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[New take on creekside encampments]]> Santa Clara Valley Water District board members agreed to sign onto a county-wide effort to reduce homelessness in Santa Clara County, which could include housing homeless people on district-owned land.]]> <![CDATA[Despite budget concerns, LASD teachers to get raises]]> School officials at the Los Altos School District have agreed to give 3 percent raises to teachers and other employees this year, citing the high cost of living and steep competition with other school districts as key reasons to raise compensation.]]> <![CDATA[Showtime for Super Bowl plans]]> On Sunday, the eyes of the world were set squarely on the South Bay as it hosted Super Bowl 50. For Mountain View, which was serving as a transit hub for those heading to the event, Super Bowl Sunday got off to a remarkably smooth start.]]> <![CDATA[Cities join forces to back transportation-funding plan]]> With Santa Clara County cruising toward a November transportation tax measure, Palo Alto and eight other cities in the north county and west valley are rallying behind a new plan for how the $6 billion from the measure would be spent.]]> <![CDATA[House fire closes Easy Street]]> A residential structure fire in Mountain View has prompted a road closure this evening, according to police.
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<![CDATA[Water district delays decision on $5M contract with controversial firm]]> The Santa Clara Valley Water District has put off a decision on whether to work with a controversial firm to kick off work on a $800 million recycled water program.]]> <![CDATA[Do self-driving cars need a licensed driver?]]> If there's one priority for self-driving cars upon which everyone can agree, it's safety. Google and other manufacturers are quick to tout the autonomous vehicles as a way to prevent around 33,000 U.S. deaths and many more injuries from auto-related crashes each year. But for all the triumphs of autonomous cars, regulators and consumer advocates warn there are too many risks to give these vehicles free rein on public roads. ]]> <![CDATA[AAA offering free tows to those who drink during Super Bowl]]> Bay Area Super Bowl fans who choose to drink Sunday at the Super Bowl and at Super Bowl parties can get a free tow home through AAA's Tipsy Tow program, AAA officials said Wednesday. ]]> <![CDATA[Drones prohibited over Super Bowl airspace]]> With the long-awaited Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration is reminding Bay Area residents not to try to get a drone's-eye view of the big game.]]> <![CDATA[El Camino to close free RotaCare Clinic]]> The Mountain View RotaCare is closing down. The board of El Camino Healthcare District signed a new deal to finance the MayView Community Health Center to serve as the region's main medical facility for the uninsured. ]]> <![CDATA[Candidates rake in cash for Assembly race]]> With the race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento heating up, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang has Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman and Mountain View Councilman Mike Kasperzak, according to documents filed earlier this week with the California Secretary of State.
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<![CDATA[Controversial board member won't seek re-election]]> Steve Nelson, a controversial member of the Mountain View Whisman School District board, told the Voice in an email Tuesday that he would not be seeking re-election in November. He cited "poor" communication as a reason for stepping down at the end of his first term.]]> <![CDATA[A city park that bans bikes and trees?]]> A tangle of restrictions and costs led many at Tuesday's City Council meeting to denounce plans for a new mini-park near Fayette Drive. ]]> <![CDATA[Local transit gets heightened security for Super Bowl]]> The Transportation Security Administration is providing extra resources to local law enforcement on all Bay Area transit systems starting today and through the Monday after the Super Bowl.
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<![CDATA[Parents start local mental-health support group]]> A group of parents who saw a need for a locally based, ongoing group to support other parents concerned about the mental health and well-being of their teens will be launching such a group this month.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford Blood Center in need of donations to avoid shortage]]> With an estimated two to three million people expected to visit the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, the Stanford Blood Center is seeking donors to help them stock up on blood. ]]> <![CDATA[Drought persists, despite state's big snowpack]]> Although the amount of rain and snow in California this year has reached higher levels than last year, the state's drought is still not over, the California Department of Water Resources said today.
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<![CDATA[Teen seeks funds for peanut-sniffing dog]]> For years, 19-year-old Arielle Davis has been coping with a peanut allergy that used to be completely under control. But over the course of 2015, Davis found herself in and out of the hospital nearly a dozen times as her allergic reactions became more severe.]]> <![CDATA[Traveling to Super Bowl 50? Bring a clear plastic bag]]> Anyone traveling to Levi's Stadium to watch Super Bowl 50 on Valley Transportation Authority's light-rail trains had better not bring any bags on board other than clear plastic ones, Santa Clara County Transportation Authority officials said.]]> <![CDATA[Getting around Mountain View on Super Bowl Sunday]]> On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, city leaders are warning residents that many streets near the downtown transit center will be closed, and people without Super Bowl tickets won't be able to ride the VTA light-rail line.]]> <![CDATA[Sobrato floats plans for housing]]> Members of the city's Environmental Planning Commission took a first look at plans by the Sobrato Organization to build up to 800 housing units east of Shoreline Boulevard. The new residential neighborhood would be coupled with some retail space and 230,000 square feet of new office development. ]]> <![CDATA[Teacher salary debate heats up]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District is roughly a month away from negotiations with its teacher union on salaries, and both sides are already at odds.]]> <![CDATA[Package thief suspect arrested]]> Mountain View police arrested a San Jose man Tuesday after an officer allegedly found several stolen packages inside his car during a traffic stop.]]> <![CDATA[MV approves ceding properties to Los Altos]]> To hear Stephen Friedman describe it, his neighborhood of Jardin Drive is like Mountain View's version of the Bermuda Triangle. For the more than 30 years he's lived there, he's gotten used to having to explain to garbage men, emergency responders and sometimes even city officials that, yes, his house is in Mountain View. ]]> <![CDATA[Schools may have to share campus]]> In the latest round of cuts to bring a bloated school construction budget back in line, Mountain View Whisman School District officials said Stevenson and Theuerkauf schools are going to have to divide a too-small pool of money or share new campus facilities.]]> <![CDATA[Computer Museum bids farewell to Babbage engine]]> The Mountain View Computer History Museum is saying goodbye to a unique exhibit, one that also might be its most priceless. ]]> <![CDATA[Victim's body found, Los Altos man charged with homicide]]> Detectives found the body of Kyle Myrick in unincorporated Santa Cruz County Thursday afternoon, according to police. Los Altos resident Steve Hlebo, his coworker, is suspected of killing Myrick.
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<![CDATA[Is the DMV slowing down self-driving cars?]]> Google, Tesla and a pack of other companies investing in autonomous car technology are certain to have circled Thursday, Jan. 27, on their calendars. That's when the California Department of Motor Vehicles was set to hold its first-ever public workshop to finalize the many rules for how self-driving cars should operate and be regulated on the streets. ]]> <![CDATA[Los Altos man arraigned in SJ murder case]]> A 39-year-old Los Altos man who allegedly killed his co-worker at a San Jose powersports vehicle shop last week was arraigned Thursday in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
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<![CDATA[Superintendent has big plans to raise test scores]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District could be on the verge of sweeping changes after Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph vowed to improve student achievement and raise employee morale in what he called a "frustrated" district.]]> <![CDATA[Police seek brazen package thieves]]> Police are looking for two male suspects in the theft of packages from a Mountain View home, following the arrest of two minors who were taken into custody Wednesday morning.
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<![CDATA[City to foot the bill for creek trail project]]> A project to extend the Permanente Creek Trail through Crittenden Middle School is moving forward on, as part of a larger project to revamp the Crittenden field.]]> <![CDATA[Top MV science student heading to national competition]]> A Mountain View student is among five Santa Clara County high school seniors who have been selected as finalists in the this year's Intel Science Talent Search in Washington D.C., according to the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
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<![CDATA[How to spend $6 billion on transit]]> A new sales tax to improve the South Bay's transportation woes won't go to voters until the end of the year, but officials from Mountain View and a coalition of other West Valley cities are notching up the pressure for how those dollars should be spent. ]]>