Politics Blogs

Marin Independent Journal
April 5, 2014 - 7:51am
Marin environmental leaders applauded the adoption this week by the Bay Area's air pollution board of a 10-point program with goals of reducing Bay Area greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent, developing a regional climate action strategy and creating rules cutting back energy use and pollution.
Marin Independent Journal
April 5, 2014 - 7:51am
Marin environmental leaders applauded the adoption this week by the Bay Area's air pollution board of a 10-point program with goals of reducing Bay Area greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent, developing a regional climate action strategy and creating rules cutting back energy use and pollution.
Marin Independent Journal
April 4, 2014 - 10:40pm
Our youngest performer so far, 11-year-old singer-songwriter Rose Paradise, is next up in our IJ Lobby Lounge, singing a set of her original songs and, appropriately enough, a cover of Tom Petty's "American Girl.
Marin Independent Journal
April 4, 2014 - 9:39pm
The Marin County Civil Grand Jury is recommending public schools revise their approach to disciplining students, saying suspending students is doing more harm than good.
Marin Independent Journal
April 4, 2014 - 9:39pm
Now topping more than 3 million, the number of Californians who have enrolled in a private health care plan or in Medi-Cal through the state's health insurance exchange will likely rise by about 500,000 people who started but did not finish their applications by Monday's midnight deadline, exchange
Mountain View Voice
April 4, 2014 - 8:55pm
by Katie Straub As "Game of Thrones" fans rejoice as the fourth season of the HBO series premieres, professional animator David Hollin has given them something to talk about with fan art that recasts pivotal scenes to feudal Japan.
Marin Independent Journal
April 4, 2014 - 8:37pm
Sunday is shaping up as a good time to head for the beach as rain exits the region and temperatures soar to near 80.
Oakland North
April 4, 2014 - 8:34pm
In a tightly-moderated discussion Thursday evening at Temple Sinai in Oakland, mayoral candidates took questions from journalists, querying one another and making closing statements. Many aimed shots at Mayor Jean Quan, but most refrained from taking jabs at one another.
Mountain View Voice
April 4, 2014 - 4:42pm
by Sheila Himmel If you Google the word "Cijjo" you get the restaurant in Mountain View, and only the restaurant in Mountain View. That is by design. The three-month-old Cijjo Cosmopolitan Tapas Lounge is one of a kind.
Political Blotter
April 4, 2014 - 4:22pm
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari posted this web video today about… his dogs. Winslow and Newsome have their own Twitter accounts, too. Sure, Kashkari yesterday posted a video of highlights from his tour following the rollout of his jobs plan. But… dogs! No comment so far from...
Political Blotter
April 4, 2014 - 3:18pm
Allegations of ethical and legal violations are flying hot and heavy between supporters of 16th Assembly District candidates Tim Sbranti and Steve Glazer. Barry Fadem, a Lafayette attorney backing Glazer, filed a complaint in December with the California Fair Political Practices Commission claiming...
Marin Independent Journal
April 4, 2014 - 2:58pm
Marin-based Roots of Peace, an international nonprofit working to transform former mine fields into farmland, planted 50 tree seedlings Friday on San Rafael Hill in the shape of a heart in honor of the International Day of Mine Awareness.
Marin Independent Journal
April 4, 2014 - 2:58pm
Marin-based Roots of Peace, an international nonprofit working to transform former mine fields into farmland, planted 50 tree seedlings Friday on San Rafael Hill in the shape of a heart in honor of the International Day of Mine Awareness.
Mountain View Voice
April 4, 2014 - 2:23pm
by Elena Kadvany The Santa Clara County Mental Health Department this week launched a campaign to raise awareness about suicide prevention, displaying on 16 Valley Transportation Authority buses the message "Give up? Not on your life" with the phone number for the county's suicide and crisis...
Political Blotter
April 4, 2014 - 12:08pm
Activists organized in part by the California Nurses Association rallied Friday at congressional offices in 22 cities – including four in Northern California – to call for a tax on Wall Street speculation to relieve economic inequality and address basic needs. The Oakland-based union scheduled the...
Mountain View Voice
April 4, 2014 - 11:41am
by Daniel DeBolt Council member John Inks says his colleagues are guilty of taking a "bribe" because of the way they recently required a developer to cough up $100,000 at the last minute.
Mountain View Voice
April 4, 2014 - 11:24am
by Peter Canavese There's a moment in "The Raid 2" when a goon begs, "Please have mercy," and his assailant responds by raising his pickax. It's that kind of movie. And I'm half-joking when I say that if you gleefully identify with the assailant in that scene, this is the movie for you. Others may...
Mountain View Voice
April 4, 2014 - 11:21am
by Peter Canavese Give this to the films of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe": they have a consistency of quality. By treating their comic-book-derived films more as regular "issues" than film events, Marvel may never produce a film as great as "The Dark Knight," but it'll never sink to a low like "...
Mountain View Voice
April 4, 2014 - 11:18am
by Kevin Forestieri The robotics team at Mountain View High School went undefeated at the Sacramento regional competition last month. Running off the momentum of their last win, the student team will be heading to the Silicon Valley Regional this week in preparation for the national championship in...
Marin Independent Journal
April 4, 2014 - 6:28am
SAN ANSELMO resident Cecilia Zamora, executive director of the Latino Council, has received the Unsung Hero Award from the Institute for Women's Leadership.
Marin Independent Journal
April 4, 2014 - 6:28am
SAN ANSELMO resident Cecilia Zamora, executive director of the Latino Council, has received the Unsung Hero Award from the Institute for Women's Leadership.
Mountain View Voice
April 3, 2014 - 8:41pm
by mv-voice.com A Bay Area-based Air National Guard team left Moffett Federal Airfield Thursday afternoon on a rescue mission to help a seriously ill 1-year-old girl on a boat hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico, according to California National Guard officials.
Mountain View Voice
April 3, 2014 - 8:36pm
by Nick Veronin This week, Worth a Look highlights the work of landscape painter Marty Ricks, a Stanford doctor's clinical and scientific appreciation of Rodin's sculputure, and the 80th production of Mountain View black box community stage, The Pear Avenue Theatre.
Political Blotter
April 3, 2014 - 1:34pm
My article in today’s editions about whether Democratic House candidate Ro Khanna and/or his supporters had anything to do with getting Republican Joel Vanlandingham into the 17th Congressional District race had far more complexity than room in the paper allowed. For one thing, there’s a...
Mountain View Voice
April 3, 2014 - 10:31am
by Nick Veronin The cast and creators of the new HBO show, "Silicon Valley," gathered at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City last night to celebrate the launch of their new sitcom, which follows a group of friends and coders as they live together while attempting to launch a startup. The show, headed...