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Filling the housing market's hole
Mountain View's roll-out of new housing has a gaping hole. New residential development is essentially nonexistent for moderate-income... Last comment 3 hours ago | 85 comments

Could city tenants get a rent refund?
Starting next month, rents on thousands of Mountain View apartments are expected to roll back to 2015 rates as part of the... Last comment 7 hours ago | 18 comments

The transit system of tomorrow for traffic jams of today
It could be gondola cars, automated people-movers or express lanes for self-driving cars -- all ideas are on the table as... Last comment on Apr 21, 2017 at 8:41 am | 33 comments

 
 
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Companies, PTAs fuel Measure B campaign
Construction, engineering and architecture firms remained the top donors for the Mountain View Whisman School District's parcel tax campaign through the first half of April, but contributions from PTAs and individual parents are beginning to roll in, according to campaign finance reports released Thursday, April 20. Friday, 5:16 PM | 5 comments

Chemical industry targets Mountain View TCE cleanup
President Donald Trump's promise to bring back jobs by axing regulations is targeting environmental protections on Mountain View's contaminated, yet still valuable, real estate. In recent days, a chemical industry lobbying group is nudging federal officials to gut safety standards for trichloroethylene (TCE), citing the high costs associated with one of Mountain View's Superfund sites. Friday, 10:25 AM | 12 comments

El Camino considers governance shake-up
In a bid to stay one step ahead in the competitive health care market, elected officials and top staff at El Camino Hospital say it may be time to put more experts on the board of directors. Friday, 1:50 PM | 3 comments

Missing 13-year-old girl found
A Crittenden Middle School student who was reported missing after school on Wednesday, April 19, was found safe the next day in Woodland -- happy news for the school staff and students, who are "grateful for the entire Mountain View community for the care and concern they have demonstrated."
Friday, 12:31 PM | 2 comments

Rival racquet sports compete
It was the kind of crowd that must have made the Parks and Recreation Commission tread lightly last week -- a fired-up group of about 50 seniors, many wielding paddles. Friday, 1:10 PM | 27 comments

Could city tenants get a rent refund?
Starting next month, rents on thousands of Mountain View apartments are expected to roll back to 2015 rates as part of the city's sweeping Measure V rent control law. But tenants could soon be making the case that they deserve some compensation for the months that the measure was delayed by an ongoing lawsuit. Thursday, 1:58 PM | 18 comments

Jury trial for driver in fatal accident
A criminal case is moving forward against Los Altos resident Glenn Kawaguchi, the driver involved in a 2015 accident that killed a woman as she was walking on El Monte Avenue and crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. Thursday, 1:24 PM | 38 comments

New detour ahead for Stevens Creek Trail
Walkers and pedestrians tired of detouring off Stevens Creek Trail and onto city streets can celebrate after Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night on a temporary path through a neighboring hotel property. Thursday, 12:49 PM | 3 comments

Last-minute change to rental committee
After months of evaluating candidates, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday formally appointed members to its Rental Housing Committee, a largely independent panel that will take on the complex job of administering citywide rent control. Wednesday, 1:52 PM | 2 comments

Rescue Wing airlifts injured fisherman
In a risky mission, Moffett Field's 129th Rescue Wing yesterday completed a complex rescue operation to airlift a seriously injured crewman from a fishing boat 600 miles off the California coast. The multi-day operation required a medical airdrop, an aerial refueling and eventually an airlift to bring the injured fisherman back to a local hospital.
Wednesday, 1:35 PM | 2 comments

MVHS girls soccer team wins national honor
A historic Central Coast Section championship for the Mountain View High School girls' soccer team just got better. The team, along with nine other girls' soccer teams around the country, will be honored in the annual Tour of Champions.
Wednesday, 11:01 AM | 5 comments

Effort to retire Palo Alto sludge incinerators moves ahead
Seeking to shed Palo Alto's status as one of only two California cities that still burn their sludge, the City Council swiftly approved early Tuesday morning the construction of a nearly $23 million facility that would allow it to decommission the two incinerators in the Baylands. Tuesday, 1:56 PM | 3 comments

A home away from home for patients and families
Amid a massive construction overhaul of El Camino Hospital's Mountain View campus, hospital officials are considering a small but compassionate addition to the plans: a home for patients to stay. Tuesday, 12:17 PM | 5 comments

Google boosts ties with Howard University
Aspiring computer science students from Howard University, a historically black college, will have the opportunity to work and study at one of the most prominent tech companies in the world. A select group of students will spend the summer at Google's Mountain View headquarters thanks to the newly launched partnership with the university.
Tuesday, 9:39 AM | 2 comments

Two-alarm fire damages Los Altos home
A fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to a Los Altos home Saturday afternoon, a county fire captain said Monday.
Monday, 10:42 AM

Computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies at 85
Robert W. Taylor, 85, a Woodside resident for 34 years and a visionary in the development of computer networks and modern personal computing, died Thursday of complications of Parkinson's disease. Monday, 10:04 AM

Hard choices await City Council in goal-setting session
In one of their most consequential meetings of 2017, elected leaders next week will lay out their grand strategy for Mountain View's priorities for the near future. But the meeting known as the goal-setting session is already looking like it will require some extremely tough choices from City Council members. Monday, 10:47 AM | 9 comments

Judge defers ruling on Trump sanctuary city order
Lawyers for Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco asked a federal judge Friday to block an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatens to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities and counties. Monday, 10:47 AM | 20 comments

Google buys Sports Page site
Google has finished up a sale to buy the site of the Sports Page, the longstanding bar tucked in the middle of North Bayshore's tech corridor. Friday, 12:10 PM | 21 comments

City forfeits $1 million in Airbnb taxes
Mountain View's hands-off approach to short-term rental companies like Airbnb may be costing the city more than people realize. By not charging hotel taxes, Mountain View may have forfeited nearly $1 million in annual revenues. Friday, 8:45 AM

Federal judge to consider injunction on sanctuary cities order
A San Francisco federal court judge Friday morning will consider San Francisco and Santa Clara counties' requests to halt President Donald Trump's Jan. 25 executive order that would withhold federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions. Thursday, 5:15 PM | 5 comments

Suspect charged in Mountain View Voice Online hacking case

Water district walks back homeless housing idea

 

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Best Of Mountain View ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Mountain View" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Mountain View Voice.

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