Mountain View Online If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2023 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[State approves Mountain View's housing element]]> The city of Mountain View announced Friday that its housing element has received approval from Sacramento.]]> <![CDATA[Gov. Gavin Newsom unveils plan for state to use 100 percent clean energy by 2045]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled his administration's updated plan to quicken the pace of California's full abandonment of the fossil fuel industry.]]> <![CDATA[Voice honored in statewide journalism awards for news coverage]]> The Mountain View Voice picked up four awards for its news coverage on topics ranging from mental health to composting, according to an announcement from the California News Publishers Association's 2022 California Journalism Awards.]]> <![CDATA[Real estate activity this week: See which homes sold for $22.2M, $16M and $11.5M along the Peninsula]]> Want to know what's happening in the local real estate market? Take a look at our interactive charts showing home sales activity in communities along the Midpeninsula for the week of May 22.]]> <![CDATA[Developer advances plan for condo project on San Antonio Road]]> After receiving encouraging feedback last year, a developer is pushing ahead with 76-condominium project on a portion of San Antonio Road that Palo Alto is hoping to turn into a residential community.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park doctor sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography]]> A Menlo Park doctor was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to two years in prison for possessing child pornography.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Community briefs: Free EV charging, learning about housing instability, and downtown Mountain View]]> This week in community briefs, a Bay Area company offers free electric vehicle charging in Mountain View, the Human Relations Commission hosts an event about housing instability, and Dandies Barbershop invites residents to social club.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View City Council supports request for bonus office density despite concerns about jobs-housing imbalance]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View lifts most water conservation measures, rescinding drought emergency in place since last year]]> The Mountain View City Council on Tuesday lifted restrictive water conservation measures in effect for nearly a year.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View City Council approves four-story office project on Bernardo Avenue]]> A four-story office development on North Bernardo Avenue received unanimous support from the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night. Community benefits include $1.3 million for the undercrossing project on Bernardo Avenue.]]> <![CDATA[Gus Mattammal to challenge Berman in race for Assembly]]> Gus Mattammal, a Republican entrepreneur who last year ran for the U.S. Congress, announced Tuesday that he will vie for a state Assembly seat that is currently occupied by Marc Berman.]]> <![CDATA[Lee Lambert announced as Foothill-De Anza's next chancellor]]> Lambert will replace Judy Miner, who has led the district for eight years and plans to retire on Sept. 5. The plan is for Lambert -- who is currently the chancellor of Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona -- to start Aug. 1.]]> <![CDATA[Man gets 7 years for defrauding prospective homeowners in Santa Clara County]]> A man convicted of defrauding more than two dozen families of their savings and homes has been sentenced to seven years in state prison, according to an announcement Monday from the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View resident was among the victims of Monday's horrific Highway 101 crash in Sunnyvale]]> The Santa Clara County coroner identified the three people who died following a multi-car accident on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale on Monday. One of them was a Mountain View resident.]]> <![CDATA[Vice President Kamala Harris visits Silicon Valley as Biden-Harris administration invests billions in semiconductor R&D]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Secret no more: Santa Clara County supervisors order counsel to reveal tort settlements of $1M or more]]> In light of multi-million dollar settlements over the mistreatment of inmates, Santa Clara County Supervisors voted on May 16 to require the county counsel to publicly report when the county settles lawsuits for $1 million or more.]]> <![CDATA[New Los Altos High principal picked to replace longtime leader]]> Tracey Runeare has been selected to succeed Wynne Satterwhite as the principal of Los Altos High School starting this fall, marking the first time in nearly two decades that the school has had a new leader.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View Whisman considers changing school boundaries in response to housing growth]]> As more housing gets built locally, the Mountain View Whisman School District is considering redrawing school attendance boundaries to spread out the new students who are expected to move into the area.]]> <![CDATA[VP Kamala Harris arrives in Mountain View to deliver remarks in Sunnyvale on semiconductor research]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Highway 101 reopeners after chain-reaction wreck that killed 3 early Monday in Sunnyvale]]> All lanes of U.S. Highway 101 in Sunnyvale reopened nearly nine hours after a crash killed three people and sent five others to the hospital on Monday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Special Olympics brings students together for sports and smiles]]> At the Palo Alto Unified Special Olympics track and field event on Friday, May 19, special education students from 15 schools across Palo Alto, Mountain View, Atherton and Menlo Park came together to run, long jump and throw. ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford University panel examines what it means to be Asian in America]]> An expert panel on May 16 examined the challenges facing Asian Americans, gaps in medical research, the disparities that have worsened during the pandemic and how to remedy the problems.]]> <![CDATA[Opinion: An open letter to students on mental health]]> My whole life I've struggled with depression, anxiety and, at my lowest, suicidal ideation. Ultimately I found someone who helped me through it. Now I, and others like me, are doing our best to be there for teens who are struggling.]]> <![CDATA[At $20M, Atherton sees highest Peninsula home sale for the week of May 15]]> Want to know what's happening in the local real estate market? Take a look at our interactive charts showing home sales activity in communities along the Midpeninsula for the week of May 15.]]> <![CDATA[City of Mountain View launches new website]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Community briefs: Peninsula Restaurant Week, county invests in Mountain View affordable housing and Taste of Mountain View returns]]> This week in community briefs, Peninsula Restaurant Week kicks off, Santa Clara County approves funding for Mountain View's Montecito affordable housing project and Taste of Mountain View returns in June.]]> <![CDATA[California has tried to cut the cost of insulin for years. Why it might finally succeed]]> To fight the skyrocketing cost of insulin, California is using multiple tactics, including making its own generic versions.]]> <![CDATA[Police: After searching two Redwood City sites, missing woman's whereabouts still unknown]]> Belmont police said the circumstances leading up to Ylva Hagner's 1996 disappearance are still unknown after leading a search at two sites on Farm Hill Boulevard in Redwood City last week.]]> <![CDATA[Mentor Tutor Connection picks Jean Ikeda as next executive director]]> Jean Ikeda took over from Carol Olson, who announced earlier this year that she would be leaving after leading the organization since 2019. The nonprofit recruits and trains volunteers to work with students in local schools.]]> <![CDATA[El Camino Healthcare District board raises concerns over restrictive new media policy under consideration]]> The El Camino Healthcare District board held off on voting on a new media policy, proposed by the hospital's marketing department, that some board members worry would constrain their ability to speak freely to the press.]]> <![CDATA[History on her front porch: Palo Alto woman honors Chinese railroad laborers with exhibit]]> Monica Yeung Arima became aware of gaps in her son's elementary school history curriculum when a reading selection talked about the transcontinental railroad -- but didn't include any mention the Chinese workers who built it. ]]> <![CDATA[Balancing act: Newsom's plan to cover California's ballooning budget deficit]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom says his plan to cover a budget shortfall that has grown by $9 billion protects investments in education, health care and housing. But it also relies on more borrowing.]]> <![CDATA[Ex-Apple engineer charged with theft secrets for autonomous systems]]> A former Apple engineer was indicted for theft of trade secrets related to autonomous systems, such as those used in self-driving cars, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[El Camino Healthcare District member Julia Miller censured following allegations of repeated disrespect toward hospital employees]]> The El Camino Healthcare District Board took punitive action against now-former Board Chair Julia Miller on Tuesday night following a formal investigation into complaints about her behavior toward El Camino Health employees.]]> <![CDATA[Appellate court rejects Elizabeth Holmes' motion to stay out of prison]]> In an order issued Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion by Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to stay out of prison while she appeals her wire fraud conviction.]]> <![CDATA[After a carjacking at knifepoint, Mountain View police arrest 16-year-old]]> A 16-year-old from San Jose who allegedly carjacked a vehicle at knifepoint was arrested after he tried to flee from police, lost control of the car and crashed, Mountain View police said.]]> <![CDATA['We need a helping hand in life': Mountain View Public Safety Foundation helps local seniors in need]]> Bakary Diame comes to the Mountain View Senior Center almost every day to enjoy a meal and socialize with his friends, and he relies on a careful combination of biking and public transit to get there.]]> <![CDATA[Bike to Wherever Days to celebrate cycling with food and fun]]> Bike to Wherever Days will be happening this Thursday through Saturday, May 18-20. The event aims to encourage residents to "get out there and ride," Tim Oey of the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition said.]]> <![CDATA[Inmate at main Santa Clara County jail dies after being found unresponsive in cell]]> A 74-year-old Santa Clara County Main Jail inmate in San Jose died Saturday after being found unresponsive in his jail cell during a welfare check. <br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View City Council pours nearly $600K into workforce development programs]]> More than a dozen Mountain View community members voiced strong support at a council meeting last week for plans to commit nearly $600,000 to support workforce development. Most of the cash will come from federal grant funds.]]> <![CDATA[Under threat? Concerns swirl about student journalism's future at Mountain View High after teacher is abruptly reassigned]]> Abrupt changes to Mountain View High School's journalism program have some students and community members questioning whether administrators are attempting to exert greater control over students' news stories.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View police: Fallen trees hit a house and block street on Sunday night]]> Fallen trees caused traffic to close in both directions on Miramonte Avenue in Mountain View on Sunday night, and damaged a house on Barbara Avenue.]]>