mv-voice.com http://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us Copyright 2015 mv-voice.com Mountain View Online http://mv-voice.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.mv-voice.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Two-alarm fire prompts apartment evacuation]]> A two-alarm fire broke out in the Park Vista apartment complex on Escuela Avenue Thursday night, displacing hundreds of residents from the back wing of the complex.]]> <![CDATA[Teacher shortage triggers trouble for special ed program]]> Many school districts are scrambling to hire new teachers for the coming school year amid a worsening teacher shortage in California, and the Mountain View Whisman School District is no exception.]]> <![CDATA[Minor injuries in two-alarm fire]]> A two-alarm fire displaced residents from 29 apartment units at an Escuela Avenue complex in Mountain View on Thursday evening, a fire spokeswoman said.
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<![CDATA[Much more than a soup kitchen]]> Every Saturday, hundreds of men and women -- many of them homeless -- line up outside the church at the corner of Hope and Mercy streets near downtown Mountain View looking for a hot breakfast, a warm place to sit and warm reception from familiar faces.]]> <![CDATA[Income inequality in Bay Area exceeds national levels]]> A Silicon Valley economic research institute said today that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in the rest of the nation, according to a Silicon Valley economic research institute.]]> <![CDATA[Air district board approves $20M for Caltrain electrification project]]> The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board today approved $20 million in funding for a Caltrain electrification project expected to greatly reduce emissions and allow for expanded passenger service. ]]> <![CDATA[Competition heats up for open school board seat]]> The deadline to apply for the vacant school board seat on the Mountain View Whisman board of trustees is fast-approaching, and several more parents have announced they will be throwing their hats in the ring.]]> <![CDATA[Clearing up the hazy rules surrounding drones]]> About 1,000 people with an interest in unmanned aircraft are flocking to the NASA Ames Research Center this week with the goal of zeroing in on better rules and tools to govern the growing drone market.]]> <![CDATA[Second consecutive Spare the Air Day issued for Wednesday]]> Bay Area residents have been asked to avoid driving alone again on Wednesday during the second consecutive Spare the Air Day.]]> <![CDATA[Update: Fewer Los Altos residents advised to boil tap water]]> Customers in a portion of Los Altos still need to boil their tap water before consuming it, Cal Water officials said Tuesday. The advisory was lifted for a large portion of the affected area on Tuesday evening, July 28, according to a spokeswoman.
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<![CDATA[Victor Calvo's legacy lives on in social services building]]> The North County Social Services Agency Building got a slightly catchier name -- it was re-christened in honor of Victor Calvo, the man who was a Mountain View mayor, Santa Clara County supervisor and California state Assemblyman.]]> <![CDATA[Tuesday is season's first Spare the Air day]]> As a heat wave moves into the Bay Area, the summer's first Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[Palo Alto man arrested after car chase in Sonoma County]]> A 30-year-old Palo Alto man who took police on a wild car chase down a highway and through residential streets in Sebastopol, a town in Sonoma County, on Saturday, July 25, was arrested for stealing a vehicle and other charges, Sebastopol police Chief Jeff Weaver said.]]> <![CDATA[Hot spell in this week's forecast]]> The National Weather Service is advising Bay Area residents of the potential for higher-than-normal temperatures this week.
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<![CDATA[Federal Aviation Administration to work to reduce plane noise]]> Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration officials met with local government representatives and grassroots airplane-noise groups on Friday morning at Palo Alto City Hall.]]> <![CDATA[Cal Water issues boil water alert for parts of Los Altos]]> Cal Water issued a boil water alert Sunday for customers in a portion of Los Altos, a Cal Water spokeswoman said.
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<![CDATA[Hospital board member defends secret vote]]> The El Camino Healthcare District revealed which board members voted to appoint Lanhee Chen to the hospital board last month after the Voice requested the results of a secret ballot taken during the district board's public meeting.]]> <![CDATA[The Best of Mountain View 2015]]> What is it that makes Mountain View so special, that sets it apart from Anytown, USA? Our readers know that, in addition to being the center of Silicon Valley innovation, Mountain View is home to an eclectic blend of cool shops, noteworthy services, tempting restaurants and an array of specialty food and drink establishments. With so much on offer, it can be hard to know where to find the stand-out places in town. And that is why we ask our readers, the true local experts, to single out the best that Mountain View has to offer, from places to take a date to the best happy hour, pet care and shoe repair. We're proud to present this year's top voter-getters chosen by you in our 2015 Best of Mountain View poll. ]]> <![CDATA[Public can weigh in on North Bayshore housing]]> In a Saturday workshop, Mountain View officials want to get the community talking about North Bayshore and how to best transform the office-dominated area into more of a mixed-use residential neighborhood.
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<![CDATA[Kepler mission spots new Earth-like planet]]> A planet being hailed as a possible "Earth 2.0" has been discovered by the NASA Kepler exploration mission. ]]> <![CDATA[Adult school is back in session]]> School is back in session this summer at Mountain View's adult school. A welcome return of state funding gave the school enough money to open up for summer classes for the first time in years.]]> <![CDATA[Hunt begins for new school board member]]> The recent drama on the Mountain View Whisman school board has done little to deter prospective applicants for the vacant board seat, who showed up at a meeting last week to learn about what it means to be a good board member.]]> <![CDATA[An engineer in the spotlight]]> Chief biomedical engineer, actor, singer, dancer and entertainer. It's an uncommon résumé, but one that describes Ray D'Ambrosio well.]]> <![CDATA[A gym for Silicon Valley's heavy hitters]]> Silicon Valley may feel like the fighting ring for the tech titans, but a new franchise is hitting on the belief that old-fashioned fisticuffs can also be big money in Mountain View. ]]> <![CDATA[Local political consultant joins El Camino Hospital board]]> After rapid-fire interviews and a handful of questions, the El Camino Healthcare District board chose a Stanford lecturer, longtime political consultant and vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act to join El Camino Hospital's governing board.
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<![CDATA[Berman, Kasperzak off to fast starts in bid for Sacramento]]> The primary election is still nearly a year away but the two leading contenders to replace Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento have hit the ground running, with each raising more than $100,000 and picking up a list of endorsements from regional dignitaries.]]> <![CDATA[From seeds to student lunches]]> This fall, students can look forward to dining on homegrown carrots, eggplants and tomatillos during lunch. A new program will allow kids to grow their own produce on campus and send it straight to the district's kitchens to supplement school meals.]]> <![CDATA[A helping hand in mental health]]> People hospitalized for a mental illness have a long road ahead of them, with plenty of pitfalls to sidestep as they try to re-integrate themselves back into society. But they don't have to go it alone.]]>