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[Forecast: Rainstorm dissipating, cooler weather ahead]]> The Bay Area is about to get a much-deserved break from the heavy rains that battered the region Monday and caused major flooding in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.
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<![CDATA[How fast is too fast on Stevens Creek?]]> Stevens Creek Trail has turned into a wildly popular travel route for Mountain View residents, serving as both a recreational hub and a commute path to and from the jobs-heavy North Bayshore area.]]> <![CDATA[Driver dies after crashing into CHP vehicle on I-280]]> A driver died at a hospital Sunday evening after crashing a car into a California Highway Patrol vehicle that was assisting a disabled vehicle on southbound Interstate Highway 280 in Los Altos Hills.
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<![CDATA[County prepares for major housing boom]]> Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless residents. And while most of the county's new Measure A housing bond will go towards helping the neediest residents, one big question still remains: where do you put all the housing?]]> <![CDATA[Storm-damaged Arastradero Road won't be fixed until summer]]> A section of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto where the asphalt is crumbling and falling into Los Trancos Creek has nearby residents and others who travel the road nervous that it could collapse.]]> <![CDATA[With storm brewing, weather service issues advisories]]> The National Weather Service has issued wind and flood-watch advisories for the San Francisco Bay Area that will be in effect from 4 p.m. Sunday until late Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[County urges Supreme Court to rule on certain protections for detained immigrants]]> Twenty U.S. cities and counties led by Santa Clara County have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that immigrants held in prolonged detention during deportation proceedings are entitled to certain constitutional protections.]]> <![CDATA[Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification]]> The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that Federal Transit Administration officials were holding back grant funding needed with only days before construction was to begin.
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<![CDATA[East Whisman could become dense mix of housing, offices]]> The Mountain View City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to initial plans to develop the East Whisman area into a dense, mixed-use neighborhood with 9,700 new apartments. For tech developers, the council also pushed ahead on plans to max out the area with at least 1.7 million new square feet of office space. ]]> <![CDATA['Cure'd ham]]> "A Cure for Wellness," a disturbing new psychological horror film from Gore Verbinski ("The Ring," "Pirates of the Caribbean"), isn't quite right in the head, but that's not such a bad thing. Verbinski's weird "eat the rich" excursion into the madhouse genre, with its slow descent into Grand Guignol, offers much more than just a good horror story.]]> <![CDATA[School district cuts list of new boundary plans]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District inched its way toward a consensus on new school enrollment boundaries, following a marathon six-hour committee meeting.]]> <![CDATA[Community leaders pledge to resist immigration crackdown]]> Pledging a united front to protect migrants, local policymakers, school officials and law enforcement on Saturday issued a rallying cry to protest the recent executive orders by President Donald Trump. At the city-sponsored Civility Roundtable event, panel members gave repeated assurances to a crowd of about 200 that they would look to safeguard the full patchwork of the South Bay community, and they invited everyone to join them in the effort. ]]> <![CDATA[Rumors of immigration raids reach 'boiling point']]> While leading the charge against the new administration's immigration policies, the Bay Area's immigrant advocates are finding themselves in a difficult position as they attempt to dispel a growing sense of panic among undocumented residents that mass deportations are imminent. ]]> <![CDATA[Tensions flare over water district's homeless housing idea]]> Residents gave the Santa Clara Valley Water District a fiery and frustrated response Wednesday night to a proposal that would allow homeless residents to occupy homes in the Waverly Park neighborhood, making for a raucous meeting with shouting, testy exchanges, and eventually, a police presence.
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<![CDATA[This week's A&E highlights]]> This week, check out "Messengers for Peace" photo exhibition at Foothill College, a free family concert with Brassview at CSMA, jazz and hip-hop artist Masego at Stanford and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at the Fox Theatre.]]> <![CDATA[Reliably charming]]> Aldo Los Altos is the ideal neighborhood Italian restaurant: above-average food and service and pleasant ambiance, with oversized portions and sane prices to boot. ]]> <![CDATA[Generations of jazz]]> Next week, several generations of jazz artists will be represented locally as part of San Jose Jazz's Winter Fest 2017 concerts on the Peninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Stuck with a half-million-dollar bill]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District had what seemed to be a slam-dunk plan to improve student performance: a tech-savvy math program called Teach to One.]]> <![CDATA[Nonprofit to offer intensive outpatient program for teens]]> A donation from an anonymous Palo Alto resident has enabled Children's Health Council to address a "critical gap in teen mental health services" by opening what the nonprofit says will be the city's first intensive outpatient program for teenagers with moderate to severe mental-health issues.
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<![CDATA[Jake Shimabukuro plays in Redwood City]]> Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro has played for everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to the Queen of England. On Sunday, Feb. 19, he’ll be playing for an audience of locals at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City.]]> <![CDATA['Messengers of Peace: Photographs by Ron Herman’]]> Local photographer and professor Ron Herman will present his latest collection of work, "Messengers of Peace,” at Foothill College’s Appreciation Hall (Room 1501, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills) on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Valentine's progress]]> This Feb. 14, ditch the box of chocolates and flowers for a plan to hop from one restaurant to another for food and drink.]]> <![CDATA[Local theater companies announce next seasons]]> TheatreWorks Silicon Valley this week announced its plans for its 2017/18 season, which will feature two world premieres.]]> <![CDATA[This week's A&E highlights]]> This week, sing along to love songs with Schola Cantorum, laugh with comedian Sammy Obeid in Palo Alto, sample local Native American cuisine at Los Altos History Museum and dance the Charleston at Pacific Art League's annual gala.]]> <![CDATA[In 'Yellow Face,' the personal is political]]> "What I love most in the theater is honesty," David Henry Hwang states, with no small irony, in his semi-autobiographical play "Yellow Face." The play, presented now by Los Altos Stage Company, offers an odd -- but successful -- tonal blend of comedy and seriousness, fact and fiction.]]> <![CDATA[The fling of comedy]]> It takes a special sort to be stand-up comic, a sort that's not easily faked by even the best of actors, including Robert De Niro, who attempts to play a stand-up in the unfortunately unexceptional "The Comedian."]]> <![CDATA['Space'd out]]> Part soul-searching drama, part whimsical road movie, part unlikely romance and part sci-fi comedy, "The Space Between Us" has a high-concept premise and low-wattage creative energy in executing it. The original screenplay (which nevertheless evinces the feel of a YA novel) proposes the first human born on Mars and the wackiness that ensues when he sets foot on planet Earth to find his father.]]> <![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[Home Front: Spring garden tour, replace your lawn]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![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[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[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[Home Sales]]> This week's local home sales.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> In this week's look at recent home sales, the market levels off as holidays approach.]]> <![CDATA[Maui wowie]]> The tried-and-true-and-tried-again Disney formula returns for the company's 56th animated feature, the Polynesian-set musical "Moana." The brand is essentially locked into narratives of princesses going on heroine's journeys of adventure and self-discovery. As one character tells the titular 16-year-old island girl, "If you wear a dress, and you have an animal sidekick, you're a princess."]]> <![CDATA[Chimney checkup]]> Before you light that match for the first wood fire of the winter season, if you still have a wood-burning fireplace, start small.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front for Nov. 18]]> This week: a Christmas market and sustainable furniture.]]> <![CDATA[Hogwarts and all]]> Were we to ask a Magic-8 Ball if we should expect greatness of the new movie set in J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," we'd no doubt get the answer "Signs Point to Yes." This is a spinoff from the $8 billion-grossing "Harry Potter" film series, the first entry to be personally screenwritten by "Potter" novelist J.K. Rowling, and coming off the heels of her critically acclaimed playwriting debut with two blockbuster original West End "Potter" sequels. I have heard the cash cow moo.]]> <![CDATA[A quiet struggle]]> One might call coincidence the universe's way of practicing irony. Certainly few historical coincidences have been as apt as the last name of the interracial married couple who fought all the way to the Supreme Court to have their marriage recognized by the state of Virginia. Their name was "Loving," and now that name also belongs to Jeff Nichols' film about the couple and, indeed, about the gerund.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters: Daily rentals in your neighborhood?]]> Are residential neighborhoods prime to become mini-hotel locations? With advent of the "sharing" economy when individuals can sign up to rent their home or a portion of it on a nightly basis they risk that owners or their tenants will seize the opportunity to make easy money.]]> <![CDATA[Bringing down the house]]> A residential demolition project doesn't begin when the excavator's bucket crashes through the corner of a home. It begins well before that with people like Jack Cook, estimator and project manager at CVE Demolition.]]> <![CDATA[Home Sales]]> Big sales in small-town Atherton: two sales over $30 million.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance]]> In this week's roundup of real-estate sales, a new Woodside home sells for $22 million. ]]> <![CDATA[Journey, not destination]]> ?By the time you read this, the presidential election that seemed like it would never end will presumably have ended. And yet, its scariest implications about human nature will not have been resolved. Which makes election week a very fine time for Paramount Pictures to drop "Arrival," a science-fiction masterpiece that's largely about our perceptions of time and our struggles to communicate.]]> <![CDATA[Hunting the truth]]> Back in 1922, Robert J. Flaherty made the controversial documentary/docudrama "Nanook of the North," which he purported to be a nonfiction account of an Inuit hunter, but which included untruths, distortions and staged sequences.]]>