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Behind the scenes at NASA's computer powerhouse
Whether the mission is to discover new planets or study the one we call home, the scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center are constantly relying on one priceless member of the team. Her name is Pleiades; she doesn't talk much.
Thursday, 1:50 PM

Two sought in laundry room burglary
Police are searching for two suspects who burglarized an apartment laundry room Wednesday, stealing hundreds of dollars in coins. Thursday, 1:44 PM

Back to the land
Food lover, food writer and nationally respected food advocate Ruth Reichl will appear in Mountain View on Monday, Aug. 31, to discuss the importance of farm preservation. Thursday, 11:36 AM | 1 comments

Police seek home burglary suspects
Police are seeking the public's help in finding two suspects who burglarized a home in Mountain View last week. Thursday, 10:37 AM | 1 comments

Pipe-wielding man arrested after injuring two
Two people sustained minor injuries after a man police describe as a transient hit them with a pipe at the Alibi Bar in Mountain View over the weekend. Wednesday, 11:09 AM | 2 comments

Water-tracking app wins city contest
Mountain View's first-ever App Challenge has crowned a winner: "Waterwise," a nifty piece of software that will allow homeowners to remotely check how much water they're using at any given time -- a bit like a SmartMeter for water. Wednesday, 10:41 AM | 3 comments

City seeks proposals for downtown hotel, transit center
Mountain View leaders are expecting proposals next week from two competing development firms interested in transforming a pair of parking lots near Hope Street into the city's first downtown hotel. Wednesday, 7:45 AM | 2 comments

Audit on the way for MV schools
In an effort to root out any deep-seated problems and performance issues in the district's public schools, The Mountain View Whisman District school board agreed on Aug. 20 to have a crack team of educators conduct a district-wide audit to the tune of $275,000. Tuesday, 12:36 PM | 5 comments

Police tech debuts at city tech expo
Residents in Mountain View got a recent peek at some of the new technology the city's police force is using to fight crime, including the much-anticipated body cameras and laser mapping devices that have now been fully adopted. Tuesday, 10:24 AM | 7 comments

Starbucks to serve different kind of brews
Getting your fix at Starbucks may soon take on a new meaning. Officials at the ubiquitous coffee chain last week announced they would begin serving wine and beer at two locations in Mountain View: Starbucks cafes at 1390 Pear Ave. and 565 San Antonio Road. Tuesday, 1:58 PM

City sets new parking rules for Levi's Stadium 49ers games
It's still the preseason for 49ers' fans, but Mountain View city officials are already getting their game face on. In particular, the city is bracing for the possibility that hundreds of football fans will leave their cars in downtown Mountain View as they head to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Monday, 1:06 PM | 12 comments

Editorial: Timing's right to exercise political might
Momentum is growing among cities in the northern part of Santa Clara County, including Mountain View, to seize an opportunity arising from the potential transportation tax measure on the November 2016 ballot. Monday, 11:19 AM | 2 comments

Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks
Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater than a Category 5 hurricane, sending them long distances. Epidemiological studies have long recognized the harm these particles cause to people's respiratory systems, according to Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports. Monday, 10:07 AM | 22 comments

School district to hire new PIO
Communication between the community and the district office has been spotty for the Mountain View Whisman School District in recent years, and the new superintendent is wasting no time trying to find a solution. Friday, 1:15 PM | 2 comments

City takes up charge on plug-in car stations
Whether it's Tesla Roadsters, Nissan Leafs or any of the other fancy new models, a growing number of electric vehicles can be seen every day zipping around the streets of Mountain View. And more plug-in vehicles means more demand for places to plug in. Friday, 11:39 AM | 7 comments

One year later, unsolved killing at Shoreline haunts family
Almost one year ago to the day, 38-year-old Eric Johnson of Contra Costa County was shot and killed while backstage at a Shoreline Amphitheatre concert. His Aug. 22, 2014, slaying remains the subject of an ongoing Mountain View police investigation, but even though his death is unsolved it could soon be a matter for the courts. A civil lawsuit recently filed by his mother is pinning responsibility for Johnson's shooting on the city of Mountain View as well as rapper "Young Jeezy" and the organizers behind hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa's "Under the Influence of Music" tour. Thursday, 1:55 PM | 7 comments

Tech upgrades in store for high school students
It would be hard to spot the difference as students head back to school this week, but Google's ubiquitous presence in Mountain View has found its way into the classrooms of the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District. Thursday, 1:59 PM | 2 comments

Class in session at new Mistral Elementary
Monday marked the first day of school for bustling crowds of kindergarten students and parents, both excited and a little bit anxious, and the first day for Gabriela Mistral Elementary, the Mountain View Whisman district's newest school. Thursday, 12:09 PM | 1 comments

Walmart shoe thief sought
Police are seeking the public's help in finding a suspect who escaped Walmart security over the weekend after he put on a pair of new shoes and left the store without paying. Thursday, 12:17 PM | 3 comments

County EMS leaders launch public safety campaign
Santa Clara County leaders kicked off a campaign Tuesday aimed at increasing public awareness of making a clear path for emergency crews responding to urgent situations.
Wednesday, 1:45 PM | 3 comments

Mistral parent picked for school board vacancy
After three rounds of voting to winnow down nearly a dozen of applicants, the Mountain View Whisman School District voted Tuesday night to appoint district parent José Gutiérrez to an open seat on the school board. Tuesday, 10:50 PM | 35 comments

Monte Carlo looks to grow the party
Mountain View's Latin nightclub Monte Carlo wants to raise the roof on its city-issued use permit.
Wednesday, 9:01 AM | 41 comments

McKelvey Park flood basin on the horizon
McKelvey Park is just months away from a complete makeover. The Santa Clara Valley Water District is slated to begin construction of an 18-foot deep basin across several acres of the park starting in January, transforming the popular baseball park to do double-duty as a diversion pit for Permanente Creek floodwater. Tuesday, 5:43 PM | 3 comments

Pear Theatre moves on to the next stage
The Pear Avenue Theatre and its plucky band of drama enthusiasts are used to working in a tight space. Now, with a little more elbow room in its new digs, the group is looking forward to bigger things this season. Tuesday, 11:06 AM

Cities challenge VTA on transportation funding
With the regional push for a transportation tax measure cruising toward November 2016, Palo Alto, Mountain View and other cities in northern part of Santa Clara County are joining forces to make sure their needs don't get overshadowed by San Jose's. Tuesday, 8:59 AM | 7 comments

A change of pace for teen mental health

Assault victim found during police search

Mobile home residents see trouble down the road

LASD narrows down new school options


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