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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces 2023 CZI Community Fund grantees

Dozens of nonprofits across San Mateo County got an early Christmas gift from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which announced the 2023 CZI Community Fund recipients. A total of $6 million has been split between 63 organizations.

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Former Theranos president asks for no prison time; prosecutors want 15 years

In dueling sentencing memorandums filed late Wednesday night, lawyers for convicted Theranos executive Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani told a federal judge that their client should be put on probation and not serve any prison time.

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Stanford to investigate university president's research over scientific misconduct allegations

The review comes after a student news outlet detailed suspected problems with Marc Tessier-Lavigne's research papers.

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Caltrain to reduce service for 2 weeks starting Monday as electrification project continues

Caltrain service will be reduced by more than one-third and end earlier each night during a two-week period beginning Monday.

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For two decades, Ravenswood Family Health Network has served low-income and uninsured people

After weeks of an unexplained 104-degree fever, an enlarged tonsil and stomach pain, 3-year-old Eliana got the help she needed from Ravenswood Family Health Network. The nonprofit operates the MayView clinic in Mountain View.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Man arrested for burglarizing construction worker's truck in Mountain View

A 23-year-old man was arrested Nov. 29 after he allegedly stole a laptop and attempted to steal a construction worker's truck.

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Community briefs: Tree lighting, Castro Street traffic signal update and mental health care for the 'missing middle'

This week in community briefs, the city of Mountain View puts on its annual tree lighting tradition, the traffic signal at California and Castro streets is back on and the county launches a pilot program to expand mental health care.

Thursday, 12:31 PM | 3 comments
Math tutor charged with molestation faces accusers at preliminary hearing

The first group of 17 women who were allegedly molested by Palo Alto math tutor Mark Allan Hodes when they were children took the stand on Monday to testify during his preliminary hearing.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Man arrested for suspected hate crime against maintenance worker at downtown Mountain View post office

The suspect allegedly cursed at the victim, yelled racial epithets at her, threatened to attack her and charged at her with his cane, police said.

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Youth Community Service receives $225,000 from Santa Clara County

The Board of Supervisors recently approved $225,000 for Youth Community Service, a nonprofit that provides support services for youth, to expand its substance and suicide prevention programs.

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Cold front expected to bring rain, wind and frost to Bay Area by Thursday

A cold front will bring wind and rain late Wednesday to the North Bay that will spread to the rest of the Bay Area by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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VIDEO: As Apple employees watch helplessly, thieves take $35K in merchandise on Black Friday

Two people who entered the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto on Nov. 25 during a busy Black Friday sales event made off with an estimated $35,000 in merchandise, Palo Alto police said.

Wednesday, 1:22 PM | 2 comments
Mountain View City Council reappoints incumbents to the Environmental Planning Commission

Some council members also threw support behind candidates Silja Paymer and Paul Donahue, but incumbents Bill Cranston and Jose Gutierrez ultimately earned the majority of votes, rising to the top of a seven-candidate pool.

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Soccer star's parents sue Stanford University after her death

The parents of a Stanford women's soccer star who died by suicide after learning she faced disciplinary action filed a lawsuit against the university and some of its top administrators last week.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Meta says it left its Mountain View offices to build a 'best-in-class remote work experience.' Current employees beg to differ

According to Meta content moderators, contracted employees who worked at the company's now-vacated Mountain View office don't have the option to work from home.

Tuesday, 11:11 AM | 10 comments
Bay Area air district offering buyback program for older, high-polluting vehicles

Bay Area residents with a vehicle made before 1999 can receive up to $1,200 as part of a buyback program to improve local air quality, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Monday.

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End of an era: David Shaw closes door on 'magical' tenure as Stanford's football coach

The winningest football coach in the university's history looked back at his "magical" tenure and announced plans to spend time with his family during a press conference on Monday.

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Mountain View cold weather shelter to open Monday with extended hours

Santa Clara County's cold weather shelter program will return to Mountain View this winter with expanded hours, the county said.

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Mountain View police arrest man with suspected burglary tools and stolen license plates

A Mountain View Police Department detective apprehended a suspect on Nov. 25 who was allegedly driving with stolen license plates and had burglary tools, as well as additional license plates, in his possession.

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Apple urged to protect reproductive health data

Backed by a coalition of 10 other attorneys general, California Attorney General Rob Bonta is urging Apple to protect people's reproductive health information from third-party apps.

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Stanford football director immediately resigns after Saturday's loss

Stanford University's winningest head coach and director of football, David Shaw, has resigned effective immediately, following the team's Saturday 35-26 loss to Brigham Young University, the university announced on Sunday.

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

A European winter wonderland arrives in East Palo Alto

The Four Seasons Silicon Valley hotel has brought back a seasonal pop-up on its outdoor terrace, transforming the space with semi-private wooden chalets, holiday foods, a sweet shop, fake snow and other holiday decor.

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Election update: Vonnegut, Ortiz and Cornes secure seats on Mountain View-Los Altos high school board

With 98% of the votes counted, Catherine Vonnegut, Esmeralda Ortiz and Thida Cornes appear to have secured seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board. Fourth-place finisher Eric Mark has conceded the race.

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Driver in collision that killed parents of twins arraigned, held without bond

The two Redwood City drivers facing second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple appeared before a judge on Tuesday.

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Holiday Fund: Hope's Corner provides food, showers and a supportive community for people in need

What began as a simple breakfast of cereal and coffee for a couple dozen people has since grown into providing more than 700 warm meals every week on Wednesday and Saturday mornings to those in need.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Spare the Air Alert scheduled for Friday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing the winter season's first Spare the Air Alert for Friday, calling for people to abstain from burning materials of any kind in fireplaces or outdoors.

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About-face: Why Newsom relented, released $1 billion despite lackluster local homeless plans

Two weeks after withholding $1 billion in homelessness funding over lackluster local plans, the governor is now yielding.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving holiday to impact city services, public transit schedules

The Thanksgiving holiday will affect local and regional services. Here is a list of agencies that are closed Thursday and Friday and operating on modified schedules over the long weekend.

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Wood burning discouraged over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Bay Area residents are being asked to avoid burning wood over the Thanksgiving holiday to keep air at a healthier level, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Tuesday.

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Community briefs: Cops N Gobblers, more funding for youth services and festive performances

This week in community briefs, the 26th annual Cops N Gobblers event gives to those in need, the Board of Supervisors secures more funding for youth services and the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts gears up for the holidays.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Man arrested for Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting

A man who allegedly fired multiple gunshots during a drive-by shooting at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday evening has been arrested, police said. He was a former employee of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, which was damaged by gunfire.

Tuesday, 6:17 PM | No comments yet
Gunfire reported at Stanford Shopping Center, rounds hit restaurant and empty car

Palo Alto police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting on Monday, in which a person fired at least two rounds from a car, striking a window at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and an unoccupied vehicle. No one was injured.

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Man arrested for indecently exposing himself to walker on Stevens Creek Trail

The 21-year-old man was arrested Monday after he allegedly repeatedly exposed himself to the victim.

Tuesday, 12:05 PM | 2 comments
Residential fire on Rich Avenue causes no injuries, determined accidental

The kitchen fire affected one apartment and was later determined to be caused from boxes accidentally left on top of a hot cooking surface.

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Mountain View minimum wage to increase by highest margin in five years

People making minimum wage in Mountain View may soon see a bump in their paychecks. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, Mountain View employers must pay their employees at least $18.15, an increase from the city's current minimum wage of $17.10.

Tuesday, 10:51 AM | 1 comment

Monday, November 21, 2022

Two drivers arrested on murder charges in Redwood City crash that killed parents of twin girls

Two drivers, including a 17-year-old, have been arrested and face second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle crash in Redwood City that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple, police said Monday.

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Voice kicks off its annual Holiday Fund

Lending a much-needed helping hand to those in crisis and strengthening our community have always been the aims of the Voice Holiday Fund. The annual charitable giving drive is kicking off this week.

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‘Police isn’t the way you deal with this’: Mountain View residents express frustration over city’s RV response

When Mountain View began enforcing its RV rules at the beginning of October, “RVs started to appear on the street, and there were questions," said one Ortega Avenue homeowner. Residents say they still haven't gotten answers.

Monday, 11:58 AM | 20 comments

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Complaint: Santa Clara County hospital execs threatened workers over striking

Health care workers have filed a complaint against Santa Clara County, claiming hospital leaders intimidated and threatened them for planning to participate in a strike.

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Palo Alto partners with Mountain View, other Peninsula cities in planning colossal upgrade to wastewater plant

Seeking to reduce the amount of nitrogen that flows into the San Francisco Bay, Palo Alto and its partner cities are preparing to make a $193 million upgrade to the Regional Water Quality Control Plant.

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