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Sunday, December 3, 2023

Obituaries: Local residents who've died recently

Local residents who have died recently include Rita Brox, Joel Wolfberg, Dieter Folta, Lucy Louise Lunt and Ron Tinseth.

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Community Briefs: Annual tree lighting, United Against Hate Week and the German Holiday Market

This week in Community Briefs, the annual community tree lighting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 4, local schools observed United Against Hate Week and the German Holiday Market is slated to return next week.

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Guest Opinion: Shoreline's tax district will meet Mountain View's evolving needs for generations to come

This week, Mountain View Mayor Alison Hicks describes the transformative power of the Shoreline Regional Park District, and how more sustainable development in North Bayshore can benefit from future investment.

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Friday, December 1, 2023

Facing mounting legal costs, Mountain View sets aside another $1.2M to cover future lawsuits

Citing a funding shortfall, the city of Mountain View plans to reallocate $1.21 million from its annual budget to cover litigation expenses for the rest of the fiscal year.

Friday, 5:51 PM | 1 comment
Citing urgency of climate change, Palo Alto resident enters race for Eshoo's seat in Congress

Joby Bernstein is not a seasoned politician, but the Palo Alto resident believes his energy, enthusiasm and passion for investing and tackling climate change will serve him well in his next venture: running for Congress.

Friday, 10:47 AM | 2 comments
Health officials are advising the public to get vaccinations as respiratory illnesses spread

As the holiday season gets into full swing, public health officials are advising the public to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations for COVID-19, flu and RSV and to stay home if unwell, among other recommendations.

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Mountain View Whisman board poised to pick Conley as president, Chiang as VP

A majority of Mountain View Whisman's school board expressed support at a recent meeting for electing Devon Conley as its president and Chris Chiang as vice president for the coming year, with a formal vote scheduled for next week.

Friday, 10:32 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, November 30, 2023

'Great urban design' or 'Affront to democracy'? High-rise project in Palo Alto ignites debate over growth

Depending on whom you ask, the proposed high-rise development near the California Avenue Caltrain station is either an exemplar of smart urban planning or an affront to democracy.

Thursday, 12:17 PM | 2 comments
Holiday Fund: More than just about finding jobs, Day Worker Center offers community and support

Since its inception in 1996, the Day Worker Center has matched thousands of day laborers and employers, with the idea of providing a fair and transparent exchange of services. As a collective, workers determine the hourly rate of pay.

Thursday, 12:04 PM | No comments yet
Caltrans remains on course for El Camino bike lanes in Palo Alto

As Palo Alto looks ahead to its next phase of bike improvements, city officials are also bracing for a bike project that they had never signed up for: the creation of an El Camino Real bikeway.

Thursday, 10:30 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Palo Alto police seek armed robbers who took off with catalytic converter

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who sawed off a catalytic converter from a parked car during an armed robbery that took place near Pardee Park early Tuesday morning.

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Simitian announces bid to succeed Eshoo in Congress

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian formally announced on Wednesday his candidacy to replace U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who will step away from Congress next year after nearly three decades in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, 10:28 AM | 1 comment
California faces big challenges to implement new math guidelines

After a contentious road to approve a new set of statewide guidelines on teaching students math, California officials must still figure out how to support school districts with implementation.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Jury convicts man of 2019 brutal assault on Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View

Nearly five years after a violent attack against a woman on Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View, a jury convicted a 34-year-old man for a crime that authorities described as a “stranger assault" that put the community on edge.

Tuesday, 1:22 PM | No comments yet
Newsom announces more funding in effort to clear encampments near highways

The state is making nearly $300 million in additional grant money available for local governments to clear homeless encampments, with a focus on areas near state highways and Interstate Highways, and provide housing options for people

Tuesday, 10:57 AM | 3 comments

Monday, November 27, 2023

Respiratory illnesses spiking in Santa Clara County

A dramatic increase in influenza-like illnesses and emergency room visits in Santa Clara County has prompted health officials to urge residents to get vaccinated.

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Caltrain plans for 4-track segments complicate Palo Alto's effort to redesign rail crossings

California's high-speed rail system may be more than a decade away from completion, but the beleaguered project is casting a growing shadow over Palo Alto's plans to separate its streets from its rail tracks.

Monday, 12:21 PM | 3 comments
Walking for a cure: Local students raise nearly $140K for Type 1 diabetes research

Joining a national effort to develop a cure for Type 1 diabetes, a group of five teenagers in Palo Alto has helped raise nearly $140,000 to fund research on the disease.

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

Local residents who have died recently: Bigler, Allo, Dias, Douglas, Eisner

Local residents who have died recently include Armond Bigler, Maria Allo, Frances Dias, Patricia Douglas and Eleanor Eisner.

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Boosting student success after pandemic should be a team effort, panel says

Two years after California schools reopened their classrooms to in-person instruction following the Covid-19 pandemic, students continue to struggle -- both academically and emotionally. A panel of experts has ideas for solutions.

Saturday, 9:08 AM | 1 comment
Community Briefs: Playground groundbreaking ceremony, Letters to Santa and a holiday fair

This week in Community Briefs, the city is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the Magical Bridge playground at Rengstorff Park, kids can submit their letters to Santa and the Waldorf School is hosting its annual Winter Faire.

Saturday, 9:07 AM | No comments yet

Friday, November 24, 2023

For more than 30 years, Ristorante Don Giovanni has been serving free Thanksgiving meals to the community

Mountain View's Ristorante Don Giovanni served up plates of turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes on Thursday, much to the delight of patrons who lined up outside the front door to celebrate the annual tradition.

Friday, 2:36 PM | 1 comment
Mountain View's minimum wage will hit $18.75 in 2024

Mountain View's minimum wage will rise to $18.75 an hour on Jan. 1, 2024, up 60 cents from the current $18.15 rate. The 3.3% increase is based on regional inflation.

Friday, 8:46 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Cal Fire recommends kitchen safety ahead of Thanksgiving holidays

As the public prepares to cook their Thanksgiving turkeys this year, Cal Fire outlined a series of kitchen safety tips to avoid accidental kitchen fires this holiday season.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Find out what public services will be impacted by the Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving will bring closures and schedule changes for local government agencies, public transportation and other services on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet
Federal agents in San Francisco seize $9M in cryptocurrency linked to cyber scammers

Federal agents seized $9 million worth of cryptocurrency linked to a cyber scam organization that has exploited more than 70 victims, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California said Tuesday.

Wednesday, 11:29 AM | No comments yet
Not exactly a blimp, massive airship debuts at Moffett Field in Mountain View

Reviving an early 20th-century ambition, an experimental airship debuted at Moffett Field this month, albeit for only a few minutes before technicians rolled the massive aircraft back inside its cloistered hangar.

Wednesday, 11:20 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

New board game cafe opens in downtown Mountain View

With rows of board games prominently displayed on shelves, a new community space recently opened in downtown Mountain View that aims to bring people together over casual fare, beverages and tabletop fun.

Tuesday, 11:20 AM | 1 comment
Silicon Valley congresswoman Anna Eshoo announces retirement

For the first time in two decades, a Silicon Valley congressmember is retiring, a move that will shake up the South Bay's political landscape -- with many local Democrats reportedly eyeing the seat.

Tuesday, 8:45 AM | 1 comment

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