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Voice editorial endorsement: City Council
The Mountain View Voice recommends candidates Ken Rosenberg, Pat Showalter and Lenny Siegel for City Council. Read the... Last comment 1 hour ago | 58 comments

Candidates challenged on 'rent stabilization'
All nine candidates for Mountain View City Council were put on the spot last week during a candidate forum held by church... Last comment on Oct 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm | 24 comments

Council moves ahead with office-heavy San Antonio plan
On Tuesday night the City Council decided it was prudent to add office space for 1,000 employees to the precise plan for... Last comment 8 hours ago | 39 comments

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"Local Soccer Team Wins Tourney"
The Under 12 Boy Hammers from American Youth Soccer Organization region 45 representing Mountain View and North Los Altos won the prestigious Davis World Cup soccer tournament over Memorial Day Weekend outscoring their 7 opponents by a combined score of 30-3. Way to go champs! Submitted by Brian Eugeni on Jun 2, 2014

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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 | 24 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 | 6 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 4 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 | 7 comments

All about the budget
Class was back in session at the Oct. 9 Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting, as members of the community filled the room for a special budget meeting to try to understand how their local school district funds teachers, programs and other expenses. Monday, 3:09 PM | 2 comments

Open house draws huge crowds to NASA Ames
The public got a rare peek inside the gates of NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field on Saturday, which drew over 115,000 people curious to see the space-age wonders created over the years in Silicon Valley.

Check out our gallery of photos from the big day. Monday, 12:07 PM | 11 comments

Candidates challenged on 'rent stabilization'
All nine candidates for Mountain View City Council were put on the spot last week during a candidate forum held by church leaders who want the City Council to pass a "rent stabilization" ordinance to put an end to the dramatic rent increases that are forcing many out of Mountain View. Monday, 11:18 AM | 24 comments

Police release video of burglary suspect
Mountain View police have released video footage of person of interest in a burglary of a downtown business last week. Monday, 10:49 AM

County reports more enterovirus cases
Four new cases of the enterovirus-D68, a respiratory illness, have been diagnosed in Santa Clara County, bringing the number of cases to five since Oct. 9, a county health spokeswoman said Thursday. Monday, 12:16 PM

MV restaurant fined $93,000 for unpaid overtime
Xanh Restaurant in Mountain View will be paying more than $90,000 to employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the company failed to pay overtime wages. Friday, 1:07 PM | 11 comments

Voice editorial endorsement: City Council
The Mountain View Voice recommends candidates Ken Rosenberg, Pat Showalter and Lenny Siegel for City Council. Friday, 11:20 AM | 58 comments

Voter guide: City Council
One of the most important City Council elections in decades will take place on Nov. 4 when voters will pick three candidates to replace outgoing council members Jac Siegel, Ronit Bryant and Margaret Abe-Koga. Friday, 11:09 AM | 7 comments

Young filmmakers inspire African film fest
For the fifth year, the Community School of Music and Arts will play host to the Silicon Valley African Film Festival from Friday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 19. SVAFF is the only film festival in California which presents films exclusively produced by African filmmakers. Friday, 7:36 AM | 1 comments

Council seeks higher affordable housing fees
The City Council took a step towards addressing the city's shortage of affordable housing on Tuesday night by beginning the process for shifting more of the cost for affordable housing programs onto real estate developers, especially office developers. Thursday, 12:03 PM | 7 comments

Local medical facilities amp up Ebola preparedness training
Stanford Medical Center and Palo Alto Medical Foundation are among medical facilities nationwide increasing Ebola preparedness as federal health officials urge the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola." Thursday, 12:02 PM

District may split Castro into two schools
Castro Elementary school, home of the Dual Immersion program, may be splitting in half. At the Oct. 9 Mountain View Whisman school board meeting, the Castro Restructuring Task Force recommended that the district create two schools on the Castro campus: one for the Dual Immersion program, and one for the traditional school program. Thursday, 10:50 AM | 28 comments

Editorial endorsement: El Camino Healthcare District
The Voice recommends David Reeder and Margaret Abe-Koga for the El Camino Healthcare District board of directors. Wednesday, 1:52 PM | 7 comments

Sunnyvale joins MV in boosting minimum wage
Last week Mountain View City Council members said they hoped Sunnyvale and other nearby cities would join them in raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018, and now Sunnyvale appears to be doing its part. Wednesday, 10:33 AM

Zuckerberg, Chan join fight against Ebola
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan announced Tuesday that they have committed $25 million to help address the Ebola epidemic. Wednesday, 10:02 AM | 3 comments

Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure N
The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure N, the Los Altos School District bond measure. Tuesday, 1:49 PM | 13 comments

Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure A
The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure A, to raise the City Council's salary. Tuesday, 1:43 PM | 4 comments

Car crash suspect arrested
Police arrested a Sunnyvale man Sunday in connection with a hit-and-run traffic collision in Mountain View on Friday. Tuesday, 12:48 PM | 4 comments

Voter Guide: Measure N school bond
The Los Altos School District is asking voters to approve a $150 million bond that would help to fund a new school site and additional school facilities to deal with growing enrollment in the district, particularly in the area north of El Camino Real. Monday, 11:44 AM | 14 comments

Salem is top fundraiser in council race
The nine residents running for three City Council seats in the November election have some very different fundraising styles, as revealed in their reports of campaign contributions received by Sept. 30. Monday, 11:43 AM | 7 comments

Council OKs union wages for maintenance work
Workers who are contracted to maintain, repair, upgrade or demolish city structures are now going to be guaranteed prevailing wages, the City Council decided Tuesday. Monday, 10:06 AM | 7 comments

Campbell man ID'd as victim in motorcycle crash
A Campbell man was killed Thursday while riding his motorcycle on northbound state Highway 85 in Mountain View when he collided with a minivan in front of him, a California Highway Patrol official said Friday.
Monday, 11:43 AM | 3 comments

Council moves ahead with office-heavy San Antonio plan
On Tuesday night the City Council decided it was prudent to add office space for 1,000 employees to the precise plan for the San Antonio shopping center and surrounding area, for a total 3,000 new jobs in an area slated for 1,245 new homes. Monday, 1:30 PM

Voter Guide: Measure A to raise City Council pay
After an effort in 2006 to raise City Council pay to $1,500 a month failed by 700 votes, Measure A is another effort to boost pay -- this time to a more modest $1,000 a month -- in what's been called an effort to make being a council member more attractive to working people. Friday, 1:59 PM | 9 comments

Mountain View OKs $10.30 minimum wage
In a dramatic meeting Thursday evening, Mountain View's City Council approved a new minimum wage law based on San Jose's, increasing the city's minimum wage to $10.30 an hour starting July 1, 2015, and made it a goal to hit $15 an hour by 2018. Friday, 12:52 PM | 18 comments

Preschool racks up funds for new site
The Mountain View Parent Nursery School has raised big bucks in an effort to move to a new location next year, coming up with nearly $300,000 in donations. Now the preschool is in the final stretch of their funding goal, and will keep up the pace with a 5K "fun run" at Shoreline Park. Friday, 11:19 AM | 2 comments

Voter Guide: El Camino Healthcare District
The El Camino Healthcare District is poised to have its second contested election in a row after a decade of no competition at the ballot box. To fill two open seats on the district board of directors, voters this November will choose among a neurologist, a City Council member who will be leaving her post in December, and a longtime district incumbent. Friday, 10:41 AM

Police seek suspects in home-invasion robbery
Police are searching for two suspects in a home-invasion robbery in Mountain View on Wednesday. Thursday, 1:59 PM | 2 comments

Fung outspends Abe-Koga, Reeder in health care district race

Teachers reach tentative agreement on salaries

Three Los Altos schools win National Blue Ribbon award

Tech execs: Surveillance is harming digital economy

Woman missing since Tuesday found

Serial punching suspect arrested

Earthquake-warning system nearly ready to roll

Stanford professor awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Burglary suspect arrested

Huge campaign-funding discrepancy in water board race

Softball team back in the swing of things

City Council to vote on minimum wage raise

Teacher pay impasse triggers district budget meeting


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