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Monday, September 18, 2017

Teen organizes wellness conference

A Los Altos High School senior is organizing a free wellness conference this month to bring together teenagers to discuss and learn about topics such as identity, healthy relationships and mental health.

Monday, 4:56 PM | 1 comment
Autumn-like weather expected this week

Before summer officially becomes fall on Friday, autumn-like weather will make its way this week to the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas, National Weather Services officials said today.

Monday, 7:51 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, September 17, 2017

El Camino Hospital unveils price calculator

El Camino Hospital has launched an online price estimator tool aimed at improving quality and cost transparency for its patients, according to hospital officials.

Sunday, 1:20 PM | 3 comments

Friday, September 15, 2017

Cancer survivors learn to pick up the pieces

For many cancer survivors who fought their way through a traumatic diagnosis and years of treatment, being deemed "cancer free" is hardly the end of the story.

Friday, 1:38 PM | No comments yet
Survey: Less homework, less stress for MVLA students

Thousands of teens at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools say they have benefited from a new homework policy aimed at bringing down homework loads.

Friday, 10:37 AM | 8 comments

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Governor hopefuls gather in MV

Mountain View's Computer History Museum played host to many of the Democratic candidates competing for the governor's seat. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, state Treasurer John Chiang and former state Superintendent Delaine Eastin each gave a brief rundown of their campaign platforms before a packed audience of Silicon Valley's business elite.

Thursday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet
Supervisor to discuss his time in 'Trump's America'

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian will discuss the observations he made and perspectives he gained in his visits with citizens of "Trump's America" at an event this Saturday.

Thursday, 11:29 AM | 25 comments
Mountain View adopts ACLU 'Freedom City' policies

Hoping to assuage lingering fears in the immigrant community, the Mountain View City Council took a new step to reassure vulnerable residents that the city has their back. Local elected leaders on Tuesday formally signed on Mountain View to many "Freedom City" policies, committing local officials and the police to a higher set of standards for dealing with undocumented individuals.

Thursday, 11:28 AM | 14 comments
Fix on the way for crumbling creek trail

With only a month left before the start of the rainy season, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is moving fast on emergency repairs to save what's left of the creek bank along a crumbling stretch of Stevens Creek Trail.

Thursday, 10:40 AM | 11 comments

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MV teen wins engineering accolade

Los Altos High School student Alisha Mirapuri's deep interest in technology and computer science hasn't gone unnoticed. On Monday, the Society of Women Engineers awarded Mirapuri and six other girls across the country with the Global Innovator Award.

Wednesday, 1:45 PM | No comments yet
District Attorney, Palo Alto Weekly to host juvenile justice town hall

The Voice's sister paper, the Palo Alto Weekly, is co-sponsoring a free discussion on how juvenile crimes are handled by the police and District Attorney with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office on Monday in Palo Alto.

Wednesday, 12:58 PM | 3 comments
Crime briefs: Loud music prompts homeless man's arrest

A man was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after police found him playing loud music in his car, and a woman claims her wallet was stolen from her locker at the El Camino YMCA.

Wednesday, 11:34 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bay Area hit with 1,200 lightning strikes

Bay Area residents could experience today similar weather conditions to those that rolled through on Monday evening, with chances for additional thunderstorms and lightning, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

Tuesday, 1:35 PM | 3 comments
Committee shifts gears, backs earlier start date to rent control

For an issue that has dominated several meetings and spawned several lawsuits, a final resolution came rather swiftly on Monday night. At its Sept. 11 meeting, the Mountain View Rental Housing Committee unanimously agreed to establish Dec. 23, 2016 as the official start date of the city's new rent-control program.

Tuesday, 1:25 PM | 26 comments
Adding up to teacher of the year

Betty Yamasaki, a math teacher at Los Altos High School, recently received the 2017 Santa Clara County Teachers of the Year award for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District. Yamasaki, the department chair, led the school through the transition to the Common Core curriculum.

Tuesday, 10:29 AM | No comments yet
Help send children with organ transplants to summer camp

Stanford Blood Center is asking the public to help send 50 pediatric organ transplant recipients to a summer camp hosted by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

Tuesday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet

Monday, September 11, 2017

Supervisor proposes new civilian oversight body for Sheriff's Office

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is calling for a new civilian oversight body to keep an eye on county law enforcement and corrections.

Monday, 11:46 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Fighting for quality of life

"Rock Steady Boxing" group is part of a fast-growing movement across the country to adapt boxing and other challenging exercise regimens to fight the other symptoms that often accompany Parkinson's disease.

Sunday, 3:50 PM | No comments yet

Friday, September 8, 2017

Teachers get another big raise

Teachers in the Mountain View Whisman School District scored a hefty salary increase for the fourth year in a row Thursday night.

Friday, 1:58 PM | 13 comments
Burglary suspect arrested

Police arrested a Mountain View resident earlier this week after he allegedly broke into an apartment through a window in the early hours of the morning, and was later chased off by a next-door neighbor

Friday, 1:54 PM | 6 comments
Case dropped against driver in fatal crash

Santa Clara County prosecutors are dropping a manslaughter case against the driver involved in a 2015 accident in Mountain View that killed a woman walking across El Monte Road.

Friday, 11:28 AM | 19 comments

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Council balks at proposed bike rules

Mountain View City Council members roundly criticized a package of changes to city laws Tuesday night that would have imposed strong restrictions on bicyclists.

Thursday, 1:55 PM | 35 comments
Opening a new chapter

Michael Tucker, the owner of the Mountain View Books Inc., takes a quick break on move-in day last week. The downtown bookstore moved from its old location to its new location, just a few doors down at 317 Castro St.

Thursday, 11:32 AM | No comments yet
Suspect sought in $30,000 phone heist

Mountain View police are on the lookout for a masked suspect who reportedly broke into an AT&T store and stole over 40 phones in an early-morning burglary last week.

Thursday, 11:25 AM | 3 comments

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Prepping for Mars, NASA launches new biosciences center

Ames officials last week broke ground on a new $40-million Biosciences Collaboration Facility that is expected to help lead the agency's research in life sciences in outer space.

Wednesday, 1:42 PM | 1 comment
Parents call for Friday night lights

When it comes to football at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools, light is always in short supply.

Wednesday, 10:37 AM | 36 comments
School board: 'optimistic' about new North Bayshore schools

Mountain View Whisman School District board members signaled Tuesday night that they're ready and willing to work with the city on plans to accommodate thousands of new students.

Wednesday, 9:30 AM | No comments yet

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