from the Mountain View Voice news staff
MV driver witnesses deadly overpass fall
In an incident a local eyewitness described as "horrific," a person was fatally injured after falling or jumping off the Rengstorff Avenue overpass onto Highway 101 around 11 a.m. this morning, May 17. (Friday, 4:53 PM)
Part of northbound Foothill Expwy to close tonight
Northbound Foothill Expressway between Hillview Avenue and Page Mill Road, including the bike lane, will be closed beginning today at 9 p.m. and remain closed until 5 a.m. on Monday, May 20.
(Friday, 2:40 PM)
MVHS names new principal
Former Santa Clara High School Principal Dave Grissom will be the new principal of Mountain View High School. (Friday, 1:58 PM)
Council OKs $2 million lot sale
In a move that may reduce parking for nearby businesses, the City Council voted to sell a city-owned parking lot on Tuesday to a developer proposing to build 200 apartments at the corner of El Camino Real and Castro Street. (Friday, 10:03 AM)
P.E. credit for marching band?
Everyone seems to agree that marching up and down a football field while banging on drums or playing the horn is hard work. But while parents and band members think they should get P.E. credit for participating in the activity, physical education teachers take a different view. (Friday, 1:21 PM)
Safer stoplights OK'd
Two busy intersections should soon be much safer after the City Council unanimously voted to replace a pair of aging stoplights on Middlefield Road and California Street Tuesday. (Thursday, 1:05 PM)
High school cover-up: debate over students dress code
Tempers were tested at a recent meeting of the local high school district's board of trustees, as one of the governing body's elder statesmen gave a passionate, playful and at times sardonic speech, suggesting calls for stricter enforcement of dress code policy was contributing to "rape culture." (Thursday, 10:45 AM)
Council approves new plan for McKelvey Park flood basin
In a major turning point following years of discussion, the City Council approved a redesign for McKelvey Park Tuesday to allow it be used as a flood basin for Permanente Creek. (Wednesday, 5:17 PM)
LAHS tennis courts to get facelift
Now that the project to build new classrooms at Los Altos High School is nearly finished, officials with the district are looking ahead to the next project at the school -- revamping the tennis courts. (Wednesday, 1:25 PM)
Assemblyman seeking summer interns
State Assemblyman Richard Gordon is accepting applications from high school and college students for part-time summer internships. (Wednesday, 1:19 PM)
• Two bikes, TV stolen from open garage (Tuesday, 1:33 PM)
• China Cafe robbed at gunpoint (Monday, 6:38 PM)
• Toolbox, tools stolen from storage unit (Monday, 6:30 PM)
• iPad Mini stolen in burglary (Monday, 6:29 PM)
• Legal action forces toxic clean up in Permanente Creek (Monday, 1:57 PM)
• LAHS earns award for civics work (Monday, 10:03 AM)
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