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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 | 2140 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 | 1974 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More fireworks in the Mountain View Whisman boardroom

Things got ugly at the Mountain View Whisman School District's board meeting, when a tense argument between trustee Steve...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Abigail, on Mar 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm | 17 comments | 3557 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Three storms to bring rain, cool temperatures this week

Three storm systems moving over the Bay Area will bring rain and cooler temperatures this week to much of the region, according...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by timetrip, on Mar 20, 2017 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 1314 Views

AROUND TOWN

Five suspects nabbed after downtown Palo Alto hit-and-run

A manhunt for suspects in a downtown Palo Alto hit-and-run concluded early Friday evening at a Waverley Street shed, where...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 1362 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former assemblyman wants to reform Prop 13

The common good has long been former Assemblyman Rich Gordon's aim, whether in his efforts with troubled youth, with an unfair...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Prop13stuff, on Mar 19, 2017 at 10:26 am | 66 comments | 4229 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gang sweep leads to 15 arrests

Fifteen people were arrested across Santa Clara County last week as part of a gang task force co-sponsored by the Mountain...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by AntiTroll, on Mar 19, 2017 at 8:29 am | 7 comments | 3725 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Officer injured when suspect hits police car

A burglary suspect crashed into a police car Thursday night after he attempted to evade arrest at an In-N-Out Burger parking...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by AK, on Mar 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm | 14 comments | 2222 Views

AROUND TOWN

Auto burglary suspect crashes into police car

A burglary suspect crashed into a Mountain View police car while trying to escape arrest on Thursday night. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Reader, on Mar 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 998 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Start-up Quixey closes its Mountain View office

Despite ample investment money, the downtown Mountain View start-up Quixey is reportedly closing its doors. In recent days...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Rocks, on Mar 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm | 12 comments | 12255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The math doesn't add up with failed program

Should the Mountain View Whisman School District have abandoned its pilot math program for sixth-graders midway through the...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:44 am | 3 comments | 672 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds turn out for tech rally against federal policies

Hundreds of Silicon Valley workers and supporters rallied against the Trump administration's policies on immigrants, health...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Mar 16, 2017 at 9:42 am | 4 comments | 1886 Views

OTHER ISSUES

No one behind the wheel ... or in the car

For nearly three years, Mountain View residents have become accustomed to seeing self-driving cars zipping around town, but...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Darin, on Mar 15, 2017 at 3:19 pm | 9 comments | 3580 Views

RESTAURANTS

Local restaurateurs battle labor challenges

Longtime owners who have run restaurants on the Midpeninsula for decades say they've never seen labor costs become so acute,...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
Last comment by Karma, on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 10 comments | 3588 Views

OTHER ISSUES

California joins 5 states opposing travel ban

California on Monday joined Washington state and four other states in challenging President Donald Trump's revised ban restricting...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Hope, on Mar 15, 2017 at 10:02 am | 10 comments | 1282 Views

OTHER ISSUES

El Camino apartments win council approval

While a 204-unit apartment project off El Camino Real won unanimous support from the Mountain View City Council last week,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Mar 15, 2017 at 2:10 am | 7 comments | 2291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google's new dome-home wins city approval

After nearly 10 years of planning, Google's vision to create a premier headquarters in Mountain View's North Bayshore will...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by svll, on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm | 14 comments | 15045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stuck with a half-million-dollar bill

The Mountain View Whisman School District had what seemed to be a slam-dunk plan to improve student performance: a tech-savvy...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by @ Gary, on Mar 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 79 comments | 10469 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Former SF Supervisor tapped for Santa Clara County post

Former San Francisco Supervisor David Campos has been appointed to a position in Santa Clara County's government, county...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 1414 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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