Thursday, October 27, 2016
California Department of Motor Vehicles officials said today that a computer outage that has affected its offices across the state is again affecting Bay Area offices.
Thursday, 12:54 PM |
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.
Thursday, 12:52 PM |
Mountain View's Bike Share program, with its seven stations and dozens of rental bicycles, will be taken out in the coming weeks, but it's not clear what, if any, new bike program will be replacing it.Thursday, 11:49 AM | 16 comments
Every Wednesday morning, teachers at Crittenden Middle School get together for their pre-game huddle, coordinating lessons, trading ideas and working together across departments -- with the common goal of making sure all 664 students at the school can effectively read and write by the time they hit high school.Thursday, 10:27 AM | 2 comments
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Is Google Fiber still coming to Mountain View? In a cryptic blog post this week, Craig Barratt, the head of Google's fiber division made it clear the company was pulling back on plans to bring ultra-speed broadband lines to "most" cities. Which cities exactly? Those specifics went unanswered.
Wednesday, 3:58 PM |
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In the back of the El Camino Hospital campus, clinical specialist Will Johnsen slapped on a pair of 3-D glasses and began picking apart a virtual human body, pulling out neck vertebrae and arteries, rotating and manipulating each part as it's projected about 6 inches in front of a computer monitor.Wednesday, 8:59 AM | 2 comments
A Pentagon-led effort to restore ties between Silicon Valley and the U.S. military isn't bearing fruit yet, but it is sowing a lot of seeds.Wednesday, 8:58 AM | 1 comment
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Showers will leave the North Bay this morning, but another storm is due to arrive in the Bay Area on Thursday and possibly over the weekend,
Tuesday, 11:54 AM |
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said this morning.
Google's ambitious plans to build a futuristic headquarters in Mountain View's North Bayshore is hitting big snags over some of the neighborhood's deep-rooted inhabitants. About 200 trees, mostly redwoods, lining Shoreline Boulevard and nearby streets will need to be removed to make way for a slate of road improvements to accommodate the company's growing workforce.Tuesday, 10:23 AM | 44 comments
At a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning, Oct. 19, Mountain View city officials marked the start of construction on a 116-unit affordable housing project located at 779 Evelyn Ave.Tuesday, 10:22 AM | 2 comments
Monday, October 24, 2016
Getting its start from a theater company's donation of its old costumes, the Costume Bank in Los Altos has been in business for over 50 years. Among the thousands of get-ups, many are high quality handmade and vintage costumes, said volunteer Katie Hammerson.Monday, 4:50 PM | 1 comment
Monday is the last day for Bay Area residents and Californians in general to register to vote for the Nov. 8 General Election, according to the California Secretary of State's office.
Monday, 10:31 AM |
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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Mountain View voters will be asked in the upcoming election to consider two rent control measures, V and W. Both measures are an attempt to deal with rising rents and their impact on low-income residents.
Sunday, 4:00 PM |
I'm one of the fortunate minority in the city: I own my house. My wife and I moved to Mountain View in 1998 and in the interim period we have managed to pay off our mortgage. In that same period, our townhouse has increased in value by a few multiples of what we bought it for, due to no effort on my part. I am indeed fortunate.
Sunday, 2:19 PM |
Saturday, October 22, 2016
A multi-city and county committee tasked with finding ways to reduce overhead noise from airplanes going to and from San Francisco International Airport has released preliminary proposed recommendations.Saturday, 1:11 PM | 24 comments
Friday, October 21, 2016
Mountain View police arrested a man last week after he allegedly refused to leave a home on Gladys Avenue, and threatened a resident with what appeared to be a firearm. The standoff lasted more than two hours, and ended after police fired a beanbag round and used a stun gun on the suspect in order to apprehend him outside the home.
Friday, 2:11 PM |
A 19-year-old Sunnyvale man was arrested on attempted murder charges Thursday in connection to a gang-related stabbing at Rengstorff Park over the Fourth of July weekend, according to Mountain View police.Friday, 10:17 AM | No comments yet
This November, voters in several North County and West Valley cities will decide who will lead the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. Six candidates are vying for three seats on the district's board of trustees, giving voters a rare chance to weigh in on the district's leadership.Friday, 10:06 AM | 4 comments
Thursday, October 20, 2016
A hotel and office development at a crucial highway juncture received a unanimous round of approvals from the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday night, despite some concerns over the project's traffic and environmental impacts.
Thursday, 1:54 PM |
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.Thursday, 11:42 AM | 7 comments
Voters will decide next month on a measure that would raise billions of dollars to help address many public transportation issues throughout Santa Clara County.
Thursday, 7:54 AM |
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night to explore a broad range of strategies aimed at freeing up parking in the downtown area, after city surveys showed that every parking lot in the area is packed to the brim, forcing restaurant patrons to circulate endlessly.
Wednesday, 1:28 PM |
Foothill College's Umoja Scholars Program seeks to promote learning about African and African-American culture through a core set of pedagogies, curricula and practices, while also providing targeted support to students who might otherwise flounder at large community colleges.Wednesday, 11:28 AM | 1 comment
What some officials say is the most significant measure in Santa Clara County history to help low- and moderate-income residents find affordable housing will come before voters on Nov. 8.Wednesday, 10:17 AM | 4 comments
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
In a packed agenda for Tuesday evening, the Mountain View City Council will consider a penultimate set of approvals for a massive office and hotel project slated to go near the Highway 101 and 85 interchange.Tuesday, 11:40 AM | 9 comments
Monday, October 17, 2016
Since Thursday evening most places in the Bay Area got more rain than in all of October of last year, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.
Monday, 4:49 PM |
At face value, it's a proposal packed with exactly what Mountain View leaders want -- a colossal new apartment complex that would single-handedly boost the city's affordable housing stock by about 15 percent.
Monday, 4:48 PM |
A man injured in a shooting in a Los Altos Hills home Friday was allegedly a stalker who forced his way inside and opened fire before he was shot in return by one of the occupants, a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said this morning.
Monday, 1:42 PM |
At Castro Elementary, students aren't the only ones taking classes. Each week, dozens of parents take time out of their Saturday morning to attend a new course aimed at helping them better understand the school system and improve their English.
Monday, 11:20 AM |
Today marks the 27th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which killed 63 people in Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz, damaged 12,000 homes and 2,600 businesses, causing an estimated $6 billion in damage.
Monday, 9:56 AM |
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Friday, October 14, 2016