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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MV meeting to discuss community-choice energy

An initiative to create a local energy alternative in the South Bay will get its first Mountain View community meeting next week.

Tuesday, 2:50 PM | 3 comments
MV Chamber announces interim CEO

In a changing of the guard, the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce has appointed longtime board member Julie Hart Conde as the organization's interim CEO. Conde replaces longtime Chamber head Oscar Garcia, who left the position in September.

Tuesday, 1:16 PM | 1 comment
Mountain View man arrested for hitting SF officer with car

A San Francisco police officer is recovering at home after a 25-year-old Mountain View man allegedly struck him with a vehicle and attempted to flee from the officer early Monday morning in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood, a police spokeswoman said.

Tuesday, 8:59 AM | 8 comments

Monday, October 5, 2015

Poll reveals MV Whisman voters support parcel tax increase

It would be a close call, but initial poll results show that residents in the Mountain View Whisman School District would be willing to tax themselves a bit more to support local schools.

Monday, 3:08 PM | 15 comments
Finance program for efficiency upgrades expands to Mountain View

The City Council recently voted to make the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program available to local residents. Mountain View joins San Jose, Morgan Hill and Gilroy in participating.

Monday, 2:21 PM | 3 comments

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mountain View company gives skateboards a boost

For many transit users and commuters, the last mile can be the most difficult to travel. Sanjay Dastoor, John Ulmen, and Matthew Tran have set out to solve that problem with Boosted, their Mountain View-based electric skateboard company.

Sunday, 10:22 PM | 10 comments

Saturday, October 3, 2015

County launches diabetes awareness campaign

Santa Clara County has launched a diabetes awareness campaign on the disease that has grown at an "alarming rate" among residents, officials said.

Saturday, 9:31 PM | No comments yet

Friday, October 2, 2015

Councilman's proposal urges landlords to play nice

As many call for Mountain View to rein in skyrocketing housing rents, next week the City Council will consider a lighter measure for landlords to voluntarily cap rents and operate under a set of compassionate practices.

Friday, 4:37 PM | 26 comments
Report: Silicon Valley incomes continue upsurge

Silicon Valley's median household income rose to $98,500 from 2013 to 2014, the Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Institute for Regional Studies reported Friday in a press release.

Friday, 2:04 PM | 6 comments
Hospital board torn on community benefit spending

El Camino Hospital has been thriving in recent years, bringing in millions of dollars more in profits than expected and budgeting for large-scale construction projects that will change the face of its Mountain View campus.

Friday, 11:59 AM | 9 comments
When science meets science fiction

When it comes to pondering the universe beyond Earth, the number of questions that come to mind might seem, well, astronomical. To get answers, a growing number of science fiction authors are turning to Chris McKay of NASA Ames.

Friday, 10:58 AM | 1 comment
NASA celebrates "The Martian" release

Plenty of movies have chronicled space exploration, but never before has a film generated quite so much excitement at NASA as "The Martian."

Friday, 10:06 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bullis pulls ahead with top test scores

For many charter schools in Santa Clara County, the results of the first Common Core-aligned standardized tests were a wake-up call as many students fell behind their public school peers.

Thursday, 1:18 PM | 4 comments
Huff named Blue Ribbon School

Mountain View's own Huff Elementary School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School this week, one of only two schools in the county to receive the national award this year.

Thursday, 10:44 AM | 9 comments
Woman's car attacked by hammer-wielding man

Police arrested a 57-year-old Mountain View man last week after he allegedly approached a woman in her vehicle and began striking the vehicle with a hammer.

Thursday, 8:40 AM | 6 comments

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sunnyvale council OKs winter homeless shelter site

The Sunnyvale City Council approved an agreement Tuesday for a temporary winter shelter for the homeless to be used by Santa Clara County.

Wednesday, 5:42 PM | 7 comments
Drug arrests at weekend rave are down but still high

The Beyond Wonderland festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre brought two days of electronic music, pyrotechnics, fireworks and the usual explosion of drug-related arrests over the weekend.

Wednesday, 1:44 PM | 7 comments
Suspect in fatal stabbing arrested in Mountain View

A 35-year-old man was arrested in a fatal stabbing during a teen's birthday celebration in unincorporated Morgan Hill over the weekend, a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said today.

Wednesday, 11:51 AM | No comments yet
Foothill College offers 3-D printing services

3-D printing has made an impression on schools and libraries across the country, and Foothill College is no exception. The college now offers 3-D printing services to students and community members.

Wednesday, 10:31 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

School board throws support behind preschool expansion

Preschool has been lauded by education advocates as an essential part of early childhood development, and important tool to make sure kids aren't behind when they start kindergarten.

Tuesday, 3:20 PM | 5 comments
Rival developers offer options for downtown hotel

Competing development firms delivered two distinct visions on Monday for a luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Mountain View, but neither proposal quite fit the profile that city officials had in mind.

Tuesday, 1:54 PM | 16 comments
Housing issues top city's October agenda

Following a crush of complaints from local renters, Mountain View leaders are scheduling an ambitious series of meetings on housing issues throughout October. The city's calendar for this month is jam packed with housing events, including a much-awaited study session on Oct. 19 to examine possible rent-control measures.

Tuesday, 9:57 AM | 25 comments

Monday, September 28, 2015

Rainy season off to a dry start

Weather forecasters are predicting the next two weeks will be dry in the Bay Area, according to officials with the National Weather Service.

Monday, 4:18 PM | 4 comments
Downtown hotel developers to unveil proposals Monday night

On Monday, rival development firms for the first time will present plans for how they would transform a pair of downtown parking lots into a world-class hotel.

Monday, 1:39 PM | 6 comments
Alternative styles score Teacher of the Year honors

Two teachers in Mountain View who have taken their teaching techniques off the beaten path, inspiring students and peers alike, have been named Teacher of the Year by Santa Clara County.

Monday, 11:25 AM | 2 comments
Highway debris flattens tires in Mountain View

Nine vehicles driving on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View received flat tires this morning as a result of debris in the roadway.

Monday, 10:07 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, September 27, 2015

LinkedIn campus plans win praise

LinkedIn's transformative plans for a new North Bayshore campus received a round of accolades from Mountain View officials during a preliminary review last week. In a Sept. 16 study session, the city's Environmental Planning Commission signaled early support for the project, with members praising it as a vast improvement over the standard office park.

Sunday, 3:19 PM | 9 comments

Friday, September 25, 2015

Students' poor test scores prompt call for action

There are no two ways about it. School administrators and board members at the Mountain View Whisman School District agreed last week that the achievement gap is a serious problem facing the district, after the first Common Core test results showed performance issues among the district's low-income and minority students.

Friday, 12:12 PM | 52 comments
MV firefighters swim to fight childhood cancer

Five Mountain View firefighters will be headed to San Francisco this weekend for a mile-and-a-half swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to Yacht Harbor Beach to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Friday, 11:07 AM | No comments yet
State moves to improve work opportunities, pay for disabled workers

Until recently, California's main model for training and supplying jobs for people with developmental disabilities focused on placing them in so-called "sheltered" work spaces, where they were isolated from the mainstream workforce in settings exempt from even the minimum wage.

Friday, 11:05 AM | No comments yet
Police prepare for major Shoreline event

The Mountain View Police Department released an advisory warning people of the potential use of drugs and health concerns expected to crop up at the Beyond Wonderland event at Shoreline Amphitheatre this weekend.

Friday, 10:38 AM | 19 comments

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Officer punched in concert altercation

A 45-year-old Daly City man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly walked into traffic, fled police and punched an officer following a Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Thursday, 1:30 PM | 10 comments
New affordable housing comes with big price tag

A city committee gave initial support Tuesday for contributing $5.8 million toward building 60 units of affordable housing off El Camino Real, although the project's price tag drew some winces. At an estimated building cost of $536,000 per studio apartment, the new development could be viewed as the most expensive subsidized housing to date in Mountain View.

Thursday, 11:54 AM | 15 comments
Two struck in paintball gun drive-by

Police are searching for suspects who had allegedly shot a paintball gun at people on El Camino Real on Sunday.

Thursday, 11:04 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

El Camino bus-only lanes get boost from new study

With a final decision just a few months away, a controversial proposal to bring dedicated bus lanes to El Camino Real inched forward on Tuesday, following the release of an independent study on the plan's impacts.

Wednesday, 5:22 PM | 259 comments
Man on platform struck by Caltrain at San Antonio station

A man was standing too close to Caltrain tracks when he was struck by a train on the platform of the agency's San Antonio station in Mountain View this morning, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

Wednesday, 8:54 AM | 7 comments
CHP: Motorcyclist splitting lanes on Highway 101 when fatal crash occurred

A motorcyclist killed Tuesday on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto appears to have been splitting lanes at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Wednesday, 8:52 AM | 9 comments

Southern California chain snags La Boulange space in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 7 comments | 2,468 views

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By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,186 views

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By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,040 views