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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

East Palo Alto roads stand out in new data

East Palo Alto made the most road improvements compared to other Bay Area cities last year, according to data released Monday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Tuesday, 10:00 AM | No comments yet
FAA meeting Wednesday on Surf Air route over Bay

The Federal Aviation Administration will hold a meeting this Wednesday night about an alternative air route that has allowed Surf Air's planes to avoid the Midpeninsula on their way to the San Carlos Airport.

Tuesday, 9:02 AM | No comments yet

Monday, September 25, 2017

School board supports limits on open enrollment

The Mountain View Whisman School District is drafting a team of parents and faculty members to take on some of the biggest problems facing the district, including overcrowding, lack of diversity and families fleeing lower-performing schools.

Monday, 1:47 PM | 26 comments
Community forum to explore new LASD school sites

A group of Los Altos School District residents are hosting a public forum on Wednesday, Sept. 27, to look at new school designs and consider where a tenth campus could be located within the district.

Monday, 10:38 AM | 4 comments

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Caltrain fares, parking fees going up in October

Caltrain fares and parking rates are going up starting next month.

Sunday, 1:05 PM | 1 comment

Friday, September 22, 2017

Animal clinic facing new complaints

Mountain View's Alta View Animal Hospital is facing mounting complaints from disgruntled clients who blame the clinic for mistreating or harming their pets.

Friday, 1:40 PM | 23 comments
Motorcyclist injured in Central Expressway crash

A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with major injuries Friday morning after he collided with a four-door sedan on westbound Central Expressway in Mountain View.

Friday, 1:11 PM | 1 comment
Free help for DACA renewals this Sunday

Several local and countywide groups will host a special workshop in Mountain View this Sunday, Sept. 24, to assist undocumented immigrants seeking renewal for temporary legal status under the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Friday, 10:19 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, September 21, 2017

City prepares ambitious affordable-housing package

Mountain View's City Council signaled support for a new aggressive campaign to promote housing growth that would require developers to supply more below-market-rate homes and pay higher fees, with the goal of creating more opportunities for home ownership.

Thursday, 1:05 PM | 35 comments
Blockbuster housing bills headed for passage

Last week marked the end of California's legislative session, and lawmakers approved some landmark housing bills that are expected to dramatically promote residential growth in the state.

Thursday, 1:04 PM | 7 comments
Local teens pitch in for Hurricane Harvey relief

Most of the floodwater has receded from Houston after Hurricane Harvey made landfall late last month, dumping close to 50 inches of rain throughout the state of Texas in just a few short days. But with thousands still stranded in shelters with nowhere else to go, emergency relief is still in short supply.

Thursday, 10:51 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Knightscope unveils two new crime-fighting bots

Two new automated security bots designed to monitor criminal activity, search for concealed weapons and be the "eyes and ears" for law enforcement will be hitting the market next year, according to an announcement by Mountain View-based Knightscope.

Wednesday, 3:12 PM | No comments yet
Council backs plan for pot shops in Mountain View

Calling it a sensible approach to a drug that's legal and widely accepted in the Bay Area, Mountain View City Council members unanimously agreed Tuesday night to start work on city regulations that would allow recreational marijuana stores to open up in the city.

Wednesday, 1:54 PM | 36 comments

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Police tow RVs on Crisanto Avenue

Crisanto Avenue, home to the city's largest makeshift encampment of people living out of their cars, was a tense scene on Tuesday afternoon as a large team of police officers began towing vehicles for violating city rules.

Tuesday, 8:33 PM | 32 comments
Bay Area forecast: Beach hazards, cooler temps, windy weather

Hazards at Bay Area beaches, below-normal temperatures and breezy conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a weather statement for conditions Tuesday through Thursday evening.

Tuesday, 4:10 PM | No comments yet
Woman arrested for alleged attack on concert security guard

A San Jose woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly punched a security officer during the Florida Georgia Line concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, according to police.

Tuesday, 9:49 AM | 7 comments

Monday, September 18, 2017

Teen organizes wellness conference

A Los Altos High School senior is organizing a free wellness conference this month to bring together teenagers to discuss and learn about topics such as identity, healthy relationships and mental health.

Monday, 4:56 PM | 2 comments
Autumn-like weather expected this week

Before summer officially becomes fall on Friday, autumn-like weather will make its way this week to the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas, National Weather Services officials said today.

Monday, 7:51 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, September 17, 2017

El Camino Hospital unveils price calculator

El Camino Hospital has launched an online price estimator tool aimed at improving quality and cost transparency for its patients, according to hospital officials.

Sunday, 1:20 PM | 3 comments

Friday, September 15, 2017

Cancer survivors learn to pick up the pieces

For many cancer survivors who fought their way through a traumatic diagnosis and years of treatment, being deemed "cancer free" is hardly the end of the story.

Friday, 1:38 PM | No comments yet
Survey: Less homework, less stress for MVLA students

Thousands of teens at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools say they have benefited from a new homework policy aimed at bringing down homework loads.

Friday, 10:37 AM | 14 comments

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Governor hopefuls gather in MV

Mountain View's Computer History Museum played host to many of the Democratic candidates competing for the governor's seat. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, state Treasurer John Chiang and former state Superintendent Delaine Eastin each gave a brief rundown of their campaign platforms before a packed audience of Silicon Valley's business elite.

Thursday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet
Supervisor to discuss his time in 'Trump's America'

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian will discuss the observations he made and perspectives he gained in his visits with citizens of "Trump's America" at an event this Saturday.

Thursday, 11:29 AM | 29 comments
Mountain View adopts ACLU 'Freedom City' policies

Hoping to assuage lingering fears in the immigrant community, the Mountain View City Council took a new step to reassure vulnerable residents that the city has their back. Local elected leaders on Tuesday formally signed on Mountain View to many "Freedom City" policies, committing local officials and the police to a higher set of standards for dealing with undocumented individuals.

Thursday, 11:28 AM | 14 comments
Fix on the way for crumbling creek trail

With only a month left before the start of the rainy season, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is moving fast on emergency repairs to save what's left of the creek bank along a crumbling stretch of Stevens Creek Trail.

Thursday, 10:40 AM | 11 comments

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MV teen wins engineering accolade

Los Altos High School student Alisha Mirapuri's deep interest in technology and computer science hasn't gone unnoticed. On Monday, the Society of Women Engineers awarded Mirapuri and six other girls across the country with the Global Innovator Award.

Wednesday, 1:45 PM | No comments yet
District Attorney, Palo Alto Weekly to host juvenile justice town hall

The Voice's sister paper, the Palo Alto Weekly, is co-sponsoring a free discussion on how juvenile crimes are handled by the police and District Attorney with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office on Monday in Palo Alto.

Wednesday, 12:58 PM | 3 comments
Crime briefs: Loud music prompts homeless man's arrest

A man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after police found him playing loud music in his car, and a woman claims her wallet was stolen from her locker at the El Camino YMCA.

Wednesday, 11:34 AM | No comments yet

Truckee cafe to expand to Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 4,300 views

Attraction to a Person Outside Your Relationship
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,281 views

 

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