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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Vaccinations of children against COVID could start next week

COVID-19 vaccines could be available for 5- to 11-year-olds as early as Nov. 3 if the CDC approves emergency authorization, said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, Santa Clara County's vaccine officer.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Animal shelter workers to be charged in deaths of 7 pups

Three employees of Pets in Need, a no-kill animal shelter, have been cited and are being charged with animal cruelty and neglect after seven puppies in their care died in a hot, non-air-conditioned van after having no access to water.

Wednesday, 1:30 PM | 2 comments
Mountain View hits pause on traffic upgrades amid uncertainty over post-COVID commutes

A proposal to add extra turn lanes onto Shoreline Boulevard to relieve heavy traffic has been mothballed over concerns that traffic patterns may be changing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, 1:20 PM | 1 comment
Power still out in some pockets of Santa Clara County after weekend storm

Crews as of Wednesday morning have restored power to all but a small fraction of the more than 800,000 customers who had outages as a result of Sunday's storm. Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are still seeing small outages.

Wednesday, 12:13 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Mountain View High student threatens to bring weapon to campus

The Mountain View High School campus was deemed safe by police after a student threatened to bring a weapon on campus Monday.

Tuesday, 7:15 PM | No comments yet
Board ousts Foothill College president mid-year amid conflict with faculty

Foothill President Thuy Nguyen is out of a job, with the district's board voting Oct. 25 not to renew her contract. The decision comes during internal strife at the college, including a 'no confidence vote' from the academic senate.

Tuesday, 1:52 PM | No comments yet
El Camino Health announces plans for a 52-bed acute rehab hospital in Sunnyvale

Patients discharged from El Camino Hospital with serious impairments and rehabilitation needs will soon have a new place to go, with a plan in the works for a 52-bed hospital for inpatient rehab.

Tuesday, 1:12 PM | 1 comment
Prosecutors: Elizabeth Holmes used fake Pfizer endorsement of Theranos tech to get Walgreens deal

Prosecutors via testimony Friday backed up their claim that Elizabeth Holmes sent a forged report to Walgreens supposedly showing that Pfizer had endorsed and validated Theranos' technology.

Tuesday, 11:29 AM | 2 comments
Small earthquake shakes part of Santa Clara County

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.8 shook in Santa Clara County late Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tuesday, 11:27 AM | No comments yet

Monday, October 25, 2021

Weekend storm downs trees and knocks out power across the Midpeninsula

Heavy rainfall and powerful winds drenched the Bay Area over the weekend, causing power outages, downed trees, localized flooding and traffic accidents in Mountain View.

Monday, 12:11 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Storm soaks the Bay Area

The Bay Area awoke Sunday morning to steady rain and its first good soaking since last January as an atmospheric river moved through the region.

Sunday, 10:31 AM | No comments yet
Final Plan Bay Area 2050 initiatives adopted by oversight agencies

The Bay Area is one step closer to achieving its $1.4 trillion strategy to improve housing, transportation, economic and environmental concerns as two oversight agencies approved the final roadmap of Plan Bay Area 2050 Thursday.

Sunday, 10:26 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, October 23, 2021

How a Palo Alto woman survived 48 freezing hours, lost in the Sierra

During her 48 hours lost and alone somewhere in the Sierra National Forest, Jolly Bose faced temperatures so low her breath crystalized as soon as it left her mouth. Yet, even as she awaited rescue, she never lost her composure.

Saturday, 10:05 PM | No comments yet
Making a local call? Starting Sunday, you'll need to use the area code

Starting on Sunday, Oct. 24, all phone calls on the Peninsula-- even local ones -- will require the three-digit area code, the FCC announced.

Saturday, 3:53 PM | No comments yet
National Weather Service issues advisories for Bay Area ahead of Sunday's atmospheric river

The National Weather Service has issued several weather advisories for various parts of the Bay Area beginning Sunday, including a Flash Flood Watch and advisories for wind and high surf.

Saturday, 10:31 AM | No comments yet
County seeks resident feedback for proposed supervisorial district maps

Santa Clara County's 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission is asking the community to give feedback on Saturday on draft maps of proposed new supervisorial district boundaries.

Saturday, 9:03 AM | No comments yet

Friday, October 22, 2021

Flash flood watch issued for Santa Cruz Mountains, CZU burn scar

With an "atmospheric river" set to hit the Bay Area starting Sunday, the National Weather Service on Friday issued a flash flood watch for parts of the region, particularly areas that burned in wildfires last year.

Friday, 10:32 PM | No comments yet
Santa Clara County health officials urge COVID booster shots after update to federal guidance

Santa Clara County public health officials urged eligible residents Friday to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose following an update to federal guidance about who should get a booster and when.

Friday, 4:57 PM | No comments yet
Menlo Church investigation finds no sexual misconduct

Zero Abuse Project, a nonprofit specializing in combating child sexual abuse, found no direct evidence of sexual misconduct following a 10-month investigation involving the son of the former pastor of Menlo Church.

Friday, 2:01 PM | No comments yet
MV Whisman board holds off on prioritizing low-income students at choice schools in time for next fall

The Mountain View Whisman School District Board of Trustees decided to hold off on changing its enrollment system for choice schools in time for next school year, instead opting to follow a longer timeline that district staff proposed.

Friday, 1:54 PM | 3 comments
A biblical plague or a winged love story? The truth about California's annual termite swarms

Fall rains bring annual termite swarms in Redwood City.

Friday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet
Atmospheric river coming to the Bay Area this weekend

The National Weather Service forecasted more rain to arrive in the Bay Area on Friday, but the biggest rainfall amounts are expected on Sunday into Monday via an "atmospheric river."

Friday, 11:42 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Mountain View lays out plans to zone for 11,135 new homes under new state requirements

In just eight short years, Mountain View is being asked to grow by close to 30% under a new state housing mandate that has cities across California scrambling to rezone for a spurt of residential development.

Thursday, 1:55 PM | 14 comments
Elizabeth Holmes trial: Former Theranos project manager testifies no intent to deceive

Elizabeth Holmes's defense team spent much of Wednesday trying to undo damaging testimony by former Theranos project manager Daniel Edlin.

Thursday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Judge unlikely to throw out lawsuit seeking to overturn Mountain View's RV parking ban

A federal court judge said Tuesday he does not plan to dismiss a lawsuit challenging new parking restrictions in Mountain View that would prohibit oversized vehicles from parking on most city streets.

Wednesday, 1:28 PM | 23 comments
Newsom declares statewide drought emergency

Gov. Newsom has expanded the California drought emergency from 50 counties to statewide. He didn't order mandatory water conservation, but authorized regulators to ban wasteful water use, such as spraying down public sidewalks.

Wednesday, 1:01 PM | 2 comments
Former tutor now faces 55 counts related to alleged lewd acts on students

Former Palo Alto math tutor Mark Allan Hodes' plea hearing was postponed after prosecutors added more charges that allege multiple lewd and lascivious acts against girls whom he had taught in his home.

Wednesday, 10:07 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mayor for a Day: Mountain View students tell city what they'd do if they were in charge

Third grader Aanya Raychaudhuri has been thinking about climate change for as long as she can remember, so when she heard about Mountain View's Mayor for a Day essay contest, she saw a chance to make a difference in her community.

Tuesday, 1:46 PM | 1 comment
Santa Clara County supervisors seek to create a new clinic serving the North County

Santa Clara County runs a robust network of health care services with three hospitals and 13 primary care clinics, but none is in the North County or the West Valley. That could change soon.

Tuesday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet
Two-alarm fire in Mountain View prompts evacuation of Crestview Hotel

A fire broke out Monday night in a small strip mall in Mountain View near the border of Sunnyvale, forcing an evacuation of both the commercial building and the neighboring hotel.

Tuesday, 11:18 AM | 1 comment
Three storm systems headed for Bay Area, with possible 'atmospheric river' arriving Sunday

The National Weather Service says the Bay Area and Monterey should expect an "unsettled weather pattern" over at least the next week, with three systems on the way and a potential "atmospheric river" arriving Sunday.

Tuesday, 11:13 AM | No comments yet

Monday, October 18, 2021

Youth's input on state government sought at Assemblyman Marc Berman's town hall Wednesday

Young people have a chance to share their thoughts with state Assembly member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, at a youth town hall that the California legislator is hosting this Wednesday.

Monday, 12:28 PM | No comments yet
'Get the Zuck out': Protesters call for Mark Zuckerberg's removal as Facebook CEO

A caravan of about 20 protesters parked by Mark Zuckerberg's Palo Alto residence on Sunday afternoon to honk up a storm and deliver a message to Facebook's CEO: "Get the Zuck out!"

Monday, 10:08 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Weather service forecasts rain for Bay Area as soon as Tuesday

The National Weather Service is forecasting a return of rainy weather to the Bay Area this week for the first time in a while, but exactly how much and when it will fall is still uncertain.

Sunday, 9:09 AM | No comments yet
A death at the Opportunity Center raises questions about security and care

Jeffrey Cutter's death in his apartment at Palo Alto's Opportunity Center on June 12 has raised questions for his mother, who feels that her mentally ill son didn't receive the kind of care that could've prevented the tragedy.

Sunday, 8:54 AM | 4 comments

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Guest opinion: Scaling back the scope of policing in Mountain View can make our city safer

In a guest opinion, Kelsey Josund calls on the city of Mountain View to remove police from schools as school resource officers and the reassignment of some mental health tasks to relevant experts instead of police officers.

Saturday, 10:51 AM | 19 comments

Friday, October 15, 2021

Weather service forecasts rain in the Bay Area early next week

The National Weather Service is forecasting a return of rainy weather to the Bay Area next week for the first time in a while, but exactly how much and when it will fall is still uncertain.

Friday, 4:15 PM | No comments yet
Are immigrants getting left out of California's rent relief?

Non-English speaking immigrants face some of the biggest hurdles to receiving California rent relief. Advocates say informal leases, lack of technology access and language barriers are getting in the way.

Friday, 9:54 AM | No comments yet

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