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Monday, October 3, 2022

MVLA board candidate Carrol Titus-Zambre makes false endorsement claims

Carrol Titus-Zambre, a candidate for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board, falsely claimed that its superintendent endorsed her in the Nov. 8 election and then backtracked, saying it was a misunderstanding.

Monday, 1:42 PM | 1 comment
Man charged with hate crimes, robberies against South Asian women

An East Palo man who allegedly ripped the necklaces from the necks of 14 South Asian women has been charged with robbery and hate crimes, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Monday.

Monday, 12:27 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, October 2, 2022

California drought likely to stretch into fourth year

As California's 2022 water year ended last week, the parched state is bracing for another dry year -- its fourth in a row. Weather watchers expect a hot and dry fall and warn that this winter could bring below-average precipitation.

Sunday, 9:34 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Man arrested in Mountain View for alleged assault with a stick

A man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly hit a man in the face with a stick early Thursday morning at the Evelyn Avenue Safe Parking Lot in Mountain View.

Saturday, 8:29 AM | 1 comment

Friday, September 30, 2022

Traffic alert: Los Altos Hills brush fire on southbound I-280

A brush fire has prompted the closure of lanes of southbound Interstate Highway 280 in the area of Los Altos Hills on Friday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Friday, 5:05 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View City Council incumbents lead in campaign donations, bringing in thousands from local unions

Incumbent Councilmember Ellen Kamei is currently leading the pack of five candidates for total funds raised in the Mountain View City Council race, with Mayor Lucas Ramirez close behind.

Friday, 3:37 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 29, 2022

At Google's campus, state and local leaders urge greater efforts to conserve water

A group of state and local water system officials gathered at Google's Mountain View campus Thursday to tout the benefits of conservation as California faces the likely prospect of a fourth consecutive year of drought.

Thursday, 5:22 PM | No comments yet
Community briefs: Digital equity at Mountain View schools, local TEDxYouth event and robotics for girls

This week in community briefs, the Mountain View Whisman School District is recognized for a commitment to technological equity, Santa Clara County creatives organized a TEDxYouth event and a free robotics class comes to Mountain View.

Thursday, 12:56 PM | 2 comments
Environmental watchdog group sues Valley Water over alleged fish-killing practices

Bay Area environmental watchdog San Francisco Baykeeper filed suit on Tuesday against the Santa Clara Valley Water District for allegedly violating the California Constitution and the Fish and Game Code through management practices.

Thursday, 11:47 AM | No comments yet
Mountain View to begin enforcing parking rules relaxed during pandemic

The city of Mountain View announced it will enforce parking rules that were relaxed during the pandemic starting on Oct. 1, including short-term parking zones and the citywide 72-hour parking limits.

Thursday, 11:44 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Junior Museum and Zoo removes birds from view amid avian flu outbreak

Concerned about a bird flu outbreak, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo has removed its birds from public viewing and canceled all bird interactions, including the popular flamingo feeding activity, until further notice.

Wednesday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View City Council unanimously OKs apartment project on East El Camino Real

A housing development on El Camino Real that plans to add nearly 200 net-new units -- plus demolish a few dozen existing units -- was approved enthusiastically by the Mountain View City Council.

Wednesday, 1:41 PM | 31 comments
Flying out of SFO? Better bring your own food

Nearly a thousand fast food workers went on strike at the San Francisco International Airport on Monday, causing many food establishments and lounges to shutter, said an airport workers' union.

Wednesday, 1:30 PM | 1 comment
The sheriff's race: What the candidates would do about the jails and staffing

We asked contenders for Santa Clara County Sheriff, Kevin Jensen and Robert "Bob" Jonsen, to weigh in on the overbudget new main jail, control of the jails and staffing shortages.

Wednesday, 9:27 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Gavin Newsom signs bills aimed at reducing catalytic converter thefts

Gov. Gavin Newsom's office earlier this week announced Newsom has signed two bills aimed at cracking down on catalytic converter theft.

Tuesday, 1:55 PM | 1 comment
Santa Clara County Fire will take over firefighting service on a portion of NASA Ames

NASA Ames wants to hand off firefighting duties on a portion of its land to Santa Clara County. On Tuesday, county supervisors agreed to take over, as long as they can get a new stream of tax revenue to support it.

Tuesday, 1:53 PM | No comments yet
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's race: What they'd do if elected

How the scandal-plagued Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office will operate in a post-Laurie Smith era will be determined by the vote of the people in the Nov. 8 election.

Tuesday, 1:38 PM | No comments yet

Monday, September 26, 2022

MVLA high school board race: Thida Cornes focuses on supporting students academically and emotionally

Thida Cornes, who is running for a seat on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board, says that she wants to help create schools where every kid, regardless of background, has a chance to succeed.

Monday, 4:51 PM | 3 comments
Mountain View delivery driver arrested after teen girl reports inappropriate touching

A Mountain View man was arrested Sept. 22 for allegedly inappropriately touching a teenage girl earlier this year, police said.

Monday, 1:47 PM | No comments yet
Child, father sustain minor injuries after collision with car outside Mountain View Public Library

A toddler riding a training bicycle with his father near the Mountain View Public Library was struck by a sedan Sept. 23. The child and father are OK, reporting only minor injuries, police said.

Monday, 11:46 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Gov. Newsom signs bill addressing state's wild pig problem

A bill addressing how to handle up to 400,000 wild pigs that are roaming across California has been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Sunday, 11:10 PM | No comments yet

Friday, September 23, 2022

Final settlement in lawsuit over RV parking restrictions released

The city of Mountain View announced late last month that it would begin enforcing its RV parking restrictions on Oct. 1, having reached a tentative agreement with plaintiffs in a lawsuit over the rules. That agreement is now finalized.

Friday, 6:44 PM | 6 comments
'Pod house' found in violation of several city building codes

A Palo Alto home that's been touted as a model for affordable shared housing because it's been renovated with 14 small sleeping "pods" has been cited for multiple code violations, according to city of Palo Alto documents.

Friday, 1:26 PM | 1 comment
Proposed development on San Antonio Road gains commission's support, but questions remain about affordable units

The Environmental Planning Commission remained undecided on how to handle the project's affordable units after a last minute alternative option was thrown into the mix.

Friday, 12:28 PM | 18 comments
Supervisor Cindy Chavez tests positive for COVID-19

Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez has tested positive for COVID-19, her communications director announced on Wednesday.

Friday, 11:56 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Eric Mark runs for MVLA board, campaigning on mental health and diversifying class offerings

Eric Mark, a candidate for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board, says he wants to give back to the school district that his three children attended, and seeks to broaden the classes provided to students.

Thursday, 1:46 PM | 1 comment
Corruption trial of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith begins

The trial of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, who faces several charges of misconduct and perjury, began on Wednesday.

Thursday, 11:26 AM | No comments yet
U.S. Justice Department launches COVID-19 fraud strike force groups

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a trio of strike force groups tasked with expanding the department's ongoing fraud prevention efforts related to COVID-19.

Thursday, 11:26 AM | No comments yet
Stanford purchases 759 apartments off Sand Hill Road

Seizing an unexpected opportunity to increase its housing options, Stanford has purchased Oak Creek Apartments, a 759-unit complex located on a prime piece of real estate on Sand Hill Road.

Thursday, 11:26 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

MedAssist expands to include all medications for diabetes care

MedAssist, a Santa Clara County program that helps county residents with the cost of a few specific types of medications, will expand to include all medications for diabetes care.

Wednesday, 12:55 PM | No comments yet
Esmeralda Ortiz runs for MVLA school board, hoping to broaden pathways for students to succeed

Esmeralda Ortiz is seeking a spot on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board, saying she wants to use her experience working with high schoolers at the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula to aid the district.

Wednesday, 12:43 PM | 3 comments
Community briefs: Family health fair, young artists showcase and a nonprofit grant opportunity

This week in community briefs, Assemblymember Marc Berman hosts a family health fair, an art showcase in Mountain View highlights young artists and the Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation seeks grant applicants.

Wednesday, 10:48 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Spraying for West Nile virus planned Thursday for some parts of Mountain View, Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale

Crews will be spraying insecticide later this week in areas of Mountain View, Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale where West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes have been found, the Santa Clara County Vector Control District said Tuesday.

Tuesday, 4:58 PM | 2 comments
City approves funding for Terra Bella Avenue affordable housing project

A proposed affordable housing project on Terra Bella Avenue in Mountain View now has a financial commitment from the city, bringing the 108-unit development one step closer to fruition.

Tuesday, 1:53 PM | 3 comments
Palo Alto's Magical Bridge Playground temporarily closed for repairs, upgrades

The space is undergoing renovations that will include repair work to its existing structures while ushering in a new feature that will help with accessibility for visitors who are blind or have limited vision.

Tuesday, 1:41 PM | No comments yet

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