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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Finding a home for youth mental health clinic

An ambitious plan to open a North County youth mental health center is proving to be a challenge, beset by delays and escalating costs as Santa Clara County officials scour Palo Alto for a location.

Thursday, 1:35 PM | No comments yet
City leaves cannabis businesses high and dry

Potential pot businesses in Mountain View have been left high and dry by the City Council, which delayed a scheduled lottery for a limited number of permits.

Thursday, 9:56 AM | 18 comments

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Measles reported in Google employee at Mountain View campus

An employee working at Google in Mountain View may be among those diagnosed with measles.

Wednesday, 3:18 PM | 3 comments
Dodie Alexander, co-founder of CHAC, dies at 88

Dolores "Dodie" Alexander, the founder and longtime leader of the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mountain View, died March 20 at age 88.

Wednesday, 12:19 PM | 1 comment
Crime brief: boyfriend hit with car

A 37-year-old San Jose woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly hit her boyfriend with a car following a domestic dispute.

Wednesday, 12:11 PM | 2 comments
New book about water board's Gary Kremen focuses on internet's wild early days

Before Mountain View elected him to lead a water utility agency, Gary Kremen was the maverick behind online dating in the internet's early days.

Wednesday, 9:11 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Scabies found in four Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus drivers

Four Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority drivers have been confirmed to have scabies, a skin rash caused by a tiny burrowing parasite.

Tuesday, 1:45 PM | No comments yet
County's fourth case of measles confirmed

The United States is on pace to have the worst measles outbreak since 1994, with 555 cases across 20 states since Jan. 1 and four confirmed cases in Santa Clara County, public health officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday, 10:45 AM | 4 comments
Coroner IDs Mountain View pedestrian killed in El Camino collision

A woman who was struck and killed on El Camino Real has been identified as a 59-year-old Mountain View resident, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.

Tuesday, 9:36 AM | 17 comments
Palatella, McGlashan plead not guilty in college bribery scam

Two Midpeninsula parents in the college-admissions bribery scandal pleaded not guilty to charges in the nationwide $25-million scandal while a Palo Alto couple has asked the federal court to dismiss the same charges against them in the case, according to court documents.

Tuesday, 9:21 AM | No comments yet

Monday, April 15, 2019

Sutter Health to return $30 million to Medicare Advantage for alleged false claims

The health care provider that operates Palo Alto Medical Foundation has agreed to pay the federal government $30 million to settle a major lawsuit for allegedly submitting false information about the health status of Medicare Advantage Plan beneficiaries, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

Monday, 10:39 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Guest opinion: Don't be fooled by Bullis Mountain View

In a guest opinion, Mistral Elementary parent leader Sara Kopit-Olson writes about Bullis Mountain View's decision not to open a charter school in Mountain View this fall.

Sunday, 8:56 AM | 37 comments
Woman killed after being struck by vehicle on El Camino Real

A woman was killed Saturday night after she was struck by a vehicle on westbound El Camino Real, according to Mountain View police.

Sunday, 8:56 AM | 4 comments

Saturday, April 13, 2019

State legislation could make cannabis more accessible in cities, counties that have banned retailers

New state legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, could make cannabis more accessible throughout the state, Ting's office announced Thursday.

Saturday, 8:16 AM | 3 comments

Friday, April 12, 2019

County aims to boost voter turnout by sending mail-in ballots for 2020 primary election

More than 900,000 eligible voters in Santa Clara County will receive ballots in the mail for the March 2020 primary election in a statewide effort to increase voter participation.

Friday, 1:49 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: 'Safe Lot' bill is a start

The Student Senate for California Community Colleges has now enlisted Palo Alto Assemblyman Marc Berman to carry a bill, AB 302, that would require each community college to allow registered students to park and sleep in their cars in one or more designated campus parking lots.

Friday, 11:39 AM | No comments yet
Mountain View council takes aim at RVs leaking sewage

Three weeks after declaring a citywide shelter crisis, the Mountain View City Council voted to make it easier to remove some of the vehicles hundreds of its residents call home.

Friday, 9:11 AM | 10 comments

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Manhunt? Fire? Building inspection? It's OK to use a drone, says Mountain View council

Seeking a new vantage point to solve everyday challenges, the Mountain View City Council gave the green light Tuesday evening to allow the use of drones -- provided it doesn't infringe on the privacy rights of the people below.

Thursday, 11:15 AM | 4 comments
Report: Bay Area has nation's third-highest homeless population

The nation's third largest population of homeless people, roughly 28,000, reside in the Bay Area, and most of them are unsheltered, according to a study released Wednesday by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

Thursday, 9:35 AM | 6 comments
Guest opinion: A comprehensive approach to addressing homelessness

In a guest opinion, Mountain View City Council members Margaret Abe-Koga and Lucas Ramirez write about the need for a regional approach to address homelessness.

Thursday, 9:25 AM | 5 comments

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

County supes seek to chip away at sanctuary policy

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday afternoon to consider a policy that allows an arms-length working relationship with federal immigration enforcement, following an emotional four hours of public testimony, most of it opposed to the idea.

Wednesday, 12:06 PM | 5 comments
Measles-carrying Caltrain commuter sparks public health warning

Public health officials are warning the public of possible exposure to measles -- this time involving a Santa Clara County resident who traveled to San Francisco via Caltrain, the San Francisco Department of Public Health said Tuesday.

Wednesday, 10:22 AM | 9 comments

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Grand jury adds money-laundering charge for four local parents in college admissions scandal

Federal authorities on Tuesday let the other shoe drop on parents involved in the college admissions scandal, adding fraud and money laundering charges against 16 parents, including four from the Midpeninsula.

Tuesday, 6:17 PM | 1 comment
Three arrested following burglaries in Mountain View, Los Altos

A man and two juveniles were arrested after property from two recent residential burglaries was found in their car during a traffic stop, Los Altos police said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 2:25 PM | 1 comment
Man crashes car into fire station near Foothill College

An elderly man is in serious condition after he crashed his car into a wall attached to a fire station in Los Altos Hills on Monday evening, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

Tuesday, 2:22 PM | No comments yet
Los Altos parents rally against moving Egan for Bullis Charter School

A huge crowd of parents slammed a proposal to give the Egan Junior High School campus to Los Altos' growing charter school, calling it a bad deal that gives up the "crown jewel" of the Los Altos School District for little in return.

Tuesday, 1:51 PM | 23 comments

Monday, April 8, 2019

Locals among 14 defendants who plan to plead guilty in college-admissions bribery scam

Four Midpeninsula residents are among the 14 people who agreed to plead guilty in the national college-admissions bribery scandal, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announced on Monday.

Monday, 6:28 PM | No comments yet
East Bay superintendent tapped to lead high school district

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board members unanimously agreed to hire Nellie Meyer, a long-time California school administrator, to be the district's next superintendent.

Monday, 6:17 PM | 5 comments
Stanford expels student in connection with college-fraud scheme

Stanford University has expelled a student who it determined had falsified his or her college application and who was connected to the nationwide college-admission fraud scheme, the university announced Tuesday.

Monday, 10:45 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, April 7, 2019

SafeSpace offers mental health support line app

Youth seeking mental health support can now download a free app provided by a Menlo Park-based nonprofit.

Sunday, 7:11 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Bills to encourage housing density near transit advance in Senate

Two state bills that would allow more housing density in transit corridors cleared their first legislative hurdles this week, though each proposal will likely see significant changes before either becomes law.

Saturday, 8:23 AM | 4 comments

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