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Mountain View City Council appoints Emily Ann Ramos to fill vacant seat
As it neared 5 p.m. on Jan. 30, dozens of community members trickled into the Mountain View Council Chambers for a meeting... Last comment on Feb 2, 2023 at 11:11 am | 15 comments

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"Fall color on Gretel Lane"
Several decades ago, someone decided to plant all of these trees on one street. On this day, with the afternoon sun's help, they gave us one beautiful fall color, not only in the trees, but through the snow-like leaves dusting over lawns and sidewalks, and into the street. Submitted by Jay Gonzales on Dec 5, 2011


Guest opinion: Building affordable housing requires partnerships
In a guest opinion, county supervisor Joe Simitian and Mountain View City Council member Lucas Ramirez point to a track record of city-county partnership that has generated more affordable housing, showing a path to building more. Saturday, 8:28 AM | 4 comments

After a successful first round of aid, Mountain View Solidarity Fund leaders look back on what made their unconventional model work
When the Mountain View Solidarity Fund received a directive to distribute $1 million from the city of Mountain View to those who needed it most last year, leaders of the grassroots group didn't follow the typical protocol. Friday, 1:35 PM | 2 comments

Here's what you need to know about the new teacher-housing project in Palo Alto
Plans are underway to break ground in the next several months on an educator-housing project in Palo Alto that was proposed more than five years ago. Several local school districts are involved, including Mountain View Whisman. Friday, 11:17 AM | 5 comments

Center's celebration of Chinese culture fosters diversity, sense of belonging
On any given day, Avenidas Chinese Community Center is abuzz with older adults learning how to speak Mandarin, trying their hand at Chinese paint brushing or enjoying Lunar New Year festivities. Friday, 1:50 PM

California snowpack reaches record high in latest survey
The series of atmospheric rivers that hit California in December and January certainly improved the state's snowpack, state water officials confirmed during their second snow survey of the year. Friday, 10:45 AM

Mountain View planning commission unanimously supports Terra Bella affordable housing project
Alta Housing's 108-unit, 100% affordable housing project on Terra Bella Avenue in Mountain View gained enthusiastic and unanimous support from the Environmental Planning Commission at a Feb. 1 meeting. Thursday, 1:32 PM | 1 comments

Google search quality raters demand fair treatment, deliver petition at Mountain View headquarters
Raters from across the country flew into the Bay Area to deliver a petition on Feb. 1 demanding that Google offer its search engine raters the same minimum wage and benefits that it promises its extended workforce. Thursday, 12:45 PM

Santa Clara County to close mass COVID-19 vaccination, testing sites by end of month
Santa Clara County will close its mass COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites by the end of the month as they are no longer essential to the county's pandemic response, county officials said Wednesday. Thursday, 9:16 AM | 2 comments

California, other states reach impasse over Colorado River
Despite a federal deadline, California -- the largest user of Colorado River water -- has refused to cut back as much as six other states proposed in a new plan on Tuesday. Imperial Valley growers have the most to lose. Thursday, 9:17 AM | 1 comments

Child attacked by mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County
A child was attacked by a mountain lion in unincorporated San Mateo County, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday. Thursday, 11:29 AM | 2 comments

Farmworkers displaced by mass shooting won't return to 'deplorable' housing conditions
Since a mass shooting on Jan. 23 that killed seven people on two mushroom farms in Half Moon Bay, roughly 40 residents who lived on-site have been staying in nearby hotels, with no estimate of when they can return. Tuesday, 2:14 PM

Mountain View Fire Department responds to back to back fire calls on Grant Road, East El Camino Real
Tuesday was a busy day for the Mountain View Fire Department, which responded to 45 calls for service within a 24-hour period, including two fires that caused no injuries but thousands of dollars in damages. Wednesday, 11:44 AM

With aim to increase access, Woodland Library opens self-service hours
Woodland Library patrons now have the chance to visit the library, located in Los Altos, outside of its regular operating hours, as a result of a "open access" system that the facility is piloting. Wednesday, 1:28 PM

Community briefs: Event honors murder victim, CHAC announces new director and Rotary Club puts on crab feast
This week in community briefs, the family of 1992 murder victim Laurie Houts holds a free throw contest in her memory, CHAC announces a new executive director and the Rotary Club puts on its annual all-you-can-eat crab feast. Wednesday, 12:24 PM

Mountain View City Council appoints Emily Ann Ramos to fill vacant seat
As it neared 5 p.m. on Jan. 30, dozens of community members trickled into the Mountain View Council Chambers for a meeting with just one item on the agenda: filling the council's vacant seat. Five hours later, Emily Ann Ramos had it. Tuesday, 10:25 AM | 15 comments

Police seek public help to identify man suspected of groping woman on California Street in Mountain View
Mountain View police are asking for help in identifying a man accused of groping a woman in the 1900 block of California Street on Jan. 20. Monday, 4:25 PM

Stanford scrutinized over deputy who drew gun on Black man
Stanford police are receiving scrutiny after an officer drew a gun on a Black driver over the weekend, an incident that has gained national attention following a viral Twitter thread from a witness. Tuesday, 1:05 PM | 2 comments

Tras una exitosa ronda de distribución de ayuda, los líderes del Fondo de Solidaridad recuerdan lo que hizo funcionar su modelo no convencional

Bay Area cold snap expected for next few days

Bay Area bridge toll increases finally approved at end of long litigation

Four vying for Mountain View City Council talk rent control, stance on housing growth at community forum

Mountain View's first Lunar New Year event draws crowds to welcome the Year of the Rabbit

Armed robbers shoot at witness after Mountain View jewelry store heist

Expert tips: Grow veggies like the ones at Filoli estate

Schwab Learning Center opens new dyslexic-friendly 'innovation lab'

Coastal farmworkers eke out a living amid hardship

The Crestview project leaders offer updates on timeline, parking, security

MVLA adds ethnic studies to graduation requirements starting next fall

Here's how you can support the Half Moon Bay community right now (and take care of yourself)

Mountain View City Council approves zoning changes to add residential and mixed-uses to city's shopping centers

Department of Justice brings major antitrust suit against Google's ad business, seeks divestiture

Community briefs: City boards and committees, New Americans Fellowship and a new pedestrian undercrossing at Bernardo Avenue

No bail for Half Moon Bay accused shooter, DA considers death penalty

City Council narrows down pool of applicants for vacant seat to five finalists

Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence

Five men, two women die in Half Moon Bay mass shooting

Seven dead in two Half Moon Bay shootings, 67-year-old man in custody

Suspect in Half Moon Bay shootings was employee of farm where 5 where shot

Weather, inflation impact high school construction, but progress continues

Residential fire on San Ramon Avenue injures one, causes $100,000 in damages

Elizabeth Holmes' lawyers rebut prosecution claims that she is a flight risk

Get to know the Mountain View residents applying for a seat on City Council at community groups' forum Friday

Santa Clara County reports low rates of COVID, flu


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