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Kid Oakland Blog
February 8, 2014 - 1:16am
Mountain View Voice
February 7, 2014 - 10:18pm
by mv-voice.com Mountain View police are searching for a suspect who fled after officers arrested two people occupying a stolen car early Friday morning.
Mountain View Voice
February 7, 2014 - 10:12pm
by mv-voice.com At least 30 people in the Bay Area have died from the flu this season and 202 are confirmed to have died statewide, according to figures released today by the state Department of Public Health.
Political Blotter
February 7, 2014 - 6:14pm
This just in from the White House: “On Friday, February 14, President Obama will travel to the Fresno, California area to discuss ongoing efforts to respond to the severe drought. Further details on the President’s trip to California will be available in the coming days.” As reported here last week...
Mountain View Voice
February 7, 2014 - 5:49pm
by Peter Canavese Say this for George Clooney, film director: He consistently makes films for adults. So it's too bad that, with his new WWII film "The Monuments Men," he sometimes treats that adult audience like children in need of a spoon-feed.
Mountain View Voice
February 7, 2014 - 5:47pm
by Peter Canavese Kids' toys and games have a poor track record as the basis for films. Since the broad-ranging "Toy Story" franchise doesn't really count (and with apologies to "Transformers" fans), the bar hasn't been set any higher than "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," "Clue" or perhaps "G.I....
Political Blotter
February 7, 2014 - 5:18pm
Republican former South Bay Congressman Ernie Konnyu said Friday he’s considering a run against Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom because Newsom is “fundamentally untrustworthy.” Newsom as San Francisco’s mayor violated state law by authorizing marriage licenses for same-sex couples in 2004, Konnyu said...
Mountain View Voice
February 7, 2014 - 4:51pm
by Daniel DeBolt A 3-acre central park and a large promenade are among the amenities that belong in a fully redeveloped San Antonio ShoppingCenter, City Council members said Tuesday.
Mountain View Voice
February 7, 2014 - 2:36pm
by Nick Veronin Thanks to a quick-thinking victim, police arrested a 20-year-old Redwood City man on Feb. 4 on charges of indecent exposure.
Mountain View Voice
February 7, 2014 - 1:31pm
by mv-voice.com Google employees who have been commuting by ferry to and from Silicon Valley will take their last ride on the water today, when two pilot programs come to an indefinite end.
California Budget Bites
February 7, 2014 - 11:42am
The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program is a key part of the state’s system of supports for low-income families with children. CalWORKs provides modest cash assistance as well as an array of services that prepare parents to find and keep jobs. A new CBP...
Mountain View Voice
February 6, 2014 - 10:02pm
by Nick Veronin Investigators believe a Los Altos man set his car on fire at a Mountain View auto repair shop last month with the intent of fooling insurers.
Mountain View Voice
February 6, 2014 - 9:57pm
by Nick Veronin Some emergency response technicians working for the organization that manages ambulance service in Mountain View and surrounding cities may have obtained CPR certification cards by paying a bribe to a CPR certification instructor.
Political Blotter
February 6, 2014 - 4:49pm
The Congressional Black Caucus held its first national Day of Prayer on Thursday, gathering with faith leaders on the U.S. Capitol’s East Lawn to seek divine help to end poverty and income inequality. Hours after President Obama attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the lawmakers prayed...
Calitics
February 6, 2014 - 2:27pm
Venture Capitalist Tim Draper's Initiative Proposal Won't Work by Brian Leubitz There is really no hedging necessary in that above statement. California clearly has regionalism, in government and in culture, to break into six states as Draper proposes in his potential ballot measure. Not only would...
Mountain View Voice
February 6, 2014 - 1:58pm
by mv-voice.com While today's rainfall is bringing some relief to the parched Bay Area, it is also creating dangerous driving conditions, and motorists are being warned of slippery roadways.
Mountain View Voice
February 6, 2014 - 1:40pm
by Sheila Himmel Mountain View must have done something right. The city now houses half a dozen excellent, reasonably priced Japanese restaurants, providing variety from sushi to ramen. Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas joined the pantheon in August.
Mountain View Voice
February 6, 2014 - 12:03pm
by Daniel DeBolt In a study session Tuesday, City Council members made some preliminary but very significant moves in planning the El Camino Real of the future.
Mountain View Voice
February 6, 2014 - 11:41am
by mv-voice.com Mountain View police have arrested a former San Francisco teacher after he allegedly attempted to arrange to meet with a minor for sex.
Mountain View Voice
February 5, 2014 - 7:07pm
by Nick Veronin Mountain View Whisman School District's bus drivers have been transporting fewer and fewer students to school.
Calitics
February 5, 2014 - 3:24pm
TransCanada, the company that would build and own the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada's tar sand fields to the U.S. Gulf Coast, has dialed up its lobbying in Congress after a U.S. State Department report that favored the pipeline. The giant oil pipeline is perfectly clean and safe, say the...
Calitics
February 5, 2014 - 11:19am
Reproductive rights activist looks to run for Ted Lieu's soon to be vacant seat rather than Congress by Brian Leubitz Congress seats in the age of term limits, even in the new 12 year age of term limits, are precious objects. And so the melee over Henry Waxman's CA-33 continues to heat up. Sen. Ted...
Mountain View Voice
February 5, 2014 - 10:39am
by mv-voice.com Fields of Stanford poppies, images from the book "Violin," and recent "white" paintings comprise Menlo Park artist Joyce Savre Hutt's Gallery 9 exhibit at 143 Main St. in Los Altos.
Mountain View Voice
February 4, 2014 - 12:04pm
by Elena Kadvany One wouldn't normally associate beer with a library. But turning that association -- or lack thereof -- on its head is the whole point of Brew University, a beer-education program launched by the city of Palo Alto library system in the summer of 2012.
Calitics
February 4, 2014 - 11:46am
Governor calls GOP legislation an "an unwelcome and divisive intrusion" by Brian Leubitz The GOP really thinks the drought is good for them politically. Problem is, there isn't that much that can really be done to ease the effects, other than a rain dance and monkeying around with precedence of...