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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cold, wet weather in this week's forecast

Temperatures in the Bay Area are expected to drop in the next coming days followed by wet weather later in the week, according to the National Weather Service.

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Be cautious when using space heaters, says PG&E

Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the U.S., and almost half of these fires occur between December and February, Pacific Gas and Electric officials warned customers Sunday.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can blame it on water reductions from the Hetch Hetchy supply and blending from other sources, according to City of Palo Alto Utilities spokeswoman Catherine Elvert.

Monday, 4:38 PM | 4 comments
Rising demand for CHAC's services

For decades, the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) has been a one-stop shop for adults and kids who are struggling with mental health problems.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Breakthrough Prize honors local science pioneers at Moffett

It was a constellation of stars, science and Silicon Valley luminaries at the Nasa Ames Research Park on Sunday for the annual Breakthrough Prize. Now in its fifth year, the award ceremony honors scientific achievement with the glitz of a Hollywood gala, and it did not disappoint.

Sunday, 8:51 PM | 5 comments
Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store in Palo Alto

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the Palo Alto Apple Store in downtown early Sunday morning by driving an SUV into the building and stealing an unknown quantity of merchandise, Palo Alto police said.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Captured Palo Alto inmate appears in court

The Palo Alto inmate who broke out from Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose the night before Thanksgiving and stayed on the loose until earlier this week appeared in court on Friday afternoon along with a second inmate who escaped with him.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Monday: Mountain View's holiday tree-lighting celebration

Ringing in the holiday season with Mountain View style is the annual Community Tree Lighting Celebration on Monday evening at the Civic Center Plaza.

Friday, 12:02 PM | No comments yet
Water district plans to use Waverly Park homes for homeless

Homeless encampments are a common sight along Stevens Creek in Mountain View. In the southern end of the city near Waverly Park, one such encampment sits across the creek from homes worth more than $2 million, representing the major gulf between the haves and the have-nots in Silicon Valley.

Friday, 9:31 AM | 37 comments
Three men sought in CVS robbery

Police are looking for three men who allegedly stole over $1,000 in items from a CVS pharmacy in Mountain View last week, and attacked an employee who tried to stop them.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Google veers from city's North Bayshore vision

A review of the city's North Bayshore precise plan on Tuesday, Nov. 29, left some council members wondering if they were asking too much of one of the world's wealthiest companies.

Thursday, 11:28 AM | 21 comments
A respite from the cold

More than a hundred homeless people in the northern end of Santa Clara County now have a warm, reliable place to sleep each night, after the Sunnyvale Cold Weather Shelter opened its doors for the first time Monday.

Thursday, 8:23 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Caltrain, Crisis Text Line announce partnership

Starting next week, the now-ubiquitous "There is Help" signs with suicide hotline numbers posted at local Caltrain stations and along the railroad tracks will be joined by a new resource for those in crisis: Crisis Text Line, a free, confidential, 24/7 support service accessible by simply texting the number 741741.

Wednesday, 2:00 PM | 1 comment
MVPD seeks to improve body cam program

It's been a little over a year since the Mountain View Police Department outfitted all of its officers with wearable cameras, joining a growing number of Bay Area law enforcement agencies aiming to boost accountability, assist in criminal prosecutions and create an impartial record of police activity to discipline or exonerate officers following complaints from the public.

Wednesday, 10:06 AM | 4 comments
Escaped Palo Alto inmate nabbed

A woman suspected of helping one of two inmates, including a Palo Alto man, who escaped from the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose last week has been arrested as the search for the two men continues, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

Wednesday, 9:05 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Federal grant aims to boost Valley's traffic-reduction efforts

An effort by Palo Alto, Mountain View and neighboring cities to get drivers to instead use trains, buses and other modes of transportation just got a lift from the federal government -- a $1 million grant aimed at accelerating the switch.

Tuesday, 4:55 PM | 2 comments
Cold weather homeless shelters open this week

Homeless residents of the County of Santa Clara have access to as many as 395 additional shelter beds starting this week, county officials said.

Tuesday, 1:56 PM | 1 comment
Trump deportation plan sends South Bay leaders searching for options

Donald Trump's election has created a cloud of uncertainty for the nation's estimated 11.4 million undocumented immigrants. Advocates are urging leaders in Mountain View and other Santa Clara County cities to take a stand and give assurances to local immigrants that they will be protected.

Tuesday, 1:46 PM | 9 comments
Cleanup gear malfunctions at Moffett Field

NASA officials are complaining that a U.S. Navy treatment system that's supposed to be cleaning up toxic groundwater at Moffett Field has been malfunctioning for an unknown length of time. Regulators from the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Water Resources Control Board say they are investigating the incident to learn more.

Tuesday, 10:24 AM | 12 comments

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tuesday: Council to revisit North Bayshore precise plan

The much-awaited plans to transform the North Bayshore tech corridor into a residential neighborhood will be taken up by the Mountain View City Council at its Tuesday, Nov. 29, meeting.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Google pitches housing project in East Whisman

Google is pitching a new swath of dense apartments and offices in the East Whisman area, mirroring the tech giant's other big plans for Mountain View.

Sunday, 5:21 PM | 8 comments

Friday, November 25, 2016

Palo Alto man one of escaped inmates still at large

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the successful capture of two men who escaped from the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose Wednesday night, Sheriff Laurie Smith announced Friday.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

So much more than a soup kitchen

To see how the area served by the Community Services Agency has changed, Tom Myers needs only to peer out his office window. For the last year, he's been viewing the scene across the street as construction crews finished a 184-apartment luxury complex expected to open in early 2017.

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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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Family Planning: Both Agree Before Getting Pregnant
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