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Man arrested in connection to Airbnb burglary
Mountain View police are warning residents that a growing number of criminals are using Airbnb as a way to burglarize homes... Last comment 5 hours ago | 7 comments

School board approves big teacher pay increase
Teachers in the Mountain View Whisman School District can rejoice, after school board members unanimously approved a new... Last comment 3 hours ago | 7 comments

 
 
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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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No election for high school district this November
Voters won't be weighing in this November on who joins the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board of trustees. Only two candidates filed for the two seats up for re-election by the Aug. 17 deadline, leaving it an uncontested election. Wednesday, 5:17 PM

'All-gender' single-use restroom bill goes to governor
California businesses and state government buildings may be required to make single-occupancy restrooms available to all genders starting next year if a bill authored by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, is signed into law. Wednesday, 3:59 PM

Age-discrimination lawsuit against HP
Four former employees have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard for age discrimination, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose.
Tuesday, 5:39 PM | 6 comments

Brock Turner judge recuses himself from child-porn case
Embattled Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who is currently facing a recall campaign for his controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner, has recused himself from an upcoming hearing in a child-pornography case.
Tuesday, 5:37 PM | 12 comments

Man arrested in connection to Airbnb burglary
Mountain View police are warning residents that a growing number of criminals are using Airbnb as a way to burglarize homes in the Bay Area, including a recent heist in the Old Mountain View neighborhood. Tuesday, 12:33 PM | 7 comments

Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died
The man who was instrumental in helping tech tycoons channel their millions to charitable giving, Peter deCourcy Hero, has died, according to close sources. Monday, 6:08 PM | 3 comments

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law
The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found them to be unconstitutional. Monday, 2:24 PM | 8 comments

School board approves big teacher pay increase
Teachers in the Mountain View Whisman School District can rejoice, after school board members unanimously approved a new contract that includes a major pay increase across the board, along with a guarantee that class sizes will be reduced in the coming years.
Monday, 12:54 PM | 7 comments

Landlords rattled by specter of rent control
With favorable polling and two separate rent stabilization measures going before voters this November, the possibility that Mountain View will enact some form of rent control is causing angst among some apartment owners. Sunday, 9:05 PM | 52 comments

Editorial: Public interest not served by police department policy
The Mountain View Police Department's creation of a wall denying access to traffic-accident information to the public and the press is more than puzzling. It's also legally misguided, despite department officials' claim that general secrecy about the incidents is required by law. It is not. Monday, 1:54 PM | 8 comments

Traffic accident data tough to get from police department
Last year, Mountain View saw a spike in traffic fatalities, with six people losing their lives in crosswalks, major intersections and even parking lots. But the police department has adopted a policy -- of questionable legality -- that denies the public access to pertinent information about traffic accidents. Friday, 12:44 PM | 15 comments

Stevenson school design overhauled again
The Mountain View Whisman School District spent months considering five options for building new facilities for Stevenson Elementary, home to the district's parent participation (PACT) program. But soon after the board endorsed an alternative, district officials are saying that a total revamp of the plan is needed to house the district's preschool and deal with traffic concerns. Friday, 1:57 PM | 21 comments

Bringing Bernie's agenda to Mountain View
Over the last months, Ken "Kacey" Carpenter describes himself as experiencing a political awakening of sorts. Thursday, 3:52 PM | 18 comments

Two vie for county school-board seat
Palo Alto residents Grace Mah and Sheena Chin are running for Mah's seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education this November, both confirmed to the Weekly. Thursday, 9:25 PM | 4 comments

School board member to run for council seat
A late addition to the pool of City Council candidates, Greg Coladonato announced he is running, despite being only halfway through his first term as a local school board trustee. Thursday, 11:09 AM | 19 comments

Jackhammer thrown in fight between roommates
Police arrested a Mountain View resident over the weekend after he allegedly got into fights with his female roommate, including one incident where the woman threw a jackhammer at him.
Wednesday, 3:22 PM | 2 comments

Man arrested on child porn charges
An 18-year-old Mountain View man was arrested Wednesday after he was allegedly found to be in possession of devices containing hundreds of files of child pornography, according to police.
Wednesday, 2:33 PM | 1 comments

Mountain View sends fire crew to battle Clayton wildfire
A team of Mountain View firefighters was sent out to help contain the Clayton fire spreading out in Lake County on Sunday, Aug. 14. An arsonist is suspected of sparking the blaze that has destroyed 175 buildings in its first few days. Wednesday, 1:43 PM

Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grant
The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced Tuesday that it will give Caltrain one of 14 cap-and-trade grants focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the state's public-transportation infrastructure. Wednesday, 11:33 AM | 13 comments

Strike over, Superior Court clerks tackle backlog
Santa Clara County Superior Court workers returned to their jobs Monday after an eight-day strike that ended when their union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract last week and ratified it over the weekend.
Tuesday, 1:34 PM | 2 comments

Two new candidates join City Council race
As the candidate filing period closes, it appears that Mountain View voters will have a field of eight candidates running for four City Council seats. The contest became more competitive with two late entries -- Greg Coladonato and Kacey Carpenter -- announcing they would join the race.
Monday, 1:56 PM | 7 comments

Mountain View heads back to school

Moffett-based Guardsmen rescue Canadian sailor

A cross-country trip, the hard way

Teens help peers get their ACTs together

Housing advocates turn to the ballot box

Seeking spare rooms to house teachers

County heroin overdoses on the rise

City-backed rent control heads to ballot

 

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