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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 Spam, 32 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1587 Views

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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, 12 hours ago | 14 comments | 1448 Views

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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 PA Resident, 22 hours ago | 7 comments | 298 Views

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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 | 265 Views

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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 | 1112 Views

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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 | 2408 Views

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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 | 6440 Views

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'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 | 1616 Views

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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 | 1906 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 | 3950 Views

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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 | 3486 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 | 1782 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 | 1686 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 | 3784 Views

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Bystanders stop phone theft suspect

A transient woman who allegedly robbed someone of their phone last week was arrested after bystanders chased down the suspect...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by AC, on Mar 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 2005 Views

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Larry's AutoWorks closes down for good

Popular car repair shop Larry's AutoWorks closed down Friday and there are no plans for it to reopen. Owner Larry Moore told...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by DWT, on Mar 22, 2017 at 4:53 pm | 17 comments | 5700 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District abruptly drops digital math program

After an avalanche of parent opposition, the Mountain View Whisman School District announced Thursday that it will end its...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by @ Loser, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:07 am | 46 comments | 6058 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Still no verdict on school boundary changes

After another six-hour meeting over the weekend, Mountain View Whisman School District's boundary committee will be heading...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by District Observer, on Mar 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm | 5 comments | 2071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district's champion of minority students set to retire

After almost half a century working in Mountain View's education system, Associate Superintendent Brigitte Sarraf announced...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Contrast, on Mar 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 1867 Views

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Eight new rental-committee candidates apply

Mountain View City Council members now have a stack of new candidates for the city's Rental Housing Committee to choose from,...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ah Agahst, on Mar 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm | 4 comments | 2373 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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