Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mountain View Schools Up Their Art Spend

For decades, arts and music programs in Mountain View public school has been kept alive through support from nonprofits, school foundations and public agencies, giving children a chance to dabble in everything from painting and ceramics to playing the flute and singing in a choir, from the moment they hit kindergarten through eighth grade. But buying and maintaining cellos and trumpets can be expensive, and with major plans in the works to ramp up art and music electives at Crittenden and Graham middle schools, district officials say its time to pitch in more money to make sure individual schools aren't forced to use discretionary funds on a thriving arts program. More

Friday, June 3, 2016

Naturally or Artificially Intelligent in Mountain View

A business incubator from Beijing will open an accelerator in Mountain View on Thursday for artificial intelligence startups. TechCode will select startups with existing AI prototypes to spend six months in the program, including two weeks in China meeting potential investing, manufacturing and distribution partners. The program will conclude with a demo day, said Luke Tang, general manager of TechCode’s U.S. Accelerator. TechCode’s international presence in China, South Korea and Germany will give the startups an opportunity to tap into global markets, he said. TechCode will target startups that want to expand globally. The accelerator also will connect startups with larger companies. More

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Anonymous Takes Over the Mountain View Voice

Mountain View: September 18, 2015 Hackers took control of the five news websites of Embarcadero Media Group on Thursday night, according to the media outlet. The websites of Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac, Mountain View Voice and Pleasanton Weekly were all reportedly attacked at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The company temporarily took the websites offline and it is distributing news content through its social media platforms. Work is being performed to restore the websites, the company’s officials said. As of 3 p.m. today, the websites were still down. After being hacked, the websites featured a message and an image of Guy Fawkes, a symbol typically associated with the hacker group Anonymous. The message explained that the company, “failed to remove content that has been harmful to the well-being and safety of others,” warning that, “failure to honor all requests to remove content will lead to the permanent shutdown of all Embarcadero Media Group websites.” It ended with the presumed slogan of Anonymous: “We do not forgive, we do not forget, we are legion.” But Bill Johnson, the company’s president and CEO, said the message didn’t point to any specific article or information. Thus, he said he wasn’t sure of its significance. Palo Alto Police Department is investigating the incident.