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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
Webb telescope is lightyears ahead of Hubble. A NASA Ames scientist explains why.
The first image revealed from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope earlier this week isn't just the deepest and sharpest glimpse humans have of the distant universe so far. It’s also a peek at 4.6 billion years into the past.
[Thursday, July 14, 2022]

Man arrested for hate crime in Mountain View after punching another man in the face
A 59-year-old man was arrested in connection with a hate crime inside a Mountain View business on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly called another man a homophobic slur and then punched him in the face.
[Tuesday, July 12, 2022]

Victim's family reacts to arrest in Mountain View cold-case murder
Thirty years after 25-year-old Laurie Houts was strangled to death in Mountain View, a Bay Area tech CEO has now been charged for her killing.
[Monday, July 11, 2022]

With an eye on town's emissions, Los Altos Hills resident spurs county firefighters to switch to renewable diesel fuel
It started when Los Altos Hills resident Anand Ranganathan proposed a simple way to reduce his town’s greenhouse gas emissions. Now, the Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District is switching to renewable diesel.
[Monday, July 11, 2022]

Rep. Anna Eshoo secures funding for 15 local projects. Here's what's coming to Mountain View
Affordable housing and pedestrian safety improvements are among the projects in Mountain View that will receive funding from the federal 2023 appropriations bills, which were finalized in late June.
[Friday, July 8, 2022]

Tour de Hope bike fundraiser is full speed ahead after two year hiatus
Hope's Corner served more community members than ever before over the past two years, more than tripling the number of free meals it provided in 2021 versus 2019. The upcoming Tour de Hope fundraiser will help those efforts continue.
[Thursday, July 7, 2022]

Vice Mayor Alison Hicks to seek a second term
As the end of her first term draws near, Mountain View Vice Mayor Alison Hicks announced Tuesday that she’s running for reelection.
[Wednesday, July 6, 2022]

Castro Street businesses weigh in on permanent street closure proposal
After more than two years of allowing a few blocks of Castro Street businesses to utilize the street for outdoor dining, the Mountain View City Council is taking steps to turn this temporary program into a permanent pedestrian mall.
[Tuesday, July 5, 2022]

Residents elated over plan for new city park in Old Mountain View neighborhood
Old Mountain View residents will get their neighborhood’s first new park in years, thanks to an agreement between the city and the owner of a historic home.
[Friday, July 1, 2022]

Oversized vehicles in Mountain View won't be ticketed, towed through end of August
The City of Mountain View announced Thursday that it will not ticket or tow oversized vehicles that fail to comply with the city's Narrow Streets or Bike Lane ordinances through Aug. 30.
[Thursday, June 30, 2022]