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Friday, April 18, 2014

Superintendent: Reopening Whisman-Slater school 'a given'

Parents and kids alike came out in big numbers Thursday night to show support for reopening an elementary school in the Whisman and Slater neighborhoods.

Friday, 1:59 PM | 19 comments
Woman rifles through mailboxes, witness tells police

Police received a report that a woman was carrying a large quantity of mail, and was allegedly entering private property and looking through mailboxes along the 100 block of Mercy Street.

Friday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet
Campaign to raise MV's minimum wage heats up

Local activists are organizing residents to speak to the City Council on Tuesday, April 22, in an effort to have the city's minimum wage increased.

Friday, 10:00 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Garden debuts at Theuerkauf elementary

While environmental groups prepare to commemorate Earth Day next week, students in elementary schools across Mountain View are getting their hands dirty, and experiencing a little bit of Earth Day every day.

Thursday, 11:46 AM | 2 comments
City sees office workers squeezed into tighter spaces

With Mountain View facing a possible avalanche of traffic congestion and gentrification from 5.5 million square feet of office growth in the development pipeline, the question of how many employees companies choose to pack into their buildings is as important a factor as ever, and one that city officials say is hard to pin down.

Thursday, 9:36 AM | 11 comments
Gang confrontation leads to three arrests

Police arrested two men and one juvenile after they allegedly tried to instigate a gang fight at the 200 block of Higdon Avenue.

Thursday, 7:39 AM | 5 comments

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Four more arrested in connection to arson fire

The Mountain View Police Department arrested four more juveniles in its ongoing investigation of the drug- and alcohol-fueled parties and subsequent arson fire that destroyed a house on Fordham Way last month.

Wednesday, 10:42 AM | 7 comments

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Library bike repair station opens to the public

Stuck without tools and need to fix your bike? Lucky for you the city's efforts to be bike friendly now include a free bike repair station in front of the city library.

Tuesday, 1:55 PM | 16 comments
ATHENA awards ceremony set for Thursday

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce will be presenting ATHENA awards to Mountain View residents Jessica Nowaski and Davida Brooks on Thursday, April 17, at an awards ceremony and luncheon.

Tuesday, 1:27 PM | No comments yet
Rallying support to reopen schools

Neighborhood representatives in northeast Mountain View are prepared to lay out several proposals at Thursday's Mountain View Whisman School Board meeting, requesting that trustees consider reopening the Whisman and Slater elementary schools, which were closed several years ago.

Tuesday, 1:27 PM | 18 comments

Monday, April 14, 2014

Startup event attracts middle school students

Students were introduced to the world of startups at weekend-long workshop at Crittenden Middle School.

Monday, 1:48 PM | 1 comment
Total lunar eclipse visible in Bay Area tonight

Bay Area stargazers are in for a late-night treat tonight when the moon passes behind the Earth's shadow and leads to a total lunar eclipse.

Monday, 1:27 PM | 5 comments
New track coach inspires students

Michael Streck-Woodard, has had a commanding presence as Mountain View High's track and field coach since last February. And with good reason.

Monday, 10:07 AM | No comments yet

Friday, April 11, 2014

Crime Briefs: indecent exposure and laptop damaged

Man exposes himself to two kids and flees, and a complaint about loud music ends in damaged laptop.

Friday, 1:52 PM | No comments yet
City poised for unprecedented office growth

An analysis by the Voice shows that an explosion of office development is knocking on Mountain View's door, bringing as many as 42,550 new office workers who will be driving on the area's freeways and competing for the city's increasingly expensive and scarce housing.

Friday, 9:05 AM | 25 comments
School drug forum informs, shocks parents

A presentation on drug use at Mountain View High School last week had plenty of shock value, showing graphic videos of people under the influence jumping out of windows and chewing on walls.

Friday, 9:04 AM | 7 comments

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Four more arrests in house party arson case

Mountain View police announced Thursday morning that four more people have been arrested in connection with the illicit parties and arson fire that ravaged a house on Fordham Way last month.

Thursday, 12:14 PM | 8 comments
District attorney seeks clues in cold case

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is asking the public for clues to the murder of a teen girl whose nude body was found with more than 60 stab wounds in Sunnyvale 31 years ago.

Thursday, 11:01 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Council wrestles with growing commute traffic woes

In a city where job growth never seems to quit, a growing number of workers commuting to Mountain View is causing a problem.

Wednesday, 2:01 PM | 28 comments
Air Guardsmen rescue sick baby at sea

A Moffett Field-based team of Air National Guardsmen reached San Diego this morning after rescuing a sick baby and her family who were adrift on a disabled sailboat off the coast of Baja California.

Wednesday, 1:34 PM | 2 comments
State's gas prices jump in April

The average price for a gallon of gas has gone up 14 cents in the past month, the American Automobile Association of Northern California announced Tuesday.

Wednesday, 9:51 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

VTA to hold open houses at City Hall

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will host two open house events to discuss current transportation projects on Wednesday, April 9, in the Mountain View City Hall Council Chambers.

Tuesday, 12:16 PM | 10 comments
County opts for new strategy to fight TB

Tuberculosis rates are on the decline throughout the U.S., but in Santa Clara County the numbers remain high. With more cases of tuberculosis per year than most states, county officials are looking to shift the approach to fighting the spread of the disease, starting with a revamp in the way patients are tested for the disease.

Tuesday, 10:24 AM | No comments yet

Monday, April 7, 2014

Palo Alto police arrest naked man after string of attacks

Police arrested an 18-year-old Palo Alto man suspected of being under the influence of narcotics Friday night after he, while naked, allegedly attacked two people in their homes and one woman walking her dog.

Monday, 11:08 AM | 1 comment
Crime Briefs: indecent exposure, bar fight

Crime Briefs: Indecent exposure on San Pierre and assault with a high-heel shoe during a bar fight at the Monte Carlo.

Monday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet

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