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Friday, March 27, 2015

Girl struck by car near Rengstorff Park

A juvenile girl was injured Thursday afternoon after being hit by a passing vehicle while she was trying to cross Rengstorff Avenue, police said. The victim was hospitalized with minor injuries, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department.

Friday, 10:32 AM | 4 comments
Can Mountain View afford a new school?

Members of the Mountain View Whisman's Boundary Advisory Task Force are poised to decide whether it's the right time to open a school in the Whisman and Slater neighborhood area. But concerns over under-enrollment and millions of dollars in additional costs are still top issues that could sink the idea entirely.

Friday, 9:59 AM | 15 comments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Give a cat a home

Lily doesn't quite know what to make of her temporary quarters at the Silicon Valley Humane Society's adoption center inside the Mountain View PetSmart on East Charleston Road.

Thursday, 2:45 PM | No comments yet
Full steam ahead on park plans and bike improvements

Citing transportation enhancements and environmental sustainability as top key issues last month, the Mountain View City Council took a first step toward re-prioritizing major infrastructure projects for the next five years, including a renewed emphasis on bike and pedestrian improvements and possibly a grade separation for the Caltrain crossing at Rengstorff Avenue.

Thursday, 11:43 AM | 13 comments

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Health officials issue warning over raw milk

The state Department of Public Health is warning the public of the dangers of consuming raw milk after six Bay Area residents fell seriously ill, state public health officials announced Tuesday.

Wednesday, 8:33 PM | 12 comments
Google's fiber optic cables stolen

Police arrested a San Jose man after he allegedly made his way into a garage on the Google campus and attempted to steal spools of fiber optic cable.

Wednesday, 3:19 PM | No comments yet
Council OKs Rengstorff community center design

After years of delays and scaled-back plans to improve Mountain View's community center at Rengstorff Park, the City Council on Tuesday approved a design that would renovate the 50-year-old building and expand the facility deeper into the park.

Wednesday, 11:36 AM | 15 comments
Thursday: Sen. Jerry Hill holds open house

State Senator Jerry Hill, D- San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at their district offices, 1528 South El Camino Real in San Mateo.

Wednesday, 9:14 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Staying in school

Talking to middle school kids can be tough, but not for Arnel Pajarillo. At "The Beat" after-school program at Graham Middle School, Pajarillo went around the room Tuesday afternoon talking to students about how they spent their three-day weekend.

Tuesday, 1:29 PM | 1 comment

Monday, March 23, 2015

Burglary suspect arrested after standoff in Palo Alto home

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man who barricaded himself in a home on the 900 block of Elsinore Drive in Palo Alto, following a police pursuit Monday afternoon.

Monday, 8:56 PM | No comments yet
Man assaulted while flying remote-controlled aircraft

Police are looking for two suspects after a man was attacked by two men Sunday evening while he was flying remote-controlled aircrafts at Monta Loma Elementary School, according to police.

Monday, 3:25 PM | No comments yet
Board rejects closing down Theuerkauf

After a marathon discussion last week that drew an overflow crowd of parents, members of the Mountain View Whisman school board indicated they had no appetite for closing down a neighborhood school. Earlier plans drafted by district staff singled out Theuerkauf Elementary School for possible closure.

Monday, 1:58 PM | 30 comments
Two small quakes strike Santa Clara County

Two small earthquakes have struck in Santa Clara County this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Monday, 10:19 AM | 3 comments
Update: Victims identified, motive sought in Palo Alto murder-suicide

The man who police believe used a semi-automatic gun to kill the building manager at a Palo Alto senior-housing complex on Thursday before turning the gun on himself has been identified as Marc Alvin Miller, a resident who was described by some of his neighbors as "lonely" and "disgruntled." The manager was identified Saturday as Vincent DePaul Collins, 70.

Monday, 10:15 AM | 3 comments
Medical Foundation doctors issue advice on youth mental health

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation pediatrics department took an unprecedented step into the community debate on teen well-being, offering strong recommendations on several factors they see as key to bolstering students' mental health.

Monday, 10:01 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Update: Victims identified, motive sought in Palo Alto murder-suicide

The man who police believe used a semi-automatic gun to kill the building manager at a Palo Alto senior-housing complex on Thursday before turning the gun on himself has been identified as Marc Miller, a resident who was described by some of his neighbors as "lonely" and "disgruntled." The manager was identified Saturday as Vincent DePaul Collins, 70.

Saturday, 8:51 PM | No comments yet

Friday, March 20, 2015

24 alleged gang associates indicted

Two-dozen alleged associates of the statewide criminal gang Nuestra Familia were indicted in San Jose on March 4 on 34 felony counts following raids by law enforcement last Oct. 30 in the South Bay and Modesto, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

Friday, 3:35 PM | No comments yet
El Camino says goodbye to paper medical records

Patients at El Camino Hospital can expect easy-to-access medical health records and online hospital test results -- some of the perks of the hospital's new online medical record system that's under way.

Friday, 1:51 PM | 3 comments
Police investigate possible murder-suicide in Palo Alto

Two men were found shot dead at a Palo Alto senior-housing development on Thursday afternoon in what police believe to be a murder suicide. The victims were a tenant and a building manager, a resident told the Weekly.

Friday, 1:27 PM | No comments yet
Questions raised over Foothill project

Plans are underway at the Foothill-De Anza Community College District to construct a new $18 million administrative building on the Foothill campus in Los Altos Hills. The project is a reversal of earlier plans and has raised questions about whether it's an appropriate use of bond money.

Friday, 9:57 AM | 2 comments

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Police confirm two men dead in south Palo Alto

Palo Alto police this afternoon are confirming two men are dead -- including at least one of a gunshot -- at the low-income senior housing complex Alta Torre Apartments on Fabian Way. The complex is adjacent to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, and police have blocked off the entrance to the complex.

Thursday, 6:23 PM | No comments yet
Push made for MV to become a "human rights city"

Sometime this year, the City Council is expected to discuss the possibility of Mountain View being designated a "human rights city" where city officials are expected to consider the impact on human rights in all decisions.

Thursday, 11:22 AM | 23 comments
Suspected car thief arrested

Police arrested a Gilroy man this week after he was seen in Mountain View pushing a broken-down vehicle that had been reported stolen.

Thursday, 11:12 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

State sets new water restrictions for urban areas

California's State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously Tuesday to impose new mandatory restrictions on urban water use as the state enters its fourth year of drought.

Wednesday, 4:35 PM | 13 comments
San Francisco woman arrested for stealing from local school, Palo Alto church

A 70-year-old San Francisco woman was arrested by Palo Alto police on charges of burglarizing a church and being in possession of property stolen from a Los Altos school.

Wednesday, 9:03 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Man killed at San Antonio Caltrain station

The northbound tracks at a Mountain View Caltrain station have reopened more than four hours after a man was killed by a commuter train Tuesday afternoon, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

Tuesday, 5:31 PM | 13 comments
High-speed police chase ends with crash near Los Altos Hills

A speeding driver led California Highway Patrol officers from Solano County through three more Bay Area counties before crashing on the edge of Los Altos Hills this afternoon, according to the CHP.

Tuesday, 4:08 PM | No comments yet
MV cheerleading team wins national contest

The Mountain View City Council will be recognizing the Mountain View Marauders Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleaders for their national victory on March 24. The team, composed of girls ages 8 to 11, beat 16 other teams from all over the country to win first place at the Pop Warner National Cheer Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World in Florida.

Tuesday, 2:28 PM | 2 comments
Zimbabwe Run to benefit African orphanage

"Be fit. Create art. Help others." That's the motto for this year's 16th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair.

Tuesday, 11:49 AM | 2 comments
AAA offers free 'tipsy tow' on St. Patrick's Day

The American Automobile Association's Northern California branch is offering to take drivers who've been drinking home for free along with their vehicles on St. Patrick's Day.

Tuesday, 9:23 AM | No comments yet

Monday, March 16, 2015

Peering through the dust and gas

Scientists and school teachers alike are taking to the skies this year in NASA's heavily-modified jumbo jet and exploring the galaxy with an airborne infrared telescope.

Monday, 10:35 AM | No comments yet

Continuation of Office Cap Discussion
By Steve Levy | 19 comments | 3,784 views

Self-Sabotage
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,548 views

Ramen shop replaces Muracciís in Los Altos
By Elena Kadvany | 12 comments | 2,424 views

"Itís Not About the Nail"
By Chandrama Anderson | 4 comments | 1,823 views

Are You Introverted or Extroverted, and Does it Even Matter?
By Caroline Fleck | 6 comments | 870 views