El Camino Hospital drops CEO Ryba
On Saturday, the El Camino Hospital board of directors voted 7-0 not to renew the five-year contract with hospital president... Last comment 2 hours ago | 13 comments
"Rainy day rainbow"
Bethani Semple find coverage under her Cirque du Soleil rainbow umbrella as she walks down Castro Street. On her way to Book Buyers, Semple says she enjoys the rain. Submitted by Michelle Le on May 17, 2010
Brock Turner judge launches anti-recall campaign
Just days before Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is set to be reassigned from criminal cases and before former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner will be released early from jail, the embattled judge has spoken publicly for the first time -- in a statement posted on a newly launched "Retain Judge Persky" campaign website. Wednesday, 10:07 AM | 4 comments
Resident suing to take rent control measure off ballot
A Mountain View resident is suing the city to remove a City Council-backed rent control measure from the November ballot.
Tuesday, 5:28 PM | 7 comments
Bill inspired by Brock Turner victim heads to governor’s desk
Legislation proposed by Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen in the wake of controversy over the six-month sentencing of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated young woman has passed the state Assembly and is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Tuesday, 2:39 PM
Los Altos man ID'd as driver in fatal crash
A driver killed in a car crash off of Foothill Expressway in Los Altos on Monday afternoon was identified by police today as 58-year-old Matthew Maki.
Tuesday, 11:11 AM | 7 comments
El Camino Hospital drops CEO Ryba
On Saturday, the El Camino Hospital board of directors voted 7-0 not to renew the five-year contract with hospital president and CEO Tomi Ryba. A search for a new CEO is underway. Tuesday, 10:45 AM | 13 comments
Chronicling the dirty side of 'Techville'
The pioneering work of Silicon Valley on microprocessors, computers and circuits may have bestowed the region with abundant wealth and jobs, but it also carries a darker legacy. By one measure, Santa Clara County remains the most polluted region in the United States, largely from groundwater contamination caused by the area's former semiconductor factories.
Tuesday, 9:12 AM | 6 comments
Teen drug abuse on the rise in county
It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS). The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during its late afternoon hours as teens and their families flood in to seek substance abuse treatment and counseling. And it's only a matter of months before another big wave of new cases comes rolling in. Sunday, 10:01 PM | 4 comments
Big turnover for Mountain View Whisman school board
Four candidates will be facing off this November for seats on the Mountain View Whisman School District's board of trustees, following the deadline to file with the county last week. Two of the three incumbents up for re-election this year, Steve Nelson and Bill Lambert, declined to run again, meaning a big change in the five-member board is ahead. Monday, 11:57 AM | 15 comments
Couple keeps on truckin'
Anyone heading down Latham Street in the past week has probably noticed it. Among the mobile homes that line both sides of the road is a hulking wooden structure attached to a green 1940s truck. The peculiar home is a relic of the past with a long history in the Bay Area, and the proud owners say they've spent months and thousands of dollars to bring it back to its former glory. Friday, 10:37 AM | 28 comments