Body-worn cameras for police officers benefit them and the public

The push to equip police officers and sheriff's deputies with body-worn cameras that would record interactions with the public, including suspected criminals, is a push in the right direction.

December 23, 2014 | 3 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: City Council

Rosenberg, Showalter and Siegel for three open seats on the seven-member council
The Mountain View Voice recommends candidates Ken Rosenberg, Pat Showalter and Lenny Siegel for City Council.

October 17, 2014 | 79 comments
Editorial endorsement: El Camino Healthcare District

The Voice recommends Abe-Koga, Reeder for seats on the five-member board
The Voice recommends David Reeder and Margaret Abe-Koga for the El Camino Healthcare District board of directors.

October 15, 2014 | 7 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure N

The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure N, the Los Altos School District bond measure.

October 14, 2014 | 13 comments
Voice editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure A

The Voice editorial board recommends a yes vote on Measure A, to raise the City Council's salary.

October 14, 2014 | 4 comments
'Host family' plan is sound public policy, with a heart

"A lot of people are pro life -- this is a pro-life issue." That's how St. Joseph Church parishioner Sylvia Villasenor framed the urgent issue of caring for Central American children who have been caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in record number, unaccompanied by an adult and without resources. And she's right.

August 15, 2014 | 3 comments
Council members, stick to your guns on housing

Is it election year politics, or can it be that the City Council is finally seeing the light regarding the destructive consequences of Mountain View's jobs-to-housing imbalance?

July 16, 2014 | 22 comments
June 3 election: Voice editorial endorsements

Endorsements for the county sheriff, Prop. 42, Measure AA bond and Superior Court judges
The Voice recommends the following in the June 3 election: re-elect Sheriff Laurie Smith; yes on Proposition 42; yes on Measure AA; and elect Julianne Sylva and Matt Harris to seats on the Superior Court bench.

June 2, 2014 | 14 comments
For Slater, a new lease on life

In stark contrast to the teary-eyed students wandering around the Slater playground in June 2006, the crowd at last week's school board meeting was decidedly upbeat as they got a good reception to their request to reopen Slater elementary school this fall.

April 29, 2014 | No comments yet
Unfortunately, the pod car never took off

Mountain View residents who may have dreamed of seeing a space-age transportation system of "pod cars" strung along Shoreline Boulevard between downtown and the North Bayshore had to be disappointed when the City Council pulled the plug on a small investment in the experimental system proposed by SkyTran.

April 1, 2014 | 17 comments
Time for city to address jobs-housing imbalance

Mountain View is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt that in the next 15 years is likely to bring thousands of new employees to town unless the City Council decides to rein in what seems like an out-of-control phenomenon.

March 26, 2014 | 48 comments
Google makes amends for failing WiFi

If ever there was a way into this tech-driven city's heart, the gift of lightning-fast Internet connections has to be high on the list, and Google knows it. That undoubtedly is why Mountain View's signature company made a formal offer last week to provide ultra-fast free wireless Internet along the Castro Street corridor and promised to install a network of even faster connections under the city's neighborhood streets.

March 4, 2014 | 8 comments
Holiday Fund has best year ever

Thanks to an anonymous donor and other gifts from several foundations, including the Google Tides Foundation, the Voice Holiday Fund chalked up a record-breaking year with $114,628 in donations from 160 contributors. Last year a similar number of gifts brought in $70,900.

February 12, 2014 | No comments yet
Lawyers are only winners in Bullis, LASD spat

Will the day ever come when the persistent battles between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District are only a distant memory? Will a solution pop up that no one considered before that suddenly seems right for both sides?

February 4, 2014 | No comments yet
TCE mystery is (nearly) solved

After many years of watching and reporting about EPA scientists and others tracking the underground migration of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) from leaking tanks in the vicinity of N. Whisman Road to the discovery of other "hot spots" hundreds, if not thousands of feet away, it is remarkable that even today, the extent of TCE contamination in the city's soil and groundwater remains unclear.

January 14, 2014 | 4 comments

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