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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 | 24718 Views

ELECTIONS

Flipping a U-turn, MV leaders endorse dedicated bus lanes

Despite numerous misgivings, Mountain View city leaders on Tuesday threw their support behind a controversial Santa Clara...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by DavidR, on May 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm | 460 comments | 12724 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 | 34466 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 | 12952 Views

OTHER ISSUES

El Camino bus lanes win praise from public, concern from council

After hearing from a dozen supporters on Tuesday night, the Mountain View City Council continued to lean against allowing...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Blake, on Apr 20, 2015 at 6:58 am | 222 comments | 5983 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 | 16636 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 | 11235 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 David B., on Aug 6, 2015 at 5:35 am | 178 comments | 50406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school could close down Stevenson PACT

Drawing new lines for school attendance boundaries can be a tricky task that always leaves someone dissatisfied, and that...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:28 am | 178 comments | 11261 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 | 7071 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 True, on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 149 comments | 17153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Task force dumps new school plan

Plans for a new school in the Whisman and Slater neighborhood area of the city may be on the ropes after members of Mountain...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Joel Lachter, on May 23, 2015 at 10:39 pm | 147 comments | 7035 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Task force balks on school facilities issue

Calling the entire process rushed and saying they lacked critical information, members of the Mountain View Whisman School...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by csea member, on Mar 25, 2015 at 7:32 am | 142 comments | 6546 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 | 3745 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 | 34595 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 | 7708 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 | 11509 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos board asks MV to fund park purchase

The Los Altos School District is looking to partner with the city of Mountain View to build a new school in the San Antonio...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Tom, on Jul 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 132 comments | 6226 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 | 5266 Views

ELECTIONS

El Camino bus plan faces backlash

Tuesday's meeting on Mountain View's annual budget was overshadowed by a crowd of public speakers wanting to talk about the...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by DavidR, on May 14, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 128 comments | 7169 Views
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