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Kicking the tires
With outside grants set to expire, the cost of the Bike Share self-service bicycle-rental program will have to be shouldered... Last comment on May 26, 2016 at 9:51 am | 23 comments

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... Last comment 6 hours ago | 63 comments

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 on May 25, 2016 at 2:59 pm | 49 comments

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"Swinging twins"
On a hot day, from left to right, twin brothers Eli and Mark swing back and forth at Pioneer Park, downtown Mountain View. Submitted by Michelle Le on May 17, 2010

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Santa Clara County eyes safer crossings near Palo Alto, Los Altos schools
Seeking to protect students who use expressway intersections, including one in Palo Alto and two in Los Altos, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved funding for the installation of "pedestrian detection systems," according to a press release from the county. Tuesday, 4:50 PM

City parks receive national recognition
The city of Mountain View's recreation team -- and its 14 community facilities, 42 sports fields and 1,000 acres of parkland -- may be getting some big recognition from some outside experts. Tuesday, 3:57 PM

Bernie Sanders coming to Palo Alto Wednesday
Six days before the California primary, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be coming to Palo Alto to hold a free rally this Wednesday, June 1. Tuesday, 9:11 AM | 1 comments

New homework policy aims to ease student stress
It took 18 months and plenty of feedback from parents, students and teachers, but the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District finally has a new homework policy in place to prevent students from getting overloaded by a deluge of school work. Monday, 11:00 PM | 6 comments

AT&T announces plan to expand fiber-optic network
Facing a future threat by Google Fiber, AT&T has announced its own strategy to dramatically expand its ultra-high speed internet in Mountain View. Tuesday, 9:18 AM | 10 comments

Council OKs funding for Bike Share
The Mountain View City Council approved spending $160,000 as a subsidy for the city's Bike Share service, despite acknowledgment that the bicycle-rental program has been struggling to attract riders. Friday, 1:27 PM | 28 comments

Uncertainty ahead for MV Whisman budget
Dozens of teachers working in Mountain View Whisman School District poured into the May 19 school board meeting to show solidarity for better teacher pay, following troubled negotiations between district officials and teacher union representatives that have come to a halt in recent weeks. Friday, 1:24 PM | 6 comments

Tenant advocates push back against looming deadline
Each and every day will count in the race against time for the Mountain View Tenants' Coalition to gather signatures for a ballot measure to cap the city's rent increases. But exactly how much time remains to collect these signatures remains up in the air due to a brewing disagreement between lawyers from the tenants' group and the city over how election rules should be interpreted. Friday, 10:27 AM | 54 comments

North Bayshore: Could housing incentives increase office space?
In their quest to rapidly inject housing into the North Bayshore business park, Mountain View City Council members wavered on some incentives for developers, based on new fears that they could be unintentionally unleashing a spree of new office growth. Thursday, 12:16 PM | 4 comments

Policy passed allows requests for change of measure letter
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed a policy Tuesday that will help voters differentiate between local measures of the past and present that share the same letter and cover similar issues. Thursday, 11:08 AM | 1 comments

Fixed-up Bay Trail links MV, Sunnyvale
Getting around Mountain View's bayshore just got a lot easier. Last week, local politicians and top brass from Google gathered near the windy wetlands to celebrate a new stretch of resurfaced trails, designed to help improve access to the Baylands north of Moffett Field. Thursday, 11:03 AM | 11 comments

Blue skies and bombers

Google's clean-up plan for Hangar One to get a test run

Mountain View taxi company order to pay $175K in back wages

Measure A to extend funding for county's parks

Independent groups pump cash into Assembly campaign

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

VIDEOS: State Assembly District 24 candidate interviews

Voting begins in June 7 primary


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