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OTHER ISSUES

Local megachurch's charismatic leader resigns

Paul Sheppard, the beloved pastor who led the monumental growth of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship for 20 years, resigned...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Don Frances, on Jan 25, 2010 at 11:58 am | 534 comments | 13683 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mayor won't join anti-gun violence coalition

Mountain View Mayor John Inks has declined a request to join a coalition of over 1,000 mayors across the country that want...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by RB, on Feb 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm | 230 comments | 14310 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Altos district asks voters for new $193 tax

Mountain View voters living within the Los Altos School District's boundaries are being asked to approve a new $193 annual...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by Parent from the Side-lines, on May 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm | 228 comments | 9254 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Is anyone worried about development impact?

One can't help but notice the recurring theme in letters over recent weeks and months pertaining to the trade-off between...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2013
Last comment by MVResident67, on Oct 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm | 208 comments | 10636 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voters Guide: School district seeks approval of $198 million bond

Officials with the local elementary and middle school district are asking voters to approve a $198 million bond measure to...

Original post made on May. 14, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jun 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm | 182 comments | 5879 Views

AROUND TOWN

What was Mountain View like in the '70s

I am new to the area and am curious what life was like in Mountain View in the 1970s, 1980s and even earlier. I would love...

Original post made by Newbie on Apr. 13, 2008
Last comment by eric, on Apr 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 159 comments | 30114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis not happy with district's facility offer

While the Los Altos School District described its April 1 facilities-sharing arrangement to Bullis Charter School as "the...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by LASD Sanity, on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:59 am | 141 comments | 2599 Views

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Place-making' expert dazzles council with San Antonio plan

Nationally renowned place-making expert Fred Kent presented his plan to the City Council Tuesday for making a "great place"...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Garrett83, on Mar 23, 2014 at 10:20 am | 134 comments | 10501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis, LASD may be on way to compromise

While lawmakers in the nation's capital continue to wait for their respective opponents to blink, a smaller-scale but equally...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by So What?, on Oct 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 133 comments | 7243 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PACT program gets its own campus

With Castro Elementary School at full capacity, trustees decided last week to move the school's popular PACT program to a...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm | 130 comments | 3905 Views

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Massive bike ride to come through Mountain View tonight

The event known as San Jose Bike Party will bring over a thousand bicyclists through Mountain View some time after 8 p.m....

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Malacologist, on Sep 18, 2010 at 2:24 am | 127 comments | 4598 Views

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Fury fuels Ideafarm's campaigns

Wo'O Ideafarm, 55, has been fixture on the streets of Mountain View for years. He is embraced by some and derided by others...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on Nov 23, 2010 at 8:35 am | 122 comments | 8741 Views

RESTAURANTS

San Antonio redevelopment's next phase moves forward

The largest shopping center redevelopment in decades came closer to fruition Tuesday night when the City Council expressed...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by MVResident67, on Dec 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm | 117 comments | 12045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury report: School leaders overpaid

Local school officials are rolling their eyes over a civil grand jury report that lambastes the districts for "generous administrative...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2009
Last comment by Teacher, on Oct 7, 2009 at 5:41 am | 115 comments | 7160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents up in arms over 'abusive' teacher

Mountain View parents say they are fed up with a fourth grade teacher at Huff Elementary School who they claim is not being...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by Opportunistic Activist, on Mar 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm | 114 comments | 3667 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos district continues to battle Bullis

The years-long legal battle between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School is not over yet, and the litigation...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jewish Mom, on Dec 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm | 112 comments | 3289 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Plastic bag ban starts Monday

Shoppers take note: Mountain View's ban on plastic grocery bags begins on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by jeff, on Nov 24, 2013 at 11:49 pm | 112 comments | 3791 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Scientology center draws downtown protest

A strange standoff between the Church of Scientology and a group calling itself "Anonymous" played out during a downtown...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2008
Last comment by Andrew L. Freedman, on Apr 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm | 107 comments | 7734 Views

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The medical marijuana scene

Despite past failures, advocates are again approaching Mountain View officials with requests to open medical marijuana dispensaries...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 27, 2011 at 9:10 am | 106 comments | 6431 Views

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Phase Two at San Antonio Shopping Center moves ahead

The second phase of development at San Antonio Shopping Center, including a movie theater and hotel, will not be delayed...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by John, on Apr 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm | 104 comments | 5484 Views
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