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Thursday, December 18, 2014

City buys land for park on Wyandotte Street

The city is moving quickly to purchase the vacant Robalee Kennel at 2254 Wyandotte Street in order to build a mini park. On Tuesday the City Council unanimously approved spending $2.6 million to buy the .89 acre site, formerly a space for the boarding of cats and dogs. It sits in the middle of a neighborhood that is one of the city's most undeserved in terms of park space.

Thursday, 3:35 PM | 2 comments
116-unit affordable housing project gets green light

While it may be only a drop in the bucket, the city is on the verge of a spike in affordable housing projects fueled by all the new development in Mountain View, and a recent hike in the city's developer fees.

Thursday, 1:28 PM | No comments yet
MV teen death ruled a suicide

The death of a teenage boy in an incident that led to an apartment evacuation at 2025 California St. in September has been ruled a suicide.

Thursday, 1:25 PM | 4 comments
Crime brief: man arrested after threatening a police officer

Police arrested an 18-year-old Mountain View man on Sunday after an extended confrontation between officers turned aggressive and the man allegedly lunged towards an officer.

Thursday, 1:03 PM | 3 comments

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Santana Row developer to buy much of San Antonio center

In some good news for those who have been saying they'd like to see a Santana Row-style development in Mountain View, Santana Row's developer is set to buy most of Mountain View's largest shopping center.

Wednesday, 1:41 PM | 37 comments
Supervisors OK study on body cameras for sheriff's deputies

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a motion to have its staff prepare a report on the possibility of equipping sheriff's deputies with body-worn cameras while on duty.

Wednesday, 10:25 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Community shuttle starts rolling Jan. 5

On the first Monday of 2015, blue-and-white shuttles will begin circulating in Mountain View, a free service to get people to and from most major destinations in the city.

Tuesday, 1:16 PM | 13 comments
Moffett's Air National Guard rescue sick sailor

An Air National Guard unit based at Moffett Field rescued a sick man from a commercial fishing boat off the coast of Monterey Monday evening.

Tuesday, 11:12 AM | 2 comments
Bay Area sees record rainfall in December

Major cities in the Bay Area are experiencing record rainfall during the first half of December, the National Weather Service said today.

Tuesday, 10:02 AM | 7 comments

Monday, December 15, 2014

Crime briefs: vehicle invasion and arrest during traffic stop

Police arrest man after he allegedly reaches for a baseball bat; man arrested for getting inside someone else's vehicle

Monday, 10:38 AM | 3 comments
Simitian recommends exploration of police body cameras

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian on Dec. 12 recommended the county explore the feasibility of having sheriff's deputies wear body cameras to protect the public frpm officer misconduct and officers from unfounded allegations.

Monday, 10:36 AM | 2 comments

Friday, December 12, 2014

Council OKs 164 apartments for Rose Market site

A real estate developer was praised by a wide swath of the community at the City Council meeting on Tuesday evening for going to great lengths to preserve several small businesses in a redevelopment project at the corner of Castro Street and El Camino Real.

Friday, 4:33 PM | 33 comments
MV Whisman taps former PAUSD head as interim superintendent

The Mountain View Whisman school board is tapping Kevin Skelly as the district's interim superintendent. Skelly, the former superintendent of Palo Alto Unified School District, will lead the K-8 district from Jan. 1 through June 30.

Friday, 1:44 PM | 10 comments
Students delve into the world of coding

Students of all ages across Mountain View are getting a taste of what it's like to be a computer programmer this week, as elementary and high schools participate in the nation-wide "Hour of Code" event.

Friday, 1:37 PM | 1 comment
Weapons charges dropped against Young Jeezy

Felony weapons charges against rapper Young Jeezy and five others have been dropped following the fatal shooting at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View earlier this year.

Friday, 11:36 AM | 1 comment
City's fees for affordable housing to be highest in region

City Council members decided Tuesday night to charge a higher fees on office development than any other city in the region, in order to raise desperately needed funds for affordable housing projects.

Friday, 10:56 AM | 4 comments

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Heavy storm causes flooding in Mountain View

Heavy rain and wind beat down on the Bay Area Thursday, causing areas of flooding all over Mountain View and some power outages.

Thursday, 1:33 PM | 5 comments
Overturned car in Middlefield Road accident

Mountain View police and fire came to the aid of an injured motorist, after a two-car crash ended with one of the vehicles flipped on its roof Wednesday.

Thursday, 11:59 AM | 5 comments

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hundreds of students protest police killings

Hundreds of students marched down El Camino Real and converged on Eagle Park Wednesday afternoon to rally in solidarity with nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.

Wednesday, 8:36 PM | 6 comments
Free shuttle to connect tech companies and downtown

Starting Jan. 12, new shuttles with green and blue logos will become a common sight during commute hours in Mountain View, ferrying employees of major tech companies to and from the downtown train station.

Wednesday, 1:58 PM | 11 comments

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Supervisors OK county's first living-wage plan

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors today approved its first-ever resolution to require companies and nonprofits with county contracts to pay a living wage as of July 1.

Tuesday, 6:24 PM | 15 comments
Finding the meaning in 'happy holidays'

When it comes to the holidays, crooner Bing Crosby summed up the prospects and the pressures aptly. If ever there were a time of year when people expect amped-up happiness, it is the month of mistletoe, parties and gifts galore. And yet, rather than experiencing the most wonderful time of the year, some people marshal all their energy only to end up feeling harried and spent.

Tuesday, 5:34 PM | No comments yet
Walking away from your sick-bed

Being stuck in a hospital bed can wreak havoc on the body, weakening and atrophying muscles, and causing long-lasting problems. El Camino Hospital officials are looking to change that with a new tool to keep the body's muscles active

Tuesday, 4:35 PM | 1 comment
Residents urged to prepare for storm

Bay Area residents should prepare themselves for heavy rain and strong winds when a storm expected to be the largest of the season so far hits the region Wednesday and Thursday, National Weather Service officials said.

Tuesday, 12:53 PM | 6 comments
Students to rally over police killings

Student activists from Mountain View and Los Altos plan to hold a peaceful rally at Eagle Park on Wednesday in solidarity with nationwide protests over police brutality and racism.

Tuesday, 12:37 PM | 18 comments

Monday, December 8, 2014

High school superintendent to step down

Superintendent Barry Groves of the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District announced Monday night he will retire after leading the district for nearly nine years.

Monday, 10:20 PM | 1 comment
Snow comes to Mountain View

Santa came to town Monday night, as Mountain View held its annual holiday celebration with snow, carols and the ceremonial lighting of the community tree.

Monday, 9:11 PM | 5 comments
MV firefighters donate holiday groceries to local seniors

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, Mountain View firefighters from Local 1965 will donate holiday bags of food to about 400 seniors served by Second Harvest Food Bank's Brown Bag program.

Monday, 2:23 PM | No comments yet
An American dream deferred

What's spurring the surge of Central American immigrants coming to the United States? In a special report from Guatemala, the Voice uncovers the story of the threats that sent Francisco Tizol from the rural community of Tierra del Pueblo to Mountain View and back home again, as he seeks to bring his wife and children to a safer future in America.

Monday, 10:41 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Strong storm expected to hit Bay Area Wednesday and Thursday

The Bay Area can expect heavy rain and strong winds that could uproot trees, down power lines and cause flooding and mudslides due to a strong weather system starting late Wednesday and continuing through Thursday, National Weather Service officials said.

Sunday, 9:13 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Kids' book authors offer humorous take on classic rhyme, new stories destined to become classics

Where can kids find magic and science, art and writing, history and holidays, and inspiration galore? Why, in the pages of these new and notable children's books. Remember, for both overall development and sheer enjoyment, there is no better gift for a child than a book.

Saturday, 7:19 PM | No comments yet

Cho's, beloved dim sum spot, to reopen in Los Altos
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 5,874 views

Why I Became Active in Palo Alto Forward
By Steve Levy | 12 comments | 2,290 views

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,907 views

Death with Dignity
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,076 views

With a Perspective....
By Ms. Jenson | 0 comments | 399 views