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Monday, March 2, 2015

Drought may slash food for hungry

The persistent drought is putting a strain on Bay Area food providers. Lack of rain and the puny snowpack this winter is leading to a fourth year of drought for California. The result could be fewer fruits and vegetables available for Mountain View's neediest residents.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

New Bay protection bill introduced in Congress

U.S. legislators from both houses of Congress introduced bills Thursday that seek to improve and protect San Francisco Bay, according to representatives of the legislators' offices.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Google unveils new HQ plans with startling design

Google has unveiled plans for an office campus that will undoubtedly be called extraordinary.

Friday, 1:58 PM | 22 comments
Pedestrian killed in crosswalk was Los Altos engineer

Robert Schwehr had dropped off his car at the Mountain View Costco's tire center and was walking across the street when he was struck by a car at Charleston Road and Independence Avenue on Monday, Feb. 16. He died of his injuries at the hospital on Wednesday.

Friday, 11:19 AM | 17 comments
New school could close down Stevenson PACT

Drawing new lines for school attendance boundaries can be a tricky task that always leaves someone dissatisfied, and that proved true Tuesday night when the Mountain View Whisman School District laid out likely scenarios for new boundaries that could trigger the closure of the district's parent-participation school.

Friday, 10:35 AM | 24 comments
Suspects steal $2k in candy, soda

Two men were captured on video sweeping up candy and beverages into grocery carts at a Smart & Final in Mountain View and leaving without paying, according to police.

Friday, 10:25 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, February 26, 2015

MV man accused of torture, sex abuse to stand trial

A Mountain View man who allegedly tortured and beat his girlfriend's teenage brother for months will stand trial on four felony charges, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Barnum ruled on Friday, Feb. 20.

Thursday, 11:51 AM | 8 comments
LinkedIn and Google to submit big office plans

In what has been described as a "beauty contest" between the world's hottest tech companies and real estate developers, Google, LinkedIn, and others are expected to submit major expansion plans for Mountain View's North Bayshore by 5 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 27.

Thursday, 10:47 AM | 12 comments

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sheriff wins OK of cell-phone tracker

The Santa Clara County sheriff and a member of the Board of Supervisors clashed Tuesday before the board approved the purchase of a controversial mobile phone tracking device.

Wednesday, 2:50 PM | 10 comments
New city priorities: housing, transportation and the environment

In an exercise that happens once every two years, on Tuesday, City Council members drafted a list of new goals.

Wednesday, 1:15 PM | 7 comments
MV burglary suspect nabbed

Menlo Park Police arrested a man in connection to a string of commercial burglaries in Mountain View and other local cities, police said in a press release Tuesday.

Wednesday, 9:18 AM | 1 comment
Supervisors OK $1.8 million to help undocumented immigrants

The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved $1.8 million for undocumented immigrants eligible for administrative relief in the immigration process.

Wednesday, 9:16 AM | 8 comments

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Woman injured by train in Palo Alto

A woman struck by a northbound train at the Palo Alto Caltrain station on University Avenue this morning is still alive and has been taken to Stanford Hospital for treatment, according to Caltrain officials.

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Tonight: City Council to set new goals for the year

With three newly elected members, the Mountain View City Council is about to begin setting a new course for the year in a study session scheduled for tonight.

Tuesday, 11:39 AM | 1 comment
Hewlett-Packard executive to lead InnVision Shelter Network

A Hewlett-Packard senior vice president with extensive management experience will be InnVision Shelter Network's new CEO as of March 30, the nonprofit organization has announced.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Woman dies after train strikes car in Menlo Park

A woman in her 30s died Monday night from injuries sustained when her silver Acura SUV was struck by a southbound train at around 4:45 p.m. at the Ravenwood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park.

Monday, 10:42 PM | 8 comments
MV pedestrian struck by car dies

A pedestrian struck by a car in Mountain View last week has died, his family and Santa Clara County medical examiner's officials said today.

Monday, 11:07 AM | 33 comments
VTA opens new transit innovation center

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has opened an innovation center to develop, test and show off transportation innovations.

Monday, 10:40 AM | 4 comments
Teens prepare for robot season

While most students were itching to get out of school last Friday to kick off their long-anticipated winter break, dozens stayed behind, knowing they would likely stay deep into the night. Stationed in a classroom near the back of the campus, they worked fervently to finish a six-week-long effort to create a 6-foot tall robot that they believe will earn them a top prize.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Scammer dupes family out of $500 for Disneyland passes

Police have arrested a man who allegedly took $500 from a local family for what turned out to be worthless passes to Disneyland.

Friday, 1:55 PM | No comments yet
Students challenge their brains with math

Teaching students that their mind can grow and learn more effectively through "brain exercise" has become a focal point for Bay Area educators and researchers at Stanford. The nonprofit Mountain View-based Khan Academy has been supporting the idea through its You Can Learn Anything campaign, and now seeks to up its game through a new math event.

Friday, 10:23 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, February 19, 2015

EPA zeros in on sewer line polluters

In the investigation of the toxics found under homes on Evandale Avenue in 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency has narrowed the list of suspected polluters to three companies that had manufacturing plants in early 1960s Mountain View.

Thursday, 1:32 PM | 3 comments
Concerns raised over superintendent severance

The Mountain View Whisman school board is facing scrutiny over the resignation agreement with former superintendent Craig Goldman, signed late last year, which granted him $231,567 in severance pay.

Thursday, 11:04 AM | 21 comments
Downtown grocer still struggling, quietly

The owners of Mountain View's only downtown grocery store say it's been no easy task to stay in business since setting up shop in 2011.

Thursday, 8:17 AM | 35 comments

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Man in critical condition following traffic collision

A man is in critical condition at a hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk at an intersection in Mountain View on Monday morning, Feb. 16.

Wednesday, 1:45 PM | 18 comments
Rash of burglaries hits Waverly Park

Police are urging residents to lock their doors and be vigilant following numerous home burglaries in the normally quiet Waverly Park neighborhood over the last few weeks.

Wednesday, 1:04 PM | 24 comments

Kirk's Steakburgers sold to new owner
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 3,194 views

Eggs and Bacon Walk Into a Bar
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,621 views

Gifts (that are not bought)
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,400 views

A proposal for Monday Night's Office Cap Discussion
By Steve Levy | 9 comments | 1,311 views

Happiness in 10 Weeks
By Caroline Fleck | 0 comments | 273 views