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I follow the city council race closely because I care about the city very much. It is very important for me to have someone... Last comment 2 hours ago | 106 comments

School board candidates face tough questions from students
Students at Stevenson Elementary are getting an up-close look at school board candidates for the Mountain View Whisman School... Last comment on Oct 28, 2014 at 9:31 am | 10 comments

Outside money floods City Council race
The real estate industry and a shadowy special interest group is pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the Mountain View... Last comment 4 hours ago | 42 comments

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City struggles to add park space
At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, it became clear how difficult it is to add new park space in the city as council members discussed a 375-unit apartment project proposed for 400 San Antonio Road and approved a new parks and open space plan for the city. Thursday, 12:57 PM | 11 comments

Man hits construction worker with pipe
Police arrested a man last week after he got into a fight at a construction site in Mountain View and allegedly hit another man with a pipe. Thursday, 10:08 AM | 1 comments

Stanford doctor in voluntary Ebola quarantine
A Stanford physician who recently returned from Liberia has voluntarily gone into quarantine, and the university has announced precautions barring faculty, students and medical professionals who have traveled to areas affected by the Ebola virus from campus for 21 days after they return home. Thursday, 10:07 AM

Fung still tops healthcare district race spending
In a competitive race, all three candidates competing for two seats on the El Camino Healthcare District board ratcheted up spending as Election Day draws near, spending anywhere from $10,000 to $55,000 between Oct. 1 to Oct. 18, according to campaign finance documents filed Oct. 23. Wednesday, 12:10 PM | 3 comments

Rain likely on Halloween, forecasters say
Bay Area trick-or-treaters and Halloween revelers may need to add an umbrella to their costumes this Friday as forecasters predict wet weather throughout the region. Wednesday, 12:00 PM | 1 comments

Modest spending in school board race
So far, campaign spending is low this year for candidates seeking a seat on Mountain View Whisman School District. Not only is it lower than neighboring districts, it's lower than the last school board election in 2012. And that can be a good or a bad thing, depending on who you ask. Wednesday, 10:34 AM

State launches Halloween crackdown on under-age drinking
California's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is ramping up its statewide efforts to reduce the number of minors injured or killed in crashes or incidents involving alcohol this Halloween. Tuesday, 5:54 PM

El Camino readies for Ebola
Local hospitals are ramping up efforts to prepare for an Ebola case, and El Camino Hospital is no exception. Through safety drills, staff training and developing a plan for coping with the infectious disease, medical officials say they could handle a case without endangering hospital staff. Tuesday, 1:32 PM

Last day to request vote-by-mail ballot
Today is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the state's Nov. 4 general election, election officials said. Tuesday, 12:10 PM

Palo Alto's shuttle program to add new MV route to North Bayshore
Seeking to reduce car congestion, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday night a plan to dramatically expand the city's shuttle fleet and signaled that bolder changes might be around the corner. Tuesday, 11:00 AM

School board candidates face tough questions from students
Students at Stevenson Elementary are getting an up-close look at school board candidates for the Mountain View Whisman School District this fall. They know the issues, they know who is running, and they know who they'd vote for if they weren't less than half the voting age. Monday, 12:15 PM | 10 comments

Two arrests in Walmart robbery
Police arrested two Palo Alto men on Tuesday, Oct. 21, after one of the suspects allegedly robbed a Walmart in Mountain View and fled store security and police officers. Monday, 10:38 AM | 5 comments

Palo Alto's shuttle program could add MV route
Palo Alto's tiny fleet of city-run shuttle buses may soon see a dramatic expansion, including a doubling of buses on the popular Crosstown route and a brand new service that would link the downtown Caltrain station with Mountain View businesses. Monday, 10:38 AM | 2 comments

Voice endorsement: Schmidt for Santa Clara Valley Water Board
The Voice endorses incumbent Brian Schmidt over challenger Gary Kremen for a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Friday, 11:40 AM | 11 comments

Google-donated shuttle service gets green light
In January, a small fleet of white and blue electric shuttle buses will begin rolling down the streets of Mountain View on a route that aims to hit the city's popular destinations. Friday, 11:32 AM | 21 comments

Council tweaks plan for 600 new homes in South Whisman
In a council election season where the need for more housing is a hot topic, council members were relatively quick to move forward with a plan for nearly 600 new homes in a study session on Tuesday, bringing back to life a project killed by the recession. Friday, 10:08 AM | 10 comments

Outside money floods City Council race
The real estate industry and a shadowy special interest group is pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the Mountain View City Council election, causing alarm amongst candidates and residents who fear this election will mark the end of low-budget City Council campaigns. Thursday, 8:03 AM | 42 comments

Teachers agree to district's salary offer
The Mountain View Whisman School District is one step away from approving a salary increase of 7 percent for its teaching staff. Teachers with the Mountain View Educators Association voted to ratify the tentative agreement on Monday, Oct. 20. Thursday, 11:28 AM | 7 comments

Partial eclipse coming to Bay Area Thursday
On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun in the southwestern sky, but experts warn that looking at the sun for more than a glance without proper protection or a filter can damage eyes. Thursday, 8:01 AM

Voter Guide: Santa Clara Valley Water District
The winner in the race for a single seat at the Santa Clara Valley Water District will take on major challenges if elected to represent District 7 this November. He will face a deepening drought and lingering problems with downstream flooding when the rains do come. Two candidates, incumbent and board Vice Chairman Brian Schmidt and challenger Gary Kremen, are seeking the seat. Wednesday, 10:52 AM | 4 comments

County fires child services director
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has terminated the county's director of child support services following claims that he obtained free personal travel services from county business trips, a spokeswoman said today. Tuesday, 3:26 PM | 4 comments

Man slashed with knife during argument
Police arrested a Mountain View woman last week after she allegedly got into an argument with a roommate, picked up a knife and cut the victim several times in an apartment on the 2400 block of West El Camino Real. Tuesday, 1:29 PM | 2 comments

CSA seeks to crowd-fund survival kits for the homeless
Mountain View's Community Services Agency is raising funds to buy survival gear for the city's homeless who are facing the first winter since the cold weather shelter at the Sunnyvale Armory closed. Tuesday, 11:57 AM | 6 comments

Council candidates' take on $15 minimum wage
It may fall on three new City Council members to carry on the current council's goal of working towards a $15 an hour minimum wage by 2018, as outgoing members Margaret Abe-Koga, Jac Siegel and Ronit Bryant were among the biggest proponents of the raise. In a candidate forum organized by Peninsula Interfaith Action Friday, Oct. 10, the nine candidates were asked to react to the council's goal to raise the city's minimum wage past the $10.30 approved last week.
Tuesday, 10:55 AM | 9 comments

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