mv-voice.com http://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us Copyright 2016 mv-voice.com Mountain View Online http://mv-voice.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.mv-voice.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Heat breaks temperature record at Moffett Field]]> Clear skies and westerly winds brought record-breaking heat to two Bay Area locations today, according to official data from the National Weather Service. At Moffett Field near Mountain View the high temperature was 96 degrees, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set in 1978. ]]> <![CDATA[Self-driving car struck by red-light runner]]> One of Google's self-driving cars was involved in a collision Friday after a driver ran a red light, slamming into the autonomous vehicle as it passed through a busy intersection in Mountain View.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View temps to reach 95 degrees Sunday]]> A heat advisory has been issued for Sunday and Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area as western winds keep cool ocean air out to sea, according to officials with the National Weather Service. ]]> <![CDATA[Housing, transportation dominate candidates' forum]]> In a candidate forum held on Wednesday afternoon, eight hopefuls competing for a Mountain View City Council seats were largely in agreement that the city's top challenges were meeting the area's housing and transportation needs.
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<![CDATA[Long nights of homework are history]]> Teachers at both of Mountain View's high schools are looking at ways to cut back on homework assignments, following a new district-wide initiative aimed at promoting wellness and easing stress among teens. But some teachers are serving as trailblazers for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District.]]> <![CDATA[Widespread heat expected in Bay Area Sunday]]> After below-normal temperatures midweek, weak offshore winds and clear skies will bring a warming trend starting Friday and highs on Sunday as much as 30 degrees above normal, according to the National Weather Service.]]> <![CDATA[Celebrating fall]]> Filoli is kicking off the fall harvest season with its Autumn at Filoli Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. ]]> <![CDATA[Silicon Valley winemaker]]> Len Lehmann, owner and winemaker of Portola Vineyards, takes pleasure in recounting how, once upon a time, Palo Alto and the surrounding area was known for its vineyards and its wine. ]]> <![CDATA[Exiting hospital CEO gets $224K bonus]]> The El Camino Hospital board of directors agreed last week to give hospital President and CEO Tomi Ryba nearly a quarter-million dollars in bonus "incentive" pay, just weeks after voting unanimously not to renew her contract.]]> <![CDATA[This week's A&E highlights]]> This week, check out ZiRu Dance and the Silicon Valley Dance Festival, sample Redwood City's annual salsa festival celebrating the spicy dip and the spicy dance music, hear Russian cellist Ian Maksin in Mountain View, and more.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford, other research universities to partner in bioscience collaboration]]> Three of the Bay Area's powerhouse universities have joined forces to work on a new biomedical science research center funded by a $600 million grant from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, the universities announced Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Council approves 144-unit apartment project on Ortega Avenue]]> Despite quarrels over parking and student safety, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night gave unanimous approval to a 144-unit apartment project along Ortega Avenue. While the project includes five below-market-rate homes, this time, affordable housing concerns were sidelined by other conflicts.
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<![CDATA[Attempted grand theft arrest at Kohl's]]> Police arrested a 35-year-old Milpitas man after he was allegedly caught bagging close to $1,000 in goods while walking through the store, then attempting to flee when officers were called to investigate.
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<![CDATA[Smash-and-grab burglary caught on video]]> Mountain View police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a smash-and-grab burglary outside of a Starbucks on Pear Avenue on Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area home prices up slightly in August compared to last year]]> The median cost for a Bay Area home rose slightly in August compared to the same period last year partly due to low interest rates and job growth, according to research firm CoreLogic.]]> <![CDATA[Council hopefuls head to Google for Wednesday forum]]> Eight candidates vying for a seat on the Mountain View City Council will get another chance to square off at a political forum at the Google campus on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21.
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<![CDATA[Treasure hunting]]> I'm sure you've seen them cruising your neighborhood on a Saturday morning. They drive old station wagons or pickups, jammed with furniture and a sign "I Brake for Yard Sales" slapped on their bumpers. It's the garage sale addicts. ]]> <![CDATA[Home sales: $21 million sale closes in Atherton]]> A 1957 five-bedroom home in Atherton was sold in August for $21 million, according to stats from this week's home sales column.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Palo Alto, Mountain View have about a dozen sales]]> Palo Alto real estate leads the pack with 13 homes sold for between $950,000 and $$7,380,000, according to this week's column. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column features information on Dwell Magazine's Silicon Valley Home Tour and kids' classes at Hidden Villa farm in Los Altos Hills.]]> <![CDATA[Overturned big-rig accident sends one to hospital]]> A big-rig that overturned on Interstate Highway 280 near Los Altos Hills Monday afternoon sent one person to a hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol and Santa Clara County Fire Department.
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<![CDATA[Proposal to expand public access to Peninsula watershed draws opposition]]> A proposal to further open to the public a large tract of Peninsula open space controlled by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission continues to meet with stiff opposition from environmental groups. ]]> <![CDATA[USGS moving to new home at Moffett Field]]> Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say they intend to shut down their West Coast science center in Menlo Park over the coming years and plan to relocate to the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View.
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<![CDATA[Caltrans debris blamed in MV man's death on Hwy 101]]> An 82-year-old Mountain View man who died while driving his car on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park on Friday was likely struck by debris that came off a state-owned truck, a Caltrans spokesman said.
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<![CDATA[Record heat over weekend]]> The warm weather Sunday brought record temperatures to two cities in the Bay Area, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.
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<![CDATA[More MV students enrolled in higher math]]> School districts across the state are minimizing the role of parent advocacy in determining what classes students get placed in, but that hasn't slowed the rate of Mountain View students taking higher math.]]> <![CDATA[Dive bar taqueria]]> The advantage of the setup of Taqueria Azteca, located inside California Avenue dive bar Antonio's Nut House, is that you can have your Bud Light and chicken taco all in the same place. ]]> <![CDATA[High schools face looming classroom shortage]]> Last week, officials with the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District considered just about every place they could plop down a portable classroom at Los Altos High School.]]> <![CDATA[Israeli-born opera singer expands cultural roots at JCC]]> Ronit Widmann-Levy, born in Haifa, has performed in opera houses and symphony halls worldwide -- in Italian, French, German and Russian -- but the Israeli soprano rarely has had the opportunity to perform an opera in her native Hebrew language, until now.]]> <![CDATA['The Dybbuk' transforms Yiddish legend into multimedia opera]]> There's nothing comical about "The Dybbuk," Israeli composer Ofer Ben Amots' multimedia chamber opera that holds its West Coast premiere Sept. 24 and 25 at Palo Alto's Oshman Family Jewish Community Center.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto's Keeble & Shuchat Photography to close in October]]> Facing a changing industry and declining profits, one of the Bay Area's last major brick-and-mortar camera stores, Palo Alto's Keeble & Shuchat, will be closing next month, owner Terry Shuchat confirmed Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[New deal to keep CinéArts Theatre open for two years]]> Palo Alto's popular CinéArts theater will remain open for at least two more years, thanks to a new agreement between the theater's parent company and the property owner of Palo Alto Square, the city announced Thursday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Mountain View sees a dozen sales]]> Mountain View real estate leads the pack with 12 homes sold for between $630,000 and $2,650,000, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[Home Sales: Atherton home sells for $15 million]]> A 2007 home in Atherton was sold in August for more than $15 million, according to stats from this week's home sales column.]]> <![CDATA[Full circle]]> No-frills places like Chuck's and Happy Donuts in Palo Alto have long been neighborhood hangouts for all kinds of clientele, from hungry high-school students to blue-collar workers to those who are simply fond of donuts, at any hour of the day.]]> <![CDATA[Lippa's lively 'Party']]> Now playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, "The Life of the Party: A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa" is very much what one would expect from the title: a polished, fast-paced, thoroughly enjoyable musical revue featuring the work of Andrew Lippa, the composer/lyricist behind such musicals as "The Addams Family," "The Wild Party," "Big Fish," "A Little Princess," "John & Jen" and more. ]]> <![CDATA[Berkeley's Counting Crows return to the Bay Area]]> Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz now calls Greenwich Village home, but the singer/songwriter got his start as a musician in the Bay Area with his debut album, "August and Everything After," which went multi-platinum and catapulted the band into a music career that hasn't let up for 25 years.]]> <![CDATA[Trigger warning]]> Some did it out of anger, some out of a twisted sense of love. Some did it out of vengeance, some out of a desire for fame. Some succeeded, some failed. But what the principal characters in the dark musical comedy "Assassins" have in common is right there in the title: They all attempted to assassinate the president of the United States.]]> <![CDATA[Get set, go ... sign up for the Moonlight Run]]> Wend your way on levees through marshland and sloughs under the harvest moon during the Moonlight Run & Walk in the Palo Alto Baylands on Saturday, Sept. 16. ]]> <![CDATA[A little paint, a little wine]]> The 45th annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival returns to Castro Street this weekend with a plethora of artwork and handcrafted wares, as well as live music, craft cocktails, artisan specialty food purveyors and more.]]> <![CDATA[Neighborhood profile: Castro City]]> Castro City lies close to Rengstorff Park and the Mi Pueblo grocery store in Mountain View, but there is some sense of seclusion. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column features information on luxury properties sold in Silicon Valley and a two-hour class on how to create fall bouquets using seasonal blooms and foliage.]]> <![CDATA[How does a garden grow?]]> I've attended weddings that took place in beautiful gardens, and the flowers were spectacular and still on their plants. These gardens are the example that we all can aspire to: A garden that has healthy plants, a wide variety, where there is a show of beautiful flowers and foliage all year round. This kind of garden creates an oasis for our lives that we can retreat to for rejuvenation.]]> <![CDATA[Autumn arts almanac]]> Autumn is always a fruitful time for arts and entertainment on the Peninsula, with an abundance of theater openings, intriguing art exhibits, concerts, lectures and more, and this year is no exception. We've harvested a few choice highlights to present in our annual fall arts preview.]]> <![CDATA[Neighborhood profile: Springer Meadows]]> On a typical Wednesday night in the Springer Meadows neighborhood, children may be playing basketball with their neighbors in the backyard. Weekend afternoons can be peaceful with residents trimming shrubs and people chatting in their driveways. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column has information on home remodel class, a guided walk in Filoli's gardens, how to cook with citrus and more. ]]> <![CDATA[Rent Watch: Room for rent]]> My parents recently retired and live on a fixed income. They want to keep living in their home of 30 years. One idea they have is to rent out a room in their home to defray some of their living costs. They indicated they don't want to get "too formal" about the arrangement. Do you have any suggestions?]]> <![CDATA[Are 'We Gon' Be Alright'?]]> Journalist, activist, record producer and teacher Jeff Chang took nearly 10 years to write his first book in 2005, "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation." It won the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award and established Chang as a leading culture critic.]]> <![CDATA[Book Talk]]> Vlasta Diamant, Jessica Bennett and Susan Wolfe will present their latest books.]]> <![CDATA[Veg out]]> Meat-free fare is easily found -- and taken to the next level -- on the Midpeninsula, with local chefs cooking up modern dishes that appeal to veggie-eaters and carnivores alike.]]>