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Political Blotter
April 2, 2014 - 12:04pm
Amid the cries of rank hypocrisy accompanying state Sen. Leland Yee – a staunch gun-control advocate – being charged by federal authorities with conspiracy to traffic guns, a Bay Area congresswoman says Yee’s case proves the need for stricter gun control. “This FBI investigation of Leland Yee...
Mountain View Voice
April 2, 2014 - 11:37am
by Kevin Forestieri In the wake of a recent drug overdose by a Mountain View student, the Mountain View Police Department will be hosting a joint presentation with Mountain View High School on teen drugs and alcohol use from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 in the Mountain View High School Spartan...
Political Blotter
April 2, 2014 - 10:53am
A bipartisan committee has been organized to oppose a Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper’s “Six Californias” campaign to split the Golden State into six states. It’s called “OneCalifornia.” (Of course it is.) “Every day this measure marches its way toward the ballot, it damages the...
Mountain View Voice
April 2, 2014 - 10:11am
by Sue Dremann Discount food store Grocery Outlet will open its first Palo Alto store on Thursday, April 3, with a ribbon cutting and a grand-opening celebration on Saturday, April 5.
Mountain View Voice
April 2, 2014 - 10:11am
by Carol Blitzer "A 3-story tower and roof deck emerges among vibrant evergreens, providing a unique vantage point of the surrounding townscape."
Mountain View Voice
April 2, 2014 - 9:25am
by Gennady Sheyner A Texas man who was pulled over in Palo Alto for riding without a helmet was arrested after a brief foot chase late Sunday night after officers learned that he is a wanted felon in his home state.
Political Blotter
April 1, 2014 - 2:55pm
Chalk up one immediate victim of the ethical and legal scandals sullying the state Senate: Golf. State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, and Sen. Kevin de Leon, who’ll succeed Steinberg in the top spot at the end of this year, issued a joint statement Tuesday announcing they...
Calitics
April 1, 2014 - 2:53pm
Senator becomes highest-profile endorsement of measure to fix broken malpractice system by Brian Leubitz In a perfect world, we certainly wouldn't be discussing medical malpractice reform. However, California's law on the subject is far from the perfect world. For many victims of medical...
Mountain View Voice
April 1, 2014 - 1:44pm
by Daniel DeBolt With weeks of controversy over cat licenses now resolved, you might think that a new city animal control ordinance would pass without a hitch at tonight's City Council meeting. That may not be the case.
Mountain View Voice
April 1, 2014 - 11:11am
by mv-voice.com Small hail pelted parts of the Bay Area this morning and a significant weather advisory was issued for San Francisco, Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Mountain View Voice
April 1, 2014 - 10:38am
by Sue Dremann U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, has opened an inquiry with the Environmental Protection Agency into shortfalls in the federal government's Superfund toxic cleanup program, including sites it operates in Mountain View and Palo Alto.
Mountain View Voice
April 1, 2014 - 10:35am
by Mountain View Voice editorial board 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...
Political Blotter
March 31, 2014 - 3:00pm
A caller left me a voice mail this morning noting that we’ve not reported why several state senators didn’t cast votes in Friday’s roll call on suspending the three Democrats who’ve run afoul of the law. The vote was 28-1 in favor of suspension; the lone dissenter, Joel Anderson, R-San Diego,...
Political Blotter
March 31, 2014 - 2:25pm
A ballot measure to raise California’s decades-old limit on medical-negligence lawsuit awards has gained a high-profile supporter: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. Bob and Carmen Pack of Danville, whose two children were killed by a drugged driver in 2003, submitted 840,000 signatures a week ago to qualify...
Calitics
March 31, 2014 - 11:59am
Troubled campaign looking for some sort of boost by Brian Leubitz The gubernatorial candidate from Wall Street, Neel Kashkari, is struggling in the polls and fundraising is running dry. So, where to turn? How about trying to get some cash from the petroleum industry with some timely shout outs to...
Mountain View Voice
March 31, 2014 - 10:29am
by Daniel DeBolt New public baseball, softball and soccer fields for youth and adult sports leagues may begin construction soon near the Google campus.
California Budget Bites
March 31, 2014 - 9:33am
In 2012, as states across the country continued to cope with the aftershocks of the Great Recession, California and Kansas pursued markedly different paths in tax policy. In Kansas, the state legislature in May 2012 passed — and Governor Brownback signed into law — a package of large...
Mountain View Voice
March 30, 2014 - 9:51pm
by mv-voice.com More rain is on its way to the Bay Area as early as Monday, and weather forecasters said to expect cold temperatures, hail, and the possibility of snow on the region's peaks.
Mountain View Voice
March 28, 2014 - 4:51pm
by Daniel DeBolt Is it a big gamble or a real step into our collective future? Either way, Mountain View is now home to California's first ATM dealing with the notorious digital currency known as Bitcoin.
Mountain View Voice
March 28, 2014 - 2:42pm
by Peter Canavese The way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so they say. And so says writer-director Ritesh Batra in his debut feature "The Lunchbox." Though considerably more understated than a Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie, one might call this wry-at-times romantic drama "You've Got Lunch."
Mountain View Voice
March 28, 2014 - 1:34pm
by mv-voice.com A Mountain View man allegedly driving under the influence was arrested after his car passenger was killed in a crash in Los Altos Thursday night, Los Altos police said.
Mountain View Voice
March 28, 2014 - 11:10am
by Daniel Debolt There's a silver lining to all of the real estate development in Mountain View -- a truckload of park funds paid by developers.
Mountain View Voice
March 28, 2014 - 11:10am
by Daniel Debolt There's a silver lining to all of the real estate development in Mountain View -- a truckload of park funds paid by developers.
Mountain View Voice
March 28, 2014 - 10:03am
by Daniel DeBolt To many residents, the Milk Pail market is a charming Mountain View institution, celebrating its 40th year selling affordable produce and gourmet cheese in a quirky, open air European-style setting. But its future has been uncertain ever since a developer arrived on the scene,...
Mountain View Voice
March 28, 2014 - 10:03am
by Daniel DeBolt To many residents, the Milk Pail market is a charming Mountain View institution, celebrating its 40th year selling affordable produce and gourmet cheese in a quirky, open air European-style setting. But its future has been uncertain ever since a developer arrived on the scene,...