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ELECTIONS

Voter Guide: Measure A to raise City Council pay

After an effort in 2006 to raise City Council pay to $1,500 a month failed by 700 votes, Measure A is another effort to boost...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Jan Janes, on Oct 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 9 comments | 4889 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Personal Endorsement from a LASD Board Member

Endorsements 2014 http://lasdobserver.blogspot.com/2014/10/endorsements-2014.html It's election time, and like most folks...

Original post made by Thank You Doug on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by LASD Citizen, on Nov 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 9 comments | 955 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council candidates' take on $15 minimum wage

It may fall on three new City Council members to carry on the current council's goal of working towards a $15 an hour minimum...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Not Lazy!, on Oct 30, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 9 comments | 2187 Views

ELECTIONS

Independent spending continues in council race

As the final days of the City Council election approach, the mysterious Neighborhood Empowerment Coalition continues to report...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by floored, on Nov 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 9 comments | 7742 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Trustee says 'millions' needed to boost Castro students

In an effort to address poor student achievement among low-income and minority students, the Mountain View Whisman school...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Nov 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 9 comments | 4667 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen center debuts in Mountain View

The grand opening of the new Mountain View teen center is set for Friday, Nov. 14, but kids took a tour through the still-under-construction...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Excellent, on Nov 15, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 9 comments | 3702 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air Quality District issues wood-burning ban

Persistent stagnant weather is forcing the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to issue a ban on wood burning for the...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Nov 26, 2014 at 6:44 pm | 9 comments | 2456 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Artificial turf called into question

A local state senator is pushing to ban artificial turf fields that contain rubber from used tires amid concerns that the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Bull, on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm | 9 comments | 4368 Views

ELECTIONS

Is censure enough for Steven Nelson?

The normal collegiality of the Mountain View Whisman board of trustees was ripped apart with the election of Steven Nelson...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by LMGTS, on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:12 am | 9 comments | 2627 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs $42 M Castro school project

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided Thursday night to move forward with a $42 million transformation of the Castro...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 2, 2015 at 10:10 am | 9 comments | 2631 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mobile home residents see trouble down the road

Just a stroll from Google, LinkedIn and the NASA Ames Research Center, the mobile-home park tucked at the end of Space Park...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Aug 14, 2015 at 10:22 pm | 9 comments | 815 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A change of pace for teen mental health

The Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District has picked one of its own long-time behavioral therapist to head the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Charlotte Ross, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 9 comments | 1711 Views

AROUND TOWN

City of Google

Google's presence in Mountain View is already unparalleled, with a reported two million square feet of office space in the...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2007
Last comment by steve, on Jul 27, 2007 at 3:29 pm | 8 comments | 4949 Views

AROUND TOWN

Company floats Zeppelin idea

Los Gatos-based Airship Ventures is hoping NASA, the city and Moffett Field's neighbors like the idea of making up to 1,000...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2007
Last comment by eric, on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 8 comments | 4989 Views

AROUND TOWN

Furlough inmates' behavior questioned

For over 20 years, the county work furlough program at 590 East Middlefield Road has given inmates a chance to hold down...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2008
Last comment by LULU, on Jul 12, 2008 at 8:03 pm | 8 comments | 3330 Views

OTHER ISSUES

SPECIAL REPORT: A talk with a gang member

The <i>Voice</i> received an unexpected visit recently from a Mountain View Norteno who says he is trying to clean up his...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2008
Last comment by Nightmare, on May 15, 2008 at 9:36 pm | 8 comments | 3748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COMING UP: Panel discussion on Prop 13

This Thursday, a speaker panel at Mountain View City Hall will address an issue that has vexed California voters for 30 years:...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2008
Last comment by mike klock, on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm | 8 comments | 4045 Views

AROUND TOWN

24 Hour Fitness Scam - could be repeated in MV

Aug 18, 2008 6:06 pm US/Pacific Moraga Gym Members Take Complaints To DA Reporting Jeanette Pavini SAN FRANCISCO (CBS...

Original post made by Buyer Beware on Aug. 18, 2008
Last comment by Jack D, on Dec 27, 2009 at 7:24 pm | 8 comments | 4739 Views

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Shoreline to celebrate 25th anniversary

This Sunday, Mountain View will hold several events honoring the 1983 opening of one of its most significant undertakings:...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2008
Last comment by anastasia, on Jul 12, 2013 at 8:28 am | 8 comments | 6813 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman killed by downtown train is ID'd

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office has identified the woman struck and killed by a train at the downtown Caltrain...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Curious Observer, on Oct 19, 2008 at 10:48 am | 8 comments | 3142 Views
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