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City, school districts hold joint meeting ahead of high-stakes negotiations over Shoreline tax money
The city council and two local school boards sat down for a rare joint meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, as the three entities... Last comment on Sep 21, 2023 at 10:44 am | 4 comments

Palo Alto urged to think bigger as it rezones San Antonio Road for housing
As Palo Alto prepares to transform an industrial area around San Antonio Road into the city's next residential hub, housing... Last comment on Sep 21, 2023 at 10:58 am | 6 comments

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Community Briefs: Community trail race, National Merit semifinalists and a STEM competition finalist
This week in Community Briefs, there's an annual race scheduled for this weekend, over 50 local students are National Merit semifinalists and a St. Francis senior is a finalist in an international STEM video competition. Saturday, 8:11 AM

Local residents who have died recently: Azcueta, Callahan and Santo Domingo
Local residents who have died recently include Priscilla Azcueta, James Callahan and Arturo Santo Domingo. Sunday, 10:34 AM

NASA prepares to bring back asteroid samples from space on Sept. 24
A handful of rocks and dust might soon help us answer fundamental questions of how our solar system began. After seven years of space exploration, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will return to Earth on Sunday with its samples. Friday, 1:37 PM

School board signals interest in signing new agreement with city on school fields
Mountain View Whisman board members showed interest in reaching a new deal for the joint operation of school fields, potentially keeping the chance for an agreement alive after it appeared on the brink of collapse. Friday, 1:52 PM | 1 comments

Pedestrian struck, killed by California Highway Patrol officer with DUI suspect in vehicle on Highway 92
A California Highway Patrol officer struck and killed a man who was running across State Highway 92 on Wednesday night, Sept. 20, CHP Capt. Jason Cavett said during a press conference on Thursday. Friday, 1:20 PM

Santa Clara County celebrates construction of inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and teens
The construction of an inpatient psychiatric hospital that will serve Santa Clara County's youngest residents is another step closer to becoming a reality for kids and teens in acute mental health crisis. Thursday, 1:35 PM

Another Spare the Air alert issued for Friday due to wildfire smoke
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended a Spare the Air alert through Friday due to wildfire smoke that continues to linger in the region from fires burning further north in California and southern Oregon. Thursday, 11:31 AM | 1 comments

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors looks to pitch in $10M for all-inclusive playgrounds
Looking to replicate the success of the past, Santa Clara County's Board of Supervisors is considering setting aside $10 million to help local jurisdictions build more all-inclusive playgrounds. Wednesday, 1:04 PM

New studies aim to speed up Palo Alto's redesign of rail crossings
Eager to take advantage of recently acquired federal and state grants, Palo Alto is preparing to speed up its tortuous, decade-long effort to choose preferred alternatives for redesigning three rail crossings. Thursday, 11:07 AM | 2 comments

One dead in 4-car hit-and-run crash on Highway 101 near San Antonio Road
A Redwood City man died, and another person was injured in a hit-and-run crash that involved four cars on Sunday, Sept. 17, the California Highway Patrol said in a collision report released on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Tuesday, 10:11 PM

How Palo Altan Michelle Kraus and a Silicon Valley network are rescuing LGBTQ+ Afghans
Americans for Afghans, a humanitarian startup co-founded by Palo Alto human relations commissioner Michelle Kraus and San Francisco tech executive Joe Rodriguez, is helping rescue LGBTQ Afghans from the clutches of the Taliban. Wednesday, 1:08 PM

City, school districts hold joint meeting ahead of high-stakes negotiations over Shoreline tax money
The city council and two local school boards sat down for a rare joint meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, as the three entities try to hash out a long-term agreement to divvy up tens of millions of dollars in annual tax revenue. Tuesday, 1:54 PM | 4 comments

Palo Alto resident Offir Gutelzon leads massive Bay Area protest against Benjamin Netanyahu
Palo Alto based entrepreneur Offir Gutelzon led a massive, five-part protest yesterday, Sept. 18, across San Jose, Fremont and Union Square San Francisco, to boo Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with Elon Musk. Tuesday, 12:59 PM

Los Altos' housing element approved by the state, adding to the number of compliant Peninsula cities
The city of Los Altos recently announced that the state accepted its plans for future housing growth on Sept. 5. The housing element sets the stage for 1,958 new units over the next eight years. Tuesday, 12:59 PM

City hopes to lure growth -- and grants -- to San Antonio Road
In designating San Antonio Road as a "priority development area," the Palo Alto City Council is hoping to attract grants and gradually transform the industrial area into a residential one. Tuesday, 12:59 PM

Hope’s Corner in Mountain View offers first sit-down meal service since the start of the pandemic
After three and a half years of serving meals in take-out containers, Hope's Corner reopened its doors to sit-down, cafeteria-style dining on Sept. 16 for those in need. Monday, 12:36 PM

Palo Alto looks to extend 'safe parking' on Geng Road
Nearly three years after opening a public parking lot on Geng Road to unhoused individuals, Palo Alto is preparing to extend its partnership with Santa Clara County to keep the city's largest "safe parking" program near the Baylands. Monday, 10:58 AM

Becker bill seeks to end 'cruel' price markups at prison stores
Seeking to curb what he calls cruel and egregious markups at California prisons, state Sen. Josh Becker is spearheading a law that would cap prices on items sold at canteen stores. Monday, 10:57 AM

The learning recovery that wasn't: Missed opportunities and the ongoing cost of COVID
The second yearly report by a national education research organization examining the impacts of Covid-19 on K-12 education offered that sobering outlook while highlighting some notable state and local efforts nationwide. Sunday, September 17, 6:52 AM

AT&T outage brings down Mountain View's emergency lines, 9-1-1 calls routed to Santa Clara County
Mountain View's emergency lines went down due to a widespread AT&T outage on Friday, Sept. 15. Those needing emergency assistance should continue to call 9-1-1.
Wednesday, 1:07 PM

Artist who painted Taylor Swift's butterfly mural debuts new work in Palo Alto
Renowned street artist Kelsey Montague, the artist behind the famous #whatliftsyou wings and Taylor Swift's butterfly mural, has created art for a local skin clinic SkinSpirit. The work was unveiled Thursday, Sept 14. Saturday, September 16, 11:37 AM

Mountain View City Council approves another round of local firearm regulations
The Mountain View City Council voted 6-0 on Tuesday to adopt two firearm safety ordinances that require firearm dealers to obtain a local permit, and bans gun and ammunition sales in homes. Friday, September 15, 11:14 AM | 3 comments

Palo Alto urged to think bigger as it rezones San Antonio Road for housing
As Palo Alto prepares to transform an industrial area around San Antonio Road into the city's next residential hub, housing advocates and developers are calling for the city to think bigger when it comes to zone changes. Friday, September 15, 10:13 AM | 6 comments

Mountain View looks to bring back gatekeeper projects, with an eye towards streamlining approval process
The city of Mountain View is looking to clean up its process for so-called gatekeeper projects, where developers propose projects out of sync with existing zoning and require changes to the general plan. Thursday, September 14, 1:54 PM | 1 comments

Kaiser Permanente union members authorize strike if contract talks fail
A Kaiser Permanente union representing tens of thousands of California health care workers said Thursday its members will strike if the two sides can't reach a contract agreement by the end of the month. Thursday, September 14, 4:49 PM

As COVID-19 cases increase, health officials urge people to get updated vaccine
Bay Area and statewide COVID-19 infections rates are up over the past couple of months and health officials are advising people to get the updated vaccines when they become available. Thursday, September 14, 11:00 AM

Mountain View City Council ends six-decade school fields partnership, gives district final offer for new agreement
The Mountain View City Council voted to terminate an agreement for the joint operation of campus fields Tuesday night, while also giving the school board a one-time chance to accept the city's terms to create a new agreement. Wednesday, September 13, 1:58 PM | 17 comments

Citing big funding needs, Mountain View looks to put tax measure to a vote in 2024
A revenue measure that will increase taxes is making its way onto the general election ballot in November 2024, with the Mountain View City Council agreeing Tuesday night that more cash is needed to pay for ambitious projects. Wednesday, September 13, 1:48 PM | 26 comments

Australian race car driver charged in fatal La Honda crash is out on bail
The Australian race car driver charged with vehicular manslaughter for a fatal crash on state Highway 84 in San Mateo County is out on bail. Thursday, September 14, 11:01 AM

Search ends in Wyoming for Palo Alto dentist
Retired 76-year-old Palo Alto dentist Steve Keller, who went missing 10 days ago in the Wyoming wilderness, has not been found and a search for him has ended. Wednesday, September 13, 10:29 AM

Wildland fire ignited by car in Palo Alto foothills

Mountain View man takes plea deal following 2021 gang-related shooting at Rengstorff Park

West Nile Virus detected in mosquitos in portions of Mountain View and Palo Alto

Aging expert and local physician Dr. Walter Bortz II dies at 93

Palo Alto residents launch fundraiser on GoFundMe to support earthquake victims in Morocco

Amid tensions with school district, city of Mountain View considers pulling out of school field deal

Santa Clara County supervisors to consider how to spend nearly $50M in opioid settlement cash

Temporary lane closures planned on Alma Street for Caltrain electrification work

San Francisco lawmaker's bill on psychedelics heads to governor

Obituaries: Local residents who have died recently

TikTok ban on state worker phones won't happen in California this year

School board votes to fence off parts of Monta Loma despite disagreements over the process

Kaiser to pay $49 million after environmental, patient privacy violations

Mountain View man, Juan Rodriguez, faces murder charges in connection to August fatal shooting

Gov. Newsom signs executive order to study AI use and risks

Parts of Santa Clara County under quarantine due to invasive oriental fruit flies

Librarian files discrimination lawsuit against Mountain View after it dropped remote work accommodations

Australian tourist charged with manslaughter in wrong-way crash that killed two La Honda residents

Sen. Josh Becker on Peninsula’s fentanyl crisis: 'The urgency of this matter strikes me very deeply'

Palo Alto dentist missing in remote Wyoming wilderness

Community Briefs: Sci-Fi September, community carnival and a nonprofit grant opportunity

Person fatally struck by Caltrain in Redwood City Monday night

As more Californians allege on-the-job violations, labor groups say bosses retaliate

Cal, Stanford sports teams join the Atlantic Coast Conference

Obituaries: Local residents who have died recently

Sigma Chi fraternity loses $32 million house after Stanford ends lease

East Palo Alto man leads police in car chase that ends in a crash in Mountain View

Crestview construction begins, converting a now-closed hotel into affordable housing in Mountain View


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