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Monday, October 22, 2018

Voter registration ends at midnight

Today (Monday) is the last day to register to vote in order to cast a ballot or vote by mail in the Nov. 6 general election.

Monday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Police ID man suspected of vandalizing campaign sign

Mountain View police have identified a man they believe is responsible for defacing a campaign sign for City Council candidate John Inks

Sunday, 6:19 PM | 42 comments
New registry, fees ahead for Airbnb rentals

After years of deliberation, Mountain View is finally ready to rein in on Airbnb and other freewheeling short-term rental services. At the Oct. 9 meeting, the Mountain View City Council voted unanimously to launch a new citywide registry and to require short-term rentals to pay a hodgepodge of city surcharges, including a new $165 annual registration fee.

Sunday, 8:36 AM | 9 comments

Saturday, October 20, 2018

City cuts deal to make East Whisman housing happen

A proposal by SummerHill Housing to slightly reduce its affordable housing requirements for a new East Whisman apartment project got the City Council's blessing on Tuesday. The proposed 447-unit housing project planned at 355 East Middlefield Road is now slated to include 67 subsidized apartments.

Saturday, 11:16 AM | 11 comments

Friday, October 19, 2018

All about STEAM at LAHS

Josette Marrero, an air quality researcher, talks about her being on a team of scientists to take air samples while aboard fighter jets in the aftermath of wildfires, at Los Altos High School's Eagle Theater on Oct. 11.

Friday, 4:37 PM | 1 comment
County sheriff, undersheriff in runoff election

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith and her former Undersheriff John Hirokawa will butt heads in a runoff election in November after neither candidate was able to secure the majority vote in June.

Friday, 2:27 PM | 2 comments
Editorial: Wheeler and Conley for Mountain View Whisman school board

It's a transformative time for the Mountain View Whisman School District, and voters may be asking themselves whether it's best to stay the course with the two incumbents, or react to recent missteps by supporting two challengers with fresh perspectives.

Friday, 1:54 PM | 8 comments
Voter guide: Big challenges await Mountain View Whisman school board

There's never a dull moment in the Mountain View Whisman School District, and four candidates are seeking to lead the busy agency through turbulent times.

Friday, 12:00 PM | 7 comments
Local priests accused of sexual misconduct

Eight priests with ties to Midpeninsula parishes are among the 15 clergy members accused of sexual abuse against children dating back to the 1960s, according to a list released Thursday by the Diocese of San Jose.

Friday, 10:05 AM | 1 comment
Voter guide: LASD candidates call for consensus-building in divisive times

The Los Altos School District, one of the top-performing districts in the Bay Area, has an education model focused on small neighborhood schools and an emphasis on safe routes for children to walk and bike to class.

Friday, 10:01 AM | 49 comments

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bullis submits charter application for new Mountain View school

Sticking with a fast-paced plan to provide an alternative public school for students in Mountain View, Bullis Charter School officials on Tuesday submitted a charter application to open a campus within the Mountain View Whisman School District.

Thursday, 10:06 AM | 29 comments
Superintendent urged charter school to slow down

Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph's request that Bullis Charter School to put the brakes on plans to open a new campus in the Mountain View Whisman School District went unanswered.

Thursday, 9:46 AM | 29 comments

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tied House won't close anytime soon

On the brink of being razed last year, downtown Mountain View's longstanding brewery Tied House is now rebounding with gusto.

Wednesday, 2:16 PM | 6 comments
Mountain View among three cities in county weighing marijuana taxes

Mountain View, Santa Clara and Morgan Hill residents will vote on cannabis business taxes on Election Day in preparation for city legislation that could legalize the sale and cultivation of marijuana.

Wednesday, 10:52 AM | 14 comments

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Supervisors back new $222M psychiatric hospital for kids

Calling it a much-needed resource for youth in crisis, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave a full-throated endorsement of plans to build a new psychiatric facility aimed at serving children and teens.

Tuesday, 9:04 PM | 2 comments
County officials weigh $222M youth psychiatric hospital

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is scheduled on Tuesday to discuss plans for a youth inpatient psychiatric hospital, which could fill a chronic unmet need in the region.

Tuesday, 6:01 PM | No comments yet
A colorful Dasara display

Radha Shyamsundar celebrates the Hindu holiday of Dasara every year at her home in Mountain View in traditional fashion. She said she spends a month prior to the 10-day festival setting up her Golu, a huge traditional display of dolls representing figures from Indian mythology.

Tuesday, 1:38 PM | 1 comment
State controller urges Californians to retrieve unclaimed financial property

State Controller Betty Yee said that her office is safeguarding nearly $770 million in unclaimed cash belonging to Californians and is urging owners to take steps to retrieve it.

Tuesday, 9:51 AM | No comments yet

Monday, October 15, 2018

County ramps up funding to defend immigrants

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors agreed to beef up funding for emergency legal representation and deportation defense services for immigrants, following signs of heightened immigration enforcement by federal officials.

Monday, 2:01 PM | 15 comments
The Voice's 2018 Voter Guide

With a City Council race, two ballot measures and seats on three school boards and one health care district board, there's a lot for Mountain View voters to keep track of in the Nov. 6 election. The Mountain View Voice staff will be compiling and updating its election coverage here, with everything from news on the races to voting information and editorial endorsements.

Monday, 9:56 AM | 11 comments

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Taking the code on the road

Manuel and Samantha, students at Mariano Castro Elementary School, show their work to Google employee Brooke Heinichen at a hands-on coding activity on Oct. 3.

Sunday, 10:43 AM | No comments yet

Friday, October 12, 2018

New pub, 'Drafthaus,' to replace Bierhaus

After forcing the downtown pub Bierhaus to close last month, the restaurant's landlords are now planning to open their own establishment -- "Drafthaus."

Friday, 2:36 PM | 35 comments
Voter Guide: Measures P and Q

Mountain View voters will see two tax initiatives on their Nov. 6 ballots. Measures P and Q -- a business license update and a cannabis tax, respectively -- are both designed to pay for expanding city services without requiring much in the way of sacrifice from residents.

Friday, 12:32 PM | 6 comments
Editorial: Yes on measures P and Q

With no organized opposition and clear benefits from these measures, the Voice recommends a yes vote on both P and Q.

Friday, 12:32 PM | 8 comments
County officials weigh $222M youth psychiatric hospital

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is scheduled on Tuesday to discuss plans for a youth inpatient psychiatric hospital, which could fill a chronic unmet need in the region.

Friday, 11:52 AM | 1 comment
Three people displaced in apartment fire

Firefighters extinguished a blaze that broke out yesterday inside a two-story apartment building a block west of the San Antonio shopping center, causing damage to one of the units.

Friday, 9:04 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Water line break closes Ferguson Drive

A water line on Ferguson Drive ruptured this week, forcing city officials to close the Whisman Station roadway for at least a week to make repairs. It was the third rupture in the past year.

Thursday, 6:24 PM | 1 comment
Editorial: Vonnegut, Torok and Walter for MVLA school board

For anyone who remembers Steven Nelson's term on Mountain View Whisman's school board, the Voice's recommendation for the three seats on the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board will not come as a surprise.

Thursday, 1:53 PM | 3 comments
Voter Guide: MVLA candidates vow to keep up the good work

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is on the cusp of several major decisions that will be felt for decades, from how to spend $295 million in bond funds to preparing for an onslaught of enrollment growth exceeding 1,500 students in the coming decades.

Thursday, 12:37 PM | 1 comment
Prop. 10 becomes litmus test in council race

For a Mountain View City Council race in which many candidates hold similar positions, Proposition 10 is driving a sharp wedge into the field.

Thursday, 11:18 AM | 12 comments
Council may put curbs on vehicle dwellers

With a new agreement to expand a safe parking program to about 20 spaces, Mountain View city staff were directed to begin investigating stricter parking restrictions against people living out of their vehicles.

Thursday, 11:09 AM | 53 comments

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Crime brief: Transient arrested in attempted carjacking

A transient man was arrested last week after an alleged carjacking attempt at a Valero gas station parking lot near the San Antonio shopping center.

Wednesday, 1:31 PM | 13 comments
LASD board punts on use of 10th campus

The Mountain View City Council decided to postpone approval of a plan that would pave the way for a new school in the San Antonio region of Mountain View, after Los Altos School District trustees declined to make a concrete decision on who would attend the school.

Wednesday, 10:12 AM | 20 comments

San Francisco's Urban Ritual boba pops up in Redwood City
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Food Party! SOS
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