Mountain View Online If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2022 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[Election update: Vonnegut, Ortiz and Cornes secure seats on Mountain View-Los Altos high school board]]> With 98% of the votes counted, Catherine Vonnegut, Esmeralda Ortiz and Thida Cornes appear to have secured seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board. Fourth-place finisher Eric Mark has conceded the race.]]> <![CDATA[Driver in collision that killed parents of twins arraigned, held without bond]]> The two Redwood City drivers facing second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple appeared before a judge on Tuesday. ]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Fund: Hope's Corner provides food, showers and a supportive community for people in need]]> What began as a simple breakfast of cereal and coffee for a couple dozen people has since grown into providing more than 700 warm meals every week on Wednesday and Saturday mornings to those in need.]]> <![CDATA[Spare the Air Alert scheduled for Friday]]> The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing the winter season's first Spare the Air Alert for Friday, calling for people to abstain from burning materials of any kind in fireplaces or outdoors.]]> <![CDATA[About-face: Why Newsom relented, released $1 billion despite lackluster local homeless plans]]> Two weeks after withholding $1 billion in homelessness funding over lackluster local plans, the governor is now yielding.]]> <![CDATA[Thanksgiving holiday to impact city services, public transit schedules]]> The Thanksgiving holiday will affect local and regional services. Here is a list of agencies that are closed Thursday and Friday and operating on modified schedules over the long weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Wood burning discouraged over Thanksgiving holiday weekend]]> Bay Area residents are being asked to avoid burning wood over the Thanksgiving holiday to keep air at a healthier level, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Community briefs: Cops N Gobblers, more funding for youth services and festive performances]]> This week in community briefs, the 26th annual Cops N Gobblers event gives to those in need, the Board of Supervisors secures more funding for youth services and the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts gears up for the holidays.]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested for Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting]]> A man who allegedly fired multiple gunshots during a drive-by shooting at Stanford Shopping Center on Monday evening has been arrested, police said. He was a former employee of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, which was damaged by gunfire.]]> <![CDATA[Gunfire reported at Stanford Shopping Center, rounds hit restaurant and empty car]]> Palo Alto police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting on Monday, in which a person fired at least two rounds from a car, striking a window at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and an unoccupied vehicle. No one was injured.]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested for indecently exposing himself to walker on Stevens Creek Trail]]> The 21-year-old man was arrested Monday after he allegedly repeatedly exposed himself to the victim.]]> <![CDATA[Residential fire on Rich Avenue causes no injuries, determined accidental]]> The kitchen fire affected one apartment and was later determined to be caused from boxes accidentally left on top of a hot cooking surface.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View minimum wage to increase by highest margin in five years]]> People making minimum wage in Mountain View may soon see a bump in their paychecks. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, Mountain View employers must pay their employees at least $18.15, an increase from the city's current minimum wage of $17.10.]]> <![CDATA[Two drivers arrested on murder charges in Redwood City crash that killed parents of twin girls]]> Two drivers, including a 17-year-old, have been arrested and face second-degree murder charges for their involvement in a major vehicle crash in Redwood City that resulted in the death of a San Carlos couple, police said Monday. ]]> <![CDATA[Voice kicks off its annual Holiday Fund]]> Lending a much-needed helping hand to those in crisis and strengthening our community have always been the aims of the Voice Holiday Fund. The annual charitable giving drive is kicking off this week.]]> <![CDATA[Complaint: Santa Clara County hospital execs threatened workers over striking]]> Health care workers have filed a complaint against Santa Clara County, claiming hospital leaders intimidated and threatened them for planning to participate in a strike.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto partners with Mountain View, other Peninsula cities in planning colossal upgrade to wastewater plant]]> Seeking to reduce the amount of nitrogen that flows into the San Francisco Bay, Palo Alto and its partner cities are preparing to make a $193 million upgrade to the Regional Water Quality Control Plant.]]> <![CDATA[State officials: Transmission of flu, COVID-19 and RSV is growing 'in every category']]> Transmission of the flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus is increasing statewide simultaneously and could lead to overwhelmed hospitals this winter, one of the state's top health officials said Thursday.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Jonsen declares victory in sheriff's race, but Jensen doesn't concede]]> Former Palo Alto police Chief Robert "Bob" Jonsen declared victory in a tight race with Kevin Jensen for Santa Clara County sheriff on Friday evening, but Jensen said he isn't conceding yet.]]> <![CDATA[Judge sentences Elizabeth Holmes to over 11 years in prison]]> A federal judge sentenced Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes to 11 years and three months in prison on Friday, citing the need for investors in Silicon Valley startups to be able to take "risks free from fraud."]]> <![CDATA[After 35 years, Nature Gallery owner Carol Garsten is closing up shop]]> For more than three decades, Garsten has been selling geologically inspired sculptures, jewelry and furniture decor. But this venture will soon end. ]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County cement facility shuttering for good]]> A massive cement plant near Cupertino that has run afoul of regulators thousands of times will be shuttered permanently.]]> <![CDATA[17-year-old driver could face manslaughter or murder charges for deadly car crash]]> The 17-year-old involved in the car crash that resulted in the death of two local parents is still in the hospital and may face manslaughter or murder charges upon his release.]]> <![CDATA[Flu transmission has increased over prior 2 weeks to higher than normal levels]]> Flu transmission in Santa Clara County is higher than normal for this time of year and has been increasing for the last two weeks, county health officials said Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Community briefs: 'There Oughta be a Law' contest, new park coming to Monta Loma and El Camino Health earns top honors]]> This week in community briefs, State Sen. Josh Becker asks his constituents to submit ideas for new laws, Mountain View City Council finalizes a land purchase for a new park and El Camino Health is honored for information technology.]]> <![CDATA[Incumbent Gary Kremen concedes defeat in Valley Water race]]> As Santa Clara County's vote counts for the Nov. 8 midterm election continue to trickle in, one contest finally has a winner: the District 7 seat of the Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors.]]> <![CDATA[Police raid SF Hell's Angels club, arrest five after man killed at Shoreline Amphitheatre show in June]]> After months of investigation, Mountain View police have arrested five men in connection with two violent incidents that occurred at the Chris Stapleton concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in June, one of which resulted in a man's death.]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus central: Coronavirus central: Track the latest vaccination and case counts]]> View maps and charts showing updates on vaccinations, cases, deaths and hospitalizations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.]]>