Project areas are Fairmont Park, the Hillside Natural Area, the original site of Portola Middle School site, the stretch of Fairmount Avenue between Carlson Boulevard and San Pablo Avenue, and connections between the Bay Trail and Wildcat Canyon (Green Belt) Connections. The projects were chosen for their strategic locations, multiple environmental and community benefits, and pilot potential. The charrette will open with an overview and update on the urban greening plan, followed by a facilitated design workshop, lunch and presentations on the five projects.
But “Matangi” also doubles as an exploration of metaphysical and carnal concerns, Its title comes from the Hindu tantric goddess of speech, music and knowledge, There are two songs with the lecherous crooner the Weeknd, The opener is “Karmaggedon,” which reconciles her sky-is-falling past with a nascent desire for inner peace, Even at her most mellow, M.I.A, remains a pop subversive, Whether ballet in a blue jean world you buy into the quasi-revolutionary rhetoric or not, she resists initiation into the realm of top 40 cliche, There are no melodramatic ballads, cynical radio grabs or cameos from the hot rapper du jour, “Matangi” is a pan-global, post-Internet tantrum of bhangra beats, hip-hop, Bollywood music, dancehall, EDM and the occasional jazz harp, While it can get tedious, it finds M.I.A, refining her sound and self-identity, It’s engaging but still keeps you at arm’s length, It’s club music for those who can’t countenance (or afford) the bottle-service scam, The influences are acknowledged without nostalgia, What’s left to rebel against is converted into a multimedia art experiment..
By 1981, the 70-minute version of “The Milpitas Monster” was distributed nationally and internationally to Australia, Canada and in Germany in the VHS format, prior to the digital age. In 2012, I purchased “The Milpitas Monster” and began the re-mastering process to digitally lift the 16mm film to 1080HD and to insert important historic footage that was never released in the 70-minute version. In 2013, I submitted a new copyright request for “The Director’s Cut of The Milpitas Monster” movie and continued editing new digital sound and picture. Finally, on Oct. 30, 2015 we successfully premiered the film at the Milpitas Cinemark Century theater and in 2016 — received the copyright certificate from the U.S. Copyright Office.
For kindergarten in Brentwood next year, eligible students must be 5 years old on or before Oct, 1, Those ballet in a blue jean world children who are 5 years old between Oct, 2 and Dec, 2 are eligible for transitional kindergarten, Those children turning 5 years old between Sept, 1 and Oct, 1 are also encouraged by the district to enroll in transitional kindergarten for this upcoming academic year only, Parents of kindergartners should contact their child’s future school site starting on Feb, 13 for the scheduling of registration appointments..
Saratoga History Museum: Exhibits focusing on local history. Admission and parking are free. Museum is open Friday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road. 408-867-4311 or saratogahistory.com. Silicon Valley’s Got Bollywood: Perform your favorite Bollywood songs and dances. First Friday of each month, 4-5 p.m. Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga. Free. groups.google.com/group/Saratoga Bollywood. Young Coders Club: Free weekly meeting for Saratoga middle and high school students. Sundays, 3-4 p.m. Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga. RSVP is required to tinyurl.com/saratogaclass.