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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
Smoke, flames may be visible to public from NASA Ames fire simulation
A NASA Ames emergency response fire simulation slated for Sept. 7 may create some smoke and flames visible to the public, but NASA says not to worry: it's only a drill.
[Wednesday, September 7, 2022]

Want to hear where Mountain View City Council candidates stand on the issues? Here's how.
With the roster of candidates now set in stone, the community will get to start hearing from Mountain View’s five city council hopefuls about where they stand on key issues. Here’s who’s hosting candidate forums.
[Wednesday, September 7, 2022]

Search for fraud turns into a drug bust after Mountain View police discover meth-making materials
A search warrant for a fraud case turned into a drug bust on Wednesday after police discovered paraphernalia used in making methamphetamine at a residence on the 500 block of San Antonio Road.
[Wednesday, August 24, 2022]

Want to know what your neighborhood might look like in the future? Here's the latest on Mountain View's multifamily housing update
Mountain View is looking to shift its R3 zoning ordinance toward a less restrictive approach while working to curb displacement and increase the city’s stock of middle-income housing.
[Tuesday, August 30, 2022]

Community briefs: Nonprofit offers extra shower day for unhoused people, diversity in higher education and a local leadership lunch
This week in community briefs, Hope's Corner adds another free shower day, Foothill College wins diversity award and Leadership Mountain View invite the community to its annual fundraising lunch.
[Wednesday, August 24, 2022]

Tents must come down, city says, as restaurants and customers push back
The city notified businesses that they need to remove temporary tent structures for fire code reasons. Some restaurant owners are frustrated by the short notice and sudden change.
[Tuesday, August 23, 2022]

Citing concerns over unrestrained housing growth, Li Zhang announces bid for Mountain View City Council
After completing the city's Chinese Language Civic Leadership Academy earlier this year, 20-year resident and Mountain View City Council candidate Li Zhang says she wants to make her voice heard in local government.
[Monday, August 22, 2022]

Mountain View releases final EIR for Google's Middlefield Park Master Plan
The City of Mountain View released its final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Aug. 19 for the Middlefield Park Master Plan, as is required by the California Environmental Quality Act. It’s available for public review until Aug. 29.
[Friday, August 19, 2022]

Local teen organizes benefit concert to support survivors of gender-based violence
A Los Altos teen with a passion for music and social justice is organizing and hosting a benefit concert for the Tahirih Justice Center to be held this Saturday in Mountain View.
[Friday, August 19, 2022]

City Council contender Justin Cohen wants to represent Mountain View through an app
Mountain View City Council candidate Justin Cohen has never been to a council meeting or served in elected office before. But he believes his rookie status only makes him a stronger candidate for his direct democracy approach.
[Thursday, August 18, 2022]