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Mountain View Whisman ratchets up spending
Residents who demanded that the Mountain View Whisman School District spend down its $20 million reserves may have gotten... Last comment on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 13 comments

The robo-car revolution hits Mountain View streets
A question kept ringing through my mind as I took my first ride Monday in one of Google's prototype self-driving cars --... Last comment on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 23 comments

Stevenson PACT principal resigns
In a decision that appears to have caught some by surprise, Stevenson PACT's principal, Tyler Graff, announced last week... Last comment on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 56 comments

 
 
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Animal hospital's kittens need new families
Wanted: caring, loving homes for playful, affectionate kittens.
Sunday, 4:40 PM

Caltrain loses bid for exemption from state environmental law on electrification project
Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and San Jose, according to a ruling July 2 by the federal Surface Transportation Board. Friday, 8:40 PM | 2 comments

Stanford: Firefighters knock down Lake Lagunita fire
Palo Alto firefighters responded to a report of vegetation fire near Lake Lagunita at about 12:20 p.m. Friday, according to emergency alerts sent out to the Stanford University community. Friday, 9:06 PM

District taps Palo Alto administrator as new Stevenson PACT principal
Following the sudden departure of former Stevenson PACT principal Tyler Graff, the Mountain View Whisman School District selected an administrator from the nearby Palo Alto Unified School District to take over for the district's choice program. Thursday, 1:37 PM

Who wants to be a school board member?
The Mountain View Whisman School District has been a hotbed of internal strife that led former board president Chris Chiang to resign. Starting Monday, the district is accepting applications for a replacement to join the fray. Thursday, 10:18 AM | 12 comments

Secret history of MV's Berlin Wall slab
Two large concrete slabs of the Berlin Wall were donated to Mountain View and were put on display outside the library in 2013. To their surprise, Mountain View officials recently learned some of the history behind these pieces. Thursday, 9:37 AM | 12 comments

Fourth of July travel to break records in California
This Fourth of July weekend is projected to have the highest rate of travel since 2010. Thursday, 9:35 AM | 1 comments

Midpeninsula's best bets for Fourth of July
Independence Day celebrations will take place throughout the Peninsula on Saturday, July 4. Celebrate the red, white and blue at patriotic events, including family-friendly activities in Palo Alto, parades in Menlo Park and Redwood City and a firework display in Mountain View. Wednesday, 1:46 PM

Top planning official leaving MV
An influential Mountain View staffer in charge of an array of land-use and development decisions, Zoning Administrator Gerry Beaudin will be leaving his job. Beaudin has accepted to a new job to head the Community Development Department in Pleasanton, starting at the end of July. Wednesday, 1:43 PM

Cash from rent hike earmarked for Whisman school
The Mountain View Whisman school board took its first concrete step toward opening a new school in the Whisman and Slater neighborhood, earmarking millions of dollars in future lease money for constructing and operating a new school. Wednesday, 10:46 AM | 4 comments

Bill eliminates 'personal belief' exemption for vaccinations
Come July 2016, California parents will no longer be able to claim a "personal belief" exemption from requirements that all children in schools or daycare be immunized. Wednesday, 10:46 AM | 12 comments

Growing need for garden plots in Mountain View
Want to grow your own veggies, herbs or flowers at a Mountain View community garden? Get to the back of the line. Tuesday, 12:18 PM | 4 comments

Homeless population doubles in Mountain View
Santa Clara County's homeless population is the lowest it's been in a decade, bringing in praise from city and county officials who say the efforts to reduce homelessness are finally paying off. Tuesday, 9:46 AM | 7 comments

High schools install car-charging stations
The Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District announced this week that two 240-volt car chargers have been installed at both Mountain View and Los Altos high schools, according to a district press release. Monday, 4:15 PM

Analysis: Supreme Court ruling likely to affect equal-rights laws
The U.S. Supreme Court's sweeping decision that same-sex marriage is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment will have widespread implications, legal experts at Stanford Law School said Friday. Monday, 1:55 PM | 1 comments

A friend in deed: community activist, volunteer finds herself in need of helping hand
Public accolades and private turmoil have marked the past 18 months for community activist Elena Pacheco. The tireless volunteer and teacher found herself battling cancer and homelessness after rent increases displaced her from the apartment she's lived in for more than 20 years. She allowed the Voice to document her struggle to reclaim her health and her life in Mountain View. Monday, 1:35 PM | 4 comments

Mountain View Whisman ratchets up spending
Residents who demanded that the Mountain View Whisman School District spend down its $20 million reserves may have gotten their wish. The school district's normally conservative spending habits took a different direction last fiscal year, placing the district $1.1 million in the red. Monday, 9:55 AM | 13 comments

Man arrested in package theft case
A man in possession of a package that is thought to have been stolen was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Mountain View early Wednesday morning, according to police.
Monday, 10:15 AM

Airbnb tent raises eyebrows
Paying $965 a month for a one-bedroom rental might seem a bargain in Mountain View, especially for a place featuring a garden view and nestled between the Google campus and the Caltrain station.
Monday, 10:15 AM | 7 comments

Supreme Court upholds same-sex marriage
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote today that the federal Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage -- an action Assemblyman Rich Gordon called historic "for all Americans who value fairness and equality." Friday, 2:50 PM

In-house pick to head community college district
After a months-long national search for a new chancellor to head the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, the board of trustees ultimately decided to hire in-house by selecting Foothill College president Judy Miner. Friday, 1:41 PM | 1 comments

Board OKs $42 M Castro school project
The Mountain View Whisman school board decided Thursday night to move forward with a $42 million transformation of the Castro Elementary School campus, but only after three hours of deadlocked votes and lengthy discussion. Friday, 1:25 PM | 9 comments

Report: Cities unprepared for sea-level rise
The Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury has a message for city and county officials who are dragging their feet regarding sea-level rise: Get with the program. Friday, 10:18 AM | 1 comments

San Jose woman arrested on kidnapping charges
A 33-year-old San Jose woman was arrested last week in Mountain View after she allegedly got into someone's car and demanded the driver take her to a store to buy cigarettes. Thursday, 8:56 PM | 2 comments

Sparks fly at MV Whisman school board meeting
Tensions flared at the Mountain View Whisman School board meeting Thursday night over an otherwise uncontroversial contract approval -- the district's construction project manager threatened to walk out of the meeting because of some board members' questioning of cost figures. Thursday, 4:25 PM | 46 comments

Google's self-driving car revolution hits Mountain View streets
A question kept ringing through my mind as I took my first ride Monday in one of Google's prototype self-driving cars -- Is this newfangled robo-car a better driver than I am? Thursday, 11:45 AM | 23 comments

Google contest: Paint your robo-wagon
Want to display your art where it's certain to get stares? Put it on the side of a Google self-driving car. Thursday, 12:07 PM | 2 comments

Mountain View slashes water use in May
Worsening drought conditions and greater pressure from the state of California may finally be having an impact on water use in the city of Mountain View. Monthly water savings in April and May show residents are saving more than enough water to breeze by the 16 percent-cut required by the State Water Resources Control Board, as compared to 2013 water use. Thursday, 10:31 AM | 11 comments

Experts: Rising sea level needs to be top priority
Sea levels are already rising along the San Francisco Bay and local creeks, and officials can't waste time in finding a fix, experts said at a June 19 conference to address the issue. Wednesday, 4:22 PM | 12 comments

Council briefs: Deer Hollow, Super Bowl 50 and the Immigrant House

GoogleServe focuses efforts on local schools

Police: Man cited in hit-and-run accident in Palo Alto

Five arrested on drug sale charges at Shoreline concert

Burglary suspect caught on camera

Pear Theatre announces new home

Mutts and mocha at Peet's

Welcome to summer camp

Crossings vote a reprieve for SnoZen

Gas leak triggers church evacuation

Grass fire along I-280 in Los Altos Hills

Pedestrian dies on Caltrain tracks in Sunnyvale

Local A.M.E. members mourn in aftermath of Charleston killings

Firefighters put out dryer fire

Los Altos board asks MV to fund park purchase

 

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