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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
Aging expert and local physician Dr. Walter Bortz II dies at 93
After a period of declining health, Dr. Walter Bortz II died in his Portola Valley home on Aug. 5. He was 93 years old. Best known for his work on aging, he worked as a physician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for decades.
[Monday, September 11, 2023]

Sheriff's Office arrests two in armed robbery outside Alice's Restaurant in Woodside
Deputies arrested two armed robbery suspects who targeted a victim outside Alice's Restaurant in Woodside on Thursday night, Sept. 7. The suspects have been booked into the San Mateo County Jail on five felony charges.
[Friday, September 8, 2023]

Stroller-friendly run club to race at 2023 Moonlight Run
FIT4MOM's current run club session participants will be racing at Palo Alto Weekly's 39th Moonlight Run & Walk, slated for Sept. 29. Rachel Kitt is at the helm of this stroller-friendly running club.
[Friday, September 22, 2023]

Ravenswood City School District appoints East Palo Alto resident to vacant board seat
Tavera’s roots run deep in East Palo Alto, having lived in the community for more than three decades.
[Wednesday, September 6, 2023]

Caltrans: Landslide-damaged section of Highway 84 in Woodside won't fully reopen until December -- or later
The section of Highway 84 that closed in March due to a landslide won’t fully reopen until at least December, Caltrans officials said.
[Saturday, September 2, 2023]

El Camino Health faces new questions over employing doctor accused of molesting teenager decades ago while a Catholic priest
Former Mountain View Mayor Sally Lieber is asking the El Camino Healthcare District to terminate a psychiatrist's contract after the hospital learned in 1988 that the doctor was accused of sexual misconduct while a priest.
[Sunday, September 3, 2023]

Stanford Blood Center in urgent need of blood donations
The Stanford Blood Center is facing an urgent need for blood donations right now and is calling on the community for help.
[Saturday, August 12, 2023]

Hikers beware: Ticks are on the rise after an unusually moist winter
Ticks are always something to watch out for in the Bay Area, but this year warrants some extra vigilance. Recent sweeps in Portola Valley and the greater Bay Area indicate the population of disease-carrying arachnids is on the rise.
[Wednesday, August 9, 2023]

North Fair Oaks stabbing victim leaves behind two children, according to GoFundMe page
The woman who was fatally stabbed in North Fair Oaks on July 30 in an apparent act of domestic violence left behind two kids, according to a GoFundMe page set up for the victim’s 17-year-old daughter, who was also injured.
[Saturday, August 5, 2023]

Highway 84 in Woodside reopens four days ahead of schedule
One lane of Highway 84 in Woodside is now reopened to traffic, Caltrans announced July 27, ending the full closure that interrupted commuters and beachgoers for months, with detours creating traffic congestion on nearby roads.
[Friday, July 28, 2023]