If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Man arrested for tampering with vehicle]]> A 19-year-old man was arrested last week after he allegedly attempted to jimmy open a vehicle at 1250 Grant Road.]]> <![CDATA[Independent spending continues in council race]]> As the final days of the City Council election approach, the mysterious Neighborhood Empowerment Coalition continues to report spending money in support of council candidates Ellen Kamei, Ken Rosenberg and Pat Showalter. All three have said they have not cooperated with the NEC and that the mailers have photos and information taken from their websites.]]> <![CDATA[Traffic claim on council candidate's mailer raises questions]]> City Council candidate Ellen Kamei has sent out a mailer that makes a controversial claim: Adding 5,000 new homes in North Bayshore -- a key issue dividing the candidates in this year's race -- would cause a 10,000-car "traffic nightmare" on Highway 101. ]]> <![CDATA[School PTAs rally behind Measure N]]> While no one knows how Measure N will fare at the ballot box, lop-sided campaign spending shows school bond supporters appear far more willing to put their money behind the cause. Supporters of Measure N have overwhelmingly out-raised and out-spent opponents of the bond measure, raising over $100,000 as of Oct. 18. ]]> <![CDATA[City struggles to add park space]]> At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, it became clear how difficult it is to add new park space in the city as council members discussed a 375-unit apartment project proposed for 400 San Antonio Road and approved a new parks and open space plan for the city. ]]> <![CDATA[Man hits construction worker with pipe]]> Police arrested a man last week after he got into a fight at a construction site in Mountain View and allegedly hit another man with a pipe.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford doctor in voluntary Ebola quarantine]]> A Stanford physician who recently returned from Liberia has voluntarily gone into quarantine, and the university has announced precautions barring faculty, students and medical professionals who have traveled to areas affected by the Ebola virus from campus for 21 days after they return home.]]> <![CDATA[Fung still tops healthcare district race spending]]> In a competitive race, all three candidates competing for two seats on the El Camino Healthcare District board ratcheted up spending as Election Day draws near, spending anywhere from $10,000 to $55,000 between Oct. 1 to Oct. 18, according to campaign finance documents filed Oct. 23.]]> <![CDATA[Rain likely on Halloween, forecasters say]]> Bay Area trick-or-treaters and Halloween revelers may need to add an umbrella to their costumes this Friday as forecasters predict wet weather throughout the region.]]> <![CDATA[Modest spending in school board race]]> So far, campaign spending is low this year for candidates seeking a seat on Mountain View Whisman School District. Not only is it lower than neighboring districts, it's lower than the last school board election in 2012. And that can be a good or a bad thing, depending on who you ask.]]> <![CDATA[State launches Halloween crackdown on under-age drinking]]> California's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is ramping up its statewide efforts to reduce the number of minors injured or killed in crashes or incidents involving alcohol this Halloween.]]> <![CDATA[El Camino readies for Ebola]]> Local hospitals are ramping up efforts to prepare for an Ebola case, and El Camino Hospital is no exception. Through safety drills, staff training and developing a plan for coping with the infectious disease, medical officials say they could handle a case without endangering hospital staff.]]> <![CDATA[Last day to request vote-by-mail ballot]]> Today is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the state's Nov. 4 general election, election officials said.]]> <![CDATA[Plan to expand Palo Alto's shuttle program speeds ahead]]> Seeking to reduce car congestion, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday night a plan to dramatically expand the city's shuttle fleet and signaled that bolder changes might be around the corner.]]> <![CDATA[School board candidates face tough questions from students]]> Students at Stevenson Elementary are getting an up-close look at school board candidates for the Mountain View Whisman School District this fall. They know the issues, they know who is running, and they know who they'd vote for if they weren't less than half the voting age.]]> <![CDATA[Two arrests in Walmart robbery]]> Police arrested two Palo Alto men on Tuesday, Oct. 21, after one of the suspects allegedly robbed a Walmart in Mountain View and fled store security and police officers.]]> <![CDATA[New direction proposed for Palo Alto's shuttle program]]> Palo Alto's tiny fleet of city-run shuttle buses may soon see a dramatic expansion, including a doubling of buses on the popular Crosstown route and a brand new service that would link the downtown Caltrain station with Mountain View businesses.]]> <![CDATA[Voice endorsement: Schmidt for Santa Clara Valley Water Board]]> The Voice endorses incumbent Brian Schmidt over challenger Gary Kremen for a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District.]]> <![CDATA[Google-donated shuttle service gets green light]]> In January, a small fleet of white and blue electric shuttle buses will begin rolling down the streets of Mountain View on a route that aims to hit the city's popular destinations. ]]> <![CDATA[Council tweaks plan for 600 new homes in South Whisman]]> In a council election season where the need for more housing is a hot topic, council members were relatively quick to move forward with a plan for nearly 600 new homes in a study session on Tuesday, bringing back to life a project killed by the recession.]]> <![CDATA[Teachers agree to district's salary offer]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District is one step away from approving a salary increase of 7 percent for its teaching staff. Teachers with the Mountain View Educators Association voted to ratify the tentative agreement on Monday, Oct. 20.]]> <![CDATA[Outside money floods City Council race]]> The real estate industry and a shadowy special interest group is pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the Mountain View City Council election, causing alarm amongst candidates and residents who fear this election will mark the end of low-budget City Council campaigns.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area residents to experience partial eclipse Thursday]]> On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun in the southwestern sky, but experts warn that looking at the sun for more than a glance without proper protection or a filter can damage eyes.]]> <![CDATA[Voter Guide: Santa Clara Valley Water District]]> The winner in the race for a single seat at the Santa Clara Valley Water District will take on major challenges if elected to represent District 7 this November. He will face a deepening drought and lingering problems with downstream flooding when the rains do come. Two candidates, incumbent and board Vice Chairman Brian Schmidt and challenger Gary Kremen, are seeking the seat.]]> <![CDATA[County fires child services director]]> The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has terminated the county's director of child support services following claims that he obtained free personal travel services from county business trips, a spokeswoman said today.]]> <![CDATA[Man slashed with knife during argument]]> Police arrested a Mountain View woman last week after she allegedly got into an argument with a roommate, picked up a knife and cut the victim several times in an apartment on the 2400 block of West El Camino Real.]]> <![CDATA[CSA seeks to crowd-fund survival kits for the homeless]]> Mountain View's Community Services Agency is raising funds to buy survival gear for the city's homeless who are facing the first winter since the cold weather shelter at the Sunnyvale Armory closed.]]> <![CDATA[Council candidates' take on $15 minimum wage]]> It may fall on three new City Council members to carry on the current council's goal of working towards a $15 an hour minimum wage by 2018, as outgoing members Margaret Abe-Koga, Jac Siegel and Ronit Bryant were among the biggest proponents of the raise. In a candidate forum organized by Peninsula Interfaith Action Friday, Oct. 10, the nine candidates were asked to react to the council's goal to raise the city's minimum wage past the $10.30 approved last week.
<![CDATA[Voice editorial endorsement: City Council]]> The Mountain View Voice recommends candidates Ken Rosenberg, Pat Showalter and Lenny Siegel for City Council.]]> <![CDATA[Voter guide: City Council]]> One of the most important City Council elections in decades will take place on Nov. 4 when voters will pick three candidates to replace outgoing council members Jac Siegel, Ronit Bryant and Margaret Abe-Koga. ]]> <![CDATA[Editorial endorsement: El Camino Healthcare District]]> The Voice recommends David Reeder and Margaret Abe-Koga for the El Camino Healthcare District board of directors.]]> <![CDATA[Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure N]]> The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure N, the Los Altos School District bond measure.]]> <![CDATA[Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure A]]> The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure A, to raise the City Council's salary.]]> <![CDATA[Voter Guide: Measure N school bond]]> The Los Altos School District is asking voters to approve a $150 million bond that would help to fund a new school site and additional school facilities to deal with growing enrollment in the district, particularly in the area north of El Camino Real.]]> <![CDATA[Voter Guide: Measure A to raise City Council pay]]> After an effort in 2006 to raise City Council pay to $1,500 a month failed by 700 votes, Measure A is another effort to boost pay -- this time to a more modest $1,000 a month -- in what's been called an effort to make being a council member more attractive to working people. ]]> <![CDATA[Voter Guide: El Camino Healthcare District]]> The El Camino Healthcare District is poised to have its second contested election in a row after a decade of no competition at the ballot box. To fill two open seats on the district board of directors, voters this November will choose among a neurologist, a City Council member who will be leaving her post in December, and a longtime district incumbent.]]>