Mountain View Online If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2023 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[Community briefs: Guided tree walk, new Community Foundation manager and city utility changes]]> This week in community briefs, a nonprofit offers a free guided tree walk in Mountain View, the Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation announces a new staff member and the city will resume utility shutoffs for unpaid bills.]]> <![CDATA[Obituaries: Bear Capron of Mountain View]]> Bear Capron, 72, a Mountain View resident, died on Dec. 22.]]> <![CDATA[Silicon Valley Bank vice president sentenced to 15 months in prison for falsifying documents]]> A former Silicon Valley Bank vice president was sentenced to 15 months in prison for falsifying documents in connection with his sentencing for previous securities fraud convictions.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto sued over delay in adopting its housing plan]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Stanford Medicine finds racial disparities in child abuse reporting]]> Black children who are injured because of suspected child abuse are reported to Child Protective Services more frequently than white children and those of other races, a new Stanford School of Medicine study has found.]]> <![CDATA[New showroom and concept store shows robots in action in downtown Mountain View]]> Downtown Mountain View just got a whole lot more high tech with the latest addition to Castro Street. InOrbit Inc., a software company dedicated to cloud-based robot operations, announced the opening of its new Robot Space on Feb. 6. ]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View teen develops an app to encourage farmers market-goers to ditch the disposable plastic]]> Last summer, Mountain View teen Akshat Mehrotra started spending his weekends campaigning outside local farmers markets to raise awareness about plastic pollution. But he says he's been passionate about the environment his whole life.]]> <![CDATA[Letters to the editor: Traffic safety issues, concerns over plastic pollution]]> This week, Mountain View High School student Akshat Mehrotra raises concerns about plastic in the environment, and parent Christina Greer details the difficulties of getting around safely as a bicyclist.]]> <![CDATA[Guest opinion: Building affordable housing requires partnerships]]> In a guest opinion, county Supervisor Joe Simitian and Mountain View City Council member Lucas Ramirez point to a track record of city-county partnership that has generated more affordable housing, showing a path to building more.]]> <![CDATA[Center's celebration of Chinese culture fosters diversity, sense of belonging]]> On any given day, Avenidas Chinese Community Center is abuzz with older adults learning how to speak Mandarin, trying their hand at Chinese paint brushing or enjoying Lunar New Year festivities.]]> <![CDATA[After a successful first round of aid, Mountain View Solidarity Fund leaders look back on what made their unconventional model work]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Here's what you need to know about the new teacher-housing project in Palo Alto]]> Plans are underway to break ground in the next several months on an educator-housing project in Palo Alto that was proposed more than five years ago. Several local school districts are involved, including Mountain View Whisman.]]> <![CDATA[California snowpack reaches record high in latest survey]]> The series of atmospheric rivers that hit California in December and January certainly improved the state's snowpack, state water officials confirmed during their second snow survey of the year.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View planning commission unanimously supports Terra Bella affordable housing project]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Google search quality 'raters' demand fair treatment, deliver petition at Mountain View headquarters]]> Raters from across the country flew into the Bay Area to deliver a petition on Feb. 1 demanding that Google offer its search engine raters the same minimum wage and benefits that it promises its extended workforce.]]> <![CDATA[Child attacked by mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County]]> A child was attacked by a mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[California, other states reach impasse over Colorado River]]> Despite a federal deadline, California -- the largest user of Colorado River water -- has refused to cut back as much as six other states proposed in a new plan on Tuesday. Imperial Valley growers have the most to lose.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County to close mass COVID-19 vaccination, testing sites by end of month]]> Santa Clara County will close its mass COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites by the end of the month as they are no longer essential to the county's pandemic response, county officials said Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[With aim to increase access, Woodland Library opens self-service hours]]> Woodland Library patrons now have the chance to visit the library, located in Los Altos, outside of its regular operating hours, as a result of a "open access" system that the facility is piloting.]]> <![CDATA[Community briefs: Event honors murder victim, CHAC announces new director and Rotary Club puts on crab feast]]> This week in community briefs, the family of 1992 murder victim Laurie Houts holds a free throw contest in her memory, CHAC announces a new executive director and the Rotary Club puts on its annual all-you-can-eat crab feast.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View Fire Department responds to back to back fire calls on Grant Road, East El Camino Real]]> Tuesday was a busy day for the Mountain View Fire Department, which responded to 45 calls for service within a 24-hour period, including two fires that caused no injuries but thousands of dollars in damages.]]> <![CDATA[Farmworkers displaced by mass shooting won't return to 'deplorable' housing conditions]]> Since a mass shooting on Jan. 23 that killed seven people on two mushroom farms in Half Moon Bay, roughly 40 residents who lived on-site have been staying in nearby hotels, with no estimate of when they can return.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford scrutinized over deputy who drew gun on Black man]]> Stanford police are receiving scrutiny after an officer drew a gun on a Black driver over the weekend, an incident that has gained national attention following a viral Twitter thread from a witness.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area cold snap expected for next few days]]> Frigid temperatures have returned to the Bay Area, prompting the National Weather Service to issue frost advisories and freeze warnings for much of the region.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View City Council appoints Emily Ann Ramos to fill vacant seat]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Police seek public help to identify man suspected of groping woman on California Street in Mountain View]]> Mountain View police are asking for help in identifying a man accused of groping a woman in the 1900 block of California Street on Jan. 20.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area bridge toll increases finally approved at end of long litigation]]> A pot of $545 million destined for new projects in the Bay Area may soon be released from escrow after litigation over a 2018 ballot measure on bridge toll increases finally comes to an end.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View's first Lunar New Year event draws crowds to welcome the Year of the Rabbit]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Four vying for Mountain View City Council talk rent control, stance on housing growth at community forum]]> ]]> <![CDATA[How to grow a bountiful veggie garden like the Filoli estate]]> You don't need a luxurious historic estate with acres of land to grow an abundance of colorful vegetables: Just follow these tips from horticulturists at the Filoli estate and you'll have a bountiful backyard harvest year-round. ]]> <![CDATA[Schwab Learning Center opens new dyslexic-friendly 'innovation lab']]> With its new home at Children's Health Council in Palo Alto, the Schwab Learning Center's reach is now expanding beyond Stanford to the wider community.]]> <![CDATA[Armed robbers shoot at witness after Mountain View jewelry store heist]]> Mountain View police closed down the Rengstorff Avenue entrance to Highway 101 and are searching for three armed men following a jewelry store robbery on Friday, Jan. 27. The men fired at a witness who attempted to follow them.]]> <![CDATA[MVLA adds ethnic studies to graduation requirements starting next fall]]> The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board has paved the way to add an ethnic studies class for all incoming ninth graders this fall by updating its graduation requirements to include the course.]]> <![CDATA[The Crestview project leaders offer updates on timeline, parking, security]]> The Crestview, a housing project in Mountain View that will convert a hotel into 48 affordable units for extremely low income individuals and families, will begin construction this spring and is slated to be completed by winter.]]> <![CDATA[Here's how you can support the Half Moon Bay community right now (and take care of yourself)]]> Here's a list of organizations raising funds for the Jan. 23 mass shooting victims, plus memorial events and mental health resources.]]> <![CDATA[Coastal farmworkers eke out a living amid hardship]]> Shootings, wildfires, the pandemic and other challenges have tested the Coastside's isolated communities, but many of its farmers aren't going anywhere.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View City Council approves zoning changes to add residential and mixed-uses to city's shopping centers]]> ]]>