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Monday, January 30, 2023

Police seek public help to identify man suspected of groping woman on California Street in Mountain View

Mountain View are asking for help in identifying a man accused of groping a woman in the 1900 block of California Street on Jan. 20.

Monday, 4:25 PM | No comments yet
Bay Area bridge toll increases finally approved at end of long litigation

A pot of $545 million destined for new projects in the Bay Area may soon be released from escrow after litigation over a 2018 ballot measure on bridge toll increases finally comes to an end.

Monday, 4:03 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View's first Lunar New Year event draws crowds to welcome the Year of the Rabbit

Spirits were high at the Mountain View Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 28, as crowds of people came together to celebrate the city's first Lunar New Year event.

Monday, 1:52 PM | No comments yet
Four vying for Mountain View City Council talk rent control, stance on housing growth at community forum

Four people vying for the Mountain View City Council's vacant seat gave stances on everything from housing and rent control to transportation and livability at a forum held by community groups on Jan. 27. A fifth applicant dropped out.

Monday, 1:51 PM | 2 comments

Sunday, January 29, 2023

How to grow a bountiful veggie garden like the Filoli estate

You don't need a luxurious historic estate with acres of land to grow an abundance of colorful vegetables: Just follow these tips from horticulturists at the Filoli estate and you'll have a bountiful backyard harvest year-round.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Schwab Learning Center opens new dyslexic-friendly 'innovation lab'

With its new home at Children's Health Council in Palo Alto, the Schwab Learning Center's reach is now expanding beyond Stanford to the wider community.

Saturday, 9:41 AM | 2 comments

Friday, January 27, 2023

Armed robbers shoot at witness after Mountain View jewelry store heist

Mountain View police closed down the Rengstorff Avenue entrance to Highway 101 and are searching for three armed men following a jewelry store robbery on Friday, Jan. 27. The men fired at a witness who attempted to follow them.

Friday, 4:49 PM | No comments yet
MVLA adds ethnic studies to graduation requirements starting next fall

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board has paved the way to add an ethnic studies class for all incoming ninth graders this fall by updating its graduation requirements to include the course.

Friday, 1:48 PM | No comments yet
The Crestview project leaders offer updates on timeline, parking, security

The Crestview, a housing project in Mountain View that will convert a hotel into 48 affordable units for extremely low income individuals and families, will begin construction this spring and is slated to be completed by winter.

Friday, 12:55 PM | 2 comments
Here's how you can support the Half Moon Bay community right now (and take care of yourself)

Here's a list of organizations raising funds for the Jan. 23 mass shooting victims, plus memorial events and mental health resources.

Friday, 12:19 PM | 3 comments

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Coastal farmworkers eke out a living amid hardship

Shootings, wildfires, the pandemic and other challenges have tested the Coastside's isolated communities, but many of its farmers aren't going anywhere.

Thursday, 2:53 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View City Council approves zoning changes to add residential and mixed-uses to city's shopping centers

The Mountain View City Council brought the city's housing element draft one step closer to completion on Jan. 24 by approving a few key zoning amendments, including allowing for future residential development at shopping centers.

Thursday, 1:02 PM | 7 comments
Department of Justice brings major antitrust suit against Google's ad business, seeks divestiture

In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, the DOJ alleges that Google "has corrupted legitimate competition in the ad tech industry" through anticompetitive practices.

Thursday, 11:40 AM | 3 comments
Community briefs: City boards and committees, New Americans Fellowship and a new pedestrian undercrossing at Bernardo Avenue

This week in community briefs, Mountain View opens applications for city boards and committees, Santa Clara County seeks applicants for the New Americans Fellowship and local cities consider a new undercrossing at Bernardo Avenue.

Thursday, 10:49 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

No bail for Half Moon Bay accused shooter, DA considers death penalty

The 66-year-old man accused of gunning down seven people and critically injuring one other at two mushroom farms earlier this week made his initial court appearance Wednesday.

Wednesday, 5:14 PM | No comments yet
City Council narrows down pool of applicants for vacant seat to five finalists

The Mountain View City Council narrowed its pool of applicants for the vacant council seat down to five finalists at a Jan. 24 meeting. Those five will get to move on to the interview round, slated for next Monday.

Wednesday, 12:48 PM | 9 comments
Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence

Nearly 200 Meta content moderators who used to work at the tech company's Mountain View office and now work in Fremont had their contracts terminated this month, workers included in the cut told the Voice.

Wednesday, 11:06 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Five men, two women die in Half Moon Bay mass shooting

A community is in mourning after a gunman allegedly walked onto two farms, including one where he is said to have worked, and killed seven people. He also critically injured one other.

Tuesday, 6:28 PM | 1 comment
Suspect in Half Moon Bay shootings was employee of farm where 5 where shot

A man accused of mass shootings at two locations in the Half Moon Bay area on Monday legally purchased the semi-automatic handgun allegedly used in the crimes, San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said.

Tuesday, 1:52 PM | 1 comment
Weather, inflation impact high school construction, but progress continues

Inflation and recent inclement weather have posed challenges for projects at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools, but the district still believes it's on course to have the funds necessary to complete the planned building work.

Tuesday, 12:41 PM | 1 comment
Residential fire on San Ramon Avenue injures one, causes $100,000 in damages

A residential fire at a multifamily building on San Ramon Avenue in Mountain View over the weekend led to minor injuries and caused an estimated $100,000 worth of damage.

Tuesday, 9:19 AM | No comments yet

Monday, January 23, 2023

Seven dead in two Half Moon Bay shootings, 67-year-old man in custody

Seven people are dead, and a 67-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly opened fire in two separate shootings in an unincorporated area of Half Moon Bay on Monday.

Monday, 4:56 PM | No comments yet
Elizabeth Holmes' lawyers rebut prosecution claims that she is a flight risk

As the date for Elizabeth Holmes to begin serving her sentence approaches, prosecutors and defense lawyers are fighting over whether she should be allowed to stay free while her appeal is resolved.

Monday, 3:44 PM | No comments yet
Santa Clara County reports low rates of COVID, flu

Santa Clara County experienced a triple health threat this winter -- flu, a respiratory virus and COVID-19 -- but county officials and medical experts said overall infections remain low and are subsiding.

Monday, 1:30 PM | No comments yet
Get to know the Mountain View residents applying for a seat on City Council at community groups' forum Friday

With the date to fill the vacant Mountain View City Council seat fast approaching, residents will have a chance on Friday, Jan. 27, to hear from applicants on major policy issues and ask questions of their own.

Monday, 1:19 PM | 5 comments
Magnitude 3.7 earthquake strikes southern Santa Clara County Monday morning

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck southern Santa Clara County Monday morning at 5:58 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Monday, 11:42 AM | No comments yet
The perfect backyard retirement home

Palo Alto senior Judy Ousterhout had been pondering her future as a healthy older adult: Where would she retire? How could she generate extra income? The longtime resident decided that building a home in her backyard was the answer.

Monday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Local state legislators call for California budget to protect public transit funding, despite deficit

A group of state legislators called on leadership this week to protect funding for public transit systems after Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested cuts in his proposed budget.

Saturday, 9:20 AM | No comments yet

Friday, January 20, 2023

Where to watch the San Francisco 49ers playoff game around the Midpeninsula

The 49ers find themselves on the cusp of another deep postseason run with a familiar foe standing in their way. Can't afford a ticket but want to watch the team go up against the Dallas Cowboys surrounded by fans? Here's where to go.

Friday, 6:15 PM | No comments yet
State COVID testing sites begin to close

As the state prepares to end the state of emergency, those sites with less demand will close first.

Friday, 1:37 PM | No comments yet
Santa Clara County left out of federal relief funds for storm damage

Santa Clara County is not one of the seven counties listed in a recent Presidential Declaration of Major Disasters, so residents and businesses here can't get federal assistance for home repairs or other recovery programs.

Friday, 12:36 PM | 2 comments
Lunar New Year celebration to be held this weekend

Wiz Chinese, a group of Palo Altans of Chinese heritage, will host its Lunar New Year celebration at Mitchell Park Community Center with music and dance performances, food and drink, and activities.

Friday, 10:46 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 19, 2023

President Joe Biden makes a stop in Mountain View before heading to Santa Cruz County to survey storm damage

Air Force One landed around 11:41 a.m. on Thursday at the Moffett Federal Airfield, and President Joe Biden emerged about 10 minutes later wearing his signature black aviator sunglasses.

Thursday, 1:54 PM | No comments yet
In last-minute surge of applications, 10 people seek a spot on the Mountain View City Council

Following a surge in last-minute applications, a total of 10 residents are now vying for a spot on the Mountain View City Council as the city looks to appoint a replacement for Council member Sally Lieber later this month.

Thursday, 1:49 PM | 26 comments
Colder temperatures and king tides in the Bay Area's five-day forecast

Dry weather in the Bay Area's forecast is a welcome relief from recent storms, but it will bring chilly temperatures for the next five days and a freeze warning has already been issued for Friday morning.

Thursday, 12:04 PM | No comments yet
President Biden flying into Mountain View to visit storm-ravaged Capitola, Aptos Thursday afternoon

President Joe Biden will visit Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties Thursday, Jan. 19, to see first-hand the damage from a series of atmospheric river storms in the past three weeks.

Thursday, 9:20 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Obituaries: Iraida Busó Espinosa

Iraida Busó Espinosa, 104, a Los Altos resident, died on Jan. 5.

Wednesday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet
Residential fire on Ednamary Way causes no injuries, $140K in damages

A residential fire in the early morning hours of Jan. 18 resulted in no injuries but caused an estimated $140,000 in damages to a multi-family complex.

Wednesday, 1:22 PM | No comments yet
Community briefs: Sister City Affiliation fundraiser, new Assistant City Manager and Saint Francis High School unveils innovation center

This week in community briefs, the Sister City Affiliation hosts a fundraiser to support its exchange program, Mountain View appoints a new assistant city manager and Saint Francis High School unveils a new innovation center.

Wednesday, 12:20 PM | No comments yet
With hours left to apply, applications begin to flow in for open Mountain View City Council seat

City officials told the Voice that Emily Ann Ramos and Michael Kasperzak Jr. have thrown their hats in the ring for the open seat.

Wednesday, 11:11 AM | 11 comments

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

State water leaders: Stormy conditions to end soon

After Wednesday's forecasted storm -- the ninth in three weeks -- the weather pattern will be transitioning to drier conditions, state water officials said on Monday.

Tuesday, 5:41 PM | No comments yet
Palo Alto teen killed in car crash graduated from St. Francis High School in Mountain View in 2021

Tyler Scheetz, 19, of Palo Alto, was identified as the teen killed in a two-car crash earlier this month in Los Gatos, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's Office.

Tuesday, 5:37 PM | No comments yet
Study of lead levels in children living near Reid-Hillview Airport could have national impact

The results of an airborne lead contamination study commissioned by Santa Clara County have been published in a scientific journal and could impact the EPA's evaluation of the public health impacts of lead from airports.

Tuesday, 1:34 PM | No comments yet
With deadline fast approaching, city staff say no one has applied yet for vacant Mountain View City Council seat

The Mountain View City Council decided to fill its vacant seat by appointment, but so far, no one has applied, city officials said Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 1:20 PM | 11 comments
Aging like fine wine: A local author is writing a book about winemaking, longevity, and how these themes coalesce within his family’s rich Mountain View history

Kevin Ferguson grew up hearing stories of the Gemello Winery, the family business his great-grandfather, John Gemello, and grandfather, Mario Gemello, started together in Mountain View in 1934, at the dawn of post-Prohibition America.

Tuesday, 12:10 PM | 1 comment
Mountain View kicks off displacement response community outreach meeting series

In the past decade, about 1,000 rent-stabilized units have been demolished or redeveloped in Mountain View to make way for new development projects, leaving their occupants displaced. The city's ramping up efforts to address the issue.

Tuesday, 11:35 AM | 4 comments

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