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Independent groups pump cash into Assembly campaign
With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent political action committees are throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the contest in hopes of influencing the outcome. So far, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has been the chief beneficiary. Monday, 3:47 PM | 1 comments

Tuesday: Council to discuss housing incentives for North Bayshore
Laying out their grand vision to rapidly transform the North Bayshore area, Mountain View City Council members on Tuesday will discuss the proverbial carrots -- incentives to entice office-focused developers to incorporate new housing, especially affordable housing, into their plans.
Monday, 1:56 PM

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports
Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set of election troubles in an eight-way primary race for the District 24 state Assembly seat. Sunday, 2:11 PM | 5 comments

No criminal charges in alleged high school sexual assault
Mountain View police say that no arrests have been made following a sexual assault investigation at Mountain View High School last month. The investigation was prompted by an article in the school's newspaper. Monday, 11:58 AM | 9 comments

Los Altos man dies in crash on Skyline Boulevard
A 25-year-old man who died when his SUV crashed into a tree on Skyline Boulevard south of Portola Valley in San Mateo County early Thursday morning has been identified as James Henry Power, according to the San Mateo Coroner's Office. Friday, 10:45 AM

Incendiary device scorches Google Earth car, campus building
Mountain View police are reporting that a Google Earth car and a nearby building on the Google campus were both damaged by an incendiary device Thursday night. Friday, 1:06 PM | 1 comments

House fire victim searching for missing dog
A two-alarm fire tore through the garage of a Sylvan Park home last Friday, injuring a man who said he lost all of his belongings in the blaze and is distraught because he cannot find his dog. Friday, 7:48 AM | 1 comments

Group pitches unorthodox ways to solve housing crisis
At a housing summit last week, a panel of experts and policymakers discussed the need for sacrificing some "sacred cows" to address the South Bay's lack of housing and skyrocketing prices. Among the ideas, speakers suggested repealing Proposition 13's property-tax protections, rescinding cities' independent authority to reject affordable housing development and passing a countywide $750-million bond in November to help fund subsidized housing. Thursday, 12:20 PM | 44 comments

Police arrest downtown bank robbery suspect
A man who allegedly robbed a bank in downtown Mountain View on Tuesday was arrested after bank employees and witnesses were able to help officers track down the suspect. Thursday, 11:21 AM

Abe-Koga joins City Council race
Perhaps only in local government could eight years seem like not enough time, but that's exactly how Margaret Abe-Koga describes her two terms on the Mountain View City Council. She announced plans to run for a new term on the council in the November election. Wednesday, 4:35 PM | 18 comments

MVHS baseball on the upswing
Mountain View High School's varsity baseball team is playing against San Mateo in the CCS playoffs today at 4 p.m. It's the team's first appearance in the regional playoffs since 2010. Wednesday, 1:48 PM | 2 comments

Unlikely duo teams up to explore space prospecting
A Mountain View start-up and a European grand duchy announced a formal partnership to investigate how asteroids zipping by Earth could be harvested for valuable resources. It was the latest development for Deep Space Industries, a company operating out of the NASA Ames Research Park that is intent on building a supply chain for space mining. Wednesday, 9:55 AM

City to fly pride flag in June
A proposal to fly the LGBT pride flag in downtown Mountain View in June received the City Council's blessing, but not without some push-back from opponents who argued it would unfairly promote a political agenda. Wednesday, 9:11 AM | 8 comments

VIDEOS: State Assembly District 24 candidate interviews
To help voters become familiar with the eight candidates vying to replace Rich Gordon in Sacramento, the Mountain View Voice and its sister papers are posting video interviews with each candidate. Tuesday, 1:37 PM | 2 comments

Former anesthesia tech pleads no contest to sexual battery

VTA offers summer youth passes

Huff principal to tackle student achievement gap

Former Palo Altan identified as ISIS recruit

Bay Area cities could loosen drought restrictions

Roundtable on Mountain View's metamorphosis

Editorial: Vicki Veenker for Assembly

Two-alarm fire damages Sylvan Park home

Teacher housing idea gains traction among school employees

City budget: Higher utility fees, adding 20 new staffers

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