Carly Heltzel

Carly Heltzel, Copy Editor

Carly is a junior at Mountain View High School, serving as a copy editor and beat reporter covering the Mountain View City Hall and education for the Post. Carly is also an editorial intern at the Los Altos Town Crier and print news editor on the Mountain View High School Oracle; she’s previously covered the coronavirus, mental health and homelessness in the Mountain View community. 


The missing perspective: Mountain View’s RV residents shed light on their daily struggles, the real impact of Measure C and empathy

STORY BY NATALIE ARBATMAN AND CARLY HELTZEL, PHOTOS BY CARLY HELTZEL When Janet Stevens goes for a walk down her street, just like anyone else, she’ll strike up a conversation and smile warmly, talking to her equally friendly neighbors.  But after they watch her cross the road and enter her home, something changes: People avoid…

Getting to know the new Mountain View Mayor: Kamei’s path through public service

STORY BY CARLY HELTZEL, PHOTO COURTESY ELLEN KAMEI The daughter of a Chinese–Puerto Rican mother and a father born in Japanese internment camps, Mountain View’s newly elected mayor, Ellen Kamei, said she became a public servant to offer her unique perspective of being a third-generation resident who has watched the city grow from a middle-class…

MV Council elects Kamei and Ramirez as mayor and vice mayor

STORY BY CARLY HELTZEL, PHOTO BY GIL RUBINSTEIN As outgoing Mountain View City Council Members Chris Clark and John McAlister said their heartfelt goodbyes to a teary-eyed council, they were anticlimactically moved to the attendees box on Zoom while elected Council Members Margaret Abe-Koga, Sally Lieber, Lisa Matichak and Pat Showalter were sworn in by…

A look into the MV Housing Justice Coalition: activists protecting renters and mobile home owners

STORY BY CARLY HELTZEL, PHOTO BY GIL RUBINSTEIN Logging onto the Mountain View Housing Justice Coalition (MVHJC) Zoom call, you’d hardly expect to be greeted with a tight-knit, welcoming group of advocates laughing about how many trout brains makes a serving of food — but the amicable environment took nothing away from the gravity of…

“I hate everything about this”: MV City Council approves implementation for Measure C, set to spend nearly $1,000,000 on street signs

STORY BY CEDRIC CHAN AND CARLY HELTZEL, PHOTO BY CARLY HELTZEL In the early hours of this morning, the Mountain View City Council unanimously approved the staff recommendation for the implementation and budget of Measure C, following hours of discussion and contentious public comment.  The measure, approved by voters this November, will prohibit the parking…