Editorials

2017

Time for City Council to show it's serious about housing

It's abundantly clear there's a housing crisis in Mountain View and the Bay Area at large. What isn't clear is what the Mountain View City Council plans to do about it.

May 20, 2019 | 12 comments
'Safe Lot' bill is a start

State legislation would permit community-college students to sleep in cars on campus
The Student Senate for California Community Colleges has now enlisted Palo Alto Assemblyman Marc Berman to carry a bill, AB 302, that would require each community college to allow registered students to park and sleep in their cars in one or more designated campus parking lots.

April 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Thanks for your generosity

Holiday Fund raises $72K for local nonprofits
The numbers are in: The Voice's 2018 Holiday Fund campaign raised $72,000 from 147 donors.

January 29, 2019 | 1 comment
Needless shutdown hits home

Here in Mountain View, nearly 1,200 federal employees at NASA Ames Research Center are without work and pay while the longest federal government shutdown in United States history drags on without a clear end in sight.

January 22, 2019 | 9 comments
Bullis should hit pause on Mountain View plan

While Bullis Charter School has the ability to charge ahead and expand into Mountain View under state law that favors charter schools, we believe BMV staffers should hold off on their petition and take more time to work with Mountain View Whisman officials and families.

December 16, 2018 | 73 comments
Donate to the Voice Holiday Fund

The holidays are a special time of year for many, marked by cherished family traditions and time spent with loved ones. It's also a time of year when people often volunteer with local nonprofits or donate to people in need. In that vein, we ask that you consider giving to the Voice's Holiday Fund this year.

December 12, 2018 | 1 comment
Election 2018: Our recommendations

A roundup of endorsements from the Voice's editorial board for the Nov. 6 election
In the weeks leading up to Election Day this Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Voice has published endorsements on several local races and measures. Here is a list of our recommendations:

November 2, 2018 | 16 comments
Showalter, Siegel and Ramirez for City Council

Mountain View voters have some interesting choices to make on November's ballot. Competing for three seats on the City Council are two incumbents and four challengers.

October 25, 2018 | 29 comments
Wheeler and Conley for Mountain View Whisman school board

It's a transformative time for the Mountain View Whisman School District, and voters may be asking themselves whether it's best to stay the course with the two incumbents, or react to recent missteps by supporting two challengers with fresh perspectives.

October 19, 2018 | 9 comments
Re-elect Sheriff Laurie Smith

Incumbent seeks sixth term on Nov. 6
In spite of her shortcomings, which include an uninspired and weak administrative record over her two decades in the office, we believe Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith is the better choice.

October 24, 2018 | 6 comments
Vonnegut, Torok and Walter for MVLA school board

For anyone who remembers Steven Nelson's term on Mountain View Whisman's school board, the Voice's recommendation for the three seats on the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board will not come as a surprise.

October 11, 2018 | 3 comments
Yes on measures P and Q

With no organized opposition and clear benefits from these measures, the Voice recommends a yes vote on both P and Q.

October 12, 2018 | 10 comments
A dishonest debate over rent control

There's nothing wrong with a fair debate over rent control. Rent control has always been a controversial issue, and there are compelling arguments on both sides. There is something wrong, however, with trying to roll back rent control by lying to voters.

August 22, 2018 | 8 comments
Your friend, not enemy

Unprecedented attacks on the media hit the very protectors of our democracy
In an effort to focus public attention on the dangers of the President Donald Trump's attacks, we join in an unprecedented coordinated expression of concern by newspapers across the country.

August 16, 2018 | 69 comments
Racial profiling in our own backyard

From "BBQ Becky" at Lake Merritt to a Starbucks employee in Philadelphia, accounts of police being called on black people trying to go about their daily lives have been well-documented.

August 7, 2018 | 16 comments
Hirokawa for sheriff

After 20 years as sheriff, a strong challenge to Laurie Smith is overdue
Between Laurie Smith, 66, who is asking for a sixth, four-year term, and John Hirokawa -- who like Smith went up through the ranks over his more than 35 years with the department until retiring in 2016 at age 61 -- we think Hirokawa is the better choice.

May 30, 2018 | 4 comments
Hendrickson for judge

Cindy Hendrickson's extensive experience in the criminal court system and her management experience make her the easy choice in this election.

May 30, 2018 | 3 comments
Yes on Measure E

Counselors working out of closets. Cramped and outdated classrooms, libraries and cafeterias. Portables, some damaged and past their lifespans, crowding out parking spaces. That's what students and staff at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools have encountered in recent years as increased housing development has led to a rise in enrollment -- a trend that's only expected to continue.

May 23, 2018 | 8 comments
No on Regional Measure 3

Ballot measure to increase bridge tolls by $3 over next six years is too much
RM3's toll increases, along with the implementation of inflation escalators, ask for too much and attempt to leverage the public's frustration over bad traffic to disproportionately penalize bridge commuters.

May 14, 2018 | 2 comments
Recall Judge Persky

Accountability to the public does not threaten judicial independence
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Persky abused his discretion, disrespected a jury, failed a crime victim and broke trust with the public he serves.

May 18, 2018 | 30 comments
Health care proposal cruel and indefensible

The public must continue to oppose, loudly and forcefully, the Republicans' proposals to replace the current Affordable Care Act with a program that would leave Americans with far less health care access. The current Senate proposal would significantly impact health care in Santa Clara County.

July 6, 2017 | 3 comments
Editorial endorsement: Mountain View City Council

Clark, Matichak, McAlister and Ramirez for council
The Voice endorses incumbents John McAlister and Chris Clark, and challengers Lisa Matichak and Lucas Ramirez.

October 31, 2016 | 25 comments
Editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure GG

Los Altos School District's parcel tax would benefit all students, including Bullis Charter School
Shore up funding for local schools and help warm up frosty relations between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School? That's the question facing voters, who are asked to approve a $223 parcel tax that will go toward funding core school services in the school district, which encompasses a portion of Mountain View.

October 27, 2016 | 4 comments
Editorial endorsements: Gutierrez, Wilson and Blakely for school board

The Mountain View Whisman school community is fortunate to have four strong candidates for seats on the district's governing board.

October 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Editorial endorsement: Measure V is the right choice to protect renters and the community

Mountain View voters who flat-out oppose rent control in any form will have an easy decision when they cast their ballots this election season. But those who support creating a mechanism to help stabilize a situation in this city in which double-digit rent increases are driving far too many residents from their homes will have a more complicated choice.

October 14, 2016 | 56 comments
Yes on Santa Clara County measures A, B

Funds for affordable housing, transportation need challenging two-thirds vote for passage
Two important measures on the Nov. 8 ballot ask Santa Clara County voters to approve a $950 million bond measure to build badly needed housing to serve homeless and low-income residents and a half-cent sales-tax increase to fund transportation projects over the next 30 years.

October 20, 2016 | 8 comments
Public interest not served by police department policy

The Mountain View Police Department's creation of a wall denying access to traffic-accident information to the public and the press is more than puzzling. It's also legally misguided, despite department officials' claim that general secrecy about the incidents is required by law. It is not.

August 20, 2016 | 8 comments
Vicki Veenker for Assembly

Patent attorney could bring fresh, important perspective to Sacramento
While the eight California Assembly District 24 candidates would each bring unique qualities and experience to the job, we believe three attorneys -- Mike Kasperzak, Marc Berman and Vicki Veenker -- are the clear standouts.

May 15, 2016 | 6 comments
Trustees, lower the lance and face reality

An open letter from the Voice to Mountain View Whisman School District board trustees Greg Coladonato and Steve Nelson.

January 5, 2016 | 26 comments
Timing's right to exercise political might

Momentum is growing among cities in the northern part of Santa Clara County, including Mountain View, to seize an opportunity arising from the potential transportation tax measure on the November 2016 ballot.

August 24, 2015 | 2 comments
A strange definition of transparency

Why is public information about applicants for an open seat on the school board being suppressed by the board president of the Mountain View Whisman School District?

August 3, 2015 | 14 comments
Body-worn cameras for police officers benefit them and the public

The push to equip police officers and sheriff's deputies with body-worn cameras that would record interactions with the public, including suspected criminals, is a push in the right direction.

December 23, 2014 | 3 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: City Council

Rosenberg, Showalter and Siegel for three open seats on the seven-member council
The Mountain View Voice recommends candidates Ken Rosenberg, Pat Showalter and Lenny Siegel for City Council.

October 17, 2014 | 79 comments
Editorial endorsement: El Camino Healthcare District

The Voice recommends Abe-Koga, Reeder for seats on the five-member board
The Voice recommends David Reeder and Margaret Abe-Koga for the El Camino Healthcare District board of directors.

October 15, 2014 | 7 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure N

The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure N, the Los Altos School District bond measure.

October 14, 2014 | 13 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure A

The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure A, to raise the City Council's salary.

October 14, 2014 | 4 comments
'Host family' plan is sound public policy, with a heart

"A lot of people are pro life -- this is a pro-life issue." That's how St. Joseph Church parishioner Sylvia Villasenor framed the urgent issue of caring for Central American children who have been caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in record number, unaccompanied by an adult and without resources. And she's right.

August 15, 2014 | 3 comments
Council members, stick to your guns on housing

Is it election year politics, or can it be that the City Council is finally seeing the light regarding the destructive consequences of Mountain View's jobs-to-housing imbalance?

July 16, 2014 | 22 comments
June 3 election: Voice editorial endorsements

Endorsements for the county sheriff, Prop. 42, Measure AA bond and Superior Court judges
The Voice recommends the following in the June 3 election: re-elect Sheriff Laurie Smith; yes on Proposition 42; yes on Measure AA; and elect Julianne Sylva and Matt Harris to seats on the Superior Court bench.

June 2, 2014 | 14 comments
For Slater, a new lease on life

In stark contrast to the teary-eyed students wandering around the Slater playground in June 2006, the crowd at last week's school board meeting was decidedly upbeat as they got a good reception to their request to reopen Slater elementary school this fall.

April 29, 2014 | No comments yet
Unfortunately, the pod car never took off

Mountain View residents who may have dreamed of seeing a space-age transportation system of "pod cars" strung along Shoreline Boulevard between downtown and the North Bayshore had to be disappointed when the City Council pulled the plug on a small investment in the experimental system proposed by SkyTran.

April 1, 2014 | 17 comments
Time for city to address jobs-housing imbalance

Mountain View is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt that in the next 15 years is likely to bring thousands of new employees to town unless the City Council decides to rein in what seems like an out-of-control phenomenon.

March 26, 2014 | 48 comments
Google makes amends for failing WiFi

If ever there was a way into this tech-driven city's heart, the gift of lightning-fast Internet connections has to be high on the list, and Google knows it. That undoubtedly is why Mountain View's signature company made a formal offer last week to provide ultra-fast free wireless Internet along the Castro Street corridor and promised to install a network of even faster connections under the city's neighborhood streets.

March 4, 2014 | 8 comments
Holiday Fund has best year ever

Thanks to an anonymous donor and other gifts from several foundations, including the Google Tides Foundation, the Voice Holiday Fund chalked up a record-breaking year with $114,628 in donations from 160 contributors. Last year a similar number of gifts brought in $70,900.

February 12, 2014 | No comments yet
Lawyers are only winners in Bullis, LASD spat

Will the day ever come when the persistent battles between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District are only a distant memory? Will a solution pop up that no one considered before that suddenly seems right for both sides?

February 4, 2014 | No comments yet
TCE mystery is (nearly) solved

After many years of watching and reporting about EPA scientists and others tracking the underground migration of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) from leaking tanks in the vicinity of N. Whisman Road to the discovery of other "hot spots" hundreds, if not thousands of feet away, it is remarkable that even today, the extent of TCE contamination in the city's soil and groundwater remains unclear.

January 14, 2014 | 4 comments
Five in running for two Superior Court seats

Voice endorses Paul Colin, Steve Pogue as best choices for Superior Court judge
Along with the more publicized races for state legislative offices and county supervisor, voters also will elect two Superior Court judges when they go to the polls June 5.

May 25, 2012 | 1 comment
Editorial endorsement: Phone tax upgrade justified

In Mountain View, home of Google and numerous high-tech firms, voters should easily understand the city's effort to broaden its phone tax to cover VOIP and other modern technology.

November 1, 2010 | 2 comments
Editorial endorsements: Mountain View City Council

With three top-performing City Council incumbents all seeking a second term, Mountain View voters have no reason to change the line-up at City Hall in this election. Incumbents Margaret Abe-Koga, Ronit Bryant and Jac Siegel have worked hard and deserve to continue on the council.

November 1, 2010 | No comments yet

2016

Time for City Council to show it's serious about housing

It's abundantly clear there's a housing crisis in Mountain View and the Bay Area at large. What isn't clear is what the Mountain View City Council plans to do about it.

May 20, 2019 | 12 comments
'Safe Lot' bill is a start

State legislation would permit community-college students to sleep in cars on campus
The Student Senate for California Community Colleges has now enlisted Palo Alto Assemblyman Marc Berman to carry a bill, AB 302, that would require each community college to allow registered students to park and sleep in their cars in one or more designated campus parking lots.

April 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Thanks for your generosity

Holiday Fund raises $72K for local nonprofits
The numbers are in: The Voice's 2018 Holiday Fund campaign raised $72,000 from 147 donors.

January 29, 2019 | 1 comment
Needless shutdown hits home

Here in Mountain View, nearly 1,200 federal employees at NASA Ames Research Center are without work and pay while the longest federal government shutdown in United States history drags on without a clear end in sight.

January 22, 2019 | 9 comments
Bullis should hit pause on Mountain View plan

While Bullis Charter School has the ability to charge ahead and expand into Mountain View under state law that favors charter schools, we believe BMV staffers should hold off on their petition and take more time to work with Mountain View Whisman officials and families.

December 16, 2018 | 73 comments
Donate to the Voice Holiday Fund

The holidays are a special time of year for many, marked by cherished family traditions and time spent with loved ones. It's also a time of year when people often volunteer with local nonprofits or donate to people in need. In that vein, we ask that you consider giving to the Voice's Holiday Fund this year.

December 12, 2018 | 1 comment
Election 2018: Our recommendations

A roundup of endorsements from the Voice's editorial board for the Nov. 6 election
In the weeks leading up to Election Day this Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Voice has published endorsements on several local races and measures. Here is a list of our recommendations:

November 2, 2018 | 16 comments
Showalter, Siegel and Ramirez for City Council

Mountain View voters have some interesting choices to make on November's ballot. Competing for three seats on the City Council are two incumbents and four challengers.

October 25, 2018 | 29 comments
Wheeler and Conley for Mountain View Whisman school board

It's a transformative time for the Mountain View Whisman School District, and voters may be asking themselves whether it's best to stay the course with the two incumbents, or react to recent missteps by supporting two challengers with fresh perspectives.

October 19, 2018 | 9 comments
Re-elect Sheriff Laurie Smith

Incumbent seeks sixth term on Nov. 6
In spite of her shortcomings, which include an uninspired and weak administrative record over her two decades in the office, we believe Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith is the better choice.

October 24, 2018 | 6 comments
Vonnegut, Torok and Walter for MVLA school board

For anyone who remembers Steven Nelson's term on Mountain View Whisman's school board, the Voice's recommendation for the three seats on the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board will not come as a surprise.

October 11, 2018 | 3 comments
Yes on measures P and Q

With no organized opposition and clear benefits from these measures, the Voice recommends a yes vote on both P and Q.

October 12, 2018 | 10 comments
A dishonest debate over rent control

There's nothing wrong with a fair debate over rent control. Rent control has always been a controversial issue, and there are compelling arguments on both sides. There is something wrong, however, with trying to roll back rent control by lying to voters.

August 22, 2018 | 8 comments
Your friend, not enemy

Unprecedented attacks on the media hit the very protectors of our democracy
In an effort to focus public attention on the dangers of the President Donald Trump's attacks, we join in an unprecedented coordinated expression of concern by newspapers across the country.

August 16, 2018 | 69 comments
Racial profiling in our own backyard

From "BBQ Becky" at Lake Merritt to a Starbucks employee in Philadelphia, accounts of police being called on black people trying to go about their daily lives have been well-documented.

August 7, 2018 | 16 comments
Hirokawa for sheriff

After 20 years as sheriff, a strong challenge to Laurie Smith is overdue
Between Laurie Smith, 66, who is asking for a sixth, four-year term, and John Hirokawa -- who like Smith went up through the ranks over his more than 35 years with the department until retiring in 2016 at age 61 -- we think Hirokawa is the better choice.

May 30, 2018 | 4 comments
Hendrickson for judge

Cindy Hendrickson's extensive experience in the criminal court system and her management experience make her the easy choice in this election.

May 30, 2018 | 3 comments
Yes on Measure E

Counselors working out of closets. Cramped and outdated classrooms, libraries and cafeterias. Portables, some damaged and past their lifespans, crowding out parking spaces. That's what students and staff at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools have encountered in recent years as increased housing development has led to a rise in enrollment -- a trend that's only expected to continue.

May 23, 2018 | 8 comments
No on Regional Measure 3

Ballot measure to increase bridge tolls by $3 over next six years is too much
RM3's toll increases, along with the implementation of inflation escalators, ask for too much and attempt to leverage the public's frustration over bad traffic to disproportionately penalize bridge commuters.

May 14, 2018 | 2 comments
Recall Judge Persky

Accountability to the public does not threaten judicial independence
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Persky abused his discretion, disrespected a jury, failed a crime victim and broke trust with the public he serves.

May 18, 2018 | 30 comments
Health care proposal cruel and indefensible

The public must continue to oppose, loudly and forcefully, the Republicans' proposals to replace the current Affordable Care Act with a program that would leave Americans with far less health care access. The current Senate proposal would significantly impact health care in Santa Clara County.

July 6, 2017 | 3 comments
Editorial endorsement: Mountain View City Council

Clark, Matichak, McAlister and Ramirez for council
The Voice endorses incumbents John McAlister and Chris Clark, and challengers Lisa Matichak and Lucas Ramirez.

October 31, 2016 | 25 comments
Editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure GG

Los Altos School District's parcel tax would benefit all students, including Bullis Charter School
Shore up funding for local schools and help warm up frosty relations between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School? That's the question facing voters, who are asked to approve a $223 parcel tax that will go toward funding core school services in the school district, which encompasses a portion of Mountain View.

October 27, 2016 | 4 comments
Editorial endorsements: Gutierrez, Wilson and Blakely for school board

The Mountain View Whisman school community is fortunate to have four strong candidates for seats on the district's governing board.

October 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Editorial endorsement: Measure V is the right choice to protect renters and the community

Mountain View voters who flat-out oppose rent control in any form will have an easy decision when they cast their ballots this election season. But those who support creating a mechanism to help stabilize a situation in this city in which double-digit rent increases are driving far too many residents from their homes will have a more complicated choice.

October 14, 2016 | 56 comments
Yes on Santa Clara County measures A, B

Funds for affordable housing, transportation need challenging two-thirds vote for passage
Two important measures on the Nov. 8 ballot ask Santa Clara County voters to approve a $950 million bond measure to build badly needed housing to serve homeless and low-income residents and a half-cent sales-tax increase to fund transportation projects over the next 30 years.

October 20, 2016 | 8 comments
Public interest not served by police department policy

The Mountain View Police Department's creation of a wall denying access to traffic-accident information to the public and the press is more than puzzling. It's also legally misguided, despite department officials' claim that general secrecy about the incidents is required by law. It is not.

August 20, 2016 | 8 comments
Vicki Veenker for Assembly

Patent attorney could bring fresh, important perspective to Sacramento
While the eight California Assembly District 24 candidates would each bring unique qualities and experience to the job, we believe three attorneys -- Mike Kasperzak, Marc Berman and Vicki Veenker -- are the clear standouts.

May 15, 2016 | 6 comments
Trustees, lower the lance and face reality

An open letter from the Voice to Mountain View Whisman School District board trustees Greg Coladonato and Steve Nelson.

January 5, 2016 | 26 comments
Timing's right to exercise political might

Momentum is growing among cities in the northern part of Santa Clara County, including Mountain View, to seize an opportunity arising from the potential transportation tax measure on the November 2016 ballot.

August 24, 2015 | 2 comments
A strange definition of transparency

Why is public information about applicants for an open seat on the school board being suppressed by the board president of the Mountain View Whisman School District?

August 3, 2015 | 14 comments
Body-worn cameras for police officers benefit them and the public

The push to equip police officers and sheriff's deputies with body-worn cameras that would record interactions with the public, including suspected criminals, is a push in the right direction.

December 23, 2014 | 3 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: City Council

Rosenberg, Showalter and Siegel for three open seats on the seven-member council
The Mountain View Voice recommends candidates Ken Rosenberg, Pat Showalter and Lenny Siegel for City Council.

October 17, 2014 | 79 comments
Editorial endorsement: El Camino Healthcare District

The Voice recommends Abe-Koga, Reeder for seats on the five-member board
The Voice recommends David Reeder and Margaret Abe-Koga for the El Camino Healthcare District board of directors.

October 15, 2014 | 7 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure N

The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure N, the Los Altos School District bond measure.

October 14, 2014 | 13 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure A

The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure A, to raise the City Council's salary.

October 14, 2014 | 4 comments
'Host family' plan is sound public policy, with a heart

"A lot of people are pro life -- this is a pro-life issue." That's how St. Joseph Church parishioner Sylvia Villasenor framed the urgent issue of caring for Central American children who have been caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in record number, unaccompanied by an adult and without resources. And she's right.

August 15, 2014 | 3 comments
Council members, stick to your guns on housing

Is it election year politics, or can it be that the City Council is finally seeing the light regarding the destructive consequences of Mountain View's jobs-to-housing imbalance?

July 16, 2014 | 22 comments
June 3 election: Voice editorial endorsements

Endorsements for the county sheriff, Prop. 42, Measure AA bond and Superior Court judges
The Voice recommends the following in the June 3 election: re-elect Sheriff Laurie Smith; yes on Proposition 42; yes on Measure AA; and elect Julianne Sylva and Matt Harris to seats on the Superior Court bench.

June 2, 2014 | 14 comments
For Slater, a new lease on life

In stark contrast to the teary-eyed students wandering around the Slater playground in June 2006, the crowd at last week's school board meeting was decidedly upbeat as they got a good reception to their request to reopen Slater elementary school this fall.

April 29, 2014 | No comments yet
Unfortunately, the pod car never took off

Mountain View residents who may have dreamed of seeing a space-age transportation system of "pod cars" strung along Shoreline Boulevard between downtown and the North Bayshore had to be disappointed when the City Council pulled the plug on a small investment in the experimental system proposed by SkyTran.

April 1, 2014 | 17 comments
Time for city to address jobs-housing imbalance

Mountain View is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt that in the next 15 years is likely to bring thousands of new employees to town unless the City Council decides to rein in what seems like an out-of-control phenomenon.

March 26, 2014 | 48 comments
Google makes amends for failing WiFi

If ever there was a way into this tech-driven city's heart, the gift of lightning-fast Internet connections has to be high on the list, and Google knows it. That undoubtedly is why Mountain View's signature company made a formal offer last week to provide ultra-fast free wireless Internet along the Castro Street corridor and promised to install a network of even faster connections under the city's neighborhood streets.

March 4, 2014 | 8 comments
Holiday Fund has best year ever

Thanks to an anonymous donor and other gifts from several foundations, including the Google Tides Foundation, the Voice Holiday Fund chalked up a record-breaking year with $114,628 in donations from 160 contributors. Last year a similar number of gifts brought in $70,900.

February 12, 2014 | No comments yet
Lawyers are only winners in Bullis, LASD spat

Will the day ever come when the persistent battles between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District are only a distant memory? Will a solution pop up that no one considered before that suddenly seems right for both sides?

February 4, 2014 | No comments yet
TCE mystery is (nearly) solved

After many years of watching and reporting about EPA scientists and others tracking the underground migration of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) from leaking tanks in the vicinity of N. Whisman Road to the discovery of other "hot spots" hundreds, if not thousands of feet away, it is remarkable that even today, the extent of TCE contamination in the city's soil and groundwater remains unclear.

January 14, 2014 | 4 comments
Five in running for two Superior Court seats

Voice endorses Paul Colin, Steve Pogue as best choices for Superior Court judge
Along with the more publicized races for state legislative offices and county supervisor, voters also will elect two Superior Court judges when they go to the polls June 5.

May 25, 2012 | 1 comment
Editorial endorsement: Phone tax upgrade justified

In Mountain View, home of Google and numerous high-tech firms, voters should easily understand the city's effort to broaden its phone tax to cover VOIP and other modern technology.

November 1, 2010 | 2 comments
Editorial endorsements: Mountain View City Council

With three top-performing City Council incumbents all seeking a second term, Mountain View voters have no reason to change the line-up at City Hall in this election. Incumbents Margaret Abe-Koga, Ronit Bryant and Jac Siegel have worked hard and deserve to continue on the council.

November 1, 2010 | No comments yet

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