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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Suspect detained following MV manhunt

Four suspects were taken into custody Monday after all four allegedly tried to flee officers during a traffic stop, leading to a brief search of the area around San Antonio Circle.

Thursday, 2:53 PM | No comments yet
Measure V lawsuit comes to major milestone

The lawsuit over Mountain View's Measure V will get its first major courtroom hearing next week, and the stakes are huge for both sides. At question is whether the rent-control law should go immediately into effect -- potentially requiring landlords to drop rents on thousands of apartments in a matter of days.

Thursday, 1:15 PM | 2 comments
Pear Theatre losing its impresario

Many credit the Pear theater's success and survival to its artistic director -- Diane Tasca. After launching the theater as a moonshot dream about 15 years ago, Tasca has worked, unpaid, as the troupe's impresario, putting herself in charge of the finances, productions and creative vision. Now Tasca, 70, wants to hand over those reins to someone new. She recently announced she will be stepping down to retire.

Thursday, 12:10 PM | 1 comment
No room in popular MV Whisman schools ... again

Hundreds of Mountain View families have grabbed a ticket and staked out a place in line, hoping for a spot in one of the Mountain View Whisman School District's highest-performing schools.

Thursday, 9:46 AM | 20 comments

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pledging future tweaks, Council passes mobile-fueling rules

Mountain View City Council members on Tuesday second-guessed a package of new rules they passed one week earlier to regulate a new wave of fuel-delivery start-ups. While they left the door open to making looser rules in the future, council members approved the ordinance that mobile fuel company representatives said would put them out of business. The ordinance will go into effect at the end of April.

Wednesday, 1:49 PM | 26 comments
Bill would require seatbelt use on buses

A state senator has introduced legislation requiring bus drivers and passengers to wear seatbelts in response to a fatal 2016 Greyhound crash that killed two people and injured 13 others in San Jose.

Wednesday, 10:56 AM | No comments yet
TEDx Talk in Palo Alto explores 'identity'

Artists, scientists, authors and tech experts will convene at the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, April 2, for a discussion on the concept of identity -- the qualities, beliefs, DNA, environment, experiences and choices that make an individual or group singular and what experiences bring people together.

Wednesday, 8:53 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Big donations kick off Measure B campaign

The campaign to pass the Mountain View Whisman School District's new parcel tax got off to a quick start last month, with large donations from city leaders as well as legal firms, architects and construction companies that have a close relationship with the district, according to campaign finance documents.

Tuesday, 1:53 PM | 31 comments
Five-story apartment project gets icy reception

A massive 240-unit apartment project planned for the Shoreline West neighborhood has become the latest flash point in Mountain View's challenging path to dramatically grow its housing stock.

Tuesday, 10:40 AM | 41 comments

Monday, March 27, 2017

Communication 101

When it comes to helping Mountain View's most needy students, better communication and parent education will improve test scores. That's what a group of Mountain View Whisman School District parents, charged with finding ways to fix the district's problematic special education and English-language learner programs, agreed to after six months of meetings to brainstorm ways to tackle students' poor performance.

Monday, 9:56 AM | 13 comments

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Grocery checkout resembles a breadline

The daily logjam at the checkout at the nearby Safeway on Shoreline Boulevard has become public enemy No. 1 for the nearby neighborhood. Whether a shopper is buying only a carton of milk or enough food to last the month, residents in the Moffett Boulevard neighborhood say they no longer expect any trip to the grocery store will be speedy.

Sunday, 4:51 PM | 41 comments

Friday, March 24, 2017

Women's rights walk Sunday in Palo Alto

Local female leaders from an array of fields, from education and activism to public service, will speak at a rally on Sunday, March 26, in Palo Alto organized by Feminist Majority, a national women's rights organization.

Friday, 1:00 PM | 3 comments
How local schools measure up in new state assessment

In a bid to move away from grading school performance on a single number and a single test, the California Department of Education released a new report last week that sums up the quality of public schools in a detail-laden "dashboard" for school officials and families alike.

Friday, 11:25 AM | 13 comments
City barrels ahead with on-demand fuel rules

Over the protests of several stakeholders, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday approved plans to have the local fire department monitor and sanction the emerging mobile-fuel businesses. But while the Mountain View now has formal standards, some of the mobile-fuel companies warn the regulations will essentially kill their market within the city.

Friday, 10:10 AM | 14 comments

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Burglary suspects at large after high-speed chase

Two suspects are still at large after a home burglary in Mountain View this morning led to a high-speed chase that ended in San Jose, according to police.

Thursday, 1:59 PM | 7 comments
Storms Friday, Sunday to bring rain, gusty winds

Bay Area rivers are expected to stay within their banks when rain from two storms falls in the region Friday and Sunday, National Weather Service officials said.

Thursday, 12:38 PM | No comments yet
Trump cuts spell trouble for local housing

Calling an affordable-housing project a "miracle" sounds trite, but the term now seems apt for a new 67-unit apartment project being built 1701 El Camino Real.

Thursday, 11:38 AM | 6 comments
'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts in April

Santa Clara County Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker series with regional leaders that will launch in Palo Alto next month.

Thursday, 8:31 AM | 5 comments

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bystanders stop phone theft suspect

A transient woman who allegedly robbed a woman of her phone last week was arrested after bystanders chased down the suspect and detained her until police arrived.

Wednesday, 1:55 PM | 1 comment
Brief break in rain Wednesday

More soggy, windy weather is expected to roll into the Bay Area after a brief sunny respite on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday, 10:45 AM | No comments yet
Recall election of Brock Turner judge postponed

The group working to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for alleged judicial bias has decided to delay placing a recall on the ballot until next summer given the cost of mounting a special election this November.

Wednesday, 9:20 AM | 5 comments

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Zimbabwe charity race and fair turns 18

The 18th annual Run For Zimbabwe will be hosted at St. Joseph school, 1120 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View, on Sunday, Mar. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. The event aims to teach the local community about Zimbabwean culture and to raise funds for the Makumbi Children's Home, an orphanage.

Tuesday, 11:54 AM | 2 comments
High school district's champion of minority students set to retire

After almost half a century working in Mountain View's education system, Associate Superintendent Brigitte Sarraf announced she will be retiring from the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District.

Tuesday, 10:06 AM | 2 comments

Monday, March 20, 2017

Larry's AutoWorks closes down

Popular car repair shop Larry's AutoWorks closed down Friday and there are no plans for it to reopen. Owner Larry Moore told the Voice on Monday that he and his wife had decided to retire after lining up the sale of their shop at 2526 Leghorn St.

Monday, 1:57 PM | 17 comments

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Three storms to bring rain, cool temperatures this week

Three storm systems moving over the Bay Area will bring rain and cooler temperatures this week to much of the region, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday, 11:16 PM | 1 comment
Eight apply to new rent control committee

Mountain View City Council members now have a stack of new candidates for the city's Rental Housing Committee to choose from, including a few more property owners with a stake in how rent control is implemented.

Sunday, 2:49 PM | 4 comments
Five suspects nabbed after downtown Palo Alto hit-and-run

A manhunt for suspects in a downtown Palo Alto hit-and-run concluded early Friday evening at a Waverley Street shed, where three people who were involved in the collision were reportedly hiding, police said.

Sunday, 8:31 AM | 1 comment

Friday, March 17, 2017

Still no verdict on school boundary changes

After another six-hour meeting over the weekend, Mountain View Whisman School District's boundary committee will be heading into overtime on how to best rezone school attendance areas throughout the city of Mountain View.

Friday, 1:46 PM | 5 comments
Officer injured when suspect hits police car

A burglary suspect crashed into a police car Thursday night after he attempted to evade arrest at an In-N-Out Burger parking lot, injuring one officer, according to police.

Friday, 1:44 PM | 14 comments
Auto burglary suspect crashes into police car

A burglary suspect crashed into a Mountain View police car while trying to escape arrest on Thursday night.

Friday, 11:25 AM | 2 comments
Downtown study finds retail on the ropes

A new city economic report on the Castro Street area found that restaurants and the demand for tech office space are lifting Mountain View's downtown to unprecedented growth and sales. But that prosperity isn't being shared among all businesses. Brick-and-mortar retail shops like bookstores, art galleries and knick-knack sellers are lagging behind, showing modest sales while facing the rising costs that come with a booming market.

Friday, 8:08 AM | 18 comments

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 8 comments | 4,101 views

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 2,717 views

Planning for College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,888 views


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