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OTHER ISSUES

How local schools measure up in new state assessment

In a bid to move away from grading school performance on a single number and a single test, the California Department of...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Santa Rita Mom, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 2663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Communication 101

When it comes to helping Mountain View's most needy students, better communication and parent education will improve test...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by @ Pauline, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 1045 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grocery checkout resembles a breadline

The daily logjam at the checkout at the nearby Safeway on Shoreline Boulevard has become public enemy No. 1 for the nearby...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by ex emp, 11 hours ago | 39 comments | 3552 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grocery checkout resembles a breadline

Like waiting at the DMV or heading to the courthouse for jury duty, almost everyone can relate to certain unavoidable hassles...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Old Saying, 11 hours ago | 17 comments | 807 Views

ELECTIONS

Editorial: The buck stops with the school board

The school community can take some comfort in the fact that the Mountain View Whisman School District's plunge into an ill-thought-out...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Taxpayer, 17 hours ago | 8 comments | 581 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fresh & Easy space to reopen as new Safeway

A shuttered Monte Loma neighborhood supermarket formerly occupied by a Fresh & Easy grocery chain will be reopened as Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 27, 2017 at 9:03 am | 38 comments | 10624 Views

AROUND TOWN

New wood-burning rules as winter Spare the Air season starts

With the Winter Spare the Air season beginning today, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is reminding residents...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by YIMBY, on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:07 am | 29 comments | 3450 Views

OTHER ISSUES

County kicks in $3.5M for immigrant support

Fearing a zealous immigration crackdown by the new administration in Washington, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Mar 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm | 24 comments | 1990 Views

AROUND TOWN

City barrels ahead with on-demand fuel rules

Over the protests of several stakeholders, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday approved plans to have the local fire...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by IVG, on Mar 25, 2017 at 9:13 pm | 14 comments | 1987 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Talking trash - The do's and don'ts of recycling

Palo Alto has one of the more advanced recycling and composting programs on the Peninsula, compared to many neighboring cities...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jes' Sayin', on Mar 24, 2017 at 10:40 pm | 2 comments | 333 Views

AROUND TOWN

Women's rights walk Sunday in Palo Alto

Local female leaders from an array of fields, from education and activism to public service, will speak at a rally on Sunday,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Gary, on Mar 24, 2017 at 8:09 pm | 3 comments | 1470 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Burglary suspects at large after high-speed chase

Two suspects are still at large after a home burglary in Mountain View this morning led to a high-speed chase that ended...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Ex Cop, on Mar 24, 2017 at 6:58 am | 7 comments | 2743 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown study finds retail on the ropes

A new city economic report on the Castro Street area found that restaurants and the demand for tech office space are lifting...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:59 pm | 18 comments | 6518 Views

OTHER ISSUES

'Understanding Islam' speaker series starts in April

Santa Clara County Joe Simitian is looking to increase the public's knowledge of Islam and Muslims through a speaker series...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Mar 23, 2017 at 6:49 pm | 5 comments | 1946 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Trump cuts spell trouble for local housing

Calling an affordable-housing project a "miracle" sounds trite, but the term now seems apt for a new 67-unit apartment project...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Bernie, on Mar 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm | 6 comments | 2138 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents say big questions still remain over Teach to One

Parents in the Mountain View Whisman School District are still uneasy about the handling of a controversial digital math...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Trust, on Mar 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 59 comments | 4050 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Reinforcements join fight over rent control

Both sides in the courtroom battle over Mountain View's Measure V rent-control law could be getting some extra muscle. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by The Business Man, on Mar 23, 2017 at 2:41 pm | 21 comments | 3690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Zimbabwe charity race and fair turns 18

The 18th annual Run For Zimbabwe will be hosted at St. Joseph school, 1120 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View, on Sunday, Mar....

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by RPCV, on Mar 23, 2017 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 1927 Views

ELECTIONS

Recall election of Brock Turner judge postponed

The group working to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for alleged judicial bias has decided to delay placing...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by robyn, on Mar 23, 2017 at 6:43 am | 5 comments | 1955 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fitting a new Whisman school into the budget

Time is money for school districts looking to build new classrooms and upgrade infrastructure, as construction costs in the...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Interested Observer , on Mar 22, 2017 at 8:58 pm | 7 comments | 3854 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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