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MV-Whisman teacher negotiations stalled
Representatives from the Mountain View Educators Association (MVEA) are calling contract negotiations "dead in the water"... Last comment 9 hours ago | 20 comments

Tenants' group launches outreach campaign
Tenants' advocates are launching a new outreach campaign this weekend as part of an effort to get a rent-stabilization measure... Last comment on Apr 30, 2016 at 2:57 am | 56 comments

School board ditches shared campus plans
Construction plans that would have created facilities shared by Theuerkauf and Stevenson Elementary fell through last week,... Last comment on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 35 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 http://www.crowdrise.com/nyrrsandyrelief Submitted by Carla Kenworthy on Nov 20, 2012

 
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Bike to Work Day offers free bike sharing
Bay Area commuters without a bike can participate in this year's Bike to Work Day for free through an offer by Bay Area Bike Share. Sunday, 2:45 PM | 1 comments

Two arrested in Los Altos drug bust
Two people were arrested on Thursday after a search warrant uncovered illicit drugs and a firearm inside a Los Altos home. Friday, 6:46 PM

Google Fiber project seeks City Council's OK
Could Google finally bring its acclaimed super-speed internet service to its hometown? After years of discussion, the company will present plans to the City Council on Tuesday for how its Google Fiber service could be installed throughout Mountain View. Friday, 1:49 PM | 26 comments

Bye-bye for BookBuyers in Mountain View
It was a somber event that Friday night as BookBuyers opened its doors to begin liquidating its inventory of more than 300,000 titles. Falling behind on its rent, the business announced in recent days that it needed to shutter its Castro Street shop in the hope that it could reopen in a cheaper location. Friday, 12:47 PM | 1 comments

A turbulent trip for LAHS singers
It's been an exciting April for Los Altos High School's singing talent, but the month got off to a rough start, thanks to a misfire by airline staff that delayed the students' long-planned trip to South Africa. Friday, 12:07 PM

Mountain View man arrested in wine heist
Two Northern California men have been indicted for allegedly transporting expensive wine that was stolen from restaurants in Yountville and Cupertino.
Friday, 11:05 AM | 5 comments

How a front yard turned into an elephant habitat
Some homeowners deck their yards with garden gnomes; others go for pink flamingos. Christina Yin and Michael Maung have all those yard decorations beat, in terms of size at least. The front yard at their Spring Street house is quickly becoming a menagerie of elephant statues. Thursday, 10:59 PM | 7 comments

MV-Whisman teacher negotiations stalled
Representatives from the Mountain View Educators Association (MVEA) are calling contract negotiations "dead in the water" this week, following several fruitless meetings with Mountain View Whisman School District officials. Thursday, 12:25 PM | 20 comments

Much-criticized mediation program wins council approval
In a 4-3 vote, the Mountain View City Council gave the final nod to an ordinance creating a mandatory-mediation program to deal with rent-hike conflicts despite many misgivings from its own supporters. Thursday, 12:15 PM | 15 comments

Man arrested for package theft on Monroe Drive
A 37-year-old man allegedly found with stolen packages was arrested in Mountain View, near the border of Palo Alto, on Tuesday afternoon, Mountain View police said. Thursday, 7:53 AM | 1 comments

Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula
Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise of their turboprop engines, over the Bay during much of their approach to the San Carlos Airport whenever they have clear visibility. Wednesday, 8:05 PM | 4 comments

Report urges big increase in preschool, child care access
When it comes to education, the first five years of a child's life are in many ways the most important. But for most families of young children in California, important resources for early childhood development remain out of reach. Wednesday, 11:29 AM | 3 comments

What's all this racket about pickleball?
The game known as pickleball is getting lots attention in Mountain View lately, both from swelling numbers of new players as well as some vocal naysayers. Wednesday, 6:13 AM | 4 comments

New app tracks city's free shuttles
Catching one of Mountain View's free shuttles just got a little bit easier. Starting last week, the transit program launched a pilot application allowing riders to track each shuttle's location in real-time. Tuesday, 6:23 PM | 3 comments

Ala Carte & Art festival this weekend
Mountain View's Ala Carte & Art festival, the annual fair (celebrating its 20th year) featuring two days of live music, the wares of hundreds of artisans, food and drink, a farmer's market, classic-car show, kids' activities, and more, will happen Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1. Wednesday, 11:38 AM | 1 comments

Woman who died Monday in I-280 crash identified
A woman who was killed Monday morning when her car flipped over the center divider of Interstate 280 near Palo Alto was identified today as 47-year-old Los Gatos resident Gina Whitson, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office. Tuesday, 12:36 PM

School board ditches shared campus plans
Construction plans that would have created facilities shared by Theuerkauf and Stevenson Elementary fell through last week, after the Mountain View Whisman School District's board of trustees yielded to public demand calling for separate campuses. Monday, 6:39 PM | 35 comments

Solar plane lands at Moffett after three-day Pacific crossing
A Swiss pilot successfully completed a three-day flight Saturday night from Hawaii to Moffitt Field in Santa Clara County in a solar-powered plane.
Monday, 12:04 AM | 2 comments

Update: Woman dies after being struck by train in Palo Alto
A 19-year-old woman who was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto has died, Caltrain has confirmed. She was identified as Sarah Marie Longyear, a graduate of Gunn High School. Monday, 9:21 AM | 3 comments

Lots of color, many bright smiles at weekend parade
Mountain View's annual Spring Family Parade brought out a crowd of costumed participants and celebrants last Saturday. Monday, 1:14 PM | 1 comments

Group kicking off signature-gathering for rent control measure
Tenants' advocates are launching a new outreach campaign this weekend as part of an effort to get a rent-stabilization measure on the November ballot. Friday, 1:51 PM | 56 comments

Fueling big hopes, South Bay launches alternative utility
Officials from Mountain View and nearly a dozen other South Bay cities met for the first time last week to launch a new local energy utility that would rival Pacific Gas & Electric. The new agency dubbed the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Partnership still has a long way to go before it begins feeding electricity to local residents, but the coming months will involve a string of formative decisions on how the nascent utility will source its power. Friday, 10:39 AM | 1 comments

Safety measures planned for Page Mill interchange
A permanent fix to the hazardous Page Mill Road/Interstate 280 interchange could be a decade away, but transportation officials plan to make some alterations to make the road safer for bicyclists as soon as this fall, Santa Clara County Roads and Airports officials said during a community meeting on Wednesday, April 20. Friday, 10:38 AM | 1 comments

Los Gatos woman dies after crash on I-280 near Palo Alto

Foothill College names new president

Fleeing driver crashes car into creek

Hacker Dojo announces plans to leave Mountain View

Council: build senior housing on downtown lot

A cure for long pharmacy waits

City Council hits impasse in rental resolution

 

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