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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
Space tomatoes and yogurt bags: NASA scientists are sending experiments to space that will enable longer future missions
Space tomatoes and portable diagnostic kits are just a sample of the innovations that will join Friday's SpaceX commercial resupply mission.
[Wednesday, November 16, 2022]

Unofficial results show Lieber with a landslide victory in bid for state Board of Equalization
Preliminary numbers show Mountain View City Council member Sally Lieber with a definitive lead over her opponent in the local politician's bid for a seat on the state Board of Equalization.
[Friday, November 11, 2022]

Power restored to 778 customers in Downtown North after Saturday outage
More than 775 customers were without power on Saturday night starting around 9:15 p.m. in the Downtown North neighborhood of Palo Alto, according to the city's Utilities Department.
[Saturday, November 5, 2022]

Mountain View teen raises funds for allergy research by hosting bass fishing tournament
Dean Wu's life changed when he got to participate in a food allergy trial at Stanford's Parker Center for allergy research. Now, he's raising money for the center with bass fishing tournament on Saturday.
[Friday, October 28, 2022]

New media platform aims to make accessing local politics simpler
Based on your location, CivicBell automatically creates a feed from the elected officials who represent you, from the smallest local boards all the way up to the state level.
[Thursday, October 20, 2022]

Why it's so hard for kids in crisis to access the mental health care they need in Santa Clara County
Peninsula teen Brian has battled depression and suicidal behavior since he was 10 years old. When he was in crisis, his family had to wait weeks just to get him an appointment with a psychiatrist. Their experience is all too common.
[Friday, September 16, 2022]

What's it like to serve on the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury? Here's a peek behind the curtain
Unlike being selected for jury duty, serving on the civil grand jury is a voluntary commitment that former members say is a great way to become more civically engaged. The court is accepting applications.
[Tuesday, August 16, 2022]

Robotics company Nuro aims to help make vehicle fatalities, emissions a thing of the past
As Nuro marks its sixth birthday, the company looks forward to a future where deliveries are made autonomously and without emissions.
[Thursday, August 11, 2022]

When prescription costs add up, MedAssist helps county residents pay for insulin, inhalers and EpiPens
When one local couple saw their medical expenses pile up, they got help from a county program the defrays the cost of some drugs.
[Monday, August 1, 2022]

Google gives an update on its $1B commitment to combat Bay Area housing crisis
Three years after pledging to invest $1 billion toward increasing the Bay Area's housing supply and supporting organizations that combat homelessness, Google shared how this commitment is unfolding.
[Tuesday, July 26, 2022]