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Cities join forces to back transportation-funding plan
With Santa Clara County cruising toward a November transportation tax measure, Palo Alto and eight other cities in the north... Last comment on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:03 am | 17 comments

Do self-driving cars need a licensed driver?
If there's one priority for self-driving cars upon which everyone can agree, it's safety. Google and other manufacturers... Last comment 23 hours ago | 23 comments

Pizza Studio at San Antonio Shopping Center closed
I was surprised by the notice on Pizza Studio saying they closed this location. What happened? It was always seemed like... Last comment on Feb 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 31 comments

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Speedier schedule for free shuttles
In the coming days Mountain View's free community shuttle system will be undergoing some minor tweaks that are expected to speed up service, city officials said. Thursday, 1:22 PM

Water board OKs $5M contract with controversial firm
The Santa Clara Valley Water District is moving forward on an ambitious $950 million program to provide billions of gallons of recycled water to the South Bay annually by 2020. But the program is off to a rocky start, as board member confidence wavered Tuesday night on whether work with a controversial engineering firm. Thursday, 11:06 AM | 4 comments

Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'
Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity, but it cautioned that there are perils associated with this kind of break-neck trajectory. It cautioned that a fourth-quarter slowdown, raised the question of whether it marks the beginning of the burst of a bubble. Thursday, 10:53 AM | 1 comments

President asks Congress for $125M for Caltrain electrification
President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $125 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for the electrification of Caltrain, U.S. Department of Transportation officials announced Wednesday. Wednesday, 4:37 PM | 11 comments

The chili house mystery
A recent round of downtown demolition revealed a curious puzzle for Mountain View's history buffs. Wednesday, 10:15 AM | 8 comments

Mountain View goes to Washington
Seeking federal aid for an assortment of local issues, Mountain View City Council members brainstormed priorities as they prepared for a once-a-year trip to Washington D.C. Wednesday, 9:30 AM

Robotics season kicks into high gear
Automated vehicles are all the rage in Silicon Valley, as Google and other prominent tech companies work on developing self-driving cars. And students at both of Mountain View's middle schools have followed suit, albeit on a smaller scale. Tuesday, 5:43 PM | 5 comments

Super Bowl stings find 42 possible human trafficking victims
Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies arrested or cited dozens of men for soliciting prostitution and found more than 40 potential human trafficking victims during a series of stings in the weeks leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl, a sheriff's sergeant said.
Tuesday, 11:36 AM | 1 comments

Water district CEO departure prompts big payout
Last month, Santa Clara Valley Water District board members announced that CEO Beau Goldie would be stepping down from the top position of the South Bay's regional water agency. But the so-called resignation came with the kind of hefty paycheck normally associated with an involuntary termination. Tuesday, 10:48 AM | 3 comments

New take on creekside encampments
Santa Clara Valley Water District board members agreed to sign onto a county-wide effort to reduce homelessness in Santa Clara County, which could include housing homeless people on district-owned land. Monday, 3:21 PM | 6 comments

Despite budget concerns, LASD teachers to get raises
School officials at the Los Altos School District have agreed to give 3 percent raises to teachers and other employees this year, citing the high cost of living and steep competition with other school districts as key reasons to raise compensation. Monday, 10:17 AM | 1 comments

Mountain View gets its game face on
On Sunday, the eyes of the world were set squarely on the South Bay as it hosted Super Bowl 50. For Mountain View, which was serving as a transit hub for those heading to the event, Super Bowl Sunday got off to a remarkably smooth start. Sunday, 4:11 PM | 2 comments

Cities join forces to back transportation-funding plan
With Santa Clara County cruising toward a November transportation tax measure, Palo Alto and eight other cities in the north county and west valley are rallying behind a new plan for how the $6 billion from the measure would be spent. Monday, 12:13 PM | 17 comments

House fire closes Easy Street
A residential structure fire in Mountain View has prompted a road closure this evening, according to police.
Friday, 6:45 PM | 1 comments

Water district delays decision on $5M contract with controversial firm
The Santa Clara Valley Water District has put off a decision on whether to work with a controversial firm to kick off work on a $800 million recycled water program. Friday, 1:11 PM | 3 comments

Do self-driving cars need a licensed driver?
If there's one priority for self-driving cars upon which everyone can agree, it's safety. Google and other manufacturers are quick to tout the autonomous vehicles as a way to prevent around 33,000 U.S. deaths and many more injuries from auto-related crashes each year. But for all the triumphs of autonomous cars, regulators and consumer advocates warn there are too many risks to give these vehicles free rein on public roads. Friday, 11:20 AM | 23 comments

AAA offering free tows to those who drink during Super Bowl
Bay Area Super Bowl fans who choose to drink Sunday at the Super Bowl and at Super Bowl parties can get a free tow home through AAA's Tipsy Tow program, AAA officials said Wednesday. Friday, 9:41 AM | 6 comments

Drones prohibited over Super Bowl airspace
With the long-awaited Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration is reminding Bay Area residents not to try to get a drone's-eye view of the big game. Thursday, 4:11 PM | 8 comments

El Camino to close free RotaCare Clinic
The Mountain View RotaCare is closing down. The board of El Camino Healthcare District signed a new deal to finance the MayView Community Health Center to serve as the region's main medical facility for the uninsured. Thursday, 1:19 PM | 2 comments

Candidates rake in cash for Assembly race
With the race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento heating up, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang has Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman and Mountain View Councilman Mike Kasperzak, according to documents filed earlier this week with the California Secretary of State.
Thursday, 10:59 AM | 6 comments

Controversial board member won't seek re-election
Steve Nelson, a controversial member of the Mountain View Whisman School District board, told the Voice in an email Tuesday that he would not be seeking re-election in November. He cited "poor" communication as a reason for stepping down at the end of his first term. Thursday, 7:40 AM | 14 comments

A city park that bans bikes and trees?
A tangle of restrictions and costs led many at Tuesday's City Council meeting to denounce plans for a new mini-park near Fayette Drive. Wednesday, 5:31 PM | 21 comments

Local transit gets heightened security for Super Bowl
The Transportation Security Administration is providing extra resources to local law enforcement on all Bay Area transit systems starting today and through the Monday after the Super Bowl.
Wednesday, 4:38 PM | 2 comments

Parents start local mental-health support group
A group of parents who saw a need for a locally based, ongoing group to support other parents concerned about the mental health and well-being of their teens will be launching such a group this month. Wednesday, 9:43 AM | 7 comments

Stanford Blood Center in need of donations to avoid shortage
With an estimated two to three million people expected to visit the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, the Stanford Blood Center is seeking donors to help them stock up on blood. Wednesday, 9:27 AM | 10 comments

Drought persists, despite state's big snowpack
Although the amount of rain and snow in California this year has reached higher levels than last year, the state's drought is still not over, the California Department of Water Resources said today.
Tuesday, 5:10 PM | 8 comments

Teen seeks funds for peanut-sniffing dog
For years, 19-year-old Arielle Davis has been coping with a peanut allergy that used to be completely under control. But over the course of 2015, Davis found herself in and out of the hospital nearly a dozen times as her allergic reactions became more severe. Tuesday, 10:57 AM | 1 comments

Traveling to Super Bowl 50? Bring a clear plastic bag
Anyone traveling to Levi's Stadium to watch Super Bowl 50 on Valley Transportation Authority's light-rail trains had better not bring any bags on board other than clear plastic ones, Santa Clara County Transportation Authority officials said. Tuesday, 10:41 AM | 8 comments

Getting around Mountain View on Super Bowl Sunday
On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, city leaders are warning residents that many streets near the downtown transit center will be closed, and people without Super Bowl tickets won't be able to ride the VTA light-rail line. Monday, 3:29 PM | 20 comments

Sobrato floats plans for housing
Members of the city's Environmental Planning Commission took a first look at plans by the Sobrato Organization to build up to 800 housing units east of Shoreline Boulevard. The new residential neighborhood would be coupled with some retail space and 230,000 square feet of new office development. Monday, 10:14 AM | 12 comments

Teacher salary debate heats up
The Mountain View Whisman School District is roughly a month away from negotiations with its teacher union on salaries, and both sides are already at odds. Monday, 1:02 PM | 28 comments

Package thief suspect arrested
Mountain View police arrested a San Jose man Tuesday after an officer allegedly found several stolen packages inside his car during a traffic stop. Monday, 1:02 PM | 10 comments

Victim's body found, Los Altos man charged with homicide
Detectives found the body of Kyle Myrick in unincorporated Santa Cruz County Thursday afternoon, according to police. Los Altos resident Steve Hlebo, his coworker, is suspected of killing Myrick.
Friday, 12:06 AM

Schools may have to share campus

MV approves ceding properties to Los Altos

Computer Museum bids farewell to Babbage engine

Is the DMV slowing down self-driving cars?

Los Altos man arraigned in SJ murder case

Superintendent has big plans to raise test scores

Police seek brazen package thieves

City to foot the bill for creek trail project

Top MV science student heading to national competition

How to spend $6 billion on transit


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