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Sunday, June 25, 2017

City, school districts boost funding for mental health services

With little discussion and no opposition, two Mountain View school districts and the city of Mountain View all separately agreed to ramp up funding to mental health care provider the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC).

Sunday, 2:16 PM | No comments yet

Friday, June 23, 2017

Mountain View council rejects downtown hotel plan

Mountain View leaders on Tuesday pulled the plug on negotiations to sell or lease a downtown park so it could be redeveloped into a luxury hotel. The council announced they unanimously voted against the plan at a June 20 closed-session discussion.

Friday, 7:23 PM | 3 comments
Police searching for carjacking suspect who fired a gunshot

Mountain View police are looking for a man suspected of firing a gun at a liquor store and later carjacking a Honda CR-Z in the Rex Manor neighborhood Thursday night.

Friday, 12:16 PM | 5 comments
Startups push to preserve net neutrality

Mountain View's tech startups are girding themselves for a big political fight over the data vital to their businesses. Smaller web companies say they could be crippled by slower bandwidth while premium data service is reserved for the large tech giants.

Friday, 8:21 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fifth summer Spare the Air day issued for Friday

A Spare the Air smog alert has been issued for Friday in the Bay Area, the second day in a row that regional air district officials have warned of unhealthy air quality expected.

Thursday, 3:42 PM | No comments yet
Cool moves in the hot sun

Eagle Park's swimming pool was the place to keep cool during the heat wave that's been bringing record-breaking temperatures to Mountain View.

Thursday, 2:20 PM | No comments yet
Former Army housing site eyed for North Bayshore school

Like manna from heaven, a school campus-sized site may have opened up in North Bayshore to serve the thousands of new households being planned for the area. But it will be no easy task for local officials to secure 30 acres of lucrative land located just a stone's throw from Silicon Valley's richest companies. And the land itself has one key drawback: contamination from TCE, a dangerous chemical.

Thursday, 12:13 PM | 10 comments

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Legislation introduced to allow Caltrain sales tax

State legislation introduced Wednesday would allow Caltrain to seek voter approval for a new sales tax to help cover capital and operating costs.

Wednesday, 5:35 PM | 10 comments
Spare the Air smog alert issued for Thursday

The fourth Spare the Air alert has been issued in the Bay Area for Thursday by regional air quality officials, as a result of light winds and triple-digit temperatures in the region.

Wednesday, 2:13 PM | No comments yet
Bringing astronomy down to earth

For the last 45 years, astronomy professor Andrew Fraknoi has made it his mission to translate groundbreaking astronomical studies and the complex inner workings of the cosmos into everyday language.

Wednesday, 9:36 AM | 3 comments
Grand jury: districts make tax exemptions tough to get

School district in Santa Clara County pass parcel tax with the promise of exemptions, but some districts make it tough to opt out, according to a recent report.

Wednesday, 9:03 AM | 12 comments

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

What's a fair rent increase in Mountain View?

It was a painful slog for Mountain View's Rental Housing Committee on Monday night as they waded into the delicate issues of pricing and profit under citywide rent control.

Tuesday, 1:55 PM | 12 comments
Heat wave this week prompts weather advisory, Flex alert

A heat advisory for the Bay Area issued by the National Weather Service has been extended through 9 p.m. Thursday as sweltering temperatures continue to stay in the forecast.

Tuesday, 12:06 PM | 1 comment

Monday, June 19, 2017

NASA's Kepler detects 219 new planets

In a single patch of sky, the NASA Kepler space telescope has detected signs of 219 new planets, about 10 of which are believed to bear strong similarities to Earth. The new findings were announced Monday morning as part of the Kepler Exoplanet Week conference held at NASA Ames.

Monday, 3:37 PM | No comments yet
Eight arrested at Brad Paisley concert

Mountain View police arrested eight people at the Brad Paisley country concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre over the weekend, seven of whom were arrested for public intoxication.

Monday, 3:34 PM | 11 comments
School board approves new attendance boundaries

Rejecting a last-minute attempt to balance diversity among Mountain View's elementary schools, the Mountain View Whisman School District board approved new attendance boundaries that will take effect in the 2019-20 school year.

Monday, 12:25 PM | 36 comments
Record heat at Moffett Field on Sunday

High temperatures in nine San Francisco Bay Area locations were new records for Sunday's date, including at Moffett Field, National Weather Service officials said.

Monday, 11:01 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Children from new North Bayshore housing would flood local schools

School district officials are raising concerns that the explosive residential growth would require several new schools and dedicated land to accommodate the avalanche of new students.

Saturday, 8:45 PM | 37 comments

Friday, June 16, 2017

New Monta Loma Safeway opening June 18

A new Safeway supermarket will be opening for business this Sunday, June 18, at the Monta Loma Plaza space formerly occupied by the Fresh & Easy grocery store. The new store at 580 N. Rengstorff Ave. will be the fourth Safeway in Mountain View.

Friday, 4:53 PM | 27 comments
Navy hits pause on dissolving Moffett RAB

Following pushback from local residents and political leaders, U.S. Navy officials announced Friday they would hold off on plans to disband the Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board (RAB).

Friday, 4:24 PM | 2 comments
Man arrested over parking space dispute

Police arrested a 25-year-old Mountain View man last week after he allegedly punched two men for taking a parking spot he had been waiting for in a downtown parking lot.

Friday, 12:01 PM | 9 comments
Rent control committee preps for a flood of landlord petitions

Mountain View inched a little bit closer to establishing its new rent-control program and deciding how to settle the myriad disputes it is expected to generate.

Friday, 10:13 AM | 14 comments
Bridge School Benefit concert canceled

Citing personal reasons, Neil and Pegi Young announced this week they were calling off the Bridge School Benefit Concert for 2017. The charity festival has been one of Shoreline Amphitheatre's premier events for more than 30 years, each year drawing a lineup of top music artists.

Friday, 8:06 AM | 5 comments

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Georgia hospital executive hired to lead El Camino Hospital

El Camino Hospital's board of directors agreed Wednesday night to hire Dan Woods as the hospital's next president and CEO.

Thursday, 6:14 PM | 2 comments
Affordable housing for vets breaks ground

On Monday, Mountain View dignitaries gathered for a groundbreaking for the $33 million Eagle Park Apartments at 1701 El Camino Real.

Thursday, 1:48 PM | 2 comments
Can these restaurants be saved?

On Tuesday night the City Council discussed a new proposal to remove two antique buildings along Villa Street to make way for a new four-story office building. It turned into a tug-of-war between sentimentality and sensibility as elected leaders debated whether the buildings should be saved, and how that could be done.

Thursday, 11:37 AM | 37 comments
Los Gatos woman in punching attack later arrested in murder case

A Los Gatos woman was arrested last week on battery charges after she allegedly attacked a woman without provocation, repeatedly punching her in the face before fleeing the area. The same suspect was arrested two days later on suspicion of the murder of a 74-year-old Cupertino woman.

Thursday, 8:19 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to help house teachers

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced the investment of $5 million to create a home down payment support fund through a startup for educators who work in three Peninsula school districts.

Wednesday, 12:25 PM | No comments yet
Hobee's Restaurant sold to new owners

The family who has owned Peninsula breakfast institution Hobee's Restaurant for 43 years sold the business to two longtime employees, the company announced Tuesday.

Wednesday, 9:39 AM | 13 comments

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

All-clear given at courthouse, clinic following bomb threat

About 60 people were evacuated from two buildings on Tuesday morning after a bomb threat at the Palo Alto Courthouse, a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy and courthouse officials said.

Tuesday, 4:49 PM | 1 comment
SummerWinds nursery closing due to high rent

Mountain View is losing its SummerWinds Nursery. Palo Alto will become one of three remaining Bay Area locations after the gardening and nursery products company announced this week that it will be closing its San Jose and Mountain View stores in the late fall.

Tuesday, 11:22 AM | 27 comments
The philanthropist pauper

After living on the streets of Mountain View for 35 years, on his deathbed Edward Hamm devoted his life savings to creating a scholarship for at-risk youth.

Tuesday, 8:58 AM | 3 comments

Monday, June 12, 2017

High school's engineering pioneer retires

Phil Wiechec, the Mountain View High School teacher responsible for creating and teaching the school's tech-centric engineering program, announced he will be retiring this month.

Monday, 2:44 PM | 1 comment
Tuesday: Council weighs moving or tearing down Chez TJ, Tied House buildings

On Tuesday night, the Mountain View City Council is set to discuss what to do with two historic Villa Street restaurants that are part of a new downtown office project.

Monday, 11:55 AM | 24 comments

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