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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
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]

'Any amount of growth is still on the table': Mountain View seeks community input on R3 Zoning Update
For the past few years, Mountain View City Council and city staff have been looking at ways to revamp the city's R3 zoning district, which will guide multifamily housing development across much of the city in the coming years.
[Tuesday, July 19, 2022]

Mountain View police chief: Wounded officer is recovering at home, suspect is in custody
The suspect in the shooting of a Mountain View police officer early Saturday morning was arrested in Union City shortly before noon Sunday. It's the department's first officer shot in the line of duty in 20 years, police said.
[Sunday, July 17, 2022]

Fine and dandy: Dandies Barbershop puts a classic spin on haircuts and beard styling
When Money Singh emigrated to the United States in 2006 from Punjab, India, he had to do “whatever it takes to survive,” he said. Now, he owns a thriving barbershop in downtown Mountain View.
[Friday, July 15, 2022]

Webb telescope is lightyears ahead of Hubble. A NASA Ames scientist explains why.
The first image revealed from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope earlier this week isn't just the deepest and sharpest glimpse humans have of the distant universe so far. It’s also a peek at 4.6 billion years into the past.
[Thursday, July 14, 2022]

Man arrested for hate crime in Mountain View after punching another man in the face
A 59-year-old man was arrested in connection with a hate crime inside a Mountain View business on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly called another man a homophobic slur and then punched him in the face.
[Tuesday, July 12, 2022]

Victim's family reacts to arrest in Mountain View cold-case murder
Thirty years after 25-year-old Laurie Houts was strangled to death in Mountain View, a Bay Area tech CEO has now been charged for her killing.
[Monday, July 11, 2022]

With an eye on town's emissions, Los Altos Hills resident spurs county firefighters to switch to renewable diesel fuel
It started when Los Altos Hills resident Anand Ranganathan proposed a simple way to reduce his town’s greenhouse gas emissions. Now, the Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District is switching to renewable diesel.
[Monday, July 11, 2022]

Rep. Anna Eshoo secures funding for 15 local projects. Here's what's coming to Mountain View
Affordable housing and pedestrian safety improvements are among the projects in Mountain View that will receive funding from the federal 2023 appropriations bills, which were finalized in late June.
[Friday, July 8, 2022]