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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Eshoo: Government shutdown an 'embarrassment'

The federal government went into shutdown mode Saturday at midnight after the U.S. Senate failed to get the needed 60 votes for a bill to keep the government running on a short-term basis.

Saturday, 4:23 PM | No comments yet
Tens of thousands expected at Bay Area Women's Marches

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out Saturday in cities across the Bay Area -- and at Stanford University -- for a series of Women's Marches as part of a grassroots political movement to get more women into political office.

Saturday, 8:55 AM | 2 comments

Friday, January 19, 2018

Civil servants brace for federal shutdown

As the nation teeters on the edge of a government shutdown, the Bay Area's federal agencies are preparing to close down indefinitely. Starting Monday, thousands of civil servants are expecting to go on furlough as soon as they finish shutting down their operations.

Friday, 7:06 PM | 7 comments
City's partnership with Uber, Lyft stalls

Last year, Mountain View officials entered a deal to underwrite the costs of downtown Uber and Lyft rides in exchange for data to help guide the city's future transportation planning. But after nearly a year of discussions, city officials say they are no closer to reaching an agreement because both companies refuse to share their trip data.

Friday, 1:17 PM | 6 comments
LASD school deal kicks off major office development

As part of a hard-fought effort to bring a new school to the San Antonio area, Mountain View City Council members reluctantly agreed to allow six dense projects -- five of them office developments -- to move forward despite being larger than the existing zoning allows.

Friday, 9:59 AM | 14 comments

Thursday, January 18, 2018

No injuries in kitchen fire

Mountain View firefighters responded to a Waverly Park home on Thursday after the homeowner reported the kitchen cabinets were on fire.

Thursday, 4:37 PM | No comments yet
Police arrest man suspected of gym thefts

A 36-year-old San Jose man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of repeatedly stealing car keys, wallets and other items out of gym lockers in Mountain View and other nearby cities.

Thursday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
Council won't insist on new neighborhood school

Despite concerns about traffic and a desire to bring a local neighborhood school to families living in the San Antonio area, a majority of Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night to let the Los Altos School District decide whether to relocate Bullis Charter School to Mountain View.

Thursday, 10:51 AM | 29 comments
Fatality on Caltrain tracks in Mountain View

A person was fatally struck along the Caltrain tracks in Mountain View Wednesday night.

Thursday, 10:46 AM | 8 comments

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Apple, Google buses damaged on I-280

Five charter buses carrying tech workers had windows damaged Tuesday while driving on Interstate Highway 280, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Wednesday, 4:00 PM | 5 comments
Council allows pot deliveries to start Friday

As of Friday, marijuana deliveries will be legal in Mountain View, but it will still be several months before retail pot shops could be allowed to open up in the city.

Wednesday, 1:40 PM | 9 comments
County to hold LGBTQ meeting in Mountain View

Mountain View community members who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer are invited to attend the first Mountain View LGBTQ Community Listening Forum on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday, 11:01 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Power outage affects downtown

Roughly 900 PG&E customers are being affected by a power outage reported in downtown Mountain View Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Tuesday, 4:24 PM | 1 comment
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak at Stanford

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to discuss the future of Syria during an event at Stanford University on Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, 12:28 PM | 2 comments
Residents call for equity in high school upgrades

As Mountain View-Los Altos School District officials iron out the final details of a massive plan to upgrade school facilities, some parents are calling for a pause to make sure both both high schools are getting facilities of equal quality.

Tuesday, 10:12 AM | 5 comments

Monday, January 15, 2018

What do you do when your landlord is Google?

Ever since Google became his landlord last year, the owner of the Sports Page Bar & Grill expects that the tech giant will eventually redevelop his location. Whether he can stay until the end of his lease is just one of many questions weighing on his mind.

Monday, 1:57 PM | 11 comments

Sunday, January 14, 2018

No wood-burning on Monday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have announced.

Sunday, 6:15 PM | 1 comment

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Tesla's Model 3 debuts in Palo Alto

A handful of (almost) Tesla car owners gathered outside Tesla's showroom at Stanford Shopping Center just before 10 a.m. Friday anxiously waiting to get their first up-close and hands-on look at the new Model 3 sedan.

Saturday, 2:25 PM | No comments yet

Friday, January 12, 2018

Downtown hydrant erupts into a geyser

Residents in downtown Mountain View got an unexpected show Friday morning, after an accident with a hydrant sent a geyser of water skyward.

Friday, 6:19 PM | 1 comment
Patients go nuts over new allergy therapy

Last week marked a major milestone for 8-year-old Amelia, who flew across the country to eat a handful of nuts that, just months ago, would have sent her into life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

Friday, 4:51 PM | 6 comments
Board agrees on middle school schedule shake-up

Despite misgivings about students losing instructional time for math and other core subjects, Mountain View Whisman school board members agreed to make sweeping changes to middle school class schedules in order to give all students an elective period.

Friday, 12:34 PM | 8 comments
Low rents a bad bargain for cancer-stricken landlord

For years, a Plymouth Street apartment complex has offered the best apartment rates that Mountain View renters could hope for. But the owner is now worried she might need to sell the property to afford her mounting medical bills.

Friday, 10:01 AM | 25 comments

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Three arrested for ID theft at Hotel Avante

Three Bay Area residents were arrested last week after police found they had checked into Hotel Avante on El Camino Real using a credit card that was reported stolen out of another city.

Thursday, 1:48 PM | No comments yet
Worries swirl over future San Antonio school site

The Los Altos School District is planning to move forward on a complicated plan to buy land next to the San Antonio Shopping Center, and rumors are spreading that it may be the new home of Bullis Charter School.

Thursday, 10:29 AM | 25 comments
Santa Clara County records fifth flu-related death

Another person has died in Santa Clara County due to the flu, bringing the total number of flu-related deaths countywide to five since October, the county's Public Health Department said Wednesday.

Thursday, 10:27 AM | No comments yet
Campaign gathers signatures to place judge recall on ballot

In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence cases, the campaign has gathered the number of voter signatures required to place the recall on the June ballot.

Thursday, 10:26 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Longtime Mountain View activist named mayor

Mountain View's new mayor, Lenny Siegel, first arrived in the Bay Area to study physics as a Stanford undergrad. He never graduated -- instead the young activist found his true calling in the raucous politics of the time.

Wednesday, 1:58 PM | 11 comments
Mountain View man sentenced in high-end wine heist

Mountain View resident Alfred Georgis was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison for his role in a high-end wine heist.

Wednesday, 12:00 PM | 3 comments
Judge temporarily halts ending DACA program

Santa Clara County together with the Service Employees International Union Local 521 praised a U.S. judge's decision to issue a preliminary injunction on President Donald Trump's administration's cancellation of DACA.

Wednesday, 9:57 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Police arrest man driving stolen Land Rover

A 33-year-old man was arrested in Mountain View last week after the owner of a stolen vehicle spotted him driving it, police said.

Tuesday, 12:00 PM | 4 comments
Rengstorff House needs volunteers

Mountain View's historic Rengstorff House needs volunteers to serve as docents and lead tours. An informational open house about volunteer opportunities is set for Sunday morning, Jan. 21.

Tuesday, 11:54 AM | No comments yet

Monday, January 8, 2018

Multiple painkillers found in deceased actor John Heard

Actor John Heard, who was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room last July, had numerous potent painkillers in his system, a coroner's toxicology report found, according to celebrity news website TMZ.

Monday, 4:43 PM | 4 comments
Heavy rain, strong winds expected this afternoon

Periods of heavy rain are expected starting this afternoon in the Bay Area as this morning's rain intensifies and the possibility of debris flows in the North Bay wildfire burn scars increases, National Weather Service officials said.

Monday, 11:20 AM | No comments yet
Memorial set for former LAHS football coach

Friends and family members are invited to celebrate the life of former Los Altos High School football coach Thomas Burt on Saturday, Jan. 13.

Monday, 10:38 AM | 1 comment

Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 17 comments | 4,459 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 985 views

Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 485 views