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Week in Review: No-Nuke Concert, MVPD Arrests and Startup Stars

A look back at the week’s news.

Did you miss the news in Mountain View this week? Here's a quick recap of local issues, personalities, events and photos.

Sunday, Aug. 7

On the 66th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a star-studded group of activist-musicians, will entertain festival-goers at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Sunday, Aug. 7, for the Musicians United for Safe Energy.

After the Musicians United for Safe Energy press conference, Mountain View Patch asked Kitaro, the Grammy and Golden Globe winner, how the Japanese community feels about its past, present and future nuclear (or non-nuclear) reality.

Monday, Aug. 8

Under a clear blue Bay Area sky, dozens of artists from across musical genres like Bonnie Raitt, Crosby Still & Nash, Jackson Browne, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Kitaro, Tom Morello and Jason Mraz rocked Shoreline Amphitheatre on Sunday with one goal in mind—end the use of nuclear energy.

for allegedly snatching a gold necklace from the neck of a 57-year-old woman as she walked along Rengstorff on Satuday afternoon, police officials reported Monday.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

Mountain View Patch inaugurated its Startup Star profiles this week and spoke with Ben Curren, co-founder and CTO of Outright, and Billy Estoque, a software engineer there. What did we learn? They are a very fit group.

The Mountain View Police Department announced an expansion to their social media outreach with a Facebook Fan Page, a Chief's Blog and applications for the iPhone, iPad and Android mobile platform. According to the department, the public can check for the latest news, social media postings, directions, department contacts, feedback and questions, department surveys, submitting crime tips and more.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Most cities in California pay their elected officials less than the state's salary guideline, according to an analysis by the LA Times. That includes Mountain View. Read more about it here.

In this week's Mom Talk, Autumn Vandiver explains the Back to School ritual she hopes to follow this summer. Does she? Find out and share your own. Read more here.

Thursday, Aug. 11

The Mountain View-Los High School Union School District rejoiced with the release of the California Department of Education graduation and dropout figures which showed that the local high schools had graduation rates 20 percent higher than the state wide average of 74.4 percent.

How do you measure success? Columnist Joni Ratts considers this age-old question with some self-reflection. "Maybe real success is simple. Maybe I have the wrong definition," she writes. Read on and join the conversation.

Friday, Aug. 12

For today's startup stars profiles, Patch spoke to Saygent's Evy Wilkings and Jenny Shirey about their office culture and they seem to have a lot of fun. Learn more here.

A third woman came forward as a possible victim of gold chain snatcher Antonio Sotelo-Lozano, 18, arrested by the Mountain View Police Department with two others on Saturday, Aug. 6. The MVPD stated they found the necklace in his possession.

Saturday, Aug. 13

After statewide Amber Alert had been issued Friday for Madeline Samaan-Fey, 2, who was abducted by her father, Mourad "Moni" Samaan, 49, in Sacramento last Sunday it was cancelled. The pair were found dead Saturday night.

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