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Friday, April 30th, 2010
11:37 am
please help to rent room!!!

I`m going to Sunnyvale this summer by Work & Travel.
And my friend and I want to rent room in Sunnyvale.
Please somebody help us to find place to live! =)
Thursday, April 9th, 2009
11:03 am
We have an old over the range microwave we want to get rid of, but I don't want to just throw it in the landfill. Does anyone know where I could take 30" wide microwave for recycling?


*crossposted to mountain_view

ETA: I have already tried the Sunnyvale Freecycle group, but this microwave is not a popular model anymore - it lacks a turntable!
Monday, January 5th, 2009
4:47 pm
Do any of you have a large compost pile or know somebody who does have one?  If so, please email me at vronwe@live.com  I have a question for you, but it's not something I'm comfortable telling the whole community.  Thanks!

x-posted to mountain_view and sunnyvale
4:43 pm
Do any of you have a large compost pile or know somebody who does have one?  If so, please email me at vronwe@live.com  I have a question for you, but it's not something I'm comfortable telling the whole community.  Thanks!

x-posted to mountain_view and sunnyvale
Sunday, September 7th, 2008
8:18 pm
need roommates/housemates?
Anybody need two roommates? My boyfriend and I have got to move out of our apartment. We have this one roommate who we absolutely despise, and we just cannot stand living here anymore. We will be the best roommates imaginable. Please email me if you need housemates. Thank you.
Sunday, August 10th, 2008
11:02 am
Can anyone recommend a good steam cleaner?
We're having our house worked on and when they're done, I want to steam clean the carpets. We're in Sunnyvale. Is there anyone local that y'all would recommend?


Also crossposted to mountain_view.
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
7:40 am
Fondant anyone?
I'm making a birthday cake for a friend, and I'd like to use some fondant for part of the design. Does anyone know where I might get some in the Sunnyvale/Mountain View/Palo Alto/Menlo Park area? I saw a place in San Jose that should have it, but I'd rather not go that far south. I also need it by Wednesday, hence I can't order it online.


*also xp to mountain_view*

ETA: Found! Who knew Michael's had a decentish cake section? Ok, obviously people who weren't me knew that. Thanks for all the help.
Sunday, May 25th, 2008
2:03 am
Want to go to Mighty Mic?

FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE (Students, Faculty, and all community members) ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT - FIRST COME FIRST SERVE - LINEUP AT BETWEEN 4:00 - 6:00 PM IN FRONT OF ACKERMAN GRAND BALLROOM on the UCLA CAMPUS - $10 Suggested donation - 100% of proceeds are going towards purchasing a mobile clinic!

for more info check out http://www.mightymic.org or email mightymicconcert@gmail.com

Monday, May 12th, 2008
11:30 pm
gunshots fires at Queen Charlotte dr / Kirkland dr around 11pm
Anyone knows what happened?

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
11:39 am
OCEANIA: local San Jose/South Bay student film @ CINEQUEST 2008!
Hey guys, we REALLY need some local support! Please check our film out at the Cinequest Film Festival March 6th and March 8th. More info below:

Two teenagers deal with their shattered family-life in a small California coastal town.

We started filming when we were in high school (I was 17). Many of the people involved went to Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, and some actors are from SF, Mill Valley, Palo Alto, etc. It was truly a local effort, and...

It was a rather large volunteer effort. The final budget was around $3,500 or so. Shooting took place on and off for a whole year and editing took me about nine more months. This will be our first and possibly last major screening...

We will be having two screenings:

OPENING NIGHT: 03/06/08 Thursday 7:00 PM
San Jose Repertory Theatre

101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113

CLOSING NIGHT: 03/08/08 Saturday 7:30 PM
Camera 12 Cinema San Jose

288 S 2nd St
San Jose, CA 95113

For more info go directly to the Cinequest 2008 site:

Also, please feel free to bring friends! It would mean a lot to us to get more locals out to see the film!

Join the event @ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=7808269626
Visit http://www.hdehal.com for more info, pictures, and a trailer!


Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
6:35 am
The unspoken voices of an election day.
For this day in which many of us in will go to the voting booths to decide who our country's next president will be, I would like to share with all of you the words of a few of your fellow LiveJournalers who have served in Iraq.

"I spent about two hours cleaning and inspecting my three main weapon systems, a M2 HB .50cal machinegun, a M-4 carbine, and an M-9 pistol so that I may face the enemies you all have placed me in proximity of . . . All this scares the shit out of me. I've never been shot at...or blown up...or done the shooting and blowing up. And i want you to know that I'm disappointed that you have sent me here. Thanks. But not really. I'm not the first trooper you've sent to do your dirty work . . . I'm trying to calm my hands, shaking all palsy-like. And so i clean. I prepare. I shower. I write. I'll meditate. Any suggestions? No, I can't go to the driving range. I don't think I'm the first soldier to be nervously twitchy about doing what I've agreed to do. And I hope it doesn't stop really. And I hope there are others like me. And I hope you understand that war needs people like me...who can't dehumanize your enemy. I hope you want me here. But not really."

- Thomas Strickland, aka rev_wayfarer . Thomas was a poet who wanted to become an English teacher one day. He was also an LJ friend of mine. He died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, August 15, 2005. Thomas lived in Douglasville, Georgia and served as part of the Georgia Army National Guard’s 48th Brigade Combat Team. He was 28 years old.

wolfmoon98  a.k.a Mike Smith wrote:

"This is a run down of whats happened to me personally since i've been here.
a. been the victim of 3 roadside bombs (IED's) but haven't been injured in any of them.
b. been in 8 firefights. i was shot in one of them, but it only went through my cargo pocket, didn't hit my body.
c. been mortared more times than i can count. our unit is the most heavily mortared unit since the start of the war. but we've had no casulties from them, except for some vehicle damage.
d. i've been in more iraqi homes than i can count, and the people seem nice, some of the time. i've had lunch with one family, and i've detained another"

"so i think i might have made a mistake. too many things have entered my mind recently. i don't know if it's because i've been in 3-4 fire-fights, but i'm realizing some things. i'm not going to go into it, but if you must know, ask and i'll say what i can. i don't even know what i'm thinking anymore. i'm just taking this one day at a time, one mission at a time. this place sucks. . . i've been thinking a lot lately . . . i know i've always said i don't regret anything i've done in my life, but i think i found one."

- Mike Smith, 24, of Media, Pennsylvania died January 11th, 2005 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his military vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Smith was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division.

And this, from Adam Estep, a.k.a. adeptus13   :

"God, I want out of here. I feel like I'm an animal, and I could claw my way out, if need be. Yet I know I couldn't.

She needed me the other day - I was able to miraculously call, but I know that I really should have been there. She let something slip just then.. something.... valuable. But it seems to me today that yet again, I have no pull.
One day, perhaps."

Adam Estep was born in Santa Clara, California, and dreamed of starting a family with his new bride, Demara, who he married before he shipped out. He looked forward to going to college and becoming a professional artist. A 23-year-old tank driver, he was supposed to come home on April 12, 2004. Instead, his tour was extended. Adam Estep died on April 30th, 2004 in a rocket-propelled grenade attack outside of Baghdad.

Please take a moment to honor these three members of our community and remember their friends and families who are, in many cases, amongst us, who are amongst the hundreds of thousands of others who have been effected by this conflict.

Tom, Mike, and Adam are unable to vote today, but I'm quite certain they would want any of you who could vote to do so.
Monday, February 4th, 2008
11:49 pm
As you know, tomorrow is Super Tuesday, where more than 22 states will hold their primaries or caucuses—one state which will be California. I am voting for BARACK OBAMA because I feel that he has the necessary experience to serve this country and has also utilized grassroots efforts to engage and excite millions of people, transcending race, ethnicity, gender, ability, immigrant status, political party, etc. These past couple of months, America has seen someone who can CHANGE policies and the lives of many, give the ordinary person HOPE for a better tomorrow and has done so with INTEGRITY, RESPECT and POISE.

Counting down the hours before Super Tuesday begins, I wanted to share a new independent video about BARACK OBAMA. For me, it embodies the sense of inspiration that so many people feel about his candidacy. Words don't do it justice, you have to watch it for yourself

I hope you will join me in voting for Barack Obama. Find your polling place: http://my.barackobama.com/CAlookup

It's time to put an end to the say-anything-to-win politics of the past. Together we can face the challenges of the future with a new kind of politics and a new kind of leadership. If you already know where you'll be voting on Tuesday, take a minute to invite five of your friends to look up their polling place:http://my.barackobama.com/CAlookup or in CA you can call the state registrars office at 1-800-345-VOTE


BTW here are some pix from Fridays Obama rally outside of Kerckhoff Hall at UCLA with Tatyana Ali, Max Kennedy (RFK's son), Kerry Washington, and California State Majority Assemblymember Karen Bass + some pix from yesterdays Obama rally at Pauley Pavilion (UCLA) with Oprah, Caroline Kennedy, Michelle Obama, Stevie Wonder and surprise guest Maria Shriver

Most of the pictures are under the cut because they are pretty big

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Here are a few details and rules that will help make the voting process run smoothly. Make sure to share these with your friends:

*Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to at least 8:00 p.m. Anyone in line at the time the polls close is allowed to vote.

*Voters have the right to cast a provisional ballot even if their name is not listed on the voting rolls. If a voter is at the wrong polling location and has time to get to the correct polling location before polls close at 8:00 p.m., they should go to the correct one and vote with a regular ballot instead of voting with a provisional ballot at the wrong location.

*If you declined to select a political party when you registered to vote, you can still vote for Barack Obama if you request a Democratic ballot from the poll worker. Make sure you mark "Democratic" in the appropriate space or the vote might not be counted.

*Voters have the right to return a completed vote-by-mail ballot to any precinct in their county.

*If you have any difficulties, you can call the California Obama Election Protection Hotline:
o LOS ANGELES: (310) 801-9546 or (310) 779-0816
o SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA: (510) 520-5025
o OAKLAND/EAST BAY: (415) 606-6043
o SAN DIEGO: (619) 770-7105

find your polling place in CA: http://my.barackobama.com/CAlookup or call the state registrars office at 1-800-345-VOTE

In other states please google your state registrars office or visit: http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/statepages
8:07 pm
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
7:48 am
Donating crutches
I have a pair of crutches that I bought back in the Spring when I injured myself. I no longer need them, and I'd like to donate them to an organization that either gives things like this to the poor/needy, or loans them out to the poor/needy as necessary. I'm willing to donate them to a religious institution/charity, but I prefer a secular organization. Anyone know of any place in the Sunnyvale/Mountain View (or cities nearby) where I could do that?


Crossposted to mountain_view.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
1:51 pm
Russian KVN - Ural'sklie Pel'meni

Тур Команды КВН "Уральские Пельмени" по США
26 Октября в Сиэтле
27 Октября в Пало-Алто
28 Октября в Лос-Анджелесе

Sunday, May 20th, 2007
12:45 pm
Hey! Has anyone taken pictures of the demolition action at the Town Center? My boyfriend is out of town and he took the damn camera!

If you've got pics, (besides the ones on the city site) post them here!

Monday, May 14th, 2007
12:02 am
Rollerblade rental?
I'd love to go rollerblading, but I don't want to do it often, so I don't want to buy skates. Does anyone know if there might be someplace in the south bay that rents rollerblades?
Thursday, April 12th, 2007
9:52 am
Anyone know anything about buildings around Wolfe and Fair Oaks in Sunnyvale being evacuated around 9:00pm last night?


Current Mood: curious
Friday, December 15th, 2006
1:42 pm
chinese restaurants?
hey, i'm looking for a good chinese restaurant somewhere around sunnyvale. anyone have any recommendations?
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
3:45 pm
Metro WiFi and TV broadcasts
I just got a job at Spansion and will be living in Sunnyvale on Evelyn.  The leasing agent mentioned that there is free WiFi in Sunnyvale through a company called MetroWiFi.

My fiancee and I are pretty heavy internet users and like to play online games.  I plan on getting a high gain WiFi antenna/router.

My questions about WiFi:
Will the signal be strong enough so that it doesn't drop at all during a three or four hour period?  I think that I can place the antenna next a window.

Can Firefox block the banner ads that go along with the free service?

Is the free service enough to take the place of a regular internet connection or is it just gravy?

Also, I'd like to know about TV reception.  I don't watch much TV other than football, but I would really like to avoid getting any cable.  Will I be able to receive the networks using an indoor antenna in HD?
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