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Friday, October 24, 2014

Voice endorsement: Schmidt for Santa Clara Valley Water Board

The Voice endorses incumbent Brian Schmidt over challenger Gary Kremen for a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

Friday, 11:40 AM | 4 comments
Google-donated shuttle service gets green light

In January, a small fleet of white and blue electric shuttle buses will begin rolling down the streets of Mountain View on a route that aims to hit the city's popular destinations.

Friday, 11:32 AM | 19 comments
Council tweaks plan for 600 new homes in South Whisman

In a council election season where the need for more housing is a hot topic, council members were relatively quick to move forward with a plan for nearly 600 new homes in a study session on Tuesday, bringing back to life a project killed by the recession.

Friday, 10:08 AM | 5 comments

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Teachers agree to district's salary offer

The Mountain View Whisman School District is one step away from approving a salary increase of 7 percent for its teaching staff. Teachers with the Mountain View Educators Association voted to ratify the tentative agreement on Monday, Oct. 20.

Thursday, 11:28 AM | 6 comments
Outside money floods City Council race

The real estate industry and a shadowy special interest group is pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the Mountain View City Council election, causing alarm amongst candidates and residents who fear this election will mark the end of low-budget City Council campaigns.

Thursday, 8:03 AM | 31 comments
Bay Area residents to experience partial eclipse Thursday

On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun in the southwestern sky, but experts warn that looking at the sun for more than a glance without proper protection or a filter can damage eyes.

Thursday, 8:01 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Voter Guide: Santa Clara Valley Water District

The winner in the race for a single seat at the Santa Clara Valley Water District will take on major challenges if elected to represent District 7 this November. He will face a deepening drought and lingering problems with downstream flooding when the rains do come. Two candidates, incumbent and board Vice Chairman Brian Schmidt and challenger Gary Kremen, are seeking the seat.

Wednesday, 10:52 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

County fires child services director

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has terminated the county's director of child support services following claims that he obtained free personal travel services from county business trips, a spokeswoman said today.

Tuesday, 3:26 PM | 3 comments
Man slashed with knife during argument

Police arrested a Mountain View woman last week after she allegedly got into an argument with a roommate, picked up a knife and cut the victim several times in an apartment on the 2400 block of West El Camino Real.

Tuesday, 1:29 PM | 2 comments
CSA seeks to crowd-fund survival kits for the homeless

Mountain View's Community Services Agency is raising funds to buy survival gear for the city's homeless who are facing the first winter since the cold weather shelter at the Sunnyvale Armory closed.

Tuesday, 11:57 AM | 5 comments
Council candidates' take on $15 minimum wage

It may fall on three new City Council members to carry on the current council's goal of working towards a $15 an hour minimum wage by 2018, as outgoing members Margaret Abe-Koga, Jac Siegel and Ronit Bryant were among the biggest proponents of the raise. In a candidate forum organized by Peninsula Interfaith Action Friday, Oct. 10, the nine candidates were asked to react to the council's goal to raise the city's minimum wage past the $10.30 approved last week.

Tuesday, 10:55 AM | 7 comments

Monday, October 20, 2014

All about the budget

Class was back in session at the Oct. 9 Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting, as members of the community filled the room for a special budget meeting to try to understand how their local school district funds teachers, programs and other expenses.

Monday, 3:09 PM | 2 comments
Open house draws huge crowd to NASA Ames

The public got a rare peek inside the gates of NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field on Saturday, which drew over 115,000 people curious to see the space-age wonders created over the years in Silicon Valley.

Check out our gallery of photos from the big day.

Monday, 12:07 PM | 11 comments
Candidates challenged on 'rent stabilization'

All nine candidates for Mountain View City Council were put on the spot last week during a candidate forum held by church leaders who want the City Council to pass a "rent stabilization" ordinance to put an end to the dramatic rent increases that are forcing many out of Mountain View.

Monday, 11:18 AM | 26 comments
Police release video of burglary suspect

Mountain View police have released video footage of person of interest in a burglary of a downtown business last week.

Monday, 10:49 AM | No comments yet

Friday, October 17, 2014

County reports more enterovirus cases

Four new cases of the enterovirus-D68, a respiratory illness, have been diagnosed in Santa Clara County, bringing the number of cases to five since Oct. 9, a county health spokeswoman said Thursday.

Friday, 2:33 PM | No comments yet
MV restaurant fined over unpaid overtime wages

Xanh Restaurant in Mountain View will be paying more than $90,000 to employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the company failed to pay overtime wages.

Friday, 1:07 PM | 11 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: City Council

The Mountain View Voice recommends candidates Ken Rosenberg, Pat Showalter and Lenny Siegel for City Council.

Friday, 11:20 AM | 63 comments
Voter guide: City Council

One of the most important City Council elections in decades will take place on Nov. 4 when voters will pick three candidates to replace outgoing council members Jac Siegel, Ronit Bryant and Margaret Abe-Koga.

Friday, 11:09 AM | 7 comments
Young filmmakers inspire African film fest

For the fifth year, the Community School of Music and Arts will play host to the Silicon Valley African Film Festival from Friday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 19. SVAFF is the only film festival in California which presents films exclusively produced by African filmmakers.

Friday, 7:36 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Council seeks higher affordable housing fees

The City Council took a step towards addressing the city's shortage of affordable housing on Tuesday night by beginning the process for shifting more of the cost for affordable housing programs onto real estate developers, especially office developers.

Thursday, 12:03 PM | 7 comments
Local medical facilities amp up Ebola preparedness training

Stanford Medical Center and Palo Alto Medical Foundation are among medical facilities nationwide increasing Ebola preparedness as federal health officials urge the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola."

Thursday, 12:02 PM | No comments yet
District may split Castro into two schools

Castro Elementary school, home of the Dual Immersion program, may be splitting in half. At the Oct. 9 Mountain View Whisman school board meeting, the Castro Restructuring Task Force recommended that the district create two schools on the Castro campus: one for the Dual Immersion program, and one for the traditional school program.

Thursday, 10:50 AM | 28 comments

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Editorial endorsement: El Camino Healthcare District

The Voice recommends David Reeder and Margaret Abe-Koga for the El Camino Healthcare District board of directors.

Wednesday, 1:52 PM | 7 comments
Sunnyvale joins MV in boosting minimum wage

Last week Mountain View City Council members said they hoped Sunnyvale and other nearby cities would join them in raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018, and now Sunnyvale appears to be doing its part.

Wednesday, 10:33 AM | No comments yet
Zuckerberg, Chan join fight against Ebola

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan announced Tuesday that they have committed $25 million to help address the Ebola epidemic.

Wednesday, 10:02 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure N

The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure N, the Los Altos School District bond measure.

Tuesday, 1:49 PM | 13 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure A

The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure A, to raise the City Council's salary.

Tuesday, 1:43 PM | 4 comments
Car crash suspect arrested

Police arrested a Sunnyvale man Sunday in connection with a hit-and-run traffic collision in Mountain View on Friday.

Tuesday, 12:48 PM | 4 comments

Monday, October 13, 2014

Voter Guide: Measure N school bond

The Los Altos School District is asking voters to approve a $150 million bond that would help to fund a new school site and additional school facilities to deal with growing enrollment in the district, particularly in the area north of El Camino Real.

Monday, 11:44 AM | 14 comments
Salem is top fundraiser in council race

The nine residents running for three City Council seats in the November election have some very different fundraising styles, as revealed in their reports of campaign contributions received by Sept. 30.

Monday, 11:43 AM | 7 comments
Council OKs union wages for maintenance work

Workers who are contracted to maintain, repair, upgrade or demolish city structures are now going to be guaranteed prevailing wages, the City Council decided Tuesday.

Monday, 10:06 AM | 7 comments

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park
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