Upsetting sacred cows to solve housing crisis?
At a housing summit last week, a panel of experts and policymakers discussed the need for sacrificing some "sacred cows"... Last comment 14 hours ago | 49 comments
Abe-Koga joins City Council race
Perhaps only in local government could eight years seem like not enough time, but that's exactly how Margaret Abe-Koga describes... Last comment 10 hours ago | 21 comments
"We Happy Few"
Pumpkins basking outside Lakeside Cafe at Shoreline. Fortunate that they did not suffer the fate of their brethren on Halloween! Submitted by G-man on Nov 9, 2013
Blue skies and bombers
It's like the History Channel come to life at Moffett Field this week. The Wings of Freedom tour landed in Mountain View last Friday, and will stick around until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Then the fleet of lovingly restored World War II-era airplanes will take to the skies once again, heading to its next stop in Livermore. Wednesday, 5:47 PM
Google's clean-up plan for Hangar One to get a test run
Roughly one year after taking control of Moffett Federal Airfield, Google is set to start testing methods of purging toxic contaminants from the massive steel framework of Hangar One. But while the Mountain View tech giant is committing itself to a multi-million-dollar effort to restore the iconic hangar, the company is staying tight-lipped about its future plans for the structure.
Wednesday, 1:39 PM | 1 comments
Mountain View taxi company order to pay $175K in back wages
The owner of a Silicon Valley taxi and limousine company has been ordered to pay $175,000 in back wages to dozens of drivers misclassified as independent contractors rather than full-time employees, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today.
Wednesday, 12:30 PM
Mountain View's achievement gap is one of largest in U.S.
Officials at the Mountain View Whisman School District have long acknowledged the achievement gap, a gulf in student performance divided by race and family income. But recent studies by Stanford University show that the disparity between white and Latino student achievement in Mountain View is unusual -- it's bigger than in almost any other school district in the country. Tuesday, 4:15 PM | 26 comments
Measure A to extend funding for county's parks
Santa Clara County voters will decide whether they want to prolong a park preservation fund on the June 7 ballot.
Tuesday, 1:19 PM
Kicking the tires on Bike Share program
With outside grants set to expire, the cost of the Bike Share self-service bicycle-rental program will have to be shouldered by Mountain View if it continues. But in reviewing the system's numbers last Tuesday night, City Council members voiced serious concerns, especially after they learned the system's underwhelming ridership meant the city would essentially be spending $19.50 for each bike trip. Tuesday, 8:58 AM | 21 comments
Independent groups pump cash into Assembly campaign
With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent political action committees are throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the contest in hopes of influencing the outcome. So far, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has been the chief beneficiary. Monday, 3:47 PM | 7 comments
Tuesday: Council to discuss housing incentives for North Bayshore
Laying out their grand vision to rapidly transform the North Bayshore area, Mountain View City Council members on Tuesday will discuss the proverbial carrots -- incentives to entice office-focused developers to incorporate new housing, especially affordable housing, into their plans.
Monday, 1:56 PM
Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports
Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set of election troubles in an eight-way primary race for the District 24 state Assembly seat. Sunday, 2:11 PM | 6 comments
No criminal charges in alleged high school sexual assault
Mountain View police say that no arrests have been made following a sexual assault investigation at Mountain View High School last month. The investigation was prompted by an article in the school's newspaper. Monday, 11:58 AM | 11 comments
Los Altos man dies in crash on Skyline Boulevard
A 25-year-old man who died when his SUV crashed into a tree on Skyline Boulevard south of Portola Valley in San Mateo County early Thursday morning has been identified as James Henry Power, according to the San Mateo Coroner's Office. Friday, 10:45 AM
Incendiary device scorches Google Earth car, campus building
Mountain View police are reporting that a Google Earth car and a nearby building on the Google campus were both damaged by an incendiary device Thursday night. Friday, 1:06 PM | 1 comments
House fire victim searching for missing dog
A two-alarm fire tore through the garage of a Sylvan Park home last Friday, injuring a man who said he lost all of his belongings in the blaze and is distraught because he cannot find his dog. Friday, 7:48 AM | 1 comments
Group pitches unorthodox ways to solve housing crisis
At a housing summit last week, a panel of experts and policymakers discussed the need for sacrificing some "sacred cows" to address the South Bay's lack of housing and skyrocketing prices. Among the ideas, speakers suggested repealing Proposition 13's property-tax protections, rescinding cities' independent authority to reject affordable housing development and passing a countywide $750-million bond in November to help fund subsidized housing. Thursday, 12:20 PM | 49 comments
Police arrest downtown bank robbery suspect
A man who allegedly robbed a bank in downtown Mountain View on Tuesday was arrested after bank employees and witnesses were able to help officers track down the suspect. Thursday, 11:21 AM