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Friday, January 30, 2015

AAA offers a free tow home on Superbowl Sunday

Drivers who drink while cheering on their team Super Bowl Sunday can get a free tow home after the game, AAA said Thursday.

Friday, 3:09 PM | No comments yet
Bay Area braces for toll lane projects

Projects that would add express lanes to two Bay Area highways through Mountain View are well on the way, part of a Silicon Valley-wide effort to alleviate traffic woes by allowing toll-paying solo drivers to legally use carpool lanes.

Friday, 12:15 PM | No comments yet
Sutter Health, Blue Shield come to agreement

Health care provider Sutter Health and Blue Shield of California have finalized a new two-year contract, according to an announcement today, Jan. 30, by Sutter Health.

Friday, 12:14 PM | 2 comments

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Where to draw the line?

School boundaries in Mountain View aren't working particularly well for the Mountain View Whisman School District. Officials with the district laid out the problems one by one in a task force meeting Tuesday, as they made the case for re-drawing the lines to better reflect the changing population.

Thursday, 8:15 PM | 7 comments
Caltrain reports fatality near MV station

The coroner's office identified a man who was struck and killed by a Caltrain south of the Mountain View Caltrain Station Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, 5:14 PM | 5 comments

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Students protest international racism, war crimes

Students who marched in December to protest police killings of unarmed black men took to the streets again Wednesday evening, shifting their focus to fight international racism, war crimes and abuse of power.

Wednesday, 8:29 PM | 37 comments
Looking for trouble below

A crew member checks a drill on Evandale Avenue, where new wells are being created to monitor trichlorethylene (TCE) groundwater contamination on Evandale and Devonshire avenues.

Wednesday, 5:36 PM | 2 comments
All about county government

Joe Simitian, the Santa Clara County supervisor who represents Mountain View, announced that the county is currently accepting applications for this year's Gov 101 Academy until Thursday, February 5.

Wednesday, 9:41 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Townhouse fire displaces four people

A two-alarm fire at a Mountain View townhouse Monday night resulted in one minor injury and left four people displaced.

Tuesday, 4:53 PM | 3 comments
SC County has first flu death over weekend

Santa Clara County had its first fatal case of the flu of the year over the weekend and current vaccines have not proved fully effective against one of the season's strains of the virus, a spokeswoman said today.

Tuesday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet
$22K in tools stolen from construction site

Police received a report that a construction site was robbed over the weekend in Mountain View, and someone made off with tools worth nearly $22,000.

Tuesday, 1:31 PM | 11 comments
Library holds naturalization workshop

A naturalization information session, hosted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Mountain View Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, 10:58 AM | 2 comments
Teachers mixed on Common Core readiness

Students in nearly 1,000 school districts across California will log in this spring to take part in the state's first Common Core assessment tests.

Tuesday, 10:14 AM | 4 comments
Flights canceled due to East Coast snowstorm

The snowstorm on the nation's east coast has prompted the cancellation of 36 departures and 49 arrivals Tuesday morning at San Francisco International Airport, airport officials said.

Tuesday, 10:12 AM | No comments yet

Monday, January 26, 2015

Santa Clara County officials warn of measles exposure

Santa Clara County Public Health Department officials today confirmed that a person infected with measles may have exposed others to the disease at two big-box stores in Gilroy on Jan. 18 and a restaurant in Milpitas last Monday.

Monday, 3:19 PM | 8 comments
Coroner IDs Caltrain fatality

A 64-year-old San Jose resident was struck and killed by a train at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has confirmed.

Monday, 11:05 AM | No comments yet
High schools get new EV chargers for free

High schools in Mountain View are on the cutting edge of sustainability, and a recent deal inked between the district and an energy storage company marks the latest step towards reducing the district's carbon footprint -- and its electric bill.

Monday, 9:59 AM | 5 comments

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road

A train struck and killed an adult male at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed.

Sunday, 3:34 PM | No comments yet

Friday, January 23, 2015

Pharmacy robber sought by police

Police are searching for a suspect accused of robbing pharmacies across the Bay Area, including in Mountain View, and threatening the pharmacists with fake bombs.

Friday, 1:55 PM | 1 comment
Peak flu season hits Mountain View

Flu season is in full swing in the Bay Area, leaving four people dead and sending some patients into intensive care. In an effort to curb the spread of the virus, local hospitals are restricting visitors to keep contagious flu-carriers away from patients.

Friday, 10:28 AM | 7 comments
Rash of graffiti reports in MV

Police received a rash of vandalism reports over graffiti involving gang symbols -- or "gang tagging" -- in Mountain View earlier this month, one of them leading to the arrest of two juveniles.

Friday, 10:22 AM | 13 comments

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Police seek suspect in restaurant assault

Police are asking for help from the public to find a suspect that allegedly punched a man in the face following an argument in a downtown restaurant earlier this week.

Thursday, 1:15 PM | 3 comments
Office development on active MV bus yard?

Mountain View could have a large development built above an active bus yard, thanks to the high price of real estate near Google headquarters.

Thursday, 9:55 AM | 10 comments
Council seeks to develop downtown parking lots

In the City Council's first substantial public discussion since three new members took office Jan. 6, members said they wanted to ask developers for proposals for a hotel on a pair of parking lots near the downtown train station, and began to discuss the development of housing on the other city-owned downtown parking lots, while adding more public parking in the process.

Thursday, 9:50 AM | 24 comments

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cuban photographer's Bay Area exhibit comes at pivotal moment

There are many ways to tell the story of a people. For Cuban photographer Raul Canibano, there's no better way than with a camera, some film and his favorite 28-millimeter lens.

Wednesday, 1:32 PM | No comments yet
Mysterious bird-killing goo found on Peninsula

An unidentified substance that has led to the deaths of at least 25 birds in the East Bay has also impacted birds across the Bay in Foster City, a wildlife emergency response official said Tuesday.

Wednesday, 1:31 PM | 3 comments

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Foothill College selected to launch historic four-year degree program

Foothill College is officially one of 15 community colleges in the state that, for the first time in California's history, will offer a four-year baccalaureate program.

Tuesday, 3:01 PM | 2 comments
Burlgary suspect wakes resident

Police arrested a burglary suspect early Sunday morning after he was found inside a couples' home claiming to be hiding from pursuers.

Tuesday, 1:52 PM | 1 comment
Swedish royals visit Mountain View

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View took on a distinctively Scandinavian flair Monday night, as Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel took in a demonstration of Nordic start-ups.

Tuesday, 11:04 AM | 1 comment
Parents upset over growing class sizes

Growing enrollment ratcheted up class sizes at Mountain View schools this year, and parents at Huff Elementary say it's high time the district does something to bring student-to-teacher ratios back down to a reasonable level.

Tuesday, 9:35 AM | 5 comments

Monday, January 19, 2015

Last MLK Day Freedom Train sells out all 1,400 seats

Today's 54-mile round trip of the Bay Area's Freedom Train from San Jose to San Francisco to honor the civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. may be its last after three decades, but all 1,400 seats were sold out.

Monday, 12:03 PM | 6 comments
Nonprofit aims to bring laundry, shower services to homeless

People who are homeless in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto could soon have free showers and laundry services through a new initiative that would bring the facilities to them.

Monday, 9:58 AM | 3 comments

Teavana Palo Alto closes
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What Freshmen Should be Thinking About College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 17 comments | 3,321 views

Waiting on the Edge of Death
By Chandrama Anderson | 8 comments | 1,881 views

M2Mi Makes Global Connections To The Internet Of Things Secure And Simple
By Angela Hey | 0 comments | 900 views

Judgments - Mental Shortcuts, or Distortions in Reality?
By Caroline Fleck | 2 comments | 817 views