mv-voice.com http://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us <![CDATA[High school district to revise homework policy]]> Students feeling swamped with homework may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. The Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District took a definitive step Tuesday night, May 26, toward revamping its homework policies to lighten the workload on students and compel teachers to be mindful about what they ask of students.]]> <![CDATA[Dessert shop is ground zero in neighborhood feud]]> A corner cafe specializing in frozen desserts would seem like the perfect setting to relax and cool off, but the proprietors of Mountain View's SnoZen have found themselves in the center of a heated political battle between residents in the Crossings neighborhood. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford University lab received live anthrax shipment]]> Stanford University officials assured the public Thursday, May 28, that a vial potentially carrying live anthrax that was shipped to a campus laboratory last year has not threatened the school.]]> <![CDATA[Gilroy man ID'd in fatal motorcycle collision]]> A motorcyclist was struck and killed in a traffic collision on Moffett Boulevard Thursday morning, according to police. As of 5 p.m. both southbound lanes were re-opened.]]> <![CDATA[Police searching for car burglary suspect]]> Police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman suspected of stealing a credit card and over $950 in cash and other personal belongings from a car parked in the Rengstorff Center early last week.]]> <![CDATA[Letting Fido off the leash]]> Go ahead and let your pooch run free -- the Mountain View City Council unanimously voted to make handful of public parks more dog-friendly by allowing canines to roam off-leash. The approval on Tuesday night, May 26, would make permanent a pilot program designed to test off-leash rules. ]]> <![CDATA[MV teen arrested in kidnapping incident]]> A 19-year-old Mountain View man was arrested last week after he allegedly refused to let his girlfriend out of his car and threatened to crash the vehicle following an argument over their relationship.]]> <![CDATA[Metropolitan Transportation Commission approves expansion of bike share program]]> A tenfold expansion of the Bay Area Bike Share program was unanimously approved Wednesday morning by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.]]> <![CDATA[Los Altos: police seek to ID burglary suspects in video]]> Los Altos police today have released video footage of two suspects in a burglary committed earlier this month.]]> <![CDATA[Breaking the mold with Middle College]]> High school isn't a great fit for everyone, with its 50-minute periods, hours of daily homework and smattering of school spirit at rallies and football games. Rather than tough it out for four years, some 60 students in Mountain View, Los Altos and Palo Alto have found in alternative in Middle College.]]> <![CDATA[Council passes new carbon-cutting plan for Mountain View]]> Setting a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent in 2050, Mountain View leaders on Tuesday unanimously approved a new long-term climate action plan to guide a host of city operations. The package sets out a time-line of greenhouse-gas reduction targets over the coming decades. ]]> <![CDATA[Why so few hospital beds for teens?]]> The absence of adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds in Santa Clara County — described by one Palo Alto child and adolescent psychiatrist as a "hospitalization crisis" — is actually the norm rather than the exception in California. ]]> <![CDATA[What's troubling local teens?]]> A panel of teens from Mountain View and neighboring cities gathered at the Community Health Awareness Council headquarters earlier this month to explain what it's like to be in the high-stress high school environment that has mental health as a top issue in student well-being.]]> <![CDATA[City wins in long-fought lawsuits]]> Attorneys for Mountain View announced in recent days that they successfully defended the city against two lawsuits from landlords crying foul over the city's code enforcement on low-income housing units. Both cases were discussed by elected leaders on Tuesday in closed session. ]]> <![CDATA[City is growing, public school attendance is dropping]]> Mountain View schools are facing a strange predicament. The local economy is humming along, people are moving into the city and dozens of new housing developments are either approved or in the works. All the ingredients are there for enrollment growth for the Mountain View Whisman School District.]]> <![CDATA[Simitian: 'Significant' need for inpatient psych beds for teens]]> Calling the lack of hospital beds for youth in mental health crises "a real and significant need," Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is pushing for county staff to analyze the feasibility of opening an inpatient unit for children and adolescents. ]]> <![CDATA[Local businesses to participate in Bike to Shop Day]]> If you ride on two wheels and like to shop, Saturday is going to be your day. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, in celebration of national bike month, is supporting Mountain View and Palo Alto businesses through Bike to Shop Day on Saturday, May 23.]]> <![CDATA[Not enough students, not enough money to open ninth campus]]> Months of long, difficult and sometimes bitter meetings came to a head in a marathon Mountain View Whisman school board meeting Thursday night, when board members narrowly decided in a 3-2 straw vote not to open up a new school in the Whisman and Slater neighborhood area.]]> <![CDATA[City opens new affordable housing complex]]> Mountain View leaders cut the ribbon on Tuesday, celebrating the completion of a new 49-home apartment building offering below-market studios.]]> <![CDATA[District names new Landels principal]]> Stephen Chesley, a long-time administrator at Graham Middle School, has been selected to take up the torch as principal of Landels Elementary starting next school year, and already he said he's gotten quite the reception.]]> <![CDATA[City toughens up water restrictions]]> Keeping your lawn alive just got a little more difficult. Following state-mandated requirements to reduce water use, Mountain View City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday night to adopt a plan that would reduce the city's water usage by restricting, among other things, landscape irrigation to only two days per week.]]> <![CDATA[Claim filed against county office of education over alleged molestation at outdoor ed-camp]]> A claim was filed Thursday, May 21, against the Santa Clara County Office of Education alleging it hired a person who molested a 10-year-old boy at a science camp earlier this year.
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<![CDATA[Tennis tournament returns to MV]]> The 2015 Mountain View Open Tennis Tournament is set for Memorial Day weekend at the Cuesta Tennis Center at Cuesta Park. Returning tournament director John Togasaki will be leading this four-day tournament. ]]> <![CDATA[Google to roll out new self-driving cars in MV]]> The sight of Google's self-driving cars navigating the road is nothing new for Mountain View residents, but national tech media got whipped into a tizzy last week over news that a new fleet of auto-piloted cars will soon be hitting local streets. ]]> <![CDATA[More charges brought against camp counselor in child porn case]]> A former science camp counselor in Santa Clara County who allegedly possessed hundreds of child pornography photos and videos is facing additional charges alleging that he manufactured child pornography, a deputy district attorney said Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Days numbered for city's small RV park]]> Dozens of residents living in a North Whisman RV park fear that they could be forced out of Mountain View now that the property is being sold to a residential developer. ]]> <![CDATA[Woman arrested for suspected Kohl's theft]]> A Menlo Park woman was arrested last week after she was caught allegedly trying to steal more than $1,000 in jewelery from the Kohl's on Showers Drive.]]> <![CDATA[Local mental health program receives WASC accreditation]]> El Camino Hospital's After School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education (ASPIRE) program for local teenagers with significant mental health conditions has received a six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the hospital announced Wednesday.
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