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VTA board OK new sales tax measure

The Valley Transportation Authority board of directors gave the green light on Thursday evening to put a long-planned sales-tax...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm | 19 comments | 1989 Views

RESTAURANTS

Smoking ban takes effect Tuesday

A new ban on smoking near publicly accessible buildings and outdoor dining areas goes into effect Tuesday, May 15, which...

Original post made on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Tiffany moving from SoCal 9/2012, on Sep 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm | 19 comments | 4042 Views

BOOKS

Days numbered for city's small RV park

Dozens of residents living in a North Whisman RV park fear that they could be forced out of Mountain View now that the property...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by @Left in the Middle, on Jun 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 19 comments | 6054 Views

ELECTIONS

Google wunderkind running for City Council

At 20 years old Aaron Jabbari is as young as City Council candidates come. But according to Jabbari's resume, taking on a...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Michelle, on Oct 18, 2010 at 11:43 am | 19 comments | 3988 Views

ELECTIONS

Council candidate Unangst's ballot designation challenged

A Mountain View City Council candidate is going to have to change his ballot designation after being challenged over his...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by USA, on Sep 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm | 19 comments | 4527 Views

ELECTIONS

Fung outspends Abe-Koga, Reeder in health care district race

Campaign financing by the three candidates for the El Camino Healthcare District's two seats are a study in contrasts, according...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Rich, on Nov 2, 2014 at 11:18 am | 19 comments | 5890 Views

ELECTIONS

Deal reached for rent-control measure deadline

The Mountain View Tenants Coalition and city officials have reached an agreement over when thousands of signatures must be...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Rodger, on Jun 6, 2016 at 10:56 am | 19 comments | 2540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Shop Local' program to benefit schools

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and the Central Business Association have announced that the city's "Shop Local" program...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sid the Science Kid, on Nov 7, 2009 at 9:25 pm | 18 comments | 4815 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The superintendent and the principal

There are reasons why trustees and residents of the Mountain View Whisman School District should be concerned about the recently...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by LK, on Nov 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm | 18 comments | 14186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College facing 'unprecedented cuts'

Community colleges have not been immune to the state's slashes to educational funding, said Foothill College president Judy...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by vfree, on Nov 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm | 18 comments | 3103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Landels given academic achievement award

Edith Landels Elementary School was named a "Title I Academic Achievement Award School," one of 238 in California, by the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Big Al, on Feb 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm | 18 comments | 3392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher says faculty is overworked

Increased class sizes, a longer school day, stacks of new paperwork and more special needs children -- accompanied by fewer...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by "edukator", on Nov 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm | 18 comments | 4215 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman trustees vote to raise their pay

In a split vote, the Mountain View Whisman School District's board of trustees voted last week to give themselves a raise. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Interested Reader, on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:30 am | 18 comments | 2078 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey shows support for new school bond

A new public opinion survey has local education officials feeling fairly confident that there is enough support from local...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 26, 2012 at 9:26 am | 18 comments | 3208 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can't we all just get along?

It seems that Steve Nelson may never get along with the administration of the Mountain View Whisman School District and his...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by USA, on Feb 3, 2014 at 10:30 am | 18 comments | 9655 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents shocked at after-school care rate hike

Maria Schexnayder didn't think much of it when the YMCA delayed registration for after-school daycare by a few weeks. When...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by debbie, on Aug 21, 2014 at 9:59 am | 18 comments | 8204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District, charter school votes to OK agreement

After a marathon mediation meeting that ended at 4 a.m., both the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School boards...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Where the money goes, on Aug 1, 2014 at 10:59 am | 18 comments | 8425 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New schools and school leaders ahead

New faces and big changes greeted school districts in Mountain View this year after two superintendents called it quits and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Intelligent Legalities, on Jan 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm | 18 comments | 4636 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure N plans still up in the air

Anyone looking for a definitive answer on how the Los Altos School District plans to spend $150 million in bond money is...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jk, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm | 18 comments | 3242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustee upset over school board agendas

The normally mundane and uncontroversial process of setting items for future agendas in the Mountain View Whisman School...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2015
Last comment by Internet Referee, on Sep 30, 2015 at 1:32 pm | 18 comments | 1665 Views
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