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Saturday, August 30, 2014

County to resurface sections of Arastradero

Several sections of Arastradero Road near Palo Alto will be refurbished in the next month as part of a Santa Clara County road project that is set to launch Monday, Sept. 1.

Saturday, 10:13 PM | 1 comment

Friday, August 29, 2014

Council candidate Unangst's ballot designation challenged

A Mountain View City Council candidate is going to have to change his ballot designation after being challenged over his use of the title "retired lieutenant colonel" on the November ballot.

Friday, 12:34 PM | 15 comments
Council race: phone survey raises questions

Mountain View voters are being surveyed about how they might vote in the November City Council election, prompting questions about who is gathering such information and how it will be used.

Friday, 9:58 AM | No comments yet
State Supreme Court rejects most misconduct claims against assistant DA

California Supreme Court justices have reversed a state appeals court ruling of egregious prosecutorial misconduct against Jay Boyarsky, Santa Clara County's chief assistant district attorney.

Friday, 9:58 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Missing man, 67, found safe

More than four hours after he disappeared from the Mountain View Senior Center, police say a 67-year-old man who suffers from Alzheimer's disease has been found safe.

Thursday, 6:48 PM | No comments yet
How big is need for LASD bond?

The $150 million bond measure proposed by the Los Altos School District faces sharp criticism as it heads to the November ballot. Opponents of the measure question whether the school district really needs the money to handle student enrollment, and say many campuses still have room to grow.

Thursday, 1:03 PM | 94 comments
City seeks minimum wage comments

The Mountain View City Council has opened an online forum asking residents for input on the city proposal that would raise the minimum wage in Mountain View.

Thursday, 12:52 PM | 35 comments
Election a change of pace for MVLA

School board elections are getting a lot of attention this year. Another last-minute candidate joined the race for a spot on the school board for the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District -- making a grand total of seven candidates seeking the three seats up for election.

Thursday, 10:11 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bike Share marks first anniversary with discounts, freebies

Bay Area Bike Share is celebrating its first anniversary by extending special offers to its members this week.

Wednesday, 1:50 PM | 12 comments
County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved $1.2 million for various programs targeting its neediest residents, including agreements with Palo Alto's busy but cash-strapped nonprofit, InnVision Shelter Network.

Wednesday, 12:08 PM | 9 comments
Thursday: Open space district study session on spending bond money

How will the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District spend money from a $300 million bond measure approved by voters in June?

Wednesday, 9:34 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved $1.2 million for various programs targeting its neediest residents, including agreements with Palo Alto's busy but cash-strapped nonprofit, InnVision Shelter Network.

Tuesday, 4:17 PM | No comments yet
Bridging the digital divide

Computers and mobile devices are turning into a staple school supply for kids in the Bay Area. The new requirement for all Los Altos High School students to bring a laptop or Chromebook to school every day indicates schools here in Mountain View are no exception.

Tuesday, 10:55 AM | 3 comments
Four aftershocks hit Napa area Tuesday

The U.S. Geological Survey this morning reported a 3.0-magnitude aftershock about four miles southwest of Napa, the fourth this morning in the same area where a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday.

Tuesday, 9:01 AM | No comments yet

Monday, August 25, 2014

Op-ed: Chamber offers platform for City Council race

The November election is fast approaching, and Mountain View is primed to chart a course for its future. With three City Council seats open, it is essential that Mountain View residents are informed and get involved in the electoral process and advocate for the issues most important to us.

Monday, 10:47 AM | 43 comments
6.0 earthquake rattles Bay Area

A 6.0 earthquake that centered near South Napa shook Bay Area residents in their beds early Sunday morning. U.S. Geological Survey officials said the earthquake is the largest to hit the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta Earthquake almost 25 years ago.

Monday, 10:23 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, August 24, 2014

6.0 earthquake rattles Bay Area

A 6.0 earthquake that centered near South Napa shook Bay Area residents in their beds early Sunday morning. U.S. Geological Survey officials said the earthquake is the largest to hit the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta Earthquake almost 25 years ago.

Sunday, 9:18 AM | 18 comments
Napa earthquake delays Caltrain service

Caltrain service is likely to be delayed this morning while the rail system inspects the northern portion of its tracks following the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck southern Napa County.

Sunday, 9:18 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Six arrested in fatal Shoreline shooting

Six people were arrested after a 38-year-old man died after being shot multiple times Friday night at a Wiz Khalifa show at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Saturday, 2:44 PM | 10 comments

Friday, August 22, 2014

Power outage hits Mountain View, again

A power outage in Mountain View this morning affected thousands of PG&E customers, turning traffic lights all along El Camino Real into four-way stops. This is the second PG&E power outage in Mountain View this week.

Friday, 11:17 AM | 26 comments
School board candidate Palmer stands by careful planning

It's an exciting time for the Mountain View Whisman School District. School funding is coming back, bond measure construction is in full-swing and a new campus may be on the horizon for the Whisman neighborhood.

Friday, 10:57 AM | No comments yet
Census numbers show Mountain View's staggering job growth

Given how rising housing prices and commuter traffic are causing serious problems for many, tracking the city's job growth has become a big deal to City Council members and City Council candidates. And how alarming the jobs-housing imbalance sounds may depend on your data source.

Friday, 10:14 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, August 21, 2014

MV police arrest three burglary suspects

Three people, including two minors, were arrested Wednesday in Mountain View after undercover police officers allegedly found them to be in possession of a bag full of stolen electronics, jewelry and drug paraphernalia.

Thursday, 5:56 PM | 9 comments
High school district kicks off the school year

There've been some big changes over the summer for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District -- some more visible than others. Students may not notice it at first, but when they inevitably pull out their iPhone, they're going to see the district's improvements in action.

Thursday, 10:14 AM | 4 comments
Crime brief: man causes hospital disturbance

Police arrested a 48-year-old Folsom man last week after he entered a hospital on Castro Street and allegedly caused a disturbance and refused to leave the building.

Thursday, 10:13 AM | 9 comments

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spike in thefts, burglaries across town

Dispersed incidents of car, store and home burglaries hit Mountain View early last week, as suspects broke windows and made off with anything from jewelry and computers to envelopes of cash. In just two days, there were 16 reported cases of theft and burglary, and two arrests.

Wednesday, 1:07 PM | 8 comments
LASD board members call it quits

Two board members at the Los Altos School District are leaving on a high note this year. Following approval of the five-year agreement with Bullis Charter School and approval of placing a facilities bond measure for the November ballot, Doug Smith and Mark Goines announced they will step down.

Wednesday, 1:07 PM | 67 comments

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's back to school for Mountain View

It was an emotional moment for kindergarten parents at Monta Loma Elementary when the 8:30 bell rang and their kids filtered into three classrooms for the first day of school Monday.

Tuesday, 1:54 PM | 2 comments
Contested race for elementary school district

Up until the last minute, it looked like an uncontested race for the Mountain View Whisman School District. But on Aug. 8 -- the last day to file for candidacy -- two more candidates jumped into the race.

Tuesday, 12:57 PM | 22 comments

On Tour at Selective Schools: Chapman, La Verne, Redlands, Whittier
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,880 views

The dress code
By Jessica T | 17 comments | 1,743 views

. . . People will never forget how you made them feel.
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,138 views

September food and drink goings on
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,055 views

Camp Glamp
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 942 views