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Monday, November 27, 2023

Respiratory illnesses spiking in Santa Clara County

A dramatic increase in influenza-like illnesses and emergency room visits in Santa Clara County has prompted health officials to urge residents to get vaccinated.

Monday, 12:55 PM | No comments yet
Caltrain plans for 4-track segments complicate Palo Alto's effort to redesign rail crossings

California's high-speed rail system may be more than a decade away from completion, but the beleaguered project is casting a growing shadow over Palo Alto's plans to separate its streets from its rail tracks.

Monday, 12:21 PM | No comments yet
Walking for a cure: Local students raise nearly $140K for Type 1 diabetes research

Joining a national effort to develop a cure for Type 1 diabetes, a group of five teenagers in Palo Alto has helped raise nearly $140,000 to fund research on the disease.

Monday, 10:27 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Local residents who have died recently: Bigler, Allo, Dias, Douglas, Eisner

Local residents who have died recently include Armond Bigler, Maria Allo, Frances Dias, Patricia Douglas and Eleanor Eisner.

Sunday, 8:51 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Boosting student success after pandemic should be a team effort, panel says

Two years after California schools reopened their classrooms to in-person instruction following the Covid-19 pandemic, students continue to struggle -- both academically and emotionally. A panel of experts has ideas for solutions.

Saturday, 9:08 AM | No comments yet
Community Briefs: Playground groundbreaking ceremony, Letters to Santa and a holiday fair

This week in Community Briefs, the city is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the Magical Bridge playground at Rengstorff Park, kids can submit their letters to Santa and the Waldorf School is hosting its annual Winter Faire.

Saturday, 9:07 AM | No comments yet

Friday, November 24, 2023

For more than 30 years, Ristorante Don Giovanni has been serving free Thanksgiving meals to the community

Mountain View's Ristorante Don Giovanni served up plates of turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes on Thursday, much to the delight of patrons who lined up outside the front door to celebrate the annual tradition.

Friday, 2:36 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View's minimum wage will hit $18.75 in 2024

Mountain View's minimum wage will rise to $18.75 an hour on Jan. 1, 2024, up 60 cents from the current $18.15 rate. The 3.3% increase is based on regional inflation.

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Thursday, November 23, 2023

Cal Fire recommends kitchen safety ahead of Thanksgiving holidays

As the public prepares to cook their Thanksgiving turkeys this year, Cal Fire outlined a series of kitchen safety tips to avoid accidental kitchen fires this holiday season.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Find out what public services will be impacted by the Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving will bring closures and schedule changes for local government agencies, public transportation and other services on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet
Federal agents in San Francisco seize $9M in cryptocurrency linked to cyber scammers

Federal agents seized $9 million worth of cryptocurrency linked to a cyber scam organization that has exploited more than 70 victims, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California said Tuesday.

Wednesday, 11:29 AM | No comments yet
Not exactly a blimp, massive airship debuts at Moffett Field in Mountain View

Reviving an early 20th-century ambition, an experimental airship debuted at Moffett Field this month, albeit for only a few minutes before technicians rolled the massive aircraft back inside its cloistered hangar.

Wednesday, 11:20 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

New board game cafe opens in downtown Mountain View

With rows of board games prominently displayed on shelves, a new community space recently opened in downtown Mountain View that aims to bring people together over casual fare, beverages and tabletop fun.

Tuesday, 11:20 AM | 1 comment
Silicon Valley congresswoman Anna Eshoo announces retirement

For the first time in two decades, a Silicon Valley congressmember is retiring, a move that will shake up the South Bay's political landscape -- with many local Democrats reportedly eyeing the seat.

Tuesday, 8:45 AM | No comments yet

Monday, November 20, 2023

Mountain View police arrest former Theuerkauf Elementary teacher for alleged sexual misconduct

A former elementary school teacher at Theuerkauf Elementary School was arrested on Monday by Mountain View police for allegedly touching a student inappropriately several years ago.

Monday, 8:31 PM | No comments yet
Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office agrees to settlement with woman whose hijab was removed in jail

Santa Clara County has agreed to a $90,000 settlement with a Muslim woman who said her hijab was inappropriately removed when she was being booked into jail last year.

Monday, 1:09 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View sends school district 'final' offer to keep alive long-standing agreement on school fields

The city of Mountain View has given the Mountain View Whisman School District its terms for a new joint use agreement to share operations of school fields, with a year-end deadline for the school district to accept the offer.

Monday, 1:03 PM | 4 comments
Asking for more transparency, City Council approves three-story commercial building in downtown Mountain View

Once an auto repair shop, a new three-story commercial development is going up in downtown Mountain View, despite the developer raising some eyebrows by sharing only part of the project plans online prior to the vote.

Monday, 12:16 PM | No comments yet
Obituaries: Schwerer, Moore and Bradley

Local residents who have died recently include Frederick Schwerer III, Susan Moore and Charles Bradley.

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Community Briefs: Cops & Gobblers, holiday craft fair and 'friendsgiving' dinner

This week in Community Briefs, it's the holiday season and over the next week there will be the annual Cops & Gobblers event, a craft fair at the senior center and a 'friendsgiving' dinner at the teen center.

Sunday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet

Friday, November 17, 2023

Holiday Fund: CSA steps in to assist Mountain View’s increasingly vulnerable senior residents

CSA has long served as Mountain View's social safety net, providing financial assistance and resources for those struggling to cover basic needs like housing and food. Increasingly, the nonprofit has seen a rising need among seniors.

Friday, 5:03 PM | No comments yet
Palo Alto Police Department issues traffic advisory ahead of Stanford football game

Heavy traffic on Embarcadero, El Camino and Sand Hill roads is expected beginning Saturday morning as officials anticipate a sold out crowd.

Friday, 1:47 PM | No comments yet
Work begins on new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing

The new University Avenue pedestrian and bike overcrossing will link the east and west sides of East Palo Alto, which the highway has split for decades.

Friday, 1:47 PM | 1 comment
Bay Area roads earn 'fair' grade in annual pavement conditions report card

Pavement conditions are just "fair" on the Bay Area's roadways, according to an annual report card from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Friday, 1:24 PM | 2 comments
Another round of rain, thunderstorms on the way

Another round of rain and thunderstorms is expected Friday around the Bay Area and Central Coast, and may linger into early Saturday.

Friday, 10:10 AM | No comments yet
Convicted of murder in 2011, former Palo Alto hookah shop owner set for February retrial

Bulos Zumot, a former Palo Alto hookah shop owner who was convicted in 2011 of murdering his girlfriend and setting their shared Palo Alto cottage on fire, is heading for a new trial in February.

Friday, 9:36 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Accused San Carlos samurai sword killer refuses to testify to prosecutors

For nearly three hours on Monday, Nov. 13, accused killer Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta spoke in detail about the conversations he had with Karina Castro hours before she was slain, claiming he feared for his life.

Thursday, 12:40 PM | No comments yet
City Council looks to revitalize the “other half” of downtown Mountain View, with plans to rezone Moffett Boulevard

Moffett Boulevard has long been a neglected afterthought to downtown Mountain View. But a recent plan to overhaul the drive-through corridor could transform the area into a destination worthy of visiting in its own right.

Thursday, 12:29 PM | 8 comments
Stanford outlines plans to combat anti-semitism and Islamophobia

Stanford leaders said they plan to establish a new subcommittee to combat anti-semitism and a new committee to combat Islamophobia and enhance Muslim, Arab and Palestinian students' safety.

Thursday, 10:04 AM | No comments yet
APEC Summit: Biden holds bilateral talks with Chinese president in Woodside, attends event at Exploratorium

President Joe Biden spent more than four hours in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Bay Area on Wednesday as part of this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.

Thursday, 9:38 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

El Camino repaving project set to begin next year, with bike lanes added in Mountain View

After years of worsening potholes and bumpy rides, plans are in place to repave El Camino Real from Mountain View through Palo Alto starting in May or June of 2024, Caltrans officials announced at a public meeting in Mountain View.

Wednesday, 1:54 PM | 4 comments
City Council approves Ellis hotel and office development in Mountain View, with late tweaks to save trees

Setting a precedent for future projects, the Mountain View City Council approved a new hotel and office development in East Whisman, with a request that staff do more to protect the city's heritage trees.

Wednesday, 12:24 PM | 1 comment
A message from Embarcadero Media's CEO

Adam Dawes, CEO of Embarcadero Media, the parent company of the Mountain View Voice, explains why the 44-year-old news publisher is becoming a nonprofit in 2024.

Wednesday, 9:43 AM | No comments yet
Mountain View Voice to become a nonprofit in 2024

Embarcadero Media, a 44-year-old Bay Area news publisher and the parent company of the Mountain View Voice, announced today that it will become a nonprofit organization at the start of 2024.

Wednesday, 8:30 AM | 2 comments

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