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Monday, June 17, 2019

Suspected Stevens Creek Trail flasher arrested by Mountain View police

Police are asking any additional victims to come forward following an indecent exposure incident on Stevens Creek Trail last week.

Monday, 12:14 PM | 3 comments
Man accused of 1974 cold-case killing near Stanford campus pleads not guilty

A 74-year-old man who has been accused of murdering two 21-year-old women on Stanford University property in the 1970s pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in one of the cases on Friday.

Monday, 10:02 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Public Works spent $3 million on North Bayshore studies

City officials have spent more than $3 million on a variety of transportation consultants as part of Mountain View's quest to transform the North Bayshore area, according to city officials.

Sunday, 8:12 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Stanford fires back at county over new housing requirements

Stanford University pushed back this week against Santa Clara County's proposed housing requirements as part of Stanford's expansion application by arguing the university deserves credit for graduate housing already under construction.

Saturday, 9:06 AM | 2 comments

Friday, June 14, 2019

City approves 2nd study for automated transit

A far-off goal to build an automated transit line in Mountain View squeaked through the City Council to win funding for its next study phase.

Friday, 12:39 PM | 10 comments
Mountain View's class of 2019 looks to the future

Family and friends cheered on the 117th graduating Mountain View High School Class as its 456 students received their diplomas.

Friday, 10:05 AM | No comments yet
Supervisor Simitian brings 'sidewalk office hours' to local farmers markets

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian will hold "sidewalk office hours" at local farmers markets this month.

Friday, 9:54 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Los Altos grads celebrated for optimism in anxious times

For the 514 seniors graduating Los Altos High School last week, the world has changed rapidly, almost since the moment they were born.

Thursday, 11:44 AM | No comments yet
Letters to the editor: RV ban, SB 50 and Caltrain bike cars

The June 7 edition of letters to the editor includes letters on Mountain View's proposed RV ban, SB 50, bicyclists on Caltrain and climate change.

Thursday, 9:44 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

$27K in restitution ordered for man who hacked Mountain View Online

The 36-year-old man who hacked and temporarily shut down the Mountain View Voice website and other Embarcadero Media websites nearly four years ago was sentenced today in San Jose federal court.

Wednesday, 5:52 PM | 2 comments
Council moves ahead with milder RV ban

The City Council approved a complicated muddle of measures to restrict large RVs and trailers from parking on city streets.

Wednesday, 5:21 PM | 58 comments
Mountain View-Los Altos board approves policy for stadium lights on high school fields

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District's board of trustees unanimously agreed on a plan to install stadium lights and a new public address system at its two high school campuses.

Wednesday, 2:04 PM | 2 comments
Ex-Stanford sailing coach in college-admissions scam is sentenced: no prison time, $10K fine

Stanford University's former head sailing coach John Vandemoer became the first person to be sentenced in the college admissions case Wednesday for knowingly designating two applicants as recruits despite their lack of experience.

Wednesday, 1:12 PM | 3 comments
Same-day Spare the Air alert issued for Bay Area

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a belated Spare the Air Alert for Wednesday after increased ocean breezes and a fog layer that were forecast to bring improved air quality have not yet shown up.

Wednesday, 11:11 AM | No comments yet
Half-acre brush fire breaks out on Stevens Creek Trail

Mountain View fire fighters extinguished a grass fire that ignited along the southern end of Stevens Creek Trail Tuesday evening. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Wednesday, 10:10 AM | No comments yet
Crime brief: San Jose man beats transient with cane at Mountain View bus stop

A man was taken to a hospital with injuries last week after a San Jose man assaulted him with a cane near a bus stop in the San Antonio shopping center area, according to police.

Wednesday, 10:06 AM | No comments yet
Guest opinion: Council members respond to the Voice's editorial on housing

In a guest opinion in the June 7 issue, Mountain View Mayor Lisa Matichak and Vice Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga respond to the Voice's May 17 editorial on the housing crisis.

Wednesday, 9:32 AM | 17 comments

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nurses picket Mountain View campus over contract stalemate with El Camino Hospital

Dozens of nurses hit the pavement with colorful signs early Tuesday morning, kicking off an all-day demonstration outside El Camino Hospital over what they call unjustifiable cuts at a time when the hospital's budget is booming.

Tuesday, 1:49 PM | 15 comments
Hundreds of Mountain View Whisman students must change schools this fall

Hundreds of students will be saying goodbye to their old campuses and going somewhere new in the upcoming school year.

Tuesday, 1:32 PM | 11 comments
Guest opinion: Council should show compassion for vehicle dwellers

In a guest opinion in the June 7 issue, Mountain View residents Dave Arnone and IdaRose Sylvester outline what they believe a potential parking ordinance on oversized vehicles should do. The council will take up the issue Tuesday.

Tuesday, 8:55 AM | 8 comments
Bay Area under third straight Spare the Air alert Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday since high temperatures and light winds are expected to persist in the region.

Tuesday, 8:52 AM | No comments yet

Monday, June 10, 2019

Los Altos School District to pay $155M for land for new Mountain View school

After a year of closed-door negotiations, the Los Altos School District announced Friday that it will purchase land for a new school in the San Antonio shopping center for a staggering $155 million.

Monday, 12:36 PM | 33 comments
Parents file $1M claim against Mountain View police, alleging they forced 5-year-old to submit to sexual assault exam

A Mountain View family has filed a $1 million claim against the city of Mountain View, alleging that police officers wrongfully conducted a sexual assault exam of their 5-year-old daughter, who was held down as she struggled.

Monday, 10:39 AM | 13 comments

Sunday, June 9, 2019

City buys historic downtown homes for $3.4 million

In hopes of building something grand in the future, the Mountain View City Council swiftly put up $3.4 million to acquire a trio of downtown houses.

Sunday, 8:51 AM | 2 comments

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Smiles but sadness as Milk Pail says goodbye

As a way to say goodbye, Milk Pail owner Steve Rasmussen and his family threw a party as one last hurrah. And the event went off with a bang -- hundreds of people made a pilgrimage to see the store at least one last time.

Saturday, 5:43 PM | 2 comments
Council backs plan to retrofit apartments at risk of quake collapse

The Mountain View City Council agreed Tuesday night on a plan to retrofit hundreds of aging apartment buildings considered at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.

Saturday, 8:32 AM | 6 comments

Friday, June 7, 2019

Bay Area to see warm weather and gusty, dry winds this weekend

A widespread warming trend will envelop the Bay Area starting Saturday, with hot temperatures luring people to beaches and dry, gusty winds increasing fire risks.

Friday, 3:44 PM | No comments yet
Struggling tenants find unlikely savior: luxury housing

Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows, and Tuesday night's City Council meeting was a classic example.

Friday, 1:18 PM | 4 comments
Citywide RV ban to be considered by council Tuesday

Despite warnings from civil rights attorneys, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday will consider an oversized vehicle ban intended to restrict the number of people living out of RVs and trailers on city streets.

Friday, 12:44 PM | 28 comments
With a little help, Alta Vista grads triumph through adversity

Like many Alta Vista students donning a cap and gown this year, graduating senior Timothy Martinez said his diploma was never a guarantee -- just a few years ago, he was convinced that the day would never come.

Friday, 11:39 AM | 2 comments

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Major leadership changes on the way for Mountain View Whisman schools

The Mountain View Whisman School District has selected three new principals, an assistant principal and a chief business officer amid staffing changes caused by turnover.

Thursday, 1:56 PM | 17 comments
Milk Pail Market says 'goodbye' to Mountain View with a party on Saturday

Amid plans to shut down permanently, the popular Milk Pail Market is throwing a farewell party for its loyal customers and community. The free event set for Saturday, June 8, will feature music, activities and plenty of cheese.

Thursday, 10:41 AM | 4 comments
Her words about being sexually assaulted by Brock Turner caught the world's attention. Now, she's writing a memoir.

The woman who was sexually assaulted by former Stanford University student Brock Turner in 2016 is writing a memoir about her experience, publisher Viking Books announced Wednesday.

Thursday, 10:17 AM | No comments yet
City rejects injury claims from tripping on sidewalks

Mountain View has rejected a pair of claims filed by women who say they were injured after tripping on the city's poorly maintained sidewalks.

Thursday, 9:13 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Mountain View police reported hit-and-run, but witnesses say driver cooperated, didn't flee crash

A driver who hit two vehicles and struck a fire hydrant on Tyrella Avenue in Mountain View last week cooperated with police and was apparently suffering from food poisoning, contrary to a police report that he fled the scene.

Wednesday, 11:32 AM | 4 comments
County Supervisors reject informing ICE when inmates are released

Sticking to a longtime policy, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to reject changing course and notifying Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the release of inmates suspected of being undocumented.

Wednesday, 9:22 AM | 4 comments
Eight arrested at Shoreline Dead & Company concert

Police say they arrested eight people and cited one man over the course of back-to-back performances by Dead & Company at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Most of the arrests were for suspected drug sales.

Wednesday, 8:54 AM | 9 comments

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Long security lines frustrate fans at Shoreline Amphitheatre's kick-off concert

Concert-goers hoping to see the Grateful Dead spinoff band Dead & Company say they missed part of the show and ended up waiting in line for more than two hours at an understaffed security checkpoint to enter the show.

Tuesday, 4:15 PM | 24 comments
Crime brief: Police looking for man who tried to pull down Mountain View woman's shorts

A Mountain View woman told police that a man attempted to pull her shorts down while she was walking through the Waverly Park neighborhood on Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, 1:52 PM | 3 comments
Crime brief: Police say threat against Mountain View High School not credible

Police are maintaining a more visible presence at Mountain View High School after rumors that someone had made threats against the school over social media.

Tuesday, 12:45 PM | 4 comments
Mountain View Whisman school district spends big on legal fees

The Mountain View Whisman School District cut big checks to law firms this year, spending over $360,000 so far on matters including charter schools, real estate and labor negotiations.

Tuesday, 10:28 AM | 2 comments

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