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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Stanford baseball eliminated from College World Series on final pitch

Stanford baseball lost a chance to advance in the College World Series in a most frustrating way. Vanderbilt scored twice in the bottom of the inning to eliminate the Cardinal 6-5 Wednesday.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Mountain View City Council approves dense 408-unit apartment complex in East Whisman

The Mountain View City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve what will be the first housing project in the office-laden East Whisman area, making good on an effort to revamp the area with high-density housing.

Wednesday, 4:12 PM | 4 comments
County supervisors allocate $750K to program for domestic abuse victims

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved an allocation of $750,000 on Tuesday to expand the county's strangulation response program.

Wednesday, 1:39 PM | No comments yet
As Santa Clara County nears herd immunity goal, vaccine hesitancy persists

Misinformation and fear of unknown long-term health effects remain potent drivers to keeping some Santa Clara County residents from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new study.

Wednesday, 1:01 PM | 1 comment
Group steals $50K worth of handbags from The RealReal

The RealReal became the latest store targeted in a string of expensive handbag thefts in Palo Alto on Monday after a coordinated group of seven men raided the retailer's downtown store.

Wednesday, 12:49 PM | No comments yet
Santa Clara County's eviction moratorium leaves cities out, forcing local action to keep tenants housed

With Santa Clara County's latest eviction moratorium shielding renters in unincorporated areas but leaving those in cities on their own, Mountain View on Tuesday approved extending its citywide eviction moratorium.  

Wednesday, 11:11 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Will California's eviction moratorium be extended beyond June 30?

The state's eviction freeze will likely be extended past June 30, and lawmakers could finish haggling over details this week. The big issues include how long the extension will last.

Tuesday, 1:24 PM | No comments yet
U.S. women win FINA World league Super Final water polo gold

Former Stanford All-American and Olympic gold medalist Maggie Steffens scored four goals and the U.S. national women's water polo team beat Hungary 13-8 to earn a gold medal at the FINA World League Super Final championship match.

Tuesday, 1:10 PM | No comments yet
Downtown Mountain View's Castro Street to remain closed to traffic through the end of 2021

Mountain View's bustling downtown has been car-free for one year now, cut off from vehicle traffic in order to make room for restaurants and other businesses to operate outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, 12:16 PM | 10 comments
County, open space district seek to protect ridge from mining

Seeking to preserve a 50-year-old ridgetop easement in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara County and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District on Thursday proposed to join forces against a plan from the Lehigh Cement Company.

Tuesday, 11:43 AM | 1 comment

Monday, June 21, 2021

Santa Clara County rescinds May 18 COVID-19 workplace order as vaccination rate hits 80%

Santa Clara County leaders announced that they are rescinding a May 18 order that regulated COVID-19 vaccination data and other requirements for businesses and offices.

Monday, 5:30 PM | No comments yet
Huff no more: Mountain View Whisman board renames school after Amy Imai

The Mountain View Whisman School District is dropping Huff Elementary School's problematic namesake after the board voted last week to rename the school after Amy Imai, a Japanese American woman with strong ties to Mountain View.

Monday, 1:40 PM | 5 comments
Enjoying Foothills Park after dark

Looking for a local adventure doable on a weeknight? Outdoors reporter Kate Bradshaw took her dog camping at Palo Alto's Foothills Park and ended up having the entire park to herself. Here's what you need to know about camping there.

Monday, 10:00 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Spanish-language civic leadership academy returns to Mountain View

Registration is open for Spanish-speaking residents of Mountain View for the city's eight-week Civic Leadership Academy, which begins in September and will meet partly online.

Sunday, 12:24 PM | No comments yet
From farms to families

Every Friday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., the parking lot of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on Alma Street in Palo Alto becomes a drive-thru food aid hub where drivers are asked just one question: How many boxes?

Sunday, 11:44 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Toll collection for Highway 101 express lanes in San Mateo County to start at year's end

Drivers will need a FasTrak toll tag to use the new U.S. Highway 101 express lanes scheduled to open in San Mateo County at the end of 2021.

Saturday, 8:55 AM | 1 comment

Friday, June 18, 2021

After battle over school fences, Mountain View Whisman seeks $9M redesign of Monta Loma's park

The Mountain View Whisman School District is looking to completely revamp Monta Loma Park following a controversial decision to fence off public access during school hours, which prompted significant backlash from nearby residents.

Friday, 1:59 PM | 19 comments
New Cal/OSHA rules allow fully vaccinated workers to forego masks

Fully vaccinated workers will no longer be required to wear a mask regardless of whether their co-workers are unvaccinated following new guidance from the state's workplace safety agency.

Friday, 12:33 PM | No comments yet
Spare the Air alert issued for Friday, Saturday as heat wave lingers

A Spare the Air alert is in effect today and Saturday due to excessive heat and low winds that will combine with vehicle exhaust to create unhealthy levels of smog. A flex alert will also be in effect on Friday from 6-9 p.m.

Friday, 12:31 PM | No comments yet
Man who allegedly profited off sex trafficking more than 100 women faces 10 felonies

David Davies led a quiet life in his Palo Alto home for more than 20 years, but an investigative report alleges he and his current wife trafficked women in Santa Clara County for over six years as part of a national operation.

Friday, 9:52 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Spare the Air alert issued for Friday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Friday, the second straight day one has been issued because of a forecast of excessive heat and low winds.

Thursday, 10:13 PM | No comments yet
Local communities plan to celebrate Juneteenth with sunshine, talks and great food. Here's what's planned.

Throughout the Peninsula, this Juneteenth will be celebrated in a variety of ways, with a barbecue, scholarships, performances, talks, a cooking demonstration and festivities in parks and fairgrounds on tap. Here's where to go.

Thursday, 2:52 PM | No comments yet
Spair the Air, flex power alerts issued for Thursday

California's power grid operator issued a flex alert to encourage state residents to conserve energy Thursday between 5 and 10 p.m. as temperatures on the West Coast hit triple digits.

Thursday, 10:57 AM | No comments yet
State introduces expenses-paid vacation packages as latest COVID-19 vaccine incentive

State officials introduced another COVID-19 vaccine incentive program Monday, offering six expenses-paid vacations throughout the state, including in San Francisco.

Thursday, 9:46 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Mountain View Chamber of Commerce awards 'local heroes' during the pandemic

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to attend a virtual award ceremony Thursday evening, recognizing what the local business community calls "heroes" who stepped up to help others through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, 3:42 PM | 1 comment
Palo Alto Courthouse remains closed indefinitely despite state's reopening

Dwindling budget revenue from the state continues to impact staffing and it could be months before service is restored at the north county location, a court spokesperson confirmed Monday.

Wednesday, 1:38 PM | No comments yet
New cancer-fighting tech at El Camino is leaving patients with fewer side effects

Blasting cancer patients with a beam of radiation is an imperfect science, but groundbreaking technology is changing the way it's done to avoid the nasty side effects of fighting cancer.

Wednesday, 1:22 PM | No comments yet
Federal complaint by Jewish employees alleges antisemitism at Stanford racial-sensitivity program

Two Jewish employees at Stanford University have filed a complaint against the university for allegedly allowing persistent anti-Jewish harassment related to a racial-sensitivity program.

Wednesday, 1:18 PM | 3 comments
In hard push to herd immunity, Mountain View clinic offers drop-in vaccinations

Nearly 80% of Santa Clara County residents 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but to get that final segment of the community immunized, Mountain View's clinic is giving out shots on a drop-in basis.

Wednesday, 12:44 PM | 1 comment
Santa Clara County opens cooling centers as region enters heat wave

As the Bay Area enters a three-day heat wave starting Wednesday, more than a dozen cooling centers are opening throughout Santa Clara County.

Wednesday, 12:17 PM | No comments yet
Stanford prepares to reopen outdoor campus spaces to the public

After nine and a half months of tightly controlled access to its campus, Stanford University on Wednesday, June 16, will again allow the general public to enjoy its outdoor spaces.

Wednesday, 11:11 AM | No comments yet
Weather service issues heat advisory for much of the Bay Area

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory and an excessive heat warning Monday night for much of the Bay Area beginning Wednesday, with temperatures expected in the 90s and 100s.

Wednesday, 10:58 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Coroner: Woman found dead outside Mountain View's ICON movie theater died by suicide

A woman found dead outside the ICON theater in Mountain View last week has been identified, and is believed to have died by suicide, according to the Santa Clara County Medical-Examiner Coroner's Office.

Tuesday, 11:52 AM | No comments yet
As California reopens, 6 things you need to know about COVID-19

Around 1,000 Californians are still newly infected every day, hospitalizations have hit a new low, people of color remain at high risk and almost half of eligible people aren't fully vaccinated.

Tuesday, 11:24 AM | No comments yet
Mountain View man arrested following two indecent exposure incidents

A 36-year-old Mountain View man was arrested by Atherton police Monday after he allegedly exposed himself inside his vehicle in front of an 11-year-old girl.

Tuesday, 11:22 AM | No comments yet

Monday, June 14, 2021

Mountain View family 'blown away' by response to lemonade stand fundraiser for childhood cancer

A steady stream of visitors to a lemonade stand helped the family of a Mountain View girl being treated for leukemia raise nearly $5,000 for childhood cancer research.

Monday, 4:20 PM | No comments yet
June 15 won't be a 'light switch' for businesses, but instead another step towards normalcy

Businesses won't suddenly return to a prepandemic "normal" on Tuesday. Instead, June 15 will set off small but significant shifts.

Monday, 3:15 PM | 3 comments
Khan Lab School sets sights on Palo Alto space for K-8 students

Khan Lab School in Mountain View is looking to bring its K-8 students to Palo Alto, a proposal that will be discussed at a virtual community meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Monday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View slow-walks reopening as California lifts COVID-19 public health restrictions

Tuesday is shaping up to be a celebration of California's long-awaited reopening after COVID-19, as residents prepare to cast off masks, ditch social distancing and reunite with friends and family.

Monday, 1:51 PM | 3 comments
2021 Peninsula Photo Contest sheds light on normal and surreal times

In a year like no other, many of the photographs taken after March 2020 in this year's Peninsula Photo Contest have given voice to everyday moments during these not-so-usual times.

Monday, 9:51 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Four out of county's five mass vaccination sites to close in coming weeks

Four out of Santa Clara's five mass vaccination sites are closing in the next few weeks, but it is not a bad thing, county health experts said.

Sunday, 8:36 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Former Cardinal Press makes U.S. women's soccer history

Former Stanford All-American Christen Press became the 14th player in U.S. women's national soccer team history to record 100 points Thursday, assisting on the goal of a 1-0 win over Portugal.

Saturday, 8:37 AM | No comments yet

Friday, June 11, 2021

Mountain View family hosts lemonade stand to fight childhood cancer

Life got turned upside down for Mountain View resident Katy Crain in 2019 when her daughter Hadley was diagnosed with leukemia. Now she's looking to raise funds to fight childhood cancer.

Friday, 1:34 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View looks to congestion pricing to get tech workers out of cars

Plans to massively increase the number of jobs and housing units in Mountain View's North Bayshore tech park are contingent on a car-light future. But so far, too few workers have been willing to ditch driving.

Friday, 12:35 PM | 20 comments
Freeway closure back on again to install new bridge over U.S. Highway 101

The new bridge over U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto is scheduled to go up this weekend, which will require a segment of the freeway to gradually close down from Saturday night through Sunday morning.

Friday, 12:21 PM | No comments yet
Menlo boys can look ahead to a brighter basketball future

Chris Cook and Hunter Riley had already graduated when they took to the court on Thursday for Menlo School boys basketball, which finished its season losing to The King's Academy.

Friday, 12:16 PM | No comments yet
VTA investigation of gunman's personnel history reveals no indication of violent behavior

VTA staff and local leaders are investigating Sam Cassidy's personnel history as a VTA employee after the May 26 mass shooting in which he killed nine of his co-workers before turning the gun on himself.

Friday, 9:54 AM | No comments yet

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