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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

City sniffs out food-composting program

Mountain View homeowners could soon be prodded to compost more of their food scraps under a new waste-management program designed to shrink the trash pile sent to landfills.

Wednesday, 12:05 PM | No comments yet
Los Altos Hills man arrested on charges of molesting boy, possessing child porn

A 54-year-old man accused of molesting a boy for about eight years was arrested in Los Altos Hills last week, a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said today.

Wednesday, 11:58 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May Day march rallies crowd for political action

A crowd of local immigration-rights activists held a May Day march through Mountain View Sunday to underscore the oft-ignored problems impacting an estimated 11 million undocumented people living in the United States.

Tuesday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet

Monday, May 2, 2016

Strong fundraising boosts Marc Berman, Vicki Veenker in state Assembly race

Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman raised $104,481 in the latest reporting period for his bid to succeed Rich Gordon in the state Assembly, more than any of his seven competitors, campaign-finance documents show. But Vicki Veenker isn't far behind.

Monday, 3:29 PM | 1 comment
Presidential contest comes to Mountain View

In a prelude to the upcoming California primary, the state Democratic Party held its own mini-elections in Mountain View and Los Altos on Sunday to pick delegates to go the party's national convention in Philadelphia.

Monday, 1:47 PM | 7 comments
Voice wins for 'General Excellence' at statewide journalism competition

The Mountain View Voice won the top award for print journalism at the California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest on Saturday, April 30, in San Francisco.

Monday, 11:15 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Bike to Work Day offers free bike sharing

Bay Area commuters without a bike can participate in this year's Bike to Work Day for free through an offer by Bay Area Bike Share.

Sunday, 2:45 PM | 9 comments

Friday, April 29, 2016

Two arrested in Los Altos drug bust

Two people were arrested on Thursday after a search warrant uncovered illicit drugs and a firearm inside a Los Altos home.

Friday, 6:46 PM | No comments yet
Google Fiber project seeks City Council's OK

Could Google finally bring its acclaimed super-speed internet service to its hometown? After years of discussion, the company will present plans to the City Council on Tuesday for how its Google Fiber service could be installed throughout Mountain View.

Friday, 1:49 PM | 33 comments
Bye-bye for BookBuyers in Mountain View

It was a somber event that Friday night as BookBuyers opened its doors to begin liquidating its inventory of more than 300,000 titles. Falling behind on its rent, the business announced in recent days that it needed to shutter its Castro Street shop in the hope that it could reopen in a cheaper location.

Friday, 12:47 PM | 4 comments
A turbulent trip for LAHS singers

It's been an exciting April for Los Altos High School's singing talent, but the month got off to a rough start, thanks to a misfire by airline staff that delayed the students' long-planned trip to South Africa.

Friday, 12:07 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View man arrested in wine heist

Two Northern California men have been indicted for allegedly transporting expensive wine that was stolen from restaurants in Yountville and Cupertino.

Friday, 11:05 AM | 5 comments

Thursday, April 28, 2016

How a front yard turned into an elephant habitat

Some homeowners deck their yards with garden gnomes; others go for pink flamingos. Christina Yin and Michael Maung have all those yard decorations beat, in terms of size at least. The front yard at their Spring Street house is quickly becoming a menagerie of elephant statues.

Thursday, 10:59 PM | 7 comments
MV-Whisman teacher negotiations stalled

Representatives from the Mountain View Educators Association (MVEA) are calling contract negotiations "dead in the water" this week, following several fruitless meetings with Mountain View Whisman School District officials.

Thursday, 12:25 PM | 22 comments
Much-criticized mediation program wins council approval

In a 4-3 vote, the Mountain View City Council gave the final nod to an ordinance creating a mandatory-mediation program to deal with rent-hike conflicts despite many misgivings from its own supporters.

Thursday, 12:15 PM | 35 comments
Man arrested for package theft on Monroe Drive

A 37-year-old man allegedly found with stolen packages was arrested in Mountain View, near the border of Palo Alto, on Tuesday afternoon, Mountain View police said.

Thursday, 7:53 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise of their turboprop engines, over the Bay during much of their approach to the San Carlos Airport whenever they have clear visibility.

Wednesday, 8:05 PM | 4 comments
Ala Carte & Art festival this weekend

Mountain View's Ala Carte & Art festival, the annual fair (celebrating its 20th year) featuring two days of live music, the wares of hundreds of artisans, food and drink, a farmer's market, classic-car show, kids' activities, and more, will happen Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.

Wednesday, 11:38 AM | 1 comment
Report urges big increase in preschool, child care access

When it comes to education, the first five years of a child's life are in many ways the most important. But for most families of young children in California, important resources for early childhood development remain out of reach.

Wednesday, 11:29 AM | 3 comments
What's all this racket about pickleball?

The game known as pickleball is getting lots attention in Mountain View lately, both from swelling numbers of new players as well as some vocal naysayers.

Wednesday, 6:13 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New app tracks city's free shuttles

Catching one of Mountain View's free shuttles just got a little bit easier. Starting last week, the transit program launched a pilot application allowing riders to track each shuttle's location in real-time.

Tuesday, 6:23 PM | 3 comments
Woman who died Monday in I-280 crash identified

A woman who was killed Monday morning when her car flipped over the center divider of Interstate 280 near Palo Alto was identified today as 47-year-old Los Gatos resident Gina Whitson, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.

Tuesday, 12:36 PM | No comments yet

Monday, April 25, 2016

School board ditches shared campus plans

Construction plans that would have created facilities shared by Theuerkauf and Stevenson Elementary fell through last week, after the Mountain View Whisman School District's board of trustees yielded to public demand calling for separate campuses.

Monday, 6:39 PM | 35 comments
Los Gatos woman dies after crash on Interstate 280 near Palo Alto

All lanes of northbound Interstate Highway 280 have reopened this afternoon after a 47-year-old woman died in a crash on the highway near Palo Alto.

Monday, 1:21 PM | No comments yet
Lots of color, many bright smiles at weekend parade

Mountain View's annual Spring Family Parade brought out a crowd of costumed participants and celebrants last Saturday.

Monday, 1:14 PM | 1 comment
Los Gatos woman dies this morning in I-280 crash near Palo Alto

A Los Gatos woman died following a crash on northbound Interstate 280 near Palo Alto this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Monday, 12:08 PM | No comments yet
Fatal crash reported on I-280 near Palo Alto

A person died following a crash on northbound Interstate 280 near Palo Alto this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Monday, 10:45 AM | No comments yet
Update: Woman dies after being struck by train in Palo Alto

A 19-year-old woman who was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto has died, Caltrain has confirmed. She was identified as Sarah Marie Longyear, a graduate of Gunn High School.

Monday, 9:21 AM | 3 comments
Solar plane lands at Moffett after three-day Pacific crossing

A Swiss pilot successfully completed a three-day flight Saturday night from Hawaii to Moffitt Field in Santa Clara County in a solar-powered plane.

Monday, 12:04 AM | 2 comments

Friday, April 22, 2016

Woman hit by train in Palo Alto

A woman was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto, according to Caltrain officials. She is alive and was transported to Stanford Hospital, Caltrain reported.

Friday, 5:19 PM | 9 comments
Solar-powered plane stopping in MV on around-the-world flight

A solar-powered aircraft will be landing in Mountain View this weekend as part of an ambitious mission to make the first round-the-world flight without burning a single drop of fuel.

Friday, 1:55 PM | 12 comments
Tenants' group launches outreach campaign

Tenants' advocates are launching a new outreach campaign this weekend as part of an effort to get a rent-stabilization measure on the November ballot.

Friday, 1:51 PM | 57 comments
Fueling big hopes, South Bay launches alternative utility

Officials from Mountain View and nearly a dozen other South Bay cities met for the first time last week to launch a new local energy utility that would rival Pacific Gas & Electric. The new agency dubbed the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Partnership still has a long way to go before it begins feeding electricity to local residents, but the coming months will involve a string of formative decisions on how the nascent utility will source its power.

Friday, 10:39 AM | 1 comment
Safety measures planned for Page Mill interchange

A permanent fix to the hazardous Page Mill Road/Interstate 280 interchange could be a decade away, but transportation officials plan to make some alterations to make the road safer for bicyclists as soon as this fall, Santa Clara County Roads and Airports officials said during a community meeting on Wednesday, April 20.

Friday, 10:38 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Foothill College names new president

Foothill College's new president, Thuy Thi Nguyen, is a practicing lawyer, general counsel for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and thought to be the first Vietnamese-American community college president in California.

Thursday, 4:46 PM | No comments yet
Fleeing driver crashes car into creek

A 25-year-old driver crashed through a fence and flipped her car into a creek early Thursday morning after multiple attempts to evade Mountain View Police.

Thursday, 1:09 PM | 7 comments
Clark seeks to be council's consensus-builder

Chris Clark, 32, is coming to the end of his first term on the City Council and has announced his bid for re-election, saying he is eager to spend another four years serving in local government.

Thursday, 9:35 AM | 8 comments

Mountain View's Liquid Menu is reborn as The Phoenix
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 1,718 views

Some Impacts of Driverless Cars
By Steve Levy | 17 comments | 1,640 views

Abruzzo for Work, Amelia for Family, Rome for Love
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,359 views

How are Exotic Animal Training and Learning in Marriage Related?
By Chandrama Anderson | 3 comments | 1,223 views