Politics Blogs

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,...
Mountain View Voice
March 28, 2014 - 9:58am
by Peter Canavese There's an old showbiz adage that directing is 90 percent casting, and that's also true of casting the directors themselves. Take "Bad Words," the directing debut of actor Jason Bateman.
Mountain View Voice
March 28, 2014 - 9:58am
by Peter Canavese There's an old showbiz adage that directing is 90 percent casting, and that's also true of casting the directors themselves. Take "Bad Words," the directing debut of actor Jason Bateman.
Calitics
March 27, 2014 - 2:54pm
Poll shows right-wing anti-immigrant Tim Donnelly could be GOP standard bearer in November by Brian Leubitz WHo really wants to be the one to get steamrolled by Gov. Brown and his huge warchest come June/November? Well, there are a few folks vying for the privilege, but few show any sign of making...
Oakland North
March 27, 2014 - 2:35pm
When Oakland's century-old wholesale produce market opens around 1:00 a.m. near Jack London Square, a world of family fruit and vegetable sellers comes alive to supply cafes and taco trucks with ingredients for the day's menu, long before diners are awake.
Mountain View Voice
March 27, 2014 - 1:52pm
by Daniel DeBolt Residential landlords may soon have to pay higher compensation costs to renters being displaced by renovations and redevelopments around the city, City Council members indicated Tuesday.
Mountain View Voice
March 27, 2014 - 1:52pm
by Daniel DeBolt Residential landlords may soon have to pay higher compensation costs to renters being displaced by renovations and redevelopments around the city, City Council members indicated Tuesday.
Mountain View Voice
March 27, 2014 - 10:32am
by Dave Boyce As is common among bread bakers, Portola Valley resident and part-time baker Phil Reilly starts his day early. Not 3 a.m. early, but by 6:30 a.m. on a Wednesday, 32 loaves will be underway: eight of pain au levain, a mild sourdough; eight of corn "porridge" bread, a blend of Italian...
Mountain View Voice
March 27, 2014 - 10:32am
by Dave Boyce As is common among bread bakers, Portola Valley resident and part-time baker Phil Reilly starts his day early. Not 3 a.m. early, but by 6:30 a.m. on a Wednesday, 32 loaves will be underway: eight of pain au levain, a mild sourdough; eight of corn "porridge" bread, a blend of Italian...
Calitics
March 26, 2014 - 3:33pm
Arrest in a shocking investigation opens up SoS race by Brian Leubitz First, I'll simply state that everybody deserves their day in court, and all the charges are merely allegations at this point. But, wow, if only a small fraction of what was revealed is true, you have the makings of an action-...
California Budget Bites
March 26, 2014 - 12:45pm
Budgets, as we like to say at the CBP, are not just about dollars and cents. At a fundamental level, budgets express our values and priorities as a state. The choices we make through the state budget process help determine whether California is improving outcomes for families and communities and...
Mountain View Voice
March 26, 2014 - 12:40pm
by Marion Hohlfeld Discovery of 60 wooden folding chairs dating back to the 1930s hidden in ancient rolling drawers underneath a stage has inspired The Woman's Club of Palo Alto to give new meaning to recycling and repurposing.
Mountain View Voice
March 26, 2014 - 12:40pm
by Marion Hohlfeld Discovery of 60 wooden folding chairs dating back to the 1930s hidden in ancient rolling drawers underneath a stage has inspired The Woman's Club of Palo Alto to give new meaning to recycling and repurposing.
Mountain View Voice
March 25, 2014 - 9:45pm
by Renee Batti Menlowe Ballet continues its tradition of tapping into the star talent of the Bay Area ballet world with the choice of Dennis Nahat as guest choreographer for its April 4-6 production, "Transcendence."
Calitics
March 25, 2014 - 6:49pm
Governor looks solid for next election, looks back and forward with Dowd by Brian Leubitz Neel Kashkari, despite being something of a modest frontrunner to make it to the general election with Gov. Brown, is now struggling with fundraising. Apparently Hank Paulson can only max out once, and...
Oakland North
March 24, 2014 - 2:02pm
Runners of all ages and abilities from 31 states and three countries gathered at Snow Park near Lake Merritt Sunday to compete in a marathon, half marathon, four-person team relay race, 5K run, and kids’ fun run.
Calitics
March 24, 2014 - 10:23am
Crowded Field and Top-2 could net interesting election by Brian Leubitz Buck McKeon announced his retirement in January, but the announcement produced little surprise. He was rumored to retire for a while now, including some rumors in the past few cycles. And Tony Strickland, after losing a run...
Oakland North
March 23, 2014 - 7:21pm
The Crucible in West Oakland will commemorate 15 years of teaching community welding and other fire arts with an open house on April 12 exhibiting the works of teachers, artists and students who use the space for creating public art.
Oakland North
March 21, 2014 - 5:38pm
An Iraq war veteran who was struck in the head by a police bean bag during an Occupy Oakland protest in 2011 received a settlement of $4.5 million Friday from the city.
California Budget Bites
March 21, 2014 - 11:02am
Medi-Cal — the Medicaid Program in our state — provides health care coverage for millions of low-income Californians, primarily children, youth, and women. Last year, state policymakers approved expanding Medi-Cal — as authorized by federal health care reform — to extend coverage to more than 1...
Mountain View Voice
March 21, 2014 - 10:29am
by Peter Canavese A self-aware sequel to the 2011 film "The Muppets," "Muppets Most Wanted" provides more testament to the enduring appeal of the post-Vaudeville likes of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the Great Gonzo, as well as the love and care they inspire in generation after...