If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[All about the budget]]> Class was back in session at the Oct. 9 Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting, as members of the community filled the room for a special budget meeting to try to understand how their local school district funds teachers, programs and other expenses.]]> <![CDATA[Open house draws huge crowd to NASA Ames]]> The public got a rare peek inside the gates of NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field on Saturday, which drew over 115,000 people curious to see the space-age wonders created over the years in Silicon Valley.

Check out our gallery of photos from the big day.]]>
<![CDATA[Candidates challenged on 'rent stabilization']]> All nine candidates for Mountain View City Council were put on the spot last week during a candidate forum held by church leaders who want the City Council to pass a "rent stabilization" ordinance to put an end to the dramatic rent increases that are forcing many out of Mountain View.]]> <![CDATA[Police release video of burglary suspect]]> Mountain View police have released video footage of person of interest in a burglary of a downtown business last week.]]> <![CDATA[County reports more enterovirus cases]]> Four new cases of the enterovirus-D68, a respiratory illness, have been diagnosed in Santa Clara County, bringing the number of cases to five since Oct. 9, a county health spokeswoman said Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[MV restaurant fined over unpaid overtime wages]]> Xanh Restaurant in Mountain View will be paying more than $90,000 to employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the company failed to pay overtime wages. ]]> <![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[Young filmmakers inspire African film fest]]> For the fifth year, the Community School of Music and Arts will play host to the Silicon Valley African Film Festival from Friday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 19. SVAFF is the only film festival in California which presents films exclusively produced by African filmmakers. ]]> <![CDATA[Council seeks higher affordable housing fees]]> The City Council took a step towards addressing the city's shortage of affordable housing on Tuesday night by beginning the process for shifting more of the cost for affordable housing programs onto real estate developers, especially office developers.]]> <![CDATA[Local medical facilities amp up Ebola preparedness training]]> Stanford Medical Center and Palo Alto Medical Foundation are among medical facilities nationwide increasing Ebola preparedness as federal health officials urge the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola."]]> <![CDATA[District may split Castro into two schools]]> Castro Elementary school, home of the Dual Immersion program, may be splitting in half. At the Oct. 9 Mountain View Whisman school board meeting, the Castro Restructuring Task Force recommended that the district create two schools on the Castro campus: one for the Dual Immersion program, and one for the traditional school program.]]> <![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[Sunnyvale joins MV in boosting minimum wage]]> Last week Mountain View City Council members said they hoped Sunnyvale and other nearby cities would join them in raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018, and now Sunnyvale appears to be doing its part.]]> <![CDATA[Zuckerberg, Chan join fight against Ebola]]> Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan announced Tuesday that they have committed $25 million to help address the Ebola epidemic.]]> <![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[Car crash suspect arrested]]> Police arrested a Sunnyvale man Sunday in connection with a hit-and-run traffic collision in Mountain View on Friday.]]> <![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[Salem is top fundraiser in council race]]> The nine residents running for three City Council seats in the November election have some very different fundraising styles, as revealed in their reports of campaign contributions received by Sept. 30.]]> <![CDATA[Council OKs union wages for maintenance work]]> Workers who are contracted to maintain, repair, upgrade or demolish city structures are now going to be guaranteed prevailing wages, the City Council decided Tuesday. ]]> <![CDATA[Campbell man ID'd as victim in motorcycle crash]]> A Campbell man was killed Thursday while riding his motorcycle on northbound state Highway 85 in Mountain View when he collided with a minivan in front of him, a California Highway Patrol official said Friday.
<![CDATA[Council moves ahead with office-heavy San Antonio plan]]> On Tuesday night the City Council decided it was prudent to add office space for 1,000 employees to the precise plan for the San Antonio shopping center and surrounding area, for a total 3,000 new jobs in an area slated for 1,245 new homes.]]> <![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[Mountain View OKs $10.30 minimum wage]]> In a dramatic meeting Thursday evening, Mountain View's City Council approved a new minimum wage law based on San Jose's, increasing the city's minimum wage to $10.30 an hour starting July 1, 2015, and made it a goal to hit $15 an hour by 2018. ]]> <![CDATA[Preschool racks up funds for new site]]> The Mountain View Parent Nursery School has raised big bucks in an effort to move to a new location next year, coming up with nearly $300,000 in donations. Now the preschool is in the final stretch of their funding goal, and will keep up the pace with a 5K "fun run" at Shoreline Park.]]> <![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.]]> <![CDATA[Police seek suspects in home-invasion robbery]]> Police are searching for two suspects in a home-invasion robbery in Mountain View on Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Fung outspends Abe-Koga, Reeder in health care district race]]> Campaign financing by the three candidates for the El Camino Healthcare District's two seats are a study in contrasts, according to reports filed Oct. 6.
<![CDATA[Teachers reach tentative agreement on salaries]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District and the teachers union reached an agreement yesterday, following a two-weeks impasse over teacher compensation, it was announced today.]]> <![CDATA[Three Los Altos schools win National Blue Ribbon award]]> The U.S. Department of Education named nine Bay Area schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools last week, including Blach Intermediate School, Egan Junior High School and Bullis Charter school.]]> <![CDATA[Silicon Valley tech execs: Surveillance is harming digital economy]]> Giving dire warnings that federal surveillance programs are threatening to cripple the U.S. digital economy and business opportunities around the globe, Silicon Valley technology leaders joined Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) in Palo Alto Wednesday to urge government reforms.]]> <![CDATA[Woman missing since Tuesday found]]> A 60-year-old Mountain View woman has been found after she was reported missing since Tuesday, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Serial punching suspect arrested]]> Police arrested a man Sunday whom they believe is the suspect who punched victims unprovoked in Mountain View late last month.]]> <![CDATA[Earthquake-warning system nearly ready to roll]]> A long-desired system for warning of imminent earthquakes on the West Coast is working and can accurately predict temblors, but a public roll-out won't happen without more funding, a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist said recently.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford professor awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry]]> Two Americans and one German won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday, including a professor from Stanford University, according to a Nobel Prize organization press release.]]> <![CDATA[Burglary suspect arrested]]> Police arrested a man believed to be the suspect who broke into a Mountain View home last month, slept in the residence, stole items and left the next morning.]]> <![CDATA[Huge campaign-funding discrepancy in water board race]]> Two candidates vying for Palo Alto voters in the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board race are spending vastly different sums of money on their campaigns, with the challenger, Gary Kremen, outspending incumbent Brian Schmidt by hundreds of thousands of dollars.]]> <![CDATA[Softball team back in the swing of things]]> The girls softball team is back at Crittenden Middle School after a 12-year hiatus, and it didn't take long for the team to kick off a winning streak. After some fancy footwork by the school to play softball with a different league, the varsity team has gone 9-1 this season, beating out Sunnyvale Middle School earlier this week.]]> <![CDATA[City Council to vote on minimum wage raise]]> With no organized opposition in sight, Mountain View City Council members could adopt a minimum wage ordinance on Oct. 9. leading to a bump in pay for the city's low-wage workers. ]]> <![CDATA[Teacher pay impasse triggers district budget meeting]]> Amid heated discussions over teacher compensation, the Mountain View Whisman School District will host a special meeting to report on district finances an hour before the regularly scheduled board meeting next week.]]>