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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The Apple rumors were wrong

Pictured: Tim Cook, knowing he’s not about to announce the thing I want. | Image: Apple For many who follow tech news closely, Apple’s event on Tuesday had a few big surprises — not because there were completely unexpected announcements, but because we didn’t see things we really thought we’d be getting. Rumors that had enough smoke to be almost a sure-fire thing in previous years ended up falling flat. For example: The Apple Watch was rumored to get a complete redesign, featuring flat edges and a flat screen. We saw this design in renders, reportedly leaked CAD files (which act as a 3D blueprint for products), and even heard… 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 bancould 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 get… Read More

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‘You gotta strike when you’re hot’: Tyler Allgeier making most of his fame with NIL opportunities

BYU running back Tyler Allgeier (25) flips the ball away after a run during the game against Utah at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. BYU won 26-17, ending a nine-game losing streak to the Utes. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Junior ball carrier from Fontana, California, has endorsements with YOKE Gaming, Balmshot and Built Bar. And he’s looking for more BYU running back Tyler Allgeier has gone from pushing shopping carts in the parking lot at a nearby Walmart for extra cash to pushing everything from lip balm, protein bars and chicken wings throughout Utah for substantially more scratch. Welcome to the world of… Read More

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Samsung begins mass-producing 90Hz OLED laptop screens

OLED lives on this ProArt Studiobook 16. | Image: Asus Samsung Display is following through on its promise to ramp up OLED production. The company has begun mass-producing laptop-sized 90Hz OLED panels, which will appear in multiple upcoming 14-inch laptops from Asus. “The demand for laptops is increasing steadily as working from home and remote learning become the new norm,” Asus Vice General Manager Y.C. Chen said in a statement. “OLED displays can meet consumers’ various needs as they’re using laptops for school, virtual meetings, video streaming, gaming, and more.” In a statement, Samsung Display said, “The 90Hz OLED panel offers more options for consumers who are looking to enjoy… Read More

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An Oklahoma pastor is offering to sign religious vaccine exemptions if people donate to his church

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the “World Wide Rally for Freedom”, an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A pastor is asking for donations to his church in exchange for signed religious vaccine exemptions. Jackson Lahmeyer is also running for Senate and giving out exemption forms on his campaign website. Lahmeyer told The Washington Post the form has been downloaded 30,000 times in the last two days. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Those seeking proof of a religious vaccine exemption need look no further than Oklahoma pastor Jackson Lahmeyer, who is offering… Read More

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Tom Lantos Tunnels closed after vehicle goes over cliff, killing driver

PACIFICA – One lane of Highway 1 was closed Wednesday after a vehicle went over a cliff near the Tom Lantos Tunnels, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash was reported at about 2:20 p.m. just south of the tunnels, said CHP spokesman Mark Andrews. Andrews said a vehicle was traveling northbound when it veered across the southbound lane, hit a berm and went over a cliff. The driver was ejected onto the cliff side and the vehicle landed on the beach 180 feet below. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Andrews said investigators were probing why the vehicle may have swerved across the roadway. Andrews said… Read More

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AI in Insurance: How three forward-looking insurers are infusing AI into their front, middle, and back offices

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to drive consumers online, the pressure for incumbent insurance companies to adopt digital technology is intensifying. Incumbent insurers have been pushed to accelerate their use of mature AI deployments over the past year to meet changing customer expectations and better compete with tech-centric firms. For context, consumers are now twice as likely to buy insurance from big tech firms, versus four years ago. Incumbent insurers have been pushed to accelerate their use of mature AI deployments. Insider Intelligence Incumbent insurers have accelerated their use of mature AI deployments in the past year to meet changing customer expectations and better compete with insurtechs. Insider Intelligence details… Read More

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Man convicted in first of two cold-case Stanford strangling trials

REDWOOD CITY — John Arthur Getreu, who recent cold-case breakthroughs connected to the strangling murders of two women in the 1970s near Stanford University, has been convicted by a San Mateo County jury in the first of two trials he faces for slayings that notoriously went unsolved for decades. John Arthur Getreu, shown in a 2019 booking photo, was found guilty in the 1974 cold-case murder of Janet Ann Taylor near Stanford University. He also faces trial for the 1973 killing of Leslie Perlov in the same area. (San Mateo Co. Sheriff’s Office)  Jurors needed just an hour of deliberation before finding Getreu guilty of first-degree murder in the killing… Read More

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