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Friday, August 22, 2014

Power outage hits Mountain View, again

A power outage in Mountain View this morning affected thousands of PG&E customers, turning traffic lights all along El Camino Real into four-way stops. This is the second PG&E power outage in Mountain View this week.

Friday, 11:17 AM | 17 comments
School board candidate Palmer stands by careful planning

It's an exciting time for the Mountain View Whisman School District. School funding is coming back, bond measure construction is in full-swing and a new campus may be on the horizon for the Whisman neighborhood.

Friday, 10:57 AM | No comments yet
Census numbers show Mountain View's staggering job growth

Given how rising housing prices and commuter traffic are causing serious problems for many, tracking the city's job growth has become a big deal to City Council members and City Council candidates. And how alarming the jobs-housing imbalance sounds may depend on your data source.

Friday, 10:14 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, August 21, 2014

MV police arrest three burglary suspects

Three people, including two minors, were arrested Wednesday in Mountain View after undercover police officers allegedly found them to be in possession of a bag full of stolen electronics, jewelry and drug paraphernalia.

Thursday, 5:56 PM | 9 comments
High school district kicks off the school year

There've been some big changes over the summer for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District -- some more visible than others. Students may not notice it at first, but when they inevitably pull out their iPhone, they're going to see the district's improvements in action.

Thursday, 10:14 AM | 3 comments
Crime brief: man causes hospital disturbance

Police arrested a 48-year-old Folsom man last week after he entered a hospital on Castro Street and allegedly caused a disturbance and refused to leave the building.

Thursday, 10:13 AM | 5 comments

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spike in thefts, burglaries across town

Dispersed incidents of car, store and home burglaries hit Mountain View early last week, as suspects broke windows and made off with anything from jewelry and computers to envelopes of cash. In just two days, there were 16 reported cases of theft and burglary, and two arrests.

Wednesday, 1:07 PM | 8 comments
LASD board members call it quits

Two board members at the Los Altos School District are leaving on a high note this year. Following approval of the five-year agreement with Bullis Charter School and approval of placing a facilities bond measure for the November ballot, Doug Smith and Mark Goines announced they will step down.

Wednesday, 1:07 PM | 28 comments

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's back to school for Mountain View

It was an emotional moment for kindergarten parents at Monta Loma Elementary when the 8:30 bell rang and their kids filtered into three classrooms for the first day of school Monday.

Tuesday, 1:54 PM | 2 comments
Contested race for elementary school district

Up until the last minute, it looked like an uncontested race for the Mountain View Whisman School District. But on Aug. 8 -- the last day to file for candidacy -- two more candidates jumped into the race.

Tuesday, 12:57 PM | 21 comments

Monday, August 18, 2014

Martial arts instructor arrested for allegedly trying to kiss a minor

Police have arrested an instructor from a martial arts studio on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto for allegedly attempting to kiss a longtime student and part-time employee when she was 17 years old. Police are now releasing the information to find out if additional victims exist, though they are currently unaware of any other victims, according to a department press release.

Monday, 9:49 PM | 18 comments
First 49er game a test for new downtown parking program

While the new Levi's stadium was nearly filled to capacity for its first 49er game there on Sunday, football fans who used the Mountain View transit center were met with new parking fees and for some, parking tickets.

Monday, 6:17 PM | 32 comments
Kids head back to school

Kids all across Mountain View returned to school on Monday, Aug. 18, after the summer break, including students enrolled in the high school district.

Monday, 2:38 PM | No comments yet
Power quickly restored after outage in Mountain View

A brief power outage in Mountain View this morning left thousands of PG&E customers without power, including the Mountain View Caltrain station.

Monday, 1:18 PM | 2 comments
Mosquito fogging scheduled for tomorrow night

The Santa Clara County Vector Control is scheduled to spray portions of Mountain View and Sunnyvale tomorrow night with a mosquito-control pesticide in an attempt to curb the spread of the West Nile virus. The "fogging" is set to take place Tuesday (Aug. 19) from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Monday, 11:36 AM | 19 comments
P.E. issue pulls in candidates

The outpouring of parent support last May for a ninth-grade P.E. exemption may have a lingering effect going into the November election.

Monday, 8:37 AM | 1 comment
Vintage shop owner trying Mountain View on for size

Tiffany Gush said it was "heartbreaking" to give up the Palo Alto location of her shop, Empire Vintage Clothing, but she was just scraping by as her rent skyrocketed. Her new location in downtown Mountain View proves to be a better fit.

Monday, 8:31 AM | 10 comments

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Five county residents infected with West Nile virus

Five residents of Santa Clara County have been infected with the West Nile virus, including two who developed the severe neuroinvasive form that can lead to death, a county spokeswoman said.

Saturday, 7:39 AM | 3 comments

Friday, August 15, 2014

Candidates see housing crisis solutions in North Bayshore

If their support for a new residential neighborhood north of Highway 101 is any indication, Mountain View's City Council candidates appear to represent a shift in public opinion toward allowing more housing development in Mountain View, balancing the explosive job growth at LinkedIn, Google and other Mountain View tech companies.

Friday, 12:52 PM | 86 comments
Editorial: 'Host family' plan is sound public policy, with a heart

"A lot of people are pro life -- this is a pro-life issue." That's how St. Joseph Church parishioner Sylvia Villasenor framed the urgent issue of caring for Central American children who have been caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in record number, unaccompanied by an adult and without resources. And she's right.

Friday, 12:44 PM | 3 comments
Man stabbed in park

A Sunnyvale man was reportedly stabbed at Whisman Park on Wednesday, Aug. 6, during a fight. Police have no suspects in the case.

Friday, 9:18 AM | 1 comment
Challenger in water district race far outspends incumbent

The first campaign finance report of the year was due last week, and there's a sharp divide between the two candidate running to represent Mountain View on the Santa Clara Valley Water District in the November election.

Friday, 9:12 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Water district candidate challenges 'unfair' tax

Gary Kremen isn't pulling any punches. The founder of kicked off his race for a seat on the county water district board with a harsh critique of the district's performance.

Thursday, 1:52 PM | 4 comments
Lots left to do in massive toxic cleanup

A watchdog group has offered ways to improve the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to clean up and monitor the toxics left behind by early computer chips makers in northeastern Mountain View.

Thursday, 12:49 PM | No comments yet
Man seriously injured in downtown fight

A man suffered serious injuries last Saturday when he was allegedly punched during an argument and fractured his skull when he hit the ground.

Thursday, 12:06 PM | 5 comments

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Nine City Council candidates on ballot in November election

The filing period for City Council candidates in the November election is closed, leaving a field of nine candidates running for three open seats on the seven-member council.

Wednesday, 1:40 PM | 22 comments
Stanford professor wins highest award in mathematics

A Stanford University professor today became the first woman to win the highest honor in mathematics. Maryam Mirzakhani was one of four mathematicians awarded the 2014 Fields Medal at a meeting of the International Mathematics Union in Seoul, South Korea.

Wednesday, 10:26 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

VTA board votes to close Evelyn light rail station

The Valley Transportation Association will be closing Mountain View's Evelyn Avenue light rail station early next year.

Tuesday, 1:27 PM | 12 comments
AP test scores soar for MVLA

Both the number of students who take advanced placement (AP) exams and the number of students who pass them are at an all-time high in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District.

Tuesday, 11:42 AM | No comments yet

Monday, August 11, 2014

Leapin' lizards!

Caleb is tickled to be holding Squash, a bearded dragon lizard owned by Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department. Sgt. Jaeger brought some of his cold-blooded friends to a special event at the Mountain View library.

Monday, 4:49 PM | 2 comments
MV firefighters help battle NorCal wildfires

The Mountain View Fire Department has stepped up to help with efforts to put out wildfires raging throughout Northern California

Monday, 2:10 PM | No comments yet
A tasty bite of local history

The Mountain View Historical Society celebrated its 60th anniversary on Sunday with help from the city's most historic hamburger, the "Parisian burger," which once drew crowds to Linda's Drive In on El Camino Real.

Monday, 10:47 AM | 2 comments

Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 3,238 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,475 views

Just say no
By Jessica T | 6 comments | 1,428 views

Palo Alto quietly gets new evening food truck market
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 825 views

Questions for Council Candidates--Housing
By Steve Levy | 13 comments | 731 views