of difference. Businesses generally help all local schools, as the parents from surrounding communities come to Mountain View to patronize our businesses. I see nothing wrong with that.
Psssst, I hear there are 2 tribes of people competing for an immunity idol over at Cuesta Park...
Lets see...do you think a national television show is going to just show up at a random business without notification to the business owner explaining what is going to happen and signing a whole bunch of liability waviers. Also most of these film crews go to the city they are filming in to notify them and get the proper permits. Here is a thought...don't you think the production crew that would be doing this would contact the police department so there is not a police response intrupting the filming and slowing down a contestant. This may be a reality show but these people are professionals that have a lot of lawyers and scouting crews to set these things up. Whoever though this was a real event is a real....wait is this even newsworthy? I just wasted my time commenting on this...I must be losing it...Last point...who are the City Council members that showed up so I know not to vote for them.
Kathleen McCabe of Global Beads was doing the right thing. She agreed to be one of 8 stops in the annual Loyola Amazing Race, which is organized and funded entirely by Loyola parents. Kathleen and the Central Business Association did not "hold a fundraiser for the Los Altos school district" nor did they donate any money. Kathleen simply, and generously, offered the space outside of her shop to support her community. Three of the Los Altos families hosting the race this year have volunteered in the Mountain View Whisman school district for years because they also believe it's important to support the community--the whole community, not just their town. The Loyola Amazing race makes every effort to promote local businesses and does so by creating stops in Los Altos and adjacent towns. We are extremely thankful to the many businesses like Global Beads that support our schools. So, thanks Kathleen, from Loyola Eleme
Good grief-- there are so many groups doing faux 'Amazing Race' events out there-- the Voice really didnt clue in? (Maybe if the Voice actually covered the schools and not just the district office they'd be aware of this, but I digress)
JoJo and especially The Eye-- your terribly uninformed comments are disappointing. Good corporate citizens like Global Beads (I'm told they've also participated in Bubb's Amazing Race) should be applauded for helping out when approached.
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