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Saturday, June 25, 2016

City Council approves El Camino's expansion plans

Despite worries that traffic along Grant Road will go from bad to worse in the coming years, Mountain View City Council members approved major construction plans on the El Camino Hospital campus Wednesday night.

Saturday, 4:12 PM | No comments yet

Friday, June 24, 2016

Man covered in glass arrested on burglary charges

Police arrested a 29-year-old man after he was spotted sitting inside a Starbucks in downtown Mountain View while covered in glass fragments.

Friday, 4:08 PM | No comments yet
Obama's message to entrepreneurs: 'You are the bridge'

On one of the most tumultuous days for world markets and amid news that the United Kingdom will exit the European Union, President Barack Obama delivered a message of hope and unity on Friday at the 2016 White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which is being held at Stanford University.

Friday, 1:48 PM | No comments yet
MV man arrested for allegedly pulling a knife in fight

A 64-year-old Mountain View man was arrested Monday after he allegedly pulled a knife out during a fight near Rengstorff Park.

Friday, 12:21 PM | 4 comments
City Council approves plan for 67 affordable homes

At a time of overwhelming demand for affordable housing, the City Council on Tuesday enthusiastically gave a round of approvals for 67 below-market-rate apartments and pledged a $7 million check to help build them.

Friday, 11:24 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, June 23, 2016

President Obama arrives in Mountain View

Touching down at Moffett Field on Thursday evening, Air Force One delivered President Barack Obama and his entourage to Mountain View in anticipation of an international business summit.

Thursday, 6:58 PM | 3 comments
City Council backs plan to close Castro Street

In a decision with big impacts for the city's scenic downtown, the Mountain View City Council on Wednesday night, in a 5-2 vote, backed plans to close Castro Street to car traffic at the Caltrain crossing.

Thursday, 1:57 PM | 68 comments
City Council approves rosy budget for better year

The City Council on Tuesday approved the city's new budget for the upcoming fiscal year — but not without some controversy on utility-rate hikes and some pet projects for discretionary spending.

Thursday, 12:25 PM | 4 comments
Three arrested in downtown brawl

Mountain View police arrested three men allegedly involved in a fight in downtown Mountain View early Sunday morning.

Thursday, 12:19 PM | 7 comments
County OKs $950 million housing bond for ballot

In what is being hailed as a chance to end regional homelessness, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday afternoon unanimously approved placing a $950 million affordable housing bond measure on the November ballot.

Thursday, 11:07 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

DA proposes mandatory prison sentence for sexual-assault crimes

In the wake of widespread outrage over the three months former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner will spend in jail after sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman on campus last year, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Wednesday proposed legislation that would eliminate the possibility of probation and make years in prison mandatory for anyone convicted of the same crime.

Wednesday, 1:26 PM | 1 comment
School board approves big superintendent pay raise

In a 3-2 vote last week, Mountain View Whisman School District trustees agreed to increase Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph's pay by 10 percent following his first year on the job. The increase raises the salary to the level advertised by the district last year when it was seeking a superintendent.

Wednesday, 11:14 AM | 26 comments
LASD continues to pursue new school site

The Los Altos School District board of trustees agreed Monday night to continue real estate negotiations for a new school site on El Camino Real, turning down the opportunity to focus on building a school on an existing campus in favor of land acquisition plans.

Wednesday, 7:25 AM | 11 comments

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

District attorney to announce legislation 'inspired' by Brock Turner victim

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen will be holding a press conference on Wednesday in Palo Alto to announce legislation "inspired" by the woman who was sexually assaulted by former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner, according to a press release the district attorney's office issued Tuesday.

Tuesday, 3:51 PM | 1 comment
LASD school board member steps down early

Los Altos School District board member Tamara Logan announced last week that she is resigning more than two years before her term expires, leaving a school board vacancy to be filled in the November election.

Tuesday, 1:53 PM | 3 comments
Obama to visit Stanford for Global Entrepreneurship Summit

President Barack Obama will be at Stanford University on Friday morning, June 24, to deliver a speech during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will feature entrepreneurs from around the world.

Tuesday, 12:11 PM | 2 comments

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pair arrested for alleged mail theft after crashing car in Mountain View

Palo Alto police arrested a man and a woman in Mountain View on June 7 for allegedly stealing mail from several residential mailboxes in Atherton and Menlo Park, according to a police department press release.

Monday, 4:59 PM | No comments yet
'Spare the Air' day tomorrow

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday, June 21, in the Bay Area, the fourth such alert issued this month for unhealthy air conditions, air district officials said.

Monday, 1:30 PM | No comments yet
Meeting tonight: Big decisions ahead for Castro Street, El Camino Hospital

In what is certain to be a lively meeting, the City Council on Wednesday night will make a long-awaited decision on how Castro Street should be reconfigured, or closed, to make way for the Caltrain crossing. Also on the agenda is council consideration of a major expansion of El Camino Hospital.

Monday, 12:24 PM | 10 comments

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hospital budgets for big expansion plans

El Camino Hospital staff are budgeting for a lucrative year next fiscal year, calling for cost-cutting measures and another bump in prices in order to keep the community hospital financially stable in a fiercely competitive local market.

Sunday, 8:58 PM | 4 comments

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Buses remain empty along city's worst traffic spots

It was morning rush hour, and Shoreline Road was jammed with cars, corporate shuttles and cyclists crossing Highway 101. There was also a VTA bus, with only three passengers.

Saturday, 10:30 AM | 42 comments

Friday, June 17, 2016

New school makes it into the budget after all

It was all smiles at the Mountain View Whisman school board meeting Thursday night, after board members came together on a new financing plan that sets aside enough construction money to build a new school at Slater by as early as 2019.

Friday, 1:28 PM | 8 comments
Construction boom brings problems for city's projects

With construction cranes and work crews ubiquitous across town, Mountain View is experiencing a surging development market never seen before, bringing a wave of public improvements and filling the city's coffers with fee revenue.

Friday, 10:01 AM | 5 comments

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental-health center

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday $600,000 over three years to support two "critical" staff positions at a yet-to-open youth mental-health center currently being developed by Stanford Medicine's Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Thursday, 4:42 PM | 6 comments
County cracks down on police surveillance technology

In a landmark decision hailed as the first of its kind in the country, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance last week that would limit the kinds of surveillance technology county law enforcement can purchase, and put into public view the types of spy equipment already in use throughout region.

Thursday, 1:24 PM | 1 comment
City lifts emergency drought rules

With 2016 proving a wetter year, the Mountain View City Council voted on Tuesday to relax some of the local restrictions on water use, despite arguments from advocates that a statewide drought is hardly a thing of the past.

Thursday, 9:52 AM | 5 comments

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tentative agreement reached on teacher salaries

The Mountain View Whisman School District has announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with its teachers' union, following stalls and tough negotiations on teacher pay that threatened to extend bargaining meetings into the fall. The agreement would bump teacher salaries by 8 percent, according to the union's president.

Wednesday, 5:49 PM | 5 comments
DA disqualifies Judge Persky from new sex-assault case

The embattled judge who presided over the trial of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner was disqualified Tuesday from hearing an unrelated sexual-assault case.

Wednesday, 1:14 PM | 7 comments
City sinks paid-parking due to dismal numbers

The city is pulling the plug on a paid-parking program meant to help control the downtown lots during 49ers football games at the nearby Levi's Stadium.

Wednesday, 1:09 PM | No comments yet
Rent-control measure expected to go to voters in November

A signature-gathering effort to place a measure on the November ballot that would restrict increases in Mountain View's apartment rents appears to have succeeded.

Wednesday, 12:33 PM | 46 comments

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

City sinks paid-parking due to dismal numbers

The city is pulling the plug on a paid-parking program meant to help control the downtown lots during 49ers football games at the nearby Levi's Stadium.

Tuesday, 6:08 PM | 8 comments
Man arrested on drug, weapon, child endangerment charges

Mountain View police arrested a man on drug and other charges Monday after officers found narcotics and two teenagers under the influence of drugs inside the suspect's home.

Tuesday, 12:50 PM | 2 comments
Brock Turner juror to judge: 'Shame on you'

"Absolutely shocked and appalled" -- that's the reaction of a juror in the Brock Turner sexual-assault case to the sentence handed down by Judge Aaron Persky on June 2. The male juror, speaking publicly for the first time, delivered a cutting letter to Persky on Saturday stating, "This punishment does not fit the crime."

Tuesday, 7:20 AM | No comments yet

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tenants' group to submit signatures for rent-cap measure

Members of the Mountain View Tenants Coalition are reporting this week they have collected more than 7,100 signatures, far more than needed to place their rent control initiative on the November ballot. The group says it intends to submit the signatures and other paperwork for the measure to City Hall on Tuesday.

Monday, 2:26 PM | 28 comments
LinkedIn's office plans going forward despite merger

Mountain View-based professional networking giant LinkedIn is being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion. The merger of the two companies is not expected to change LinkedIn's plans to build a new landmark headquarters at the city's North Bayshore gateway, according to a spokesman.

Monday, 1:33 PM | 5 comments

Lemonade to open in Palo Alto June 24
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 17,675 views

Summer Reading Meets Cooking Class at Local Libraries
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 6,345 views

My Son Turned 20
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 944 views

Questions About the Acquisition of the Buena Vista Site
By Steve Levy | 2 comments | 395 views