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City Council backs plan to close Castro Street
In a decision with big impacts for the city's scenic downtown, the Mountain View City Council on Wednesday night, in a 5-2... Last comment 8 hours ago | 65 comments

VTA board OKs new sales tax measure
A long-planned sales tax measure is set to go on the November ballot now that the Valley Transportation Authority board of... Last comment 19 hours ago | 35 comments

Buses remain empty along city's worst traffic spots
It was morning rush hour, and Shoreline Road was jammed with cars, corporate shuttles and cyclists crossing Highway 101.... Last comment 7 hours ago | 42 comments

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Man covered in glass arrested on burglary charges
Police arrested a 29-year-old man after he was spotted sitting inside a Starbucks in downtown Mountain View while covered in glass fragments.
Friday, 4:08 PM

Obama to entrepreneurs: 'You are the bridge'
On one of the most tumultuous days for world markets and amid news that the United Kingdom will exit the European Union, President Barack Obama delivered a message of hope and unity on Friday at the 2016 White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which is being held at Stanford University.
Friday, 4:50 PM

MV man arrested for allegedly pulling a knife in fight
A 64-year-old Mountain View man was arrested Monday after he allegedly pulled a knife out during a fight near Rengstorff Park. Friday, 12:21 PM | 3 comments

City Council approves plan for 67 affordable homes
At a time of overwhelming demand for affordable housing, the City Council on Tuesday enthusiastically gave a round of approvals for 67 below-market-rate apartments and pledged a $7 million check to help build them.
Friday, 11:24 AM

President Obama arrives in Mountain View
Touching down at Moffett Field on Thursday evening, Air Force One delivered President Barack Obama and his entourage to Mountain View in anticipation of an international business summit. Friday, 1:12 PM | 3 comments

City Council backs plan to close Castro Street
In a decision with big impacts for the city's scenic downtown, the Mountain View City Council on Wednesday night, in a 5-2 vote, backed plans to close Castro Street to car traffic at the Caltrain crossing. Thursday, 1:57 PM | 65 comments

City Council approves rosy budget for better year
The City Council on Tuesday approved the city's new budget for the upcoming fiscal year — but not without some controversy on utility-rate hikes and some pet projects for discretionary spending. Thursday, 12:25 PM | 4 comments

Three arrested in downtown brawl
Mountain View police arrested three men allegedly involved in a fight in downtown Mountain View early Sunday morning. Thursday, 12:19 PM | 7 comments

County OKs $950 million housing bond for ballot
In what is being hailed as a chance to end regional homelessness, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon unanimously approved placing a $950 million affordable housing bond measure on the November ballot. Thursday, 11:07 AM | 1 comments

DA proposes mandatory prison sentence for sex-assault crimes
In the wake of widespread outrage over the three months former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner will spend in jail after sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman on campus last year, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Wednesday proposed legislation that would eliminate the possibility of probation and make years in prison mandatory for anyone convicted of the same crime. Wednesday, 1:26 PM | 8 comments

School board approves big superintendent pay raise
In a 3-2 vote last week, Mountain View Whisman School District trustees agreed to increase Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph's pay by 10 percent following his first year on the job. The increase raises the salary to the level advertised by the district last year when it was seeking a superintendent. Wednesday, 11:14 AM | 26 comments

LASD continues to pursue new school site
The Los Altos School District board of trustees agreed Monday night to continue real estate negotiations for a new school site on El Camino Real, turning down the opportunity to focus on building a school on an existing campus in favor of land acquisition plans. Wednesday, 7:25 AM | 11 comments

LASD school board member steps down early
Los Altos School District board member Tamara Logan announced last week that she is resigning more than two years before her term expires, leaving a school board vacancy to be filled in the November election. Tuesday, 1:53 PM | 3 comments

Meeting tonight: Big decisions ahead for Castro Street, El Camino Hospital
In what is certain to be a lively meeting, the City Council on Wednesday night will make a long-awaited decision on how Castro Street should be reconfigured, or closed, to make way for the Caltrain crossing. Also on the agenda is council consideration of a major expansion of El Camino Hospital. Monday, 12:24 PM | 10 comments

Obama to visit Stanford for Global Entrepreneurship Summit
President Barack Obama will be at Stanford University on Friday morning, June 24, to deliver a speech during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will feature entrepreneurs from around the world. Tuesday, 12:11 PM | 2 comments

Pair arrested for alleged mail theft after crashing car in Mountain View
Palo Alto police arrested a man and a woman in Mountain View on June 7 for allegedly stealing mail from several residential mailboxes in Atherton and Menlo Park, according to a police department press release. Monday, 4:59 PM

Hospital budgets for big expansion plans
El Camino Hospital staff are budgeting for a lucrative year next fiscal year, calling for cost-cutting measures and another bump in prices in order to keep the community hospital financially stable in a fiercely competitive local market. Sunday, 8:58 PM | 4 comments

Buses remain empty along city's worst traffic spots
It was morning rush hour, and Shoreline Road was jammed with cars, corporate shuttles and cyclists crossing Highway 101. There was also a VTA bus, with only three passengers. Monday, 11:00 AM | 42 comments

New school makes it into the budget after all
It was all smiles at the Mountain View Whisman school board meeting Thursday night, after board members came together on a new financing plan that sets aside enough construction money to build a new school at Slater by as early as 2019. Friday, 1:28 PM | 8 comments

Construction boom brings problems for city's projects
With construction cranes and work crews ubiquitous across town, Mountain View is experiencing a surging development market never seen before, bringing a wave of public improvements and filling the city's coffers with fee revenue. Friday, 10:01 AM | 5 comments

County commits $600K to youth mental-health center
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday $600,000 over three years to support two "critical" staff positions at a yet-to-open youth mental-health center currently being developed by Stanford Medicine's Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Thursday, 4:42 PM | 6 comments

City lifts emergency drought rules
With 2016 proving a wetter year, the Mountain View City Council voted on Tuesday to relax some of the local restrictions on water use, despite arguments from advocates that a statewide drought is hardly a thing of the past. Thursday, 9:52 AM | 5 comments

Tentative agreement reached on teacher salaries

County cracks down on police surveillance technology

Rent-control measure expected to go to voters in November

DA disqualifies Judge Persky from new sex-assault case

City sinks paid-parking due to dismal numbers

Brock Turner juror to judge: 'Shame on you'


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