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SCHOOLS & KIDS

City is growing, public school attendance is dropping

Mountain View schools are facing a strange predicament. The local economy is humming along, people are moving into the city...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jun 12, 2015 at 1:45 am | 74 comments | 13102 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council will defend Measure V in court

Despite plenty of misgivings, the Mountain View City Council signaled that the city would rally to defend the voter-approved...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jan 31, 2017 at 6:28 pm | 74 comments | 5788 Views

OTHER ISSUES

LASD eyes former mayor's property

As Target proposes to rebuild its Showers Drive store, Los Altos School District officials are apparently eyeing the land...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by tommygee54, on Apr 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 73 comments | 10223 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Fitness center to replace Grant Road businesses

City Council members struggled to keep a bagel shop in business as a shopping center owner proposed to replace it and several...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 72 comments | 12106 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Huge demand for pricey new apartments in Mountain View

Across the street from the downtown train station Mountain View's first new apartment complex in more than 10 years is luxurious...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Oct 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm | 72 comments | 41397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Legal battle ends between Bullis, LASD

The California Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the Los Altos School District on Jan. 18, effectively ending...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 30, 2012 at 9:48 am | 72 comments | 3767 Views

OTHER ISSUES

The little house on Boranda Avenue

City officials say they explored every alternative they could think of before deciding to demolish an elderly woman's home...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by kaliphamolema, on Jun 12, 2010 at 9:16 am | 70 comments | 22465 Views

OTHER ISSUES

The end of the drive-thru on El Camino?

Citing human health, climate change and neighbor concerns, the City Council took aim at the uniquely American creation known...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Ian, on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:12 am | 70 comments | 26416 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Can't compete with free eats

A group of restaurant owners north of Highway 101 say they have been watching their customers disappear as Google expands...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by Laura, on Jul 23, 2013 at 1:34 am | 70 comments | 121136 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View's motto: build, baby, build

In the long-term, City Council members across the board have indicated Mountain View should be able to build its way out...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Jan 5, 2017 at 1:25 pm | 70 comments | 5128 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council: thumbs down on El Camino Real bike lanes

Bicyclists who brave the ride on El Camino Real aren't going to be getting help from the city anytime soon, if council member...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by reader, on Oct 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 70 comments | 31763 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council faces tough decisions on rent control requests

Pressure is mounting to address Mountain View's rising rents, with city officials facing a delicate balancing act as they...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Small Property Owner, on Oct 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm | 70 comments | 7708 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rent control measures go before council next week

The Mountain View City Council next week will consider two rent control ballot measures for the November election. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by "No" knows, on Sep 9, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 70 comments | 3870 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council OKs plan to allow dogs in parks

City Council members decided to let dogs go off-leash in numerous city parks Tuesday, legalizing something that many residents...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Mike Johnson, on Jun 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm | 69 comments | 7521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD board members call it quits

Two board members at the Los Altos School District are leaving on a high note this year. Following approval of the five-year...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by RitaEstrada, on Sep 29, 2016 at 5:21 pm | 68 comments | 5950 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Scientists: State drought likely to worsen

The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Dickster, on Apr 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm | 68 comments | 5004 Views

ELECTIONS

Guest Opinion: Renters deserve some protections

I'm one of the fortunate minority in the city: I own my house. My wife and I moved to Mountain View in 1998 and in the interim...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2016
Last comment by Get Ready! Can You Say the next President is, on Nov 8, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 68 comments | 3461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PTAs oppose Bullis' quest to take over LASD campus

The heads of the PTAs and education foundation are asking parents to take a stand against closing any Los Altos District...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2012
Last comment by dawn t, on Mar 28, 2012 at 10:54 am | 67 comments | 4435 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: My hometown hero, Jose Vargas

It's here. It's finally here, I thought to myself. Wall posts bombarded the Facebook profile with "thank yous" for his bravery...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm | 67 comments | 24291 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Getting people where they need to go

One of the reasons that commuter traffic in Mountain View is such a mess is that public transit doesn't get people where...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Wayne Amacher, on Aug 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 67 comments | 5082 Views
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