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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
Aging expert and local physician Dr. Walter Bortz II dies at 93
After a period of declining health, Dr. Walter Bortz II died in his Portola Valley home on Aug. 5. He was 93 years old. Best known for his work on aging, he worked as a physician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for decades.
[Tuesday, September 12, 2023]

Hikers beware: Ticks are on the rise in the Bay Area after an unusually moist winter
Ticks are always something to watch out for in the Bay Area, but this year warrants some extra vigilance. Recent sweeps in Portola Valley and the greater Bay Area indicate the population of disease-carrying arachnids is on the rise.
[Wednesday, August 9, 2023]

Faced with an involuntary mental health hold, Mountain View woman speaks out over 'traumatizing' experience
On a May evening in 2022, Mountain View resident Patrice Moore heard a knock on her front door that would change her life. It was the police, who had arrived and would soon place her in an involuntary psychiatric hold, or a 5150 hold.
[Friday, July 14, 2023]

Man arrested for allegedly touching teen inappropriately on Bay Trail in Mountain View
A man was arrested July 11 for allegedly grabbing a teenage girl inappropriately as she ran on the Bay Trail last week. Police are concerned there might be other victims, and are encouraging anyone with info to come forward.
[Wednesday, July 12, 2023]

Construction will soon begin to convert Crestview Hotel in Mountain View into affordable housing
Construction to convert The Crestview Hotel in Mountain View into permanent affordable housing will soon commence. Most of the construction will be happening inside the existing building.
[Tuesday, July 11, 2023]

Two people who died in separate Caltrain collisions last week ID'd as Mountain View residents
The two people who were struck and killed by a Caltrain in separate incidents on July 6 were Mountain View residents, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.
[Monday, July 10, 2023]

Mountain View police seek suspect after teenage girl was grabbed, inappropriately touched on Bay Trail
Mountain View police are seeking the public's help to identify a man who allegedly inappropriately touched a teenage girl while she ran on the Bay Trail earlier this week.
[Friday, July 7, 2023]

Google offers update on housing commitment, announces launch of new affordable housing portal
Google offered an update on its commitment to build thousands of new homes in the Bay Area, and announced the launch of a new online portal where Bay Area residents can search for and find affordable housing.
[Thursday, July 6, 2023]

Watch engineers test out NASA's first robotic moon rover at Ames in Mountain View
NASA’s first-ever robotic moon rover is preparing to head to space next year to study lunar water ice, and engineers at Ames Research Center in Mountain View are busy getting it ready to make the voyage.
[Wednesday, July 5, 2023]

Mountain View opens up expanded Shoreline safe parking lot for new residents living in vehicles
Starting this week, Mountain View will have 17 new safe parking spots available for residents living in their vehicles, a big addition to the city's already outsized program.
[Wednesday, June 28, 2023]