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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Man faces attempted murder in connection to stabbing at Mountain View's Sports Page

A Pleasanton man was arraigned Wednesday on one count of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a bar patron at the Sports Page Bar and Grill, attacking the victim with a knife after what was described as a verbal confrontation.

Wednesday, 4:10 PM | No comments yet
Santa Clara Valley Water District board approves 9.1% rate increase

Starting July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022, the average county resident will pay an additional $4.30 to $4.82 per month in their water bill, after the water district board on Tuesday approved a 9.1% rate increase.

Wednesday, 1:38 PM | 1 comment
Mountain view considers more enforcement and paid parking to solve downtown parking woes

COVID-19 may have taken the edge off of parking problems in downtown Mountain View, but city officials say it's a timeless struggle that must be addressed, even if it means rolling out metered parking spots and more tickets.

Wednesday, 1:03 PM | 6 comments
COVID-19 transformed the world of outdoor education. Here's what local leaders say has changed.

Learning at the Peninsula Forest and Beach School won't involve computers. Instead, young students there play at a Belmont park, read stories and hike. Maybe that's why the school has seen a tenfold increase since the pandemic began.

Wednesday, 10:48 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Pinewood girls take care of business in WBAL basketball

The Pinewood girls basketball team, winners of two of the last three Northern California Open Division championships, has outscored its opponents 291-90 through four games, an average score of 73-23.

Tuesday, 1:21 PM | No comments yet
Foothill-De Anza refinances bonds, saving taxpayers $26.6M

Taking advantage of favorable interest rates, the Foothill-De Anza Community College District has refinanced general obligation bonds issued in 2012 and 2014, as well as a portion of bonds issued in 2016.

Tuesday, 12:52 PM | 1 comment
Caltrain seeks public input on proposed fare changes

Caltrain will hold a public hearing later this month to get feedback on a proposal to extend its monthly pass fare discount to 2023.

Tuesday, 12:12 PM | No comments yet
Three-part series on Asian American and Pacific Islander experiences kicks off May 13

Culture, history, the origins of prejudice and violence and notions of identity within the Asian American Pacific Islander community will be the subjects of an online series that launches this month.

Tuesday, 9:48 AM | No comments yet

Monday, May 10, 2021

El Camino Health finances bounce back from pandemic after steep losses

Around this time last year, El Camino Health's finances were in a free fall, hemorrhaging as much as $24 million each month as patient numbers dwindled and costs soared. But today, the hospital's finances are looking as bright as ever.

Monday, 1:37 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Man arrested following early morning stabbing at Mountain View's Sports Page Bar

Police arrested 29-year-old Pleasanton resident Ronald Ferrari in connection with a stabbing that took place early Sunday morning at the Sports Page Bar and Grill in Mountain View, officials said.

Sunday, 9:51 PM | 1 comment
Guest opinion: Protect families from homelessness. Extend the eviction moratorium.

Miriam Yupanqui, the executive director of Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto, calls on the extension of the eviction moratorium in a guest opinion.

Sunday, 8:52 AM | 3 comments

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Santa Clara County further expands vaccination hours

Santa Clara County continues to encourage teens and other eligible community members to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by further expanding its evening and weekend hours and various pop-up sites that don't require an appointment.

Saturday, 8:56 PM | No comments yet
Pediatricians can bypass MyTurn as they vaccinate children

California health officials say they will allow pediatricians to obtain doses without going through the state's problematic registration site. Children ages 12 to 15 may become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next week.

Saturday, 8:38 AM | No comments yet

Friday, May 7, 2021

County seeks applicants for commission to redraw supervisorial districts

Santa Clara County is now accepting applicants for the 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission, an effort to redraw the county's five supervisorial district boundaries that occurs after every decennial census.

Friday, 1:52 PM | No comments yet
Rise in hate crimes likely above reported numbers

The number of local hate crimes is low, but the trend line is rising even as most incidents go unreported: That's the message from Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen and Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen.

Friday, 1:49 PM | 1 comment
Longtime Asian American residents reflect on spike in hate incidents

Reports of anti-Asian harassment are disturbing, but not surprising, according to longtime Asian American residents of Palo Alto who spoke about the recent spike in local and national anti-Asian hate incidents.

Friday, 1:47 PM | 2 comments

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Suit to be filed against Google alleges massive violation of users' privacy rights

A lawsuit is set to be filed Thursday in San Jose against Google alleging the Mountain View-based company secretly collects and sells users' personal information, violating users' privacy rights.

Thursday, 1:35 PM | No comments yet
In less than a year, Mountain View builds and opens new 100-unit homeless housing complex

Calling it an innovative new approach that can swiftly reduce the Bay Area's growing homelessness problem, Mountain View city officials announced Thursday the opening of a new homeless housing project.

Thursday, 1:31 PM | 11 comments
County board of education puts Bullis Charter School on notice for failing to enroll underrepresented students

The Santa Clara County Board of Education voted 6-1 Wednesday to reprimand Bullis Charter School for what it describes as a chronic failure to enroll enough low-income students, Latino students and children with disabilities.

Thursday, 10:02 AM | 17 comments

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Pinewood and Priory girls ready for WBAL basketball showdown

The Priory and Pinewood girls basketball teams each won Tuesday, setting up Thursday's West Bay Athletic League showdown at Pinewood. Palo Alto also had a big day, beating Homestead. In baseball, M-A, Gunn and Priory all won.

Wednesday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet
Sunnyvale: Pedestrian hit, killed by vehicle early Wednesday

A vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Sunnyvale early Wednesday morning, according to the city's Department of Public Safety.

Wednesday, 3:26 PM | No comments yet
Santa Clara County to explore how to help pregnant, unhoused women access shelter

More information about the plights of women who are homeless and pregnant is soon headed to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

Wednesday, 1:33 PM | No comments yet
Survey finds persistent minority of residents resistant to COVID-19 vaccinations

A new survey could help Santa Clara County health officials understand what might prevent the remaining roughly 25% of adults from getting vaccinated or completing their second dose.

Wednesday, 12:15 PM | 1 comment
Los Altos baseball falls to Palo Alto in SCVAL De Anza Division game

Ritter Amsbaugh and Ryan Harvey combined to pitch a three-hitter in Palo Alto's 10-0 victory over host Los Altos in a SCVAL De Anza Division game on a Friday that's full of prep news.

Wednesday, 11:02 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mountain View Whisman students sent home after children test positive for COVID-19

Students at three schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District have been ordered to stay home and quarantine this week after someone at each campus tested positive for COVID-19.

Tuesday, 1:30 PM | 9 comments
'I want lasting change.' Following hate crimes, community members stand up for Asian Americans

Around 250 people marched and rallied in downtown Palo Alto Sunday to raise awareness about attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to increase voter registration within this group.

Tuesday, 10:05 AM | No comments yet
Quick and fervent reaction to SCVAL BOM saying no to CCS playoffs

The outcry from the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League community has been anything but normal in the aftermath of the SCVAL Board of Managers voting its league out of Central Coast Section playoffs.

Tuesday, 9:58 AM | No comments yet

Monday, May 3, 2021

Castilleja soccer defending its territory in the WBAL

Castilleja scored midway through the first half and held on to beat host The King's Academy, 1-0, to remain undefeated in West Bay Athletic League Skyline Division soccer action.

Monday, 4:45 PM | No comments yet
Los Altos' Danny Holton says 'shello' from the road

Danny Holton, who grew up in Los Altos, has been traveling over the past year with the oversized peanut-shaped car known as the NUTmobile. During a visit to the Bay Area, he shared some of his experiences from the road.

Monday, 1:43 PM | 2 comments
Talks of football merger between SCVAL and PAL gaining momentum

The on-again, off-again talks to merge the two largely public high school athletic leagues on the Peninsula for football appear to be gaining traction.

Monday, 9:45 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, May 2, 2021

In search of smoother ground: District clears its trails of barriers in push to make parks ADA accessible

Over the past three years, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has taken the first steps in an ambitious 15-year plan to upgrade its 26 preserves in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sunday, 7:40 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Guest opinion: Why we decided to send our kids back to school

In an op-ed, state Sen. Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) advocates for a full reopening of schools in the fall.

Saturday, 8:57 AM | No comments yet

Friday, April 30, 2021

Local tech companies brace for gradual return to office

Tech companies were among the first to ask employees to work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, their reopening plans could give a look as to what office life might look like post-pandemic.

Friday, 1:55 PM | No comments yet
In wake of the pandemic, Mountain View seeks to launch universal basic income pilot

Calling it the right time to test the waters on an increasingly popular idea, the Mountain View City Council agreed this week to pilot a universal basic income (UBI) program for residents in the city.

Friday, 1:47 PM | 17 comments
No handshakes at graduation, proms without dancing or high heels

Planning for modified proms and graduation events is underway at local high schools so seniors can enjoy at least some of the usual rites of passage. There'll be no dancing at Los Altos High's prom, and no high heels at Menlo-Atherton.

Friday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet

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