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The Mountain View Senior Center Technology Lab seeks volunteers to work once a month or more this summer.

Volunteers will share their knowledge, develop new skills and connect with senior citizens. Specific tasks will include answering computer questions and teaching short lesson plans on computer skills 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays beginning in June.

The Mountain View Senior Center is located at 266 Escuela Ave.

To volunteer and for more information, call recreation coordinator Sarah Foster at 903-6448 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Shoreline launches Junior Ranger program

To mark the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, Shoreline at Mountain View is scheduled to launch a Junior Ranger Program 2-3:30 p.m. June 2 at Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

The event will include a question-and-answer session and the opportunity to meet a volunteer ranger in uniform.

The Junior Ranger program includes a guidebook of fun and educational activities for children ages 6-12. The program is designed to help youth build pride in their achievements and depth of knowledge regarding land use, debris management, recycling, renewable energy, historical preservation, park safety, outdoor preparedness, bird conservation and rare and endangered species preservation.

Preregistration is required.

To preregister and for more information, call Shoreline at Mountain View at 903-6392.

City partners with Google on park use

Google Inc. has agreed to a field-use partnership with the city of Mountain View that would provide enhanced sports services to city leagues.

The partnership would permit city residents to use the athletic fields and tennis courts at the Google Athletic Recreation Field (GARField) Park, located at 2400 Amphitheatre Parkway, free of charge on weekends. Google provides and maintains GARField for its employees’ recreational use.

The agreement allows city staff to authorize use of the two athletic fields and two tennis courts on the weekends to recognized youth sports organizations and the Mountain View Tennis Club. Parking across the street in the Charleston parking area will be available, with Google monitoring and maintaining the site.

“We’re proud to have called Mountain View our home for the last 14 years, and pleased to be partnering with the city to make Google’s recreation field accessible to local youth sports leagues in our community,” said Veronica Bell of Google’s Community Affairs Team.

Mountain View Community Services Director J.P. de la Montaigne said the city is “excited to partner with Google to offer these wonderful facilities as additional options to our community’s sports teams.”

For more information, call 903-6406 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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