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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 | 18083 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 Sparty, on Jul 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm | 240 comments | 25832 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 | 10494 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 | 13637 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 | 8455 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 ODB, on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:11 am | 167 comments | 40688 Views

AROUND TOWN

How big is need for LASD bond?

The $150 million bond measure proposed by the Los Altos School District faces sharp criticism as it heads to the November...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Dread Pirate Roberts, on Sep 5, 2014 at 10:11 pm | 159 comments | 5649 Views

AROUND TOWN

Middle class anxiety over rising rents

They might not be the sort of folks you'd expect to hear making such complaints, but several Mountain View families with...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by On moving, on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 146 comments | 14197 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 | 3020 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 28673 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bullis signs deal, avoids lockout

Teachers from Bullis Charter School won't be locked out of their classrooms this year, thanks to BCS officials who signed...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Just Say No to Kool-Aide, on May 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 134 comments | 6517 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 | 10318 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 | 4496 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 12272 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 13920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Impasse in teacher salary talks

Tension between the Mountain View Whisman School District and its teachers union has reached a tipping point. The Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sundar Subbarayan, on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:10 am | 119 comments | 8544 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 | 25527 Views

AROUND TOWN

"Congestion pricing" part of plan to allow Google's growth

Though Google and others expressed concerns about potential unintended consequences, on Monday City Council members supported...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by IAmSmart, on May 15, 2014 at 11:32 pm | 116 comments | 31909 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 | 8331 Views

ELECTIONS

Yes or No on the LASD Bond?

I am leaning towards no. I think we need a new school but it doesn't seem like that is the focus. I would vote yes if...

Original post made by undecided voter on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Landers, on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm | 115 comments | 1629 Views
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Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
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