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AROUND TOWN

Eshoo finds few surprises in 'exceptional' State of the Union

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, said President Obama threw down a "challenge to the Congress" in his State of the Union...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by USA, on Jan 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm | 12 comments | 1945 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Caltrain ponders tax increase to fund operations

A year after barely avoiding draconian service cuts, Caltrain officials have several reasons to feel optimistic even as they...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by gcoladon, on Feb 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm | 12 comments | 2515 Views

AROUND TOWN

False alarm: BB gun mistaken for firearm

Police responded to a report of a man with a gun near St. Francis High School this evening only to find a man shooting at...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by The Eye, on Feb 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm | 12 comments | 1691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Survey says parcel tax would fail

Voters would not pass a parcel tax to replace Mountain View's lost affordable housing revenues, according to a new survey...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by AAA, on Mar 10, 2012 at 10:15 am | 12 comments | 1290 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire caused by 'discarded smoking material," officials say

Mountain View fire officials believe the four-alarm Feb-27 fire, which displaced 50 residents of the Dana Garden apartments,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by S. Bear, on Mar 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm | 12 comments | 1711 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bay Area looks to cash in on high-speed-rail funds

Peninsula cities and transportation officials see California's proposed high-speed rail system as both a looming threat and...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2012
Last comment by Christopher Parkinson, on Mar 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm | 12 comments | 1618 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New teaching system a hit

Since the Explicit Direct Instruction program was introduced at the beginning of this school year, Craig Goldman, superintendent...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Jane Doe, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:53 am | 12 comments | 2326 Views

AROUND TOWN

Planning for transitional kindergarten

How should the local school district deal with "young fives," children who don't make the birthday cut-off to enroll in kindergarten? Read...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by Anna S., on Apr 25, 2012 at 9:47 am | 12 comments | 1772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Highway 101 to get two carpool lanes

Work has begun to create double carpool lanes on the 3.2-mile stretch of Highway 101 between Highway 85 in Mountain View...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Otto Maddox, on May 4, 2012 at 7:54 am | 12 comments | 2550 Views

AROUND TOWN

Food for thought

To the cynical outsider, it might appear to be a ploy to keep employees at work around the clock, but according to two of...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Hail Google!, on May 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm | 12 comments | 2384 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hospital pay cap qualifies for ballot

Voters will decide if executive pay at El Camino Hospital should be capped, as a Peninsula labor group says it has gotten...

Original post made on May. 7, 2012
Last comment by ECH Employee, on May 8, 2012 at 9:54 am | 12 comments | 1640 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Advocates for Palo Alto shelter make last minute plea to keep MV's business

Tonight the City Council will vote on whether to join the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority. A group of Palo Altans...

Original post made on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by parent, on May 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm | 12 comments | 1611 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Despite protests, council switches animal services

A group hoping to save Palo Alto's animal shelter swayed only one member of the City Council on Tuesday in an effort to keep...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by CherylP., on May 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm | 12 comments | 1833 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bonds will help upgrade local schools

Some elementary and middle school classrooms in the Mountain View Whisman school district are more than 50 years old and...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Parent of Student at Whisman, on May 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm | 12 comments | 2149 Views

RESTAURANTS

Neighbors frothing over beer garden plan

A handful of condo dwellers on Bryant Street have so far been successful in blocking a new restaurant and beer garden proposed...

Original post made on May. 31, 2012
Last comment by smadison, on Jun 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm | 12 comments | 3909 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dittmer's set to reopen

Rising from the ashes, the popular Dittmer's Gourmet Meats and Wurst-Haus is scheduled to reopen this month in Los Altos....

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by GC, on Jul 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm | 12 comments | 2059 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis reaches milestone

The very first class of students to make its way from first through eighth grade at Bullis Charter School matriculated last...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Jun 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm | 12 comments | 2003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New assistant principal named at Crittenden Middle School

Crittenden Middle School has a new assistant principal. Arline Siam, will take over the second in command position on July...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2012
Last comment by MVWSD Teacher, on Jun 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm | 12 comments | 1909 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council to vote on office project, demolition of historic house

A four-story downtown office building would overshadow a gourmet restaurant and result in the demolition of a historic home...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2012
Last comment by Doris, on Jul 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm | 12 comments | 1551 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Santa Clara County voters may face tax question

Voters in Santa Clara County may be asked to approve a one-eighth-of-a-cent boost in the sales tax this November. The Board...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Kman, on Aug 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm | 12 comments | 1493 Views
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