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Monday, September 26, 2016

Bicyclist suffers serious injuries in collision with city shuttle

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries Friday afternoon after he collided with a Mountain View Community Shuttle on Castro Street.

Monday, 11:05 AM | 2 comments
Rent control opponents collect $520K to fight measures

With just three weeks remaining before mail-in ballots go out for the November election, the political battle is intensifying over Mountain View's proposed rent-control measures.

Monday, 10:33 AM | No comments yet
Air quality officials issue Spare the Air alert for Monday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for today in the Bay Area as light winds, heat and exhaust from vehicle traffic produce an unhealthy level of smog, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Sunday.

Monday, 10:04 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Heat breaks temperature record at Moffett Field

Clear skies and westerly winds brought record-breaking heat to two Bay Area locations today, according to official data from the National Weather Service. At Moffett Field near Mountain View the high temperature was 96 degrees, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set in 1978.

Sunday, 9:32 PM | No comments yet
Self-driving car struck by red-light runner

One of Google's self-driving cars was involved in a collision Friday after a driver ran a red light, slamming into the autonomous vehicle as it passed through a busy intersection in Mountain View.

Sunday, 3:59 PM | 5 comments

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mountain View temps to reach 95 degrees Sunday

A heat advisory has been issued for Sunday and Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area as western winds keep cool ocean air out to sea, according to officials with the National Weather Service.

Saturday, 2:48 PM | No comments yet

Friday, September 23, 2016

Housing, transportation dominate candidates' forum

In a candidate forum held on Wednesday afternoon, eight hopefuls competing for a Mountain View City Council seats were largely in agreement that the city's top challenges were meeting the area's housing and transportation needs.

Friday, 1:53 PM | 10 comments
Long nights of homework are history

Teachers at both of Mountain View's high schools are looking at ways to cut back on homework assignments, following a new district-wide initiative aimed at promoting wellness and easing stress among teens. But some teachers are serving as trailblazers for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District.

Friday, 9:08 AM | 7 comments

Thursday, September 22, 2016

VTA looking for feedback from commuters on Highway 280 corridor

Frequent commuters on Interstate Highway 280 from Palo Alto to San Jose can provide feedback on how to improve conditions along the corridor at a community meeting this evening.

Thursday, 2:35 PM | 4 comments
Widespread heat expected in Bay Area Sunday

After below-normal temperatures midweek, weak offshore winds and clear skies will bring a warming trend starting Friday and highs on Sunday as much as 30 degrees above normal, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday, 2:34 PM | No comments yet
Exiting hospital CEO gets $224K bonus

The El Camino Hospital board of directors agreed last week to give hospital President and CEO Tomi Ryba nearly a quarter-million dollars in bonus "incentive" pay, just weeks after voting unanimously not to renew her contract.

Thursday, 10:57 AM | 2 comments
Stanford, other research universities to partner in bioscience collaboration

Three of the Bay Area's powerhouse universities have joined forces to work on a new biomedical science research center funded by a $600 million grant from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, the universities announced Wednesday.

Thursday, 10:29 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Council approves 144-unit apartment project on Ortega Avenue

Despite quarrels over parking and student safety, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night gave unanimous approval to a 144-unit apartment project along Ortega Avenue. While the project includes five below-market-rate homes, this time, affordable housing concerns were sidelined by other conflicts.

Wednesday, 5:51 PM | 12 comments
Attempted grand theft arrest at Kohl's

Police arrested a 35-year-old Milpitas man after he was allegedly caught bagging close to $1,000 in goods while walking through the store, then attempting to flee when officers were called to investigate.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | 9 comments
Smash-and-grab burglary caught on video

Mountain View police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a smash-and-grab burglary outside of a Starbucks on Pear Avenue on Monday.

Wednesday, 1:32 PM | 4 comments
Bay Area home prices up slightly in August compared to last year

The median cost for a Bay Area home rose slightly in August compared to the same period last year partly due to low interest rates and job growth, according to research firm CoreLogic.

Wednesday, 9:13 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Council hopefuls head to Google for Wednesday forum

Eight candidates vying for a seat on the Mountain View City Council will get another chance to square off at a political forum at the Google campus on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21.

Tuesday, 1:29 PM | 9 comments
Overturned big-rig accident sends one to hospital

A big-rig that overturned on Interstate Highway 280 near Los Altos Hills Monday afternoon sent one person to a hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol and Santa Clara County Fire Department.

Tuesday, 10:37 AM | 1 comment
Proposal to expand public access to Peninsula watershed draws opposition

A proposal to further open to the public a large tract of Peninsula open space controlled by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission continues to meet with stiff opposition from environmental groups.

Tuesday, 10:35 AM | 8 comments

Monday, September 19, 2016

USGS moving to new home at Moffett Field

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say they intend to shut down their West Coast science center in Menlo Park over the coming years and plan to relocate to the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View.

Monday, 12:18 PM | 14 comments
Caltrans debris blamed in MV man's death on Hwy 101

An 82-year-old Mountain View man who died while driving his car on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park on Friday was likely struck by debris that came off a state-owned truck, a Caltrans spokesman said.

Monday, 11:14 AM | 6 comments
Record heat over weekend

The warm weather Sunday brought record temperatures to two cities in the Bay Area, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

Monday, 10:43 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, September 18, 2016

More MV students enrolled in higher math

School districts across the state are minimizing the role of parent advocacy in determining what classes students get placed in, but that hasn't slowed the rate of Mountain View students taking higher math.

Sunday, 8:37 PM | 1 comment

Friday, September 16, 2016

High schools face looming classroom shortage

Last week, officials with the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District considered just about every place they could plop down a portable classroom at Los Altos High School.

Friday, 1:08 PM | 13 comments
Mountain View's night shift

Every week, K9 Officer Dorene Hansen hits the streets of Mountain View around the time that everyone else is headed to bed. A seasoned veteran, Hansen is one of several officers scanning city streets at night for "bad guys" committing crimes.

Friday, 9:20 AM | 5 comments

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Caregivers protest low wages at MV rehab clinic

Caregivers began picketing a Mountain View rehab clinic on Thursday morning over complaints they were receiving meager pay and benefits that are out of line with the owner's profits.

Thursday, 1:50 PM | 12 comments
City Council holds back on mobile home rules

Mobile home park residents concerned about rising rents and dwindling home values are going to have to wait until after the fall election for relief. Mountain View City Council members agreed at a study session Tuesday night to table any efforts to place new regulations on mobile home parks, calling it premature when there are two rent control measures on the November ballot.

Thursday, 10:55 AM | 11 comments

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Vandal smashes Sanders fan's car

The charged politics of the upcoming election are taking a toll on Mountain View City Council candidate Ken "Kacey" Carpenter -- or more precisely, on his vehicle.

Wednesday, 2:38 PM | 9 comments
City putting $6.3M toward 62 new affordable housing units

Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night to set aside over $6.3 million to expand the Shorebreeze Apartment complex, adding a net total of 50 new units to the affordable housing project. The decision reserves almost all of the city's remaining affordable housing funds, and comes after the recent approvals of several projects to boost housing for low-income residents.

Wednesday, 12:27 PM | 15 comments
Supervisors OK five-year homeless shelter plan

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday a five-year program that will provide 360 more homeless shelter beds per year, county officials said.

Wednesday, 10:18 AM | 7 comments

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

City survey seeks opinions on vehicle-dwellers

Crisanto Avenue near Rengstorff Park has been overwhelmed with people living in RVs and other vehicles, as have other parts of the city, a situation attributed to rising housing costs in Mountain View and surrounding areas.

Tuesday, 11:57 AM | 32 comments
Demand drives Bay Area gas price increase over the past month

Bay Area gas prices climbed to an average of $2.77 per gallon over the past month as refineries failed to keep pace with strong demand, AAA officials announced Monday.

Tuesday, 10:11 AM | No comments yet

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