Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Four former employees have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard for age discrimination, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose.
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Embattled Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who is currently facing a recall campaign for his controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner, has recused himself from an upcoming hearing in a child-pornography case.
Tuesday, 5:37 PM |
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Mountain View police are warning residents that a growing number of criminals are using Airbnb as a way to burglarize homes in the Bay Area, including a recent heist in the Old Mountain View neighborhood.Tuesday, 12:33 PM | 6 comments
Monday, August 22, 2016
The man who was instrumental in helping tech tycoons channel their millions to charitable giving, Peter deCourcy Hero, has died, according to close sources.Monday, 6:08 PM | 3 comments
The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found them to be unconstitutional.Monday, 2:24 PM | 5 comments
Teachers in the Mountain View Whisman School District can rejoice, after school board members unanimously approved a new contract that includes a major pay increase across the board, along with a guarantee that class sizes will be reduced in the coming years.
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Sunday, August 21, 2016
With favorable polling and two separate rent stabilization measures going before voters this November, the possibility that Mountain View will enact some form of rent control is causing angst among some apartment owners.Sunday, 9:05 PM | 50 comments
Saturday, August 20, 2016
The Mountain View Police Department's creation of a wall denying access to traffic-accident information to the public and the press is more than puzzling. It's also legally misguided, despite department officials' claim that general secrecy about the incidents is required by law. It is not.Saturday, 9:25 PM | 7 comments
Friday, August 19, 2016
The Mountain View Whisman School District spent months considering five options for building new facilities for Stevenson Elementary, home to the district's parent participation (PACT) program. But soon after the board endorsed an alternative, district officials are saying that a total revamp of the plan is needed to house the district's preschool and deal with traffic concerns.Friday, 1:57 PM | 21 comments
Last year, Mountain View saw a spike in traffic fatalities, with six people losing their lives in crosswalks, major intersections and even parking lots. But the police department has adopted a policy -- of questionable legality -- that denies the public access to pertinent information about traffic accidents.Friday, 12:44 PM | 15 comments
An unhealthy level of air pollution forecast for the Bay Area on Friday prompted the Bay Area Air Quality District to issue this summer's 18th Spare the Air Alert.Friday, 8:00 AM | No comments yet
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Palo Alto residents Grace Mah and Sheena Chin are running for Mah's seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education this November, both confirmed to the Weekly.Thursday, 9:25 PM | 4 comments
Over the last months, Ken "Kacey" Carpenter describes himself as experiencing a political awakening of sorts.Thursday, 3:52 PM | 18 comments
A late addition to the pool of City Council candidates, Greg Coladonato announced he is running, despite being only halfway through his first term as a local school board trustee.Thursday, 11:09 AM | 19 comments
A Spare the Air alert has been issued in the Bay Area for Thursday because of unhealthy air quality that could especially affect small children, seniors and people with respiratory or heart conditions, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials said.Thursday, 8:53 AM | No comments yet
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Police arrested a Mountain View resident over the weekend after he allegedly got into fights with his female roommate, including one incident where the woman threw a jackhammer at him.
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An 18-year-old Mountain View man was arrested Wednesday after he was allegedly found to be in possession of devices containing hundreds of files of child pornography, according to police.
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A team of Mountain View firefighters was sent out to help contain the Clayton fire spreading out in Lake County on Sunday, Aug. 14. An arsonist is suspected of sparking the blaze that has destroyed 175 buildings in its first few days.Wednesday, 1:43 PM | No comments yet
The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced Tuesday that it will give Caltrain one of 14 cap-and-trade grants focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the state's public-transportation infrastructure.Wednesday, 11:33 AM | 13 comments
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Santa Clara County Superior Court workers returned to their jobs Monday after an eight-day strike that ended when their union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract last week and ratified it over the weekend.
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As if on cue at 7:45 a.m., Huff Elementary School went from a ghost town to a bustling center of activity Monday morning, as hundreds of children and their parents flooded onto the campus to start the new school year. Excitement and a little anxiety filled the air as the kids lined up and headed into their new classrooms, while the parents broke off for a much-needed cup of coffee.
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Monday, August 15, 2016
As the candidate filing period closes, it appears that Mountain View voters will have a field of eight candidates running for four City Council seats. The contest became more competitive with two late entries -- Greg Coladonato and Kacey Carpenter -- announcing they would join the race.
Monday, 1:56 PM |
Guardsmen with a wing of the California Air National Guard based at Moffett Field in Santa Clara County saved the life of a crewman of a Canadian Naval ship in the Pacific Ocean Friday morning.
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The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will host a free open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The event will be held at CSMA's Finn Center to showcase its musical and visual arts programs.
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Saturday, August 13, 2016
After cycling through desert and mountains, being chased by dogs, and running on the bare minimum of sleep, Mountain View resident Chris O'Keefe had done it. He rode from Oceanside, Calif. to Annapolis, Md. in 11.5 days and placed second in his solo male age category, finishing seventh overall. Not so bad for a 49-year-old financial services technology manager.
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Friday, August 12, 2016
Bay Area residents are encouraged to find other ways of getting around Saturday as the area's air quality is expected to be unhealthy because of heat and light winds, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials said today.Friday, 3:03 PM | No comments yet
Preparing for college admission tests like the SAT and ACT is tough and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be expensive. In an effort to give teens a free and effective alternative to costly test prep classes, two local Mountain View students launched their own ACT training class over the summer in order to guide students through the challenging test.Friday, 11:52 AM | No comments yet
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Friday, the 15th alert in the 2016 summer season about excessive smog expected in the region.Friday, 11:48 AM | No comments yet
Like other North County communities, Cupertino is a city at a crossroads. Carried for years by explosive tech-sector growth, the city's employers have created about twice as many jobs as the city's housing inventory can support, meaning Cupertino is effectively outsourcing much of its residential needs to other areas. It's just one example of how the twin pressures of job growth and housing shortfalls are influencing a wave of local ballot measures in Silicon Valley and beyond.Friday, 10:27 AM | 8 comments
Thursday, August 11, 2016