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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Liquor store altercation leads to arrest

Police arrested a transient man over the weekend after he allegedly tried to leave a liquor store without paying and punched an employee who confronted him.

Saturday, 7:29 PM | No comments yet

Friday, April 28, 2017

Far fewer girls enrolled in advanced math

Mountain View Whisman School District officials are taking a closer look at what could be causing fewer girls to sign up for the most challenging middle-school math classes, despite having performance and test scores equal to that of boys.

Friday, 12:34 PM | 15 comments
County Supes ban sugary drinks in fast-food kids meals

Sugar-sweetened beverages will no longer be included in kids' meals at Santa Clara County restaurants following an ordinance passed 4-0-1 Tuesday morning by the Board of Supervisors.

Friday, 10:24 AM | 3 comments
Decision time for city's future goals

On a mission to choose the city's big goals for the next two years, the Mountain City Council last week took a messy priority list and trimmed it down to a slightly smaller mess.

Friday, 10:21 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Minimal parking for North Bayshore

Making some hefty assumptions about a carless city of tomorrow, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday laid down an optimistic vision for a future North Bayshore neighborhood, anticipating a suite of new technologies would lighten parking and road demands. City officials predicted nearly 4,000 future households in the area wouldn't need to own a car -- a drastic change made possible thanks in part to the advent of self-driving cars and far-off plans for a citywide automated-rail service.

Thursday, 1:08 PM | 28 comments

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

RBA's farewell show anything but blue

Ed Cirimele played at the pre-show jam session before the final concert on held by the Redwood Bluegrass Association on April 22, ending a 25-year run in Mountain View. Cirimele is one of the longest-serving board members of the group that nurtured bluegrass musicians and brought top talent to family-friendly shows at the Mountain View Masonic Lodge. Pictured with him, from right, is Herb Moore, David Roland and Autumn Thompson.

Wednesday, 5:27 PM | 6 comments
Two nonprofits assisting students from lower-income families announce merger

Peninsula Bridge, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, announced April 26 that the organization will merge with Building Futures Now, an East Palo Alto-based nonprofit to provide broader programs to help students from lower-income families.

Wednesday, 2:02 PM | 1 comment
Man arrested after scuffle with security robot

A Mountain View resident was arrested last week after he had allegedly knocked over a 300-pound security robot stationed outside of Knightscope's Mountain View office, according to police.

Wednesday, 11:10 AM | 10 comments
Los Altos police seek indecent exposure suspect

Police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself Friday to a person riding a bike in Los Altos a few blocks from a preschool.

Wednesday, 10:47 AM | 5 comments

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Judge issues preliminary injunction blocking sanctuary executive order

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in a pair of lawsuits filed by the city of San Francisco and Santa Clara County blocking an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatened to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities and counties.

Tuesday, 2:51 PM | 6 comments
Eshoo goes after Trump on tax-return secrecy

President Donald Trump's tax returns and his refusal to release them was topic No. 1 for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, who took questions for about two hours Saturday, April 22, during a town-hall-style meeting in a gymnasium at Canada College in Woodside.

Tuesday, 1:47 PM | 5 comments
Facts on hot-button Bay Area issues added to MTC website

Factual information about hot-button Bay Area topics such as housing affordability, poverty rates and life expectancy is now available online.

Tuesday, 12:09 PM | 1 comment
SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds

San Francisco and Peninsula elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for a Caltrain electrification project that is expected to add capacity to the busy transit corridor.

Tuesday, 12:00 PM | 3 comments

Monday, April 24, 2017

New lawsuit links Young Jeezy to 2014 shooting death

A second lawsuit is being filed in connection with the murder of Eric Johnson, a 38-year-old music promoter who was fatally shot while backstage at a 2014 rap festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre. The lawsuit accuses rap artist Young Jeezy of the murder.

Monday, 1:40 PM | 2 comments
Concern rises over restrictions for grade separations

As the Valley Transportation Authority prepares to dole out the first portion of the $6 billion Measure B funds, Midpeninsula cities are raising concerns that the agency could be putting onerous restrictions on projects for Caltrain grade separations.

Monday, 1:09 PM | 5 comments
School district to offer low-cost preschool

Calling it a blessing for Mountain View families, Mountain View Whisman School District board members gave resounding praise to a plan that will open up affordable, district-run preschool to all, regardless of family income.

Monday, 12:50 PM | 8 comments
Council balks at bulky Avalon Bay project

In a study session at the April 18 meeting, the City Council reviewed plans to squeeze nearly 350 new apartments into a site at 555 W. Middlefield Road that's already built up with more than 400 homes.

Monday, 8:04 AM | 17 comments

Friday, April 21, 2017

Companies, PTAs fuel Measure B campaign

Construction, engineering and architecture firms remained the top donors for the Mountain View Whisman School District's parcel tax campaign through the first half of April, but contributions from PTAs and individual parents are beginning to roll in, according to campaign finance reports released Thursday, April 20.

Friday, 5:16 PM | 19 comments
El Camino considers governance shake-up

In a bid to stay one step ahead in the competitive health care market, elected officials and top staff at El Camino Hospital say it may be time to put more experts on the board of directors.

Friday, 1:50 PM | 3 comments
Rival racquet sports compete

It was the kind of crowd that must have made the Parks and Recreation Commission tread lightly last week -- a fired-up group of about 50 seniors, many wielding paddles.

Friday, 1:10 PM | 30 comments
Missing 13-year-old girl found

A Crittenden Middle School student who was reported missing after school on Wednesday, April 19, was found safe the next day in Woodland -- happy news for the school staff and students, who are "grateful for the entire Mountain View community for the care and concern they have demonstrated."

Friday, 12:31 PM | 2 comments
Chemical industry targets Mountain View TCE cleanup

President Donald Trump's promise to bring back jobs by axing regulations is targeting environmental protections on Mountain View's contaminated, yet still valuable, real estate. In recent days, a chemical industry lobbying group is nudging federal officials to gut safety standards for trichloroethylene (TCE), citing the high costs associated with one of Mountain View's Superfund sites.

Friday, 10:25 AM | 15 comments

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Could city tenants get a rent refund?

Starting next month, rents on thousands of Mountain View apartments are expected to roll back to 2015 rates as part of the city's sweeping Measure V rent control law. But tenants could soon be making the case that they deserve some compensation for the months that the measure was delayed by an ongoing lawsuit.

Thursday, 1:58 PM | 20 comments
Jury trial for driver in fatal accident

A criminal case is moving forward against Los Altos resident Glenn Kawaguchi, the driver involved in a 2015 accident that killed a woman as she was walking on El Monte Avenue and crossing the street in a marked crosswalk.

Thursday, 1:24 PM | 42 comments
New detour ahead for Stevens Creek Trail

Walkers and pedestrians tired of detouring off Stevens Creek Trail and onto city streets can celebrate after Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night on a temporary path through a neighboring hotel property.

Thursday, 12:49 PM | 3 comments
Police searching for missing 13-year-old girl

The Mountain View Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a Crittenden Middle School student who went missing yesterday.

Thursday, 8:45 AM | No comments yet
Update: Missing 13-year-old girl found

The Mountain View Police Department says the Crittenden Middle School student who had been missing since yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon has been found safe in Woodland.

Thursday, 8:34 AM | 9 comments

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Last-minute change to rental committee

After months of evaluating candidates, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday formally appointed members to its Rental Housing Committee, a largely independent panel that will take on the complex job of administering citywide rent control.

Wednesday, 1:52 PM | 3 comments
Rescue Wing airlifts injured fisherman

In a risky mission, Moffett Field's 129th Rescue Wing yesterday completed a complex rescue operation to airlift a seriously injured crewman from a fishing boat 600 miles off the California coast. The multi-day operation required a medical airdrop, an aerial refueling and eventually an airlift to bring the injured fisherman back to a local hospital.

Wednesday, 1:35 PM | 2 comments
MVHS girls soccer team wins national honor

A historic Central Coast Section championship for the Mountain View High School girls' soccer team just got better. The team, along with nine other girls' soccer teams around the country, will be honored in the annual Tour of Champions.

Wednesday, 11:01 AM | 5 comments

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Effort to retire Palo Alto sludge incinerators moves ahead

Seeking to shed Palo Alto's status as one of only two California cities that still burn their sludge, the City Council swiftly approved early Tuesday morning the construction of a nearly $23 million facility that would allow it to decommission the two incinerators in the Baylands.

Tuesday, 1:56 PM | 3 comments
A home away from home for patients and families

Amid a massive construction overhaul of El Camino Hospital's Mountain View campus, hospital officials are considering a small but compassionate addition to the plans: a home for patients to stay.

Tuesday, 12:17 PM | 5 comments
Google boosts ties with Howard University

Aspiring computer science students from Howard University, a historically black college, will have the opportunity to work and study at one of the most prominent tech companies in the world. A select group of students will spend the summer at Google's Mountain View headquarters thanks to the newly launched partnership with the university.

Tuesday, 9:39 AM | 2 comments

Monday, April 17, 2017

Two-alarm fire damages Los Altos home

A fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to a Los Altos home Saturday afternoon, a county fire captain said Monday.

Monday, 10:23 AM | No comments yet
Computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies at 85

Robert W. Taylor, 85, a Woodside resident for 34 years and a visionary in the development of computer networks and modern personal computing, died Thursday of complications of Parkinson's disease.

Monday, 10:04 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hard choices await City Council in goal-setting session

In one of their most consequential meetings of 2017, elected leaders next week will lay out their grand strategy for Mountain View's priorities for the near future. But the meeting known as the goal-setting session is already looking like it will require some extremely tough choices from City Council members.

Sunday, 1:20 PM | 10 comments

Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
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Best Of Mountain View ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Mountain View" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Mountain View Voice.