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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Council OKs North Bayshore plan for offices only

In a meeting Tuesday night, City Council members were compelled to justify their approval of a North Bayshore precise plan without the housing that, according to some observers, voters sought this month by electing three new members who clearly favor North Bayshore housing.

Wednesday, 2:00 PM | No comments yet
Air Quality District issues wood-burning ban

Persistent stagnant weather is forcing the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to issue a ban on wood burning for the San Francisco Bay Area today.

Wednesday, 10:22 AM | 9 comments
Seven injured in parking lot fight

Police arrested three men following a large brawl in a Mountain View parking lot that involved as many as 14 people and left seven injured.

Wednesday, 10:03 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vigil downtown for Michael Brown

A handful of Mountain View residents gathered on the corner of Castro Street and El Camino Real for a candlelight vigil for Michael Brown on Tuesday night, holding candles and a sign that read "Black lives matter."

Tuesday, 9:48 PM | No comments yet
City asks: Should developers fund more affordable housing?

City officials want to know if residents think developers of offices and housing should pay more for the development of affordable housing in Mountain View.

Tuesday, 4:34 PM | 17 comments
Newcomer joins school board after tight race

With all the provisional ballots counted, school board candidate Greg Coladonato can finally claim victory over incumbent Phil Palmer for a seat on the Mountain View Whisman school board.

Tuesday, 1:30 PM | 4 comments
Spare the Air day declared for Tuesday

Bay Area residents will be banned from burning firewood and other solid fuels during the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's second Spare the Air alert of the season on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 8:22 AM | 3 comments

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Train coming to MV

Caltrain's annual holiday train will be pulling into Mountain View on Saturday, Dec. 6. Festivities at the station include a performance by the Peninsulaires, an a cappella men's chorus and member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Monday, 1:48 PM | 10 comments
Bullying, depression, disengagement at school

A district-wide survey of Mountain View students revealed that many kids are victims of bullying and don't feel they have much meaningful participation at school, according to a recent study.

Monday, 10:14 AM | 15 comments

Friday, November 21, 2014

MV activists celebrate Obama's immigration reforms

Residents gathered in Mountain View' Civic Center plaza Friday afternoon to celebrate President Barack Obama's executive order as a victory in the ongoing struggle to reform the country's immigration laws.

Friday, 4:43 PM | 1 comment
Farewell event for longtime MVLA board member

Judy Hannemann, a 33-year veteran school board member for the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, will retire at the tend of the month. To celebrate her more than three decades of service to the district, the board will honor Hannemann in a special event next week at the school board meeting.

Friday, 4:15 PM | No comments yet
School board okays Castro school split

The Mountain View Whisman School Board unanimously approved a plan last night that would turn Castro Elementary into two schools, despite an outcry from affected parents at the previous board meeting.

Friday, 1:58 PM | 4 comments
'Lame duck' council set to vote on North Bayshore -- with no housing

Despite calls from residents that action be delayed to allow new council members to take their posts in January, the "lame duck" City Council on Nov. 25 is set to approve a plan for Google headquarters and the rest of North Bayshore that would allow new offices that could bring as many as 20,000 new jobs, but no new housing.

Friday, 10:50 AM | 18 comments
Youth find CHAC services invaluable

Things are moving fast for Mountain View's nonprofit Community Health Awareness Council. The organization has a new building, a slate of new programs and will soon have to find a new leader to take the helm as executive director.

Friday, 10:49 AM | 2 comments

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Second Harvest accepting donated turkeys

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo County is collecting turkeys to donate to local pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The goal this year is to receive 13,000 turkeys for this Thanksgiving and Second Harvest officials last week said they still need more than 6,500 turkeys.

Thursday, 1:02 PM | 2 comments
Public's help sought to ID burglars caught on video

Burglars of a Palo Alto home Tuesday were recorded by a surveillance camera, and police have posted the video on YouTube.

Thursday, 10:57 AM | 3 comments
Council approves major plan for El Camino Real

After several years of discussion, the City Council finally approved a plan for the El Camino Real of the future on Monday night -- one that was called a good compromise by various community members.

Thursday, 10:53 AM | 17 comments

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sex offender sweep leads to one arrest

Police and other local law agencies did a sweep Tuesday to see if registered sex offenders in Mountain View are in compliance with registration requirements.

Wednesday, 1:53 PM | 2 comments
Milk Pail Market saved?

After rescinding a previous parking agreement to save Mountain View's Milk Pail Market in July, developer Merlone Geier has announced a new arrangement to save the popular market from closing when its parking agreement expires.

Wednesday, 1:44 PM | 14 comments

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SC County slowest to count votes in Bay Area; Supervisors want answers

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday requested administrators to report in January about the slow tally of votes in the Nov. 4 election in the county, which was the last of nine Bay Area counties to provide a total count for the public.

Tuesday, 10:29 PM | 4 comments
Holiday giving: How you can help

A number of nonprofit organizations are working to make this holiday season brighter for those in need, and they depend on donations and volunteers from the community to make it all possible. You can make a difference by contributing to the following programs.

Tuesday, 1:56 PM | 1 comment
Crime brief: Man arrested after fleeing police

A man was arrested in downtown Mountain View after he allegedly fled police on foot Friday night. Police say the man appeared to be intoxicated and ran when confronted by an officer.

Tuesday, 1:45 PM | 2 comments
Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose is back on the table, despite strong concerns from local officials that the project will only increase congestion on local streets.

Tuesday, 10:01 AM | 115 comments

Monday, November 17, 2014

Don't sweat the small stuff: Pleasing stocking stuffers can be found for all

For those who don't want to fill their stockings with generic goods from department stores this holiday season, consider the shops nestled along the local downtown strips. Be it for the techie, the animal lover or the athlete in your life, local shops have less orthodox, more personal little gifts that will fit perfectly into the socks hanging over your fireplace this year.

Monday, 1:48 PM | 1 comment
Life-saving devices installed in Mountain View

A nonprofit committed to saving lives by installing portable defibrillators in public spaces is making its mark on Mountain View this month as part of a pilot program to bring more than 40 Auto External Defibrillators (AEDs) to locations all over the city.

Monday, 10:08 AM | 6 comments

Friday, November 14, 2014

Postal workers protest service cuts, closures

United States Postal Service workers in the Bay Area are speaking out today against looming cutbacks, processing center closings and cuts in service.

Friday, 2:01 PM | 1 comment
Los Altos investment manager indicted for fraud

A Los Altos investment manager has been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Jose on 29 counts of fraud.

Friday, 11:57 AM | No comments yet

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