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With outside grants set to expire, the cost of the Bike Share self-service bicycle-rental program will have to be shouldered... Last comment on May 26, 2016 at 9:51 am | 23 comments

Mountain View's achievement gap is one of largest in U.S.
Officials at the Mountain View Whisman School District have long acknowledged the achievement gap, a gulf in student performance... Last comment 10 minutes ago | 60 comments

Upsetting sacred cows to solve housing crisis?
At a housing summit last week, a panel of experts and policymakers discussed the need for sacrificing some "sacred cows"... Last comment on May 25, 2016 at 2:59 pm | 49 comments

 
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The Ginko are in full regalia this week. Taken from a small airborne camera attached to a radio controlled model aircraft. Submitted by Paul Sterbentz on Dec 4, 2010

 
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AT&T announces plan to expand fiber-optic network
Facing a future threat by Google Fiber, AT&T has announced its own strategy to dramatically expand its ultra-high speed internet in Mountain View. Saturday, 9:51 PM | 7 comments

Council OKs funding for Bike Share
The Mountain View City Council approved spending $160,000 as a subsidy for the city's Bike Share service, despite acknowledgment that the bicycle-rental program has been struggling to attract riders. Friday, 1:27 PM | 26 comments

Uncertainty ahead for MV Whisman budget
Dozens of teachers working in Mountain View Whisman School District poured into the May 19 school board meeting to show solidarity for better teacher pay, following troubled negotiations between district officials and teacher union representatives that have come to a halt in recent weeks. Friday, 1:24 PM | 5 comments

Tenant advocates push back against looming deadline
Each and every day will count in the race against time for the Mountain View Tenants' Coalition to gather signatures for a ballot measure to cap the city's rent increases. But exactly how much time remains to collect these signatures remains up in the air due to a brewing disagreement between lawyers from the tenants' group and the city over how election rules should be interpreted. Friday, 10:27 AM | 54 comments

North Bayshore: Could housing incentives increase office space?
In their quest to rapidly inject housing into the North Bayshore business park, Mountain View City Council members wavered on some incentives for developers, based on new fears that they could be unintentionally unleashing a spree of new office growth. Thursday, 12:16 PM | 4 comments

Policy passed allows requests for change of measure letter
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed a policy Tuesday that will help voters differentiate between local measures of the past and present that share the same letter and cover similar issues. Thursday, 11:08 AM | 1 comments

Fixed-up Bay Trail links MV, Sunnyvale
Getting around Mountain View's bayshore just got a lot easier. Last week, local politicians and top brass from Google gathered near the windy wetlands to celebrate a new stretch of resurfaced trails, designed to help improve access to the Baylands north of Moffett Field. Thursday, 11:03 AM | 11 comments

Blue skies and bombers
It's like the History Channel come to life at Moffett Field this week. The Wings of Freedom tour landed in Mountain View last Friday, and will stick around until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Then the fleet of lovingly restored World War II-era airplanes will take to the skies once again, heading to its next stop in Livermore. Wednesday, 5:47 PM

Google's clean-up plan for Hangar One to get a test run
Roughly one year after taking control of Moffett Federal Airfield, Google is set to start testing methods of purging toxic contaminants from the massive steel framework of Hangar One. But while the Mountain View tech giant is committing itself to a multi-million-dollar effort to restore the iconic hangar, the company is staying tight-lipped about its future plans for the structure.
Wednesday, 1:39 PM | 1 comments

Mountain View taxi company order to pay $175K in back wages
The owner of a Silicon Valley taxi and limousine company has been ordered to pay $175,000 in back wages to dozens of drivers misclassified as independent contractors rather than full-time employees, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today.
Wednesday, 12:30 PM

Mountain View's achievement gap is one of largest in U.S.
Officials at the Mountain View Whisman School District have long acknowledged the achievement gap, a gulf in student performance divided by race and family income. But recent studies by Stanford University show that the disparity between white and Latino student achievement in Mountain View is unusual -- it's bigger than in almost any other school district in the country. Tuesday, 4:15 PM | 60 comments

Measure A to extend funding for county's parks
Santa Clara County voters will decide whether they want to prolong a park preservation fund on the June 7 ballot.
Tuesday, 1:19 PM | 1 comments

Kicking the tires on Bike Share program
With outside grants set to expire, the cost of the Bike Share self-service bicycle-rental program will have to be shouldered by Mountain View if it continues. But in reviewing the system's numbers last Tuesday night, City Council members voiced serious concerns, especially after they learned the system's underwhelming ridership meant the city would essentially be spending $19.50 for each bike trip. Tuesday, 8:58 AM | 23 comments

Independent groups pump cash into Assembly campaign

Tuesday: Council to discuss housing incentives for North Bayshore

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

No criminal charges in alleged high school sexual assault

VIDEOS: State Assembly District 24 candidate interviews

Voting begins in June 7 primary

 

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