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Thursday, September 29, 2016

El Camino Hospital names interim CEO

After more than an hour and a half in closed session Tuesday night, El Camino Hospital board members voted 7-0 to select Donald C. Sibery as the hospital's interim CEO.

Thursday, 1:03 PM | 2 comments
Traffic could put limits on North Bayshore housing plans

Aspirational plans by Mountain View City Council members to allow up to 10,000 new housing units in North Bayshore may hit a snag, after an early traffic analysis by the city shows that injecting that much housing into the office-heavy area would bring traffic to a standstill.

Thursday, 9:58 AM | 10 comments
Fire in Santa Cruz Mountains impacting air quality

Smoke due to the Loma fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains is contributing to poor air quality in Santa Clara County, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Thursday, 9:10 AM | No comments yet
First rain of the season forecast for Sunday

Roads will be slick on Sunday in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas as the first rain of the rainy season falls that day, officials with the National Weather Service said.

Thursday, 9:09 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Caltrain to outfit Clipper Card readers for visually impaired

Caltrain stations will soon feature new devices to help passengers with visual impairments locate Clipper card readers, according to transportation officials.

Wednesday, 4:54 PM | No comments yet
Council opts to leave holes in Measure W

In a setback for Measure W, the Mountain View City Council's alternative to rent-control, council members voted narrowly on Tuesday to table a closely intertwined discussion on the city's tenant-relocation ordinance until after the November election. In effect, the delay means the city-sponsored Measure W will go before voters with ambiguity over how aggressively it will regulate the local rental housing market.

Wednesday, 1:26 PM | 18 comments
Another stab at drawing new school boundaries

The Mountain View Whisman School District kicked off a new effort to change attendance boundaries, marking the second attempt by district officials in recent years to re-draw a map that has some schools overwhelmed with students.

Wednesday, 9:10 AM | 12 comments

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Avenidas heads list of new Cubberley tenants

With Foothill College now completing its departure from Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto is preparing to welcome a fresh class of nonprofit groups, studios and educational programs into the sprawling center on the city's southern edge.

Tuesday, 5:43 PM | No comments yet
Ohlone Day at Deer Hollow

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm's annual Ohlone Day Living History Festival will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Tuesday, 3:55 PM | No comments yet
Carbon-cutting plan approved by council

The Mountain View City Council approved a list of new actions to curb greenhouse gases, with the goal of eventually reducing the city's carbon emissions by 80 percent.

Tuesday, 1:35 PM | 3 comments
Teacher shortage still a big problem

School has been back in session for more than a month, but the dust hasn't quite settled in the ongoing struggle to get a teacher in every classroom.

Tuesday, 10:42 AM | 1 comment

Monday, September 26, 2016

Air District issues third straight Spare the Air alert for Tuesday

The Bay Area's intense heat wave prompted regional air quality officials today to issue another Spare the Air smog alert for Tuesday.

Monday, 4:35 PM | No comments yet
First ballots of presidential election mailed Saturday

Santa Clara County mailed the first ballots of the Nov. 8 presidential election on Saturday, a Registrar of Voters' Office spokesman said.

Monday, 4:18 PM | No comments yet
Tuesday: Council to revise tenant relocation ordinance

On Tuesday night, the Mountain View City Council is poised to strengthen the city's tenant relocation ordinance, a policy that is a key component of Measure W. Revisions to the policy will determine how aggressively city leaders want to discourage evictions.

Monday, 2:28 PM | 2 comments
Bicyclist suffers serious injuries in collision with city shuttle

A Graham Middle School student on a bicycle was taken to the hospital with serious injuries Friday afternoon after he collided with a Mountain View Community Shuttle on Castro Street.

Monday, 11:05 AM | No comments yet
Rent control opponents collect $520K to fight measures

With just three weeks remaining before mail-in ballots go out for the November election, the political battle is intensifying over Mountain View's proposed rent-control measures.

Monday, 10:33 AM | 17 comments
Air quality officials issue Spare the Air alert for Monday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for today in the Bay Area as light winds, heat and exhaust from vehicle traffic produce an unhealthy level of smog, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Sunday.

Monday, 10:04 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Heat breaks temperature record at Moffett Field

Clear skies and westerly winds brought record-breaking heat to two Bay Area locations today, according to official data from the National Weather Service. At Moffett Field near Mountain View the high temperature was 96 degrees, breaking the old record of 91 degrees set in 1978.

Sunday, 9:32 PM | 4 comments
Self-driving car struck by red-light runner

One of Google's self-driving cars was involved in a collision Friday after a driver ran a red light, slamming into the autonomous vehicle as it passed through a busy intersection in Mountain View.

Sunday, 3:59 PM | 25 comments

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mountain View temps to reach 95 degrees Sunday

A heat advisory has been issued for Sunday and Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area as western winds keep cool ocean air out to sea, according to officials with the National Weather Service.

Saturday, 2:48 PM | No comments yet

Friday, September 23, 2016

Housing, transportation dominate candidates' forum

In a candidate forum held on Wednesday afternoon, eight hopefuls competing for a Mountain View City Council seats were largely in agreement that the city's top challenges were meeting the area's housing and transportation needs.

Friday, 1:53 PM | 12 comments
Long nights of homework are history

Teachers at both of Mountain View's high schools are looking at ways to cut back on homework assignments, following a new district-wide initiative aimed at promoting wellness and easing stress among teens. But some teachers are serving as trailblazers for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District.

Friday, 9:08 AM | 8 comments

Thursday, September 22, 2016

VTA looking for feedback from commuters on Highway 280 corridor

Frequent commuters on Interstate Highway 280 from Palo Alto to San Jose can provide feedback on how to improve conditions along the corridor at a community meeting this evening.

Thursday, 2:35 PM | 4 comments
Widespread heat expected in Bay Area Sunday

After below-normal temperatures midweek, weak offshore winds and clear skies will bring a warming trend starting Friday and highs on Sunday as much as 30 degrees above normal, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday, 2:34 PM | No comments yet
Exiting hospital CEO gets $224K bonus

The El Camino Hospital board of directors agreed last week to give hospital President and CEO Tomi Ryba nearly a quarter-million dollars in bonus "incentive" pay, just weeks after voting unanimously not to renew her contract.

Thursday, 10:57 AM | 3 comments
Stanford, other research universities to partner in bioscience collaboration

Three of the Bay Area's powerhouse universities have joined forces to work on a new biomedical science research center funded by a $600 million grant from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, the universities announced Wednesday.

Thursday, 10:29 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Council approves 144-unit apartment project on Ortega Avenue

Despite quarrels over parking and student safety, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night gave unanimous approval to a 144-unit apartment project along Ortega Avenue. While the project includes five below-market-rate homes, this time, affordable housing concerns were sidelined by other conflicts.

Wednesday, 5:51 PM | 13 comments
Attempted grand theft arrest at Kohl's

Police arrested a 35-year-old Milpitas man after he was allegedly caught bagging close to $1,000 in goods while walking through the store, then attempting to flee when officers were called to investigate.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | 9 comments
Smash-and-grab burglary caught on video

Mountain View police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a smash-and-grab burglary outside of a Starbucks on Pear Avenue on Monday.

Wednesday, 1:32 PM | 4 comments
Bay Area home prices up slightly in August compared to last year

The median cost for a Bay Area home rose slightly in August compared to the same period last year partly due to low interest rates and job growth, according to research firm CoreLogic.

Wednesday, 9:13 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Council hopefuls head to Google for Wednesday forum

Eight candidates vying for a seat on the Mountain View City Council will get another chance to square off at a political forum at the Google campus on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21.

Tuesday, 1:29 PM | 9 comments
Overturned big-rig accident sends one to hospital

A big-rig that overturned on Interstate Highway 280 near Los Altos Hills Monday afternoon sent one person to a hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol and Santa Clara County Fire Department.

Tuesday, 10:37 AM | 1 comment
Proposal to expand public access to Peninsula watershed draws opposition

A proposal to further open to the public a large tract of Peninsula open space controlled by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission continues to meet with stiff opposition from environmental groups.

Tuesday, 10:35 AM | 8 comments

Monday, September 19, 2016

USGS moving to new home at Moffett Field

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say they intend to shut down their West Coast science center in Menlo Park over the coming years and plan to relocate to the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View.

Monday, 12:18 PM | 14 comments
Caltrans debris blamed in MV man's death on Hwy 101

An 82-year-old Mountain View man who died while driving his car on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park on Friday was likely struck by debris that came off a state-owned truck, a Caltrans spokesman said.

Monday, 11:14 AM | 6 comments
Record heat over weekend

The warm weather Sunday brought record temperatures to two cities in the Bay Area, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

Monday, 10:43 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, September 18, 2016

More MV students enrolled in higher math

School districts across the state are minimizing the role of parent advocacy in determining what classes students get placed in, but that hasn't slowed the rate of Mountain View students taking higher math.

Sunday, 8:37 PM | 1 comment

Death by Diet
By Laura Stec | 14 comments | 5,357 views

I am Voting Yes on Measure B the Sales Tax for Transportation
By Steve Levy | 30 comments | 3,052 views

Mountain View Oktoberfest returns this weekend
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,967 views

My Daughter Died 18 Years Ago
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 469 views

Preparing for college interviews
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 454 views