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Editorial: Step right up folks, the school board is meeting
Members of the school community might be wondering if it's circus season in Mountain View, even though there's no sign of... Last comment 1 hour ago | 14 comments

City eyes Superfund water for irrigation
Brown lawns and dried-out river beds are ubiquitous in California's severe drought, but one place in Mountain View where... Last comment 5 hours ago | 12 comments

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... Last comment on Jul 6, 2015 at 6:56 pm | 7 comments

 
 
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City will help foot the bill for new LASD school site
Could San Antonio-area residents have new park space in their future? The Mountain View City Council approved plans to help the Los Altos School District acquire land for a new elementary school on the west side of town, aiming to share its playground and field space. Council members gave tentative approval to the partnership in a unanimous 6-0 vote on July 2.
Tuesday, 2:35 PM | 1 comments

Car crash leads to drunken driving arrest
Mountain View police arrested a San Jose man after he allegedly tried to evade a police officer attempting to pull him over on July 6 at about 1:45 a.m.
Tuesday, 11:53 AM

Teachers get raises, with no raised voices
Last year's bitter standoff between administrators and the teachers union over salaries didn't materialize during negotiations this year, marking a cordial new relationship between the Mountain View Whisman School District and its teachers union. Tuesday, 10:44 AM | 6 comments

Bridge replacement could jam up Highway 101 this week
Drivers on U.S. Highway 101 can expect lane closures during the evening, night and early morning hours this week as the California Department of Transportation continues its work to replace the San Francisquito Bridge between Palo Alto and East Palo Alto. Tuesday, 10:44 AM

Two arrested in park fight
Two men were arrested last week after a fight near a Mountain View park left two people injured, according to police Monday, 2:21 PM

City eyes Superfund water for irrigation
Brown lawns and dried-out river beds are ubiquitous in California's severe drought, but one place in Mountain View where water isn't in short supply is Stevens Creek. Year-round, the waterway near Highway 101 remains a lush oasis of running water. Monday, 9:47 AM | 12 comments

Priority registration for new Foothill students
Beat the crowd this fall by getting ahead on course registration at Foothill College. Entering students may attend free sessions July 8 and 9 to receive priority in signing up for fall classes. Monday, 1:33 PM

Animal hospital's kittens need new families
Wanted: caring, loving homes for playful, affectionate kittens.
Sunday, 4:40 PM | 1 comments

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. Monday, 10:11 AM | 7 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 | 13 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 | 11 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 | 6 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

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

High schools install car-charging stations

Analysis: Supreme Court ruling likely to affect equal-rights laws

Mountain View Whisman ratchets up spending

Man arrested in package theft case

Airbnb tent raises eyebrows

Supreme Court upholds same-sex marriage

In-house pick to head community college district

Board OKs $42 M Castro school project

Report: Cities unprepared for sea-level rise

San Jose woman arrested on kidnapping charges

Sparks fly at MV Whisman school board meeting

Google's self-driving car revolution hits Mountain View streets

Google contest: Paint your robo-wagon

Mountain View slashes water use in May

 

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