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Friday, July 29, 2016

Acres of office space

On a regular workday, it takes bartender Chris Nault 90 minutes or more to get to his job at the Sports Page Bar and Grill in Mountain View, across the street from the Google campus. It was much better, he said, in the days when he rented an apartment near Middlefield Road and his drive to work was a matter of minutes.

Friday, 3:04 PM | 3 comments
Missing Palo Alto man last seen July 11 located safely

A missing Palo Alto man with a severe psychiatric disability has been located and is safe, an employee for his father, Dr. Samuel Pearl, confirmed Friday, July 29.

Friday, 2:57 PM | 1 comment
Rengstorff House curators lose curios in theft

The history group behind Mountain View's landmark Rengstorff House was dealt a severe blow this week after someone stole a trailer loaded with custom Halloween decorations.

Friday, 10:49 AM | No comments yet
Three arrested in home invasion robbery

Three people were arrested Wednesday in connection to an armed home-invasion robbery in Mountain View.

Friday, 10:33 AM | 2 comments

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fifth straight Spare the Air alert issued for Friday

A fifth consecutive Spare the Air alert has been issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Friday because of continued unhealthy levels of ozone expected in the region.

Thursday, 2:05 PM | No comments yet
El Camino Hospital spars with nurses' union

After months of tough contract negotiations, El Camino Hospital and its nurses union appear to be at a standstill. Representatives from the Professional Resource for Nurses (PRN) say that little progress has been made to come to an agreement on wage increases and health care benefits for the roughly 1,265 nurses working at El Camino's Mountain View and Los Gatos hospital campuses.

Thursday, 1:36 PM | 22 comments
District wants charter school data if parcel tax to be shared

The Los Altos School District changed direction this month when board members agreed to share parcel tax revenue with Bullis Charter School. But sharing the local taxpayer money is going to come with some strings attached.

Thursday, 9:36 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fourth consecutive Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area for Thursday because smog is forecast to be at unhealthy levels, regional air quality officials said.

Wednesday, 5:15 PM | No comments yet
No injuries in gas line break

A construction crew struck a gas line, prompting a brief evacuation in Mountain View this morning, police and utility officials said.

Wednesday, 12:39 PM | No comments yet
Postcard from the Democratic National Convention

As the old saw goes, all politics is local " and that's true even when it comes to this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Joining Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, First Lady Michelle Obama and about 4,700 convention delegates was one of Mountain View's own politicians, City Council member Lenny Siegel

Wednesday, 12:36 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Concert traffic creates controversy in North Bayshore

The fact that rush-hour traffic around North Bayshore has long been regarded as a nightmare is not news, but the situation has reportedly gone from bad to worse in recent weeks, due to heavily attended concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Tuesday, 3:09 PM | 31 comments
Third consecutive Spare the Air alert issued

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a third consecutive Spare the Air alert for Wednesday because of unhealthy ozone accumulation forecasted.

Tuesday, 1:37 PM | 2 comments
Two new board members for Bullis Charter School

This month, Bullis Charter School in Los Altos added Richard Ying and Ann Waterman Roy to its board of directors.

Tuesday, 10:25 AM | 1 comment
Caltrain swaps out old cars for larger ones to avoid overcrowding

Starting Tuesday, Caltrain will be replacing some of its trains with larger trains capable of accommodating more passengers, in an effort to avoid overcrowding.

Tuesday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet

Monday, July 25, 2016

10th summer Spare the Air alert called for Tuesday

The 10th Spare the Air alert of the summer season has been declared for Tuesday in the Bay Area because of unhealthy ozone accumulation, regional air quality officials said.

Monday, 3:01 PM | No comments yet
Spare the Air alert issued for Monday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area today, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said.

Monday, 9:07 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Uber driver arrested for alleged sexual assault

East Palo Alto police have arrested an Uber driver for sexually allegedly assaulting his passenger after an incident that began in Palo Alto, police Commander Jeff Liu said in a statement.

Sunday, 8:11 PM | 2 comments

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Palo Alto parents ask public's help to find missing son

The parents of a Palo Alto man who vanished 11 days ago are seeking the public's help to find their son, 30-year-old Andrew Pearl. Andrew walked out of a group home for persons disabled by mental illness on July 11 at around 5 p.m. and has not been heard from since.

Saturday, 9:32 PM | 2 comments

Friday, July 22, 2016

VTA throws support behind Castro underpass

Mountain View's rejected plan to build a $120 million underpass to tunnel Castro Street beneath the Caltrain tracks didn't win much love when the City Council considered it last month. Instead, the city is focusing efforts on the cheaper option of closing Castro to traffic. But at least one major supporter of the underpass has stepped forward: the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.

Friday, 1:57 PM | 17 comments
New tenants sought for Cubberley

With its long-term future still in flux, Cubberley Community Center is preparing to welcome new tenants onto its sprawling campus to fill the space left behind by the departure of its largest tenant, Foothill College.

Friday, 10:09 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Downtown cherry trees not very cheery

At least 40 cherry trees planted along Mountain View's downtown medians are dying and will likely need to be removed in the coming months, another casualty of California's ongoing drought, according to city parks officials. After years of state-mandated water restrictions, city officials say they have been prohibited from irrigating the trees, which have become stressed and are starting to die.

Thursday, 8:57 PM | 24 comments

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Polls by landlord group influenced council's rent control measure

Mountain View City Council members gave plenty of reasons for why they decided to draft a hasty rent-control ballot measure last week, but one that was barely mentioned was information from an undisclosed pair of surveys commissioned by the California Apartment Association.

Wednesday, 4:55 PM | 35 comments
Drumming up excitement

Elise Fujimoto leads a percussive performance of taiko drumming at the Obon Festival and Bazaar hosted by the Mountain View Buddhist Temple on July 16-17.

Wednesday, 4:03 PM | 1 comment
LASD may share parcel tax with Bullis Charter School

Los Altos School District board members signaled last week that they would be willing to include Bullis Charter School as a beneficiary of a parcel tax measure they plan to put on the November ballot.

Wednesday, 11:47 AM | 8 comments
A not-so-seamless summer for hungry kids

Theuerkauf Elementary has been a busy, bustling hub for kids and families in Mountain View over the last month. The school is one of only a few sites in the city where children can get a free bite to eat, an essential resource for families who struggle to afford food.

Wednesday, 10:16 AM | 9 comments

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

November election: who will run?

The local election season is officially kicking off this week. The filing period for candidates to run in the Nov. 8 election opened on Monday, July 18. Here's an early look at who's running and who isn't.

Tuesday, 10:40 AM | 22 comments
Eshoo announces Congressional App Challenge

The "Congressional App Challenge" for the 18th Congressional District has launched again, and U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo is inviting local high school students to compete by creating and exhibiting an app for mobile, tablet or computer devices around science, technology, engineering and math education.

Tuesday, 9:32 AM | No comments yet

Monday, July 18, 2016

Woman killed in Los Altos Hills crash is ID'd

An woman killed Sunday evening when her car overturned off of Interstate Highway 280 in Los Altos Hills has been identified as 80-year-old Sylvia Crawley of San Jose, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.

Monday, 10:40 AM | No comments yet
What to expect when Google Fiber comes to town

Google Fiber has been hailed by many observers as a much-needed shake-up for the local telecommunications market. But to hear the story from other areas already equipped with ultra-fast broadband, the new service might not be the overnight sensation its fans anticipate.

Monday, 9:05 AM | 11 comments

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Palo Alto man reported missing

A 30-year-old Palo Alto man has been missing for almost a week, Palo Alto police said Sunday.

Sunday, 8:43 PM | 3 comments

Opening alert: iTalico in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 3,322 views

Work: What Happens when your Relationship is in Trouble?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 690 views