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Monday, July 24, 2017

Peninsula economy labor growth stalled

A midyear analysis of Silicon Valley and San Francisco Peninsula economic trends shows unemployment at its lowest rate since the dot-com boom, but job growth has slowed and growth in the labor force has stopped, according to a July update by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies.

Monday, 3:46 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Elected leaders celebrate start of Caltrain electrification project

Gov. Jerry Brown and other elected leaders were at the Millbrae Caltrain station Friday to celebrate the beginning of a project to electrify a large portion of Caltrain service within the next four years.

Sunday, 11:28 AM | 9 comments

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hollywood actor John Heard found dead in Palo Alto

Hollywood actor John Heard, 71, best known as the dad from "Home Alone," died in a Palo Alto hotel room on Friday afternoon, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.

Saturday, 2:16 PM | 4 comments
Federal judge keeps injunction blocking Trump order on sanctuary cities in place

A federal judge in San Francisco Thursday denied a request by President Donald Trump's administration to lift an injunction blocking the president's executive order on sanctuary cities.

Saturday, 7:24 AM | 4 comments

Friday, July 21, 2017

Launching rent control has hefty price tag

Rent control is touted as a way to clamp down on housing expenses, but in at least one regard it's fast becoming a money pit for Mountain View. Getting the controversial program off the ground has already been budgeted to cost more than $860,000, and city officials are grudgingly pay that sum in advance.

Friday, 1:52 PM | 36 comments
Space science soars at Mountain View High

After students cleared out of Mountain View High School for summer break, physics teacher Steve Widmark rolled up his sleeves and got to work building a giant radio telescope on the roof of his classroom.

Friday, 12:36 PM | 1 comment
Man arrested in suspected concert drug sale

A 20-year-old man was arrested at the Audiotistic Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre over the weekend after he was allegedly caught giving away Ecstasy pills.

Friday, 10:13 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 20, 2017

San Antonio center near completion

It took nearly half a decade, but a massive new office campus at the San Antonio Shopping Center is almost complete. The question is: Who's going to be moving in?

Thursday, 12:59 PM | 59 comments
Suspected mail thief arrested in MV

Police arrested a Santa Clara man last week after he was pulled over and allegedly found to be in possession of mail and packages that did not belong to him.

Thursday, 7:31 AM | 9 comments

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Still no solid plan for school bond money

The final day of July will mark the 1,000th day since the Los Altos School District's $150 million Measure N bond squeaked by at the ballot box.

Wednesday, 1:13 PM | 15 comments
Police seek armed robbers

Mountain View police are asking for the public's help in finding two men who robbed a business with a handgun and made off with more than $1,000.

Wednesday, 9:58 AM | No comments yet
Eshoo holds town hall meeting Saturday

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, will be stopping by the 18th Congressional District to meet with constituents for a town hall meeting on Saturday in Saratoga.

Wednesday, 9:55 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Health care district board seeks new member

With a vacant seat on its board of directors since the end of last month, the El Camino Healthcare District is accepting applications through Aug. 1 for a new member.

Tuesday, 11:23 AM | No comments yet

Monday, July 17, 2017

Tenant attorneys seek clarity on rent-control kickoff

Could Mountain View's landlords soon be on the hook to pay back a small fortune in overcharged rents?

Monday, 9:02 PM | No comments yet
A graveyard of Google bikes

It's just one of the many perks of working at Google -- employees can take their pick from about 1,000 brightly colored bicycles to joyride around Mountain View. But the famous Google bike program has an ongoing problem that spikes in the warm summer months when a large number of its fleet goes missing.

Monday, 1:47 PM | 57 comments

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Two arrested after hours-long standoff with police, SWAT team

Mountain View police arrested two people involved in a domestic dispute early Sunday morning after both allegedly refused to come out of a Hope Street residence, prompting an hours-long standoff with pollice and forcing nearby residents to stay indoors.

Sunday, 9:38 PM | 10 comments

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Award-winning Stanford math professor dies

Stanford mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Medal, mathematics' leading award, has died of cancer at the age of 40, according to Stanford News Service.

Saturday, 10:17 PM | 1 comment

Friday, July 14, 2017

Heat warning for this weekend

Heat sensitive residents of the Bay Area's inland areas are at moderate to high risk of heat-related illnesses and higher fire danger as temperatures rise this weekend, National Weather Service officials said.

Friday, 12:42 PM | No comments yet
Regional plans for major housing growth up for approval

Elected officials from all nine Bay Area counties are set to vote later this month on a road map for sustainable growth in the region over the next 23 years. The plan envisions Mountain View as a key player in fighting the affordability crisis.

Friday, 12:10 PM | 43 comments
More mobile health services coming to Mountain View

Responding to rising levels of homelessness and poor access to health care among the North County's neediest residents, the El Camino Healthcare District has approved more than $1.3 million in grants this year to fund mobile health services.

Friday, 7:52 AM | 6 comments
Obon Festival this weekend at Buddhist Temple

The Mountain View Buddhist Temple (MVBT) celebrates its annual Obon Festival, a midsummer Buddhist holiday, on Saturday, July 15, from 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 16, from noon to 9 p.m.

Friday, 7:50 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Brouhaha continues over city's business licenses

Mountain View's ongoing dragnet targeting unlicensed businesses operating in the city may be creating more problems than it is solving. Since the effort launched last year, the city has netted just over $10,000 in new license fees, but it is burning through the goodwill of many residents.

Thursday, 1:37 PM | 18 comments
Judge mulling over sanctuary city order suits

A federal judge said Wednesday that he is likely to keep in place a preliminary injunction issued in a pair of lawsuits filed by Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco that blocked President Donald Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities and counties.

Thursday, 9:51 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Relocation plan for MV Planned Parenthood in the works

Santa Clara County officials are negotiating a deal to keep Planned Parenthood's only North County clinic here in Mountain View.

Wednesday, 9:58 PM | 3 comments
Supervisor Simitian to hold 'sidewalk office hours'

Community members can stop by their local farmers' markets this weekend to talk about issues of interest and concern with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian. He will be in Mountain View for his "sidewalk office hours" on July 16.

Wednesday, 11:57 AM | 6 comments
Union claims high infection rates in Stanford Hospital dispute

Members of the health workers union serving Stanford Hospital claim the high hospital-acquired infection rates are because of inadequate staffing and training, the group said during a press conference on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 8:26 AM | No comments yet

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