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Final settlement in lawsuit over RV parking restrictions released
The city of Mountain View announced late last month that it would begin enforcing its RV parking restrictions on Oct. 1, having reached a tentative agreement with plaintiffs in a lawsuit over the rules. That agreement is now finalized. Friday, 6:44 PM

Proposed development on San Antonio Road gains commission's support, but questions remain about affordable units
The Environmental Planning Commission remained undecided on how to handle the project's affordable units after a last minute alternative option was thrown into the mix. Friday, 12:28 PM | 14 comments

Supervisor Cindy Chavez tests positive for COVID-19
Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez has tested positive for COVID-19, her communications director announced on Wednesday.
Friday, 11:56 AM

'Pod house' found in violation of several city codes
A Palo Alto home that's been touted as a model for affordable shared housing because it's been renovated with 14 small sleeping "pods" has been cited for multiple code violations, according to city of Palo Alto documents. Friday, 1:26 PM | 1 comments

Corruption trial of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith begins
The trial of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, who faces several charges of misconduct and perjury, began on Wednesday. Thursday, 11:26 AM

Eric Mark runs for MVLA board, campaigning on mental health and diversifying class offerings
Eric Mark, a candidate for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board, says he wants to give back to the school district that his three children attended, and seeks to broaden the classes provided to students. Thursday, 1:46 PM | 1 comments

Stanford adds 759 apartments to housing stock in Sand Hill land deal
Seizing an unexpected opportunity to increase its housing options, Stanford has purchased Oak Creek Apartments, a 759-unit complex located on a prime piece of real estate on Sand Hill Road. Thursday, 11:26 AM

U.S. Justice Department launches COVID-19 fraud strike force groups
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a trio of strike force groups tasked with expanding the department's ongoing fraud prevention efforts related to COVID-19. Thursday, 11:26 AM

MedAssist expands to include all medications for diabetes care
MedAssist, a Santa Clara County program that helps county residents with the cost of a few specific types of medications, will expand to include all medications for diabetes care. Wednesday, 12:55 PM

Esmeralda Ortiz runs for MVLA school board, hoping to broaden pathways for students to succeed
Esmeralda Ortiz is seeking a spot on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board, saying she wants to use her experience working with high schoolers at the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula to aid the district. Wednesday, 12:43 PM | 3 comments

Community briefs: Family health fair, young artists showcase and a nonprofit grant opportunity
This week in community briefs, Assemblymember Marc Berman hosts a family health fair, an art showcase in Mountain View highlights young artists and the Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation seeks grant applicants. Wednesday, 10:48 AM

Spraying for West Nile virus planned Thursday for some parts of Mountain View, Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale
Crews will be spraying insecticide later this week in areas of Mountain View, Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale where West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes have been found, the Santa Clara County Vector Control District said Tuesday.
Tuesday, 4:58 PM | 1 comments

City approves funding for Terra Bella Avenue affordable housing project
A proposed affordable housing project on Terra Bella Avenue in Mountain View now has a financial commitment from the city, bringing the 108-unit development one step closer to fruition. Tuesday, 1:53 PM | 3 comments

El Camino Healthcare District gives $440,000 for county-run dental services in Mountain View
Low income and uninsured residents in Mountain View will continue to have access to routine dental care thanks to a grant from the El Camino Healthcare District. The county Board of Supervisors accepted the funding last month. Monday, 4:19 PM

Palo Alto's Magical Bridge Playground temporarily closed for repairs, upgrades
The space is undergoing renovations that will include repair work to its existing structures while ushering in a new feature that will help with accessibility for visitors who are blind or have limited vision. Tuesday, 1:41 PM

Mountain View City Council hopefuls talk housing, homelessness, bicycle safety and more
Three incumbents and two newcomers who are vying for three open seats on the city council this November shared their stances on the tough issues at the Mountain View Voice's first virtual candidate forum, held Sept. 15. Monday, 1:43 PM | 19 comments

Becker bills to boost clean-energy shift signed into law
​​California will work to bring all greenhouse-gas emissions from state agencies down to zero by 2035 under legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday morning. Saturday, September 17, 7:37 AM

Lawsuit, possible license suspension loom for Tesla over alleged autonomous-vehicle deceptions
Tesla has found itself on a collision course with state and federal agencies -- plus a customer who initiated a class-action lawsuit -- over allegations of misleading the public regarding its cars' self-driving capabilities. Friday, September 16, 7:29 PM | 1 comments

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to fund wildfire detection drones
In an effort to address California's growing problems with wildfires, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 13 to allocate more funds for fire resources, including a drone fire detection program. Sunday, September 18, 8:41 AM

Los Altos closes downtown streets for Corvette Spectacular on Sunday
Expect road closures in Los Altos on Sunday. Main Street from First to State streets will be closed until 6 p.m., as well as Second and Third streets near the driveways on Plaza Central and South Plaza for the Corvette Spectacular. Sunday, September 18, 9:17 AM | 1 comments

Mountain View's five City Council hopefuls tackle big issues at the Voice's candidate forum
The five Mountain View residents vying for three open seats on the city council this November came together over Zoom Thursday night to share their stances on the big issues at the Mountain View Voice's first virtual candidate forum. Friday, September 16, 1:43 PM

Seeking to bring a parent's perspective, Carrol Titus-Zambre joins race for MVLA board seat
Carrol Titus-Zambre is running for a seat on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board, seeking to bring a parent perspective and oversee the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Friday, September 16, 12:43 PM | 8 comments

Mountain View opens application period for universal basic income pilot program
A group of randomly selected, extremely low income families in Mountain View will soon have a chance to be a part of the city's first ever universal basic income pilot program. Friday, September 16, 12:24 PM | 2 comments

Why it's so hard for kids in crisis to access the mental health care they need in Santa Clara County
Peninsula teen Brian has battled depression and suicidal behavior since he was 10 years old. When he was in crisis, his family had to wait weeks just to get him an appointment with a psychiatrist. Their experience is all too common. Thursday, September 15, 12:02 PM | 4 comments

Police ask for public's help to identify alleged indecent exposure suspect
Police are asking the public to help identify a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman shopping at a Mountain View Walgreens on Sept. 4. Thursday, September 15, 12:02 PM | 1 comments

State Attorney General declines to investigate county sheriff’s and DA’s involvement in Batmobile case
The California Attorney General's office on Wednesday declined to launch an independent probe into the so-called Batmobile case, according to a letter sent to San Mateo County Executive Michael Callagy. Thursday, September 15, 11:33 AM

Narcan to be supplied in high schools after approval by Santa Clara County supervisors
Santa Clara County will soon distribute opioid reversal treatments to local high schools, the county's Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday. Thursday, September 15, 10:08 AM

County approves purchase of land in Mountain View for 100 affordable units
A North Bayshore property is one step closer to becoming a 100-unit affordable housing project that will provide veterans, low-income individuals and people with disabilities a stable place to live in Mountain View. Wednesday, September 14, 3:40 PM | 8 comments

Mountain View City Council approves plan to replace rent-controlled apartments with low-income units
The Mountain View City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a new policy in which rent-controlled apartments that are demolished for redevelopment must be replaced with units affordable to low-income residents. Wednesday, September 14, 1:52 PM | 5 comments

City council passes ordinances to protect workers' rights
Employees in Mountain View will soon have increased labor protections thanks to a pair of ordinances passed by the city council Tuesday night. Wednesday, September 14, 12:31 PM

CalMatters 2022 general election Vote Guide makes nonpartisan information accessible to all Californians
CalMatters' fall 2022 Voter Guide has debuted ahead of election day to be a nonpartisan resource for all Californians. Wednesday, September 14, 1:41 PM

Santa Clara County rescinds COVID vaccine mandate for workers in high-risk settings
Santa Clara County's health officer rescinded a health order that required workers at county health care and long-term care facilities, homeless shelters and prisons to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Tuesday, September 13, 11:59 AM

St. Joseph Mountain View Catholic School hosts 9/11 remembrance day
Students, public safety officers and members of the military came together to remember 9/11 and honor service people. Monday, September 12, 2:59 PM

Annual Moonlight Run & Walk draws thousands to Palo Alto Baylands
Under the full harvest moon, thousands gathered at the Palo Alto Baylands for the 38th annual Moonlight Run & Walk on Friday. Tuesday, September 13, 9:51 AM

50th anniversary Art and Wine Festival draws a crowd
Crowds came roaring back to the Mountain View Art and Wine Festival, held in downtown Mountain View on Sept. 10 and 11, just in time to celebrate the event's 50th anniversary. Monday, September 12, 1:43 PM

Debbie Chinn named next executive director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
This week, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has a new leader in Debbie Chinn, and Michael McFaul, director of Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute, was recently honored by Ukraine. Sunday, September 11, 8:43 AM

Caltrain boosts weekday evening service starting Monday
In an effort to meet the riding demand of commuters using public transit, Caltrain will run a new schedule starting today, Sept. 12, that decreases the wait times for riders transferring from BART.
Monday, September 12, 11:18 AM

A 'spark plug' for community change, Gina Dalma is honored for advocacy work
Gina Dalma is receiving this year's Athena Leadership Award, which is to be presented by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce at a ceremony next month. Saturday, September 10, 8:53 AM

Art and Wine Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary with full-scale return to downtown Mountain View
The Mountain View Art and Wine Festival is returning at full scale just in time to mark its 50th anniversary. The street fair takes place Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, in downtown Mountain View on Castro Street. Friday, September 9, 1:55 PM

Simitian brings back 'sidewalk office hours' to local farmers markets
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian's "sidewalk office hours" are returning to local farmers markets this fall, offering community members the chance to share their concerns and ask questions. Friday, September 9, 12:21 PM

Attorney general appeals to state Supreme Court after three correctional officers' murder convictions overturned
The state's top prosecutor filed a petition with the state Supreme Court asking the justices to hear a case involving an Appeal Court that overturned the murder convictions of three former officers for beating an inmate to death. Thursday, September 8, 2:08 PM | 1 comments

Driverless food delivery: Nuro teams up with Uber Eats to deploy autonomous vehicles in Mountain View
Nuro and Uber are embarking on a new multi-year partnership to use Nuro's driverless electric vehicles for food deliveries in the United States, kicking off in Mountain View and Houston, the companies announced Thursday, Sept. 8.
Thursday, September 8, 12:57 PM | 4 comments

Coronavirus central: Coronavirus central: Track the latest vaccination and case counts
View maps and charts showing updates on vaccinations, cases, deaths and hospitalizations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Friday, September 9, 7:04 PM

Santa Clara County now offers omicron-targeting COVID booster vaccines

With costs going up, Palo Alto ponders next steps for new water treatment plants

Sixth consecutive Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday

Want to hear where Mountain View City Council candidates stand on the issues? Here's how.

Smoke, flames may be visible to public from NASA Ames fire simulation

Community briefs: Art and Wine Fest seeks volunteers, dog social and city committee looks to fill vacancy

Bay Area air quality advisory extended through Sunday

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes asks for new trial


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