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Monday, August 21, 2017

Mountain View takes a stand

For the second time in as many weeks, hundreds gathered in downtown Mountain View Saturday for a peaceful demonstration celebrating diversity.

Monday, 8:23 AM | 8 comments

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Law professors voice opposition to Persky recall

More than 90 law professors from throughout California, including 29 from Stanford University, signed a letter this week expressing their opposition to a campaign to recall Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky.

Saturday, 8:33 PM | 5 comments

Friday, August 18, 2017

Google, SF firm end service to hate site

Google and a San Francisco-based provider of services to protect websites from attacks and speed up internet traffic Wednesday terminated their services for a white nationalist website this week.

Friday, 4:52 PM | 2 comments
Church offers sanctuary as cold-weather homeless shelter

Trinity United Methodist Church is proposing to use its church property in Old Mountain View to house 50 homeless families and children during the cold winter months.

Friday, 1:55 PM | 7 comments
Teacher brings Bubb community together

For more than a decade, Bubb Elementary School teacher David Franklin has fostered a teaching style that knows no bounds.

Friday, 11:53 AM | 1 comment
TCE discovery halts Fairchild Drive housing project

A project to build a 26 row-houses at 277 Fairchild Drive is being delayed by officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after they discovered the site's soil exceeded safety levels for trichloroethylene (TCE).

Friday, 10:08 AM | 24 comments

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Former county lawyer joins health care district board

After hours of interviews and six rounds of voting Wednesday night, El Camino Health Care District's board of directors agreed to appoint a former county lawyer with experience in the world of health care to a seat on the board.

Thursday, 1:57 PM | No comments yet
East Bay men arrested following chaotic robbery attempt

Mountain View police arrested two men on Google's campus Tuesday afternoon after a bizarre robbery attempt where the suspects tried to eject the victim from a moving car in order to avoid paying him for a laptop.

Thursday, 8:33 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Vote tonight on new health care district board member

The El Camino Healthcare District's board of directors is scheduled tonight to consider appointing one of 13 applicants to a vacant seat on the board.

Wednesday, 1:58 PM | 1 comment
Midpeninsula events, safety tips for the upcoming solar eclipse

The Midpeninsula is getting ready for Monday's solar eclipse that will be visible from the continental U.S. for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Wednesday, 12:34 PM | No comments yet
Public's help sought for blood shortage

A recent drop in blood donations has led the Stanford Blood Center to ask Bay Area residents to donate blood to help meet the needs of local hospitals.

Wednesday, 11:00 AM | 6 comments

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Actor John Heard died of natural causes

Actor John Heard, whose body was found in a Palo Alto hotel room in July, died of natural causes, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office said Tuesday in a press release.

Tuesday, 5:53 PM | No comments yet
Weekend 'March on Google' canceled, organizer says

UPDATE: The deadly clashes between alt-right demonstrators and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia have shaken the nation, spurring alarm and condemnation from political leaders across the spectrum. Mountain View leaders were concerned their city could be the setting for the next violent skirmish, but it looks like it won't be happening this weekend, after all.

Tuesday, 1:52 PM | 19 comments

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rent control rumored to be driving apartment sales

Mountain View's rent-control program has already survived political and legal trials -- but what about the business test? An increasing number of apartment owners appear to be cashing out rather than working under the new restrictions.

Monday, 3:47 PM | 28 comments
Dust still settling as MV kids return to school

Dozens of kindergarteners from all over Mountain View filed into brand new portable classrooms at Stevenson Elementary on the first day of school Monday, just feet away from the school's old campus, which is now an active construction site.

Monday, 1:54 PM | 3 comments
Vigil against hate attracts hundreds

Several hundred people marched in a candlelight procession in Mountain View on Sunday night in solidarity against white supremacist and hate groups.

Monday, 7:58 AM | 13 comments

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Vigils on Sunday respond to Charlottesville violence

Residents and local groups are holding vigils on Sunday after the violence by extremist right-wing groups in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sunday, 2:31 PM | 14 comments

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ruling temporarily halts campaign to recall Brock Turner judge

The effort to recall Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky has been temporarily halted, with a judge approving a restraining order to stop the campaign from collecting the signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot next summer.

Saturday, 5:11 PM | 6 comments

Friday, August 11, 2017

North Korea threat hangs over Mattis visit

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Mountain View on Thursday intending to highlight the development of new military technology. But the weaponry that stole the show was a throwback to the Cold War: nuclear arms and their destructive power that still remains essentially unchecked.

Friday, 1:47 PM | 12 comments
Crime briefs: Bicyclist stopped; construction tools swiped

This week in police reports, two storage lockers were burglarized and police arrested a bicyclist after allegedly finding him in possession of burglary tools.

Friday, 10:24 AM | 1 comment
Long road ahead in fight against Lyme disease

Mountain View resident Debbie Nelson has been hitting the trails at Rancho San Antonio every week, taking on the steep inclines along the PG&E trail with trekking poles in-hand.

Friday, 10:10 AM | 10 comments

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Delivery robots heading to Mountain View

Robots in Mountain View are already driving passengers, running security patrols and baking pizzas. But very soon, these automatons could also be delivering dinner, going on beer runs or picking up your dry cleaning.

Thursday, 1:53 PM | 24 comments
Free summer lunch program reaches more hungry children

In just two years, the Mountain View Whisman School District has quadrupled the number of meals served to hungry kids during the summer months.

Thursday, 11:22 AM | 7 comments

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Burglary suspect posed as PG&E employee

A middle-aged man posing as a PG&E employee reportedly committed a burglary in Mountain View late last month, stealing jewelery from a home he claimed to be inspecting for the utility company.

Wednesday, 1:55 PM | 4 comments
Burglary tools found on bicyclist

Police arrested a San Jose man on Wednesday last week after he was allegedly found to be in possession of burglary tools as well as a company badge and a debit card that did not belong to him.

Wednesday, 1:53 PM | 1 comment
Gas prices are on the rise

Gas prices in cities across the Bay Area and California are on the rise, according to an AAA spokesman.

Wednesday, 9:50 AM | 4 comments

Tokyo ramen shop to open first U.S. outpost in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 26 comments | 5,391 views

It’s Not Someone Else’s Responsibility to Honor My Marriage . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,096 views

University of California Augmented Review Policy
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 599 views

 

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