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Friday, October 31, 2014

Man arrested for tampering with vehicle

A 19-year-old man was arrested last week after he allegedly attempted to jimmy open a vehicle at 1250 Grant Road.

Friday, 1:47 PM | No comments yet
Independent spending continues in council race

As the final days of the City Council election approach, the mysterious Neighborhood Empowerment Coalition continues to report spending money in support of council candidates Ellen Kamei, Ken Rosenberg and Pat Showalter. All three have said they have not cooperated with the NEC and that the mailers have photos and information taken from their websites.

Friday, 1:47 PM | No comments yet
Traffic claim on council candidate's mailer raises questions

City Council candidate Ellen Kamei has sent out a mailer that makes a controversial claim: Adding 5,000 new homes in North Bayshore -- a key issue dividing the candidates in this year's race -- would cause a 10,000-car "traffic nightmare" on Highway 101.

Friday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet
School PTAs rally behind Measure N

While no one knows how Measure N will fare at the ballot box, lop-sided campaign spending shows school bond supporters appear far more willing to put their money behind the cause. Supporters of Measure N have overwhelmingly out-raised and out-spent opponents of the bond measure, raising over $100,000 as of Oct. 18.

Friday, 10:39 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, October 30, 2014

City struggles to add park space

At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, it became clear how difficult it is to add new park space in the city as council members discussed a 375-unit apartment project proposed for 400 San Antonio Road and approved a new parks and open space plan for the city.

Thursday, 12:57 PM | 30 comments
Man hits construction worker with pipe

Police arrested a man last week after he got into a fight at a construction site in Mountain View and allegedly hit another man with a pipe.

Thursday, 10:08 AM | 2 comments
Stanford doctor in voluntary Ebola quarantine

A Stanford physician who recently returned from Liberia has voluntarily gone into quarantine, and the university has announced precautions barring faculty, students and medical professionals who have traveled to areas affected by the Ebola virus from campus for 21 days after they return home.

Thursday, 10:07 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fung still tops healthcare district race spending

In a competitive race, all three candidates competing for two seats on the El Camino Healthcare District board ratcheted up spending as Election Day draws near, spending anywhere from $10,000 to $55,000 between Oct. 1 to Oct. 18, according to campaign finance documents filed Oct. 23.

Wednesday, 12:10 PM | 4 comments
Rain likely on Halloween, forecasters say

Bay Area trick-or-treaters and Halloween revelers may need to add an umbrella to their costumes this Friday as forecasters predict wet weather throughout the region.

Wednesday, 12:00 PM | 1 comment
Modest spending in school board race

So far, campaign spending is low this year for candidates seeking a seat on Mountain View Whisman School District. Not only is it lower than neighboring districts, it's lower than the last school board election in 2012. And that can be a good or a bad thing, depending on who you ask.

Wednesday, 10:34 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

State launches Halloween crackdown on under-age drinking

California's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is ramping up its statewide efforts to reduce the number of minors injured or killed in crashes or incidents involving alcohol this Halloween.

Tuesday, 5:54 PM | No comments yet
El Camino readies for Ebola

Local hospitals are ramping up efforts to prepare for an Ebola case, and El Camino Hospital is no exception. Through safety drills, staff training and developing a plan for coping with the infectious disease, medical officials say they could handle a case without endangering hospital staff.

Tuesday, 1:32 PM | No comments yet
Last day to request vote-by-mail ballot

Today is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the state's Nov. 4 general election, election officials said.

Tuesday, 12:10 PM | No comments yet
Plan to expand Palo Alto's shuttle program speeds ahead

Seeking to reduce car congestion, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday night a plan to dramatically expand the city's shuttle fleet and signaled that bolder changes might be around the corner.

Tuesday, 11:00 AM | No comments yet

Monday, October 27, 2014

School board candidates face tough questions from students

Students at Stevenson Elementary are getting an up-close look at school board candidates for the Mountain View Whisman School District this fall. They know the issues, they know who is running, and they know who they'd vote for if they weren't less than half the voting age.

Monday, 12:15 PM | 10 comments
Two arrests in Walmart robbery

Police arrested two Palo Alto men on Tuesday, Oct. 21, after one of the suspects allegedly robbed a Walmart in Mountain View and fled store security and police officers.

Monday, 10:38 AM | 5 comments

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New direction proposed for Palo Alto's shuttle program

Palo Alto's tiny fleet of city-run shuttle buses may soon see a dramatic expansion, including a doubling of buses on the popular Crosstown route and a brand new service that would link the downtown Caltrain station with Mountain View businesses.

Saturday, 8:26 PM | 2 comments

Friday, October 24, 2014

Voice endorsement: Schmidt for Santa Clara Valley Water Board

The Voice endorses incumbent Brian Schmidt over challenger Gary Kremen for a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

Friday, 11:40 AM | 11 comments
Google-donated shuttle service gets green light

In January, a small fleet of white and blue electric shuttle buses will begin rolling down the streets of Mountain View on a route that aims to hit the city's popular destinations.

Friday, 11:32 AM | 21 comments
Council tweaks plan for 600 new homes in South Whisman

In a council election season where the need for more housing is a hot topic, council members were relatively quick to move forward with a plan for nearly 600 new homes in a study session on Tuesday, bringing back to life a project killed by the recession.

Friday, 10:08 AM | 10 comments

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Teachers agree to district's salary offer

The Mountain View Whisman School District is one step away from approving a salary increase of 7 percent for its teaching staff. Teachers with the Mountain View Educators Association voted to ratify the tentative agreement on Monday, Oct. 20.

Thursday, 11:28 AM | 7 comments
Outside money floods City Council race

The real estate industry and a shadowy special interest group is pumping tens of thousands of dollars into the Mountain View City Council election, causing alarm amongst candidates and residents who fear this election will mark the end of low-budget City Council campaigns.

Thursday, 8:03 AM | 43 comments
Bay Area residents to experience partial eclipse Thursday

On Thursday afternoon, Bay Area residents and visitors will be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun in the southwestern sky, but experts warn that looking at the sun for more than a glance without proper protection or a filter can damage eyes.

Thursday, 8:01 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Voter Guide: Santa Clara Valley Water District

The winner in the race for a single seat at the Santa Clara Valley Water District will take on major challenges if elected to represent District 7 this November. He will face a deepening drought and lingering problems with downstream flooding when the rains do come. Two candidates, incumbent and board Vice Chairman Brian Schmidt and challenger Gary Kremen, are seeking the seat.

Wednesday, 10:52 AM | 4 comments

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

County fires child services director

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has terminated the county's director of child support services following claims that he obtained free personal travel services from county business trips, a spokeswoman said today.

Tuesday, 3:26 PM | 4 comments
Man slashed with knife during argument

Police arrested a Mountain View woman last week after she allegedly got into an argument with a roommate, picked up a knife and cut the victim several times in an apartment on the 2400 block of West El Camino Real.

Tuesday, 1:29 PM | 2 comments
CSA seeks to crowd-fund survival kits for the homeless

Mountain View's Community Services Agency is raising funds to buy survival gear for the city's homeless who are facing the first winter since the cold weather shelter at the Sunnyvale Armory closed.

Tuesday, 11:57 AM | 6 comments
Council candidates' take on $15 minimum wage

It may fall on three new City Council members to carry on the current council's goal of working towards a $15 an hour minimum wage by 2018, as outgoing members Margaret Abe-Koga, Jac Siegel and Ronit Bryant were among the biggest proponents of the raise. In a candidate forum organized by Peninsula Interfaith Action Friday, Oct. 10, the nine candidates were asked to react to the council's goal to raise the city's minimum wage past the $10.30 approved last week.

Tuesday, 10:55 AM | 9 comments

Monday, October 20, 2014

All about the budget

Class was back in session at the Oct. 9 Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting, as members of the community filled the room for a special budget meeting to try to understand how their local school district funds teachers, programs and other expenses.

Monday, 3:09 PM | 2 comments
Open house draws huge crowd to NASA Ames

The public got a rare peek inside the gates of NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field on Saturday, which drew over 115,000 people curious to see the space-age wonders created over the years in Silicon Valley.

Check out our gallery of photos from the big day.

Monday, 12:07 PM | 11 comments
Candidates challenged on 'rent stabilization'

All nine candidates for Mountain View City Council were put on the spot last week during a candidate forum held by church leaders who want the City Council to pass a "rent stabilization" ordinance to put an end to the dramatic rent increases that are forcing many out of Mountain View.

Monday, 11:18 AM | 31 comments
Police release video of burglary suspect

Mountain View police have released video footage of person of interest in a burglary of a downtown business last week.

Monday, 10:49 AM | No comments yet

Standardized Test Prep: When to Start and Whom to Hire?
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,314 views

Finger Food and a Blood Lite?
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 955 views