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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Series of storms, heavy winds to lash Bay Area

A series of storms will be moving through the Bay Area over the next several days, bringing heavy winds and more rain to an already saturated region, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet
Free preschool program set to expand

The Mountain View Whisman School District is moving full-steam ahead on a new plan to revamp its free preschool program, allowing more middle-income families in Mountain View to enroll and dropping an income eligibility requirement that left dozens of preschool seats empty last year.

Wednesday, 9:55 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

House cleaner arrested on burglary charges

Police arrested a house cleaner last week after she allegedly burglarized multiple homes, including at least one in Mountain View.

Tuesday, 5:45 PM | 2 comments
Local hospitals brace for Obamacare repeal

The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump is still a week away, but congressional leaders are wasting no time delivering on one of his major campaign promises: the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Tuesday, 2:04 PM | 8 comments
Squeezing in a new school

The Mountain View Whisman School District is still hammering out the details on what Slater Elementary will look like when it reopens in 2019, but one thing is for certain: the campus is going to look a whole lot different from the rest of the schools in the city. That's because space is tight at the 8.8-acre campus, and sharing space with Google's preschool means the district is going to have to build up.

Tuesday, 12:04 PM | 20 comments
Weather service issues wind advisory for Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the San Francisco Bay Area that will take effect Wednesday.

Tuesday, 12:03 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 16, 2017

Travel advisory: 9-day closure of Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot

The Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot will be temporarily closed Jan. 17-26 due to a City of Palo Alto construction project. Caltrain service will not be affected.

Monday, 10:03 PM | No comments yet
Winter Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday

A Winter Spare the Air Alert issued for Tuesday in the Bay Area bans residents and businesses from burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel both indoors and outdoors for 24 hours.

Monday, 10:02 PM | No comments yet
Measure V backers to rally at City Hall

With the future of rent control on the line, the Mountain View Tenants Coalition is making another show of force with a rally in front of City Hall. The event, scheduled for 3 p.m. is taking aim at city officials' lack to action to prevent the roll-out of Measure V from being postponed by a lawsuit.

Monday, 1:36 PM | 61 comments
Eroding bank prompts closure on Stevens Creek Trail

A segment of Stevens Creek Trail has been temporarily closed after recent storms caused severe bank erosion along Stevens Creek.

Monday, 1:25 PM | 22 comments
Two arrested on drug charges

Two men were arrested in Mountain View after police allegedly found them in possession of a significant amount of drugs including marijuana, pills and what appeared to be stimulants.

Monday, 10:25 AM | No comments yet
City loses chronicler of Mountain View's past

For anyone hoping to learn more about Mountain View's history, the best starting point was always to check with Barbara Kinchen, or "Bobby" as her friends called her.

Monday, 9:50 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Working Scholars free college information night

The Mountain View-based education company Study.com will be hosting an information night on Thursday to promote its Mountain View Working Scholars program.

Sunday, 4:06 PM | No comments yet

Friday, January 13, 2017

Neighbors weigh Google's ambitious campus plan

Google's hardest-to-win critics may not be government regulators, tech rivals or journalists, but rather the company's anxious neighbors from a nearby mobile home park.

Friday, 12:57 PM | 4 comments
District abruptly drops digital math program

After an avalanche of parent opposition, the Mountain View Whisman School District announced last week that it will end the controversial new digital math program Teach to One.

Friday, 11:20 AM | 25 comments
Martin Luther King Day commemorates 50th anniversary of call to action

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University is one of numerous organizations holding celebrations and commemorations this weekend of the life of the Civil Rights leader.

Friday, 11:09 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Two home burglary suspects sought

Police are asking for the public's help in locating two burglary suspects who stole electric guitars, electronics and even the security camera that filmed the incident from a home in Mountain View last month.

Thursday, 3:23 PM | No comments yet
New mayor pledges civility and courtesy in 2017

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the City Council unanimously chose Ken Rosenberg to be Mountain View's mayor for 2017, a role that takes on special responsibility in what looks to be a particularly turbulent year.

Thursday, 12:06 PM | 41 comments
New classrooms on the way for LAHS

Students in Los Altos High School's weight room will go from pumping iron to pushing pencils next fall, after district officials agreed to a plan that would convert the athletic facility into two classrooms.

Thursday, 11:19 AM | 2 comments
Meth-dealing arrest

Police arrested a 45-year-old Mountain View man over the weekend after he was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine that he was suspected of selling.

Thursday, 11:19 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New storm to bring more rain, low temps to Bay Area starting Wednesday night

With another storm expected to soak the Bay Area Wednesday night and into Thursday, Santa Clara County is preparing extra beds to shelter the homeless.

Wednesday, 6:44 PM | No comments yet
Rent control boosters look to Richmond

To show how the legal skirmish over Measure V could have played out differently, Mountain View's rent control advocates are pointing across the Bay to the city of Richmond.

Wednesday, 1:15 PM | 25 comments
Santa Clara County to roll out partial payments on property taxes

The Board of Supervisors in Santa Clara County has voted unanimously (5-0) to allow residents to pay their property tax bills at least in part if they can't pay immediately in full.

Wednesday, 9:25 AM | 12 comments

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Weather service, county Emergency Services warn of gales, flooding

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather warning for the San Francisco Bay Area until midnight Tuesday, and Santa Clara County officials are alerting the public to possible flooding as rains and wind pound the area Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 6:41 PM | No comments yet
Bay Area storm to last through Wednesday

Storm conditions today throughout the Bay Area and Monterey Bay region are expected to peak later this afternoon and into the early evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday, 11:27 AM | No comments yet
City OKs study on innovative transit line

After kicking the tires for a few years, Mountain View city leaders are now laying down money for what some might call a moonshot project to solve the area's traffic troubles.

Tuesday, 10:52 AM | 43 comments

Monday, January 9, 2017

Utility switch may cause odd taste, odor in tap water

Mountain View residents may notice their tap water has a different color, taste or odor for the next few months, but city officials are giving assurances that the water remains safe to drink.

Monday, 2:25 PM | 6 comments
Recall campaign: State ruling that cleared judge is 'error-ridden'

The campaign working to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, sparked by his sentencing of former Stanford University student Brock Turner to six months in county jail, released this weekend a detailed statement criticizing a state judicial commission that recently cleared him of any misconduct.

Monday, 10:52 AM | 4 comments

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dismayed by Trump, political activists vie for local offices

As a result of the withering presidential contest, the local California Democratic Party chapter is seeing a dramatic surge in citizen participation. The party's 24th Assembly District, which stretches from Woodside down to Sunnyvale, is expecting an unprecedented crowd to gather this weekend as it holds elections to pick new delegates to help guide the party's future platform.

Sunday, 11:03 PM | 16 comments

Friday, January 6, 2017

Heavy rainfall, high winds expected over the weekend

Mountain View police and city officials are asking residents to brace for heavy rainfall and potential flooding over the weekend, as a major storm system approaches the California coast starting Friday night.

Friday, 4:08 PM | 5 comments
Hackathon for high-schoolers wins an encore

Los Altos High School senior Aashia Mehta isn't quite at the point where she can script a killer new app on her own. However, she and her friends have designed perhaps the next best thing -- they built their own training-grounds to teach high schoolers how to plan, code and execute their own software.

Friday, 1:01 PM | 1 comment
Number of auto burglaries remains high in 2016

Lock your doors and don't leave anything valuable inside -- that's the message the Mountain View Police Department is sending out to city residents after receiving more than 300 reports of auto burglary in 2016.

Friday, 12:58 PM | 4 comments
Woman arrested on burglary charges

Police arrested a Grass Valley woman on New Year's Day after she allegedly burglarized a car and tried to enter a Mountain View home while pretending to conduct a survey.

Friday, 10:23 AM | 2 comments

“Housewife” a Journey of Transgender Marriage
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 6,299 views

Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 11 comments | 3,052 views