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Malea Martin

Staff Writer, Mountain View Voice

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About Malea
Malea Martin covers the City Hall beat in Mountain View. Before joining the Mountain View Voice in 2022, she covered local politics and education for New Times San Luis Obispo, a weekly newspaper on the Central Coast of California.

Malea was born in San Diego but spent most of her life in San Luis Obispo before heading back to SoCal to attend Claremont McKenna College. She graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Government, plus a minor in Human Rights Studies. In her free time, Malea enjoys trail running, tending to her growing army of houseplants, and scouring antique stores for unique vintage finds.
Stories by Malea
Mountain View City Council approves San Antonio Road project, despite major frustrations over developer's last-minute change
The developer initially presented two options to meet its affordable housing obligation, only to withdraw one of the options part way through the council's Oct. 25 meeting.
[Wednesday, October 26, 2022]

Vehicles burglarized at Computer History Museum in Mountain View
Five vehicles were burglarized outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View over the weekend, prompting police to remind the community not to leave valuables or visible belongings in cars.
[Tuesday, October 25, 2022]

Ruptured gas line closes traffic in both directions on Shoreline Boulevard Monday
A ruptured gas line at a West Middlefield Road construction site on Oct. 24 led to a site evacuation and temporarily closed traffic in both directions on Shoreline Boulevard.
[Tuesday, October 25, 2022]

Mountain View to begin enforcing time limits in parking lots, city garages
With the sale of downtown parking permits now available, time limits in city parking lots and garages will be enforced beginning Monday, Nov. 7.
[Monday, October 24, 2022]

Planning commission supports huge Middlefield Park mixed-use project despite concerns over Google's affordable housing proposal
The Mountain View Environmental Planning Commission threw unanimous support behind the latest iteration of the Middlefield Park Master Plan's huge mixed-use development, despite concerns about Google's affordable housing proposal.
[Monday, October 24, 2022]

City denies liability claims made by parents of drowned Mountain View 9-year-old
Pedro Rivera and Laura Gonzalez filed claims against the city of Mountain View on Sept. 2, each seeking $7.6 million for emotional distress and other damages. Both claims were denied Oct. 11.
[Thursday, October 20, 2022]

Community briefs: Ride Out the Drought, name a new city park and virtual town hall for youth
This week in community briefs, the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition invites the community to learn about water conservation by bike, Mountain View seeks input for a park name and Assemblymember Marc Berman wants to hear from youth.
[Friday, October 21, 2022]

Tenant displacements in Mountain View drop significantly, thanks to new state law
Since SB 330 came into effect in January 2020, the number of projects that displace tenants living in rent control-covered units has significantly declined.
[Wednesday, October 19, 2022]

Teen arrested for reportedly brandishing knife at a woman in Mountain View
A teen was arrested in Mountain View Oct. 14 after allegedly brandishing a knife at a woman who confronted him during an attempted auto burglary.
[Monday, October 17, 2022]

New media platform aims to make accessing local politics simpler
Based on your location, CivicBell automatically creates a feed from the elected officials who represent you, from the smallest local boards all the way up to the state level.
[Tuesday, October 18, 2022]