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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why we published the teacher story

Last week's front page story titled "Parents up in arms over 'abusive' teacher" generated many dozens of passionate e-mails...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Mr. J, on Apr 14, 2009 at 9:34 am | 19 comments | 3803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools brace for cuts in wake of ballot defeats

After watching five of the state's six budget measures go down in flames Tuesday, local school administrators had one overarching...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by sc, on May 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 19 comments | 2666 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foundation gears up for Monte Carlo Night

Organizers from the Mountain View Educational Foundation have high hopes for this year's Monte Carlo Night fundraiser, with...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Don Frances, on Mar 29, 2010 at 11:31 am | 19 comments | 4472 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Funds for schools or jobs downtown?

Some City Council members would like to subsidize a grocery store downtown, but Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, announced Monday,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Jan 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 19 comments | 3249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge: Bullis must reveal info on donors, enrollment

A judge has ruled that Bullis Charter School must provide records on its enrollment and fundraising practices, despite arguments...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Lynn Kopf Reed, on Jan 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm | 19 comments | 2552 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Whisman area neighbors want local school

The stage is set for a battle between the Mountain View Whisman School District and a group of residents living in northeastern...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 19 comments | 7177 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District taps into Shoreline funds for new buildings

New building designs could mean a change of pace for Mountain View students starting next year. The Mountain View Whisman...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Nov 12, 2014 at 2:19 pm | 19 comments | 6267 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs $43M plan for Castro School

Last night marked a victory for parents and school staff at the shared Castro and Mistral elementary School campus. After...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Old Steve, on Nov 11, 2015 at 10:07 am | 19 comments | 3191 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools hatch plan to narrow stubborn achievement gap

In an effort to raise test scores among Mountain View's low-income and minority students, the Mountain View Whisman School...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by Ken M., on Nov 26, 2015 at 10:32 am | 19 comments | 4619 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Who should pick up Caltrain tab?

Santa Clara County needs to step up its Caltrain funding, but not without making San Mateo and San Francisco counties pay...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Alfred, on Jun 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 19 comments | 2285 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Trees axed for $1.6 million condos

The loss of two cedar trees nearly killed a plan for five, $1.6 million condos which the City Council narrowly approved...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by Hardin, on May 3, 2012 at 8:57 am | 19 comments | 3741 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Bill to curb texting behind the wheel moves ahead

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian to raise fines for drivers who text while behind the wheel passed through the state...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Old Ben, on Sep 1, 2012 at 7:53 am | 19 comments | 2664 Views

OTHER ISSUES

UPDATE: Alleged drug dealer target of robbery

A victim of a recent home-invasion robbery in Mountain View was arrested for allegedly possessing drugs with the intent to...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Bogaigh, on Oct 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm | 19 comments | 2602 Views

OTHER ISSUES

No quick fix for dangerous intersection

Despite discussion over two meetings, City Council members have yet to agree on a way to stop collisions at Clark Avenue...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by saejin, on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:56 am | 19 comments | 5177 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council: new Rengstorff property should be a park

Council members voted against any possibility of redeveloping a lush, 1.22-acre piece of property on Rengstorff Avenue Tuesday,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by tod ford, on Sep 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 19 comments | 6143 Views

OTHER ISSUES

6.0 earthquake rattles Bay Area

A 6.0 earthquake that centered near South Napa shook Bay Area residents in their beds early Sunday morning. U.S. Geological...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2014
Last comment by Must agree, on Sep 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm | 19 comments | 6525 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Housing up for council vote

The City Council is set to vote next week on a pair of housing projects that could add 87 homes to the city's for-sale housing...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by Lozanos Fan, on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:46 am | 19 comments | 3483 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Council gets an earful from residents over BRT Lanes

The Agenda for the Council meeting last night was primarily focused on the budget and normally does not have a large turnout...

Original post made by Jim Neal on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jim Neal's Hat, on May 6, 2015 at 11:41 am | 19 comments | 929 Views

OTHER ISSUES

A magic bullet for the housing crisis?

Lacking the thousands of homes needed for the growing local workforce, Mountain View officials are calling on an unlikely...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by ivg, on Jun 13, 2016 at 10:09 pm | 19 comments | 3398 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big field lines up for council race

Mountain View voters will have an opportunity to elect a new majority of the City Council when they go the polls Nov. 4....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2008
Last comment by tim, on Nov 2, 2008 at 8:44 pm | 19 comments | 4100 Views
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