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Simitian announces bid to succeed Eshoo in Congress
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian formally announced on Wednesday his candidacy to replace U.S. Congresswoman Anna... Last comment on Nov 29, 2023 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment

Caltrain plans for 4-track segments complicate Palo Alto's effort to redesign rail crossings
California's high-speed rail system may be more than a decade away from completion, but the beleaguered project is casting... Last comment on Dec 1, 2023 at 8:35 am | 3 comments

City Council looks to revitalize the “other half” of downtown Mountain View, with plans to rezone Moffett Boulevard
Moffett Boulevard has long been a neglected afterthought to downtown Mountain View. But a recent plan to overhaul the drive-through... Last comment on Nov 30, 2023 at 11:28 am | 9 comments


Community Briefs: Annual tree lighting, United Against Hate Week and the German Holiday Market
This week in Community Briefs, the annual community tree lighting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 4, local schools observed United Against Hate Week and the German Holiday Market is slated to return next week. Saturday, 3:09 PM

Guest Opinion: Shoreline's tax district will meet Mountain View's evolving needs for generations to come
This week, Mountain View Mayor Alison Hicks describes the transformative power of the Shoreline Regional Park District, and how more sustainable development in North Bayshore can benefit from future investment. Saturday, 9:43 AM

Facing mounting legal costs, Mountain View sets aside another $1.2M to cover future lawsuits
Citing a funding shortfall, the city of Mountain View plans to reallocate $1.21 million from its annual budget to cover litigation expenses for the rest of the fiscal year. Friday, 5:51 PM | 1 comments

Mountain View Whisman board poised to pick Conley as president, Chiang as VP
A majority of Mountain View Whisman's school board expressed support at a recent meeting for electing Devon Conley as its president and Chris Chiang as vice president for the coming year, with a formal vote scheduled for next week. Friday, 10:32 AM | 1 comments

Health officials are advising the public to get vaccinations as respiratory illnesses spread
As the holiday season gets into full swing, public health officials are advising the public to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations for COVID-19, flu and RSV and to stay home if unwell, among other recommendations. Friday, 10:45 AM

Holiday Fund: More than just about finding jobs, Day Worker Center offers community and support
Since its inception in 1996, the Day Worker Center has matched thousands of day laborers and employers, with the idea of providing a fair and transparent exchange of services. As a collective, workers determine the hourly rate of pay. Thursday, 12:04 PM

Citing urgency of climate change, Palo Alto resident enters race for Eshoo's seat in Congress
Joby Bernstein is not a seasoned politician, but the Palo Alto resident believes his energy, enthusiasm and passion for investing and tackling climate change will serve him well in his next venture: running for Congress. Friday, 10:47 AM | 2 comments

Caltrans remains on course for El Camino bike lanes in Palo Alto
As Palo Alto looks ahead to its next phase of bike improvements, city officials are also bracing for a bike project that they had never signed up for: the creation of an El Camino Real bikeway. Thursday, 10:30 AM

Simitian announces bid to succeed Eshoo in Congress
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian formally announced on Wednesday his candidacy to replace U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who will step away from Congress next year after nearly three decades in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, 10:28 AM | 1 comments

'Great urban design' or 'Affront to democracy'? High-rise project in Palo Alto ignites debate over growth
Depending on whom you ask, the proposed high-rise development near the California Avenue Caltrain station is either an exemplar of smart urban planning or an affront to democracy. Thursday, 12:17 PM | 2 comments

Palo Alto police seek armed robbers who took off with catalytic converter
Palo Alto police are looking for two men who sawed off a catalytic converter from a parked car during an armed robbery that took place near Pardee Park early Tuesday morning. Wednesday, 12:20 PM

California faces big challenges to implement new math guidelines
After a contentious road to approve a new set of statewide guidelines on teaching students math, California officials must still figure out how to support school districts with implementation. Wednesday, 9:10 AM

Jury convicts man of 2019 brutal assault on Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View
Nearly five years after a violent attack against a woman on Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View, a jury convicted a 34-year-old man for a crime that authorities described as a “stranger assault" that put the community on edge. Tuesday, 1:22 PM

Newsom announces more funding in effort to clear encampments near highways
The state is making nearly $300 million in additional grant money available for local governments to clear homeless encampments, with a focus on areas near state highways and Interstate Highways, and provide housing options for people Tuesday, 10:57 AM | 3 comments

Respiratory illnesses spiking in Santa Clara County
A dramatic increase in influenza-like illnesses and emergency room visits in Santa Clara County has prompted health officials to urge residents to get vaccinated. Monday, 12:55 PM

Caltrain plans for 4-track segments complicate Palo Alto's effort to redesign rail crossings
California's high-speed rail system may be more than a decade away from completion, but the beleaguered project is casting a growing shadow over Palo Alto's plans to separate its streets from its rail tracks. Monday, 12:21 PM | 3 comments

Walking for a cure: Local students raise nearly $140K for Type 1 diabetes research
Joining a national effort to develop a cure for Type 1 diabetes, a group of five teenagers in Palo Alto has helped raise nearly $140,000 to fund research on the disease. Monday, 10:27 AM

For more than 30 years, Ristorante Don Giovanni has been serving free Thanksgiving meals to the community
Mountain View's Ristorante Don Giovanni served up plates of turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes on Thursday, much to the delight of patrons who lined up outside the front door to celebrate the annual tradition. Friday, November 24, 2:36 PM | 1 comments

Boosting student success after pandemic should be a team effort, panel says
Two years after California schools reopened their classrooms to in-person instruction following the Covid-19 pandemic, students continue to struggle -- both academically and emotionally. A panel of experts has ideas for solutions. Saturday, November 25, 9:08 AM | 1 comments

Community Briefs: Playground groundbreaking ceremony, Letters to Santa and a holiday fair
This week in Community Briefs, the city is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the Magical Bridge playground at Rengstorff Park, kids can submit their letters to Santa and the Waldorf School is hosting its annual Winter Faire. Tuesday, 10:58 AM

Local residents who have died recently: Bigler, Allo, Dias, Douglas, Eisner
Local residents who have died recently include Armond Bigler, Maria Allo, Frances Dias, Patricia Douglas and Eleanor Eisner. Wednesday, 12:15 PM

Mountain View's minimum wage will hit $18.75 in 2024
Mountain View's minimum wage will rise to $18.75 an hour on Jan. 1, 2024, up 60 cents from the current $18.15 rate. The 3.3% increase is based on regional inflation.
Tuesday, 10:58 AM | 1 comments

Cal Fire recommends kitchen safety ahead of Thanksgiving holidays
As the public prepares to cook their Thanksgiving turkeys this year, Cal Fire outlined a series of kitchen safety tips to avoid accidental kitchen fires this holiday season. Thursday, November 23, 6:56 AM

Not exactly a blimp, massive airship debuts at Moffett Field in Mountain View
Reviving an early 20th-century ambition, an experimental airship debuted at Moffett Field this month, albeit for only a few minutes before technicians rolled the massive aircraft back inside its cloistered hangar. Wednesday, November 22, 9:17 PM | 1 comments

Find out what public services will be impacted by the Thanksgiving holiday
Thanksgiving will bring closures and schedule changes for local government agencies, public transportation and other services on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24. Wednesday, November 22, 1:42 PM

Federal agents in San Francisco seize $9M in cryptocurrency linked to cyber scammers

Silicon Valley congresswoman Anna Eshoo announces retirement

Mountain View police arrest former Theuerkauf Elementary teacher for alleged sexual misconduct

New board game cafe opens in downtown Mountain View

Asking for more transparency, City Council approves three-story commercial building in downtown Mountain View

Mountain View sends school district 'final' offer to keep alive long-standing agreement on school fields

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office agrees to settlement with woman whose hijab was removed in jail

Community Briefs: Cops & Gobblers, holiday craft fair and 'friendsgiving' dinner

Obituaries: Local residents who have died recently

Holiday Fund: CSA steps in to assist Mountain View’s increasingly vulnerable senior residents

Bay Area roads earn 'fair' grade in annual pavement conditions report card

Work begins on new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing

City Council looks to revitalize the “other half” of downtown Mountain View, with plans to rezone Moffett Boulevard

Another round of rain, thunderstorms on the way

Palo Alto Police Department issues traffic advisory ahead of Stanford football game

Convicted of murder in 2011, former Palo Alto hookah shop owner set for February retrial

APEC Summit: Biden holds bilateral talks with Chinese president in Woodside, attends event at Exploratorium

El Camino repaving project set to begin next year, with bike lanes added in Mountain View

Accused San Carlos samurai sword killer refuses to testify to prosecutors

Stanford outlines plans to combat anti-semitism and Islamophobia

City Council approves Ellis hotel and office development in Mountain View, with late tweaks to save trees

Mountain View Voice to become a nonprofit in 2024

Original Hobee's Restaurant in Mountain View is closing its doors on Nov. 26

A message from Embarcadero Media's CEO

Mountain View firefighters extinguish commercial building blaze on Leghorn Street

First Lady Jill Biden heading to Atherton for fundraiser on Wednesday

Recognizing fake news now a required subject in California schools

Police release sketch of suspect in Stanford hate crime investigation

Mountain View's SETI Institute receives $200 million to search for extraterrestrial intelligent life

Amid internal tensions, religious leaders unite for Palo Alto peace vigil

Community Briefs: Holiday model trains return, El Camino repaving meeting and Day Worker Center anniversary celebration

99-year-old World War II veteran, Palo Alto resident to be honored at Veteran’s Day event

Water pollution lawsuit against Mountain View, Sunnyvale could change course following Supreme Court ruling

Apartment fire in Middlefield Road residence extinguished; damage contained to just one unit

City offices closed Friday for Veterans Day, find out what else is impacted

Mountain View Voice launches annual Holiday Fund campaign with $100K goal

Mountain View council backs off proposal to temporarily cap downtown office development

Valley Water facility near Mountain View border will purify wastewater, use it to replenish groundwater

Obituaries: Dr. John Borghi, Donald Max Garz and Bailey L. Merman

Mountain View gives go-ahead for downtown commercial development to proceed without on-site parking

Multifaith organization to host vigil for peace in the Middle East

Initial results show strong support for Los Altos School District parcel tax

Local senior center helps older adults celebrate on their own terms

As trial begins in horrific San Carlos samurai sword slaying, defendant refuses to come to court

VTA board approves purchase of machine to bore BART line

Stanford hosts 'longevity' summit for aging adults, focused on building community ties

County to hold fentanyl education and Narcan training event in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's California Avenue to remain permanently car-free

Google says Bay Area projects will move forward, despite ending agreement with Lendlease

Temperatures drop after warm weekend

Opinion: The income-based electricity bill provision is a mistake that will raise your rates. Let’s not shy away from real solutions.

Arab Muslim student at Stanford injured in hit-and-run, allegedly by pro-Israel student

Obituaries for Nov. 3

3 teens arrested with 5 guns, cocaine and $4,000 in cash

End of daylight saving time this weekend correlated with car crashes, heart attacks

Proposal to rotate Mountain View Whisman school board leaders fails to garner majority support

Community Briefs: Parcel tax election, huge turnout at Monster Bash and upcoming paper shredding event

Mountain View adjusts local zoning in major clean-up to comply with state laws, clarify regulations

State's public health department receives grant to help transition away from leaded aviation gas

Community members to gather at rally calling for people held hostage by Hamas to be released

Mountain View weighs new ordinance to cut down on single-occupancy vehicle use in the city

Los Altos School District looks to renew, expand parcel tax on special ballot next week

Big renovations are coming to Castro Street’s pedestrian mall starting Nov. 6

Palo Alto launches construction on transitional housing in the Baylands

Victim identified in fatal weekend solo-vehicle crash on Highway 280 in Los Altos

Stanford students continue sit-in, demand university condemn Israel's siege on Gaza

News report reveals Mountain View police officer was suspended over discriminatory social media posts in 2021

After more than 40 years, Chez TJ owner wants to call it quits but can’t because of financial worries


HMB Art & Pumpkin Festival brings back traditions Oct. 14 & 15


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