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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 minimum wage to increase by highest margin in five years
People making minimum wage in Mountain View may soon see a bump in their paychecks. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, Mountain View employers must pay their employees at least $18.15, an increase from the city's current minimum wage of $17.10.
[Tuesday, November 22, 2022]

‘Police isn’t the way you deal with this’: Mountain View residents express frustration over city’s RV response
When Mountain View began enforcing its RV rules at the beginning of October, “RVs started to appear on the street, and there were questions,” said one Ortega Avenue homeowner. Residents say they still haven’t gotten answers.
[Monday, November 21, 2022]

What’s new with the Housing Element? City staff talks changes made to second draft after state rejected Mountain View’s first attempt
Mountain View city staff plan to submit their second draft of the Housing Element -- a once-every-eight-years process where cities prove they’ll be able to meet state-mandated housing goals -- by the end of this week.
[Friday, November 18, 2022]

City Council approves Google's massive mixed-use development in East Whisman
The Mountain View City Council unanimously approved the Middlefield Park Master Plan, Google’s massive mixed-use development in East Whisman that will add 1,900 residential units, at a Nov. 15 meeting.
[Wednesday, November 16, 2022]

Police raid SF Hell's Angels club, arrest five after man killed at Shoreline Amphitheatre show in June
After months of investigation, Mountain View police have arrested five men in connection with two violent incidents that occurred at the Chris Stapleton concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in June, one of which resulted in a man's death.
[Tuesday, November 15, 2022]

Mountain View City Council slated to vote on massive Middlefield Park Master Plan development on Nov. 15
The Mountain View City Council is slated to consider approval of Google’s massive Middlefield Park Master Plan at its Nov. 15 meeting. The mixed-use plan would add 1,900 residential units to the city.
[Tuesday, November 15, 2022]

Space tomatoes and yogurt bags: NASA scientists are sending experiments to space that will enable longer future missions
Space tomatoes, portable diagnostic kits and yogurt bags growing beneficial microorganisms are just a sample of the innovations that will ride aboard SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply mission on Nov. 18.
[Monday, November 14, 2022]

Community briefs: New dance studio, nonprofit grants and biking for a good cause
This week in community briefs, West Valley Dance Company opens a second Mountain View location, Santa Clara County announces a new grant opportunity for nonprofits and the Day Worker Center will benefit from a bike ride fundraiser.
[Thursday, November 10, 2022]

No injuries reported after residential fire on West El Camino Tuesday night
A residential fire in a multi-family apartment complex on the 1500 block of West El Camino Real was quickly doused Tuesday night, resulting in no injuries but $40,000 in damages.
[Thursday, November 10, 2022]

Early results show Lieber with a landslide victory in bid for state Board of Equalization
Early results show Mountain View City Council member Sally Lieber with a definitive lead over her opponent in the local politician’s bid for a seat on the state Board of Equalization.
[Wednesday, November 9, 2022]