Mountain View Online If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2023 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[Downtown events: Oktoberfest returns to Mountain View, farmers market swaps location for 49ers games]]> This weekend, Mountain View will be welcoming the return of its annual Oktoberfest celebration, bringing together German food, beer and music. The month also brings some changes to the farmers market, which will have to move around.]]> <![CDATA[Obituaries: Local residents who have died recently]]> Local residents who have died recently include Marlene Cummings Arnold, Manuel Santos Avila, Kevin George Bohannon, Susan J. Levy and Cyrena Nelson Wilson. ]]> <![CDATA[Local leaders share statements on the late U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's 'trailblazing' leadership]]> U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving woman senator in the country's history and the first woman to be San Francisco's mayor, has died at the age of 90. Local leaders share their thoughts on her groundbreaking career.]]> <![CDATA[Police nab man with loaded gun after he allegedly tried to steal bicycle tires in Mountain View]]> A man attempting to steal bicycle tires outside an apartment complex was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public Wednesday morning, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Gavin Newsom signs law boosting minimum wage for fast-food workers. Is $20 enough?]]> ]]> <![CDATA[With the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, whom will Newsom appoint?]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Firefighters file lawsuit against NASA, alleging they were pushed out because of age and union activities]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Governor signs two Berman bills that target greater gun safety]]> On Sept. 26 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills, authored by Assembly member Marc Berman, that empower the state DOJ to conduct firearm inspection and that require sellers to provide information about the risks of gun ownership.]]> <![CDATA[Trainer connected with Palo Alto dog's death charged in Massachusetts case]]> A woman who was under investigation for the disappearance and death of a Palo Alto family's beloved German shepherd in January has been arrested and charged in Massachusetts in connection with a dog-training scam.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View picks developer to turn safe parking site into dense affordable housing]]> On Tuesday evening, the Mountain View City Council selected Affirmed Housing, an affordable housing developer, to convert a safe parking site on 87 E. Evelyn Ave. into a multifamily apartment complex for low-income residents.]]> <![CDATA[Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison]]> John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the 1970s on Stanford University land, has died in state prison, San Mateo County District Attorney confirmed.]]> <![CDATA[Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange]]> Firefighters were responding to a large fire that burned shrubs and trees at University Avenue and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange on Tuesday night.]]> <![CDATA[President Biden arrives on Peninsula for campaign events, meeting with tech advisors]]> President Joe Biden arrived in the Bay Area via Air Force One on Tuesday afternoon, landing at Moffett Field in Mountain View before heading to Atherton for a campaign reception.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Saying they want a seat at the table, Mountain View Voice journalists join effort to form a company-wide union]]> Newsroom employees at Embarcadero Media announced that they are forming a union on Tuesday. The proposed Embarcadero Community News Guild includes reporters, editors, visual journalists and designers. ]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View is drafting a new plan for parks and open space, seeking community input on future vision]]> Mountain View is looking to expand its park system with an ambitious plan that will bring more parks, trails and open spaces to the city, laying the groundwork to create what's called the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan.]]> <![CDATA[Dialysis workers' strike enters its second day with local demonstrations]]> Tuesday is day two of a strike by more than 500 dialysis caregivers over what they say are unfair labor practices at their clinics.]]> <![CDATA[Cold front brings rain, high surf advisory to Bay Area]]> Fall has arrived in the Bay Area along with cooler-than-normal temperatures, a chance of rain and dangerous surf conditions along the coast.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View hit with several lawsuits alleging unsafe walking conditions]]> The City of Mountain View is facing multiple lawsuits alleging negligence and dangerous conditions on public property, with plaintiffs seeking compensation for personal injuries.]]> <![CDATA[Local French-Moroccan couple raises funds for quake-shattered homeland]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Newsom signs bill seeking to protect LGBTQ+ youth from hostile foster homes]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday, Sept. 23, signed Senate Bill 407, proposed by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, which directs the Department of Social Services to amend the foster care vetting process for LGBTQ+ youth.]]> <![CDATA[Local residents who have died recently: Azcueta, Callahan and Santo Domingo]]> Local residents who have died recently include Priscilla Azcueta, James Callahan and Arturo Santo Domingo.]]> <![CDATA[Community Briefs: Community trail race, National Merit semifinalists and a STEM competition finalist]]> This week in Community Briefs, there's an annual race scheduled for this weekend, over 50 local students are National Merit semifinalists and a St. Francis senior is a finalist in an international STEM video competition.]]> <![CDATA[School board signals interest in signing new agreement with city on school fields]]> Mountain View Whisman board members showed interest in reaching a new deal for the joint operation of school fields, potentially keeping the chance for an agreement alive after it appeared on the brink of collapse.]]> <![CDATA[NASA prepares to bring back asteroid samples from space on Sept. 24]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Pedestrian struck, killed by California Highway Patrol officer with DUI suspect in vehicle on Highway 92]]> A California Highway Patrol officer struck and killed a man who was running across State Highway 92 on Wednesday night, Sept. 20, CHP Capt. Jason Cavett said during a press conference on Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County celebrates construction of inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and teens]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Another Spare the Air alert issued for Friday due to wildfire smoke]]> The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended a Spare the Air alert through Friday due to wildfire smoke that continues to linger in the region from fires burning further north in California and southern Oregon.]]> <![CDATA[New studies aim to speed up Palo Alto's redesign of rail crossings]]> Eager to take advantage of recently acquired federal and state grants, Palo Alto is preparing to speed up its tortuous, decade-long effort to choose preferred alternatives for redesigning three rail crossings.]]> <![CDATA[How Palo Altan Michelle Kraus and a Silicon Valley network are rescuing LGBTQ+ Afghans]]> Americans for Afghans, a humanitarian startup co-founded by Palo Alto human relations commissioner Michelle Kraus and San Francisco tech executive Joe Rodriguez, is helping rescue LGBTQ Afghans from the clutches of the Taliban.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors looks to pitch in another $10M for all-inclusive playgrounds]]> ]]> <![CDATA[One dead in 4-car hit-and-run crash on Highway 101 near San Antonio Road]]> A Redwood City man died, and another person was injured in a hit-and-run crash that involved four cars on Sunday, Sept. 17, the California Highway Patrol said in a collision report released on Tuesday, Sept. 19.]]> <![CDATA[City, school districts hold joint meeting ahead of high-stakes negotiations over Shoreline tax money]]> The city council and two local school boards sat down for a rare joint meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, as the three entities try to hash out a long-term agreement to divvy up tens of millions of dollars in annual tax revenue.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto resident Offir Gutelzon leads massive Bay Area protest against Benjamin Netanyahu]]> Palo Alto based entrepreneur Offir Gutelzon led a massive, five-part protest yesterday, Sept. 18, across San Jose, Fremont and Union Square San Francisco, to boo Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with Elon Musk.]]>