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Malea Martin

Staff Writer, Mountain View Voice

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About Malea
Malea Martin covers the City Hall beat in Mountain View. Before joining the Mountain View Voice in 2022, she covered local politics and education for New Times San Luis Obispo, a weekly newspaper on the Central Coast of California.

Malea was born in San Diego but spent most of her life in San Luis Obispo before heading back to SoCal to attend Claremont McKenna College. She graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Government, plus a minor in Human Rights Studies. In her free time, Malea enjoys trail running, tending to her growing army of houseplants, and scouring antique stores for unique vintage finds.
Stories by Malea
'A lot of confusion, panic and fear': RV residents talk about how newly enforced rules are impacting them
For many RV dwellers, the most stressful part of the newly enforced rules isn’t just where they're allowed to park, but how long they can stay with each move.
[Thursday, October 13, 2022]

City Council moves forward with pedestrian mall as residents adjust to traffic signal changes on Castro
The city council took the next step toward making the Castro pedestrian mall permanent at an Oct. 11 public hearing as residents navigate recently changed traffic signals.
[Wednesday, October 12, 2022]

Five candidates vie to fill three open seats on the Mountain View City Council this November
With three seats up for grabs on the Mountain View City Council, three incumbents and two newcomers are vying for a chance to represent the people of Mountain View for the next four years. Here's where they land on the major issues.
[Wednesday, October 12, 2022]

One suspect arrested, another at large after attempted burglary in Mountain View
Around 9:30 pm on Oct. 10, police received calls about an in-progress burglary on the 2400 block of West El Camino Real. One suspect was arrested and another remains at large.
[Tuesday, October 11, 2022]

Mountain View table tennis athlete Kef Noorani's talent takes him abroad
Mountain View resident Kef Noorani was just 6 years old when he first picked up a table tennis paddle. Today, he's ranked No. 1 for his age group in the United States.
[Tuesday, October 11, 2022]

Police search for man who inappropriately touched woman at Mountain View Walmart
The Mountain View Police Department is searching for a suspect who allegedly grabbed a woman inappropriately in a Walmart over the weekend.
[Monday, October 10, 2022]

Kamei says she’ll find creative ways to build affordable housing if reelected
As Ellen Kamei now seeks her second term on the City Council, she said housing continues to be her No. 1 priority if reelected. In particular, she wants to see through the city’s displacement and middle income housing strategies.
[Wednesday, October 12, 2022]

Newcomer Li Zhang wants the city to take a second look at its approach to growth
Li Zhang doesn’t agree with the direction the city is going as far as growth is concerned. She decided to run for Mountain View City Council to make her voice heard as a typical citizen of Silicon Valley, as she describes herself.
[Wednesday, October 12, 2022]

Cohen says his opinion will hold the same weight as every other residents’ if elected
If elected, Justin Cohen plans to build a website where he will post a poll for every issue he’s faced with as an elected representative. Whatever the majority of residents want, he promises to stick by.
[Wednesday, October 12, 2022]

Ramirez wants to make progress on housing affordability and fighting displacement if reelected
When Mayor Lucas Ramirez was elected to City Council last term, he was excited to get to work-- but then the pandemic hit. Now Ramirez is seeking reelection to finish what he started, he said.
[Wednesday, October 12, 2022]