mv-voice.com http://mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us Copyright 2016 mv-voice.com Mountain View Online http://mv-voice.com/art/top_logo.png http://mv-voice.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Rain, thunderstorms, lightning moving through Bay Area]]> Rain, thunderstorms and lightning are moving north though the Bay Area this morning and the chance of rain will linger through Saturday, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said. ]]> <![CDATA[Man atop light rail train finally comes down]]> After nearly 12 hours of being on the top of a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail vehicle in North San Jose, a 25-year-old man on probation finally came down this afternoon.
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<![CDATA[County officials eye housing tax measure]]> In an ongoing effort to shore up affordable housing throughout the South Bay, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors are considering a $750 million bond for the November ballot that would help pay for new homes for veterans, seniors, low-income families and the homeless.]]> <![CDATA[AAA offering free 'tipsy tow' service during Cinco de Mayo festivities]]> Drivers who need a tow home after drinking during Thursday's Cinco de Mayo festivities will be able to find one through a special AAA service, the organization's officials announced today.]]> <![CDATA[Google Fiber gets a green light]]> Over the next three years, Google will gradually bring online its ultra-high speed internet service throughout its hometown, part of an unanimously approved deal signed by the City Council on Tuesday. ]]> <![CDATA[City sniffs out food-composting program]]> Mountain View homeowners could soon be prodded to compost more of their food scraps under a new waste-management program designed to shrink the trash pile sent to landfills. ]]> <![CDATA[Los Altos Hills man arrested on charges of molesting boy, possessing child porn]]> A 54-year-old man accused of molesting a boy for about eight years was arrested in Los Altos Hills last week, a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said today.
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<![CDATA[May Day march rallies crowd for political action]]> A crowd of local immigration-rights activists held a May Day march through Mountain View Sunday to underscore the oft-ignored problems impacting an estimated 11 million undocumented people living in the United States.
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<![CDATA[Strong fundraising boosts Marc Berman, Vicki Veenker in state Assembly race]]> Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman raised $104,481 in the latest reporting period for his bid to succeed Rich Gordon in the state Assembly, more than any of his seven competitors, campaign-finance documents show. But Vicki Veenker isn't far behind.]]> <![CDATA[Presidential contest comes to Mountain View]]> In a prelude to the upcoming California primary, the state Democratic Party held its own mini-elections in Mountain View and Los Altos on Sunday to pick delegates to go the party's national convention in Philadelphia.
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<![CDATA[Voice wins for 'General Excellence' at statewide journalism competition]]> The Mountain View Voice won the top award for print journalism at the California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest on Saturday, April 30, in San Francisco.
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<![CDATA[Bike to Work Day offers free bike sharing]]> Bay Area commuters without a bike can participate in this year's Bike to Work Day for free through an offer by Bay Area Bike Share.]]> <![CDATA[Two arrested in Los Altos drug bust]]> Two people were arrested on Thursday after a search warrant uncovered illicit drugs and a firearm inside a Los Altos home.]]> <![CDATA[Google Fiber project seeks City Council's OK]]> Could Google finally bring its acclaimed super-speed internet service to its hometown? After years of discussion, the company will present plans to the City Council on Tuesday for how its Google Fiber service could be installed throughout Mountain View. ]]> <![CDATA[Bye-bye for BookBuyers in Mountain View]]> It was a somber event that Friday night as BookBuyers opened its doors to begin liquidating its inventory of more than 300,000 titles. Falling behind on its rent, the business announced in recent days that it needed to shutter its Castro Street shop in the hope that it could reopen in a cheaper location. ]]> <![CDATA[A turbulent trip for LAHS singers]]> It's been an exciting April for Los Altos High School's singing talent, but the month got off to a rough start, thanks to a misfire by airline staff that delayed the students' long-planned trip to South Africa.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View man arrested in wine heist]]> Two Northern California men have been indicted for allegedly transporting expensive wine that was stolen from restaurants in Yountville and Cupertino.
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<![CDATA[How a front yard turned into an elephant habitat]]> Some homeowners deck their yards with garden gnomes; others go for pink flamingos. Christina Yin and Michael Maung have all those yard decorations beat, in terms of size at least. The front yard at their Spring Street house is quickly becoming a menagerie of elephant statues. ]]> <![CDATA[MV-Whisman teacher negotiations stalled]]> Representatives from the Mountain View Educators Association (MVEA) are calling contract negotiations "dead in the water" this week, following several fruitless meetings with Mountain View Whisman School District officials.]]> <![CDATA[Much-criticized mediation program wins council approval]]> In a 4-3 vote, the Mountain View City Council gave the final nod to an ordinance creating a mandatory-mediation program to deal with rent-hike conflicts despite many misgivings from its own supporters.]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested for package theft on Monroe Drive]]> A 37-year-old man allegedly found with stolen packages was arrested in Mountain View, near the border of Palo Alto, on Tuesday afternoon, Mountain View police said.]]> <![CDATA[Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula]]> Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise of their turboprop engines, over the Bay during much of their approach to the San Carlos Airport whenever they have clear visibility.]]> <![CDATA[Report urges big increase in preschool, child care access]]> When it comes to education, the first five years of a child's life are in many ways the most important. But for most families of young children in California, important resources for early childhood development remain out of reach.]]>