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Bubb Elementary gets a makeover

Kids at Bubb Elementary got a surprise last Monday morning when they arrived at school to find a colorful rainbow blacktop...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on May 6, 2015 at 11:54 am | 3 comments | 5561 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer dumdums

With summer vacation in full swing, students are enjoying their chance to kick back and relax for awhile. But a recent announcement...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2007
Last comment by GSB, on Aug 9, 2007 at 1:08 pm | 4 comments | 5560 Views

OTHER ISSUES

The challenge of Chekhov

Anton Chekhov is one of Russia's most human and accessible writers. Nonetheless, "Three Sisters," which debuted Saturday...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2007
Last comment by Chekhov enthusiast, on Sep 22, 2007 at 9:29 am | 6 comments | 5560 Views

ELECTIONS

Contested race for elementary school district

Up until the last minute, it looked like an uncontested race for the Mountain View Whisman School District. But on Aug. 8...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by now I see a little, on Sep 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm | 29 comments | 5560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman board struggles to balance enrollment

The Mountain View Whisman School District doubled down on efforts to balance enrollment across all the elementary schools...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2016
Last comment by Old Steve, on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:01 am | 40 comments | 5557 Views

ELECTIONS

Competition heats up for open school board seat

The deadline to apply for the vacant school board seat on the Mountain View Whisman board of trustees is fast-approaching,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 4, 2015 at 11:07 am | 30 comments | 5556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Change on horizon for MV Whisman

School officials contemplated big changes last week as they discussed a possible overhaul of the Mountain View Whisman School...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by MVWSD Volunteer, on Oct 11, 2009 at 7:47 am | 16 comments | 5553 Views

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One family's sacrifice: two siblings serve in Iraq

Few Mountain View families have been affected by the war in Iraq as much as the Barrios household. In 2004 their youngest...

Original post made on May. 5, 2008
Last comment by Jon Wiener, on May 20, 2008 at 1:15 am | 10 comments | 5553 Views

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Tennis legend Alex Swetka dies at 94

Local tennis legend Alex Swetka, who owned Swetka's Tennis Shop in Mountain View with his wife, died July 17, a few months...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by @@Addition, on Jul 29, 2012 at 11:32 am | 6 comments | 5552 Views

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Stanford panel: economy, not war on poverty, failed

The U.S. economy's failure to deliver jobs has left the country with persistently high rates of poverty and income and wealth...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 5 comments | 5551 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Rail foes seek to bar further spending on project

After scoring a victory in a Sacramento court last month, opponents of California's proposed high-speed rail system are now...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Rodger, on Sep 21, 2013 at 10:26 pm | 7 comments | 5549 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals for Crittenden, Stevenson schools

Two new principals are set to start at Mountain View schools. Geoff Chang will head Crittenden Middle School and Tyler Graff...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Irked, on Mar 21, 2013 at 11:47 am | 20 comments | 5548 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Downtown's gorgeous garage

After 18 months of work and $18 million spent, the new garage at California and Bryant Street is scheduled to be completed...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2007
Last comment by Lisa, on Nov 15, 2007 at 11:35 am | 5 comments | 5548 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Meditation teacher's practice thrives in Mountain View

Meditation teacher Shaila Catherine once added it all up. It turned out that she's spent more than eight of her 50 years...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2012
Last comment by A Student of Buddhism, on Sep 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 6 comments | 5548 Views

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Gov. Brown declares drought emergency

In declaring a drought emergency today, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by psr, on Jan 19, 2014 at 12:04 am | 4 comments | 5548 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Congressmen accuse NASA Ames of giving secret technology to China

The director of Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center is embroiled in what is either a scandal or a witch-hunt over accusations...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Feb 15, 2013 at 6:51 pm | 5 comments | 5544 Views

ELECTIONS

City Council backs immediate eviction protections

In an effort to staunch a recent wave of evictions, the Mountain View City Council on Tuesday morning voted to immediately...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by The Donald, on Nov 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 34 comments | 5540 Views

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Workers go on strike at BMW dealership

Mechanics and service writers at BMW of Mountain View went on strike this week, saying their reputation for doing high-quality...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by Just a question, on Jun 19, 2008 at 12:48 pm | 56 comments | 5539 Views

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Two homes burning on Wortham Court

A two-alarm fire broke out on Wortham Court in Mountain View on the afternoon of March 19. No one has been reported injured...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Methematician, on Aug 11, 2015 at 3:57 am | 4 comments | 5534 Views

RESTAURANTS

The table will take your order now

California Roadhouse, the now-defunct bar and grill at 401 Castro Street, was going for an old-school image. But its replacement,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2008
Last comment by Steve Leung, on May 10, 2008 at 1:29 am | 1 comment | 5534 Views
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Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto
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