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Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table
A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose... Last comment 5 hours ago | 106 comments

'Lame duck' council set to vote on North Bayshore -- with no housing
Despite calls from residents that action be delayed to allow new council members to take their posts in January, the "lame... Last comment 5 hours ago | 13 comments

Superintendent resigns, MV Whisman board cites need for new leadership
Citing a need for new leadership for the Mountain View Whisman School District, Superintendent Craig Goldman will step down... Last comment on Nov 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 17 comments

Milk Pail Market saved?
After rescinding a previous parking agreement to save Mountain View's Milk Pail Market in July, developer Merlone Geier has... Last comment 14 hours ago | 14 comments

 
 
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MV activists celebrate Obama's immigration reforms
Residents gathered in Mountain View' Civic Center plaza Friday afternoon to celebrate President Barack Obama's executive order as a victory in the ongoing struggle to reform the country's immigration laws. Friday, 4:43 PM | 3 comments

Farewell event for longtime MVLA board member
Judy Hannemann, a 33-year veteran school board member for the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, will retire at the tend of the month. To celebrate her more than three decades of service to the district, the board will honor Hannemann in a special event next week at the school board meeting. Friday, 4:15 PM

School board okays Castro school split
The Mountain View Whisman School Board unanimously approved a plan last night that would turn Castro Elementary into two schools, despite an outcry from affected parents at the previous board meeting. Friday, 1:58 PM | 4 comments

'Lame duck' council set to vote on North Bayshore -- with no housing
Despite calls from residents that action be delayed to allow new council members to take their posts in January, the "lame duck" City Council on Nov. 25 is set to approve a plan for Google headquarters and the rest of North Bayshore that would allow new offices that could bring as many as 20,000 new jobs, but no new housing. Friday, 10:50 AM | 13 comments

Youth find CHAC services invaluable
Things are moving fast for Mountain View's nonprofit Community Health Awareness Council. The organization has a new building, a slate of new programs and will soon have to find a new leader to take the helm as executive director. Friday, 10:49 AM | 2 comments

Second Harvest accepting donated turkeys
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo County is collecting turkeys to donate to local pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The goal this year is to receive 13,000 turkeys for this Thanksgiving and Second Harvest officials last week said they still need more than 6,500 turkeys. Thursday, 1:02 PM | 2 comments

Council approves major plan for El Camino Real
After several years of discussion, the City Council finally approved a plan for the El Camino Real of the future on Monday night -- one that was called a good compromise by various community members. Thursday, 10:53 AM | 17 comments

Public's help sought to ID burglars caught on video
Burglars of a Palo Alto home Tuesday were recorded by a surveillance camera, and police have posted the video on YouTube. Thursday, 10:57 AM | 3 comments

Sex offender sweep leads to one (unrelated) arrest
Police and other local law agencies did a sweep Tuesday to see if registered sex offenders in Mountain View are in compliance with registration requirements. Wednesday, 1:53 PM | 2 comments

Milk Pail Market saved?
After rescinding a previous parking agreement to save Mountain View's Milk Pail Market in July, developer Merlone Geier has announced a new arrangement to save the popular market from closing when its parking agreement expires.
Wednesday, 1:44 PM | 14 comments

SC County slowest to count votes in Bay Area; Supervisors want answers
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday requested administrators to report in January about the slow tally of votes in the Nov. 4 election in the county, which was the last of nine Bay Area counties to provide a total count for the public.
Tuesday, 10:29 PM | 4 comments

Holiday giving: How you can help
A number of nonprofit organizations are working to make this holiday season brighter for those in need, and they depend on donations and volunteers from the community to make it all possible. You can make a difference by contributing to the following programs. Tuesday, 1:56 PM | 1 comments

Crime brief: fleeing police
A man was arrested in downtown Mountain View after he allegedly fled police on foot Friday night. Police say the man appeared to be intoxicated and ran when confronted by an officer. Tuesday, 1:45 PM | 2 comments

Plan for dedicated bus lanes back on the table
A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose is back on the table, despite strong concerns from local officials that the project will only increase congestion on local streets. Tuesday, 10:01 AM | 106 comments

Pleasing stocking stuffers can be found for all
For those who don't want to fill their stockings with generic goods from department stores this holiday season, consider the shops nestled along the local downtown strips. Be it for the techie, the animal lover or the athlete in your life, local shops have less orthodox, more personal little gifts that will fit perfectly into the socks hanging over your fireplace this year. Monday, 1:48 PM | 1 comments

Life-saving devices installed in Mountain View
A nonprofit committed to saving lives by installing portable defibrillators in public spaces is making its mark on Mountain View this month as part of a pilot program to bring more than 40 Auto External Defibrillators (AEDs) to locations all over the city. Monday, 10:08 AM | 6 comments

Postal workers protest service cuts, closures
United States Postal Service workers in the Bay Area are speaking out today against looming cutbacks, processing center closings and cuts in service. Friday, 2:01 PM | 1 comments

Los Altos investment manager indicted for fraud
A Los Altos investment manager has been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Jose on 29 counts of fraud. Friday, 11:57 AM

Superintendent resigns, MV Whisman board cites need for new leadership
Citing a need for new leadership for the Mountain View Whisman School District, Superintendent Craig Goldman will step down at the end of December. District officials are now looking for an interim superintendent to replace him.
Friday, 10:32 AM | 17 comments

Teen center debuts in Mountain View
The grand opening of the new Mountain View teen center is set for Friday, Nov. 14, but kids took a tour through the still-under-construction site last Friday to get an up-close sneak peak of the new facility. Thursday, 12:17 PM | 9 comments

After parent outcry, board shifts stance on Castro school split
Castro Elementary School families spoke out last week against the school district's proposal to turn Castro into two separate schools, accusing district officials of excluding them from the process and lying to them. Thursday, 10:57 AM | 14 comments

Superintendent Goldman to resign
A special meeting for the Mountain View Whisman school board has been called to discuss the resignation of Superintendent Craig Goldman and a process for selecting an interim superintendent. Wednesday, 4:11 PM | 56 comments

Burglary case leads to more arrests
Police arrested four people in connection with a burglary of a CalMoto BMW dealership in Mountain View earlier this year, leading them to recover stolen property belonging to at least nine people. Wednesday, 1:46 PM | 1 comments

Caltrain seeking bike advisory board applicants
Caltrain announced Tuesday it is seeking four volunteers for its bicycle advisory committee. Wednesday, 10:26 AM

State declines to review Santa Clara County election
Santa Clara County's election will not be reviewed by the Secretary of State after all, despite public speculation about a county IT manager who quit the day before voters went to the polls and a request from the county for an independent evaluation. Wednesday, 10:11 AM | 12 comments

Google backing Earth, Air & Space Collaboratory at Moffett
An ambitious plan for a museum and collaborative educational space at Moffett Field is taking shape, thanks to Google's lease deal with NASA for Hangar One and the Moffett Federal Airfields property. On Tuesday, the nonprofit Earth, Air & Space Educational Foundation announced that it is receiving financial support from Google to create an Earth, Air & Space Collaboratory at Moffett Field. Tuesday, 1:36 PM | 1 comments

Housing up for council vote
The City Council is set to vote next week on a pair of housing projects that could add 87 homes to the city's for-sale housing market. The items are on the agenda for a special meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Tuesday, 10:21 AM | 19 comments

Nurses' strike affects Bay Area hospitals
Two days of strikes for Kaiser Permanente nurses kicked off today, affecting nearly 20,000 registered nurses at 86 hospitals and clinics. Tuesday, 1:17 PM

A heated but civil discussion on housing
Two days after voters put three advocates of "balanced growth" on the Mountain View City Council, community members met to discuss the city's lack of affordable housing. The goal was to keep it civil, despite opposing views and interests. Monday, 1:59 PM | 20 comments

NASA, Google ink deal for Hangar One, Moffett airfields
NASA announced today that officials signed a lease with Google's Planetary Ventures LLC to manage Moffett Federal Airfield and rehabilitate the landmark Hangar One. Monday, 1:55 PM | 15 comments

Ivanovic pulls ahead of Swan in LASD race
Sunday's updated election results show that Vladimir Ivanovic has overtaken John Swan in the Los Altos School District election, according to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters.
Sunday, 9:06 PM | 78 comments

Measure N racks up more 'yes' votes
The $150 million school bond proposed by the Los Altos School District to accommodate growing enrollment may win after all. Sunday, 8:58 PM | 67 comments

Coladonato leads over incumbent in school board race
As votes continue to be counted, an incumbent may lose his seat, according to the latest election results for the Mountain View Whisman school board. Sunday, 8:48 PM | 5 comments

2.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Cupertino
An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 shook a section of Cupertino early this morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Saturday, 4:07 PM | 1 comments

Architect leads the way in sustainable schools
In an effort to get away from dark, dreary classrooms and stuffy gymnasiums, the Los Altos School District modernized its facilities and outfitted them with energy-efficient features and innovative ways to use daylight. Now schools in Mountain View have the opportunity to follow suit. Friday, 1:56 PM | 5 comments

Voters OK City Council pay raise
After council members complained that they are paid less than minimum wage, Mountain View voters gave their elected representatives a raise on Tuesday. Friday, 1:55 PM | 5 comments

District taps into Shoreline funds for new buildings
New building designs could mean a change of pace for Mountain View students starting next year. The Mountain View Whisman School District board voted 4-1 to approve more ambitious construction projects at the district's two middle schools, despite the hefty price tag. Thursday, 2:14 PM | 19 comments

Measure N vote too close to call

Civility Roundtable takes on housing crisis

City Council: Showalter, Rosenberg and Siegel win seats

Logan, Peruri win in LASD election

Kremen wins Santa Clara Valley Water District seat

Fung, Reeder win seats on El Camino Healthcare District board

Incumbents ahead in Mountain View Whisman race

 

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