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Bay Area: storm causes flooding, delays, outages

Rain and wind flooded roadways, delayed BART service and caused power outages throughout the Bay Area Tuesday morning. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by vkmo, on Jan 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1350 Views

AROUND TOWN

City hires firm to handle housing violations

Mountain View is committing $57,000 to hire a team of contractors to handle hundreds of recently discovered building violations...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by mn_test347, on Jan 20, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 6 comments | 2164 Views

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RotaCare clinic reopens

The Mountain View RotaCare clinic is once again seeing patients, but the nonprofit free clinic remains in limbo as to whether...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by True American, on Jan 20, 2016 at 10:38 am | 9 comments | 1351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board still split on parcel tax

The Mountain View Whisman School District is just weeks away from the deadline to put a parcel tax measure on the May mail-in...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by No New Taxes, on Jan 19, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 25 comments | 2275 Views

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Joe Simitian: Why VTA should abandon El Camino Bus Rapid Transit project

Below is a link to an an op-ed that piece Supervisor Simitian wrote for the San Jose Mercury News on this topic which ran...

Original post made by No Way to the VTA on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Joe Simitian Supporter, on Jan 19, 2016 at 11:22 am | 27 comments | 569 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New South Bay 'clean energy' utility gains traction

A proposal to create a new South Bay power utility could become a reality in the coming days as a string of cities, including...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by Rooftop Solar (bjd), on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:19 am | 6 comments | 1411 Views

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Rising rents present new threat for Hacker Dojo

Hacker Dojo, Mountain View's one-of-a-kind laboratory for start-ups and makers, could soon be in need of a new home. For...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Kevin SMESV.org, on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 1920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board critiqued in scathing district audit

Mountain View Whisman School District officials plan to take a long, hard look at their own performance, following the release...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by @ Otto Maddox, on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:44 am | 41 comments | 4687 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents upset over 'hasty' Castro changes

Mountain View Whisman School District staff are looking to scrimp and save to avoid depleting the $198 million Measure G...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Follow the Money, on Jan 19, 2016 at 2:45 am | 44 comments | 5792 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School district has road map; what's next?

The superintendent, high-level staff and elected board members of the Mountain View Whisman School District have some fairly...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jan 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm | 5 comments | 337 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Private schools plans to build teacher housing

Last month, the Mountain View City Council gave the green light to four projects that could bring up to 1,600 new homes to...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by cloud, on Jan 17, 2016 at 10:31 am | 3 comments | 1772 Views

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Split council backs downtown hotel, offices

By a thin margin, the Mountain View City Council agreed on Tuesday to enter formal negotiations with a developer to transform...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Garrett, on Jan 15, 2016 at 8:21 am | 5 comments | 3474 Views

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Body found on Castro Street

A dead body was discovered in downtown Mountain View late Tuesday morning, according to Mountain View fire officials. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Muriel Sivyer-Lee, on Jan 14, 2016 at 11:41 am | 9 comments | 4890 Views

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Drought rules still in effect

It's been a rainy start to 2016 for Bay Area residents, but local and state water officials are urging residents to continue...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Brought back on a penalty, on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:28 am | 7 comments | 1762 Views

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Castro school on lockdown as police search for armed man

==B Update:== Mountain View police reported at 2:09 p.m. that the suspect is in custody. Police are looking for an armed...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by NRA Member, on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:04 am | 9 comments | 3852 Views

BOOKS

Undocumented, but not unwritten

A pair of volunteers at the Mountain View Day Worker Center have assembled a compilation of interviews with day laborers...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Maher, on Jan 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 3 comments | 1972 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bay Area rainfall to date falls short

The amount of rain in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 2015-16 rainfall season is less than same period last year and less...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by hmm, on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:12 pm | 5 comments | 2197 Views

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Outgoing mayor leaves 'em laughing

Per Mountain View tradition, the first City Council meeting of the year is a largely ceremonial affair. For the most part,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Robert Cox, on Jan 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm | 4 comments | 1773 Views

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Santa Clara County becomes first nationwide to establish office of LGBTQ affairs

Santa Clara County has become the first county nationwide to establish an Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
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OTHER ISSUES

Want a cash prize? Create an app for that

Mountain View officials launched a contest this week to come up with ideas for a smartphone app to improve the town, with...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by BuyGosh, on Jan 11, 2016 at 6:08 am | 3 comments | 1916 Views
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