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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Police arrest transient man suspected of harassing teens

A 22-year-old transient man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly catcalled teenage girls, made suggestive comments and touched himself inappropriately, according to police.

Wednesday, 2:57 PM | 3 comments
Rent control adversaries under scrutiny

The main adversaries over the Measure V rent control law -- the Mountain View Tenants Coalition and the California Apartment Association -- are both facing investigations by the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Wednesday, 11:00 AM | No comments yet
FCC unveils plan to gut net neutrality

In a huge deal for local tech companies, the Federal Communications Commission indicated this week it would move forward with plans to scrap net neutrality rules. If enacted, the proposed deregulation plan would allow internet service providers to give preferential bandwidth to certain sites and customers.

Wednesday, 10:57 AM | No comments yet
Downtown slap-and-run suspect sought

Two men in downtown Mountain View over the weekend told police that a woman got out of her car and slapped both of them in the face while they were ordering hot dogs outside of the Opal night club.

Wednesday, 10:54 AM | No comments yet
One of two escaped inmates recaptured Tuesday

Tramel Leon McClough, 46, allegedly led authorities on a short vehicle chase in Stockton where he was arrested Tuesday night more than two weeks after he escaped from the Palo Alto courthouse.

Wednesday, 10:02 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

North Bayshore under the microscope

Like many journalists, David Boyer came to Mountain View's North Bayshore to portray the complicated relationship between the city's tech industry and its residents. For the past 16 months, the radio producer has patiently collected dozens of interviews for his podcast series, "The Intersection."

Tuesday, 1:35 PM | 8 comments
Judge blocks order on sanctuary jurisdictions

A federal judge on Monday ruled that an executive order that threatened to block funding for sanctuary jurisdictions is unconstitutional and issued an injunction to block it permanently.

Tuesday, 9:41 AM | 17 comments

Monday, November 20, 2017

County warns of scams targeting social services recipients

Santa Clara County social service agencies are warning residents to be aware of fraudulent texts and calls from people claiming to be with state agencies.

Monday, 2:09 PM | No comments yet
LASD to sell density rights to fund new school

The Los Altos School District has been quietly laying the groundwork to shift nearly 600,000 square feet of development in the San Antonio area in order to build a new school within the city limits.

Monday, 9:57 AM | 3 comments

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Guest opinion: It's decision time for city regarding preserving our heritage

"A good decision is based on knowledge, and not on numbers." -- Plato

The city of Mountain View would do well to pause, reflect and take to heart that axiom when making decisions regarding planning and development.

Saturday, 6:13 PM | 6 comments

Friday, November 17, 2017

Cops and Gobblers this Sunday

Starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, the Mountain View Police Department is hosting Cops and Gobblers, an annual Thanksgiving food drive that benefits Mountain View families in need.

Friday, 4:21 PM | No comments yet
LinkedIn pledges $10 million for affordable housing

Taking a unique approach to providing affordable housing, LinkedIn is pledging $10 million in seed money that would be loaned out for new residential developments in Mountain View. This pool of money is described as a new tool to help affordable housing projects that struggle to acquire property in a competitive real estate market.

Friday, 11:48 AM | 18 comments
Navy looks to scale back watchdog group

The U.S. Navy will take a pause on disbanding the Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board (RAB), but the environmental watchdog group is still going to be drastically scaled back.

Friday, 9:58 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, November 16, 2017

County reports first flu-related death of the season

Santa Clara County public health officials on Thursday reported the first flu-related death of the season occurred earlier this month.

Thursday, 4:49 PM | No comments yet
County receives sanctuary letter warning from DOJ

Santa Clara County is among 29 jurisdictions nationwide to receive sanctuary warning letters from the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday.

Thursday, 1:33 PM | No comments yet
County Board of Education names interim superintendent

The Santa Clara County Board of Education named a new interim superintendent of the County Office of Education on Wednesday.

Thursday, 11:08 AM | 2 comments
City says RV-dwellers can stay put. Cops ticket anyway

A wave of parking citations handed out last week has become the latest flash point for residents living out of vehicles along Crisanto Avenue. City officials admit that residents were cited even after being assured that they wouldn't be ticketed.

Thursday, 10:28 AM | 34 comments

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Los Altos: man rescued from inside garbage truck

A man was rescued from the compactor of a garbage truck this morning in Los Altos after becoming stuck inside of it, according to Santa Clara County fire officials.

Wednesday, 5:47 PM | No comments yet
Child endangerment arrest

A 38-year-old Sunnyvale woman was arrested on Monday after officers suspected she was under the influence of methamphetamine while in a car with three young children, according to police.

Wednesday, 1:59 PM | 4 comments
Still no ID of victim of brutal slaying

The name of the man who died following a violent attack outside the Center for Performing Arts in Mountain View earlier this month has still not been released to the public as of Wednesday morning, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.

Wednesday, 10:59 AM | 7 comments

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Trail detour reopens after emergency repairs

Hundreds of bicyclists and pedestrians can get off the streets and back onto Mountain View's creekside detour after emergency repairs to the crumbling bank along Stevens Creek Trail north of El Camino Real were completed earlier this week.

Tuesday, 4:18 PM | 1 comment
Housing crisis summit taking place Wednesday

A regional discussion focused on housing challenges in Silicon Valley will take place Santa Clara and San Mateo counties on Wednesday, including in Palo Alto.

Tuesday, 1:32 PM | 11 comments
Rain storm forecast to hit Peninsula late Wednesday

Rain is expected to return to the San Francisco Bay Area Wednesday morning, National Weather Service officials said Monday.

Tuesday, 1:25 PM | 6 comments
Co-teaching model to help special ed students

Aiming to prevent students with disabilities from falling behind, the Mountain View Whisman School District is preparing to solve a complicated problem with a simple solution: Add another teacher to the classroom.

Tuesday, 10:48 AM | 4 comments

Monday, November 13, 2017

Crime brief: domestic violence arrest

Police arrested a Redwood City man who allegedly robbed his ex-girlfriend at her home in Mountain View, pushing her to the ground and grabbing her phone and the keys to her vehicle, police said.

Monday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet
North Bayshore housing: new schools still needed

Thousands of tiny studio and "micro" units proposed to be built in the North Bayshore area are unlikely to add many kids to local schools, but school district officials say enrollment growth is still a major concern.

Monday, 8:59 AM | 9 comments

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Veterans find new lens on life

Three participants of the Veterans Photo Recovery Program, run through the Veterans Administration's Homeless Veteran Rehabilitation Program in Menlo Park, have learned to overcome the trauma of war and renewed their sense of purpose.

Sunday, 2:17 PM | No comments yet

Friday, November 10, 2017

Ava's faces lawsuit over ADA access

A linchpin of Castro Street, Ava's Downtown Market & Deli has weathered fierce competition, rising costs and parking troubles. Now the grocery store's latest threat has to do with the dimensions of its displays and chairs.

Friday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet
Hope's Corner reaches milestone meal

After six years of serving hot meals to the hungry, the local nonprofit Hope's Corner is marking a new milestone. This last Saturday, the volunteer group served its 50,000th meal to someone in need.

Friday, 12:47 PM | 2 comments
A physics lesson with projectile pumpkins

Tuesday afternoon was a sight to behold at Landels Elementary, as one by one, students launched grapefruit-sized pumpkins across the campus field.

Friday, 9:01 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hotel project approved for Denny's site

Overruling complaints from a competing innkeeper, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday approved a new 74-room Holiday Inn to replace a shuttered Denny's restaurant on Leong Drive.

Thursday, 1:48 PM | 12 comments
County touts open enrollment for Covered California

Santa Clara County announced this week that the 2018 open enrollment period for residents to register for Covered California health insurance is underway.

Thursday, 11:47 AM | No comments yet
Mountain View honors veterans at Saturday ceremony

The public is invited to celebrate Veterans Day at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial at Eagle Park, 652 Franklin St.

Thursday, 10:46 AM | 3 comments
Rental committee seeks $1.2M handout from city

It was a true dilemma for members of the city's Rental Housing Committee on Monday night. On one hand, they needed to devise a way to fund the $2.4 million annual budget for the city's rent control program. But they also faced fierce resistance from a seething crowd of property owners who complained that a proposed annual fee on apartments would be unfair.

Thursday, 10:18 AM | 97 comments
Community Notebook: College district seeks volunteers for committees

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is seeking two community volunteers to serve on committees advising its board of trustees.

Thursday, 10:17 AM | No comments yet

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