mv-voice.com http://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us Copyright 2017 mv-voice.com Mountain View Online http://mv-voice.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.mv-voice.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Feed the birds]]> It's winter and most back-yard plants are dormant or not blooming. How do you attract birds to your yard now, let alone when spring comes?]]> <![CDATA[HOME FRONT: Planting Camellias, Garden Photography]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County reports first flu-related death of the season]]> County health officials said the flu this year is more severe than in recent flu seasons and is encouraging residents to get a flu vaccine if they have not already gotten one. ]]> <![CDATA[Police won't aid federal crackdown on undocumented, chief says]]> Police Chief Max Bosel promised a packed room at the Mountain View Day Worker Center on Jan. 9 that local law enforcement would not cooperate with federal immigration agents. It was the latest in a string of pledges from local officials they would take no part in any effort by the incoming Donald Trump administration to crack down on undocumented residents. ]]> <![CDATA[Protesters causing major Caltrain delays]]> Caltrain is experiencing severe delays around the Bay Area this morning due to the ongoing protests of President Donald Trump's inauguration, according to spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew.
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<![CDATA[Stanford poll shows more state residents are unaligned with Trump's agenda]]> As Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in as the nation's 45th president, a new survey by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University shows that most Californians aren't in line with several key proposals that could impact the entire country. ]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area: Tens of thousands expected to protest Trump]]> Tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets around the Bay Area over the next few days in protest of Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States.
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<![CDATA[MV man arrested, suspected of sexual relationship with teen]]> A Mountain View man who worked as a youth counselor was arrested last week after Child Protective Services notified police that the suspect had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Police searching for home, auto burglary suspect]]> Mountain View police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect who allegedly burglarized a Mountain View resident's car and home before stealing one of the family's cars.]]> <![CDATA[Council to dive into rent control next week]]> Just as its new members settle in, the Mountain View City Council will be diving into rent control rules next week for its first major public meeting -- and it will be a whopper. ]]> <![CDATA[Big donations boost mental health program]]> After a lengthy public appeal to support teens and young adults suffering from anxiety and depression, El Camino Hospital announced that it has raised $2 million to expand its after-school mental health program.]]> <![CDATA[Series of storms, heavy winds to lash Bay Area]]> A series of storms will be moving through the Bay Area over the next several days, bringing heavy winds and more rain to an already saturated region, according to the National Weather Service.
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<![CDATA[Catching up with Chris Lorway]]> The Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall executive director chats about his time at Stanford thus far, his hopes for the future and why there's no such thing as "an audience." ]]> <![CDATA['Crimes of the Heart' puts comedy first]]> In Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Crimes of the Heart," now on offer at TheatreWorks, three siblings from small-town Mississippi suffer a series of setbacks, losses and indignities. But it's a comedy.]]> <![CDATA[Free preschool program set to expand]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District is moving full-steam ahead on a new plan to revamp its free preschool program, allowing more middle-income families in Mountain View to enroll and dropping an income eligibility requirement that left dozens of preschool seats empty last year.]]> <![CDATA[House cleaner arrested on burglary charges]]> Police arrested a house cleaner last week after she allegedly burglarized multiple homes, including at least one in Mountain View.
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<![CDATA[Local hospitals brace for Obamacare repeal]]> The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump is still a week away, but congressional leaders are wasting no time delivering on one of his major campaign promises: the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.]]> <![CDATA[Squeezing in a new school]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District is still hammering out the details on what Slater Elementary will look like when it reopens in 2019, but one thing is for certain: the campus is going to look a whole lot different from the rest of the schools in the city. That's because space is tight at the 8.8-acre campus, and sharing space with Google's preschool means the district is going to have to build up.]]> <![CDATA[Weather service issues wind advisory for Wednesday]]> The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the San Francisco Bay Area that will take effect Wednesday.
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<![CDATA[Travel advisory: 9-day closure of Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot]]> The Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot will be temporarily closed Jan. 17-26 due to a City of Palo Alto construction project. Caltrain service will not be affected.]]> <![CDATA[Winter Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday]]> A Winter Spare the Air Alert issued for Tuesday in the Bay Area bans residents and businesses from burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel both indoors and outdoors for 24 hours.]]> <![CDATA[Measure V backers to rally at City Hall]]> With the future of rent control on the line, the Mountain View Tenants Coalition is making another show of force with a rally in front of City Hall. The event, scheduled for 3 p.m. is taking aim at city officials' lack to action to prevent the roll-out of Measure V from being postponed by a lawsuit. ]]> <![CDATA[Eroding bank prompts closure on Stevens Creek Trail]]> A segment of Stevens Creek Trail has been temporarily closed after recent storms caused severe bank erosion along Stevens Creek.]]> <![CDATA[Two arrested on drug charges]]> Two men were arrested in Mountain View after police allegedly found them in possession of a significant amount of drugs including marijuana, pills and what appeared to be stimulants.]]> <![CDATA[City loses chronicler of Mountain View's past]]> For anyone hoping to learn more about Mountain View's history, the best starting point was always to check with Barbara Kinchen, or "Bobby" as her friends called her. ]]> <![CDATA[Working Scholars free college information night]]> The Mountain View-based education company Study.com will be hosting an information night on Thursday to promote its Mountain View Working Scholars program.]]> <![CDATA[Dragon Theatre holds Inauguration Night fundraiser]]> On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States. In response, playwright Lauren Gunderson has invited artists to stage free readings of her feminist play, "The Taming," as fundraisers. Redwood City's Dragon Theatre, among others, has taken Gunderson up on her offer and will donate any proceeds from the evening to Planned Parenthood.]]> <![CDATA[Neighbors weigh Google's ambitious campus plan]]> Google's hardest-to-win critics may not be government regulators, tech rivals or journalists, but rather the company's anxious neighbors from a nearby mobile home park. ]]> <![CDATA[District abruptly drops digital math program]]> After an avalanche of parent opposition, the Mountain View Whisman School District announced last week that it will end the controversial new digital math program Teach to One.]]> <![CDATA[Martin Luther King Day commemorates 50th anniversary of call to action]]> The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University is one of numerous organizations holding celebrations and commemorations this weekend of the life of the Civil Rights leader. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: Spring garden tour, replace your lawn]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Two home burglary suspects sought]]> Police are asking for the public's help in locating two burglary suspects who stole electric guitars, electronics and even the security camera that filmed the incident from a home in Mountain View last month.]]> <![CDATA[New mayor pledges civility and courtesy in 2017]]> On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the City Council unanimously chose Ken Rosenberg to be Mountain View's mayor for 2017, a role that takes on special responsibility in what looks to be a particularly turbulent year. ]]> <![CDATA[For the love of dolls]]> More than 60 unique Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls are on display at the Los Altos History Museum this winter. ]]> <![CDATA[New classrooms on the way for LAHS]]> Students in Los Altos High School's weight room will go from pumping iron to pushing pencils next fall, after district officials agreed to a plan that would convert the athletic facility into two classrooms.]]> <![CDATA[Sarah Cahill performs at CSMA]]> Contemporary classical pianist Sarah Cahill will perform a free concert at the Community School of Music and Arts (Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View) on Saturday, Jan. 14.]]> <![CDATA[The most -- and least -- memorable films of 2016]]> Palo Alto Weekly movie critic Peter Canavese shares his highlights in film from 2016, including his top 10 -- and bottom five -- movies, the year's best heroes, worst villains, top documentaries and animated winners.]]> <![CDATA[2016 had four-year peak for median sales price]]> The 2016 Santa Clara County housing market continued to build off of the momentum of the last three years. New price thresholds were set in all tiers of the market, interest rates remained low, and springtime (March through June) continued its four-year streak as the market peak for sales. ]]> <![CDATA['The Evolution of Film' exhibit in Palo Alto]]> A free Museum of American Heritage exhibit features a wide variety of motion picture artifacts dating from the late 1800s to 1980s. ]]> <![CDATA[Old-school butcher]]> Redwood City butcher shop Gambrel & Co. evokes the idyllic nostalgia of a European artisanal shop -- one where the butcher knows everyone's name and can recommend something for an upcoming dinner.]]> <![CDATA[Stress-free entertaining]]> Do you avoid entertaining because it's too stressful? Believe it or not, it is possible to throw an enjoyable, relaxing dinner party. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: Christmas Tree Lane, cooking class]]> Christmas Tree Lane, crocheting class and Chinese New Year cooking -- a round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[‘Collateral’ damage]]> You’ve heard the expression “dumber than a bag of rocks?” Well, the bag of rocks sold a screenplay, and I’ve just seen the movie that’s been made from it. It’s called “Collateral Beauty,” and it’s as deep as an inspirational kitty poster and twice as cutesy.]]> <![CDATA[Lots of ways to love the latke]]> With Hanukkah right around the corner, local Jewish chefs and home cooks are readying their recipes for latkes, the traditional dish also known as a potato pancake. ]]> <![CDATA['Daddy Long Legs' is an utter delight]]> Let's cut to the chase: TheatreWorks' "Daddy Long Legs" is a wonderfully charming and delightful bit of musical comedy that should be just the ticket for anyone looking for some escapism this holiday season. ]]> <![CDATA[Maxing out your home sale]]> Getting a home ready to sell is like getting dressed for the prom, says Coldwell Banker realtor Tim Kerns.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales for Dec. 9]]> Modest home sales this week show a high price of $3.6 million.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: veggies and free stuff]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA['Tis the season to add to your home library!]]> Books often end up on a variety of holiday checklists either as travel companions, a special gift or the opportunity to share family time together during winter evenings in front of the fire, making this a good time of year for families to expand their home libraries. We've put together a list of books for children and families that cover everything from Ansel Adams' work to local ghost tales and family struggles set in the 1700s. ]]> <![CDATA[Crab season gets cooking]]> After last year's unprecedented shutdown of the Bay Area Dungeness crab season due to a toxic algae bloom, fishermen, chefs and consumers alike are enjoying access to the local favorite once again. ]]>