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Upsetting sacred cows to solve housing crisis?
At a housing summit last week, a panel of experts and policymakers discussed the need for sacrificing some "sacred cows"... Last comment 3 hours ago | 49 comments

Abe-Koga joins City Council race
Perhaps only in local government could eight years seem like not enough time, but that's exactly how Margaret Abe-Koga describes... Last comment 15 hours ago | 20 comments

 
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Elena Kadvany Peninsula Foodist
by Elena Kadvany
Terún to open second Cal Ave restaurant
May 24, 2016 | 4 comments

Laura Stec The Food Party!
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Caesar Pleaser
May 21, 2016 | 7 comments

Chandrama Anderson Couple's Net
by Chandrama Anderson
Say Yes or No?
May 20, 2016 | 1 comment

John Raftrey and Lori McCormick Thinking About College
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College Openings 2016
May 13, 2016 | 0 comments


 
 
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"Hummingbird"
In mid-May, a local resident had apparently spotted this mother hummingbird in St. Giles Lane, Mountain View. Days after I took this photo in early June, I saw a tiny chick for a second before the mother flew to the nest and sat down. The next day, the nest was empty. Submitted by SK on Jun 20, 2010

 
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Mountain View's achievement gap is one of largest in U.S.
Officials at the Mountain View Whisman School District have long acknowledged the achievement gap, a gulf in student performance divided by race and family income. But recent studies by Stanford University show that the disparity between white and Latino student achievement in Mountain View is unusual -- it's bigger than in almost any other school district in the country. Tuesday, 4:15 PM | 13 comments

Measure A to extend funding for county's parks
Santa Clara County voters will decide whether they want to prolong a park preservation fund on the June 7 ballot.
Tuesday, 1:19 PM

Kicking the tires on Bike Share program
With outside grants set to expire, the cost of the Bike Share self-service bicycle-rental program will have to be shouldered by Mountain View if it continues. But in reviewing the system's numbers last Tuesday night, City Council members voiced serious concerns, especially after they learned the system's underwhelming ridership meant the city would essentially be spending $19.50 for each bike trip. Tuesday, 8:58 AM | 19 comments

Independent groups pump cash into Assembly campaign
With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent political action committees are throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the contest in hopes of influencing the outcome. So far, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has been the chief beneficiary. Monday, 3:47 PM | 7 comments

Tuesday: Council to discuss housing incentives for North Bayshore
Laying out their grand vision to rapidly transform the North Bayshore area, Mountain View City Council members on Tuesday will discuss the proverbial carrots -- incentives to entice office-focused developers to incorporate new housing, especially affordable housing, into their plans.
Monday, 1:56 PM

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports
Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set of election troubles in an eight-way primary race for the District 24 state Assembly seat. Sunday, 2:11 PM | 6 comments

No criminal charges in alleged high school sexual assault
Mountain View police say that no arrests have been made following a sexual assault investigation at Mountain View High School last month. The investigation was prompted by an article in the school's newspaper. Monday, 11:58 AM | 11 comments

Los Altos man dies in crash on Skyline Boulevard
A 25-year-old man who died when his SUV crashed into a tree on Skyline Boulevard south of Portola Valley in San Mateo County early Thursday morning has been identified as James Henry Power, according to the San Mateo Coroner's Office. Friday, 10:45 AM

Incendiary device scorches Google Earth car, campus building
Mountain View police are reporting that a Google Earth car and a nearby building on the Google campus were both damaged by an incendiary device Thursday night. Friday, 1:06 PM | 1 comments

House fire victim searching for missing dog
A two-alarm fire tore through the garage of a Sylvan Park home last Friday, injuring a man who said he lost all of his belongings in the blaze and is distraught because he cannot find his dog. Friday, 7:48 AM | 1 comments

Group pitches unorthodox ways to solve housing crisis
At a housing summit last week, a panel of experts and policymakers discussed the need for sacrificing some "sacred cows" to address the South Bay's lack of housing and skyrocketing prices. Among the ideas, speakers suggested repealing Proposition 13's property-tax protections, rescinding cities' independent authority to reject affordable housing development and passing a countywide $750-million bond in November to help fund subsidized housing. Thursday, 12:20 PM | 49 comments

Police arrest downtown bank robbery suspect
A man who allegedly robbed a bank in downtown Mountain View on Tuesday was arrested after bank employees and witnesses were able to help officers track down the suspect. Thursday, 11:21 AM

Abe-Koga joins City Council race

MVHS baseball on the upswing

Unlikely duo teams up to explore space prospecting

City to fly pride flag in June

VIDEOS: State Assembly District 24 candidate interviews

VTA offers summer youth passes

Voting begins in June 7 primary

 

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