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Google backs 5,000 new homes in North Bayshore
In a planning commission meeting on Wednesday, Google declared support of zoning for as many as 5,000 homes north of Highway... Last comment 9 hours ago | 63 comments

MVWSD superintendent defends $20 + million in reserves; teachers& parents challenge his priorities
I live in the Shoreline West neighborhood of Mountain View. After watching this video, I am appalled by Mr. Goldman's management... Last comment 7 hours ago | 31 comments

Will NASA Ames workers be 'guinea pigs' for Google?
Google is planning to take a leap forward in the development of its self-driving car by removing drivers from test vehicles... Last comment 3 hours ago | 26 comments

 
 
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Google grilled about North Bayshore housing
On Tuesday night there was a tense exchange between council members and Google real estate director John Igoe about planning for 5,000 homes in North Bayshore. Google threw its weight behind the idea at last week's planning commission meeting. Friday, 10:40 AM | 1 comments

Council stays the course with office-heavy North Bayshore plan
On Tuesday, City Council members forged ahead with a North Bayshore precise plan that would allow Google and LinkedIn to grow, but includes no new residential zoning within the 500-acre area north of Highway 101. Friday, 11:37 AM | 14 comments

Teachers endorse school board candidates
In only the second contested election since the 1990s, seven candidates for the Mountain View-Los Altos School District board made their pitches to district teachers Tuesday. Thursday, 1:32 PM | 11 comments

Wrong-way driver involved in fatal, early-morning crash
One man was killed after a wrong-way driver headed north on southbound Interstate Highway 280 early this morning near Los Altos Hills, according to the California Highway Patrol. Thursday, 10:19 AM

Crime briefs: man arrested at Shoreline and phone robbery at nightclub
Man arrested after causing a disturbance at Keith Urban concert and couple arrested for phone theft and battery. Thursday, 9:13 AM | 9 comments

$1 million Palo Alto Prize seeks to 'cure' aging
A newly established Silicon Valley-based prize to "hack the code of life and cure aging" was launched yesterday, Sept. 9. Wednesday, 2:13 PM | 3 comments

Walk to raise money for painful disease
A local woman with a neurological disorder affecting muscles and motor skills will walk to raise money for research at an event that set on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Cuesta Park, located at 615 Cuesta Drive in Mountain View. Wednesday, 11:23 AM

County investigating head of child support over use of credit cards
Santa Clara County has placed the director of the Department of Child Support Services on paid leave amid allegations he improperly used a credit card to obtain travel and other rewards points to get free services for himself and his staff, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Wednesday, 9:52 AM

Public input favors Mountain View minimum wage increase
Residents and local businesses are largely in favor of an increase to Mountain View's minimum wage, according to input gathered so far by city officials and a survey by the Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday, 12:29 PM | 15 comments

Tempting kids with tastier hot lunches
Kids may be on the fast track for gourmet meals at school -- or, at least, better meals. Following a report that student participation in the school lunch program is bad and getting worse, the Mountain View Whisman School District hired a new director of child nutrition last month to get more palatable food into the cafeterias. Wednesday, 9:13 AM | 6 comments

Candidate wants to speed up the school district
A wind of change is blowing for schools in Mountain View, as school districts prepare for the new Common Core curriculum and embrace new classroom technology. But to school board candidate Hafsa Mirza, district staff are sluggish in making those changes a reality, and need to hurry up or risk lagging behind. Tuesday, 10:18 AM | 3 comments

New SVCF website to connect legal volunteers, immigrants
In anticipation of an eventual federal overhaul of the nation's immigration laws and a growing immigrant population in Silicon Valley, Mountain View-based Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) launched last week a new online tool to recruit volunteers for nonprofit organizations that provide legal services to the 200,000 low-income immigrants living in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Monday, 4:46 PM

Jobs-housing activists to rally before Tuesday's City Council meeting
"No housing? No plan!" is expected to be the battle cry at a rally to be held before Tuesday's City Council study session on the North Bayshore precise plan. Monday, 3:04 PM | 15 comments

Teachers demand higher pay from school district
Teachers packed the room to air their grievances at the Mountain View Whisman district board meeting last week, as part of a new effort by the teachers union to lock in higher salaries and compensation. Monday, 1:58 PM | 40 comments

Teachers hold school board candidate forum
The District Teachers Association for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is holding a forum on Tuesday, Sept. 9, with the seven candidates vying for the three school board seats this November. Monday, 9:51 AM | 2 comments

Stanford Health and Anthem Blue Cross at odds over deal
Despite active negotiations over the weekend, a Sunday evening expiration date for the current contract between Stanford Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross of California came and went without the the health care provider and insurance company finding any compromise. Monday, 9:51 AM | 3 comments

Los Altos man killed in Sunnyvale crash
A 50-year-old man killed Friday morning when he crashed on a scooter in Sunnyvale has been identified as Los Altos resident Brian David Lazara, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.
Saturday, 9:22 PM

Google backs 5,000 new homes in North Bayshore
In a planning commission meeting on Wednesday, Google declared support of zoning for as many as 5,000 homes north of Highway 101-- the number deemed necessary to create a "self supporting community" next to its corporate headquarters. Monday, 12:06 PM | 63 comments

Caltrain to buy new cars to ease commute crowding
Caltrain officials announced Thursday plans to purchase 16 surplus Metrolink rail cars that will be used to extend train sets and provide more capacity for peak-hour trains. Friday, 1:45 PM | 2 comments

Google partners with NASA to develop unmanned aircraft
Is it a bird, a plane, a UFO? According to a new agreement between Google and NASA, unmanned flying objects of all sorts may now buzz around NASA Ames Research Center. Friday, 1:26 PM | 2 comments

MVLA shows strides in closing achievement gap
Test scores and grades are improving across the board for minority students, according to a report from the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. District administrators tout that they've made concerted efforts to bring up academic achievement among Latino students -- and now they have the numbers to prove it. Friday, 10:58 AM | 1 comments

Will NASA Ames workers be 'guinea pigs' for Google?
Google is planning to take a leap forward in the development of its self-driving car by removing drivers from test vehicles in a real-world environment. The only problem is that some NASA Ames Research Center employees aren't happy about the prospect of becoming test subjects as they walk around the Moffett Field campus. Friday, 10:04 AM

Crime briefs: Walmart theft, McDonald's disturbance and woman groped
A man with prior conviction gets caught stealing again, a disturbance at McDonald's ends in an arrest, and a woman at the Senior Center is groped by a passerby. Thursday, 1:19 PM

Housing, transportation are top issues at candidate forums
In a crowded City Council race, Mountain View's nine candidates are already busy introducing themselves and their platforms to voters at a couple of candidate forums, with several more scheduled in the coming weeks. Thursday, 10:35 AM | 36 comments

2.9 earthquake hits Ladera
A magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit Ladera along the San Andreas Fault Wednesday evening around 8:24 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Thursday, 7:53 AM | 3 comments

Citizen group commandeers retired NASA satellite
The scrappy bunch of students, entrepreneurs and former NASA scientists who work out of "McMoon's" -- an abandoned McDonald's at Moffett Field -- are at it again. They're using crowdfunding to take control of an abandoned 1978 NASA satellite to study the weather on the sun. Wednesday, 9:28 AM | 2 comments

Mountain View's Art & Wine festival this weekend

Senator hosts "Java with Jerry'

A stitch in time at the library

NASA Ames to open campus to public

Tonight: council candidate forum on housing and transportation

Mountain View high hires new varsity coach

Heart surgery evolves at El Camino

County to resurface sections of Arastradero

Council candidate Unangst's ballot designation challenged

Council race: phone survey raises questions

State court rejects most misconduct claims against assistant DA

 

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