The event will be at LinkedIn's Mountain View office at 700 E. Middlefield Road, in the "Together All-Hands Space" of Building 4, according to the CHAC website. The speaker at the event is Angela Alvarado, a prosecutor in the District Attorney's office and a former Mountain View High School student, who will dive into how the digital-rich world may be affecting children growing up.
A large majority of teens, 73 percent, have access to a smart phone and typically send and receive 30 messages per day, and a recent study found that kids who frequently use social media are 13 percent more likely to report depressive symptoms, according to the event page.
The event runs from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://tinyurl.com/chacmv28.
MV gets top marks for water conservation
The Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards, a coalition of government agencies and nonprofits, has named Mountain View the top water-conserving city in the region this year.
The city of Mountain View received the award for its two-fold efforts to reduce water use among its residents and park management, while at the same time making strides to support recycled water use, according to an announcement by the coalition. During the height of the drought, city-wide water use plunged from 13.3 million gallons per day in 2013 to just under 8.3 million gallons per day in 2017.
At 64 gallons per person per day, residential water in Mountain View is among the lowest in the entire state, according to the announcement.
The coalition also commended Mountain View for its recycled water system, which was completed in 2009 and pumps recycled water into the North Bayshore region of the city, saving a cumulative 1 billion gallons of drinking water.
The region competing for the award includes San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, as well as the southern half of Alameda County.
City's first hydrogen station opens
Mountain View's first hydrogen-fueling station opened for business recently at the Flyers gas station at 830 Leong Drive. The gas station installed the hydrogen pump last month, making it the 32rd station offering the fuel in California.
Hydrogen fuel cell technology generates zero carbon emission and its only byproduct is water vapor. The fuel technology has become a major component in California's ambitious goal to cut petroleum usage, yet its adoption has lagged behind electric cars.
In 2015, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) announced it would put $2.2 million toward building hydrogen-fuel stations in 12 Bay Area cities, including Mountain View. The gas supplier company Linde North America received $300,000 in subsidies to build the Mountain View hydrogen pumps, according to a BAAQMD spokeswoman.
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