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[Health care district pours millions into local wellness initiatives]]> The El Camino Healthcare District board of directors approved a $6.4 million package of new grants intended to improve access to health care among the low-income and minority families, as well preventative programs aimed to curb the rate of diabetes and hypertension throughout the county.]]> <![CDATA[Survey of voters reveals support for recall of Brock Turner judge]]> A new poll about the potential recall of Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky -- whose June 2 sentence of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner for sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman sparked an uproar across the globe and on social media over its brevity -- shows how some county residents would vote in an actual recall election.]]> <![CDATA[Colossal clay]]> The Palo Alto Art Center will show clay's bigger picture this summer with "Fired Up: Monumental Clay," an eclectic exhibition of large-scale ceramic work.]]> <![CDATA[Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday]]> The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday because of expected unhealthy air conditions in the region.
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<![CDATA[Restaurant owners plead for help in face of redevelopment plans]]> With their building space slated for redevelopment, owners of the downtown restaurant Morocco's are waging a public campaign to try to secure guarantees from their landlord for a new home -- a campaign brought before the City Council on June 14 during a packed meeting.]]> <![CDATA[Sales at a glance: Homes sell for $600,000 to $8.5 million]]> Palo Alto area real estate recently sold for between $600,000 and $8.5 million, according to this week's column.]]> <![CDATA[Recent home sales: $8.5 million but just one bedroom]]> A house in Palo Alto that sold for $8.5 million has just one bedroom, according to the stats in this week's home-sales column.]]> <![CDATA[City Council approves El Camino's expansion plans]]> Despite worries that traffic along Grant Road will go from bad to worse in the coming years, Mountain View City Council members approved major construction plans on the El Camino Hospital campus Wednesday night.]]> <![CDATA[Man covered in glass arrested on burglary charges]]> Police arrested a 29-year-old man after he was spotted sitting inside a Starbucks in downtown Mountain View while covered in glass fragments.
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<![CDATA[Obama's message to entrepreneurs: 'You are the bridge']]> On one of the most tumultuous days for world markets and amid news that the United Kingdom will exit the European Union, President Barack Obama delivered a message of hope and unity on Friday at the 2016 White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which is being held at Stanford University.
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<![CDATA[MV man arrested for allegedly pulling a knife in fight]]> A 64-year-old Mountain View man was arrested Monday after he allegedly pulled a knife out during a fight near Rengstorff Park.]]> <![CDATA[This week's A&E highlights]]> Artists Laurie Shelton and Anne Lamborn present their joint exhibition at Gallery House, Stephen Kent performs on the didjeridu at East West Bookshop, catch Flight of the Conchords in concert at Shoreline and view a screening of Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" at Stanford.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, have tea at the gardens of the Filoli estate in Woodside, take a young tree health survey for Canopy, get answers for your plant problems at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden and more.]]> <![CDATA[City Council approves plan for 67 affordable homes]]> At a time of overwhelming demand for affordable housing, the City Council on Tuesday enthusiastically gave a round of approvals for 67 below-market-rate apartments and pledged a $7 million check to help build them.
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<![CDATA[President Obama arrives in Mountain View]]> Touching down at Moffett Field on Thursday evening, Air Force One delivered President Barack Obama and his entourage to Mountain View in anticipation of an international business summit. ]]> <![CDATA[City Council backs plan to close Castro Street]]> In a decision with big impacts for the city's scenic downtown, the Mountain View City Council on Wednesday night, in a 5-2 vote, backed plans to close Castro Street to car traffic at the Caltrain crossing. ]]> <![CDATA[City Council approves rosy budget for better year]]> The City Council on Tuesday approved the city's new budget for the upcoming fiscal year — but not without some controversy on utility-rate hikes and some pet projects for discretionary spending. ]]> <![CDATA[Three arrested in downtown brawl]]> Mountain View police arrested three men allegedly involved in a fight in downtown Mountain View early Sunday morning.]]> <![CDATA[County OKs $950 million housing bond for ballot]]> In what is being hailed as a chance to end regional homelessness, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon unanimously approved placing a $950 million affordable housing bond measure on the November ballot. ]]> <![CDATA[DA proposes mandatory prison sentence for sexual-assault crimes]]> In the wake of widespread outrage over the three months former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner will spend in jail after sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman on campus last year, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Wednesday proposed legislation that would eliminate the possibility of probation and make years in prison mandatory for anyone convicted of the same crime.]]> <![CDATA[School board approves big superintendent pay raise]]> In a 3-2 vote last week, Mountain View Whisman School District trustees agreed to increase Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph's pay by 10 percent following his first year on the job. The increase raises the salary to the level advertised by the district last year when it was seeking a superintendent.]]> <![CDATA[LASD continues to pursue new school site]]> The Los Altos School District board of trustees agreed Monday night to continue real estate negotiations for a new school site on El Camino Real, turning down the opportunity to focus on building a school on an existing campus in favor of land acquisition plans.]]> <![CDATA[LASD school board member steps down early]]> Los Altos School District board member Tamara Logan announced last week that she is resigning more than two years before her term expires, leaving a school board vacancy to be filled in the November election.]]> <![CDATA[Obama to visit Stanford for Global Entrepreneurship Summit]]> President Barack Obama will be at Stanford University on Friday morning, June 24, to deliver a speech during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will feature entrepreneurs from around the world. ]]> <![CDATA[Pair arrested for alleged mail theft after crashing car in Mountain View]]> Palo Alto police arrested a man and a woman in Mountain View on June 7 for allegedly stealing mail from several residential mailboxes in Atherton and Menlo Park, according to a police department press release.]]> <![CDATA[Meeting tonight: Big decisions ahead for Castro Street, El Camino Hospital]]> In what is certain to be a lively meeting, the City Council on Wednesday night will make a long-awaited decision on how Castro Street should be reconfigured, or closed, to make way for the Caltrain crossing. Also on the agenda is council consideration of a major expansion of El Camino Hospital. ]]> <![CDATA[Hospital budgets for big expansion plans]]> El Camino Hospital staff are budgeting for a lucrative year next fiscal year, calling for cost-cutting measures and another bump in prices in order to keep the community hospital financially stable in a fiercely competitive local market.]]> <![CDATA[Buses remain empty along city's worst traffic spots]]> It was morning rush hour, and Shoreline Road was jammed with cars, corporate shuttles and cyclists crossing Highway 101. There was also a VTA bus, with only three passengers.]]> <![CDATA[New school makes it into the budget after all]]> It was all smiles at the Mountain View Whisman school board meeting Thursday night, after board members came together on a new financing plan that sets aside enough construction money to build a new school at Slater by as early as 2019.]]> <![CDATA[Construction boom brings problems for city's projects]]> With construction cranes and work crews ubiquitous across town, Mountain View is experiencing a surging development market never seen before, bringing a wave of public improvements and filling the city's coffers with fee revenue.]]> <![CDATA[Fun in the sun]]> It's hard not to have fun at Quinto Sol in downtown Redwood City, which emphasizes foods from the owner-family's native Puebla, Mexico, but also serves Mexican-American standards like nachos and burritos.]]> <![CDATA[Another rare 'Find']]> "When you make the finding yourself -- even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light -- you'll never forget it," said astronomer and science populist Carl Sagan. It's apt that the man who spoke of vast space as the "cosmic ocean" should have inadvertently encapsulated Pixar's "Finding Dory," a sequel to 2003 ocean wonder "Finding Nemo."]]> <![CDATA[Worth a Look]]> Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, who won a 2015 Grammy Award for best jazz vocal album, returns to the Stanford Jazz Festival with guitarists Russell Malone and Romero Lubambo to perform an intimate, soulful show on Saturday, June 18.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental-health center]]> The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday $600,000 over three years to support two "critical" staff positions at a yet-to-open youth mental-health center currently being developed by Stanford Medicine's Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing.
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<![CDATA[City lifts emergency drought rules]]> With 2016 proving a wetter year, the Mountain View City Council voted on Tuesday to relax some of the local restrictions on water use, despite arguments from advocates that a statewide drought is hardly a thing of the past. ]]> <![CDATA[Review: A novel approach]]> As the first U.S. restaurant from a multibillion-dollar Japanese chain, Yayoi Japanese Teishoku Restaurant on University Avenue in Palo Alto is trendy, stylish and novel.]]> <![CDATA['Now You' don't]]> Not much has changed in the world of "Now You See Me 2." Though director Louis Letterier has been replaced by Jon M. Chu (born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos), the brief remains the same: It's "Ocean's 11" with magicians. Big stars, jazzy music, a lot of flash, almost no dazzle.]]> <![CDATA[Raging about aging]]> The closing show of TheatreWorks' season is fittingly about the winding down of one woman's life and her refusal to "go gently" into her personal autumn.]]> <![CDATA['Before You' Go...Actually, Don't]]> Since "Million Dollar Baby" was savaged for the grim fate of its disabled heroine, we've had some positive films about quadriplegics. The hanky-soaking "Me Before You" is not one of those films.]]> <![CDATA[Shining light on dark issues]]> What if we stopped wondering whether the proverbial glass was half-full or half-empty and recognized it instead as simply a beautiful glass? This philosophical reframing lies at the heart of A Theatre Near U's latest original production.]]> <![CDATA[A family affair]]> I'm not sure I could tell a pirozhki from perestroika, but there's a fabulous place in Redwood City where you can learn the difference. Russian Family Restaurant truly lives up to its name, with a warm atmosphere and authentic dishes that are rarely found on Midpeninsula menus.]]> <![CDATA[Painting the door red (or turquoise or purple)]]> Interior designer Kit Davey has advised hundreds of clients on paint colors for their homes and front doors. Some people are bold and take risks with a bright orange or a shade of green that reminds them of a forest. Others stick with a beige house, with a dark beige door.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This week's column includes information on the annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit, which is being held at Stanford; Acterra's water quality inspection of San Francisquito Creek and St. Frank, a luxury home goods store, which will open in Town & Country Village in June. ]]> <![CDATA[The flight of the butterfly]]> Eleanor Laney remembers a time when it was easy to spot a butterfly fluttering by or perched on a flower. But for her and many other avid gardeners, these sightings have become increasingly rare. ]]> <![CDATA[Neighborhood profile: Rex Manor-Mountain Shadows]]> Mountain View's Rex Manor-Mountain Shadows community is a potpourri of diversity in northern Santa Clara County. Bounded by Central Expressway, Shoreline Boulevard, Middlefield Road, Farley Street, Burgoyne Street, and San Ramon and Montecito avenues, its proximity to shopping, entertainment and Google make it an attractive community to singles and families looking for a suburban lifestyle with an urban feel.
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<![CDATA[Neighborhood profile: Stierlin Estates]]> It's not uncommon to see people tending to their gardens or children playing in their front yard in the Stierlin Estates neighborhood; that's a typical weekend afternoon.
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<![CDATA[Indigo endgame]]> Blueberries top the U.S. Department of Agriculture's list of fruits high in antioxidants, and grow rampantly on the East Coast, but many Western gardeners struggle to grow even a handful.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front]]> This weekend, take a hike at Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto, learn how to photograph gardens and nature at Filoli in Menlo Park and more.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Matters: Local homebuyers headed downtown]]> As more people move to the Bay Area to take advantage of the region's high-octane job market, traffic has gotten predictably worse. ]]> <![CDATA[Sleek, clean lines for today's living]]> The 2016 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour, slated for Saturday, May 14, is an opportunity to see just what modern looks like. The self-guided tour features five homes, three in Palo Alto, one in Mountain View and one in Saratoga.]]>