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Letting Fido off the leash
Go ahead and leave the leash at home -- the Mountain View City Council unanimously voted to make handful of public parks... Last comment 11 hours ago | 33 comments

Injury accident on Moffett Boulevard causes road closure
A motorcyclist was struck and injured in a traffic collision on Moffett Boulevard this morning, triggering a road closure,... Last comment 7 hours ago | 13 comments

Not enough students, not enough money to open ninth campus
Months of long, difficult and sometimes bitter meetings came to a head in a marathon Mountain View Whisman school board meeting... Last comment 5 hours ago | 85 comments

City is growing, public school attendance is dropping
Mountain View schools are facing a strange predicament. The local economy is humming along, people are moving into the city... Last comment 5 hours ago | 40 comments

 
 
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High school district to revise homework policy
Students feeling swamped with homework may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. The Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District took a definitive step Tuesday night, May 26, toward revamping its homework policies to lighten the workload on students and compel teachers to be mindful about what they ask of students. Friday, 1:55 PM | 2 comments

Dessert shop is ground zero in neighborhood feud
A corner cafe specializing in frozen desserts would seem like the perfect setting to relax and cool off, but the proprietors of Mountain View's SnoZen have found themselves in the center of a heated political battle between residents in the Crossings neighborhood. Friday, 10:50 AM | 26 comments

Stanford University lab received live anthrax shipment
Stanford University officials assured the public Thursday, May 28, that a vial potentially carrying live anthrax that was shipped to a campus laboratory last year has not threatened the school. Friday, 9:55 AM | 2 comments

Gilroy man ID'd in fatal motorcycle collision on Moffett Boulevard
A motorcyclist was struck and killed in a traffic collision on Moffett Boulevard Thursday morning, according to police. As of 5 p.m. both southbound lanes were re-opened. Friday, 10:51 AM | 13 comments

Police searching for car burglary suspect
Police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman suspected of stealing a credit card and over $950 in cash and other personal belongings from a car parked in the Rengstorff Center early last week. Thursday, 1:12 PM | 4 comments

Letting Fido off the leash at city parks
Go ahead and leave the leash at home -- the Mountain View City Council unanimously voted to make handful of public parks more dog-friendly by allowing canines to roam off-leash. The approval on Tuesday night, May 26, would make permanent a pilot program designed to test off-leash rules. Thursday, 11:32 AM | 33 comments

MV teen arrested in kidnapping incident
A 19-year-old Mountain View man was arrested last week after he allegedly refused to let his girlfriend out of his car and threatened to crash the vehicle following an argument over their relationship. Thursday, 10:30 AM | 5 comments

MTC approves expansion of bike share program
A tenfold expansion of the Bay Area Bike Share program was unanimously approved Wednesday morning by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Thursday, 10:30 AM | 4 comments

Los Altos: police seek to ID burglary suspects in video
Los Altos police today have released video footage of two suspects in a burglary committed earlier this month. Wednesday, 9:49 AM

Breaking the mold with Middle College
High school isn't a great fit for everyone, with its 50-minute periods, hours of daily homework and smattering of school spirit at rallies and football games. Rather than tough it out for four years, some 60 students in Mountain View, Los Altos and Palo Alto have found in alternative in Middle College. Wednesday, 9:10 AM | 3 comments

Council passes new carbon-cutting plan for Mountain View
Setting a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent in 2050, Mountain View leaders on Tuesday unanimously approved a new long-term climate action plan to guide a host of city operations. The package sets out a time-line of greenhouse-gas reduction targets over the coming decades. Wednesday, 9:09 AM | 11 comments

Why so few hospital beds for teens?
The absence of adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds in Santa Clara County — described by one Palo Alto child and adolescent psychiatrist as a "hospitalization crisis" — is actually the norm rather than the exception in California. Tuesday, 2:43 PM

What's troubling local teens?
A panel of teens from Mountain View and neighboring cities gathered at the Community Health Awareness Council headquarters earlier this month to explain what it's like to be in the high-stress high school environment that has mental health as a top issue in student well-being. Tuesday, 1:28 PM | 2 comments

City wins in long-fought lawsuits
Attorneys for Mountain View announced in recent days that they successfully defended the city against two lawsuits from landlords crying foul over the city's code enforcement on low-income housing units. Both cases were discussed by elected leaders on Tuesday in closed session. Tuesday, 11:58 AM | 1 comments

City is growing, public school attendance is dropping
Mountain View schools are facing a strange predicament. The local economy is humming along, people are moving into the city and dozens of new housing developments are either approved or in the works. All the ingredients are there for enrollment growth for the Mountain View Whisman School District. Tuesday, 9:52 AM | 40 comments

Simitian: 'Significant' need for inpatient psych beds for teens
Calling the lack of hospital beds for youth in mental health crises "a real and significant need," Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is pushing for county staff to analyze the feasibility of opening an inpatient unit for children and adolescents. Monday, 3:29 PM | 1 comments

Not enough students, not enough money to open ninth campus
Months of long, difficult and sometimes bitter meetings came to a head in a marathon Mountain View Whisman school board meeting Thursday night, when board members narrowly decided in a 3-2 straw vote not to open up a new school in the Whisman and Slater neighborhood area. Friday, 1:59 PM | 85 comments

City opens new affordable housing complex
Mountain View leaders cut the ribbon on Tuesday, celebrating the completion of a new 49-home apartment building offering below-market studios. Friday, 10:21 AM | 7 comments

Local businesses to participate in Bike to Shop Day

District names new Landels principal

City toughens up water restrictions

Claim filed against county office of education over alleged molestation at outdoor ed-camp

Tennis tournament returns to MV

Google to roll out new self-driving cars in MV

More charges brought against camp counselor in child porn case

Days numbered for city's small RV park

Woman arrested for suspected Kohl's theft

Local mental health program receives WASC accreditation

 

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