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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Supervisors vote to fund North County shelter

An East Palo Alto shelter will open its doors to Palo Alto and other northern Santa Clara County homeless people with help from a $76,650 grant, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has announced.

Thursday, 1:36 PM | 2 comments
Council has concerns with Google fiber

Council members expressed concern Tuesday about some unusual requests from Google as it proposes the logistics for building its high-speed Google fiber network in Mountain View.

Thursday, 12:37 PM | 10 comments

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Commission wants to track jobs-housing ratio

Mountain View's plans to sharply widen the gap between job growth and housing growth, even while in the midst of a housing crisis, has spurred quite a bit of media coverage and public discussion in recent days.

Wednesday, 10:12 PM | 13 comments
Council to ask voters for a raise

City Council members voted Tuesday to trim down a proposed raise in pay for themselves, expressing fear that residents wouldn't approve of a boost that would bring it up to minimum wage.

Wednesday, 12:25 PM | 11 comments
Spartan Robotics heads to the finals

The robotics team at Mountain View High School are headed to the championship after crushing the competition at the Silicon Valley Regional event. Spartan Robotics, or Team 971, won all 35 of their matches, and placed first overall out of 59 participating teams.

Wednesday, 9:01 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

County seeks owners of $244K in unclaimed money

The Santa Clara County Department of Revenue has published a list of approximately 1,060 people who are potential owners of nearly $244,000 in unclaimed money on deposit with the County.

Tuesday, 12:04 PM | No comments yet
Google grant a boon to local teachers

A Google grant that funded more than 700 Bay Area classroom projects last month is starting to pay off. Hundreds of teachers who requested everything from books to violin strings and boxing gloves on the nonprofit charity website

Tuesday, 11:39 AM | No comments yet
Earth Day for burrowing owls ... and Spider-Men

There were some notable volunteers helping with a project to restore burrowing owl habitat at Shoreline Park on Monday, including Jamie Foxx, who chatted with Mayor Chris Clark, and fellow cast members from the new Amazing Spider-Man movie.

Tuesday, 8:38 AM | No comments yet

Monday, April 21, 2014

Council may seek voters' OK of pay raise

With major concerns looming that only the city's relatively wealthy residents can afford to be on the City Council, council members say they want a pay raise to make the job attractive to a wider range of candidates.

Monday, 1:55 PM | 23 comments
Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88

Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz expert and educator, who taught jazz at the Palo Alto Adult School for 25 years.

Monday, 1:40 PM | No comments yet
County seeks new site for north county homeless shelter

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to find a replacement for the north county's cold-weather homeless shelter at the Sunnyvale Armory, now being demolished.

Monday, 10:54 AM | 3 comments

Friday, April 18, 2014

Superintendent: Reopening Whisman-Slater school 'a given'

Parents and kids alike came out in big numbers Thursday night to show support for reopening an elementary school in the Whisman and Slater neighborhoods.

Friday, 1:59 PM | 26 comments
Woman rifles through mailboxes, witness tells police

Police received a report that a woman was carrying a large quantity of mail, and was allegedly entering private property and looking through mailboxes along the 100 block of Mercy Street.

Friday, 1:46 PM | 2 comments
Campaign to raise MV's minimum wage heats up

Local activists are organizing residents to speak to the City Council on Tuesday, April 22, in an effort to have the city's minimum wage increased.

Friday, 10:00 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Garden debuts at Theuerkauf elementary

While environmental groups prepare to commemorate Earth Day next week, students in elementary schools across Mountain View are getting their hands dirty, and experiencing a little bit of Earth Day every day.

Thursday, 11:46 AM | 4 comments
City sees office workers squeezed into tighter spaces

With Mountain View facing a possible avalanche of traffic congestion and gentrification from 5.5 million square feet of office growth in the development pipeline, the question of how many employees companies choose to pack into their buildings is as important a factor as ever, and one that city officials say is hard to pin down.

Thursday, 9:36 AM | 22 comments
Gang confrontation leads to three arrests

Police arrested two men and one juvenile after they allegedly tried to instigate a gang fight at the 200 block of Higdon Avenue.

Thursday, 7:39 AM | 9 comments

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Four more arrested in connection to arson fire

The Mountain View Police Department arrested four more juveniles in its ongoing investigation of the drug- and alcohol-fueled parties and subsequent arson fire that destroyed a house on Fordham Way last month.

Wednesday, 10:42 AM | 8 comments

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Library bike repair station opens to the public

Stuck without tools and need to fix your bike? Lucky for you the city's efforts to be bike friendly now include a free bike repair station in front of the city library.

Tuesday, 1:55 PM | 19 comments
ATHENA awards ceremony set for Thursday

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce will be presenting ATHENA awards to Mountain View residents Jessica Nowaski and Davida Brooks on Thursday, April 17, at an awards ceremony and luncheon.

Tuesday, 1:27 PM | No comments yet
Rallying support to reopen schools

Neighborhood representatives in northeast Mountain View are prepared to lay out several proposals at Thursday's Mountain View Whisman School Board meeting, requesting that trustees consider reopening the Whisman and Slater elementary schools, which were closed several years ago.

Tuesday, 1:27 PM | 21 comments

Monday, April 14, 2014

Startup event attracts middle school students

Students were introduced to the world of startups at weekend-long workshop at Crittenden Middle School.

Monday, 1:48 PM | 2 comments
Total lunar eclipse visible in Bay Area tonight

Bay Area stargazers are in for a late-night treat tonight when the moon passes behind the Earth's shadow and leads to a total lunar eclipse.

Monday, 1:27 PM | 5 comments
New track coach inspires students

Michael Streck-Woodard, has had a commanding presence as Mountain View High's track and field coach since last February. And with good reason.

Monday, 10:07 AM | No comments yet

Friday, April 11, 2014

Crime Briefs: indecent exposure and laptop damaged

Man exposes himself to two kids and flees, and a complaint about loud music ends in damaged laptop.

Friday, 1:52 PM | No comments yet
City poised for unprecedented office growth

An analysis by the Voice shows that an explosion of office development is knocking on Mountain View's door, bringing as many as 42,550 new office workers who will be driving on the area's freeways and competing for the city's increasingly expensive and scarce housing.

Friday, 9:05 AM | 25 comments
School drug forum informs, shocks parents

A presentation on drug use at Mountain View High School last week had plenty of shock value, showing graphic videos of people under the influence jumping out of windows and chewing on walls.

Friday, 9:04 AM | 8 comments

Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 51 comments | 2,092 views

Custom pizza joint on its way to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 1,888 views

"The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"
By Anita Felicelli | 0 comments | 1,232 views

Dear Chandrama, Everywhere I turn . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 917 views

Crittenden Hosts Startup Weekend
By Ms. Jenson | 1 comment | 309 views