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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
Caltrain reports fatal incident near Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View
A pedestrian was fatally struck by a southbound Caltrain just before 7 a.m. Thursday morning near Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View, the transit agency reported.
[Thursday, July 28, 2022]

Taking a closer look at how a history of racism shaped Mountain View's housing
In 1924, “only very desirable people" could purchase homes in Mountain View's Palmita Park, one incident of many discussed at a sold-out community roundtable on the city's history of housing discrimination on July 26.
[Thursday, July 28, 2022]

Man who ran across Highway 85 to receive mental health resources, Mountain View police say
A man who ran across northbound Highway 85 during commute hours Monday, causing the highway to be briefly shut down, was detained by an officer and connected to mental health services, according to police.
[Wednesday, July 27, 2022]

Annual Technology Showcase highlights innovation big and small
The Voice visited the city's Technology Showcase last week and talked to just a few of the entrepreneurs and innovators that make Mountain View one of the tech epicenters of Silicon Valley.
[Tuesday, July 26, 2022]

Too much packaging at Trader Joe's? Local organizers hold anti-plastic demonstration in Mountain View
Local grassroots organization 350 Silicon Valley held a peaceful demonstration at the Centennial Plaza in Mountain View on July 23, calling on Trader Joe's to reduce its single-use plastic packaging.
[Tuesday, July 26, 2022]

Google gives an update on its $1 billion commitment to combat Bay Area housing crisis
Three years after pledging to invest $1 billion toward increasing the Bay Area’s housing supply and supporting organizations that combat homelessness, Google released an update on how this commitment is unfolding.
[Monday, July 25, 2022]

Climate organization to hold plastic protest in Mountain View
Local grassroots organization 350 Silicon Valley is planning a protest in Mountain View on July 23, calling on Trader Joe's to reduce its single-use plastic packaging.
[Friday, July 22, 2022]

City of Mountain View unveils new R3 Zoning Update framework at community meeting
Mountain View revealed a new framework for the future of the city’s multifamily housing at a July 19 meeting, the first of six community input sessions that city staff is holding for each neighborhood in Mountain View.
[Friday, July 22, 2022]

Mountain View Rental Housing Committee clarifies base rent calculations. Why does it matter?
The starting point for how much landlords are allowed to increase rents annually, base rent is "probably the most important aspect of our rent control law," according to Rental Housing Committee member Emily Ramos.
[Thursday, July 21, 2022]

Man accused of shooting Mountain View police officer is arraigned, charged with attempted murder
Jeffrey Choy, the Stockton man accused of shooting a Mountain View police officer from a foot away during a July 16 traffic stop, was arraigned today in the Santa Clara County Superior Court. He's been charged with attempted murder.
[Wednesday, July 20, 2022]