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Teens name center "The View"

Original post made on Mar 5, 2013

Teens on the city's Youth Advisory Committee got their way on Tuesday when the City Council voted to approve their favored name for a new teen center on Escuela Avenue.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 10:15 AM

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Posted by John Wakerly, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Change the name of the city government's paper, I'd be OK with that. My late wife Kate Wakerly, its first editor over 20 years ago, would sometimes jokingly refer to it as "Pravda" :) . But no offense, I don't think you can actually accuse The View of carrying propaganda.

Posted by Doug Pearson, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I see no conflict between the The View (teen center), The View (City of Mountain View official newsletter), and The View (TV show). Of course, I don't have a strong interest in any of the three, so i'm probably the wrong person to ask.

Posted by Wo'O Ideafarm, a resident of another community
on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Wo\'O Ideafarm is a registered user.

The name is perfect, for exactly the reason that Mr. Siegel opposes it. Teenagers are supposed to have secrets that are inscrutable for adults. The teenagers will make "The View" mean something, and whatever it comes to mean will be entirely their own creation and, perhaps, their own secret.

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