If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Spike in thefts hits MV on 'pot' holiday]]> Drug offenses remain more or less a non-issue for Mountain View on the April 20 unofficial holiday celebrating marijuana, as pot-smoking revelers continue to flock up the Peninsula to celebrate in cities like San Francisco.]]> <![CDATA[Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent]]> Interim Mountain View Whisman School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the top post in the San Mateo Union High School District pending a site visit in Mountain View, the San Mateo district announced Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Landlord's plans spur fears of displaced residents]]> The specter of being priced out of Mountain View is hanging over more than three dozen households near the Rex Manor neighborhood amid news that their new landlord intends to phase out tenants for a series of building upgrades later this year. ]]> <![CDATA[Pedestrian in fatal bike crash in Palo Alto identified]]> A woman who was struck and killed by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning has been identified by the Santa Clara County Coroner. ]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View man found dead in house fire]]> A Mountain View man was found dead inside his Lola Lane home early Thursday morning after a fire severely damaged and burned the interior of the house, destroyed power lines and spread to a nearby tree. Frantic neighbors awakened by the blaze tried unsuccessfully to alert the victim before fire crews arrived.]]> <![CDATA[City sets goals to boost housing supply]]> With the price of housing rentals rising through the stratosphere, Mountain View city leaders last week endorsed facilitating micro-homes and in-law units as a way to provide more housing options. But elected leaders stopped short of lending their support to more controversial suggestions to control the cost of housing such as a rent-stabilization ordinance or new tenant protections. ]]> <![CDATA[Double-digit water rate increases on the way]]> California's statewide drought is expected to hit the pocketbooks of Mountain View residents in the coming months, in part because of their own conservation efforts. Both of the city's water suppliers are strapped for cash because of lost revenue resulting from lower water sales, and are now considering double-digit increases on rates to make up for it.]]> <![CDATA[Flipping a U-turn, MV leaders endorse dedicated bus lanes]]> Despite numerous misgivings, Mountain View city leaders on Tuesday threw their support behind a controversial Santa Clara County proposal to dedicate lanes on El Camino Real solely for bus traffic. ]]> <![CDATA[Public asked to help choose new name for Castro Elementary]]> The Castro Site Planning Council is asking the public for its input on naming the two new Castro schools, following a decision to split up the Mountain View Whisman School District's Dual Immersion (DI) program and the Castro Elementary traditional school program.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View man gets year in jail for beating ex-girlfriend]]> A Stanford University doctoral student was sentenced to a year in jail Tuesday for beating an ex-girlfriend so severely she required surgery, San Mateo County prosecutors said today.]]> <![CDATA[LinkedIn aims to boost teen center programs with grant]]> Mountain View's teen center will get new computers and offer a range of career and college preparation programs with a $115,000 grant from LinkedIn, according to city staff.]]> <![CDATA[Going beyond the 'hour' of code]]> Teaching computer science and coding to young kids is a fresh and relatively unexplored frontier in public education that's experiencing an explosion of interest. The recent push to get more STEM fields into the classroom has millions participating in the annual "hour of code" event, and schools and local education companies are working to take it to the next level.]]> <![CDATA[From Cuban refugee to interim fire chief]]> In what is already being cast as a historic moment, the United States and Cuba have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, bringing a thaw to more than 55 years of Cold War-era politics.
For Mountain View's new interim fire chief, perhaps more than anyone else in the city, the news had huge significance. Juan Diaz is a former Cuban refugee. ]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain View man arrested on suspicion of hate crime]]> Palo Alto police arrested a Mountain View man Sunday night after he yelled racial epithets and threatened a man in a downtown parking lot.]]> <![CDATA[District to spend millions on achievement gap]]> Board members for the Mountain View Whisman School District vowed to get serious about addressing the achievement gap last year when they decided to split Castro Elementary in two, concentrating some of the district's neediest students into a single school. ]]> <![CDATA[Used bookshop scrambles to save business]]> Hotranatha Ajaya, the owner of the downtown shop Book Buyers, committed what some merchants might consider a blunder -- he openly admitted that business wasn't so hot.
Costs are rising, sales are sluggish and online competition is undermining the bottom line, he wrote in his newsletter last week. In an earnest confession, he estimated that his used bookstore had three months to turn around or be forced to close down. But Ajaya made a sincere pledge: he would do everything he could to prevent that from happening. ]]>
<![CDATA[Punch-out at Rengstorff Park]]> Police arrested a Mountain View man late Sunday afternoon after he allegedly started punching two people sitting on a bench at Rengstorff Park in an unprovoked attack.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto set to move ahead with minimum-wage hike]]> Following in the footsteps of its neighbors in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt a new law raising the local minimum wage to $10.30 per hour.]]> <![CDATA[Expect delays during Foothill Expy. bridge-widening project]]> Commuters using Foothill Expressway could be delayed by 10 minutes or more today at Loyola Corners as work begins on the Loyola Bridge widening project in Santa Clara County, county officials said.]]>