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ELECTIONS

City needs more housing, says 'balanced' growth campaign leader

It's a City Council election year, but one of the more active political campaigns might not be run by a council candidate....

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Orest, on Mar 20, 2014 at 12:26 am | 18 comments | 2575 Views

ELECTIONS

Mayor pitches plan for alternate rent control measure

In a challenge to Mountain View's citizen-backed initiative to curb rising rents, city officials could draft a second ballot...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Thomas Jefferson, on Jul 7, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 18 comments | 5308 Views

ELECTIONS

Guest opinion:We must confront Trump's agenda onsustainability and human rights issues

Listening to commentators discuss the presidential election, one might think that Donald Trump had won by a landslide. In...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Bob 2, on Nov 22, 2016 at 8:49 am | 18 comments | 1217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Advocates say teen center would reduce crime

Gang violence and crime in general will be substantially reduced if the city opens a larger and better teen center —...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by the kid kid, on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:46 am | 17 comments | 3933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Poll shows support for MV Whisman bond

It would seem like a bad time to ask anyone for money, but a new survey of likely voters shows a strong level of support...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Garrett, on May 5, 2010 at 12:20 am | 17 comments | 5927 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman turns down Race to the Top funds

Officials for the Mountain View Whisman school district decided that they'd rather sit out the Race to the Top. On May 20,...

Original post made on May. 25, 2010
Last comment by localmom, on May 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm | 17 comments | 3548 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Most local schools post high API scores

Schools in Silicon Valley earned consistently higher marks on standardized tests than other schools throughout California,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by Reva, on May 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm | 17 comments | 3998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New rules for healthier school lunches

A week after the First Lady and the nation's agriculture secretary unveiled new federal standards for school meals, local...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by ABC, on Apr 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm | 17 comments | 5150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVLA won't evict Parent Observation preschool

The local high school district has decided not to relocate students from the Terra Bella Community School to a building which...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Frustrated, on Feb 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm | 17 comments | 3049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former arts chair seeks $300K in damages

Former arts committee chair Chris Parkinson is seeking $300,000 from the city for its response to a series of controversial...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Wo\'O Ideafarm, on May 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 17 comments | 3301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent resigns, MV Whisman board cites need for new leadership

Citing a need for new leadership for the Mountain View Whisman School District, Superintendent Craig Goldman will step down...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Paula Chaffee, on Nov 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 17 comments | 8534 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Step right up folks, the school board is meeting

Members of the school community might be wondering if it's circus season in Mountain View, even though there's no sign of...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Educator, on Jul 9, 2015 at 4:49 am | 17 comments | 2847 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hunt begins for new school board member

The recent drama on the Mountain View Whisman school board has done little to deter prospective applicants for the vacant...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Standing Proud, on Jul 30, 2015 at 7:00 am | 17 comments | 3817 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pay raises ahead for high school teachers

For years, the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District has been home to some of the most well-compensated teachers in...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 13, 2016 at 7:25 am | 17 comments | 3980 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

SPORTS

Stanford grad student dies in Yosemite fall Friday afternoon

Stanford University student and climbing enthusiast Christina "Chris" Chan died Friday afternoon after falling from the north...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2010
Last comment by John the Man, on Jul 15, 2010 at 10:00 am | 17 comments | 5063 Views

SPORTS

Council may outsource golf course on Tuesday

In what is sure to be an emotional meeting on Tuesday, the City Council is set to vote on outsourcing the operation of the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Another Steve, on Sep 30, 2011 at 10:25 am | 17 comments | 4626 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Welcome to Town Square

With Town Square, readers can pose questions, answer inquiries, and leave comments on whatever topics they like -- from serious...

Original post made by Don Frances on May. 14, 2007
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 13, 2007 at 8:51 pm | 17 comments | 6395 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Unwritten law for violent immigrants

The recent tragedy in San Francisco, when a father and his two sons were gunned down in cold blood, allegedly by an undocumented...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2008
Last comment by Don Frances, on Jul 29, 2008 at 8:41 pm | 17 comments | 4043 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Google shows off 'extraordinary' building plans

As if conquering the Internet weren't enough, Google has a new wonder in the works: a space-age structure that could be the...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2008
Last comment by Frank, on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:24 am | 17 comments | 9477 Views
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