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News - October 5, 2012

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Pretty in pink

Mountain View firefighters will be wearing pink during October to be a part of "Passionately Pink for a Cure," a nationwide program in support of breast cancer.

Firefighters will be donning the pink shirts October 14-20 in order to raise awareness about breast cancer, support those battling the disease and to raise funds in support of the El Camino Hospital Women's Health Foundation.

"Passionately Pink for the Cure" is a program adopted by numerous fire departments across the country, including Mountain View, and October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. City Council members will reportedly be sporting pink shirts at their October 16 meeting.

Firefighters will be purchasing their own pink shirts and any one who wants to show their support in the fight against breast cancer can purchase the pink shirts. The shirts are available at these two locations:

Police/Fire Administration Building, 1000 Villa St., Mon.-Fri., 8-5 p.m.; and Fire Station 4, 229 N. Whisman Road, in the parking is behind the station, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily when crews are available on site.

—Ashley Finden

City website survey

If you've ever had trouble using the city's website, now is the time to say something.

A survey asking for opinions on the city's website has been launched as part of a City Council goal this year to improve the city's information technology.

The survey asks what people like about the site, what they would change, what features should be added and if certain things are hard to find. City officials say the end result will be a site with increased usability and a new look and feel.

The survey can be found online at or or email responses to

For more information, call Kimberley Thomas, assistant to the city manager, at 903-6301.

—Daniel DeBolt


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