If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[Book sheds light on Santa Clara County's black pioneers]]> Author Jan Batiste Adkins' newly released book traces the history of local people of African heritage and their roles in everything from agriculture and technology to politics and education.]]> <![CDATA[BraveMaker hosts film, music, discussion]]> BraveMaker, a local nonprofit arts organization that supports independent filmmakers, is hosting a film screening, discussion and live music event on Friday, Feb. 22. ]]> <![CDATA[A portrait of the city]]> "JR, The Chronicles of San Francisco-Sketches" attempts to capture the essence of San Francisco through its residents.]]> <![CDATA[How a beloved family recipe inspired Ladera Foods]]> The roots for one of the Midpeninsula's most popular granola brands and a growing local business can be traced back to when Brian Tetrud, the CEO of Ladera Foods, was a kid growing up in the community of Ladera.]]> <![CDATA[West Bay creates magic with Verdi's 'Foscari']]> There are many reasons to recommend seeing West Bay Opera's staging of Verdi's rarely performed "I due Foscari," but the extraordinary talent of the lead singers soars above all else.]]> <![CDATA[Tapping into a golden state]]> Critical acclaim came quickly to State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria, the bustling family-owned eatery located at the site of the former Maltby's in downtown Los Altos.]]> <![CDATA[West Bay Opera stages rarely performed Verdi work]]> Local music lovers are in for a treat with the two-weekend staging by West Bay Opera of the rarely performed "I due Foscari" by Giuseppe Verdi, which opens Friday, Feb. 15, in Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford presents 'Michael Richards: Winged']]> "Michael Richards: Winged" is a somber tribute to a young artist whose life ended too soon but who left behind a powerful and important body of work that is as relevant today as it was in 2001.]]> <![CDATA[Theater companies announce next seasons]]> TheatreWorks Silicon Valley this week announced the schedule for its 2019-20 season, it's 50th and the final season with founder Robert Kelley at the helm of the venerable professional theater company.]]> <![CDATA[Teen songwriter earns national honor]]> Leo Jergovicís songwriting journey may have begun just one year ago, but his foundation as a musician has been years in the making. ]]>