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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Waymo hosts MV meeting on driverless cars

On the verge of wider public testing, Waymo showcased their self-driving cars to an eager crowd at a Mountain View public meeting last week. But the company is still vague on when it will take its autonomous vehicles into fully driverless testing.

Tuesday, 1:24 PM | 3 comments
Man found dead in vehicle identified by authorities

A man found dead in a vehicle in a McDonald's parking lot on Friday, Dec. 14, has been identified as 28-year-old Tracy resident William Opeta. Opeta was believed to be sleeping out of his car while working in the area.

Tuesday, 12:36 PM | 5 comments

Monday, December 17, 2018

Pedestrian seriously hurt in hit-and-run

Mountain View police are searching for a suspect who fled the scene after hitting and seriously injuring a pedestrian on Thursday night, police said in a press release Monday.

Monday, 8:31 PM | 3 comments
Guest opinion: Bullis Mountain View means more options for kids

In an op-ed, parent Heather Schoell explains why she's a proponent of Bullis Charter School's proposal to open a campus in Mountain View.

Monday, 5:13 PM | 10 comments
Crime brief: Four drug arrests after nightclub scuffle

Four men were arrested in downtown Mountain View early Sunday morning (Dec. 9) after officers allegedly found them in possession of methamphetamine, a handgun and what appeared to be ecstasy.

Monday, 9:29 AM | 7 comments

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Editorial: Bullis should hit pause on Mountain View plan

While Bullis Charter School has the ability to charge ahead and expand into Mountain View under state law that favors charter schools, we believe BMV staffers should hold off on their petition and take more time to work with Mountain View Whisman officials and families.

Sunday, 6:56 AM | 47 comments

Saturday, December 15, 2018

MayView stabilizes after a rocky year

The start of 2018 looked pretty bleak for Mountain View's local community clinic.

Saturday, 8:25 AM | 1 comment

Friday, December 14, 2018

Man found dead in car outside McDonald's

A man in his 20s was found dead in a vehicle parked outside a McDonald's on Friday morning, according to Mountain View police.

Friday, 4:45 PM | 4 comments
Man suspected of molesting girl multiple times arrested

A Sunnyvale man suspected of repeatedly molesting and sexually assaulting a child under the age of 10 in the early 2000s has been arrested, according to a statement by the Mountain View Police Department.

Friday, 12:16 PM | 3 comments
Rain, wind forecast throughout Bay Area this weekend

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain and wind that will impact the Bay Area and Central Coast Friday through Monday, with a strong storm arriving on Sunday.

Friday, 11:55 AM | No comments yet
Express lanes will extend into North County starting next year

Plans for a broad network of toll lanes on major highways in Santa Clara County will take a big step forward next month, when construction is set to begin on so-called express lanes on Highway 101 in Mountain View and Palo Alto.

Friday, 10:35 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, December 13, 2018

City Council approves razing Rock Street apartments

For some, it was a painful loss of affordable housing; for others, it was an example of the collateral damage caused by rent control. Yet pretty much everyone at the Tuesday, Dec. 11, City Council meeting was disappointed by the proposed development at 2005 Rock St.

Thursday, 12:14 PM | 149 comments
Council agrees on new San Antonio school

Mountain View City Council members agreed early Wednesday morning on a plan to help the Los Altos School District build a campus for San Antonio neighborhood residents.

Thursday, 11:01 AM | 27 comments
Google buys SSL site for $70 million

Google has reportedly purchased a 100,693-square-foot manufacturing building at 3850 Fabian Way in Palo Alto's Adobe-Meadows neighborhood from satellite maker SSL, formerly Space Systems/Loral LLC.

Thursday, 9:13 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Day Worker Center faces new challenge every day

To get a glimpse of tenacity in action, just take a look inside the Mountain View Day Worker Center.

Wednesday, 1:30 PM | 8 comments
Google pitches sweeping plans for North Bayshore

After years of planning, Google officials unveiled their first formal proposals to transform the North Bayshore area around their corporate headquarters into a bustling new mixed-use residential neighborhood.

Wednesday, 11:57 AM | 7 comments
Sutter, Palo Alto Medical Foundation accused of false Medicare claims

The U.S. Attorney's Office has joined a lawsuit alleging a violation of the federal False Claims Act by Sutter Health and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, which are accused of knowingly submitting wrong or inaccurate diagnosis codes for some Medicare payments, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 9:45 AM | 11 comments
Editorial: Donate to the Voice Holiday Fund

The holidays are a special time of year for many, marked by cherished family traditions and time spent with loved ones. It's also a time of year when people often volunteer with local nonprofits or donate to people in need. In that vein, we ask that you consider giving to the Voice's Holiday Fund this year.

Wednesday, 9:29 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Waymo to hold public meeting on driverless cars

Waymo officials are hosting a community forum in Mountain View on Thursday, Dec. 13, to gather public input on plans to test fully driverless vehicles on city streets.

Tuesday, 12:29 PM | 18 comments
Two fatalities, but fewer bike crashes in latest traffic update

An elderly Mountain View man died of his injuries following a collision in Mountain View three months ago, according to the latest release of vehicle crash data from the Mountain View Police Department.

Tuesday, 8:55 AM | 4 comments
Letters to the editor: Dec. 7, 2018

This week, letters to the editor about the proposed Royal Viking apartment complex redevelopment, Bullis Charter School, Caltrain bike cars and a local teacher and author.

Tuesday, 8:54 AM | 4 comments

Monday, December 10, 2018

Internet outage stretches into Day 2

Much of Mountain View is facing the second day of a citywide internet outage affecting Comcast customers. The outage, which started on Sunday afternoon, is reportedly impacting more than 13,000 households and businesses throughout the city

Monday, 1:36 PM | 42 comments
City grapples with turnover of top staffers

A changing of the guard is playing out at City Hall as several of Mountain View's top government employees have left their positions in recent months. The turnover is the latest example of a mounting staffing challenge for regional government agencies as longtime public servants from the baby-boom generation reach retirement age.

Monday, 11:12 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Crittenden faces spate of bike thefts

Several bikes were stolen from the Crittenden Middle School campus last month, despite multiple safeguards to avoid further thefts from the campus during school hours, according to school officials.

Sunday, 9:01 AM | 5 comments

Saturday, December 8, 2018

A holly jolly greeting

Vyas Chandramouli shakes hands with Santa at Mountain View's annual Community Tree Lighting Celebration on Dec. 3.

Saturday, 10:00 AM | 1 comment

Friday, December 7, 2018

Parents urge school board to deny or delay new charter school

Anxiety and fears dominated the Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting Thursday night, as a sharply divided crowd of parents, students and community members gave an impassioned pitch for and against the creation of a new charter school in the district.

Friday, 5:38 PM | 64 comments
New LinkedIn headquarters approved by city

Last week, LinkedIn presented plans to build a showpiece headquarters in the city's East Whisman neighborhood. The proposed 1.1 million-square-foot office park was speedily approved by the City Council in a unanimous vote at the Nov. 27 meeting.

Friday, 11:21 AM | 13 comments

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Study approved to fix Rengstorff train crossing

Widely regarded as one of Mountain View's most hazardous traffic spots, the Caltrain crossing at Rengstorff Avenue is inching a little closer to getting a major fix.

Thursday, 3:42 PM | 12 comments
At long last, a winner in City Council race

In the final vote results announced Wednesday night, Alison Hicks won the undecided City Council seat with a narrow but significant lead over incumbent Pat Showalter.

Thursday, 1:47 PM | 10 comments
Crime brief: bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run

Mountain View police arrested a driver over the weekend after reports that he struck a homeless man riding a bicycle on Shoreline Boulevard and fled the scene.

Thursday, 11:49 AM | 2 comments
Raising the curtain on 'The Nutcracker'

Putting on a production of "The Nutcracker" is no small feat, despite the bevy of local performances on offer during the holiday season. Mountain View's Western Ballet allowed Voice photographer Magali Gauthier behind the scenes to document the controlled chaos.

Thursday, 11:24 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Plan to delay minimum-wage hike defeated

A plan to hit the pause button on Mountain View's minimum wage increase was swiftly shot down at the Tuesday, Dec. 4, City Council meeting. The proposal died without a motion that would have brought it to a vote.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | 11 comments
Mental health crisis text message hotline approved by Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County residents struggling with mental health crises can now use a text message-based hotline to access help.

Wednesday, 10:30 AM | 1 comment
Facebook's international drama has its day in county court

A years-old lawsuit in San Mateo County has made international headlines in recent days after a the founder of a company that is now suing Facebook handed a committee of British lawmakers an unknown number of highly confidential Facebook documents that, under court order, were strictly limited for access by his attorneys.

Wednesday, 9:36 AM | 1 comment

Ten Tips for Teens and Young Adults to Survive a Dysfunctional Family
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,609 views

Farm Bill Passes Congress
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 1,086 views

What is a Life?
By Aldis Petriceks | 0 comments | 839 views