mv-voice.com http://mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us <![CDATA[Second Harvest accepting donated turkeys]]> Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo County is collecting turkeys to donate to local pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The goal this year is to receive 13,000 turkeys for this Thanksgiving and Second Harvest officials last week said they still need more than 6,500 turkeys. ]]> <![CDATA[Public's help sought to ID burglars caught on video]]> Burglars of a Palo Alto home Tuesday were recorded by a surveillance camera, and police have posted the video on YouTube.]]> <![CDATA[Council approves major plan for El Camino Real]]> After several years of discussion, the City Council finally approved a plan for the El Camino Real of the future on Monday night -- one that was called a good compromise by various community members.]]> <![CDATA[Sex offender sweep leads to one arrest]]> Police and other local law agencies did a sweep Tuesday to see if registered sex offenders in Mountain View are in compliance with registration requirements.]]> <![CDATA[Milk Pail Market saved?]]> After rescinding a previous parking agreement to save Mountain View's Milk Pail Market in July, developer Merlone Geier has announced a new arrangement to save the popular market from closing when its parking agreement expires.
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<![CDATA[SC County slowest to count votes in Bay Area; Supervisors want answers]]> The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday requested administrators to report in January about the slow tally of votes in the Nov. 4 election in the county, which was the last of nine Bay Area counties to provide a total count for the public.
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<![CDATA[Holiday giving: How you can help]]> A number of nonprofit organizations are working to make this holiday season brighter for those in need, and they depend on donations and volunteers from the community to make it all possible. You can make a difference by contributing to the following programs.]]> <![CDATA[Crime brief: Man arrested after fleeing police]]> A man was arrested in downtown Mountain View after he allegedly fled police on foot Friday night. Police say the man appeared to be intoxicated and ran when confronted by an officer.]]> <![CDATA[Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table]]> A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose is back on the table, despite strong concerns from local officials that the project will only increase congestion on local streets.]]> <![CDATA[Don't sweat the small stuff: Pleasing stocking stuffers can be found for all]]> For those who don't want to fill their stockings with generic goods from department stores this holiday season, consider the shops nestled along the local downtown strips. Be it for the techie, the animal lover or the athlete in your life, local shops have less orthodox, more personal little gifts that will fit perfectly into the socks hanging over your fireplace this year. ]]> <![CDATA[Life-saving devices installed in Mountain View]]> A nonprofit committed to saving lives by installing portable defibrillators in public spaces is making its mark on Mountain View this month as part of a pilot program to bring more than 40 Auto External Defibrillators (AEDs) to locations all over the city.]]> <![CDATA[Postal workers protest service cuts, closures]]> United States Postal Service workers in the Bay Area are speaking out today against looming cutbacks, processing center closings and cuts in service.]]> <![CDATA[Los Altos investment manager indicted for fraud]]> A Los Altos investment manager has been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Jose on 29 counts of fraud.]]> <![CDATA[Superintendent resigns, MV Whisman board cites need for new leadership]]> Citing a need for new leadership for the Mountain View Whisman School District, Superintendent Craig Goldman will step down at the end of December. District officials are now looking for an interim superintendent to replace him.
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<![CDATA[Teen center debuts in Mountain View]]> The grand opening of the new Mountain View teen center is set for Friday, Nov. 14, but kids took a tour through the still-under-construction site last Friday to get an up-close sneak peak of the new facility.]]> <![CDATA[After parent outcry, board shifts stance on Castro school split]]> Castro Elementary School families spoke out last week against the school district's proposal to turn Castro into two separate schools, accusing district officials of excluding them from the process and lying to them.]]> <![CDATA[MV Whisman Superintendent Goldman to resign]]> A special meeting for the Mountain View Whisman school board has been called to discuss the resignation of Superintendent Craig Goldman and a process for selecting an interim superintendent.]]> <![CDATA[Burglary case leads to more arrests]]> Police arrested four people in connection with a burglary of a CalMoto BMW dealership in Mountain View earlier this year, leading them to recover stolen property belonging to at least nine people.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain seeking bike advisory board applicants]]> Caltrain announced Tuesday it is seeking four volunteers for its bicycle advisory committee. ]]> <![CDATA[State declines to review Santa Clara County election]]> Santa Clara County's election will not be reviewed by the Secretary of State after all, despite public speculation about a county IT manager who quit the day before voters went to the polls and a request from the county for an independent evaluation.]]> <![CDATA[Google backing Earth, Air & Space Collaboratory at Moffett]]> An ambitious plan for a museum and collaborative educational space at Moffett Field is taking shape, thanks to Google's lease deal with NASA for Hangar One and the Moffett Federal Airfields property. On Tuesday, the nonprofit Earth, Air & Space Educational Foundation announced that it is receiving financial support from Google to create an Earth, Air & Space Collaboratory at Moffett Field. ]]> <![CDATA[Nurses' strike affects Bay Area hospitals]]> Two days of strikes for Kaiser Permanente nurses kicked off today, affecting nearly 20,000 registered nurses at 86 hospitals and clinics.]]> <![CDATA[Housing up for council vote]]> The City Council is set to vote next week on a pair of housing projects that could add 87 homes to the city's for-sale housing market. The items are on the agenda for a special meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12.]]> <![CDATA[A heated but civil discussion on housing]]> Two days after voters put three advocates of "balanced growth" on the Mountain View City Council, community members met to discuss the city's lack of affordable housing. The goal was to keep it civil, despite opposing views and interests.]]> <![CDATA[NASA, Google ink deal for Hangar One, Moffett airfields]]> NASA announced today that officials signed a lease with Google's Planetary Ventures LLC to manage Moffett Federal Airfield and rehabilitate the landmark Hangar One.]]> <![CDATA[Ivanovic pulls ahead of Swan in LASD race]]> Sunday's updated election results show that Vladimir Ivanovic has overtaken John Swan in the Los Altos School District election, according to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.
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<![CDATA[Measure N racks up more 'yes' votes]]> The $150 million school bond proposed by the Los Altos School District to accommodate growing enrollment may win after all.]]> <![CDATA[Coladonato leads over incumbent in school board race]]> As votes continue to be counted, an incumbent may lose his seat, according to the latest election results for the Mountain View Whisman school board.]]> <![CDATA[2.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Cupertino]]> An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 shook a section of Cupertino early this morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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<![CDATA[Architect leads the way in sustainable schools]]> In an effort to get away from dark, dreary classrooms and stuffy gymnasiums, the Los Altos School District modernized its facilities and outfitted them with energy-efficient features and innovative ways to use daylight. Now schools in Mountain View have the opportunity to follow suit.]]> <![CDATA[Voters OK City Council pay raise]]> After council members complained that they are paid less than minimum wage, Mountain View voters gave their elected representatives a raise on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[District taps into Shoreline funds for new buildings]]> New building designs could mean a change of pace for Mountain View students starting next year. The Mountain View Whisman School District board voted 4-1 to approve more ambitious construction projects at the district's two middle schools, despite the hefty price tag.]]> <![CDATA[Civility Roundtable takes on housing crisis]]> With a goal of having a difficult but civil discussion on housing affordability, Mountain View's fifth Civility Roundtable event will bring together some opposing voices on Thursday, Nov. 6.]]> <![CDATA[Logan, Peruri win in LASD election]]> The Los Altos School district had a lot of potential for new faces and big changes this election, with three seats on the school board up for election and only one incumbent running.]]> <![CDATA[Kremen wins Santa Clara Valley Water District seat]]> The founder of Match.com, Gary Kremen, has won a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District board, with 51.62 percent of the vote to incumbent Brian Schmidt's 48.38 percent, with all 212 precincts reporting.]]> <![CDATA[Measure N vote too close to call]]> Election results Wednesday night show Measure N just barely making the required 55 percent of the vote needed to pass the $150 million Los Altos School District bond in the Nov. 4 election.]]> <![CDATA[Incumbents ahead in Mountain View Whisman race]]> Voters appeared to be sending both incumbents back to the Mountain View Whisman school board. Ellen Wheeler and Philip Palmer have held onto the top two spots with early leads in election results that held steady as of Wednesday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Fung, Reeder win seats on Healthcare District board]]> Incumbent David Reeder and neurosurgeon Peter Fung won the two seats up for election on the El Camino Healthcare District board, both taking a sizable lead over Councilwoman Margaret Abe-Koga.]]> <![CDATA[City Council: Showalter, Rosenberg and Siegel win seats]]> The city may eventually see some big changes to its landscape as a result of Tuesday's City Council election, which creates a council majority in favor of building a large new residential neighborhood near Google headquarters. ]]>