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Majority of board wants to reopen Slater School
On no uncertain terms, four of the five Mountain View Whisman School District's board members agreed Thursday night that... Last comment on Nov 24, 2015 at 10:32 pm | 21 comments

Schools hatch plan to narrow stubborn achievement gap
In an effort to raise test scores among Mountain View's low-income and minority students, the Mountain View Whisman School... Last comment on Nov 26, 2015 at 10:32 am | 19 comments

MV sets sights on new transit center
Adding to the stack of transportation-related projects, Mountain View leaders last week pushed forward plans to begin studying... Last comment 2 hours ago | 28 comments

Council rejects study to boost housing
Opting for the "status quo," Mountain View leaders refrained from ordering new studies or conversion plans to encourage more... Last comment on Nov 22, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 13 comments

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"NYC Marathon Here in Mtn View"
Long-time Mountain View resident and NYC Marathon runner Lynda Turkus was one of the 38,000 athletes on hand to witness Super Storm Sandy's terrible destruction earlier this month. When the race was cancelled Lynda made sure her original donations were delivered to Team for Kids. Then, on Nov 18 she brought the spirit of rebuilding through the streets of her St. Francis Acres neighborhood - and a little beyond. With the help of family and friends, Lynda ran a mapped 26.2-mile course - this time for "Race for Recovery", the marathoners' fund to help the victims of the hurricane. She finished big, just in front of her house, amidst cheering well-wishers in a time of 6 hours 22 min. For donation info go to Submitted by Carla Kenworthy on Nov 20, 2012

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City's rental woes top Tuesday's council agenda
Once again, Mountain View city leaders will consider new policies to provide relief for tenants struggling to retain housing amid a surging rental market. On Tuesday evening, the City Council will discuss a package of new programs to address skyrocketing rental costs but without imposing price controls or direct restrictions on local landlords. Monday, 1:32 PM | 4 comments

House fire injures resident, firefighter
A Mountain View man was hospitalized yesterday following a house fire that burned through the garage, causing damage to the home and a gas line. Monday, 1:16 PM | 1 comments

Mountain View lacks crucial staff for permit reviews
Mountain View is facing a severe lack of seasoned city planners and other staffers needed to handle an unrelenting surge in new development proposals. Monday, 10:10 AM | 1 comments

Holiday Fund: Mental health doesn't take a holiday
The Community Health Awareness Council saw a shift in leadership earlier this year, when Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto took over as executive director of the Mountain View-based nonprofit. And she wasted no time getting up to speed. Sunday, 3:22 PM

Freeze, frost warnings issued for Bay Area
People and animals outside late tonight and Sunday morning in Bay Area inland valleys and mountain areas may suffer as temperatures could drop as low as 26 degrees, National Weather Service officials said.
Saturday, 7:49 PM

Crime brief: Arrest for brandishing fake gun
Police arrested a Mountain View man early Wednesday after he allegedly pointed a replica gun at a person who was in the process of repossessing his vehicle.
Friday, 10:22 AM | 1 comments

CHP ramping up efforts to reduce roadways deaths
The California Highway Patrol will be cracking down on impaired and unrestrained drivers this Thanksgiving weekend by increasing its patrols, CHP officials said. Thursday, 3:14 PM

Family urges safety upgrades at fatal crash site
Family members, neighbors and cycling advocates are demanding new safety measures at an intersection where a pedestrian was killed last month. Wednesday, 11:35 AM | 33 comments

Cold-weather shelters open early due to frigid temperatures
Cold-weather shelters in Santa Clara County opened their doors Tuesday evening, about a week ahead of schedule, to accommodate the homeless due to frigid conditions expected over the next few days.
Wednesday, 10:30 AM | 8 comments

Parents worry about tough new standards for English learners
The Mountain View Whisman school board decided last week to hold off on rigorous new standards that would make it harder for English-language learners to progress into regular classes. Wednesday, 10:26 AM | 8 comments

Los Altos police arrest burglary suspects
Los Altos police have arrested two suspects in connection to a string of burglaries earlier this month.
Tuesday, 1:54 PM | 5 comments

Hazmat investigation at 23andMe
Mountain View fire crews spent four hours at biotech company 23andMe on Monday investigating a suspicious letter full of powder. It was later determined to be harmless.
Tuesday, 1:40 PM | 7 comments

State unemployment rate declines as number of jobs increase
The number of workers without jobs in California decreased last month from the previous month and the number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased, according to new data from the California Employment Development Department. Monday, 3:58 PM | 4 comments

Cold temperatures, rain expected this week
Cold, rainy and windy weather is set to hit the Bay Area this week as people travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the National Weather Service. Monday, 3:57 PM | 1 comments

Tenants make new push for rent control
Looking to keep pressure on city leaders, dozens of tenants rallied Sunday at Mountain View City Hall to promote rent stabilization as the best remedy to the local housing crisis. Monday, 1:28 PM | 35 comments

Los Altos police seek downtown burglary suspects
Police have released photos and a video today of two suspects wanted for burglaries at three businesses in downtown Los Altos earlier this month.
Monday, 1:23 PM | 1 comments

El Camino Hospital launches new online services
After two years of careful preparation, El Camino Hospital announced that its new online medical records system is now live. The upgrade not only makes it easier for patients to tap into hospital services from home, it also means the hospital will be able to share information with other hospitals in the Bay Area on a close-knit digital network. Sunday, 4:03 PM | 5 comments

Majority of board wants to reopen Slater School
Four of the five Mountain View Whisman School District's board members agreed on Nov. 19 that it's time to open a new elementary school.
Friday, 1:49 PM | 21 comments

A whole new ballgame for Mountain View
Residents celebrated on Saturday as Mountain View unveiled a brand new sports facility designed to give everyone a little more room to play ball. Friday, 12:04 PM | 2 comments

City sets sights on new transit center
Adding to the stack of transportation-related projects, Mountain View leaders last week pushed forward plans to begin studying a slate of improvements to the city's downtown transit center and a host of roadways. Friday, 10:58 AM | 28 comments

Mountain View council rejects study to boost housing

Class action lawsuit filed against County over solitary confinement practices

Schools hatch plan to narrow stubborn achievement gap

Crime brief: man arrested in busy intersection

Mountain View prepares for Super Bowl scrum

Holidays: Big families, bigger lists

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