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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
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]

Webb telescope is lightyears ahead of Hubble. A NASA Ames scientist explains why.
The first image revealed from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope earlier this week isn't just the deepest and sharpest glimpse humans have of the distant universe so far. It's also a peek at 4.6 billion years into the past.
[Thursday, July 14, 2022]

Bay Area CEO charged with murder of woman in Mountain View 30 years ago
Thirty years after 25-year-old Laurie Houts was strangled to death in Mountain View, Readytech CEO John Kevin Woodward has now been charged for her murder.
[Monday, July 11, 2022]

Santa Clara County supervisors want to increase fines, enforcement for tobacco sales violations
The punishment for tobacco retailers that are caught illegally selling products to minors in Santa Clara County may soon get a lot stricter.
[Thursday, June 30, 2022]

Santa Clara County makes price gouging on infant formula illegal
In response to the nationwide infant formula shortage, the Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance to enforce rules against price gouging at a meeting earlier this month.
[Sunday, June 26, 2022]

'This is a big deal': Local kids 6 months and older get COVID vaccines at new Mountain View clinic
Santa Clara County's newest vaccination site in Mountain View opened Tuesday. Anyone 6 months or older can now receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 shot.
[Thursday, June 23, 2022]

Hate symbol or Buddhist emblem? Hidden Villa cancels summer camps for 1,000 kids after staffers resign over swastika tiles
Hidden Villa canceled all of its summer camp sessions due to the "abrupt departure" of camp staff members upset over the nonprofit's handling of complaints about decorative tiles with Buddhist swastikas on the historic Duveneck House.
[Monday, June 13, 2022]

Santa Clara County will use legal tools to protect abortion rights
In the wake of the leaked draft opinion that rocked the nation in May, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors directed County Counsel to take legal action if necessary to protect reproductive rights.
[Wednesday, June 8, 2022]

Sally Lieber takes lead in bid for Board of Equalization
Mountain View City Council member Sally Lieber currently leads a pack of three candidates vying for a spot on the state Board of Equalization, capturing more than half of the primary vote.
[Tuesday, June 7, 2022]