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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Guest Opinion: Renters deserve some protections

I'm one of the fortunate minority in the city: I own my house. My wife and I moved to Mountain View in 1998 and in the interim period we have managed to pay off our mortgage. In that same period, our townhouse has increased in value by a few multiples of what we bought it for, due to no effort on my part. I am indeed fortunate.

Sunday, 2:19 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations

A multi-city and county committee tasked with finding ways to reduce overhead noise from airplanes going to and from San Francisco International Airport has released preliminary proposed recommendations.

Saturday, 1:11 PM | 6 comments

Friday, October 21, 2016

Transient triggers lockdown in Slater neighborhood

Residents in the Slater neighborhood were asked to shelter in place Thursday night after a transient man allegedly refused to leave a home on Gladys Avenue, and threatened a resident with what appeared to be a firearm.

Friday, 2:11 PM | 10 comments
Arrest in gang-related stabbing at Rengstorff Park

A 19-year-old Sunnyvale man was arrested on attempted murder charges Thursday in connection to a gang-related stabbing at Rengstorff Park over the Fourth of July weekend, according to Mountain View police.

Friday, 10:17 AM | No comments yet
Six compete to lead Foothill-De Anza district

This November, voters in several North County and West Valley cities will decide who will lead the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. Six candidates are vying for three seats on the district's board of trustees, giving voters a rare chance to weigh in on the district's leadership.

Friday, 10:06 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Moffett Gateway wins council approval

A hotel and office development at a crucial highway juncture received a unanimous round of approvals from the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night, despite some concerns over the project's traffic and environmental impacts.

Thursday, 1:54 PM | 14 comments
Editorial: Yes on Santa Clara County measures A, B

Two important measures on the Nov. 8 ballot ask Santa Clara County voters to approve a $950 million bond measure to build badly needed housing to serve homeless and low-income residents and a half-cent sales-tax increase to fund transportation projects over the next 30 years.

Thursday, 11:42 AM | 7 comments
County voters to decide on Measure B half-cent sales tax

Voters will decide next month on a measure that would raise billions of dollars to help address many public transportation issues throughout Santa Clara County.

Thursday, 7:54 AM | 7 comments

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Council seeks to ease downtown parking woes

Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night to explore a broad range of strategies aimed at freeing up parking in the downtown area, after city surveys showed that every parking lot in the area is packed to the brim, forcing restaurant patrons to circulate endlessly.

Wednesday, 1:28 PM | 31 comments
Building unity at Foothill College

Foothill College's Umoja Scholars Program seeks to promote learning about African and African-American culture through a core set of pedagogies, curricula and practices, while also providing targeted support to students who might otherwise flounder at large community colleges.

Wednesday, 11:28 AM | 1 comment
Measure A backers hope to put dent in affordable-housing crisis

What some officials say is the most significant measure in Santa Clara County history to help low- and moderate-income residents find affordable housing will come before voters on Nov. 8.

Wednesday, 10:17 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Moffett Gateway project heads back to Council

In a packed agenda for Tuesday evening, the Mountain View City Council will consider a penultimate set of approvals for a massive office and hotel project slated to go near the Highway 101 and 85 interchange.

Tuesday, 11:40 AM | 9 comments

Monday, October 17, 2016

Weekend rain totals beat all of October 2015

Since Thursday evening most places in the Bay Area got more rain than in all of October of last year, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

Monday, 4:49 PM | 2 comments
Huge housing development raises hopes and fears

At face value, it's a proposal packed with exactly what Mountain View leaders want -- a colossal new apartment complex that would single-handedly boost the city's affordable housing stock by about 15 percent.

Monday, 4:48 PM | 22 comments
Los Altos Hills: alleged stalker exchanged gunfire with occupant of home

A man injured in a shooting in a Los Altos Hills home Friday was allegedly a stalker who forced his way inside and opened fire before he was shot in return by one of the occupants, a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said this morning.

Monday, 1:42 PM | 12 comments
Castro parents go back to school

At Castro Elementary, students aren't the only ones taking classes. Each week, dozens of parents take time out of their Saturday morning to attend a new course aimed at helping them better understand the school system and improve their English.

Monday, 11:20 AM | 1 comment
FEMA funds retrofits for Loma Prieta quake anniversary

Today marks the 27th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which killed 63 people in Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz, damaged 12,000 homes and 2,600 businesses, causing an estimated $6 billion in damage.

Monday, 9:56 AM | No comments yet

Friday, October 14, 2016

Update: Man shot in Los Altos Hills neighborhood incident today

Investigators are working to identify a suspect in a shooting today (Oct. 14) that left a man injured in a quiet Los Altos Hills neighborhood and forced residents to briefly shelter in place, a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said.

Friday, 2:17 PM | No comments yet
Hospital CEO's severance payout could reach $834,200

The El Camino Hospital board of directors said their goodbyes to hospital president and CEO Tomi Ryba Wednesday night, approving a severance agreement that guarantees as much as $834,200 in payments to her over the next year.

Friday, 12:48 PM | 13 comments
Uber driver arrested after alleged assault on parking enforcement officer

Police arrested a 62-year-old Uber driver in downtown Mountain View after he allegedly confronted a parking-enforcement police assistant and backed his car into the police vehicle while being issued a ticket.

Friday, 12:07 PM | 19 comments
Editorial endorsement: Measure V is the right choice to protect renters and the community

Mountain View voters who flat-out oppose rent control in any form will have an easy decision when they cast their ballots this election season. But those who support creating a mechanism to help stabilize a situation in this city in which double-digit rent increases are driving far too many residents from their homes will have a more complicated choice.

Friday, 9:50 AM | 32 comments
Election 2016: Council race finds Mountain View at pivotal juncture

Mountain View stands at the proverbial crossroads in the coming days as voters choose four City Council candidates from a roster of eight. In essence, majority control is up for grabs as the council prepares for major decisions regarding proposals including dozens of gigantic office and residential projects already in the pipeline.

Friday, 7:56 AM | 19 comments

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Opposition mailer draws backlash from rent-control groups

Bay Area rent-control supporters are submitting a formal complaint against the California Apartment Association for what they are calling a deceptive mass mailer designed to resemble a report from the nonpartisan California Legislative Analyst's Office.

Thursday, 1:12 PM | 15 comments
CSA takes its show on the road

The Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos has long been a bastion of support services for low-income and homeless residents of North County. But a limitation has been that some residents needing help can't make the trek to downtown Mountain View.

Thursday, 1:04 PM | No comments yet
Election 2016: Mountain View voters face dueling rental measures

Perhaps the most consequential choice in this election cycle, Mountain View voters will decide between competing ballot initiatives that seek to curb the runaway rental market -- or choose to reject them both.

Thursday, 11:16 AM | 58 comments
First major storm of rainy season to start today

A potent early season storm is expected to bring rain, wind and coastal flooding to the Bay Area starting Thursday and lasting through part of Saturday, officials with the National Weather Service said.

Thursday, 9:07 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Election 2016: LASD parcel tax measure heads to district voters

Residents living in the Los Altos School District will get to decide this November whether to support Measure GG, a $223 parcel tax that would go towards paying for core school services in the district.

Wednesday, 1:18 PM | 10 comments
Major fixes needed for high school buildings

Mountain View and Los Altos high schools may look radically different in the coming years as the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District prepares for an onslaught of 500 additional students at campuses already packed to the brim.

Wednesday, 11:39 AM | 4 comments
Feds close sex-discrimination investigation at Stanford University

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has "administratively closed" one of five investigations into violations of federal gender-equity law Title IX at Stanford University, an Education Department spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

Wednesday, 9:24 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Suspicious item on Foothill campus found to be harmless

An administration building at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills was briefly evacuated today because of a suspicious item found in a bathroom
that was later deemed harmless, a school spokeswoman said.

Tuesday, 6:21 PM | 1 comment
Police investigating suspicious item on Foothill College campus

Police are investigating a suspicious item found in a Foothill College bathroom in Los Altos Hills this afternoon, a school spokeswoman said.

Tuesday, 1:12 PM | 4 comments
Wong takes big lead in Foothill-De Anza fundraising

Cupertino City Councilman Gilbert Wong has raised the most cash out of the six candidates vying for a seat on Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees, according to recent campaign finance reports.

Tuesday, 12:06 PM | 3 comments

Monday, October 10, 2016

No charges filed against Stanford student arrested for rape

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office will not file charges against a male Stanford University graduate student arrested for allegedly raping a 28-year-old woman on campus on Sept. 24, Bay City News Service reported Friday.

Monday, 4:29 PM | 1 comment
Three MVHS teens arrested over social media threats

Police arrested three Mountain View High School students Monday after they allegedly made threats against students and staff on social media over the weekend.

Monday, 2:55 PM | 18 comments
Bay Area rain predicted for Thursday, Friday

Officials with the National Weather Service are predicting rain toward the end of the week in the Bay Area.

Monday, 10:45 AM | 7 comments

Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 10,364 views

Response to Arguments Against Measure B
By Steve Levy | 20 comments | 1,788 views

Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 955 views