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Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday and Wednesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert and Smoke Advisory for today and Wednesday because of the ongoing wildfires burning in the North Bay. Air district officials recommend that Bay Area residents, particularly those in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties wher

MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE - 2017-10-17 17:50:00

Polls find support for high school bond measure

Enrollment growth and aging facilities are top concerns among likely voters The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is gearing up for a potential bond measure next year aimed at accommodating hundreds of additional students and replacing crumbling buildings long past their prime. Polls co

MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE - 2017-10-17 16:42:00

Magical Bridge Playground planned for Mountain View

Mountain View could soon be the latest Bay Area city to build an all-inclusive playspace known as a Magical Bridge Playground. On Tuesday night, Oct. 3, elected leaders approved a contract committing $1 million to begin a larger fundraising push for building a playground at Rengstorff Park. Ever s

MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE - 2017-10-16 18:01:00

Police find man stabbed to death in San Jose

SAN JOSE (KTVU) - A man was stabbed to death in San Jose early Wednesday morning. Police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said police were called out at 12:20 a.m. to the 300 block of Branham Lane East. When they got there, they found the man. They took him to a hospital, where he died a short time later. No sus

BAYINSIDER - 2017-10-18 12:22:00

San Jose: Suspect identified in November homicide

SAN JOSE - Investigators have identified a suspect in the fatal beating of a 51-year-old San Jose man back in November, according to police. Joseph Miller, 31, of San Jose, is being sought on a murder warrant in connection with the death of Alfred Perez the night of Nov. 8, 2016 near West Alma Avenu

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-17 22:59:49

Another smoke advisory issued for Bay Area

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District today issued another smoke advisory because of continued heavy smoke in the region from several wildfires in the North Bay. The air district issued the advisory for the North Bay and East Bay and said air quality will continue to be unpredictable until

MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE - 2017-10-16 20:59:00

Coroner IDs Man Killed On Caltrain Tracks In Silicon Valley

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - A man who was struck and killed by a northbound Caltrain passenger train in Sunnyvale Thursday morning has been identified as 74-year-old Juan Alvarado, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office. Alvarado, a Santa Clara resident, was killed just after 8

PATCH - 2017-10-17 04:57:23

Abilities United hosts annual Authors Luncheon fundraiser Nov. 4

Abilities United's 26th annual Authors Luncheon fundraiser is scheduled 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Mountain View. The event draws approximately 600 book lovers from throughout the Bay Area and generates nearly $400,000 annually for Abilities United, which serve

LOSALTOSONLINE.COM - 2017-10-18 07:00:00

Noteworthy: NCL moms, daughters volunteer together

The National Charity League's Orchard Valley Chapter, which includes members from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and Cupertino, recently led games for residents at Lytton Gardens, a retirement community in Palo Alto. Sixteen eighth-graders shared the afternoon with the seniors, playing bi

LOSALTOSONLINE.COM - 2017-10-18 07:00:00

Wildfires' impact felt locally

Strong winds carried smoke from a series of rampaging North Bay wildfires all the way south to Los Altos and Mountain View last week, prompting some residents venturing outdoors to wear masks as hazy skies rendered nearby foothills invisible from the valley floor. The poor air quality, ranked "unhea

LOSALTOSONLINE.COM - 2017-10-18 07:00:00

Father pleads guilty to raping, murdering teen daughter to avoid death penalty

A long-running case that began in Santa Clara County when a judge awarded a man with a lengthy criminal record custody of his kids came to an abrupt end Tuesday in Modesto when the father admitted mid-trial to drugging, sexually abusing and killing his 14-year-old daughter. Mark Mesiti, 49, now face

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-18 00:30:27

San Jose police investigate stabbing death

SAN JOSE - Police are investigating the stabbing death of a man that occurred Wednesday night in the 300 block Branham Lane East.Police received a call about the stabbing at 12:20 a.m. When officers arrived, they located the man suffering "from at least one stab wound" and took him to the hospital,

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-18 12:36:51

Oct. 18 Letters: Downtown San Jose doesn't need more people, development

A few weeks ago, in this newspaper, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Carl Guardino gushed about how adding 22,000 Google employees to downtown San Jose was akin to "the excitement and anticipation of awaiting a newborn baby". We all better hope it's stillborn. Now we read that Scott Knies, exec

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-17 18:28:47

West Valley seniors: Need a lift? Here comes RYDE

The service will use vetted volunteer drivers to take older residents on errands and to appointments in an area that's underserved by public transit. Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group A magnetic placard graces car of a driver for the RYDE pilot program that offers a new transit option for seniors in

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-18 14:00:22

San Jose City Council passes gun control measure

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - San Jose city leaders passed a new gun measure at Tuesday's City Council meeting requiring gun owners to lock up their firearms when they leave the house and even when they're at home. The meeting was loaded with gun safety advocates who called the new law common sense. How

BAYINSIDER - 2017-10-18 05:39:00

San Jose gun owners must lock up weapons when they're not home, lawmakers decide

SAN JOSE - Fighting for tougher gun control measures Tuesday, Louis Pandula choked up as he told city leaders about the worst day of his life: When his daughter was shot in the head. His emotional story came as lawmakers narrowly adopted a measure requiring gun owners to lock up weapons when they le

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-10-18 06:18:53

Santa Clara Valley Water District To Participate in California WaterFix

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA - The Santa Clara Valley Water District announced that its Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to participate in the California WaterFix project. In a news release, the district said its participation in the state's proposed plan to improve the infrastructure that car

PATCH - 2017-10-18 02:26:31

Noteworthy: Midpen's Abbors announces retirement

Steve Abbors, general manager of the Los Altos-based Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, plans to retire after nearly a decade at the public agency's helm. He will stay on through the end of the year. "Steve came aboard during a pivotal time for Midpen and helped us change course by continuin

LOSALTOSONLINE.COM - 2017-10-18 07:00:00

LA clinician uses neurofeedback for eating disorders

The brain of someone with an eating disorder is fear-based, according to Los Altos clinician Theresa Chesnut. It's why sufferers starve themselves, binge and purge their food or compulsively exercise to lose an amount of weight that will never be satisfying. But groundbreaking research in the area o

LOSALTOSONLINE.COM - 2017-10-18 07:00:00

Staying Active: How exercise counters cognitive decline

Research and clinical studies from several disciplines of science have recently revealed that increased physical activity reduces aging effects that slow down the brain as well as mobility. So how does physical fitness add up to 10 years of a more active lifestyle and 36 percent more brain efficienc

LOSALTOSONLINE.COM - 2017-10-18 07:00:00