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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Editorial: Yes on Measure T

We believe Measure T is a worthwhile and necessary investment to improve school facilities, expand to handle short-term growth, pay off debt from past projects, and provide affordable housing for district teachers and staff.

Thursday, 9:08 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Guest opinion: Completed McKelvey Park project combines flood protection with recreation

In a guest opinion, Santa Clara Valley Water District director Gary Kremen writes about the reopening of McKelvey Park following the completion of part of a flood protection project. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Saturday.

Wednesday, 4:11 PM | No comments yet
Police report: Suspect in Mountain View home invasion blames meth for his delusional behavior

A man arrested last week for allegedly dragging a woman from her Mountain View home told police that he had a severe reaction to meth and thought he was being pursued by someone who was trying to kill him.

Wednesday, 1:33 PM | 3 comments

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

NTSB: Tesla's Autopilot steered Model X into highway median, causing fatal Mountain View crash

A 38-year-old father died from a high-speed crash because his Tesla Model X's Autopilot driving system steered the car into a median on Highway 101 in 2018, federal officials concluded Tuesday, following a two-year inquiry.

Tuesday, 5:11 PM | 4 comments
Guest opinion: Measure D undermines rent control

In a guest opinion in the Feb. 21 edition, former Mountain View Mayor Pat Showalter writes about why she is voting against Measure D, the City Council's rent control initiative on the March 3 ballot.

Tuesday, 3:49 PM | 16 comments
Rent increase sends FabMo, the nonprofit treasure trove of rescued fabrics, to Sunnyvale

FabMo, a nonprofit that rescues discarded designer showroom samples and offers them to the public, has announced it will be moving from Mountain View to Sunnyvale after getting a significant rent increase.

Tuesday, 1:55 PM | No comments yet
Santa Clara County workers threaten to strike over failed contract negotiations

Hundreds of county workers packed the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors chambers Monday afternoon to address county officials for neglecting to meet their demands for a new, competitive contract.

Tuesday, 10:34 AM | 3 comments
Letters to the editor: Measure D, bond measure taxes, proposed new pool

Letters to the editor from the Feb. 21 edition on the rent control Measure D, the presidential election, bond measure taxes and a proposed new pool at Rengstorff Park.

Tuesday, 9:53 AM | 4 comments

Monday, February 24, 2020

County social workers say children are suffering from lack of support

The children of Santa Clara County are suffering because the social service workers of the county are suffering, workers said at a news conference Thursday.

Monday, 3:46 PM | 2 comments
Theuerkauf Elementary is no longer a majority low-income school. What does that mean for the Mountain View Whisman School District?

In under a year, Mountain View's Theuerkauf Elementary School undergone a dramatic demographic shift and no longer has a majority of its students coming from low-income families.

Monday, 2:02 PM | 17 comments
If county takes over Mountain View's safe parking lot for homeless vehicle-dwellers, it could stay open 24/7

Mountain View's fledgling safe parking program is poised to enlist some much-needed outside help to relocate some of the hundreds of homeless people currently living out of their vehicles along city streets.

Monday, 12:38 PM | 16 comments
'This is a miracle': Missing Palo Alto couple found alive, ending weeklong search in which hopes had dimmed

Search and rescue volunteers navigating their way through dense vegetation on Saturday found Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin in Marin County, where they had gone missing eight days earlier.

Monday, 9:17 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Another setback for Mountain View's ambitious automated transit plans

For more than a decade, Mountain View residents have been hearing about the city's grand, technology-driven transit plans for getting thousands of employees in and out of North Bayshore during commute hours.

Sunday, 9:04 AM | 21 comments

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Santa Clara County man recovers from coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced Thursday that a man who became the county's first confirmed case of novel coronavirus has recovered and been released from isolation.

Saturday, 9:05 AM | 5 comments

Friday, February 21, 2020

Editorial: Yes on community college measures G, H

The high cost of living, income inequality and the high cost of a university education have created huge obstacles for young people. A vibrant community college system is essential, and voters should ensure it continues to thrive.

Friday, 2:25 PM | 8 comments
Mountain View High School principal resigns to head CCS youth sports

Throughout his career in public education, Mountain View High School Principal Dave Grissom said he never lost sight of his true passion: youth sports.

Friday, 10:07 AM | 1 comment
Outside spending in state Senate race ramps up in final days before Super Tuesday

With only 12 days until California's March 3 primary, candidates for District 13 in the state Senate are ramping up their campaign fundraising and spending efforts to convince voters to select them.

Friday, 10:04 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Mobile home park owner raises $94K to fight Measure D

In a strange twist less than two weeks from election day, a prominent Mountain View mobile home park owner is now pouring money into a campaign to defeat a ballot measure that would exempt mobile homes from rent control.

Thursday, 5:28 PM | 31 comments
Update: Man arrested in Monday kidnapping attempt reportedly held another family hostage

A man arrested this week for attempted kidnapping of a Mountain View woman allegedly held another woman and her daughter hostage that same evening, according to new details released by the Mountain View Police Department.

Thursday, 1:06 PM | 2 comments
'We have no evidence that the virus is circulating': No new coronavirus cases found in Santa Clara County

No new novel coronavirus cases have been reported in Santa Clara County and few new details about the virus are known publicly, county public health officials told a Board of Supervisors committee at a hearing Wednesday.

Thursday, 10:05 AM | 8 comments
City hosts 'Cool Block' training in local battle against climate change

The city of Mountain View is inviting residents interested in hyperlocal efforts to battle climate change and prepare for disasters to attend the "Cool Block" training session on Sunday, Feb. 23.

Thursday, 9:33 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Oh, for Pete's sake! Supporters say vandals are sabotaging Pete Buttigieg campaign signs in Mountain View

With just weeks to go before the March primary in California, local supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg say their campaign signs are under siege.

Wednesday, 11:54 AM | 35 comments
Caltrain suspending weekend service into SF through March to do electrification work

Caltrain will temporarily suspend service into the heart of San Francisco on weekends through the end of March to accommodate construction work required to electrify the rail corridor by 2022.

Wednesday, 10:37 AM | 2 comments
A daughter's disability. A mother's ingenuity. And the playground that's launching a revolution.

Olenka Steciw Villarreal and Jill Hoffspiegel Asher, the forces behind Magical Bridge, see "all-abilities" playgrounds not as islands, but as clarion calls in a movement for valuing all members of a community equally.

Wednesday, 8:54 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Wildlife officials find, euthanize mountain lion that attacked child at Rancho San Antonio

UPDATE: Days after a mountain lion grabbed a 6-year-old girl at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, the attacking animal has been found and euthanized, wildlife officials said.

Tuesday, 12:49 PM | 29 comments
Dragged by the neck, woman escapes from man accused of trying to kidnap her

Police arrested a man who allegedly burst into a San Antonio neighborhood home Monday night and tried to drag a woman by the neck out to her car, according to a statement by the Mountain View Police Department.

Tuesday, 12:37 PM | 5 comments
The Mountain View Voice's March 3 voter guide to local races

We've rounded up our coverage of key issues on the March 3 ballot for Mountain View voters, with links to news and Voter Guide stories, as well as guest opinions, letters to the editor and endorsements from the editorial page.

Tuesday, 10:25 AM | 9 comments
$259M Measure T bond seeks to solve short-term school needs

Voters in the Mountain View Whisman School District are being asked to pass a new bond measure that would tackle the short-term problems facing local schools today.

Tuesday, 10:13 AM | 19 comments
Guest opinion: An investment in local higher education

In a guest opinion, Santa Clara County Democratic Party Chair Bill James writes why he believes residents should vote yes on measures G and H on the March 3 ballot.

Tuesday, 8:57 AM | 4 comments

Monday, February 17, 2020

Rancho San Antonio closes after child injured in suspected mountain lion attack

Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve in Cupertino was closed temporarily after a child was injured by an animal -- suspected to be a mountain lion - while walking with others on a park trail Sunday.

Monday, 8:49 PM | No comments yet
Community college district asks voters for new tax, bond funds to upgrade facilities, keep education accessible

Voters in the March 3 election will decide on financing measures G and H by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.

Monday, 8:43 AM | 27 comments

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Letters to the editor: Measure D, Foothill-De Anza measures, Rishi Kumar

Letters to the editor in the Feb. 14 edition on the City Council rent control Measure D, Foothill-De Anza Community College District measures G and H and the California 18th Congressional District race.

Sunday, 8:49 AM | 33 comments

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate

With the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has shown himself to be a strong, effective and collaborative leader.

Saturday, 10:38 AM | 12 comments

Friday, February 14, 2020

At 'pivotal' moment in presidential campaign, Pete Buttigieg makes plea to voters in Palo Alto

In comments to about 200 supporters in Palo Alto on Friday, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg pitched himself as an inclusive, progressive option for voters.

Friday, 4:37 PM | 27 comments
Editorial: No on Measure D, the City Council's rent control rewrite

As the adage goes, trust has to be earned. So voters must ask themselves, on the prickly subject of rent control, has the City Council done enough to earn their trust? In our opinion, the answer is no.

Friday, 1:50 PM | 12 comments
Using DNA evidence, Mountain View police arrest man in 2004 sexual assault case

A New Mexico man was arrested and extradited to California this week after DNA evidence connected him to a 2004 sexual assault in a Mountain View motel.

Friday, 1:47 PM | 1 comment
Measure D: In reshaping rent control, council members ask for community's trust

Rent control, one of Mountain View's most divisive issues, is back on the ballot March 3. Voters will have a chance to weigh in on the city's nascent renter protections and decide whether to accept a bevy of new changes.

Friday, 9:57 AM | No comments yet
Federal judge thwarts Theranos leaders' attempt to dump fraud case

A federal court judge has declined to throw out the fraud case against two former Theranos executives, finding the indictment against them contains enough factual information to move forward.

Friday, 9:51 AM | No comments yet

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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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