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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Former MV Whisman trustee enters high school district race

Former Mountain View Whisman school board member Steve Nelson announced his candidacy for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board of trustees, vowing to fight for better representation on the school board and a clear plan to raise math achievement among Latino and other minority students.

Tuesday, 1:59 PM | 11 comments
Rape reported at Stanford University

A woman reported that she was forcefully raped at Stanford University this past weekend, the Department of Public Safety said in a crime alert released early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 9:49 AM | No comments yet

Monday, August 20, 2018

A new school for a new year

For the more than 650 kids attending Castro and Mistral elementary schools, the first day of school felt a whole lot like a grand opening.

Monday, 8:53 PM | 5 comments
Monday: Debate to focus on repeal of Costa-Hawkins rent control restrictions

On Monday evening, the Peninsula Young Democrats will host a debate in Palo Alto on Proposition 10, which asks voters to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act that restricts rent control laws.

Monday, 10:30 AM | 18 comments

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Wildfire smoke prompts air quality advisory through Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory for the region through Tuesday, as winds are expected to continue blowing smoke from wildfires into the Bay Area.

Sunday, 7:32 PM | No comments yet
Plans to raze apartments spur outcry

A growing number of apartment owners are looking to redevelop their properties into for-sale housing. But the project face rising opposition from a network of tenants.

Sunday, 1:46 PM | 34 comments

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Spare the Air alert issued for second straight day

Continued smoke from Northern California wildfires, along with pollution from cars, has prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to issue a Spare the Air Alert for Sunday.

Saturday, 12:53 PM | No comments yet

Friday, August 17, 2018

Smog, smoke from wildfires prompts seventh Spare the Air alert

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for the entire region for Saturday, on top of an air quality advisory already in effect through Sunday for smoke.

Friday, 2:04 PM | No comments yet
Bierhaus owner sues his landlords

The owner of the Castro Street pub Bierhaus filed a lawsuit this week against his landlords, alleging they are violating his lease by planning to oust his business next month.

Friday, 1:52 PM | 14 comments
Music teacher arrested on suspicion of sex-related communication with girl, 16

A former music teacher at The Harker School in San Jose was arrested for allegedly having inappropriate sexual communication with a 16-year-old girl, San Jose police reported Thursday.

Friday, 12:08 PM | 5 comments
City election takes shape

A pair of city-sponsored tax initiatives that will head to voters in November now have their official ballot designations: measures P and Q.

Friday, 11:56 AM | 6 comments
Community divided over high school stadium lights

Hundreds of residents, parents and students packed the Mountain View High School theater Monday night to start a long and contentious debate over whether to add stadium lights to to the district's athletic fields.

Friday, 10:28 AM | 35 comments

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Editorial: Your friend, not enemy

In an effort to focus public attention on the dangers of the President Donald Trump's attacks, we join in an unprecedented coordinated expression of concern by newspapers across the country.

Thursday, 1:11 PM | 57 comments
Contested race ahead for Mountain View Whisman

Voters in the Mountain View Whisman School District will get to choose between four candidates for two seats on the school board this November.

Thursday, 11:30 AM | 26 comments
Palo Alto man arrested for making threats, again

A Palo Alto man was arrested in Mountain View over the weekend for allegedly threatening to harm a man who had just left the hospital, making it the second time in less than a month that he was arrested for making threats.

Thursday, 11:29 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Police find meth in converted school bus

A 52-year-old man was arrested and three others cited after they were found inside a blue school bus with more than 50 hypodermic needles, meth pipes and several grams of methamphetamine, police said in a statement Wednesday.

Wednesday, 3:24 PM | 29 comments
JustMATH program launched in Mountain View schools

JustMATH, an offshoot of the local organization JustREAD, was recently founded to help underperforming students in the Mountain View area.

Wednesday, 1:59 PM | 7 comments
Bitcoin blackmail scam hits Santa Clara County

Some Santa Clara County residents have received letters that claim the recipient is hiding something from their families, and must pay the sender in the form of bitcoin to avoid having their secret revealed.

Wednesday, 9:35 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Police data shows 2018's most dangerous intersections

In a bid to increase transparency and communication about traffic safety, the Mountain View Police Department announced plans last week to regularly release data on all collisions occurring throughout the city.

Tuesday, 4:00 PM | 23 comments
Bay Area home prices too high for 4 in 5 potential buyers

Potential homebuyers trying to break into the Bay Area real estate market without a high-paying tech job or financial help from family may find the American Dream of home ownership slipping right out the window.

Tuesday, 1:56 PM | 8 comments
Remembering Shockley lab, birthplace of Silicon Valley

On Wednesday, the Computer History Museum will commemorate the former site of the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in Mountain View at a public event "Celebrating the Birthplace of Silicon Valley."

Tuesday, 10:43 AM | 11 comments

Monday, August 13, 2018

Tony Bowden appointed new county fire chief

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has appointed a 20-year veteran of the county fire department as its new chief.

Monday, 10:33 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sen. Feinstein celebrates South Bay flood protection grant

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein visited Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge Friday morning to kick off a $177 million project to protect the Bay Area from the effects of sea-level rise.

Sunday, 10:21 PM | 3 comments

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Perseid meteor shower arrives this weekend

The Perseid meteor shower should be dazzling Bay Area skies Sunday night and Monday morning if weather and wildfires don't get in the way.

Saturday, 11:24 AM | No comments yet

Friday, August 10, 2018

So Cal rent hikes rile up local activists

In something of a butterfly effect, a round of steep rent increases affecting a Los Angeles neighborhood ended up spurring protests on Friday evening on Mountain View's El Camino Real.

Friday, 7:27 PM | 16 comments
Rolling to the rescue

For hundreds of homeless residents in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, essential health care services arrive in the form of an RV-sized health clinic on wheels.

Friday, 1:53 PM | No comments yet
Foothill-De Anza weighs campus teacher housing

Foothill-De Anza Community College District board members are looking into teacher housing, joining a growing number of agencies seeking creative ways to attract and keep teachers in a costly real estate market.

Friday, 11:59 AM | 7 comments
New candidates for local school boards

With filing deadlines less than a week away for candidates in Mountain View's local school board elections, several residents have come forward seeking public office this November.

Friday, 11:38 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Lots of Love gets off to a slow start

Local churches are beginning to take in homeless people under a long-awaited "safe parking" plan, but the initiative still has to overcome significant resistance.

Thursday, 12:33 PM | 20 comments
Justices reject Brock Turner's appeal

An appellate court affirmed on Wednesday the conviction of former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was controversially sentenced to six months in jail after being found guilty of sexually penetrating an unconscious and intoxicated woman after an on-campus fraternity party in 2015.

Thursday, 11:24 AM | 3 comments
Cal Fire issues outdoor burning ban

Cal Fire officials have issued a ban on all outdoor burning due to extreme fire conditions from Contra Costa County to Santa Clara County and western San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

Thursday, 10:09 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A fun Night Out

A soggy Officer Wahed Magee emerges from the dunk tank at Tuesday's National Night Out festivities at Cuesta Park.

Wednesday, 1:49 PM | 1 comment
Spare the Air alert issued for second straight day

For the second straight day and the sixth time this year, a Spare the Air alert has been declared for Thursday in the Bay Area because of ongoing air pollution issues related to wildfire smoke and smog from vehicles.

Wednesday, 12:10 PM | No comments yet
Spare the Air alert issued for second straight day

For the second straight day and the sixth time this year, a Spare the Air alert has been declared for Thursday in the Bay Area because of ongoing air pollution issues related to wildfire smoke and smog from vehicles.

Wednesday, 11:56 AM | No comments yet
Cities join forces to tackle airplane noise

An effort by cities in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties to form an alliance to address the irksome issue of airplane noise is finally preparing to lift off the ground.

Wednesday, 11:15 AM | 9 comments
Letters to the editor: Aug. 3, 2018

This week, letters to the editor about rent control and proposed field lights at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools.

Wednesday, 11:14 AM | 10 comments

Hotel restaurant to open in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 3,421 views

Climate Friendly Cuisine Conference
By Laura Stec | 22 comments | 1,426 views

Couples: Wanting, Yet Missing One Another
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 951 views