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[No election for high school district this November]]> Voters won't be weighing in this November on who joins the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board of trustees. Only two candidates filed for the two seats up for re-election by the Aug. 17 deadline, leaving it an uncontested election.]]> <![CDATA['All-gender' single-use restroom bill goes to governor]]> California businesses and state government buildings may be required to make single-occupancy restrooms available to all genders starting next year if a bill authored by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, is signed into law.]]> <![CDATA[Age-discrimination lawsuit against HP]]> Four former employees have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard for age discrimination, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose.
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<![CDATA[Brock Turner judge recuses himself from child-porn case]]> Embattled Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who is currently facing a recall campaign for his controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner, has recused himself from an upcoming hearing in a child-pornography case.
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<![CDATA[Man arrested in connection to Airbnb burglary]]> Mountain View police are warning residents that a growing number of criminals are using Airbnb as a way to burglarize homes in the Bay Area, including a recent heist in the Old Mountain View neighborhood.]]> <![CDATA[Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died]]> The man who was instrumental in helping tech tycoons channel their millions to charitable giving, Peter deCourcy Hero, has died, according to close sources.]]> <![CDATA[State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law]]> The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found them to be unconstitutional.]]> <![CDATA[School board approves big teacher pay increase]]> Teachers in the Mountain View Whisman School District can rejoice, after school board members unanimously approved a new contract that includes a major pay increase across the board, along with a guarantee that class sizes will be reduced in the coming years.
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<![CDATA[Landlords rattled by specter of rent control]]> With favorable polling and two separate rent stabilization measures going before voters this November, the possibility that Mountain View will enact some form of rent control is causing angst among some apartment owners. ]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Public interest not served by police department policy]]> The Mountain View Police Department's creation of a wall denying access to traffic-accident information to the public and the press is more than puzzling. It's also legally misguided, despite department officials' claim that general secrecy about the incidents is required by law. It is not.]]> <![CDATA[Stevenson school design overhauled again]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District spent months considering five options for building new facilities for Stevenson Elementary, home to the district's parent participation (PACT) program. But soon after the board endorsed an alternative, district officials are saying that a total revamp of the plan is needed to house the district's preschool and deal with traffic concerns.]]> <![CDATA[Traffic accident data tough to get from police department]]> Last year, Mountain View saw a spike in traffic fatalities, with six people losing their lives in crosswalks, major intersections and even parking lots. But the police department has adopted a policy -- of questionable legality -- that denies the public access to pertinent information about traffic accidents.]]> <![CDATA[Two vie for county school-board seat]]> Palo Alto residents Grace Mah and Sheena Chin are running for Mah's seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education this November, both confirmed to the Weekly.]]> <![CDATA[Bringing Bernie's agenda to Mountain View]]> Over the last months, Ken "Kacey" Carpenter describes himself as experiencing a political awakening of sorts. ]]> <![CDATA[School board member to run for council seat]]> A late addition to the pool of City Council candidates, Greg Coladonato announced he is running, despite being only halfway through his first term as a local school board trustee. ]]> <![CDATA[Jackhammer thrown in fight between roommates]]> Police arrested a Mountain View resident over the weekend after he allegedly got into fights with his female roommate, including one incident where the woman threw a jackhammer at him.
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<![CDATA[Man arrested on child porn charges]]> An 18-year-old Mountain View man was arrested Wednesday after he was allegedly found to be in possession of devices containing hundreds of files of child pornography, according to police.
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<![CDATA[Mountain View sends fire crew to battle Clayton wildfire]]> A team of Mountain View firefighters was sent out to help contain the Clayton fire spreading out in Lake County on Sunday, Aug. 14. An arsonist is suspected of sparking the blaze that has destroyed 175 buildings in its first few days. ]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grant]]> The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced Tuesday that it will give Caltrain one of 14 cap-and-trade grants focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the state's public-transportation infrastructure.]]> <![CDATA[Strike over, Superior Court clerks tackle backlog]]> Santa Clara County Superior Court workers returned to their jobs Monday after an eight-day strike that ended when their union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract last week and ratified it over the weekend.
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<![CDATA[Mountain View heads back to school]]> As if on cue at 7:45 a.m., Huff Elementary School went from a ghost town to a bustling center of activity Monday morning, as hundreds of children and their parents flooded onto the campus to start the new school year. Excitement and a little anxiety filled the air as the kids lined up and headed into their new classrooms, while the parents broke off for a much-needed cup of coffee.
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<![CDATA[Two new candidates join City Council race]]> As the candidate filing period closes, it appears that Mountain View voters will have a field of eight candidates running for four City Council seats. The contest became more competitive with two late entries -- Greg Coladonato and Kacey Carpenter -- announcing they would join the race.
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<![CDATA[Moffett-based Guardsmen rescue Canadian sailor]]> Guardsmen with a wing of the California Air National Guard based at Moffett Field in Santa Clara County saved the life of a crewman of a Canadian Naval ship in the Pacific Ocean Friday morning.
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<![CDATA[A cross-country trip, the hard way]]> After cycling through desert and mountains, being chased by dogs, and running on the bare minimum of sleep, Mountain View resident Chris O'Keefe had done it. He rode from Oceanside, Calif. to Annapolis, Md. in 11.5 days and placed second in his solo male age category, finishing seventh overall. Not so bad for a 49-year-old financial services technology manager.
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<![CDATA[Teens help peers get their ACTs together]]> Preparing for college admission tests like the SAT and ACT is tough and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be expensive. In an effort to give teens a free and effective alternative to costly test prep classes, two local Mountain View students launched their own ACT training class over the summer in order to guide students through the challenging test.]]> <![CDATA[Housing advocates turn to the ballot box]]> Like other North County communities, Cupertino is a city at a crossroads. Carried for years by explosive tech-sector growth, the city's employers have created about twice as many jobs as the city's housing inventory can support, meaning Cupertino is effectively outsourcing much of its residential needs to other areas. It's just one example of how the twin pressures of job growth and housing shortfalls are influencing a wave of local ballot measures in Silicon Valley and beyond.]]> <![CDATA[Seeking spare rooms to house teachers]]> It's not easy being a public school teacher in the Bay Area. Teachers in local school districts have made it clear, in one poll after another, that the high cost of living in Silicon Valley is taking its toll in the form of long commutes and an increasing chunk of their take-home pay going toward rent. The big question facing many school districts is what to do about it.]]> <![CDATA[County heroin overdoses on the rise]]> The number of people who end up in hospital emergency rooms from heroin overdoses has continued to rise as use of the potent narcotic deepens in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, according to data recently released by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.]]> <![CDATA[City-backed rent control heads to ballot]]> This November, Mountain View voters will have a choice of two competing ballot measures that would restrict increases in apartment rents. In a late Tuesday night meeting on Aug. 9, the City Council approved final language to place a citizen-backed rent-control measure on the November ballot, but members also signed off on their own hastily crafted alternative that they described as less rigid and onerous.
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