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Monday, November 30, 2015

City's rental woes top Tuesday's council agenda

Once again, Mountain View city leaders will consider new policies to provide relief for tenants struggling to retain housing amid a surging rental market. On Tuesday evening, the City Council will discuss a package of new programs to address skyrocketing rental costs but without imposing price controls or direct restrictions on local landlords.

Monday, 1:32 PM | 4 comments
House fire injures resident, firefighter

A Mountain View man was hospitalized yesterday following a house fire that burned through the garage, causing damage to the home and a gas line.

Monday, 1:16 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View lacks crucial staff for permit reviews

Mountain View is facing a severe lack of seasoned city planners and other staffers needed to handle an unrelenting surge in new development proposals.

Monday, 10:10 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mental health doesn't take a holiday

The Community Health Awareness Council saw a shift in leadership earlier this year, when Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto took over as executive director of the Mountain View-based nonprofit. And she wasted no time getting up to speed.

Sunday, 3:22 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Freeze, frost warnings issued for Bay Area

People and animals outside late tonight and Sunday morning in Bay Area inland valleys and mountain areas may suffer as temperatures could drop as low as 26 degrees, National Weather Service officials said.

Saturday, 7:49 PM | No comments yet

Friday, November 27, 2015

Crime brief: Arrest for brandishing fake gun

Police arrested a Mountain View man early Wednesday after he allegedly pointed a replica gun at a person who was in the process of repossessing his vehicle.

Friday, 10:22 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, November 26, 2015

CHP ramping up efforts to reduce roadways deaths this Thanksgiving weekend

The California Highway Patrol will be cracking down on impaired and unrestrained drivers this Thanksgiving weekend by increasing its patrols, CHP officials said.

Thursday, 3:14 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Family urges safety upgrades at fatal crash site

Family members, neighbors and cycling advocates are demanding new safety measures at an intersection where a pedestrian was killed last month.

Wednesday, 11:35 AM | 33 comments
Cold-weather shelters open early due to frigid temperatures

Cold-weather shelters in Santa Clara County opened their doors Tuesday evening, about a week ahead of schedule, to accommodate the homeless due to frigid conditions expected over the next few days.

Wednesday, 10:30 AM | 8 comments
Parents worry about tough new standards for English learners

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided last week to hold off on rigorous new standards that would make it harder for English-language learners to progress into regular classes.

Wednesday, 10:26 AM | 7 comments

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Los Altos police arrest burglary suspects

Los Altos police have arrested two suspects in connection to a string of burglaries earlier this month.

Tuesday, 1:54 PM | 5 comments
Hazmat investigation at 23andMe

Mountain View fire crews spent four hours at biotech company 23andMe on Monday investigating a suspicious letter full of powder. It was later determined to be harmless.

Tuesday, 1:40 PM | 7 comments

Monday, November 23, 2015

State unemployment rate declines as number of jobs increase

The number of workers without jobs in California decreased last month from the previous month and the number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased, according to new data from the California Employment Development Department.

Monday, 3:58 PM | 4 comments
Cold temperatures, rain expected in Bay Area this week

Cold, rainy and windy weather is set to hit the Bay Area this week as people travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday, 3:57 PM | 1 comment
Tenants make new push for rent control

Looking to keep pressure on city leaders, dozens of tenants rallied Sunday at Mountain View City Hall to promote rent stabilization as the best remedy to the local housing crisis.

Monday, 1:28 PM | 35 comments
Los Altos police seek downtown burglary suspects

Police have released photos and a video today of two suspects wanted for burglaries at three businesses in downtown Los Altos earlier this month.

Monday, 1:23 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, November 22, 2015

El Camino Hospital launches new online services

After two years of careful preparation, El Camino Hospital announced that its new online medical records system is now live. The upgrade not only makes it easier for patients to tap into hospital services from home, it also means the hospital will be able to share information with other hospitals in the Bay Area on a close-knit digital network.

Sunday, 4:03 PM | 5 comments

Friday, November 20, 2015

Majority of board wants to reopen Slater School

Four of the five Mountain View Whisman School District's board members agreed on Nov. 19 that it's time to open a new elementary school.

Friday, 1:49 PM | 21 comments
A whole new ballgame for Mountain View

Residents celebrated on Saturday as Mountain View unveiled a brand new sports facility designed to give everyone a little more room to play ball.

Friday, 12:04 PM | 2 comments
City sets sights on new transit center

Adding to the stack of transportation-related projects, Mountain View leaders last week pushed forward plans to begin studying a slate of improvements to the city's downtown transit center and a host of roadways.

Friday, 10:58 AM | 27 comments

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Council rejects study to boost housing

Opting for the "status quo," Mountain View leaders refrained from ordering new studies or conversion plans to encourage more housing in town, saying they were concerned about unintended consequences of pressing too hard for more residential development.

Thursday, 1:07 PM | 13 comments
Class action lawsuit filed against County over solitary confinement practices

A class action lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Santa Clara County for placing hundreds of inmates in solitary confinement at its jails.

Thursday, 11:01 AM | 7 comments
Schools hatch plan to narrow stubborn achievement gap

In an effort to raise test scores among Mountain View's low-income and minority students, the Mountain View Whisman School District is moving forward with ambitious and expensive plans to turn things around at its lowest-performing schools.

Thursday, 10:30 AM | 19 comments
Crime brief: man arrested in busy intersection

Police arrested a man at a busy intersection in Mountain View on Sunday after he allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic, and later argued with police.

Thursday, 10:28 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

City prepares for Super Bowl scrum

Mountain View officials on Tuesday laid out a set of basic preparations for handling the crush of visitors expected to stream through town for the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, but plenty of factors, particularly about security for the event, remain up in the air.

Wednesday, 1:37 PM | 10 comments
Big families, bigger lists

There's not much time to determine who's been naughty or nice when it comes to gift-giving in large families. By mid-October, Jenna and Matthew Adams of Mountain View had already drawn names for their Christmas gift exchange.

Wednesday, 9:01 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

FAA vows to take fresh look at flight paths, altitudes

Responding to a rising volume of complaints about airplane noise, the Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to take a fresh look at flight paths, plane altitudes and new procedures that would bring some peace to the afflicted skies above San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

Tuesday, 4:10 PM | 12 comments
Cops and Gobblers

The Mountain View Police Officer's Association is hosting the 19th annual Cops and Gobblers, a Thanksgiving food drive that provides meals to Mountain View families in need.

Tuesday, 1:13 PM | No comments yet
Man struck and killed by Caltrain Monday night

A commuter train hit and killed a man near the Santa Clara station Monday evening, a Caltrain spokeswoman said. In a separate incident half an hour earlier, a bag left on the tracks was struck by a train at the San Antonio station.

Tuesday, 11:15 AM | 8 comments

La Bohème, now open on California Avenue
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Woodside Bakery is Closing?
By Laura Stec | 18 comments | 1,834 views

First Holidays after the Death of a Loved One
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,025 views

New York College Tours - Part One
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 904 views

Neighborhood Retail, Customers and Parking
By Steve Levy | 15 comments | 676 views