mv-voice.com http://mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us Copyright 2015 mv-voice.com Mountain View Online http://mv-voice.com/art/top_logo.png http://mv-voice.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[County leaders to introduce equal pay ordinance]]> Santa Clara County and San Jose leaders plan to introduce an equal pay ordinance to echo efforts being made at the state and federal levels.
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<![CDATA[Major traffic delays from Hwy. 101 closure in Burlingame]]> U.S. Highway 101 remains blocked in both directions in Burlingame this morning due to downed power lines following a Friday night crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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<![CDATA[Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry]]> In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171 million bet that Silicon Valley can emerge as the global leader in the nascent field of flexible hybrid electronics. Announcing the initiative Friday at the NASA Ames Research Center, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter pledged that research into the technology would be headquartered in the South Bay as part of a renewed effort to strengthen ties between the country's military and its private tech sector. ]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested after confronting five students]]> Police arrested a 34-year-old man on Wednesday morning after he reportedly accosted five middle school students in downtown Mountain View and attempted to give them bottles of water.]]> <![CDATA[Simitian proposes cap on BART funding]]> The 2016 election is still more than a year away, but Santa Clara County officials are already testing the waters for a new 30-year sales tax measure to relieve traffic congestion severely clogs Bay Area highways, expressways and city streets.]]> <![CDATA[Suspect in Walmart shoe theft, assault is arrested]]> Mountain View police thanked the community for helping officers track down a suspect in an assault on a Walmart security guard.
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<![CDATA[In city's new wage law, a modest proposal]]> The regional wave toward a higher minimum wage this week swept through Palo Alto, where city officials set aside their differences and happily united behind a law setting the local rate at $11 an hour, topping Mountain View's current rate of $10.30.]]> <![CDATA[Behind the scenes at NASA's computer powerhouse]]> Whether the mission is to discover new planets or study the one we call home, the scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center are constantly relying on one priceless member of the team. Her name is Pleiades; she doesn't talk much.
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<![CDATA[Two sought in laundry room burglary]]> Police are searching for two suspects who burglarized an apartment laundry room Wednesday, stealing hundreds of dollars in coins.]]> <![CDATA[Back to the land]]> Food lover, food writer and nationally respected food advocate Ruth Reichl will appear in Mountain View on Monday, Aug. 31, to discuss the importance of farm preservation.]]> <![CDATA[Police seek home burglary suspects]]> Police are seeking the public's help in finding two suspects who burglarized a home in Mountain View last week.]]> <![CDATA[Pipe-wielding man arrested after injuring two]]> Two people sustained minor injuries after a man police describe as a transient hit them with a pipe at the Alibi Bar in Mountain View over the weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Water-tracking app wins city contest]]> Mountain View's first-ever App Challenge has crowned a winner: "Waterwise," a nifty piece of software that will allow homeowners to remotely check how much water they're using at any given time -- a bit like a SmartMeter for water.]]> <![CDATA[City seeks proposals for downtown hotel, transit center]]> Mountain View leaders are expecting proposals next week from two competing development firms interested in transforming a pair of parking lots near Hope Street into the city's first downtown hotel. ]]> <![CDATA[Starbucks to serve different kind of brews]]> Getting your fix at Starbucks may soon take on a new meaning. Officials at the ubiquitous coffee chain last week announced they would begin serving wine and beer at two locations in Mountain View: Starbucks cafes at 1390 Pear Ave. and 565 San Antonio Road.]]> <![CDATA[Audit on the way for MV schools]]> In an effort to root out any deep-seated problems and performance issues in the district's public schools, The Mountain View Whisman District school board agreed on Aug. 20 to have a crack team of educators conduct a district-wide audit to the tune of $275,000.]]> <![CDATA[Police tech debuts at city tech expo]]> Residents in Mountain View got a recent peek at some of the new technology the city's police force is using to fight crime, including the much-anticipated body cameras and laser mapping devices that have now been fully adopted.]]> <![CDATA[City sets new parking rules for Levi's Stadium 49ers games]]> It's still the preseason for 49ers' fans, but Mountain View city officials are already getting their game face on. In particular, the city is bracing for the possibility that hundreds of football fans will leave their cars in downtown Mountain View as they head to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. ]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Timing's right to exercise political might]]> Momentum is growing among cities in the northern part of Santa Clara County, including Mountain View, to seize an opportunity arising from the potential transportation tax measure on the November 2016 ballot.]]> <![CDATA[Air district report: Leaf blowers present health risks]]> Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater than a Category 5 hurricane, sending them long distances. Epidemiological studies have long recognized the harm these particles cause to people's respiratory systems, according to Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports.]]> <![CDATA[School district to hire new PIO]]> Communication between the community and the district office has been spotty for the Mountain View Whisman School District in recent years, and the new superintendent is wasting no time trying to find a solution.]]> <![CDATA[City takes up charge on plug-in car stations]]> Whether it's Tesla Roadsters, Nissan Leafs or any of the other fancy new models, a growing number of electric vehicles can be seen every day zipping around the streets of Mountain View. And more plug-in vehicles means more demand for places to plug in.]]> <![CDATA[Tech upgrades in store for high school students]]> It would be hard to spot the difference as students head back to school this week, but Google's ubiquitous presence in Mountain View has found its way into the classrooms of the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District.]]> <![CDATA[One year later, unsolved killing at Shoreline haunts family]]> Almost one year ago to the day, 38-year-old Eric Johnson of Contra Costa County was shot and killed while backstage at a Shoreline Amphitheatre concert. His Aug. 22, 2014, slaying remains the subject of an ongoing Mountain View police investigation, but even though his death is unsolved it could soon be a matter for the courts. A civil lawsuit recently filed by his mother is pinning responsibility for Johnson's shooting on the city of Mountain View as well as rapper "Young Jeezy" and the organizers behind hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa's "Under the Influence of Music" tour. ]]> <![CDATA[Walmart shoe thief sought]]> Police are seeking the public's help in finding a suspect who escaped Walmart security over the weekend after he put on a pair of new shoes and left the store without paying.]]> <![CDATA[Class in session at new Mistral Elementary]]> Monday marked the first day of school for bustling crowds of kindergarten students and parents, both excited and a little bit anxious, and the first day for Gabriela Mistral Elementary, the Mountain View Whisman district's newest school.]]>