mv-voice.com http://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us <![CDATA[Light rain heading to Bay Area]]> Long-awaited rain is expected to arrive in the Bay Area this afternoon but likely won't amount to much.]]> <![CDATA[Candidate threatened by campaign sign vandal]]> When council candidate Ken Rosenberg confronted a man destroying a fellow candidate's campaign sign last week, he didn't expect what happened next.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford professor wins 'genius grant']]> A Stanford professor who conducts research on race and inequality is among the 21 winners of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation's 'genius grant.' ]]> <![CDATA[No labor peace for hotel on city land]]> In a closed-door meeting last week about a hotel and office development proposed for city land at 750 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View's City Council decided against a "labor peace" requirement that would have allowed union organizing to go on at the hotel without interference. ]]> <![CDATA[LASD education summit this week]]> The Los Altos School District will host a three-day education learning summit starting Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts and Covington Elementary School.]]> <![CDATA[State's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect]]> A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today. ]]> <![CDATA[Cops reach out to residents with podcast]]> Recording microphones and audio-editing software and equipment aren't a common sight around most police departments. However, Mountain View Police Sgt. Saul Jaeger and Shino Tanaka, the department's social media and community coordinator have been regularly putting those tools to use.]]> <![CDATA[Digital First Media to consider sale of company, local newspapers]]> Digital First Media, the media company that owns the San Jose Mercury News and The Daily News, announced Friday that it has hired an advisor to "explore strategic alternatives," which could include the selling the company or one or more of its regional outlets.
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<![CDATA[School districts decry new state reserves law]]> Local school boards have come out against a last-minute trailer bill, passed with the state budget, that would force school districts to make big cuts to their reserves.]]> <![CDATA[Google grilled about North Bayshore housing]]> On Tuesday night there was a tense exchange between council members and Google real estate director John Igoe about planning for 5,000 homes in North Bayshore. Google threw its weight behind the idea at last week's planning commission meeting.]]> <![CDATA[Council stays the course with office-heavy North Bayshore plan]]> On Tuesday, City Council members forged ahead with a North Bayshore precise plan that would allow Google and LinkedIn to grow, but includes no new residential zoning within the 500-acre area north of Highway 101.]]> <![CDATA[Teachers endorse school board candidates]]> In only the second contested election since the 1990s, seven candidates for the Mountain View-Los Altos School District board made their pitches to district teachers Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Wrong-way driver involved in fatal, early-morning crash]]> One man was killed after a wrong-way driver headed north on southbound Interstate Highway 280 early this morning near Los Altos Hills, according to the California Highway Patrol.]]> <![CDATA[Crime briefs: man arrested at Shoreline and phone robbery at nightclub]]> Man arrested after causing a disturbance at Keith Urban concert and couple arrested for phone theft and battery.]]> <![CDATA[$1 million Palo Alto Prize seeks to 'cure' aging]]> A newly established Silicon Valley-based prize to "hack the code of life and cure aging" was launched yesterday, Sept. 9.]]> <![CDATA[Walk to raise money for painful disease]]> A local woman with a neurological disorder affecting muscles and motor skills will walk to raise money for research at an event that set on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Cuesta Park, located at 615 Cuesta Drive in Mountain View.]]> <![CDATA[County investigating head of child support over use of credit cards]]> Santa Clara County has placed the director of the Department of Child Support Services on paid leave amid allegations he improperly used a credit card to obtain travel and other rewards points to get free services for himself and his staff, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Tempting kids with tastier hot lunches]]> Kids may be on the fast track for gourmet meals at school -- or, at least, better meals. Following a report that student participation in the school lunch program is bad and getting worse, the Mountain View Whisman School District hired a new director of child nutrition last month to get more palatable food into the cafeterias.]]> <![CDATA[Public input favors Mountain View minimum wage increase]]> Residents and local businesses are largely in favor of an increase to Mountain View's minimum wage, according to input gathered so far by city officials and a survey by the Chamber of Commerce.]]> <![CDATA[Candidate wants to speed up the school district]]> A wind of change is blowing for schools in Mountain View, as school districts prepare for the new Common Core curriculum and embrace new classroom technology. But to school board candidate Hafsa Mirza, district staff are sluggish in making those changes a reality, and need to hurry up or risk lagging behind.]]> <![CDATA[Foundation launches website to connect legal volunteers, immigrants]]> In anticipation of an eventual federal overhaul of the nation's immigration laws and a growing immigrant population in Silicon Valley, Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) launched last week a new online tool to recruit volunteers for nonprofit organizations that provide legal services to the 200,000 low-income immigrants living in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.]]> <![CDATA[Jobs-housing activists to rally before Tuesday's City Council meeting]]> "No housing? No plan!" is expected to be the battle cry at a rally to be held before Tuesday's City Council study session on the North Bayshore precise plan.]]> <![CDATA[Teachers demand higher pay from school district]]> Teachers packed the room to air their grievances at the Mountain View Whisman district board meeting last week, as part of a new effort by the teachers union to lock in higher salaries and compensation.]]> <![CDATA[Teachers hold school board candidate forum]]> The District Teachers Association for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is holding a forum on Tuesday, Sept. 9, with the seven candidates vying for the three school board seats this November.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross at odds over new deal]]> Despite active negotiations over the weekend, a Sunday evening expiration date for the current contract between Stanford Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross of California came and went without the the health care provider and insurance company finding any compromise. ]]> <![CDATA[Los Altos man killed in Sunnyvale crash]]> A 50-year-old man killed Friday morning when he crashed on a scooter in Sunnyvale has been identified as Los Altos resident Brian David Lazara, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.
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<![CDATA[Google backs 5,000 new homes in North Bayshore]]> In a planning commission meeting on Wednesday, Google declared support of zoning for as many as 5,000 homes north of Highway 101-- the number deemed necessary to create a "self supporting community" next to its corporate headquarters.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain to buy new cars to ease commute crowding]]> Caltrain officials announced Thursday plans to purchase 16 surplus Metrolink rail cars that will be used to extend train sets and provide more capacity for peak-hour trains.]]> <![CDATA[Google partners with NASA to develop unmanned aircraft]]> Is it a bird, a plane, a UFO? According to a new agreement between Google and NASA, unmanned flying objects of all sorts may now buzz around NASA Ames Research Center. ]]> <![CDATA[MVLA shows strides in closing achievement gap]]> Test scores and grades are improving across the board for minority students, according to a report from the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. District administrators tout that they've made concerted efforts to bring up academic achievement among Latino students -- and now they have the numbers to prove it.]]> <![CDATA[Will NASA Ames workers be 'guinea pigs' for Google?]]> Google is planning to take a leap forward in the development of its self-driving car by removing drivers from test vehicles in a real-world environment. The only problem is that some NASA Ames Research Center employees aren't happy about the prospect of becoming test subjects as they walk around the Moffett Field campus.]]> <![CDATA[Housing, transportation are top issues at candidate forums]]> In a crowded City Council race, Mountain View's nine candidates are already busy introducing themselves and their platforms to voters at a couple of candidate forums, with several more scheduled in the coming weeks.]]>