June 29, 2018, 11am PDT
If a majority of the city's voters approve the city-sponsored ballot measure, business license fees will change from a flat $30 annual fee to a new tax based on the number of employees, with the largest employer, Google, to pay $3.3 million.
June 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
If your city was home to some of the wealthiest, largest companies in the country, would you tax them to raise money for more housing and transit service?
April 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The measure would repeal the 1996 Costa-Hawkins Act that places limits on rent control ordinances. Repealing the act would allow cities with rent control to consider expanding rent control to provide tenants greater protections.
March 30, 2018, 12pm PDT
Wei Huang, a 38-year-old Apple engineer, died after his Tesla Model X collided with a highway barrier on a Bay Area highway interchange on March 23. NTSB wants to know if it was operating on Autopilot. It took 5 hours to reopen the freeway.
January 19, 2018, 10am PST
A 51-year-old bicyclist became the second fatality in the first week of revenue service. It was the fourth fatality since the summer for the diesel train, which operates from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale.
December 18, 2017, 8am PST
File under 'high-tech urban dystopia.”
December 14, 2017, 12pm PST
Could the approval of a massive redevelopment plan for Google property in the city of Mountain View pave the way for a new development-friendly approach to planning in the Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area?
December 6, 2017, 11am PST
Microsoft is the latest tech industry titan to announce a major construction project in the Silicon Valley.
October 4, 2017, 9am PDT
Negotiations between the city of Mountain View and tech giant Google over the latter's plans to expand its headquarters recently took a strange turn.
September 20, 2017, 7am PDT
Mountain View, located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, has commissioned and completed a study into the deployment of automated guideway transportation on two primary corridors.
June 20, 2017, 2pm PDT
Mountain View is an expensive place to find housing, in part because of Google itself. The tech giant plans to do something about the housing crunch, for its employees at least.
June 16, 2017, 12pm PDT
Apple's new campus contains thousands of parking spaces, but neither transit options nor daycare.
May 19, 2017, 8am PDT
An op-ed written by city officials from two South Bay Area cities argues that reform of land use regulations won't be enough to solve California's housing crisis.
September 16, 2016, 7am PDT
Voters in six Bay Area cities in four Bay Area counties will determine the outcome of eight ballot measures on rent and eviction control. Two of the cities will have city council-sponsored measures competing against voter initiatives.
July 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
Big development news for two of the biggest names in the Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley Business Journal
June 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
A resurgent tenants' rights movement has found a home south of the traditional progressive capital of the Bay Area.
March 8, 2016, 8am PST
According to a new plan approved by the city of Mountain View, developers could now add a large amount of dense housing on the doorstep of Google's headquarters.
December 1, 2015, 11am PST
A proposed BRT route between Palo Alto and San Jose is the latest to hit a setback.
November 15, 2015, 7am PST
Google's response to its self-driving car getting pulled over by police in California: " "Driving too slowly? Bet humans don't get pulled over for that too often."
October 28, 2015, 10am PDT
Reports from the California DMV blame human drivers for minor collisions involving Google's self-driving cars. Drive carefully in Mountain View.