If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2021 Mountain View Online <![CDATA[Report points to sheriff's 'abject failure' to protect inmate in mental crisis]]> The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office's handling of a mentally ill inmate who suffered life-altering brain damage during transport was a colossal failure, according to a report issued Tuesday to the Board of Supervisors.]]> <![CDATA[Theranos employees were 'sleeping in their cars' in effort to address quality control issues]]> The examination of former Theranos lab associate Erika Cheung wrapped up in San Jose on Friday in the federal criminal trial against Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes.]]> <![CDATA[Newsom signs housing bills that reform single-family zoning]]> Having survived the recall attempt, the governor has signed two bold housing bills, including one that would reform zoning by allowing up to four dwellings on parcels currently designated for a single home.]]> <![CDATA[Facing county pressure, Bullis Charter School moves to prioritize enrolling low-income students]]> Bullis Charter School is looking to set aside 10% of its open seats for children who qualify for free or reduce priced school meals. In 2020, 1.4% of the school's students were considered socioeconomically disadvantaged by the state.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View voters overwhelmingly opposed recall effort, election results show]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom prevailed in the state's recall election this week, with nearly two-thirds of voters across the state voting against ousting him from public office. But local opposition to the recall was even stronger.]]> <![CDATA[Local lawmaker targets reforming California's recall process]]> After beating back an effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom, Democratic lawmakers began to set the stage Wednesday for reforming what they see as a deeply flawed recall process, with the goal of bringing a measure to voters in 2022.]]> <![CDATA[Convicted murderer John Getreu's own words pointed to his guilt in cold-case slayings of two women on Stanford land]]> Convicted murderer John Arthur Getreu revealed multiple times during a law enforcement interview that he had knowledge of the murders of two women found on Stanford University land in the 1970s.]]> <![CDATA[California recall: The 2022 campaign starts now]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom's robust defeat of the recall gives him a head start in the 2022 gubernatorial election.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View approves rowhouse development that will replace 70 rent-controlled apartments]]> The days are numbered for another complex of older, more affordable rent-controlled apartments in Mountain View after the City Council voted to approve a project that would raze the homes and replace them with for-sale rowhouses.]]> <![CDATA[Police investigating shooting Wednesday afternoon at Rengstorff Park]]> Mountain View police are investigating a shooting at Rengstorff Park Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from the agency.]]> <![CDATA[West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes found in Palo Alto, Mountain View]]> The Santa Clara County Vector Control District will be treating parts of Palo Alto and Mountain View with insecticide after recently detecting West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes in limited areas of the two cities.]]> <![CDATA[Prosecution, defense spar over Theranos' finances at Holmes trial]]> The examination of the corporate controller for the blood testing company Theranos continued Tuesday in the federal criminal trial against the company's founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View passes rent control for mobile homes, capping rents across city's six mobile home parks]]> The Mountain View City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to enact rent control for mobile homes, ending a yearslong battle by tenants fighting for protections against rent hikes.]]> <![CDATA[California recall election results 2021: Live updates]]> Get up-to-date results on the California recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom.]]> <![CDATA[Newsom overwhelmingly defeats California recall attempt]]> The attempt to throw Gov. Gavin Newsom out of office failed by a wide margin, according to vote counts released Tuesday night in California's historic recall election.]]> <![CDATA[Swift verdict in John Getreu trial: Guilty of first-degree murder]]> After a two-week jury trial, John Getreu has been convicted of murdering 21-year-old Janet Ann Taylor on Stanford University property nearly 50 years ago.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County readies for surge of refugees following U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan]]> Santa Clara County is expecting a dramatic increase in refugees following the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, with nonprofits estimating that more than 500 people will need to be resettled over the next 12 months.]]> <![CDATA[Mountain View Whisman approves $481K contract to design Monta Loma overhaul]]> The Mountain View Whisman School District approved a $481,000 contract last week to design an overhaul of the outdoor space at Monta Loma Elementary, after a plan to erect fences around the campus was met with public outcry last year. ]]> <![CDATA[A powerful legacy: New school name honors community activist Amy Imai, who spent WWII in internment camp]]> Amy Imai spent a lifetime sharing her experiences as a Japanese American interned during World War II in the hope that the past would never be repeated. Now Mountain View students are attending an elementary school named in her honor. ]]> <![CDATA[Opposition grows to Shoreline traffic improvement project over loss of two dozen large trees]]> Plans to revamp Shoreline Boulevard and add a reversible bus lane to the median are facing growing opposition after it was revealed that a growing number of big trees would need to be cut down to make room for new traffic lanes.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]>