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Friday, June 2, 2023

Los Altos police arrest man in connection to child sexual abuse case

Police in Los Altos have arrested a suspect in connection with a child sexual abuse material investigation.

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Downtown Mountain View struggles with high vacancy rates as businesses adjust to post-pandemic world

At the corner of Castro and West Dana streets in downtown Mountain View, a storefront sits empty, its windows boarded up with brown paper. It's a common sight since COVID, and a product of changing consumer habits.

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With deadline looming, Becker bills on privacy, clean energy advance in state Senate

State Sen. Josh Becker stood apart from most of his Democratic colleagues this week when he opted not to support this year's most contentious housing bill, SB 423, which streamlines the review process for new residential developments.

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Community briefs: Free 3D printing summer camp, music at the Mountain View library and construction trades program accepting applications

This week in community briefs, a local high schooler puts on a free 3D printing summer camp for kids, the Mountain View Public Library kicks off summer with a concert and the Trades Orientation Program accepts applicants.

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Mountain View man sentenced to 12 years in prison for child pornography

A Mountain View man was sentenced Wednesday to over 12 years in federal prison for possessing and enticing children to engage in the production of child pornography, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Mountain View police arrest 19-year-old man for alleged inappropriate relationship with child

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Monday after an investigation by Mountain View police uncovered that he was allegedly in a relationship with a child under the age of 14.

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Former CinéArts theater could become office space

The owner of the Palo Alto Square business park is heading for a legal showdown with the city over its plan to convert the movie theater that once housed CinéArts into an office building.

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Transit policymakers urge public transit funding from the state in upcoming budget

As the upcoming state budget deadline looms over California, state policymakers warned Gov. Gavin Newsom that his ambitious climate targets will crumble without adequate funding for public transportation.

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City of Mountain View, school districts sign short term agreement to share Shoreline property tax money

The city of Mountain View and local school districts came to a short-term agreement on Tuesday over how much money local schools will receive this year from the Shoreline Community's tax revenue.

Wednesday, 1:10 PM | 7 comments

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

20 trivia nights around the San Francisco Peninsula

The Peninsula has no shortage of trivia nights at local pubs, eateries and breweries. Here's our guide to 20 weekly trivia nights where you can gather some friends and test your collective knowledge over food and drinks.

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Jail inmate stabs two deputies with makeshift knife, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office reports

Two Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies were stabbed by an inmate at the Main Jail in an alleged unprovoked attack Sunday, according to sheriff's officials.

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Monday, May 29, 2023

State Parks offer free admissions to vets, active and reserve military on Memorial Day

California State Parks is offering free admission to 130 state parks to veterans, and active and reserve military members on Memorial Day.

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley postpones world premiere of musical that was set to begin in July

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced this week that it's postponing the world premiere production of the new musical "Alice Bliss" that had been set to run this summer at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

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Obituaries: Local residents who have died

Local residents who have died include Pamela Mary Castle.

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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Mountain View becomes one of two Santa Clara County cities with a compliant housing element

The city of Mountain View announced Friday that its housing element, a state-mandated plan for accommodate over 11,000 new housing units through 2031, has received approval from officials in Sacramento.

Saturday, 9:29 AM | 2 comments
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveils plan for state to use 100 percent clean energy by 2045

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled his administration's updated plan to quicken the pace of California's full abandonment of the fossil fuel industry.

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Friday, May 26, 2023

See how Mountain View’s RV hotspots have shifted since the city began enforcing its oversized vehicle rules

When Mountain View began officially enforcing its RV parking restrictions last October, the vehicle dwelling community felt the impacts practically overnight.

Friday, 1:22 PM | 6 comments
Voice honored in statewide journalism awards for news coverage

The Mountain View Voice picked up four awards for its news coverage on topics ranging from mental health to composting, according to an announcement from the California News Publishers Association's 2022 California Journalism Awards.

Friday, 1:01 PM | 1 comment
Real estate activity this week: See which homes sold for $22.2M, $16M and $11.5M along the Peninsula

Want to know what's happening in the local real estate market? Take a look at our interactive charts showing home sales activity in communities along the Midpeninsula for the week of May 22.

Friday, 12:28 PM | 1 comment
Developer advances plan for condo project on San Antonio Road

After receiving encouraging feedback last year, a developer is pushing ahead with 76-condominium project on a portion of San Antonio Road that Palo Alto is hoping to turn into a residential community.

Friday, 11:05 AM | 2 comments

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Menlo Park doctor sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography

A Menlo Park doctor was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to two years in prison for possessing child pornography.

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Community briefs: Free EV charging, learning about housing instability, and downtown Mountain View

This week in community briefs, a Bay Area company offers free electric vehicle charging in Mountain View, the Human Relations Commission hosts an event about housing instability, and Dandies Barbershop invites residents to social club.

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Mountain View City Council supports request for bonus office density despite concerns about jobs-housing imbalance

The Mountain View City Council approved a request for bonus density from an office developer in North Bayshore, despite some initial hesitation around the fact that the project doesn't include housing.

Thursday, 1:25 PM | 1 comment
Mountain View lifts most water conservation measures, rescinding drought emergency in place since last year

The Mountain View City Council on Tuesday lifted restrictive water conservation measures in effect for nearly a year.

Thursday, 9:32 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Mountain View City Council approves four-story office project on Bernardo Avenue

A four-story office development on North Bernardo Avenue received unanimous support from the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night. Community benefits include $1.3 million for the undercrossing project on Bernardo Avenue.

Wednesday, 1:22 PM | 3 comments
Gus Mattammal to challenge Berman in race for Assembly

Gus Mattammal, a Republican entrepreneur who last year ran for the U.S. Congress, announced Tuesday that he will vie for a state Assembly seat that is currently occupied by Marc Berman.

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Lee Lambert announced as Foothill-De Anza's next chancellor

Lambert will replace Judy Miner, who has led the district for eight years and plans to retire on Sept. 5. The plan is for Lambert -- who is currently the chancellor of Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona -- to start Aug. 1.

Wednesday, 10:02 AM | 2 comments
Man gets 7 years for defrauding prospective homeowners in Santa Clara County

A man convicted of defrauding more than two dozen families of their savings and homes has been sentenced to seven years in state prison, according to an announcement Monday from the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office.

Wednesday, 9:09 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Mountain View resident was among the victims of Monday's horrific Highway 101 crash in Sunnyvale

The Santa Clara County coroner identified the three people who died following a multi-car accident on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale on Monday. One of them was a Mountain View resident.

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Vice President Kamala Harris visits Silicon Valley as Biden-Harris administration invests billions in semiconductor R&D

What do rice cookers, smartphones and ATMs have in common, other than making our lives easier? They're each made possible by a tiny piece of technology called a semiconductor.

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Secret no more: Santa Clara County supervisors order counsel to reveal tort settlements of $1M or more

In light of multi-million dollar settlements over the mistreatment of inmates, Santa Clara County Supervisors voted on May 16 to require the county counsel to publicly report when the county settles lawsuits for $1 million or more.

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Monday, May 22, 2023

New Los Altos High principal picked to replace longtime leader

Tracey Runeare has been selected to succeed Wynne Satterwhite as the principal of Los Altos High School starting this fall, marking the first time in nearly two decades that the school has had a new leader.

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Mountain View Whisman considers changing school boundaries in response to housing growth

As more housing gets built locally, the Mountain View Whisman School District is considering redrawing school attendance boundaries to spread out the new students who are expected to move into the area.

Monday, 1:38 PM | 22 comments
VP Kamala Harris arrives in Mountain View to deliver remarks in Sunnyvale on semiconductor research

Vice President Kamala Harris flew into Mountain View's Moffett Federal Airfield this morning before heading to Sunnyvale to deliver remarks about the administration's investment in semiconductor research.

Monday, 12:18 PM | No comments yet
Highway 101 reopeners after chain-reaction wreck that killed 3 early Monday in Sunnyvale

All lanes of U.S. Highway 101 in Sunnyvale reopened nearly nine hours after a crash killed three people and sent five others to the hospital on Monday morning.

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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Special Olympics brings students together for sports and smiles

At the Palo Alto Unified Special Olympics track and field event on Friday, May 19, special education students from 15 schools across Palo Alto, Mountain View, Atherton and Menlo Park came together to run, long jump and throw.

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Stanford University panel examines what it means to be Asian in America

An expert panel on May 16 examined the challenges facing Asian Americans, gaps in medical research, the disparities that have worsened during the pandemic and how to remedy the problems.

Sunday, 9:10 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Opinion: An open letter to students on mental health

My whole life I've struggled with depression, anxiety and, at my lowest, suicidal ideation. Ultimately I found someone who helped me through it. Now I, and others like me, are doing our best to be there for teens who are struggling.

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