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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 | 1598 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 | 2299 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 | 1750 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 | 2459 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 | 2355 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 | 1627 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 | 1589 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 | 1810 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 | 2121 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 | 3867 Views

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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 | 2027 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 | 1979 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 | 1880 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 | 1523 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 | 1470 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis demands not fair to district students

Your Aug. 24 editorial, "School dispute will cost Los Altos district," mischaracterizes the mission of the Huttlinger Alliance...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2012
Last comment by LASD Taxpayer, on Sep 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm | 12 comments | 1991 Views

ELECTIONS

Simitian to host forum on breast-density bill

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will host a forum Tuesday night to discuss the risks associated with dense breast tissue...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2012
Last comment by USA, on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:54 am | 12 comments | 2419 Views

ELECTIONS

Voter Guide: City Council race

Our Voter Guide story profiles the candidates and the issues in Mountain View City Council race, an election that could dramatically...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Julia York, on Nov 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm | 12 comments | 4275 Views

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Inks, Clark are top spenders in council race

Developers, unions and advocacy groups are making their presence felt in the latest round of campaign contributions in the...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Don, on Nov 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm | 12 comments | 2270 Views

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Food truck offers its version of the Parisian burger from Linda's Drive-In

Like many local residents, the Zankich family never forgot the Parisian burger served at Mountain View's Linda's Drive-In...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2013
Last comment by windh20earthsky, on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:54 am | 12 comments | 3063 Views
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