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Friday, November 17, 2017

Cops and Gobblers this Sunday

Starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, the Mountain View Police Department is hosting Cops and Gobblers, an annual Thanksgiving food drive that benefits Mountain View families in need.

Friday, 4:21 PM | No comments yet
LinkedIn pledges $10 million for affordable housing

Taking a unique approach to providing affordable housing, LinkedIn is pledging $10 million in seed money that would be loaned out for new residential developments in Mountain View. This pool of money is described as a new tool to help affordable housing projects that struggle to acquire property in a competitive real estate market.

Friday, 11:48 AM | No comments yet
Navy looks to scale back watchdog group

The U.S. Navy will take a pause on disbanding the Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board (RAB), but the environmental watchdog group is still going to be drastically scaled back.

Friday, 9:58 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, November 16, 2017

County reports first flu-related death of the season

Santa Clara County public health officials on Thursday reported the first flu-related death of the season occurred earlier this month.

Thursday, 4:49 PM | No comments yet
County receives sanctuary letter warning from DOJ

Santa Clara County is among 29 jurisdictions nationwide to receive sanctuary warning letters from the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday.

Thursday, 1:33 PM | No comments yet
County Board of Education names interim superintendent

The Santa Clara County Board of Education named a new interim superintendent of the County Office of Education on Wednesday.

Thursday, 11:08 AM | 2 comments
City says RV-dwellers can stay put. Cops ticket anyway

A wave of parking citations handed out last week has become the latest flash point for residents living out of vehicles along Crisanto Avenue. City officials admit that residents were cited even after being assured that they wouldn't be ticketed.

Thursday, 10:28 AM | 27 comments

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Los Altos: man rescued from inside garbage truck

A man was rescued from the compactor of a garbage truck this morning in Los Altos after becoming stuck inside of it, according to Santa Clara County fire officials.

Wednesday, 5:47 PM | No comments yet
Child endangerment arrest

A 38-year-old Sunnyvale woman was arrested on Monday after officers suspected she was under the influence of methamphetamine while in a car with three young children, according to police.

Wednesday, 1:59 PM | 4 comments
Still no ID of victim of brutal slaying

The name of the man who died following a violent attack outside the Center for Performing Arts in Mountain View earlier this month has still not been released to the public as of Wednesday morning, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.

Wednesday, 10:59 AM | 6 comments

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Trail detour reopens after emergency repairs

Hundreds of bicyclists and pedestrians can get off the streets and back onto Mountain View's creekside detour after emergency repairs to the crumbling bank along Stevens Creek Trail north of El Camino Real were completed earlier this week.

Tuesday, 4:18 PM | 1 comment
Housing crisis summit taking place Wednesday

A regional discussion focused on housing challenges in Silicon Valley will take place Santa Clara and San Mateo counties on Wednesday, including in Palo Alto.

Tuesday, 1:32 PM | 11 comments
Rain storm forecast to hit Peninsula late Wednesday

Rain is expected to return to the San Francisco Bay Area Wednesday morning, National Weather Service officials said Monday.

Tuesday, 1:25 PM | 6 comments
Co-teaching model to help special ed students

Aiming to prevent students with disabilities from falling behind, the Mountain View Whisman School District is preparing to solve a complicated problem with a simple solution: Add another teacher to the classroom.

Tuesday, 10:48 AM | 4 comments

Monday, November 13, 2017

Crime brief: domestic violence arrest

Police arrested a Redwood City man who allegedly robbed his ex-girlfriend at her home in Mountain View, pushing her to the ground and grabbing her phone and the keys to her vehicle, police said.

Monday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet
North Bayshore housing: new schools still needed

Thousands of tiny studio and "micro" units proposed to be built in the North Bayshore area are unlikely to add many kids to local schools, but school district officials say enrollment growth is still a major concern.

Monday, 8:59 AM | 9 comments

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Veterans find new lens on life

Three participants of the Veterans Photo Recovery Program, run through the Veterans Administration's Homeless Veteran Rehabilitation Program in Menlo Park, have learned to overcome the trauma of war and renewed their sense of purpose.

Sunday, 2:17 PM | No comments yet

Friday, November 10, 2017

Ava's faces lawsuit over ADA access

A linchpin of Castro Street, Ava's Downtown Market & Deli has weathered fierce competition, rising costs and parking troubles. Now the grocery store's latest threat has to do with the dimensions of its displays and chairs.

Friday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet
Hope's Corner reaches milestone meal

After six years of serving hot meals to the hungry, the local nonprofit Hope's Corner is marking a new milestone. This last Saturday, the volunteer group served its 50,000th meal to someone in need.

Friday, 12:47 PM | 2 comments
A physics lesson with projectile pumpkins

Tuesday afternoon was a sight to behold at Landels Elementary, as one by one, students launched grapefruit-sized pumpkins across the campus field.

Friday, 9:01 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hotel project approved for Denny's site

Overruling complaints from a competing innkeeper, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday approved a new 74-room Holiday Inn to replace a shuttered Denny's restaurant on Leong Drive.

Thursday, 1:48 PM | 12 comments
County touts open enrollment for Covered California

Santa Clara County announced this week that the 2018 open enrollment period for residents to register for Covered California health insurance is underway.

Thursday, 11:47 AM | No comments yet
Mountain View honors veterans at Saturday ceremony

The public is invited to celebrate Veterans Day at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial at Eagle Park, 652 Franklin St.

Thursday, 10:46 AM | 3 comments
Rental committee seeks $1.2M handout from city

It was a true dilemma for members of the city's Rental Housing Committee on Monday night. On one hand, they needed to devise a way to fund the $2.4 million annual budget for the city's rent control program. But they also faced fierce resistance from a seething crowd of property owners who complained that a proposed annual fee on apartments would be unfair.

Thursday, 10:18 AM | 97 comments
Community Notebook: College district seeks volunteers for committees

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is seeking two community volunteers to serve on committees advising its board of trustees.

Thursday, 10:17 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Victim in fatal stabbing was attacked with bicycle and patio chair

Police revealed the weapons used in the violent stabbing attack that killed a 55-year-old man over the weekend: a bicycle and a patio chair.

Wednesday, 1:47 PM | 16 comments
Thursday: Meeting tackles future of Moffett Field watchdog group

The Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) has survived to meet another day. Despite calls to disband, the group will hold another public session this Thursday, Nov. 9.

Wednesday, 11:32 AM | 5 comments
School district wary of big changes to English learner curriculum

Mountain View Whisman School District officials are backing away from an ambitious program aimed at closing the achievement gap among students still learning English.

Wednesday, 11:06 AM | No comments yet
County to build inpatient psych unit for teens

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously directed staff on Tuesday to move forward with a proposal to build a county-run inpatient psychiatric unit for adolescents at Valley Medical Center in San Jose.

Wednesday, 10:37 AM | No comments yet
Corrections to veterinary clinic story

A Sept. 22, 2017 story published by the Voice reporting on complaints against the Alta View Animal Hospital and its owner, Dr. Paul Ghumman, contained two statements in need of clarification and another that the Voice wishes to retract.

Wednesday, 10:36 AM | 7 comments

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Escaped inmates' alleged accomplices arrested

Investigators from Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office have arrested a woman who they say rented a U-Haul van and staged it near the Palo Alto courthouse, enabling two inmates to escape from custody Monday morning.

Tuesday, 6:02 PM | No comments yet
MVHS teacher arrested for sending lewd texts to student

A Mountain View High School math teacher was arrested Tuesday morning after school officials say they discovered he sent inappropriate text messages to a student.

Tuesday, 1:51 PM | 6 comments
Gusty winds, rain forecast for Wednesday night

Widespread rain and gusty winds will move into the San Francisco Bay Area Wednesday before ending Thursday, National Weather Service officials said Monday.

Tuesday, 11:54 AM | No comments yet
City cracks down on O'Malley's pub

Facing a growing number of complaints about noise and garbage, city officials threw the book at O'Malley's Sports Pub. At an Oct. 20 Administrative Zoning hearing, city staff ordered the pub to rein in its weekly events and tear out a backyard patio deemed inappropriate for the business.

Tuesday, 9:55 AM | 5 comments
Escaped inmate found in Mountain View

A man who walked out of a correctional facility in Southern California last month was found in Mountain View on Sunday, according to state prison officials.

Tuesday, 9:02 AM | 13 comments

Monday, November 6, 2017

Two inmates escape from Palo Alto courthouse

Law enforcement agencies have launched a manhunt for two Santa Clara County inmates who escaped from the Palo Alto courthouse Monday morning, sheriff's officials said.

Monday, 3:34 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Man dies after violent downtown stabbing attack

A 55-year-old man who was stabbed during a violent attack in downtown Mountain View on Saturday died of his injuries Sunday night.

Sunday, 2:21 PM | 4 comments

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Editorial: Tom Means should resign from Rental Housing Committee

By accepting a consulting job to advocate against another community's rent-control ballot measure, Tom Means has clearly demonstrated that he is not fit to be on the Mountain View committee charged with carrying out the renter-protection intent of Measure V.

Saturday, 3:59 PM | 32 comments

Wahlburgers opens in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 32 comments | 5,819 views

 

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