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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stuck with a half-million-dollar bill

The Mountain View Whisman School District had what seemed to be a slam-dunk plan to improve student performance: a tech-savvy...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by PhenQ Help You, 24 minutes ago | 46 comments | 7030 Views

ELECTIONS

School board election kicks off

Four people, including one incumbent, have signaled their intent to run for the three seats on the Los Altos School District...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Wow, 8 hours ago | 112 comments | 19528 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Sophie, 8 hours ago | 8 comments | 1552 Views

AROUND TOWN

County urges Supreme Court to rule on certain protections for detained immigrants

Twenty U.S. cities and counties led by Santa Clara County have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that immigrants held...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Sophie, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 694 Views

OTHER ISSUES

County prepares for major housing boom

Santa Clara County is moving quickly on a strategy to build thousands of new homes for the county's low-income and homeless...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by @Pada, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 597 Views

OTHER ISSUES

East Whisman could become dense mix of housing, offices

The Mountain View City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to initial plans to develop the East Whisman area into a dense,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by LASD development rights, 17 hours ago | 8 comments | 2367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District abruptly drops digital math program

After an avalanche of parent opposition, the Mountain View Whisman School District announced Thursday that it will end its...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Nothing Learned, 18 hours ago | 44 comments | 5449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lopsided funding for school board races

The most recent campaign finance reports show that most candidates for local school boards in the November election were...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by ResidentSince1982, on Feb 20, 2017 at 1:48 am | 16 comments | 1912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents up in arms over digital math program

It sounds like a perfect fit for a school district based in the heart of Silicon Valley: a "smart" math curriculum -- administered...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Worthwhile reading again, on Feb 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm | 100 comments | 16192 Views

AROUND TOWN

Court dates set for Measure V hearing

As expected, the California Apartment Association last week filed papers seeking a preliminary injunction against Measure...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by The Business Man, on Feb 19, 2017 at 6:59 pm | 11 comments | 2136 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district cuts list of new boundary plans

The Mountain View Whisman School District inched its way toward a consensus on new school enrollment boundaries, following...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Cfrink, on Feb 18, 2017 at 6:17 pm | 3 comments | 3096 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tensions flare over water district's homeless housing idea

Residents gave the Santa Clara Valley Water District a fiery and frustrated response Wednesday night to a proposal that would...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Residents, on Feb 18, 2017 at 4:39 pm | 32 comments | 3396 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Mountain View General Plan

The Current Mountain View General Plan, Mountain View 2030 (MV30), was completed in 2012, after a development process of...

Original post made by Doug Pearson on Feb. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 67 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rumors of immigration raids reach 'boiling point'

While leading the charge against the new administration's immigration policies, the Bay Area's immigrant advocates are finding...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Love, on Feb 17, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 12 comments | 3297 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community leaders pledge to resist immigration crackdown

Pledging a united front to protect migrants, local policymakers, school officials and law enforcement on Saturday issued...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by @Observer, on Feb 17, 2017 at 3:38 pm | 6 comments | 1236 Views

OTHER ISSUES

New bus route aims to get mega-commuters off the road

For tech employees living in Morgan Hill and Gilroy, getting through Santa Clara County's congested highway system to the...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Feb 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 9 comments | 2030 Views

RESTAURANTS

Reliably charming

Aldo Los Altos is the ideal neighborhood Italian restaurant: above-average food and service and pleasant ambiance, with oversized...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Feb 16, 2017 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 1265 Views

ELECTIONS

New mayor pledges civility and courtesy in 2017

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the City Council unanimously chose Ken Rosenberg to be Mountain View's mayor for 2017, a role that takes...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Popular Votr, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm | 54 comments | 5446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit to offer intensive outpatient program for teens

A donation from an anonymous Palo Alto resident has enabled Children's Health Council to address a "critical gap in teen...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 875 Views

AROUND TOWN

City settles with contractor

The Mountain View City Council on Tuesday agreed to accept a $194,000 settlement from a contractor for errors stemming from...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Observer, on Feb 16, 2017 at 6:35 am | 1 comment | 1389 Views
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