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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 | No comments yet
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 | 6 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 | 9 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.

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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 | 48 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 | 24 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 | 6 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 | 5 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

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Campbell man ID'd as victim in motorcycle crash

A Campbell man was killed Thursday while riding his motorcycle on northbound state Highway 85 in Mountain View when he collided with a minivan in front of him, a California Highway Patrol official said Friday.

Saturday, 8:46 PM | 3 comments

Friday, October 10, 2014

Council moves ahead with office-heavy San Antonio plan

On Tuesday night the City Council decided it was prudent to add office space for 1,000 employees to the precise plan for the San Antonio shopping center and surrounding area, for a total 3,000 new jobs in an area slated for 1,245 new homes.

Friday, 2:08 PM | No comments yet
Voter Guide: Measure A to raise City Council pay

After an effort in 2006 to raise City Council pay to $1,500 a month failed by 700 votes, Measure A is another effort to boost pay -- this time to a more modest $1,000 a month -- in what's been called an effort to make being a council member more attractive to working people.

Friday, 1:59 PM | 9 comments
Mountain View OKs $10.30 minimum wage

In a dramatic meeting Thursday evening, Mountain View's City Council approved a new minimum wage law based on San Jose's, increasing the city's minimum wage to $10.30 an hour starting July 1, 2015, and made it a goal to hit $15 an hour by 2018.

Friday, 12:51 PM | 18 comments
Preschool racks up funds for new site

The Mountain View Parent Nursery School has raised big bucks in an effort to move to a new location next year, coming up with nearly $300,000 in donations. Now the preschool is in the final stretch of their funding goal, and will keep up the pace with a 5K "fun run" at Shoreline Park.

Friday, 11:19 AM | 2 comments
Voter Guide: El Camino Healthcare District

The El Camino Healthcare District is poised to have its second contested election in a row after a decade of no competition at the ballot box. To fill two open seats on the district board of directors, voters this November will choose among a neurologist, a City Council member who will be leaving her post in December, and a longtime district incumbent.

Friday, 10:41 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Police seek suspects in home-invasion robbery

Police are searching for two suspects in a home-invasion robbery in Mountain View on Wednesday.

Thursday, 1:59 PM | 2 comments
Fung outspends Abe-Koga, Reeder in health care district race

Campaign financing by the three candidates for the El Camino Healthcare District's two seats are a study in contrasts, according to reports filed Oct. 6.

Thursday, 1:37 PM | 16 comments
Teachers reach tentative agreement on salaries

The Mountain View Whisman School District and the teachers union reached an agreement yesterday, following a two-weeks impasse over teacher compensation, it was announced today.

Thursday, 1:03 PM | 4 comments
Three Los Altos schools win National Blue Ribbon award

The U.S. Department of Education named nine Bay Area schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools last week, including Blach Intermediate School, Egan Junior High School and Bullis Charter school.

Thursday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet
Silicon Valley tech execs: Surveillance is harming digital economy

Giving dire warnings that federal surveillance programs are threatening to cripple the U.S. digital economy and business opportunities around the globe, Silicon Valley technology leaders joined Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) in Palo Alto Wednesday to urge government reforms.

Thursday, 10:12 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Woman missing since Tuesday found

A 60-year-old Mountain View woman has been found after she was reported missing since Tuesday, according to police.

Wednesday, 1:25 PM | 2 comments
Serial punching suspect arrested

Police arrested a man Sunday whom they believe is the suspect who punched victims unprovoked in Mountain View late last month.

Wednesday, 12:54 PM | 5 comments
Earthquake-warning system nearly ready to roll

A long-desired system for warning of imminent earthquakes on the West Coast is working and can accurately predict temblors, but a public roll-out won't happen without more funding, a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist said recently.

Wednesday, 10:04 AM | No comments yet
Stanford professor awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Two Americans and one German won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday, including a professor from Stanford University, according to a Nobel Prize organization press release.

Wednesday, 9:43 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Burglary suspect arrested

Police arrested a man believed to be the suspect who broke into a Mountain View home last month, slept in the residence, stole items and left the next morning.

Tuesday, 1:47 PM | 1 comment
Huge campaign-funding discrepancy in water board race

Two candidates vying for Palo Alto voters in the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board race are spending vastly different sums of money on their campaigns, with the challenger, Gary Kremen, outspending incumbent Brian Schmidt by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tuesday, 11:27 AM | 11 comments

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Ode to Brussels Sprout
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