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Malea Martin

Staff Writer, Mountain View Voice

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About Malea
Malea Martin covers the City Hall beat in Mountain View. Before joining the Mountain View Voice in 2022, she covered local politics and education for New Times San Luis Obispo, a weekly newspaper on the Central Coast of California.

Malea was born in San Diego but spent most of her life in San Luis Obispo before heading back to SoCal to attend Claremont McKenna College. She graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Government, plus a minor in Human Rights Studies. In her free time, Malea enjoys trail running, tending to her growing army of houseplants, and scouring antique stores for unique vintage finds.
Stories by Malea
'An eye in the sky': A new NASA project is developing drone technology to fight wildfires
As wildfire season on the West Coast stretches longer each year, with fires scorching through record levels of acreage, scientists at NASA Ames want to utilize drones to help modernize firefighting.
[Thursday, March 23, 2023]

Tech CEO arrested for peeping into woman's restroom stall in January now connected to three more cases, police say
The Palo Alto tech company CEO who was arrested on suspicion of peeping into woman's bathroom stall in Mountain View in January has now been connected to at least three other cases, according to Mountain View police detectives.
[Thursday, March 16, 2023]

President Joe Biden makes a stop in Mountain View before heading to Santa Cruz County to survey storm damage
Air Force One landed around 11:41 a.m. on Thursday at the Moffett Federal Airfield, and President Joe Biden emerged about 10 minutes later wearing his signature black aviator sunglasses.
[Thursday, January 19, 2023]

'I can’t hold my breath any longer:' Local man survives harrowing experience trying to rescue his dog from Stevens Creek
A Mountain View man who jumped into Stevens Creek in an attempt to save his dog Griffin last week said he feels lucky to be alive. "Mistake No. 1 was letting him off leash ... Mistake No. 2 was jumping in after him."
[Wednesday, January 11, 2023]

Mountain View's police chief to become San Mateo County's new undersheriff
San Mateo County Sheriff-elect Christina Corpus announced Dec. 20 that Mountain View Police Chief Chris Hsiung will join the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office as undersheriff.
[Tuesday, December 20, 2022]

Meta says it left its Mountain View offices to build a 'best-in-class remote work experience.' Current employees beg to differ
According to Meta content moderators, contracted employees who worked at the company's now-vacated Mountain View office don't have the option to work from home.
[Wednesday, November 30, 2022]

Incumbent Miller takes decisive victory in Woodside Fire Protection District race, semi-official results show
As of 8 a.m. on Nov. 9, Matt Miller had captured 75.9% of the vote (2,709 votes) and Rusty Day had 24.1% of the votes (859 votes) in the race for a seat on the Woodside Fire Protection District's board.
[Wednesday, November 9, 2022]

Hayden, Peiffer, Westervelt lead initial results in Woodside Elementary School District race
Initial election results show incumbent Jenny Hayden along with newcomers Amanda Peiffer and Brett Westervelt in the lead for the three open seats on the Woodside Elementary School District board.
[Tuesday, November 8, 2022]

Dunn outspends opponents in Woodside Elementary School District race
A week before Election Day, Woodside Elementary School District candidate William Dunn filed paperwork indicating that he exceeded the $2,000 spending threshold, meaning he’s now required to report his campaign spending.
[Monday, November 7, 2022]

League of Women Voters hosts candidate forums, info sessions in South San Mateo County
The local League of Women Voters branch is hosting voter information events throughout October to keep residents informed on local elections, like the Atherton City Council, Woodside Elementary board and state propositions.
[Tuesday, October 18, 2022]