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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
Robotics company Nuro aims to help make vehicle fatalities, emissions a thing of the past
As Nuro celebrates its sixth birthday, the company looks forward to a future where deliveries are made autonomously and without emissions.
[Tuesday, August 9, 2022]

Three incumbents, three new faces pull papers for Mountain View City Council race
The Mountain View City Council race is beginning to heat up with three incumbents and three newcomers pulling papers for the November election ahead of Friday's filing deadline.
[Monday, August 8, 2022]

With Mountain View poised to grow by 15,000 units, planning commissioners worry about parks, utilities and public services
An environmental review of Mountain View's ambitious plans to grow its housing by 15,000 units is out for public review, and planning commissioners worry it hasn't acknowledged the true impact of adding as many as 65,000 new residents.
[Thursday, August 4, 2022]

National Night Out brings public safety departments, community together
"National Night Out is an opportunity for us to be present in the community, for them to come out and ask us questions," said Heidi Imobersteg with the Mountain View Fire Department.
[Wednesday, August 3, 2022]

New seven-story housing complex proposed in East Whisman
Though massive by historical Mountain View standards, city planning officials say the proposal is zoning-compliant and consistent with the city’s vision for the largely undeveloped East Whisman area.
[Tuesday, August 2, 2022]

When prescription costs add up, MedAssist helps Santa Clara County residents pay for insulin, inhalers and EpiPens
Santa Clara County couple Henry and Mary have a number of chronic illnesses, and when Henry started taking insulin, the medical expenses piled up. They got help from the county's MedAssist program, which defrays the cost of some drugs.
[Monday, August 1, 2022]

Tennis star Madison Keys to offer coaching at free tennis event for youth
Top-ranked Women's Tennis Association player and Grand Slam finalist Madison Keys is one of 30-plus tennis pros who will be offering free coaching at the Arthur Ashe Champions Day in Mountain View on July 30.
[Friday, July 29, 2022]

Caltrain reports fatal incident near Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View
A pedestrian was fatally struck by a southbound Caltrain just before 7 a.m. Thursday morning near Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View, the transit agency reported.
[Thursday, July 28, 2022]

Taking a closer look at how a history of racism shaped Mountain View's housing
In 1924, “only very desirable people" could purchase homes in Mountain View's Palmita Park, one incident of many discussed at a sold-out community roundtable on the city's history of housing discrimination on July 26.
[Thursday, July 28, 2022]

Man who ran across Highway 85 to receive mental health resources, Mountain View police say
A man who ran across northbound Highway 85 during commute hours Monday, causing the highway to be briefly shut down, was detained by an officer and connected to mental health services, according to police.
[Wednesday, July 27, 2022]