mv-voice.com http://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us <![CDATA[City buys land for park on Wyandotte Street]]> The city is moving quickly to purchase the vacant Robalee Kennel at 2254 Wyandotte Street in order to build a mini park. On Tuesday the City Council unanimously approved spending $2.6 million to buy the .89 acre site, formerly a space for the boarding of cats and dogs. It sits in the middle of a neighborhood that is one of the city's most undeserved in terms of park space. ]]> <![CDATA[116-unit affordable housing project gets green light]]> While it may be only a drop in the bucket, the city is on the verge of a spike in affordable housing projects fueled by all the new development in Mountain View, and a recent hike in the city's developer fees.]]> <![CDATA[MV teen death ruled a suicide]]> The death of a teenage boy in an incident that led to an apartment evacuation at 2025 California St. in September has been ruled a suicide.]]> <![CDATA[Crime brief: man arrested after threatening a police officer]]> Police arrested an 18-year-old Mountain View man on Sunday after an extended confrontation between officers turned aggressive and the man allegedly lunged towards an officer.]]> <![CDATA[Santana Row developer to buy much of San Antonio center]]> In some good news for those who have been saying they'd like to see a Santana Row-style development in Mountain View, Santana Row's developer is set to buy most of Mountain View's largest shopping center.]]> <![CDATA[Supervisors OK study on body cameras for sheriff's deputies]]> The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a motion to have its staff prepare a report on the possibility of equipping sheriff's deputies with body-worn cameras while on duty.]]> <![CDATA[Community shuttle starts rolling Jan. 5]]> On the first Monday of 2015, blue-and-white shuttles will begin circulating in Mountain View, a free service to get people to and from most major destinations in the city.
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<![CDATA[Moffett's Air National Guard rescue sick sailor]]> An Air National Guard unit based at Moffett Field rescued a sick man from a commercial fishing boat off the coast of Monterey Monday evening.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area sees record rainfall in December]]> Major cities in the Bay Area are experiencing record rainfall during the first half of December, the National Weather Service said today. ]]> <![CDATA[Crime briefs: vehicle invasion and arrest during traffic stop]]> Police arrest man after he allegedly reaches for a baseball bat; man arrested for getting inside someone else's vehicle]]> <![CDATA[Simitian recommends exploration of police body cameras]]> Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian on Dec. 12 recommended the county explore the feasibility of having sheriff's deputies wear body cameras to protect the public frpm officer misconduct and officers from unfounded allegations.]]> <![CDATA[Council OKs 164 apartments for Rose Market site]]> A real estate developer was praised by a wide swath of the community at the City Council meeting on Tuesday evening for going to great lengths to preserve several small businesses in a redevelopment project at the corner of Castro Street and El Camino Real. ]]> <![CDATA[MV Whisman taps former PAUSD head as interim superintendent]]> The Mountain View Whisman school board is tapping Kevin Skelly as the district's interim superintendent. Skelly, the former superintendent of Palo Alto Unified School District, will lead the K-8 district from Jan. 1 through June 30.]]> <![CDATA[Students delve into the world of coding]]> Students of all ages across Mountain View are getting a taste of what it's like to be a computer programmer this week, as elementary and high schools participate in the nation-wide "Hour of Code" event.]]> <![CDATA[Weapons charges dropped against Young Jeezy]]> Felony weapons charges against rapper Young Jeezy and five others have been dropped following the fatal shooting at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View earlier this year.]]> <![CDATA[City's fees for affordable housing to be highest in region]]> City Council members decided Tuesday night to charge a higher fees on office development than any other city in the region, in order to raise desperately needed funds for affordable housing projects. ]]> <![CDATA[Heavy storm causes flooding in Mountain View]]> Heavy rain and wind beat down on the Bay Area Thursday, causing areas of flooding all over Mountain View and some power outages.]]> <![CDATA[Overturned car in Middlefield Road accident]]> Mountain View police and fire came to the aid of an injured motorist, after a two-car crash ended with one of the vehicles flipped on its roof Wednesday. ]]> <![CDATA[Hundreds of students protest police killings]]> Hundreds of students marched down El Camino Real and converged on Eagle Park Wednesday afternoon to rally in solidarity with nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.]]> <![CDATA[Free shuttle to connect tech companies and downtown]]> Starting Jan. 12, new shuttles with green and blue logos will become a common sight during commute hours in Mountain View, ferrying employees of major tech companies to and from the downtown train station. ]]> <![CDATA[Supervisors OK county's first living-wage plan]]> The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors today approved its first-ever resolution to require companies and nonprofits with county contracts to pay a living wage as of July 1.]]> <![CDATA[Finding the meaning in 'happy holidays']]> When it comes to the holidays, crooner Bing Crosby summed up the prospects and the pressures aptly. If ever there were a time of year when people expect amped-up happiness, it is the month of mistletoe, parties and gifts galore. And yet, rather than experiencing the most wonderful time of the year, some people marshal all their energy only to end up feeling harried and spent.]]> <![CDATA[Walking away from your sick-bed]]> Being stuck in a hospital bed can wreak havoc on the body, weakening and atrophying muscles, and causing long-lasting problems. El Camino Hospital officials are looking to change that with a new tool to keep the body's muscles active]]> <![CDATA[Residents urged to prepare for storm]]> Bay Area residents should prepare themselves for heavy rain and strong winds when a storm expected to be the largest of the season so far hits the region Wednesday and Thursday, National Weather Service officials said.]]> <![CDATA[Students to rally over police killings]]> Student activists from Mountain View and Los Altos plan to hold a peaceful rally at Eagle Park on Wednesday in solidarity with nationwide protests over police brutality and racism.]]> <![CDATA[High school superintendent to step down]]> Superintendent Barry Groves of the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District announced Monday night he will retire after leading the district for nearly nine years.]]> <![CDATA[Snow comes to Mountain View]]> Santa came to town Monday night, as Mountain View held its annual holiday celebration with snow, carols and the ceremonial lighting of the community tree.]]> <![CDATA[MV firefighters donate holiday groceries to local seniors]]> On Tuesday, Dec. 9, Mountain View firefighters from Local 1965 will donate holiday bags of food to about 400 seniors served by Second Harvest Food Bank's Brown Bag program. ]]> <![CDATA[An American dream deferred]]> What's spurring the surge of Central American immigrants coming to the United States? In a special report from Guatemala, the Voice uncovers the story of the threats that sent Francisco Tizol from the rural community of Tierra del Pueblo to Mountain View and back home again, as he seeks to bring his wife and children to a safer future in America. ]]> <![CDATA[Strong storm expected to hit Bay Area Wednesday and Thursday]]> The Bay Area can expect heavy rain and strong winds that could uproot trees, down power lines and cause flooding and mudslides due to a strong weather system starting late Wednesday and continuing through Thursday, National Weather Service officials said.
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<![CDATA[Kids' book authors offer humorous take on classic rhyme, new stories destined to become classics]]> Where can kids find magic and science, art and writing, history and holidays, and inspiration galore? Why, in the pages of these new and notable children's books. Remember, for both overall development and sheer enjoyment, there is no better gift for a child than a book.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Fund: Day workers give thanks to volunteers]]> Paul Ramirez, who found hope and help at the Day Worker Center, plans to show his appreciation to the volunteers who helped him when life dealt him a series of major setbacks.]]> <![CDATA[Jail sentence for teen instigator of out-of-control house party]]> The Mountain View teen convicted of breaking into a house and kicking off 10 days of drug and alcohol-fueled parties leading to a fire that destroyed the home, was sentenced today by a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge.]]> <![CDATA[Symphony director found guilty of tax fraud]]> A Superior Court judge found the former executive director of the Peninsula Symphony Association guilty of tax fraud this week following an embezzlement of $272,000 from the Los Altos orchestra last year.]]> <![CDATA[Crime briefs: purse-snatching and home burglary]]> A man attempted to flee police after allegedly stealing a purse, and a home was burglarized over Thanksgiving.]]> <![CDATA[MV police to wear body cameras]]> Body cameras for on-duty police officers took the center stage in a national discussion on police accountability this week, but Mountain View's been planning to equip officers with the recording devices for the past year.]]> <![CDATA[Animal shelters drop adoption fees for holidays]]> Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) and five additional Bay Area animal shelters will take part in the annual Home for the Holidays Program this December and all six shelters will offer adoptions of adult dogs and cats for $12.
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<![CDATA[Council OKs San Antonio center project; Milk Pail market saved]]> The City Council unanimously approved the second phase of the redevelopment of San Antonio shopping Center Tuesday night, and along with it, a new deal to save the city's popular Milk Pail Market.]]> <![CDATA[Local government websites affected by global cyber attack]]> A global cyber attack Monday shut down web access to agendas, minutes and video for numerous Bay Area government agencies, including Mountain View.]]> <![CDATA[Flooding, power outages as storm soaks Bay Area]]> Continuing showers are causing floods, blocking roadways, disrupting transit and causing power outages throughout the Bay Area this morning, officials said.]]> <![CDATA[North County to receive pilot satellite social services offices]]> Santa Clara County's Social Services Agency has launched a pilot program to staff "satellite offices" at nonprofit organizations with county social workers in the northern part of the county.]]> <![CDATA[Developer makes another deal to save the Milk Pail market]]> A new deal has been signed to save the city's popular Milk Pail Market, but it only goes into effect if the City Council approves the second phase of Merlone Geier's redevelopment of San Antonio shopping center, a decision scheduled for this evening's council meeting.]]> <![CDATA[Water district extends call for conservation]]> Rain has a welcome sight for the Bay Area this week, but the Santa Clara Valley Water District says more needs to be done to counteract the multi-year drought that has left California parched.]]> <![CDATA[Wet weather causing flooding, transit problems]]> Rain this morning is causing flooding, blocking roadways and disrupting transit in the Bay Area, officials said.]]> <![CDATA[Students get a closer look at air quality]]> Students at Alta Vista High School are exploring exactly how polluted the air is in Mountain View. With fancy devices in hand, they got a good look last week at what they can't see -- tiny specks of black carbon all around them.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Fund: Mentors and students form close bonds]]> Cindy Castillo, a former director of financial aid at De Anza College, has been a mentor to Alta Vista High School student Jocelyn Trujillo for the past two years, through Mentor Tutor Connection. ]]> <![CDATA[County offers warrant forgiveness for the holidays]]> People who failed to appear in court and want to avoid spending the holidays in jail can get a second chance.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday cheer: Concerts and gatherings to make spirits bright]]> As temperatures drop, the days grow shorter and the nights longer, it's harder to rely on sunshine for warmth and light. Instead, it's the time of year for drawing together to generate our own brilliance. There's no better way to celebrate the season than by gathering to enjoy live music, dance and theater: our most radiant expressions of what it means to be human. ]]>