If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Where to draw the line?]]> School boundaries in Mountain View aren't working particularly well for the Mountain View Whisman School District. Officials with the district laid out the problems one by one in a task force meeting Tuesday, as they made the case for re-drawing the lines to better reflect the changing population.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain reports fatality near MV station]]> A man was struck and killed by a Caltrain south of the Mountain View Caltrain Station Thursday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Students protest international racism, war crimes]]> Students who marched in December to protest police killings of unarmed black men took to the streets again Wednesday evening, shifting their focus to fight international racism, war crimes and abuse of power.]]> <![CDATA[Looking for trouble below]]> A crew member checks a drill on Evandale Avenue, where new wells are being created to monitor trichlorethylene (TCE) groundwater contamination on Evandale and Devonshire avenues. ]]> <![CDATA[All about county government]]> Joe Simitian, the Santa Clara County supervisor who represents Mountain View, announced that the county is currently accepting applications for this year's Gov 101 Academy until Thursday, February 5. ]]> <![CDATA[Townhouse fire displaces four people]]> A two-alarm fire at a Mountain View townhouse Monday night resulted in one minor injury and left four people displaced. ]]> <![CDATA[SC County has first flu death over weekend]]> Santa Clara County had its first fatal case of the flu of the year over the weekend and current vaccines have not proved fully effective against one of the season's strains of the virus, a spokeswoman said today.]]> <![CDATA[$22K in tools stolen from construction site]]> Police received a report that a construction site was robbed over the weekend in Mountain View, and someone made off with tools worth nearly $22,000.]]> <![CDATA[Library holds naturalization workshop]]> A naturalization information session, hosted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Mountain View Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. ]]> <![CDATA[Teachers mixed on Common Core readiness]]> Students in nearly 1,000 school districts across California will log in this spring to take part in the state's first Common Core assessment tests.]]> <![CDATA[Flights canceled due to East Coast snowstorm]]> The snowstorm on the nation's east coast has prompted the cancellation of 36 departures and 49 arrivals Tuesday morning at San Francisco International Airport, airport officials said. ]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County officials warn of measles exposure]]> Santa Clara County Public Health Department officials today confirmed that a person infected with measles may have exposed others to the disease at two big-box stores in Gilroy on Jan. 18 and a restaurant in Milpitas last Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Coroner IDs Caltrain fatality]]> A 64-year-old San Jose resident was struck and killed by a train at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has confirmed.]]> <![CDATA[High schools get new EV chargers for free]]> High schools in Mountain View are on the cutting edge of sustainability, and a recent deal inked between the district and an energy storage company marks the latest step towards reducing the district's carbon footprint -- and its electric bill.]]> <![CDATA[Pharmacy robber sought by police]]> Police are searching for a suspect accused of robbing pharmacies across the Bay Area, including in Mountain View, and threatening the pharmacists with fake bombs.]]> <![CDATA[Peak flu season hits Mountain View]]> Flu season is in full swing in the Bay Area, leaving four people dead and sending some patients into intensive care. In an effort to curb the spread of the virus, local hospitals are restricting visitors to keep contagious flu-carriers away from patients.]]> <![CDATA[Rash of graffiti reports in MV]]> Police received a rash of vandalism reports over graffiti involving gang symbols -- or "gang tagging" -- in Mountain View earlier this month, one of them leading to the arrest of two juveniles.]]> <![CDATA[Police seek suspect in restaurant assault]]> Police are asking for help from the public to find a suspect that allegedly punched a man in the face following an argument in a downtown restaurant earlier this week.]]> <![CDATA[Office development on active MV bus yard?]]> Mountain View could have a large development built above an active bus yard, thanks to the high price of real estate near Google headquarters.]]> <![CDATA[Council seeks to develop downtown parking lots]]> In the City Council's first substantial public discussion since three new members took office Jan. 6, members said they wanted to ask developers for proposals for a hotel on a pair of parking lots near the downtown train station, and began to discuss the development of housing on the other city-owned downtown parking lots, while adding more public parking in the process.]]> <![CDATA[Cuban photographer's Bay Area exhibit comes at pivotal moment]]> There are many ways to tell the story of a people. For Cuban photographer Raul Canibano, there's no better way than with a camera, some film and his favorite 28-millimeter lens.]]> <![CDATA[Mysterious bird-killing goo found on Peninsula]]> An unidentified substance that has led to the deaths of at least 25 birds in the East Bay has also impacted birds across the Bay in Foster City, a wildlife emergency response official said Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Foothill College selected to launch historic four-year degree program]]> Foothill College is officially one of 15 community colleges in the state that, for the first time in California's history, will offer a four-year baccalaureate program.]]> <![CDATA[Burlgary suspect wakes resident]]> Police arrested a burglary suspect early Sunday morning after he was found inside a couples' home claiming to be hiding from pursuers.]]> <![CDATA[Swedish royals visit Mountain View]]> The Computer History Museum in Mountain View took on a distinctively Scandinavian flair Monday night, as Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel took in a demonstration of Nordic start-ups.]]> <![CDATA[Parents upset over growing class sizes]]> Growing enrollment ratcheted up class sizes at Mountain View schools this year, and parents at Huff Elementary say it's high time the district does something to bring student-to-teacher ratios back down to a reasonable level.]]> <![CDATA[Last MLK Day Freedom Train sells out all 1,400 seats]]> Today's 54-mile round trip of the Bay Area's Freedom Train from San Jose to San Francisco to honor the civil rights legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. may be its last after three decades, but all 1,400 seats were sold out.]]> <![CDATA[Nonprofit aims to bring laundry, shower services to homeless]]> People who are homeless in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto could soon have free showers and laundry services through a new initiative that would bring the facilities to them.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area health officials warn of worsening flu season]]> There have been at least four flu-related deaths in the Bay Area so far, and public health officials warn that while flu-season has been mild so far, it could still become severe.
<![CDATA[Will the kids be all right?]]> Every morning, Meysi wakes up before 6:30 a.m. in the homeless shelter in San Jose. She makes the traffic-filled trek north, dropping off three of her five kids at schools all around Mountain View -- the city she used to call home before she became homeless just two months ago.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area home prices, sales on the rise]]> The average price of a home in the Bay Area is up again on a year over year basis, data released today by property information service CoreLogic DataQuick shows.]]> <![CDATA[MV Whisman to redraw school boundaries]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District is taking the first steps toward changing attendance boundaries for its schools, as the city's demographics change and a group of parents pushes to open a new school in the northeastern corner of Mountain View.]]> <![CDATA[City's new shuttles make 'car-free' life easier]]> A crowd gathered at the downtown transit center last Friday to celebrate the launch of two new shuttles services that will be free to the public, one to serve residents and one aimed at commuters. ]]>