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OTHER ISSUES

VTA OKs $1.3 million study to cut fares for low-income residents

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has awarded the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with $1.3 million...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Louise A., on Feb 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm | 23 comments | 6341 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal funding at risk as schools miss test targets

Two local elementary schools have failed to hit state-defined education targets for two consecutive years. That failure has...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Laid Off Teacher, on Sep 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm | 23 comments | 3930 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council OKs union wages for affordable housing

In what was called a "value judgment" by city staff, the City Council decided Tuesday that it was worth using affordable...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by left wing nut job, on Oct 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm | 23 comments | 4327 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google donates $1 million to MV bike projects

As the city looks for ways to manage Google's commuter traffic, the internet giant announced Tuesday that it will be giving...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Since you asked, on May 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 23 comments | 6256 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core test scores reveal bigger achievement gap

The long-awaited results of the first Common Core-aligned standardized tests show that Mountain View schools are outperforming...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Greg Coladonato, on Sep 16, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 23 comments | 5981 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council wants survey for major bond measure

In a study session Tuesday, City Council members supported a survey to determine voter support for a bond measure to fund...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by 20-year resident, on May 15, 2013 at 10:25 am | 23 comments | 1658 Views

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Council picks Showalter as mayor

Asked about the big issues facing Mountain View, the city's new mayor, Pat Showalter, doesn't need to ponder for long. It's...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by @Gladys, on Jan 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm | 23 comments | 2996 Views

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Knife-wielding man robs downtown Wells Fargo

A man brandishing a knife robbed the Wells Fargo Bank on Castro Street on Monday morning before fleeing into nearby Pioneer...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Just a thought, on Jan 14, 2010 at 1:04 am | 23 comments | 1794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Merge school districts, grand jury says

The Santa Clara County Grand Jury estimates that about $9.4 million could be saved by turning the Los Altos School District,...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2010
Last comment by bobobear, on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:09 pm | 23 comments | 3573 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Corporations are not people, council says

The City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution in support of efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution to abolish "corporate...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2012
Last comment by BeckyJ, on Mar 26, 2012 at 9:12 am | 23 comments | 3673 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Push made for MV to become a "human rights city"

Sometime this year, the City Council is expected to discuss the possibility of Mountain View being designated a "human rights...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Greg David, on Mar 21, 2015 at 3:13 pm | 23 comments | 3746 Views

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Council balks at looking into HSR stop downtown

Hopes for a downtown high speed rail stop may have come and gone in a flash Tuesday after City Council members deadlocked...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by James Hoosac, on Mar 3, 2009 at 4:19 pm | 23 comments | 2704 Views

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Father-daughter duo arrested in pot bust

Mountain View police arrested a father and daughter last week for allegedly growing marijuana for sale. The bust came after...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by hometownMV, on Feb 14, 2009 at 1:16 pm | 23 comments | 3228 Views

ELECTIONS

Convention backers ready to 'reboot California'

Several hundred local civic leaders gathered Friday in Sunnyvale to propose a constitutional convention to "take back California"...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by Steve Nelson, on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:53 am | 23 comments | 3788 Views

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Google hires goats as low-carbon lawnmowers

Over the last week one of the world's biggest high tech companies used some very low tech weed control methods. Read the...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by TW, on Jun 29, 2009 at 4:08 am | 23 comments | 5572 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With PACT moving in, preschool looks for new home

The Mountain View Child Development Center -- a YMCA-run preschool for low-income families which has operated for 20 years...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by eric, on Mar 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm | 23 comments | 3296 Views

OTHER ISSUES

About $20,000 in valuables swiped in brazen burglary

About $20,000 in jewelry, electronics, furniture and art was taken from a Mountain View home over the weekend in a brazen...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by The Eye, on Apr 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 23 comments | 2882 Views

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Tonight: council candidate forum on housing and transportation

The public will have a number of opportunities to learn about the views of Mountain View's City Council candidates in coming...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by greedy-growth-MV, on Sep 4, 2014 at 2:13 pm | 23 comments | 5490 Views

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Occasional ban on wood fires starts Nov. 1

Sunday marked the beginning of a four-month period in the Bay Area when burning wood will be outlawed on "Spare the Air"...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Nov 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm | 23 comments | 2646 Views

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Google defends $2 billion tax dodge

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said Wednesday that he is proud of the way the Mountain View company is avoiding taxes, according...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Steven, on Dec 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm | 23 comments | 2332 Views
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