Two injured in shooting at Mountain View park

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Two people were injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at Rengstorff Park, police said. Officers were called at about 1 p.m. to the park on the 200 block of South Rengstorff Avenue for reports of gunshots, the Mountain View Police Department said in a news release. They arrived to find two victims suffering from minor injuries. One victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police said both victims were expected to make full recoveries. An investigation determined the shooting occurred near the basketball courts, police said. Officers did not find the shooter, but witnesses described the suspect as a Latino man, 20 to 30 years old… Read More

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Bay Area weekend: ‘Coded,’ a feminist gaming play; H.E.R., Fantastic Negrito

The Bay Area is stacked with stuff to see and do this weekend, from a feminist play about the gaming biz to music festivals galore to a multimedia concert featuring jazz great Omar Sosa and classical concerts from the Steinway Society and Gold Coast Chamber Players. Here’s a rundown. The play’s the thing Here are three shows Bay Area theater fans should know about. “Coded”: COVID last year canceled this new play by Kirsten Brandt about women in the gaming world just before its world premiere at City Lights Theater in San Jose. Now it’s back in live performances to open City Lights new season. The story follows a promising… Read More

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Letters: Save a generation | School renovation | Air purifiers | Paying for innovation | Commemorating tragedy

Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Flavored tobacco ban could save generation “Dude, you have to try the mango!” “Nah man, I prefer strawberry.” A regular discussion between my eighth-grade neighbor and his friend, I thought. After all, I spoke regularly with my friends about which flavors of boba and other food I like. But it was the next line that really caught my attention: “I heard there’s a chocolate vape, too.” They weren’t talking about something as innocuous as boba, they were discussing e-cigarettes. Flavors are the primary reason that most youths start using e-cigarettes. And once they do, they… Read More

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Jared Polis, country’s first openly gay elected governor, marries longtime partner Marlon Reis

Colorado’s Jared Polis, the first openly gay man to be elected governor in the U.S., married his longtime partner Marlon Reis on Wednesday. “The greatest lesson we have learned over the past 18 months is that life as we know it can change in an instant,” Polis tweeted. “We are thankful for the opportunity to celebrate our life together as a married couple.” The greatest lesson we have learned over the past 18 months is that life as we know it can change in an instant. We are thankful for the opportunity to celebrate our life together as a married couple. After 18 years together, we couldn’t be happier to… Read More

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Broncos’ KJ Hamler, ready for larger role with Jerry Jeudy sidelined, insists drops are “not my forte”

After dropping a 50-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter of the Broncos’ win over the Giants last Sunday, KJ Hamler lingered on the MetLife Stadium turf with his head in his hands for a few extra seconds. The memory hung around even longer for the second-year wide receiver. “After the game, and the next few days, (the drop) was still on my mind,” Hamler said. “I came out here (to Broncos headquarters) on Monday and I told one of the assistants to just throw me 100 over-the-shoulder deep balls. And the wind was blowing the same way it was when we were in New York, so it was kind… Read More

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