If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2020 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[Wages for Foothill student employees lag behind local cities]]> For the more than 1,000 student employees working campus jobs across the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, getting paid the local minimum wage would be a big improvement.]]> <![CDATA[You've just been named California's homelessness czar — what's your first move?]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken grief for failing to fulfill what seems like an achievable campaign promise: appointing a homelessness "czar" to help Californians living in shelters and on the streets.]]> <![CDATA[Local Democratic Party urges 'no' vote on Measure D]]> With ballots for the March primary election arriving in two weeks, the Santa Clara County Democratic Party is recommending that Mountain View voters reject the City Council's ballot initiative to modify the city's rent control law.]]> <![CDATA[Facing criticism, Bullis Charter School dumps controversial 'hills' preference in enrollment lottery]]> An enrollment preference that would have given some families in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills higher priority when applying to enter Bullis Charter School has now been permanently removed.]]> <![CDATA[Landlord group vows to drop its rent control initiative if Measure D passes]]> A landlord group's ballot measure that would curtail Mountain View's existing rent control law could lose the support of its biggest backer, but only if voters pass a separate, city-sponsored measure to alter rent control this March.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County Superior Court puts out call for volunteer watchdogs]]> The Santa Clara County Superior Court is looking for volunteers to serve on the 2020-2021 civil grand jury panel, a group that takes a critical look at how local governments can better serve the public.]]> <![CDATA[Recycled water, community engagement and clean energy: State Senate candidates weigh in on ideas to tackle climate crisis]]> Five of the seven candidates running for state Senate in District 13 vied to win over Peninsula voters by showing their passion and knowledge on a range of environmental topics at a panel held Jan. 15 at Menlo-Atherton High School. ]]> <![CDATA[Oakland man facing life in prison for rape, strangulation; trial set for May]]> A man is accused of raping and strangling a woman in her car in Mountain View in 2018 will finally go to trial in May, according to court documents.
<![CDATA[Stanford student found dead at fraternity house was LAHS grad]]> The Stanford University sophomore who was found dead at a the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house last Friday was Eitan Michael Weiner, son of a university professor and Stanford associate vice president, the university announced Monday.]]> <![CDATA[State Senate candidate's mom puts $460K toward son's campaign]]> A candidate seeking to represent South San Francisco to Sunnyvale in the state Senate received a major boost when his mother created a $460,000 independent expenditure committee to aid his campaign.]]> <![CDATA[Coroner IDs man shot near Mountain View/Palo Alto border]]> A San Jose man who was shot in the stomach at a south Palo Alto parking lot early Tuesday morning has died, police said. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information related to the shooting.]]> <![CDATA['They gave us our child back.' How nonpublic schools serve the education system's neediest students]]> When local public school districts fail to educate special-needs students, 20 nonpublic schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties step in, providing environments tailored to help kids thrive.]]> <![CDATA[Newsom's big move on homelessness may be just in political time, new poll suggests]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom kicked off 2020 by pledging to plow an extra $1.4 billion into homeless services and proposing a state constitutional amendment to make it easier to sue cities that fail to shelter their unhoused populations. ]]> <![CDATA[Local music school faces civil suit over sexual abuse of student]]> School of Rock, a private music school in Midtown Palo Alto, is facing a civil lawsuit stemming from incidents of sexual abuse against a 15-year-old student by one of its instructors in 2017.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View Chamber of Commerce picks new CEO]]> The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce has selected former tech executive Peter Katz as its new CEO. Katz replaces Bruce Humphrey, who announced his departure in September. ]]> <![CDATA[Judge may order PG&E to hire more tree trimmers, removers]]> A federal judge announced in San Francisco Thursday that he is considering ordering PG&E to hire and train enough workers to trim or remove all trees that could fall on power lines and spark wildfires.]]>