Media Center


New Computers for Public Access

Anish Blon - October 16, 2013

Does size matter? We think it does. New classrooom computers are now installed! They are 27″ iMac computers with 3.5Ghz i7 CPUs and 8GB of RAM.  They replace 24″ iMacs with 2.8Ghz Intel Core Duo CPUs that were purchased in May 2008. Come try them out.  Give Chris Pearce, our I-T expert a high-five! Sign Read More…

Election Videos

Anish Blon - November 10, 2011

How did you make your voting decisions? Did you use any of the videos linked on our Elections Page? If so, how helpful were they relative to other resources you used such as mailers or news articles? We’d love to know. We were pleased with the number of folks who viewed the videos online. We Read More…

SRI Looks at our Energy Future

Anish Blon - October 7, 2011

One of the biggest problems facing the world today is how to find enough energy to power our ever expanding industrial economy in a way that’s affordable, sustainable and environmentally clean. One of the leaders in clean energy research is SRI International, former known as the Stanford Research Institute, and today one of the top Read More…

Future Talk show is “Far Out” with SETI

Anish Blon - September 13, 2011

by Future Talk host, Marty Wasserman People have long been fascinated by the question of whether intelligent life exists on other planets. The SETI Institute has been trying to answer this question for the past 25 years, by using arrays of radio telescopes to scan the heavens looking for signals that seem to come from Read More…

Buster Calms Frazzled Nerves

Anish Blon - August 19, 2011

The upcoming edition of “In the Sisterhood” features a guest who did not say a word and actually fell asleep during the taping. “Buster,” manages to entertain viewers even while snoring away. He is a very laid back, canine pug who works by day at the Palo Alto dental practice of Lori Doran. Dr. Doran Read More…

2010 Accomplishments Aplenty

Anish Blon - April 6, 2011

We decided to enter the national Hometown Video Festival in the “Overall Excellence” category. The award, from the Alliance for Community Media, goes to the media center that exemplified the best practices in the previous year and served their community best. We have to answer three questions in 250 words (each) or less, which is Read More…

Local Heroes Presented by the Media Center

Anish Blon - March 29, 2011

The public is invited to the fifth annual celebration of Local Heroes profiled by the Midpeninsula Community Media Center. A reception and free, public screening of highlights from interviews with the Heroes will take place at the Media Center on Sunday, April 17, 4 – 6 pm. The complete TV programs about the winners, will Read More…

Day Workers and Media Center Collaboration

Anish Blon - March 4, 2011

Who are those guys standing around on El Camino waiting for drivers to hire them? Why did they come to the U.S. and what kind of lives are they leading here in the midpeninsula? Those questions and more will be answered in a media project unfolding at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. A Read More…

JOHN TURTURRO Accepts Maverick Award – Caught by Kamla Bhatt

Anish Blon - March 2, 2011

Kamla Bhatt used to volunteer here at the Media Center. She currently produces a radio show at KZSU Stanford. I ran into her at Opening Night at Cinequest last night. And she got a nice youtube piece of John accepting his award. Run over to her website to watch her youtube piece. And right here Read More…

“Vets Helping Vets”

Anish Blon - February 17, 2011

by Sheryl Shaffer It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since the “Veterans Helping Veterans” TV series began at the Media Center. Had no idea how this series was going to change my life. Never expected it to last this long but someone out there is watching. Since we have been Read More…