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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Much more than a soup kitchen

Every Saturday, hundreds of men and women -- many of them homeless -- line up outside the church at the corner of Hope and Mercy streets near downtown Mountain View looking for a hot breakfast, a warm place to sit and warm reception from familiar faces.

Thursday, 12:44 PM | No comments yet
Income inequality in Bay Area exceeds national levels

A Silicon Valley economic research institute said today that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in the rest of the nation, according to a Silicon Valley economic research institute.

Thursday, 9:57 AM | No comments yet
Air district board approves $20M for Caltrain electrification project

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board today approved $20 million in funding for a Caltrain electrification project expected to greatly reduce emissions and allow for expanded passenger service.

Thursday, 9:55 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Competition heats up for open school board seat

The deadline to apply for the vacant school board seat on the Mountain View Whisman board of trustees is fast-approaching, and several more parents have announced they will be throwing their hats in the ring.

Wednesday, 5:13 PM | 13 comments
Clearing up the hazy rules surrounding drones

About 1,000 people with an interest in unmanned aircraft are flocking to the NASA Ames Research Center this week with the goal of zeroing in on better rules and tools to govern the growing drone market.

Wednesday, 1:46 PM | 10 comments

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Second consecutive Spare the Air Day issued for Wednesday

Bay Area residents have been asked to avoid driving alone again on Wednesday during the second consecutive Spare the Air Day.

Tuesday, 4:59 PM | No comments yet
Update: Fewer Los Altos residents advised to boil tap water

Customers in a portion of Los Altos still need to boil their tap water before consuming it, Cal Water officials said Tuesday. The advisory was lifted for a large portion of the affected area on Tuesday evening, July 28, according to a spokeswoman.

Tuesday, 12:46 PM | 7 comments
Victor Calvo's legacy lives on in social services building

The North County Social Services Agency Building got a slightly catchier name -- it was re-christened in honor of Victor Calvo, the man who was a Mountain View mayor, Santa Clara County supervisor and California state Assemblyman.

Tuesday, 12:28 PM | 2 comments

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tuesday is season's first Spare the Air day

As a heat wave moves into the Bay Area, the summer's first Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday.

Monday, 2:34 PM | No comments yet
Palo Alto man arrested after car chase in Sonoma County

A 30-year-old Palo Alto man who took police on a wild car chase down a highway and through residential streets in Sebastopol, a town in Sonoma County, on Saturday, July 25, was arrested for stealing a vehicle and other charges, Sebastopol police Chief Jeff Weaver said.

Monday, 12:05 PM | No comments yet
Hot spell in this week's forecast

The National Weather Service is advising Bay Area residents of the potential for higher-than-normal temperatures this week.

Monday, 8:55 AM | No comments yet
Federal Aviation Administration to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration officials met with local government representatives and grassroots airplane-noise groups on Friday morning at Palo Alto City Hall.

Monday, 8:52 AM | 16 comments

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cal Water issues boil water alert for parts of Los Altos

Cal Water issued a boil water alert Sunday for customers in a portion of Los Altos, a Cal Water spokeswoman said.

Sunday, 11:15 PM | 7 comments

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hospital board member defends secret vote

The El Camino Healthcare District revealed which board members voted to appoint Lanhee Chen to the hospital board last month after the Voice requested the results of a secret ballot taken during the district board's public meeting.

Friday, 2:01 PM | 6 comments
The Best of Mountain View 2015

What is it that makes Mountain View so special, that sets it apart from Anytown, USA? Our readers know that, in addition to being the center of Silicon Valley innovation, Mountain View is home to an eclectic blend of cool shops, noteworthy services, tempting restaurants and an array of specialty food and drink establishments. With so much on offer, it can be hard to know where to find the stand-out places in town. And that is why we ask our readers, the true local experts, to single out the best that Mountain View has to offer, from places to take a date to the best happy hour, pet care and shoe repair. We're proud to present this year's top voter-getters chosen by you in our 2015 Best of Mountain View poll.

Friday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet
Public can weigh in on North Bayshore housing

In a Saturday workshop, Mountain View officials want to get the community talking about North Bayshore and how to best transform the office-dominated area into more of a mixed-use residential neighborhood.

Friday, 10:29 AM | 10 comments

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kepler mission spots new Earth-like planet

A planet being hailed as a possible "Earth 2.0" has been discovered by the NASA Kepler exploration mission.

Thursday, 1:08 PM | 1 comment
Adult school is back in session

School is back in session this summer at Mountain View's adult school. A welcome return of state funding gave the school enough money to open up for summer classes for the first time in years.

Thursday, 12:53 PM | No comments yet
Hunt begins for new school board member

The recent drama on the Mountain View Whisman school board has done little to deter prospective applicants for the vacant board seat, who showed up at a meeting last week to learn about what it means to be a good board member.

Thursday, 11:21 AM | 17 comments

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

An engineer in the spotlight

Chief biomedical engineer, actor, singer, dancer and entertainer. It's an uncommon résumé, but one that describes Ray D'Ambrosio well.

Wednesday, 1:49 PM | No comments yet
A gym for Silicon Valley's heavy hitters

Silicon Valley may feel like the fighting ring for the tech titans, but a new franchise is hitting on the belief that old-fashioned fisticuffs can also be big money in Mountain View.

Wednesday, 1:48 PM | 2 comments
Local political consultant joins El Camino Hospital board

After rapid-fire interviews and a handful of questions, the El Camino Healthcare District board chose a Stanford lecturer, longtime political consultant and vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act to join El Camino Hospital's governing board.

Wednesday, 10:53 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Berman, Kasperzak off to fast starts in bid for Sacramento

The primary election is still nearly a year away but the two leading contenders to replace Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento have hit the ground running, with each raising more than $100,000 and picking up a list of endorsements from regional dignitaries.

Tuesday, 10:35 AM | 7 comments
From seeds to student lunches

This fall, students can look forward to dining on homegrown carrots, eggplants and tomatillos during lunch. A new program will allow kids to grow their own produce on campus and send it straight to the district's kitchens to supplement school meals.

Tuesday, 9:52 AM | No comments yet

Monday, July 20, 2015

A helping hand in mental health

People hospitalized for a mental illness have a long road ahead of them, with plenty of pitfalls to sidestep as they try to re-integrate themselves back into society. But they don't have to go it alone.

Monday, 4:26 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Dispute over human rights measure in Mountain View

When it comes to basic human rights, there's surely some fundamentals that most can agree on. For instance: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security. Slavery, in all its forms, is patently illegal. Every person deserves to be treated equally.

Sunday, 10:12 PM | 35 comments
Unemployment rates below state average in Bay Area counties

All of the Bay Area's nine counties had unemployment rates last month below the state average, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Sunday, 1:10 PM | No comments yet

Friday, July 17, 2015

Self-driving car involved in injury crash

Google officials on Thursday reported a Mountain View crash involving one of the company's self-driving car prototypes. But this collision -- the company's 14th to date -- is drawing extra attention after media sources reported it as the first collision to cause injuries.

Friday, 6:36 PM | 48 comments
New Batkid film has local origin story

On Nov. 15, 2013, 5-year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott had his wish come true for one day, he got to don a costume and become Batman's new sidekick, "Batkid." In what became the ultimate feel-good event, thousands cheered as Batkid raced throughout San Francisco to solve criminal capers in the largest stunt ever attempted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Friday, 12:00 PM | 1 comment
Gunn High shut down following Facebook threat

Gunn High School was shut down Thursday afternoon after a student reported a "threatening" Facebook post to police, Superintendent Max McGee said Friday.

Friday, 10:14 AM | 1 comment

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My College Mindset is Intrinsically Motivated
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Radical Acceptance
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