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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 5 hours ago | 14 comments

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... Last comment 23 hours ago | 18 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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"Fall color on Gretel Lane"
Several decades ago, someone decided to plant all of these trees on one street. On this day, with the afternoon sun's help, they gave us one beautiful fall color, not only in the trees, but through the snow-like leaves dusting over lawns and sidewalks, and into the street. Submitted by Jay Gonzales on Dec 5, 2011


Mountain View picks developer to turn safe parking site into dense affordable housing
On Tuesday evening, the Mountain View City Council selected Affirmed Housing, an affordable housing developer, to convert a safe parking site on 87 E. Evelyn Ave. into a multifamily apartment complex for low-income residents. Wednesday, 1:56 PM

Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange
Firefighters were responding to a large fire that burned shrubs and trees at University Avenue and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange on Tuesday night. Tuesday, 9:34 PM

Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison
John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the 1970s on Stanford University land, has died in state prison, San Mateo County District Attorney confirmed. Wednesday, 10:53 AM

President Biden arrives on Peninsula for campaign events, meeting with tech advisors
President Joe Biden arrived in the Bay Area via Air Force One on Tuesday afternoon, landing at Moffett Field in Mountain View before heading to Atherton for a campaign reception.
Tuesday, 9:29 PM

Saying they want a seat at the table, Mountain View Voice journalists join effort to form a company-wide union
Newsroom employees at Embarcadero Media announced that they are forming a union on Tuesday. The proposed Embarcadero Community News Guild includes reporters, editors, visual journalists and designers. Tuesday, 5:58 PM

Mountain View is drafting a new plan for parks and open space, seeking community input on future vision
Mountain View is looking to expand its park system with an ambitious plan that will bring more parks, trails and open spaces to the city, laying the groundwork to create what's called the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan. Tuesday, 1:41 PM | 1 comments

Iconic restaurant The Fish Market auctions décor, equipment and furniture in online auction
The Fish Market, a 47-year-old seafood restaurant in Palo Alto that shut its El Camino Real branch to give way to a housing project, is hosting an online auction to sell its contents. Bidding will take place through Sept. 26, 1 p.m. Tuesday, 9:23 AM

Mountain View hit with several lawsuits alleging unsafe walking conditions
The City of Mountain View is facing multiple lawsuits alleging negligence and dangerous conditions on public property, with plaintiffs seeking compensation for personal injuries. Monday, 12:50 PM | 1 comments

Dialysis workers' strike enters its second day with local demonstrations
Tuesday is day two of a strike by more than 500 dialysis caregivers over what they say are unfair labor practices at their clinics. Tuesday, 11:46 AM

Cold front brings rain, high surf advisory to Bay Area
Fall has arrived in the Bay Area along with cooler-than-normal temperatures, a chance of rain and dangerous surf conditions along the coast. Monday, 5:21 PM

Local French-Moroccan couple raises funds for quake-shattered homeland
In support of the people of Morocco, who faced an earthquake earlier this month, Palo Alto residents Lamya Alaoui and Stéphane Paquet have raised around $5,990 on GoFundMe. Monday, 10:06 AM

Newsom signs bill seeking to protect LGBTQ+ youth from hostile foster homes
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday, Sept. 23, signed Senate Bill 407, proposed by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, which directs the Department of Social Services to amend the foster care vetting process for LGBTQ+ youth. Monday, 10:05 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

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

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, September 20, 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, September 19, 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, September 20, 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, September 19, 1:54 PM | 14 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, September 19, 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, September 19, 12:59 PM

City hopes to lure growth -- and grants -- to San Antonio Road

Hope’s Corner in Mountain View offers first sit-down meal service since the start of the pandemic

Palo Alto looks to extend 'safe parking' on Geng Road

Becker bill seeks to end 'cruel' price markups at prison stores

The learning recovery that wasn't: Missed opportunities and the ongoing cost of COVID

AT&T outage brings down Mountain View's emergency lines, 9-1-1 calls routed to Santa Clara County

Artist who painted Taylor Swift's butterfly mural debuts new work in Palo Alto

Mountain View City Council approves another round of local firearm regulations

Palo Alto urged to think bigger as it rezones San Antonio Road for housing

Mountain View looks to bring back gatekeeper projects, with an eye towards streamlining approval process

Kaiser Permanente union members authorize strike if contract talks fail

As COVID-19 cases increase, health officials urge people to get updated vaccine

Mountain View City Council ends six-decade school fields partnership, gives district final offer for new agreement

Citing big funding needs, Mountain View looks to put tax measure to a vote in 2024

Australian race car driver charged in fatal La Honda crash is out on bail


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