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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Man struck by Caltrain in Mountain View taken to hospital for observation

A man who was struck by a Caltrain on Wednesday afternoon in Mountain View was taken to the hospital for observation and trains were cleared to resume movement in both directions, the transit agency said.

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BevMo! pays $359K consumer protection settlement

Retail beverage giant BevMo! will pay $359,000 to resolve a consumer protection lawsuit contending that the company sometimes charged customers more than the lowest posted or advertised price for items.

Wednesday, 1:41 PM | 2 comments
Santa Clara County supes put $200K toward pilot program for attempted strangling victims

Santa Clara County Supervisors Tuesday allocated $200,000 to a new pilot program to help domestic violence victims whose partner tried to strangle them.

Wednesday, 11:37 AM | No comments yet
Editorial: Dig deep for the Holiday Fund

As the need for housing and services persists and grows, it's vital that community members support local nonprofits working to help those in need. To that effect, we ask that you consider donating to the Voice's Holiday Fund this year.

Wednesday, 10:29 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Police seeking driver who crashed BMW on Highway 101 in Mountain View

A suspect is still at large after fleeing from police in Mountain View and then crashing a vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 early Tuesday morning, a police spokeswoman said.

Tuesday, 1:58 PM | 2 comments
Crime brief: Police seeking suspects in REI jacket theft

Mountain View police are looking for a man and a woman who allegedly stole jackets from an REI Tuesday morning.

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New tree, same spirit at Mountain View's holiday celebration

A cheerful crowd assembled at the Mountain View Community Tree Lighting Celebration Monday night. The old cedar tree that was the event's centerpiece was removed last month, but its young replacement was still resplendent with lights.

Tuesday, 12:54 PM | 4 comments
Sinjin Jones to become Pear Theatre's new artistic director

Theater artist and teacher Sinjin Jones has been selected as the next artistic director for Mountain View's intimate Pear Theatre, the company announced Monday in a press release.

Tuesday, 8:58 AM | No comments yet

Monday, December 9, 2019

Despite demand, rising costs force cutbacks to Meals on Wheels

Nationally, Meals on Wheels deliveries have declined by 21 million since 2005. Santa Clara County is able to provide Meals on Wheels to all eligible applicants, but San Mateo County has a growing waitlist.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Is California saving higher education?

California is taking on seemingly intractable problems that are plaguing higher education nationwide. These include high dropout rates and financial aid that doesn't cover living expenses.

Sunday, 8:13 AM | 3 comments

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Pop-up artisan market returns to downtown Mountain View

Downtown shoppers looking for a personal touch during the gift-giving season are in luck. Mountain View's pop-up artisan market is returning for its third year, bringing with it an eclectic mix of locally handcrafted goods.

Saturday, 10:33 AM | 1 comment

Friday, December 6, 2019

MayView clinics to merge with Ravenswood, ending 47 years of operation

The MayView network of North County clinics serving low-income families will be under new management next year, owned and operated by the nonprofit Ravenswood Family Health Center, it was announced Friday.

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Santa Clara County opens inclement weather shelters for weekend storm

Santa Clara County inclement weather shelters will be open Friday through Sunday morning due to continuing rain and cold temperatures.

Friday, 3:36 PM | No comments yet
Dozens of landlords have unpaid rent control fees

About 1 out of every 20 apartments in Mountain View is delinquent in paying its required fees under the city's rent control law. The city's Rental Housing Committee has been reluctant to boost enforcement efforts.

Friday, 1:40 PM | 14 comments
Deepening housing crisis leaves CSA busier than ever

For several decades, the Community Services Agency (CSA) of Mountain View and Los Altos has been trying to solve a problem that's impossible to ignore: homelessness and poverty.

Friday, 10:14 AM | No comments yet
Spell of wet, windy weather arriving in the Bay Area on Friday

More wet and windy weather is on its way to the Bay Area starting Friday and continuing into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Friday, 9:57 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Mountain View council scrambles to save older apartments

The city's good intentions to save a few dozen cheap apartments from demolition nearly ended up backfiring when plans for more than 200 new homes were thrown into limbo.

Thursday, 1:45 PM | 13 comments
Mountain View City Council greenlights seven-story San Antonio office project

Mountain View City Council members gave tentative approval to an office project Tuesday night, the latest in a spree of high-density projects at the San Antonio shopping center.

Thursday, 11:47 AM | 18 comments
Suspects sought in brazen Los Altos jewelry store heist

Los Altos police are seeking the public's help in finding suspects who smashed through the front of a downtown store with a stolen vehicle and grabbed several pieces of jewelry before fleeing in a different get-away vehicle.

Thursday, 10:42 AM | No comments yet
Stanford law professor testifies to Trump's 'abuse of power' in House Judiciary Committee

Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan was one of three legal scholars who told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses.

Thursday, 10:39 AM | 9 comments

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Rainy weather expected to continue through the week

Widespread rain will fall through midday Wednesday mainly south of San Francisco, according to the National Weather Service. Another system will arrive Friday and move north to south through the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas.

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Letters to the editor: School security, caregivers

Letters to the editor on school security and recognizing caregivers.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Google co-founders Brin, Page step down from Alphabet roles

In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Sergey Brin and Larry Page said they were stepping down from their leadership positions at Alphabet, the overarching conglomerate that owns Google, Waymo and a host of other tech companies.

Tuesday, 2:53 PM | 4 comments
A 'bulwark' against future fraud: Stanford announces policy changes in response to Operation Varsity Blues

Stanford University plans to tighten its policies on donations and athletic recruits as recommended by a firm that reviewed university procedures in the wake of the national college admissions scandal.

Tuesday, 10:33 AM | No comments yet
Alleged serial killer pleads not guilty in 1973 murder case

A former Stanford Hospital medical technician pleaded not guilty on Monday morning for the 1973 murder of a 21-year-old Stanford University graduate.

Tuesday, 9:01 AM | 1 comment

Monday, December 2, 2019

County to add services for survivors of sexual violence at Stanford Hospital

Santa Clara County residents who have been sexually assaulted will be able to seek care closer to home starting in 2020 with the addition of a sexual assault forensic-exam team and rape crisis advocates at the new Stanford Hospital.

Monday, 3:55 PM | 1 comment
California asks for clarity in clean car rollbacks. EPA's answer might affect your commute.

The Trump administration's new rule stripping California of its power to police tailpipe pollution, including the power to require that automakers sell zero-emission vehicles in the state, took effect Tuesday.

Monday, 9:10 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Guest opinion: Natural gas ban is more about optics than sound policy

In a guest opinion in the Nov. 22 issue, Mountain View resident Tim Holme writes why he opposes the city's recently adopted natural gas ban.

Sunday, 8:02 AM | 24 comments

Saturday, November 30, 2019

The nitty-gritty on the Knit Wits

On any given Saturday morning, patrons of Red Rock Coffee might catch a glimpse into one of Mountain View's quieter microcultures. A group of knitters gathers on its first floor, bags filled with balls of yarn, needles at the ready.

Saturday, 9:18 AM | No comments yet

Friday, November 29, 2019

Humane Society offers 'home for the holidays' animal adoption special starting Friday

Humane Society Silicon Valley is launching its Home for the Holidays adoption program on Black Friday in which any adult animals at its three locations have adoption fees of just $20.

Friday, 9:20 AM | No comments yet
MayView clinic expands to tackle growing need for health care services

Health care can be an afterthought for the thousands of people who lack food, housing or security in Santa Clara County. A small health care team in Mountain View is focused on trying to change that.

Friday, 9:12 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, November 28, 2019

MVLA school board says cities need to do more to curb teen vaping

Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board members approved a resolution this week urging local city governments to do more to stop the troubling rise in electronic cigarette use among youth.

Thursday, 9:11 AM | 5 comments

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