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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Santa Clara County DA’s embattled investigator will retire

Moises Reyes, a high-ranking official in the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, under fire for alleged discriminatory remarks against coworkers, is set to retire in December.

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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Community Briefs: A day without driving, ‘$100-a-Day’ film screening and volunteering for Compassion Week

This week in community briefs, the bike coalition is hosting 'a day without driving;' there will be a panel discussion on wrongful convictions; and volunteers are being sought for the upcoming compassion week.

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Local leaders share statements on the late U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's 'trailblazing' leadership

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving woman senator in the country's history and the first woman to be San Francisco's mayor, has died at the age of 90. Local leaders share their thoughts on her groundbreaking career.

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Police nab man with loaded gun after he allegedly tried to steal bicycle tires in Mountain View

A man attempting to steal bicycle tires outside an apartment complex was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public Wednesday morning, according to police.

Friday, 12:03 PM | 1 comment
Gavin Newsom signs law boosting minimum wage for fast-food workers. Is $20 enough?

More than half a million fast food workers, mostly minorities and women, will earn higher minimum wage because Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a fast food bill Thursday. But some say that's not a living wage.

Friday, 10:54 AM | 2 comments
With the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, whom will Newsom appoint?

The death of Dianne Feinstein, California's groundbreaking senior senator for more than three decades, was announced today, scrambling politics in both her home state and Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Firefighters file lawsuit against NASA, alleging they were pushed out because of age and union activities

After 28 years of service, two firefighters stationed at NASA's Moffett Field in Mountain View have filed a discrimination lawsuit last week against the federal agency and two of its contractors.

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Governor signs two Berman bills that target greater gun safety

On Sept. 26 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills, authored by Assembly member Marc Berman, that empower the state DOJ to conduct firearm inspection and that require sellers to provide information about the risks of gun ownership.

Thursday, 12:28 PM | 1 comment
Trainer connected with Palo Alto dog's death charged in Massachusetts case

A woman who was under investigation for the disappearance and death of a Palo Alto family's beloved German shepherd in January has been arrested and charged in Massachusetts in connection with a dog-training scam.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Mountain View picks developer to turn safe parking site into dense affordable housing

On Tuesday evening, the Mountain View City Council selected Affirmed Housing, an affordable housing developer, to convert a safe parking site on 87 E. Evelyn Ave. into a multifamily apartment complex for low-income residents.

Wednesday, 1:56 PM | 2 comments
Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison

John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the 1970s on Stanford University land, has died in state prison, San Mateo County District Attorney confirmed.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange

Firefighters were responding to a large fire that burned shrubs and trees at University Avenue and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange on Tuesday night.

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President Biden arrives on Peninsula for campaign events, meeting with tech advisors

President Joe Biden arrived in the Bay Area via Air Force One on Tuesday afternoon, landing at Moffett Field in Mountain View before heading to Atherton for a campaign reception.

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Saying they want a seat at the table, Mountain View Voice journalists join effort to form a company-wide union

Newsroom employees at Embarcadero Media announced that they are forming a union on Tuesday. The proposed Embarcadero Community News Guild includes reporters, editors, visual journalists and designers.

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Mountain View is drafting a new plan for parks and open space, seeking community input on future vision

Mountain View is looking to expand its park system with an ambitious plan that will bring more parks, trails and open spaces to the city, laying the groundwork to create what's called the Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan.

Tuesday, 1:41 PM | 1 comment
Dialysis workers' strike enters its second day with local demonstrations

Tuesday is day two of a strike by more than 500 dialysis caregivers over what they say are unfair labor practices at their clinics.

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Iconic restaurant The Fish Market auctions décor, equipment and furniture in online auction

The Fish Market, a 47-year-old seafood restaurant in Palo Alto that shut its El Camino Real branch to give way to a housing project, is hosting an online auction to sell its contents. Bidding will take place through Sept. 26, 1 p.m.

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Monday, September 25, 2023

Cold front brings rain, high surf advisory to Bay Area

Fall has arrived in the Bay Area along with cooler-than-normal temperatures, a chance of rain and dangerous surf conditions along the coast.

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Mountain View hit with several lawsuits alleging unsafe walking conditions

The City of Mountain View is facing multiple lawsuits alleging negligence and dangerous conditions on public property, with plaintiffs seeking compensation for personal injuries.

Monday, 12:50 PM | 2 comments
Local French-Moroccan couple raises funds for quake-shattered homeland

In support of the people of Morocco, who faced an earthquake earlier this month, Palo Alto residents Lamya Alaoui and Stéphane Paquet have raised around $5,990 on GoFundMe.

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Newsom signs bill seeking to protect LGBTQ+ youth from hostile foster homes

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday, Sept. 23, signed Senate Bill 407, proposed by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, which directs the Department of Social Services to amend the foster care vetting process for LGBTQ+ youth.

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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Local residents who have died recently: Azcueta, Callahan and Santo Domingo

Local residents who have died recently include Priscilla Azcueta, James Callahan and Arturo Santo Domingo.

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Community Briefs: Community trail race, National Merit semifinalists and a STEM competition finalist

This week in Community Briefs, there's an annual race scheduled for this weekend, over 50 local students are National Merit semifinalists and a St. Francis senior is a finalist in an international STEM video competition.

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Friday, September 22, 2023

School board signals interest in signing new agreement with city on school fields

Mountain View Whisman board members showed interest in reaching a new deal for the joint operation of school fields, potentially keeping the chance for an agreement alive after it appeared on the brink of collapse.

Friday, 1:52 PM | 1 comment
NASA prepares to bring back asteroid samples from space on Sept. 24

A handful of rocks and dust might soon help us answer fundamental questions of how our solar system began. After seven years of space exploration, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will return to Earth on Sunday with its samples.

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Pedestrian struck, killed by California Highway Patrol officer with DUI suspect in vehicle on Highway 92

A California Highway Patrol officer struck and killed a man who was running across State Highway 92 on Wednesday night, Sept. 20, CHP Capt. Jason Cavett said during a press conference on Thursday.

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Santa Clara County celebrates construction of inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and teens

The construction of an inpatient psychiatric hospital that will serve Santa Clara County's youngest residents is another step closer to becoming a reality for kids and teens in acute mental health crisis.

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Another Spare the Air alert issued for Friday due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended a Spare the Air alert through Friday due to wildfire smoke that continues to linger in the region from fires burning further north in California and southern Oregon.

Thursday, 11:31 AM | 1 comment
New studies aim to speed up Palo Alto's redesign of rail crossings

Eager to take advantage of recently acquired federal and state grants, Palo Alto is preparing to speed up its tortuous, decade-long effort to choose preferred alternatives for redesigning three rail crossings.

Thursday, 11:07 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

How Palo Altan Michelle Kraus and a Silicon Valley network are rescuing LGBTQ+ Afghans

Americans for Afghans, a humanitarian startup co-founded by Palo Alto human relations commissioner Michelle Kraus and San Francisco tech executive Joe Rodriguez, is helping rescue LGBTQ Afghans from the clutches of the Taliban.

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Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors looks to pitch in another $10M for all-inclusive playgrounds

Looking to replicate the success of the past, Santa Clara County's Board of Supervisors is considering setting aside $10 million to help local jurisdictions build more all-inclusive playgrounds.

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Spare the Air alert issued through Thursday due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert that will be in effect through Thursday, Sept. 21, because of wildfire smoke that has drifted into the region from further north in California and Oregon.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

One dead in 4-car hit-and-run crash on Highway 101 near San Antonio Road

A Redwood City man died, and another person was injured in a hit-and-run crash that involved four cars on Sunday, Sept. 17, the California Highway Patrol said in a collision report released on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

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City, school districts hold joint meeting ahead of high-stakes negotiations over Shoreline tax money

The city council and two local school boards sat down for a rare joint meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, as the three entities try to hash out a long-term agreement to divvy up tens of millions of dollars in annual tax revenue.

Tuesday, 1:54 PM | 15 comments
Los Altos' housing element approved by the state, adding to the number of compliant Peninsula cities

The city of Los Altos recently announced that the state accepted its plans for future housing growth on Sept. 5. The housing element sets the stage for 1,958 new units over the next eight years.

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Palo Alto resident Offir Gutelzon leads massive Bay Area protest against Benjamin Netanyahu

Palo Alto based entrepreneur Offir Gutelzon led a massive, five-part protest yesterday, Sept. 18, across San Jose, Fremont and Union Square San Francisco, to boo Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with Elon Musk.

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City hopes to lure growth -- and grants -- to San Antonio Road

In designating San Antonio Road as a "priority development area," the Palo Alto City Council is hoping to attract grants and gradually transform the industrial area into a residential one.

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Hope’s Corner in Mountain View offers first sit-down meal service since the start of the pandemic

After three and a half years of serving meals in take-out containers, Hope's Corner reopened its doors to sit-down, cafeteria-style dining on Sept. 16 for those in need.

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Palo Alto looks to extend 'safe parking' on Geng Road

Nearly three years after opening a public parking lot on Geng Road to unhoused individuals, Palo Alto is preparing to extend its partnership with Santa Clara County to keep the city's largest "safe parking" program near the Baylands.

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Becker bill seeks to end 'cruel' price markups at prison stores

Seeking to curb what he calls cruel and egregious markups at California prisons, state Sen. Josh Becker is spearheading a law that would cap prices on items sold at canteen stores.

Monday, 10:57 AM | No comments yet

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