mv-voice.com https://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us Copyright 2017 mv-voice.com Mountain View Online https://mv-voice.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.mv-voice.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Los Altos police seek indecent exposure suspect]]> Police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself Friday to a person riding a bike in Los Altos a few blocks from a preschool.
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<![CDATA[Judge issues preliminary injunction blocking sanctuary executive order]]> A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in a pair of lawsuits filed by the city of San Francisco and Santa Clara County blocking an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatened to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities and counties.]]> <![CDATA[Eshoo goes after Trump on tax-return secrecy]]> President Donald Trump's tax returns and his refusal to release them was topic No. 1 for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, who took questions for about two hours Saturday, April 22, during a town-hall-style meeting in a gymnasium at Canada College in Woodside.]]> <![CDATA[Facts on hot-button Bay Area issues added to MTC website]]> Factual information about hot-button Bay Area topics such as housing affordability, poverty rates and life expectancy is now available online.
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<![CDATA[SF, Peninsula officials urge feds to OK Caltrain funds]]> San Francisco and Peninsula elected officials on Monday called on the Trump administration to approve federal funding for a Caltrain electrification project that is expected to add capacity to the busy transit corridor.
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<![CDATA[Perfectly unpretentious]]> There was a bit of showmanship pulling into the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel with Teslas, Porsches and Ferraris lined up, but there's no pretension inside Madera, just pleasant ambiance, great food and a staff eager to please.]]> <![CDATA[Go big and go home]]> Spanish writer-director Nacho Vigalondo's new film "Colossal" uses a deliberately juvenile premise to speak to adults who need to grow up already and address the issues holding them back.]]> <![CDATA[New lawsuit links Young Jeezy to 2014 shooting death]]> A second lawsuit is being filed in connection with the murder of Eric Johnson, a 38-year-old music promoter who was fatally shot while backstage at a 2014 rap festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre. The lawsuit accuses rap artist Young Jeezy of the murder. ]]> <![CDATA[Concern rises over restrictions for grade separations]]> As the Valley Transportation Authority prepares to dole out the first portion of the $6 billion Measure B funds, Midpeninsula cities are raising concerns that the agency could be putting onerous restrictions on projects for Caltrain grade separations. ]]> <![CDATA[School district to offer low-cost preschool]]> Calling it a blessing for Mountain View families, Mountain View Whisman School District board members gave resounding praise to a plan that will open up affordable, district-run preschool to all, regardless of family income.]]> <![CDATA[Council balks at bulky Avalon Bay project]]> In a study session at the April 18 meeting, the City Council reviewed plans to squeeze nearly 350 new apartments into a site at 555 W. Middlefield Road that's already built up with more than 400 homes. ]]> <![CDATA[Companies, PTAs fuel Measure B campaign]]> Construction, engineering and architecture firms remained the top donors for the Mountain View Whisman School District’s parcel tax campaign through the first half of April, but contributions from PTAs and individual parents are beginning to roll in, according to campaign finance reports released Thursday, April 20.]]> <![CDATA[One final bow]]> For the past quarter century, Redwood Bluegrass Associates has been supporting and promoting top-notch bluegrass concerts on the Peninsula. Now, it's time to say goodbye.]]> <![CDATA[El Camino considers governance shake-up]]> In a bid to stay one step ahead in the competitive health care market, elected officials and top staff at El Camino Hospital say it may be time to put more experts on the board of directors.]]> <![CDATA[Rival racquet sports compete]]> It was the kind of crowd that must have made the Parks and Recreation Commission tread lightly last week -- a fired-up group of about 50 seniors, many wielding paddles. ]]> <![CDATA[Missing 13-year-old girl found]]> A Crittenden Middle School student who was reported missing after school on Wednesday, April 19, was found safe the next day in Woodland -- happy news for the school staff and students, who are "grateful for the entire Mountain View community for the care and concern they have demonstrated."
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<![CDATA[Chemical industry targets Mountain View TCE cleanup]]> President Donald Trump's promise to bring back jobs by axing regulations is targeting environmental protections on Mountain View's contaminated, yet still valuable, real estate. In recent days, a chemical industry lobbying group is nudging federal officials to gut safety standards for trichloroethylene (TCE), citing the high costs associated with one of Mountain View's Superfund sites. ]]> <![CDATA[Could city tenants get a rent refund?]]> Starting next month, rents on thousands of Mountain View apartments are expected to roll back to 2015 rates as part of the city's sweeping Measure V rent control law. But tenants could soon be making the case that they deserve some compensation for the months that the measure was delayed by an ongoing lawsuit. ]]> <![CDATA[Jury trial for driver in fatal accident]]> A criminal case is moving forward against Los Altos resident Glenn Kawaguchi, the driver involved in a 2015 accident that killed a woman as she was walking on El Monte Avenue and crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. ]]> <![CDATA[New detour ahead for Stevens Creek Trail]]> Walkers and pedestrians tired of detouring off Stevens Creek Trail and onto city streets can celebrate after Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night on a temporary path through a neighboring hotel property.]]> <![CDATA[Last-minute change to rental committee]]> After months of evaluating candidates, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday formally appointed members to its Rental Housing Committee, a largely independent panel that will take on the complex job of administering citywide rent control. ]]> <![CDATA[Once more into the 'Cuckoo's Nest']]> There is more than enough good acting, good direction, and good design work to make Los Altos Stage Company's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" a worthwhile evening of theater.]]> <![CDATA[Finding a home in the world]]> Menlo Park author Donia Bijan tells a gripping story of an exile's return home in her first novel, "The Last Days of Cafe Leila," which is being launched at an author event Thursday, April 20, at Kepler's bookstore. ]]> <![CDATA[The Cool philosophy]]> Since Jesse Ziff Cool first opened Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park more than 30 years ago, her first allegiance has been to the people serving her customers and by extension, the people growing and raising the food on their plates. ]]> <![CDATA[The truth about tomatoes]]> If you want to grow tomatoes from seeds, it isn't hard, but you do need good plant lights to successfully grow them indoors until the seedlings are ready to be planted outdoors, says Palo Alto master gardener Candace Simpson. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: see Chinese rhododendrons; the birds and the bees]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA['Rags' is rich with history, music]]> "Rags" is a good old-fashioned musical with plenty to offer modern audiences. Judging by the standing ovation on opening night, its current version, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director Robert Kelley, looks to further redeem the show, letting it live up to its considerable potential. ]]> <![CDATA[Film: 'Love and Taxes']]> Bay Area comedian/actor/writer extraordinaire Josh Kornbluth will hold the Peninsula premiere of his film "Love & Taxes" at the Pear Theater (1110 La Avenida St.) on Saturday, April 15 (tax day), at 7 p.m.]]> <![CDATA['The Wild Party' at Stanford]]> Stanford University's Ram's Head Theatrical Society presents its annual spring musical April 14-15 and 20-22, with performances at 8 p.m. This year, the show is Andrew Lippa's dark, risque, rollicking "The Wild Party," based on the Jazz Age poem by Joseph Moncure March about feuding lovers and the titular raucous bash gone wrong.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: garden pest control; growing tomatoes]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Heading for the hills]]> Buying land farther from the urban centers of Silicon Valley can be refreshing, but "it comes with a lot of things buyers need to know," according to a real estate agent.]]> <![CDATA[War and pacifier]]> Loosely adapted from Marla Frazee's 2010 children's book, "The Boss Baby" constructs an elaborate fable of hard-fought sibling rivalry overcome. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: Farm-to-table dining; Easter egg hunt]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: seeking vintage donations; container gardening]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events. ]]> <![CDATA[Talking trash - The do's and don'ts of recycling]]> Palo Alto has one of the more advanced recycling and composting programs on the Peninsula, compared to many neighboring cities like Menlo Park and Los Altos.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Live-fraction]]> Disney's 1991 classic "Beauty and the Beast" -- the first animated film to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars -- now gets the live-action treatment, but where last year's "The Jungle Book" felt fresh and vibrant in live action, "Beauty and the Beast" proves dispiriting.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: fountain class, flower arranging]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]> <![CDATA[The dirt on gardening]]> Cooks will tell you it's mostly about using the best ingredients. For gardeners, it's all in the soil. If you have the soil right, you can plant anything and it will grow. ]]> <![CDATA[Home sales]]> A complete list of homes for sale around the Midpeninsula. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: garden tour, middle school program]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events, including the Gamble Garden Spring Tour in April and an online middle school garden curriculum.]]> <![CDATA[Gorilla warfare]]> Warner Brothers and Legendary Entertainment are taking the ultimate fighting-esque monster-a-monster showdown to the bank by throwing more "A" money at more"B" material with "Kong: Skull Island," the second installment of a burgeoning "MonsterVerse" initiated in 2014's "Godzilla" reboot.]]> <![CDATA[Protect your citrus trees now to get more fruit later]]> As spring approaches, now is the time to pull off the leftover fruit, fertilize, prune and get the trees ready for next year's crops.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: Household assistance for seniors; flower and garden show]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]> <![CDATA[Oscar-nominated animated shorts 2016]]> The slate of the five animated short films nominated at this year’s Academy Awards unfortunately leaves something to be desired when compared with the live-action collection, but a few rise above the competition.]]> <![CDATA[Home Front: Building a rose garden; remodeling workshop]]> A round-up of local home and garden news and events.]]> <![CDATA[Meet the scare-ents]]> The new horror picture "Get Out" is advertised as being "From the mind of Jordan Peele," and a beautiful mind it is. Peele made his name as the co-creator and co-star of the racially themed sketch comedy show "Key and Peele," which he and Keegan-Michael Key followed up with last year's feature comedy "Keanu." Now Peele makes a bold turn to horror, writing and directing what he calls a "social thriller" or, to state the obvious, "a horror movie that is from an African American's perspective."]]> <![CDATA['Cure'd ham]]> "A Cure for Wellness," a disturbing new psychological horror film from Gore Verbinski ("The Ring," "Pirates of the Caribbean"), isn't quite right in the head, but that's not such a bad thing. Verbinski's weird "eat the rich" excursion into the madhouse genre, with its slow descent into Grand Guignol, offers much more than just a good horror story.]]>