mv-voice.com http://www.mv-voice.com If it is local and useful, it is on mv-voice.com. en-us Copyright 2016 mv-voice.com Mountain View Online http://mv-voice.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.mv-voice.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.
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<![CDATA[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 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. ]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.
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<![CDATA[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. ]]> <![CDATA[No criminal charges in alleged MVHS 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.]]> <![CDATA[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. ]]> <![CDATA[Small fire burns 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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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" 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. ]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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 her two terms on the Mountain View City Council. She announced plans to run for a new term on the council in the November election.]]> <![CDATA[MVHS baseball on the upswing]]> Mountain View High School's varsity baseball team is playing against San Mateo in the CCS playoffs today at 4 p.m. It's the team's first appearance in the regional playoffs since 2010.]]> <![CDATA[Unlikely duo teams up to explore space prospecting]]> A Mountain View start-up and a European grand duchy announced a formal partnership to investigate how asteroids zipping by Earth could be harvested for valuable resources. It was the latest development for Deep Space Industries, a company operating out of the NASA Ames Research Park that is intent on building a supply chain for space mining. ]]> <![CDATA[City to fly pride flag in June]]> A proposal to fly the LGBT pride flag in downtown Mountain View in June received the City Council's blessing, but not without some push-back from opponents who argued it would unfairly promote a political agenda. ]]> <![CDATA[VIDEOS: State Assembly District 24 candidate interviews]]> To help voters become familiar with the eight candidates vying to replace Rich Gordon in Sacramento, the Mountain View Voice and its sister papers are posting video interviews with each candidate. ]]> <![CDATA[VTA offers summer youth passes]]> The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is offering a special, low-fare pass for teens and kids during the summer months, starting Tuesday, May 17.
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<![CDATA[Voting begins in June 7 primary]]> Nearly 550,000 ballots have been mailed to Santa Clara County residents who requested to vote by mail in the June 7 primary election, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters' Office has announced.]]>