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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 12 hours ago | 35 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 4 hours ago | 54 comments

MV Whisman board struggles to balance enrollment
The Mountain View Whisman School District doubled down on efforts to balance enrollment across all the elementary schools... Last comment on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:01 am | 40 comments

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"California Burning"
View of Half Dome from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Normally, on a night like this, the sky would be full of stars. At a time like this (September), a thick band of stars constituting the Milky Way would be clearly visible. But the raging wildfires have blotted everything out. Submitted by Prasenjit Sengupta on Sep 13, 2015

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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

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 | 14 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 | 5 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 | 1 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 | 54 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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