mv-voice.com http://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us <![CDATA[Midpeninsula's best bets for Fourth of July]]> Independence Day celebrations will take place throughout the Peninsula on Saturday, July 4. Celebrate the red, white and blue at patriotic events, including family-friendly activities in Palo Alto, parades in Menlo Park and Redwood City and a firework display in Mountain View.]]> <![CDATA[Top planning official leaving MV]]> An influential Mountain View staffer in charge of an array of land-use and development decisions, Zoning Administrator Gerry Beaudin will be leaving his job. Beaudin has accepted to a new job to head the Community Development Department in Pleasanton, starting at the end of July. ]]> <![CDATA[Cash from rent hike earmarked for Whisman school]]> The Mountain View Whisman school board took its first concrete step toward opening a new school in the Whisman and Slater neighborhood, earmarking millions of dollars in future lease money for constructing and operating a new school.]]> <![CDATA[Governor signs bill eliminating 'personal belief' exemption for vaccinations]]> Come July 2016, California parents will no longer be able to claim a "personal belief" exemption from requirements that all children in schools or daycare be immunized.]]> <![CDATA[Growing need for garden plots in Mountain View]]> Want to grow your own veggies, herbs or flowers at a Mountain View community garden? Get to the back of the line. ]]> <![CDATA[Homeless population doubles in Mountain View]]> Santa Clara County's homeless population is the lowest it's been in a decade, bringing in praise from city and county officials who say the efforts to reduce homelessness are finally paying off.]]> <![CDATA[High schools install car-charging stations]]> The Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District announced this week that two 240-volt car chargers have been installed at both Mountain View and Los Altos high schools, according to a district press release.]]> <![CDATA[Analysis: Supreme Court ruling likely to affect equal-rights laws]]> The U.S. Supreme Court's sweeping decision that same-sex marriage is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment will have widespread implications, legal experts at Stanford Law School said Friday. ]]> <![CDATA[A friend in deed]]> Public accolades and private turmoil have marked the past 18 months for community activist Elena Pacheco. The tireless volunteer and teacher found herself battling cancer and homelessness after rent increases displaced her from the apartment she's lived in for more than 20 years. She allowed the Voice to document her struggle to reclaim her health and her life in Mountain View.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View Whisman ratchets up spending]]> Residents who demanded that the Mountain View Whisman School District spend down its $20 million reserves may have gotten their wish. The school district's normally conservative spending habits took a different direction last fiscal year, placing the district $1.1 million in the red.]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested in package theft case]]> A man in possession of a package that is thought to have been stolen was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Mountain View early Wednesday morning, according to police.
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<![CDATA[Airbnb tent raises eyebrows]]> Paying $965 a month for a one-bedroom rental might seem a bargain in Mountain View, especially for a place featuring a garden view and nestled between the Google campus and the Caltrain station.
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<![CDATA[Supreme Court upholds same-sex marriage]]> The U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote today that the federal Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage -- an action Assemblyman Rich Gordon called historic "for all Americans who value fairness and equality." ]]> <![CDATA[In-house pick to head community college district]]> After a months-long national search for a new chancellor to head the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, the board of trustees ultimately decided to hire in-house by selecting Foothill College president Judy Miner.]]> <![CDATA[Board OKs $42 M Castro school project]]> The Mountain View Whisman school board decided Thursday night to move forward with a $42 million transformation of the Castro Elementary School campus, but only after three hours of deadlocked votes and lengthy discussion.]]> <![CDATA[Report: Cities unprepared for sea-level rise]]> The Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury has a message for city and county officials who are dragging their feet regarding sea-level rise: Get with the program.]]> <![CDATA[San Jose woman arrested on kidnapping charges]]> A 33-year-old San Jose woman was arrested last week in Mountain View after she allegedly got into someone's car and demanded the driver take her to a store to buy cigarettes.]]> <![CDATA[Sparks fly at MV Whisman school board meeting]]> Tensions flared at the Mountain View Whisman School board meeting Thursday night over an otherwise uncontroversial contract approval -- the district's construction project manager threatened to walk out of the meeting because of some board members' questioning of cost figures.]]> <![CDATA[Google contest: Paint your robo-wagon]]> Want to display your art where it's certain to get stares? Put it on the side of a Google self-driving car.]]> <![CDATA[The robo-car revolution hits Mountain View streets]]> A question kept ringing through my mind as I took my first ride Monday in one of Google's prototype self-driving cars -- Is this newfangled robo-car a better driver than I am?]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View slashes water use in May]]> Worsening drought conditions and greater pressure from the state of California may finally be having an impact on water use in the city of Mountain View. Monthly water savings in April and May show residents are saving more than enough water to breeze by the 16 percent-cut required by the State Water Resources Control Board, as compared to 2013 water use.]]> <![CDATA[Experts: Rising sea level needs to be top priority]]> Sea levels are already rising along the San Francisco Bay and local creeks, and officials can't waste time in finding a fix, experts said at a June 19 conference to address the issue.]]> <![CDATA[Council briefs: Deer Hollow, Super Bowl 50 and the Immigrant House]]> Agreements affecting the Immigrant House, Deer Hollow Farm and policing of next year's Super Bowl are among the actions taken at the Mountain View City Council's June 23 meeting.]]> <![CDATA[GoogleServe focuses efforts on local schools]]> The new, district-approved construction at Monta Loma Elementary School may not be underway yet, but the school still got a mini makeover last week, with a little help from Google.]]> <![CDATA[Police: East Palo Alto man cited in hit-and-run accident]]> A 34-year-old man who allegedly struck two vehicles before plowing through a Caltrain fence and hitting a power pole has been cited for misdemeanor hit and run and reckless driving and could face additional charges, Palo Alto police Sgt. Rich Bullerjahn said.
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<![CDATA[Five arrested on drug sale charges at Shoreline concert]]> Five people were arrested during the Vans Warped Tour concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre over the weekend after police found them in possession of over 40 grams of cocaine.]]> <![CDATA[Burglary suspect caught on camera]]> Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who burglarized a home in the Blossom Valley neighborhood last week.]]> <![CDATA[Lovable mutts and half-priced mochas]]> On Wednesday, June 24, Peet's Coffee and Tea will be serving up more than just your regular morning coffee. The Mountain View location at 1032 Castro St. will be hosting staff members from the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) for a community meet-and-greet event with some of the dogs currently up for adoption.]]> <![CDATA[Pear Theatre announces new home]]> After months of building anticipation and community speculation, Mountain View's Pear Avenue Theatre has announced the location of its new home.]]> <![CDATA[Welcome to summer camp]]> Twirling flags, water polo and whiffle ball are among the sports being pursued at Mountain View High School's summer camps. Student athletes help pass along their skills while raising money for the high school's athletic programs. ]]> <![CDATA[Crossings vote a reprieve for SnoZen]]> Residents in the Crossings neighborhood last week voted overwhelmingly to overturn a set of new rules and fines that some believed would have forced a local dessert shop to close down. ]]> <![CDATA[Gas leak triggers church evacuation]]> PG&E stopped a gas leak in Mountain View earlier today that started when some equipment failed, a company spokeswoman said.
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<![CDATA[Grass fire along I-280 in Los Altos Hills]]> Firefighters are responding to reports of a grass fire involving a tree this afternoon alongside Interstate Highway 280 in Los Altos Hills, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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<![CDATA[Pedestrian dies on Caltrain tracks in Sunnyvale]]> A female pedestrian died this evening after northbound Caltrain No. 445 struck her at 7:20 p.m. in Sunnyvale just north of the Sunnyvale station, according to Caltrain.
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<![CDATA[African Methodist Episcopal members mourn in aftermath of Charleston killings]]> The killing of nine African American churchgoers by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has sent shock waves across the nation, and many people, including those at Palo Alto's University African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, are calling for a discussion on race and acceptance, Rev. Kaloma Smith said.]]> <![CDATA[Firefighters put out dryer fire]]> A clothes dryer fire broke out inside of a home on Sierra Vista Avenue Friday morning. Fire crews put out the flames, and there were no injuries, according to the Mountain View Fire Department.]]> <![CDATA[Los Altos board asks MV to fund park purchase]]> The Los Altos School District is looking to partner with the city of Mountain View to build a new school in the San Antonio area and provide green, open space to go with it, but that's a part of the city where parks and grassy fields are pretty hard to come by.]]>