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Monday, February 19, 2018

County makes more shelter beds available during cold spell

Up to 192 more homeless shelter beds are available in Santa Clara County as temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area drop, county officials said.

Monday, 12:11 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, February 18, 2018

State Sen. Hill proposes medical cannabis in schools on opt-in basis

A California state senator has introduced legislation that would let local school districts pursue policies to allow K-12 students with special needs or severe disabilities to use medical cannabis products on campus.

Sunday, 4:08 PM | 1 comment

Saturday, February 17, 2018

County board of education hires new superintendent

The Santa Clara County Board of Education announced Tuesday the appointment of Dr. Mary Ann Dewan as the county's new superintendent of schools.

Saturday, 2:04 PM | No comments yet

Friday, February 16, 2018

Legislation to track police guns introduced by State Sen. Hill

Legislation requiring police to track and regularly inventory firearms was introduced in the California Legislature Thursday.

Friday, 3:47 PM | 1 comment
San Jose lawyer enters recall race

Despite the fact that attorney Angela Storey opposes the effort to recall Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, she has decided to run for his seat.

Friday, 1:49 PM | 2 comments
Five involved in robbery, public intoxication incident

One juvenile was arrested and another transported to the hospital Tuesday night after both were found heavily intoxicated near a Mountain View housing complex, according to police.

Friday, 1:47 PM | 2 comments
$1.56 million to study Castro Street closure

A controversial plan to close off Castro Street at the Caltrain tracks will get formal scrutiny by Mountain View officials in the coming months. At its Tuesday meeting, the City Council unanimously approved a $1.56 million contract for a new engineering study on the downtown street closure and plans to reroute traffic along Evelyn Avenue.

Friday, 10:08 AM | 22 comments

Thursday, February 15, 2018

New political group picks fight with rent control

A new political campaign is taking aim at Mountain View's fledgling rent-control law, possibly laying the groundwork for a repeal measure on the November ballot.

Thursday, 3:25 PM | 38 comments
Councilman drops out and a candidate steps forward

Earlier this week, Councilman Ken Rosenberg surprised his colleagues by announcing that he would not seek a seek a second term. That news has spurred activity among aspirants looking to fill his seat.

Thursday, 1:52 PM | 13 comments
High school district denies allegation of sexual assault

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District officials are denying claims that a student was sexually assaulted in a Los Altos High School bathroom last November.

Thursday, 10:56 AM | 5 comments
SF man arrested for threatening officer

A 27-year-old San Francisco man was arrested in downtown Mountain View Sunday evening after he allegedly was found swerving in traffic with open containers of alcohol and marijuana in the vehicle. Reportedly, he later threatened an officer.

Thursday, 10:53 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

City pays $28 million to pave the way for Google

Google will receive $28 million from the city of Mountain View in exchange for a series of North Bayshore properties needed to build traffic improvements along Shoreline Boulevard. The purchase was approved in a 5-2 vote at Tuesday night's City Council meeting, despite criticism that the city is footing the bill to aid the tech giant's expansion.

Wednesday, 5:09 PM | 25 comments
Caltrain delays due to system-wide brownout

Commuter service on Caltrain was suspended for nearly an hour this morning due to a system-wide brownout.

Wednesday, 9:38 AM | 2 comments
Annual mosquito treatment at baylands starts Wednesday

Santa Clara County will begin its annual treatment Wednesday of the Palo Alto Baylands to prevent the spread of the winter salt marsh mosquito.

Wednesday, 9:33 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sanford Diller, philanthropist and founder of Prometheus, dies at 89

Woodside resident and philanthropist Sanford Diller was a patron of the arts and a major benefactor to health care initiatives. And he built things -- apartments, playgrounds, and a real estate company that became a development and investment company and a West Coast institution. Mr. Diller died Feb. 2 at his home. He was 89 years old.

Tuesday, 6:39 PM | 4 comments
Police locate at-risk adult with Down syndrome

An at-risk Mountain View man with Down syndrome reported missing Tuesday morning has been located, according to local law enforcement officials.

Tuesday, 2:11 PM | No comments yet
Metallic balloons could cause power outages on Valentine's Day

PG&E officials warn that unsecured metallic balloons can fly into power lines and cause dangerous outages, putting a damper on upcoming Valentine's Day celebrations.

Tuesday, 1:22 PM | 2 comments
Public meeting called to discuss city pot rules

Mountain View officials are trying to gauge public reaction to marijuana being allowed in town. Starting this month, the city is launching a community discussion and survey to gather public opinion on loosening local rules on recreational pot sales.

Tuesday, 8:37 AM | 14 comments

Monday, February 12, 2018

Foothill tinkers with new Makerspace

Foothill College is launching a new campus makerspace, a workshop of tools and gadgets meant to inspire tinkering and creativity in the classroom.

Monday, 2:05 PM | No comments yet
PG&E rival pays back early city investors

Mountain View's decision to help launch a South Bay clean-power alternative to PG&E appears to be paying off.

Monday, 8:10 AM | 28 comments

Sunday, February 11, 2018

New South Whisman area homes fetching huge prices

Newly built townhomes going on sale in Mountain View's South Whisman area are being snapped up by eager buyers -- and often fetching prices about 50 percent higher than the developers expected.

Sunday, 3:14 PM | 16 comments

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Uber, Waymo settle trade secrets case mid-trial

Self-driving car rivals Waymo and Uber unexpectedly announced a settlement of Waymo's lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets midway through a trial in federal court in San Francisco Friday.

Saturday, 4:53 PM | No comments yet

Friday, February 9, 2018

Better classrooms on the way for special ed students

Mountain View Whisman School District officials are doubling down on a commitment to build better facilities for the high-need students.

Friday, 12:10 PM | 1 comment
Elevated lead levels found in Theuerkauf water

A water fountain at Theuerkauf Elementary is blocked off after tests by the city of Mountain View revealed lead concentrations in the water far exceeding levels known to be harmful to children, according to district officials.

Friday, 11:54 AM | 4 comments
Silicon Valley in 2018: More success, more pressure

The Bay Area's fevered success is still rising, but its achievements continue to exacerbate the region's housing and transportation pressures, a new Joint Venture Silicon Valley report, the 2018 Silicon Valley Index, found.

Friday, 9:59 AM | 7 comments

Thursday, February 8, 2018

City begins polling on tax measures

In the coming days, Mountain View officials will begin testing the waters to see how voters feel about a trio of new taxes being considered for the November ballot.

Thursday, 1:40 PM | 9 comments
Homeless man killed in downtown attack identified

A homeless man who was brutally attacked in downtown Mountain View and died of his injuries in November has been identified following a failed months-long search to find next of kin.

Thursday, 12:05 PM | 6 comments
Bullet holes found at Wells Fargo

Police are investigating bullet holes discovered in the windows at the Wells Fargo Bank on Grant road Wednesday afternoon, briefly shutting down lanes at El Camino Real around 3 p.m.

Thursday, 11:17 AM | 8 comments
Alta View Animal Hospital owner faces new state charges

Veterinarian Tejpaul Ghumman, who owns Alta View Animal Hospital in Mountain View, is facing the possible revocation of his license and the closure of his clinic by state regulators.

Thursday, 11:08 AM | 27 comments

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

School bond measure heads to voters

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board members unanimously agreed Monday night to place a $295 million bond measure on the June ballot this year, which would be used to finance ambitious plans to improve both high school campuses and prepare for major enrollment growth.

Wednesday, 11:41 AM | 5 comments
MVLA names new adult ed. assistant director

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District announced that Julie Vo, an adult education administrator with past experience in the district, has been selected as the new assistant director of the Mountain View Los Altos Adult School.

Wednesday, 10:46 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Supervisors vote to add Persky recall to June ballot

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved putting a decision on the June 5 ballot for whether voters should recall Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, the judge who became controversial over a sentence he handed down to a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault.

Tuesday, 2:28 PM | 16 comments
Children from Mountain View after-school program reportedly molested

Police arrested a 26-year-old Cupertino man Saturday following multiple reports that he allegedly molested children from an after-school education program in Mountain View.

Tuesday, 11:36 AM | 14 comments

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San Francisco's Kristian Cosentino to open Mountain View wine bar
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