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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Oversized vehicles in Mountain View won't be ticketed, towed through end of August

The City of Mountain View announced Thursday that it will not ticket or tow oversized vehicles that fail to comply with the city's Narrow Streets or Bike Lane ordinances through Aug. 30.

Thursday, 1:03 PM | 4 comments
Santa Clara County supervisors approve agreements for wildfire management in the midst of fire season

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a pair of agreements Tuesday to protect and better manage fire-prone areas in county parks, according to Supervisor Joe Simitian.

Thursday, 11:27 AM | No comments yet
Mountain View City Council votes to remove exemptions from mobile home rent control ordinance

Mobile home park owners in Mountain View will no longer have the opportunity to create their own MOUs with their residents in lieu of rent control. City staff said they gave the idea their best shot, but it just wasn't working.

Thursday, 11:02 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mountain View City Council declares stage 2 water emergency, announces restrictions

The city of Mountain View declared a stage 2 water emergency Tuesday, restricting outdoor irrigation for residents to two days a week, city officials said.

Wednesday, 3:39 PM | No comments yet
Community briefs: Congressional app challenge, kid-focused climate change event and Chinese language academy graduation

This week in community briefs, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo launches an app-making challenge, the city teaches families about climate change, and the Chinese Language Civic Leadership Academy celebrates its first graduating class.

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Santa Clara County supervisors want to increase fines, enforcement for tobacco sales violations

The punishment for tobacco retailers that are caught illegally selling products to minors in Santa Clara County may soon get a lot stricter.

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Peninsula couple Bruce and Davina Isackson sentenced in college admissions scam

A couple who pleaded guilty to charges for securing their daughters' admission to college by paying to cheat on entrance exams and creating false athlete profiles in a national scandal was sentenced in Boston federal court.

Wednesday, 10:45 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Downtown restaurant community says Taste of Mountain View helps drive business

Nineteen Castro Street businesses opened their doors to the community last week, each offering bite-sized samplings of their most-loved menu items at the Taste of Mountain View event.

Tuesday, 12:49 PM | No comments yet
Great America to eventually close after developer buys land

The owners of the land that's home to California's Great America amusement park in Santa Clara has been sold and the park will eventually close, according to Cedar Fair L.P., the sellers of the property.

Tuesday, 11:16 AM | No comments yet
In their scrubs and white coats, Stanford doctors rally against Roe v. Wade decision

Hundreds gathered outside of the Li Ka Shing Center at the Stanford School of Medicine on a hot Monday afternoon to rally for abortion rights amid last week's Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Tuesday, 10:24 AM | No comments yet

Monday, June 27, 2022

Mariposa Club Apartments accepting waitlist applications for affordable units

Mariposa Club Apartments, an affordable rental housing project located in Mountain View, is currently accepting waiting list applications for two- and one-bedroom apartments as well as studios.

Monday, 2:47 PM | 1 comment
The Supreme Court 'bows out' on abortion, former federal judge says

The Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade will likely call into question further limitations on women's reproductive rights and contraception, retired U.S. district court Judge Abraham D. Sofaer said.

Monday, 2:39 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Mountain View police arrest man in hate-crime incident near Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mountain View police arrested a 68-year-old man on Saturday after he allegedly tried to hit a jogger after calling him a homophobic slur, police said.

Sunday, 10:02 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Man arrested for hate crime against jogger

Mountain View police arrested arrested a man for making homophobic remarks and attempting to attack a jogger Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 9:42 PM | No comments yet
Up close and personal: 2022 Peninsula Photo Contest winners bring focus to obscure moments

Whether viewing the world from underwater or using a flash to illuminate everyday objects in a new way, the winning images in this year's contest bring unique insight to life's otherwise ordinary moments.

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Officials from Santa Clara, San Mateo counties vow support for out-of-state patients seeking abortions

Elected officials in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties vowed to protect women's rights to abortion and reproductive health care after the Supreme Court voted Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Friday, 4:33 PM | No comments yet
City of Mountain View unveils Mora Park

On an extra warm summer day in Mountain View, elected officials, city staff members, and young families gathered to celebrate the unveiling of Mora Park.

Friday, 12:41 PM | 6 comments
Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the United States on Friday. The decision sends authority to regulate abortion back to the states.

Friday, 10:55 AM | 9 comments
After Roe: What happens to abortion in California?

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in California. They include the politics, more legislation and a possible influx of out-of-state patients.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

First probable monkeypox case found in Santa Clara County

A suspected case of monkeypox virus is under investigation in Santa Clara County, the Public Health Department said in a statement on Thursday.

Thursday, 3:43 PM | No comments yet
Santa Clara County makes price gouging on infant formula illegal

In response to the nationwide infant formula shortage, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance to enforce rules against price gouging.

Thursday, 1:48 PM | 3 comments
Santa Clara County officials request state audit of VTA

Assembly member Marc Berman, who's fighting to change the leadership of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, is shifting tactics in the wake of public pushback.

Thursday, 10:25 AM | No comments yet
New Mountain View vaccination clinic opens for those 6 months and older

Santa Clara County Public Health Department's newest vaccination site in Mountain View opened June 21. Following the FDA's approval last Friday, anyone 6 months or older can now receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 shot.

Thursday, 10:24 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Rental Housing Committee passes 2022-23 budget, rental housing fee

The city of Mountain View approved a rental housing fee for the next fiscal year that's lower than last year's. But some landlords still say it's too high.

Wednesday, 1:57 PM | 7 comments
Bill to remove police radio encryption faces pushback

A bill authored by state Sen. Josh Becker that would restore media access to police radio communications got past the Assembly Public Safety on Tuesday. Even supporters, however, warned that the bill's fate remains far from certain.

Wednesday, 12:18 PM | 1 comment
Power restored at Stanford after dayslong outage last week

A power failure caused by damage to transmission equipment from the Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County has caused Stanford University to cancel classes through Friday, according to the university.

Wednesday, 10:52 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

It's showtime: Stanford Theatre to reopen on July 9

Peninsula film lovers will soon be able to once again catch a classic movie and hear the Wurlitzer play when the downtown Palo Alto movie palace reopens on July 9 after a more than two-year closure.

Tuesday, 1:48 PM | No comments yet
Oakland man arrested for alleged attack of Mountain View bar security guard

An Oakland man was arrested June 18 after more than a month of searching by police after he allegedly attacked a security guard at a Mountain View bar in March.

Tuesday, 12:38 PM | 1 comment
Mountain View Council member Ellen Kamei to run for reelection

Housing, quality of life, sustainability and supporting small businesses are top of mind for Ellen Kamei as she seeks a second term on Mountain View City Council.

Tuesday, 11:51 AM | 8 comments

Monday, June 20, 2022

Festival brings community together to reflect on Juneteenth

Dozens of community members gathered on June 19 at Hillview Park to commemorate Juneteenth at a festival organized by Justice Vanguard.

Monday, 6:30 PM | No comments yet
Cooling centers open as temperatures soar in Mountain View

With high temperatures forecast in the low to mid-90s for the next few days, the city of Mountain View is opening cooling centers for the public to get a respite from the heat.

Monday, 1:48 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Environmental impact report released for SF to SJ section of high-speed rail

The environmental impact report for the San Francisco to San Jose section of California's high-speed rail finds the preferred alternative
would displace 14 residential units and three community facilities.

Sunday, 8:39 AM | 1 comment

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Police arrest man for allegedly selling drugs to middle school students

A man who allegedly sold drugs to middle school students in Mountain View was arrested after officers served a search warrant at his home, where they found a ghost gun and nearly $2,000 in cash on Friday, June 17, police said.

Saturday, 10:28 PM | No comments yet
Mountain View City Council says it can meet state housing targets and then some

Mountain View's proposed Housing Element forecasts that the city will not only meet its state-mandated housing quota, but exceed it by nearly 4,000 units. But City Council members are concerned about overcommitting.

Saturday, 8:54 AM | 4 comments

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