If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2022 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[Mountain View approves fees on housing already considered too costly to build]]> Paying for infrastructure is expensive, and Mountain View is going to need a lot of cash to build out new areas of the city poised for massive growth. But the city may run the risk of rendering new housing infeasible.]]> <![CDATA[California reports first case of suspected monkeypox]]> The first suspected case of monkeypox in California, a viral infection that causes respiratory symptoms and scarring skin lesions, is under investigation in Sacramento County, state health officials said Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Officials mark one-year anniversary of VTA mass shooting]]> San Jose officials are holding a day of remembrance for the victims of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority mass shooting one year ago. The tragedy, which occurred on May 26, 2021, left nine VTA employees dead.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Driver killed in high-speed crash on University Avenue]]> A car going at a high speed crashed and split into two pieces on University Avenue in East Palo Alto on Monday night, according to witnesses and police. The driver died at the scene.]]> <![CDATA[Graduate debt-free? University of California leaders think it's possible]]> The University of California is vowing to offer its California undergraduates a debt-free college experience by 2030 as part of an overhaul of how the system views college affordability.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain is back to its regular schedule this week, after construction reduced its service]]> Caltrain returns to its regular schedule Monday, May 23, with 104 trains each day following the completion of mid-county signal work for the system's electrification, Caltrain officials said. <br /> ]]> <![CDATA[With Mountain View's parking ban tied up in court, a construction project is pushing inhabited RVs off of Crisanto Avenue]]> A portion of Crisanto Avenue has been cleared of parked vehicles to make way for construction at Rengstorff Park, forcing inhabited RVs -- some of which have been there for years -- to relocate.]]> <![CDATA[Sticker shock as state gas prices soar past $6 a gallon]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed the steadily rising cost of living while speaking Wednesday at a Bakersfield clinic after receiving a second booster shot. Newsom is proposing a $18 billion inflation relief package. ]]> <![CDATA[The Great Culling: Which California bills did legislators kill?]]> On suspense file day, legislators killed about 220 California bills on issues including education, health care, housing and workers.]]> <![CDATA[Looking to add some Zen to your landscape? Visit these Japanese gardens for inspiration]]> Whether you want to create a rock garden, incorporate a few elements of Japanese design to your existing landscape or just add a bonsai to your home, there are plenty of gardens in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to inspire you.]]> <![CDATA[Eid Festival aims to bring peace, neighborly love in tense times]]> In the face of life-changing events that have weighed down the world, Palo Alto's Eid Festival this Sunday seeks to show that happiness can be attainable if people make the effort to join together.]]> <![CDATA[Senate bill to limit police encryption scores another victory]]> State Sen. Josh Becker's proposal to require police departments to find alternatives to radio encryption took another major step forward Thursday when the Senate Appropriation Committee voted to advance the bill.]]> <![CDATA[COVID-19 cases rise in local schools; Whisman announces mask mandate will continue for the rest of the school year]]> Local schools are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, mirroring trends seen throughout Santa Clara County and in many parts of the country.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[In a quest to spur housing growth, Mountain View looks to redeveloping shopping centers]]> As cities across California search for new places to allow more housing growth, Mountain View is relying on a new approach that would permit commercial properties like strip malls and shopping centers to redevelop into housing.]]> <![CDATA[Piano teacher surrenders to Los Altos police following sexual battery warrant]]> A San Jose piano teacher who conducts private lessons in the South Bay surrendered to Los Altos police Wednesday following an arrest warrant in which he is being accused of inappropriately touching one of his students.]]> <![CDATA[Fatal car crash on I-280 kills pickup truck driver]]> A 66-year-old man died in a car crash on Interstate Highway 280 in Los Altos Hills near the Palo Alto city border on Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto sends message to shooters: 'We're not going to tolerate this']]> East Palo Alto police, city officials and faith leaders vowed on Wednesday, in the aftermath of a deadly shooting the night before, that they will not allow the city to slip back into the violence of the early 1990s. ]]> <![CDATA[Luna Vista apartments open to the public]]> The Luna Vista apartment complex hosted its grand opening Friday, May 6, officially opening the doors to the 70-unit building servicing low-income members of the community.]]> <![CDATA[One killed, three injured in park shooting believed to be 'targeted attack']]> A shooting at the popular Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto that injured four people sent three of them to the hospital on Tuesday evening. One died while he was being transported by ambulance.]]> <![CDATA[Portola Valley couple's cross-country bike trip focuses on stroke and aphasia awareness]]> What Steve Zuckerman calls a "wacky cross-country trip" and a bucket list item for him and his wife Debra Meyerson, may also be a first -- a tandem bike ride across America to increase awareness about the impact of stroke and aphasia. ]]> <![CDATA[Elderly woman accosted by robbers in roadside attack]]> Two people attempted to rob an elderly Palo Alto woman of her wedding ring on Saturday afternoon, causing her injuries, Palo Alto police said in a press release.]]> <![CDATA[Google opens the doors on its massive Bay View campus next door to NASA Ames]]> Google's eye-catching, 1.1 million-square-foot campus on the edge of the Bay is finally complete and open to employees, marking a major expansion of the tech company's office footprint on the Peninsula.]]> <![CDATA[Volunteers sought for Caltrain advisory committee]]> The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, the entity that manages Caltrain, is seeking a volunteer each from San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to apply for its Citizens Advisory Committee.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Scores of protesters gather at 'Bans Off Our Bodies' protest in downtown Mountain View]]> Protesters gathered in downtown Mountain View Saturday to voice their support for abortion rights as part of a nationwide day of demonstrations opposing the overturning of Roe v. Wade.]]> <![CDATA[Celebration of Leaders and ATHENA Awards honor Mountain View community heroes]]> The Celebration of Leaders and ATHENA Awards in Mountain View Friday will honor community leaders including City Council member Ellen Kamei, nonprofit Fondo de Solidaridad and CSA leader Tom Myers.]]> <![CDATA[California's $100 billion surplus: What to know about Newsom's spending plan]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom reveals his revised May budget, including his inflation relief plan and spending priorities on education, the environment and more.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View looks to replace safe parking site with high-density affordable housing]]> A former Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) parking lot currently serving homeless residents in Mountain View could soon be replaced by as many as 220 affordable apartments.]]> <![CDATA[Two injured when teen accidentally discharges firearm in parked vehicle]]> Two teenagers were injured early Thursday morning when one of them accidentally discharged a firearm while he was in his parked truck at the Stanford Shopping Center parking lot.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Our election recommendations]]> The editorial board offers its recommendations in the races for Congressional District 16 and Santa Clara County sheriff, district attorney and assessor, plus Measure A.]]> <![CDATA[In Santa Clara County sheriff's race, Jensen gains the most monetary contributions]]> When it comes to campaign war chests, Santa Clara County sheriff candidate Kevin Jensen is outrunning the pack fivefold, according to state campaign contribution filings.]]> <![CDATA[Get an inside tour of Hangar One restoration work]]> Hangar One has sat, stripped and desolate in Moffett Field for over a decade. Now, work has started to restore the massive structure to its former grandeur, only without the toxic chemicals.]]> <![CDATA[Three seek the job as county's chief law-enforcement officer]]> The contentious race for the Santa Clara County district attorney's seat is pitting a trailblazing incumbent against a seasoned public defender and a former deputy district attorney who has sued the DA's office.]]> <![CDATA[Eshoo faces rivals from left, right and center in bid to retain Congress seat]]> Seven candidates vying to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo in a newly redrawn Silicon Valley congressional district know they face an uphill climb against the political veteran. On Tuesday, the challengers made their cases.]]> <![CDATA[Who'll be Santa Clara County's new sheriff? Five candidates seek top job]]> As the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office remains embroiled in controversy, five candidates vying for Sheriff Laurie Smith's seat will be tasked with proving they can restore public confidence in the law enforcement agency.]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus central: State boosts 'test and treat' capacity, urges booster shots]]> COVID-19 testing capacity will expand across the state in the coming weeks as public health officials aim to make it easier to access both testing and prescription treatments.]]>