mv-voice.com https://mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us Copyright 2017 mv-voice.com Mountain View Online https://mv-voice.com/art/top_logo.png https://mv-voice.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Rental committee sets limit on increases]]> On Monday night, the city's nascent Rental Housing Committee got its first taste of the big stakes and the dicey decisions that lie ahead. The committee took its first action to cap the rents increases on thousands of local apartments for the upcoming year. Starting in September, that limit will be 3.4 percent. ]]> <![CDATA[City's crime rate dips down in 2016]]> It's almost all sunshine and good news in the Mountain View Police Department's annual crime tally for 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Many ideas, little consensus on housing crisis]]> Everyone seems to agree that the housing situation in the Bay Area has reached a crisis -- but what to do about it remains as polarizing as ever. ]]> <![CDATA[$647M to electrify Caltrain tracks approved]]> Caltrain's electrification project can move forward as the Federal Transit Administration plans to sign a $647 million grant agreement to fund the long-awaited work, the agency said Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Airplane noise reduction proposals under review]]> The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing more than 100 recommendations that a committee of South Bay legislators drafted last year with the goal of reducing airplane noise in their communities, according to a statement from three congressional leaders.]]> <![CDATA[Spare the Air Alert Monday in the Bay Area]]> A Spare the Air alert for smog in the San Francisco Bay Area has been issued for Monday, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Sunday. ]]> <![CDATA[Voice wins Online General Excellence at statewide journalism contest]]> The Mountain View Voice won the Online General Excellence award at the California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest on Saturday, May 20, in Santa Monica.
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<![CDATA[Risk of heat-related illnesses rise as temps expected to jump]]> The possibility of heat-related illnesses prompted the National Weather Service to issue a weather advisory for Saturday and Sunday in parts of the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas. ]]> <![CDATA[Rent committee to take up first-ever price limits]]> Mountain View's new Rental Housing Committee is poised on Monday to set the city's first-ever cap on rent increases, as well as how much profit landlords are entitled to gain. ]]> <![CDATA[Google relaunches Bay View project]]> As Google embarks on its ambitious plans to create a signature headquarters, the company's building spree is now stretching into Moffett Field. In recent weeks, the tech giant has started preparations to build a new 1.1 million square foot facility on the western side of Moffett Field, in what will be the company's largest construction project reported so far. ]]> <![CDATA[Kids dive into tech at Google's developer conference]]> Google staff were still working on the finishing touches of the sprawling I/O tech conference Monday morning, but some 150 students from Castro Elementary and other local schools got early access.]]> <![CDATA[North Bayshore a boomtown for cheaper housing -- if it gets built]]> With the potential to more than double the city's affordable housing stock, Mountain View's goal to transform North Bayshore into a new residential neighborhood would be a game-changer for Silicon Valley's housing crunch. ]]> <![CDATA[Kitchen fire at Google I/O injures six]]> The second day of Google's I/O conference was brought to a halt just before 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon when a fire broke out at a Shoreline Amphitheatre concession stand. Six people were injured, one of whom had life-threatening injuries.]]> <![CDATA[El Camino Hospital's board is set to expand]]> Despite public opposition, the El Camino Healthcare District's board of directors agreed Monday night to expand the nonprofit hospital's governance board from nine members to 11 members.]]> <![CDATA[Local teens win Schola Cantorum poetry contest]]> The Schola Cantorum choir held its second poetry contest for local high school students. They received over 90 submissions from students competing to hear their work set to music and sung by a choir of 75 voices.
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<![CDATA[More enforcement of Bay Area commuter benefits program on its way]]> Enforcement of the Bay Area's commuter benefits program is being stepped up and unregistered employers may be fined and face violations, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Los Altos nonprofit awards $60,000]]> The Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) has donated over $1.7 million to Los Altos community organizations since its founding in 1991, and that amount just got a little larger.
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